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Progressive, extremely severe thoracic back pain at night, for months. Tried chiro, massage, accu, nsaids, antacids.MRI w/o contrast was normal.Ideas?
Diagnose: What you really need now is a diagnosis. Why would a 30 yo have sever back pain with a normal MRI? It suggests it may be non musculoskeletal. Things like pancreatitis, ulcer disease, and a variety of medical conditions can cause back pain. You may need to start over with a detailed exam and further studies to explain the source of your pain. Then appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more
Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?
Not necessarily: Massage can be useful in managing myofascial type pain. It promotes relaxing spastic muscles and may also improve blood flow in the muscle. The latter can further enhance tissue healing if there is injury to the muscle. Adding oil may enhance the experience and decrease rough friction on the skin which may be irritating otherwise. However, it may not directly improve the benefit on its own. ...Read more
Strained hamstring, piriformis, illiosoas, Clean MRI and X-ray of hips. PT for 2 months. Still horrible pain. Can't sit for 20 min. Stretching ?
Diagnosed plantar fasctis. Done ice, stretch, strength, heat, massage. Tender with massage. Pain with movement along fascia. Could be any else advice?
NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possible reasons (plantar fascitis or calcaneal apophysitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had lock jaw 2 weeks nothing relieving it any advice using hot water bottle diazepam and massage?
Been using hot wrap around front/back of neck.Massage therapist said very dangerous to put heat on front(carotid art/jugular vein)have I done harm?
I'm a male with lumbar disc pain. I use stretching exercise & massage to alleviate what is usually mild to moderate pain. I find, too, wearing a stretching lumbar belt (with velco on either end) to be helpful . My massage therapist said one of his client
Strengthening: You need to add abdominal & low back strengthening to your stretching. The belt will weaken your abdominal muscles even though it feels good. ...Read more
Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?
All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
Under eye twitch has remained for over two weeks despite relaxation techniques, sleep, and no caffeine use. Tried chiro, eye dr, acupuncture and magnesium supplements..nothing. ?
Neurologist: See neurologist. Also Google wheat and nervous problems. ...Read more
What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated a long standing pain and numbness at right scapula with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Pain moved to the front of shoulder?
Could I use an electric massager like relax&tone on my shoulders & back to relief my fibromayalgia pain.This machine produces vibrations.?
Yes: That should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.
It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer