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What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

What are some alternative medical therapies for back and neck pain?

Many options: Check with your doctor first, but acupuncture, acupressure, herbal supplements, yoga, reiki, gentle massage, stretching, water exercises are just a few therapies available. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Try acupuncture: Acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, healing touch, reiki are all modalities that may help with aches and pains. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

Depends on the cause: Treatment for chronic back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What kind of treatmments are available for serious back pain and already had surgery and is there another way besides medication , pain managment?

What kind of treatmments are available for serious back pain and already had surgery and is there another way besides medication  , pain managment?

Spinal Cord Stim: Evaluation with a reptable pain management physician who can evaluate then implant the stim, after a trial. Nice thing about a spinal cord stim is that you can and indeed are required to, try it for a few days before the permanent implantation. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more

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Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more

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Solutions for chronic pain relief? What are some options for dealing with chronic pain that do not have side effects?

Diagnos the problem: Its important to know the etiology of your pain before starting a treatment plan. All treatments have main effects and side effects, the key is to maximize the former and minimize the latter. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach, think about consulting a physical medicine and rehab doc, also called a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Are there any good exercise programs for neck and back pain?

Core stability: Most patients with low back pain are instructed by the physical therapists to focus on their core muscles. Core stabilization exercises combined with flexibility training seems to benefit most patients. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for stiff neck?

What are some treatments for stiff neck?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. All of these can cause stiffness and/or pain. 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

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What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

What are some good pain medications for nerve pain?

Nerve Pain: Docs might recommend medications such as neurontin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or gralise. Cymbalta, a medication normally used for depression, has also been used for nerve pain. These medications require monitoring by your physician. ...Read more

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What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise (stretching, core stengthening, cardiovascular) at least 3x a week & activity modification. Yoga & pilates are good choices. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are some good job options for people with chronic back pain?

What are some good job options for people with chronic back pain?

See below: Jobs which involve limited lifting and the ability to change positions frequently would be ideal. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for lumbago and back pains?

Best is what works: There are many possible treatments for back pain. Some treatments include rest, stretching, strengthening, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, massage, medications, injections, and surgery. The best treatment is whatever works for you. See your family doctor or orthopedists for confirmation of the cause of your back pain and a treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?

What are some of the pharmacological treatments for osteoarthritis pain?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for severe back pain other than medications?

Treatments: Other than medication.....Treatments can range from therapy (physical, chiropractic, osteopathic), injections, alternative treatments (accupuncture, etc), and surgery. Sometimes a multidisciplinary approach to back pain is needed. Behavior modification and psychologic treatments can be also considered. ...Read more

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What are some alternative pain relief for severe cfap?

Acupuncture: Is a form of alternative and complementary treatment. It is derived from traditional chinese medicine. Research has indicated that acupuncture is a useful integrative and complementary treatment for medical complicate conditions. Also research has proven that acupuncture has no risk of dependence or side effects. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for chronic lower back pain?

What are some of the treatments for chronic lower back pain?

Multiple: There are many treatments for back pain. There is surgery for chronic pain in cases of disease that requires surgery such as discs or spinal stenosis. There are chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy , and medications These frequently take the form of NSAIDs. Lastly there are narcotics but this is a last resort. Best wishes. ...Read more