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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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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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Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Does laser pain therapy work for a ruptured disk and chronic back and neck pain?

Watch for gimmicks: Lasers are sometimes used in certain minimally invasive spine surgeries for herniated discs that have failed to respond to nonop care. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy or medicine for chronic back & neck pain?

Several: There are many medications and therapy programs for neck and back pain. Medication may include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and pain medication. Therapy should focus on restoring proper spinal function, improving posture, and strengthening the core. ...Read more

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My mom has a ruptured disk and chronic back andd neck pain, does laser pain therapy work to help pain?

My mom has a ruptured disk and chronic back andd neck pain, does laser pain therapy work to help pain?

Treat back pain: Laser therapy can help, but it is often best to use to take a step wise approach to treating ruptured discs. First, try conservative treatments like Ibuprofen and back/neck stretching. If that does not help, often an epidural steroid injection will relieve the discomfort. There are other minimally invasive options. Most important, if your mom smokes, she should stop. Smoking makes pain worse. ...Read more

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For like two weeks now I have been feeling pains in my limbs coupled with back ache and neck pain. What could be the cause and what natural therapy?

For like two weeks now I have been feeling pains in my limbs coupled with back ache and neck pain. What could be the cause and what natural therapy?

Many things: There is not enough history to make a guess. Dehydration, viral illness, muscular overwork, connective tissue diseases like lupus, neurologic illness like fibromyalgia can all cause painful muscles. Curcumin and white willow extracts are pain relievers like ibuprofen. Using any without diagnosis is not the best approach. Talk to your health care provider. ...Read more

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I'm in unbareable pain I have scoloisis knots start at mid back n low back pain.butt.hip.leg.feet.neck pain.what kind of treatment is there for it?

I'm in unbareable pain I have scoloisis knots start at mid back n low back pain.butt.hip.leg.feet.neck pain.what kind of treatment is there for it?

Scoliosis: How long have you been dealing with the pain? What you done for muscle pain before? You need to consult a physician for physical exam to exclude neuropathy or other pathologies and likely get started on muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and analgesics as well as referral to physical therapy. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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