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Stretching And A Curved Board For The Back
What would be the best sleeping position for a teen with mild scoliosis starting to get pain in neck and back?
Neutral: Usually with the spine in a "neutral" position. One way to do this is to rest on the side with a pillow between the arms, another between the legs; with the knees and hips in a mildly flexed position. ...Read more
Possibly: Placing a plywood board under a mattress can help with low back pain, especially if the current mattress is old, too soft or sagging. If, however, the mattress is firm or relatively new, the board will probably do very little in terms of helping with back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my penis is bent from the base to the left and I have a slight curvature as well. Can this be rectified by using braces/exercises without surgery?
Can a hip problem refer pain in the groin/back? Travels down leg/foot. Off and on for year. Better resting. See a neurologist? Urologist found nothing
I have a pain in the crease of groin and knee on the left side, seems muscular. should I see a chiropractor or a physiotherapist?
Please start by: seeing your doc for a diagnosis. He/she may refer you to the proper professional for further treatment as needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I want to get an ncv and emg done on the shoulder and neck.what is the medical term for the sites of shoulder and neck portion.?
I think...: You are wanting an upper extremity NCV and EMG on the affected side to check for neuropathy. Possible causes are cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome and other misc causes for a mononeuropathy. A polyneuropathy would have a much different differential diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?
Regards a flat lower spine, what's the difference between a lumbar spine exercise therapist, a physiotherapist and chiropractor and who best to help?
See below: Physiotherapist who specializes in treatment of the spine. ...Read more
Non or low impact.: "bad back and knees" is pretty nonspecific, but you should focus on achieving & maintaining appropriate weight for your height and general fitness. Your knees absorb 40% of your weight on impact, so favor them with low or no impact exercises like swimming, cycling, walking, and low impact aerobics. For your back, work the "core" muscles in your back and abs. A "bridge" is a classic sore exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp, strapping lower back pain with bending over and extension of the legs. Fallen in my back several times as a kid. What could be the cause?
I have lower back pain which is on the side, not along the spine. It's recurrent. Can a chiropractor help or should I see a different type of doctor?
Chiropractor: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. If you need an adjustment or soft tissue treatment, chiropractic therapy is good. If you pain is not improved, you can go to see a pain management doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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