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Should I get a massage or a chiropractic treatment for my knee strain?

Should I get a massage or a chiropractic treatment for my knee strain?

Neither?: A sprain of the knee ususally needs rest, ice, perhaps compression and elevation along with perhaps splinting and use of crutches. Rice therapy. After the initial insult and it is tolerable, range of motion exercises and therapy may be needed. You may need to see a physical therapist. There are other modalities to use. Massage may calm you but it is not mainstay of therapy. ? Chiropractic. ...Read more

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Knee Strain (Definition)

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would i see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

What do you recommend if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would i see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

Evaluation: It depends on the exact symptoms. Recommend assessment with a musculoskeletal specialist (e.g. Sports medicine, incl. Physical medicine ; rehab, orthopaedics). Nerve pain can radiate and be electric-like down the leg from the back. Muscle tension can be a tightness or spasm. Sprains can cause pain as well. The dr may prescribe pt or referral to see a chiropractor depending on what they find. ...Read more

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Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.

Which is a better pain managment for patellar tendonitis..Prp or cortisone injections or hyperbarics or just exercises? I see my doctor friday.

Find the cause first: Start with the cause for overloading the anterior knee (tight hamstrings, flat feet, weak quads) and address these first to prevent a recurrence. Initial treatment focuses on rest, unloading with a patellar band, pt, orthotics, and oral anti- inflammatories (if tolerated). I am not a big fan of steroid injections near the tendon due to risk of rupture. Prp is promising but still in its infancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would i see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

What to do if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would i see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

Different sequence: First I would see either an orthopedist or a physiatrist (an MD specialist in musculo-skeletal problems). Let them diagnose the problem and decide upon which route for treatment is the best for you. ...Read more

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Must I see a chiropractor for my bulging bursa?

Must I see a chiropractor for my bulging bursa?

No: Chiropractor's treat problems with spine. Depending on where bursal bulge is (if indeed that is the problem), nsaids and ice should resolve problem. If not see a doctor. ...Read more

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Would it be better to consult a d.C., a d.O., a d.P.T, a neurologist, or an orthopedist for the chronic pain & stiffness in my back, neck and head?

Would it be better to consult a d.C., a d.O., a d.P.T, a neurologist, or an orthopedist for the chronic pain & stiffness in my back, neck and head?

Pain management spec: A comprehensive pain management specialist can help with the diagnosis and management of all aspects of your problems and refer you to the right therapist, chiropractor or surgeon if needed. Look for a pain specialist who is board certified. ...Read more

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Should I get a nerve block and physical therapy for a frozen shoulder?

Should I get a nerve block and physical therapy for a frozen shoulder?

PT: Physical therapy is the cornerstone of treatment, in resistant cases localize steroid injection or even manipulation under anesthetic may become necessary remember the less you move your shoulder the worse the pain. ...Read more

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Should i go to a chiropracter or an ortho for back pain?

Should i go to a chiropracter or an ortho for back pain?

Other options better: The best choice may be neither! orthopedic docs are surgeons & most back pain does not need surgery. Chiropractors specialize in adjustments which may help, but much back pain is muscular & while many chiropractors are great, many aren't. I would advised seeing an osteopath who specializes in gentle manipulation or a doctor who specializes in physical medicine. See my comment for more information:. ...Read more

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Should I go to a chiropractor for a bad lumbar sprain?

Should I go to a chiropractor for a bad lumbar sprain?

It depends: The diagnosis lumbar sprain is not specific and says nothing about what is actually causing the pain. I would suggest you first seek a physician who can give you a specific diagnosis before seeking treatment. Once the precise cause of the pain is known, a well thought out treatment plan can be implemented. This may involve chiropractic care as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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I get primary headaches when running, rowing and cycling. Should I see my doctor for medication or consult a physio for the underlying cause?

I get primary headaches when running, rowing and cycling. Should I see my doctor for medication or consult a physio for the underlying cause?

Doctor: Personally I think a goid place to start is with your medical doctor and a good general check up where things like your blood pressure and heart can be checked. ...Read more

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Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Sports doc: I would start with a sports medicine doctor, as they have the training to make sure you don't have something seriously wrong. This may include XR or MRI if indicated. If safe, you may then be referred to a physiotherapist to help you return to function ...Read more

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Should I go to a chiropractor or a physician for a slipped disc?

Should I go to a chiropractor or a physician for a slipped disc?

Slipped disc: I would suggest a physician first. He can then determine if a chiropractor may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for rotator cuff syndrome, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for rotator cuff syndrome, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Specialist.: See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can pinpoint your problem much more readily than your regular, or family, doctor. ...Read more

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I need a good treatment for neck pain after sleep?

I need a good treatment for neck pain after sleep?

Check this out: http://www.livestrong.com/article/557668-no-more-neck-pain/.

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Is weed good for me i get back pain eye strain sometimes and anxiety . Should i get a medical card?

Is weed good for me i get back pain eye strain sometimes and anxiety  . Should i get a medical card?

Guessing game: All too often, we deal with the symptoms and not the cause. If you just treat the symptoms you will at best get temporary relief. If you treat the cause, you can get rid of the problem and the symptoms determine the cause, then based on the diagnosis you can help to develop a treatment plan. Remember, without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. ...Read more

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I've been seeing a podiatrist for a calcaneal spur and have been getting dextrose shots. Have tried a boot , soft cast, ankle brace, and stretching and pain has only gotten worse. Do you recommend surgery as my doctor does?

I've been seeing a podiatrist for a calcaneal spur and have been getting dextrose shots. Have tried a boot , soft cast, ankle brace, and stretching and pain has only gotten worse.  Do you recommend surgery as my doctor does?

Do you mean: Dexamethasone injections? That would be a form of cortisone. Some form of orthotic support is essential, with or without surgery. In addition, there have been reports of good success with shockwave therapy, acupuncture and prp injections. ...Read more

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