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Doctor insights on: Vibrating Back Massager

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Is a vibrating back massager safe to use on my back while I am pregnant?

Is a vibrating back massager safe to use on my back while I am pregnant?

Yes: Most back massagers are perfectly safe during pregnancy. Don't get too creative and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Bad to use a back massager if you have curvature?

Bad to use a back massager if you have curvature?

No.: The pressure and forces generated by any reasonable back massager are far below those required to bend your spine. Having said that....If it really hurts don't do it. ...Read more

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Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy? My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy?  My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.

Best avoided: It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it. It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough to do damage, but it's never a good idea to subject a pregnant woman to too many vibrations or hard knocks, due to a very small chance of tearing the placenta. Odds are, she would be fine, but why take unnecessary risks? ...Read more

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I had my period twice in one month? Is because I used a back massager and broke something?

I had my period twice in one month? Is because I used a back massager and broke something?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. A back massager would not be related ...Read more

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Multiple family members including myself suffer from chronic back and hip pain. What do you think of the back2life continuous motion massager?

See details: The first step is to determine the cause of the back pain. Then you will have a better idea about the most effective treatment option. The continuous massager likely will not have a significant benefit. ...Read more

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Can an electric massager like relax&tone worsen my pain in shoulders&back due to fibromyalgia. Could I use it on painful muscles. Please help me out.?

Not generally: The treatment for fibromyalgia is very complex and involves treating body, mind, and soul. A massager is okay for relaxing the muscles, but you need to be evaluated and fully treated. Physical therapy, proper sleep, certain medications, and exercise r all part of the treatment plan. Fibromyalgia is a very complex pain syndrome that cannot be treated as just a simple muscle ache would. ...Read more

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The back of my legs and glutes. I've been sleeping with a massager on it from tendonitis for 3 months it doesn't hurt http://imgur. Com/ixwvv3m scary!

The back of my legs and glutes. I've been sleeping with a massager on it from tendonitis for 3 months it doesn't hurt http://imgur. Com/ixwvv3m scary!

Sounds like SIJ: The sacroiliac joint is disordered in 10 — 30% with chronic low back pain & is cause of pain generation; as reported several times in peer reviewed medical literature. In your age group pursuit of extreme sports (skateboard is the worst) often causes this type of disorder. You need to make appointment with an osteopath or physiatrist. See my chronic pain board at quora. Com (free). ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Chiropractor used a percussion (thumping/drumming) handheld massager on my upper back for a couple minutes yesterday. Concerns?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Chiropractor used a percussion (thumping/drumming) handheld massager on my upper back for a couple minutes yesterday. Concerns?

No: What you described would not affect pregnancy.
I trust that for the sake of your health and your baby's health you are under the care of an obstetrician. If not see one at your earliest.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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What keeps causing my shoulder to vibrate?

What keeps causing my shoulder to vibrate?

Muscle spasms: I suspect you are feeling muscle twitches or spasms. This can occur with muscle fatigue or often with dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. I would try some soft tissue massage to see if this helps relieve the trigger point or area of concern. ...Read more

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The left side of my back towards the middle has been like vibrating is the best word I can think of what can cause that?

The left side of my back towards the middle has been like vibrating is the best word I can think of what can cause that?

Other Symptoms?: I believe I saw an earlier question from you about similar symptoms in your neck. If that was you, you should see a neurologist as this suggestive of some diseases of the central nervous system. ...Read more

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I have been having this vibrating feeling in upper back while laying down and sitting and when I wake up . What could this be?

I have been having this vibrating feeling in upper back while laying down and sitting and when I wake up . What could this be?

Uncertain.: It's uncertain whether you are describing your sensation of palpitations (of the heart), muscle fasciculations (involuntary contractions) or something else. ...Read more

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My sis in law vibrate strongly her whole body while sitting or standing its happen sudden in the day about 4, 5 times. What it can be?

My sis in law vibrate strongly her whole body while sitting or standing its happen sudden in the day about 4, 5 times. What it can be?

Seizure or Chills ?: Its not normal. She may be having chills or seizure. Usually with seizures they may lose consciousness. Best is to get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have back paid?

No Thank you.: Give me something to work with...

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I feel pain on my back?

I feel pain on my back?

Several...: Local heat, avoiding physically stressful work....pushing,pulling, lifting, Naproxen, motrin by mouth will help. If not better in a wk see PMD. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back?

Many causes: Back pain can have many causes. If it is severe, if you have fever or loss of control of bowel or bladder then you should be seen by a doctor immediately. If it is not, then try warm soaks, medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen and gentle stretches. If it is not resolving then you may need to see your doctor or a physical therapist. Acupuncture or chiropractic care may help. ...Read more

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What causes my back pains?

Many things: Herniated disk, strained/spasming muscles, kidney issues, lack of mobility, trauma etc. If you truly want an answer I would seek help of your local MD or chiropractor to have it looked at. No worries

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I have this discolouration on my back?

Have a picture?: It's hard to diagnose such an issue by a brief question, of course. Your best bet would be to visit a Dermatologist locally. Or, you could upload a picture of said discoloration and pursue a consultation with one of us on HeathTap. Perhaps we can help you, but we'd really need to see the discoloration to diagnose if properly. ...Read more

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What causes back spasms?

What causes back spasms?

Injury: Lifting improperly. Overuse, lifting too much, injury, or stress. ...Read more

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What is a deteriating spine?

What is a deteriating spine?

Arthritis: 95% of the time, this means you have every day wear and tear changes. This otherwise is the same as degenerative spinal arthritis or ddd or degenerative disk disease. These wear and tear changes are a normal part of the aging process. Doing general core exercises 15-20 minutes 3-5 days a week will slow the process. ...Read more

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Curvature of the spine sexy?

Curvature of the spine sexy?

Self image is good: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more

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Thign pain after spine fused?

Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How u fix a misaligned spine?

How u fix a misaligned spine?

Depends: The term you're using is vague. Usually a chiropractor, osteopath or a physical therapist. NSAIDS, muscle relaxers,injections, surgery,braces, etc . Need more info. ...Read more

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What is meant by dorsal roots?

What is meant by dorsal roots?

Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more

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