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Thoracic Spine Sprain Treatment
Can icing an upper back injury do any good 2 weeks after the fact? "Thoracic spine sprain"? Also taking NSAID. Still a lot of pain. Thx
Icing Can Help: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part with ice/heat, nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. Recommend seeing a spine specialist if you are not improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if scoliosis is: Flexible & due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is surgery if indicated but curve may not be fully corrected. Bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth may control curve progression and if curve over 50 degrees in adult then surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have injured ligaments in my spine, upper lumbar or lower thoracic. M RI showed nothing how do we find which ligaments and what treatment is best?
Myofascial release: Treatments include myofascial release and targeted injections to temporarily relieve any pain and muscle spasms you may have. Stretches are tough to do as the thoracic spine is a fairly rigid structure. ...Read more
Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. Should i get a brace/treatment? I'm 24yr/old woman.I've consistent back pain tho.
See below: Sharp neck/upper back pain with with or without muscle spasms usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Thoracic pain: This is a very nonspecific complaint. However, it is rare to have a significant problem that requires treatment in the thoracic spine. Thoracic pain is usually muscular in young patients and can be managed with pilates, yoga, piyo for core. Ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if pain continues (doc's rx needed), further studies if pain no better. ...Read more
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