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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: If it has been recommended by your doctor i would have it. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I get primary headaches when running, rowing and cycling. Should I see my doctor for medication or consult a physio for the underlying cause?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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?
When my left elbow is bent for more than a minute i get tingling from the elbow to my wrist. Should i see a chiropractor or a doctor?
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