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Doctor insights on: What Are Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments For Chronic Muscle Pain

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What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have severe chronic muscle pain w/ trig points that have exponentially multiplied over the past week. Neg MRI and emg. Physical therapy has been of very limited help. What to do next? Dr appt in a few days. What are good questions I should ask?

I have severe chronic muscle pain w/ trig points that have exponentially multiplied over the past week. Neg MRI and emg. Physical therapy has been of very limited help. What to do next? Dr appt in a few days. What are good questions I should ask?

Refer to answer: We have a big problem with our food. Please do not eat any cereals, wheat, corn, white rice juices, and sodas. Stay away from chicken, turkey. In a week.Most start feeling better. If not better, have your dr do CBC diff, ana<, crp, ccp, tsh, and hba1c. If any questions your dr know how to find me. ...Read more

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Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Yes you can: yes you can if it is making you more comfortable. you need to apply heat, and take muscle relaxant. and pain medication like naproxen or ibuprofen. not better get MRI to make sure that there is no internal damages ...Read more

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Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Scoliosis w pain mostly in the upper right shoulder and right lumbar area. Back constantly hurts. What treatments will help muscle pain?

Size of curve: Is important to determining best treatment to minimize symptoms. If your curve is small, then extension exercises can help. Also, painful scoliosis should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon to make sure that no other abnormalities are present. ...Read more

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How effective is electro-shockwave therapy in relieving joint and muscle pain?

How effective is electro-shockwave therapy in relieving joint and muscle pain?

About 80%: This can be a very effective method of treatment especially for plantar fasciitis and posterior heel pain. I have about 80% positive results with it. However, sometimes the results take 3 months. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take for muscle pain from yoga?

What medicine can I take for muscle pain from yoga?

Herbs, homeopathy,AI: Muscle pain from yoga means you likely strained a muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Aspirin & Ibuprofen can give quick relief but can create stomach bleeding & irritation so are best used sparingly. Curcumin from turmeric & zyflamend are good natural anti-inflammatories. Homeopathics like arnica & traumeel gel are very safe & effective. If you get this pain often you are overdoing it- go easy! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems. Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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What can cause chronic twitching (2.5 years) and muscle pain all over?

What can cause chronic twitching (2.5 years) and muscle pain all over?

Fibromyalgia ?: Based on the description, this could be due to fibromyalgia although twitching is not common with this. See a regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic muscle pain unk etiol. I need help to find a cause and pain relief protocol needed as it is severe, what can be done?

M any possibilities: Chronic muscle pain can come from many sources, the most famous of which is fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there is no test to prove this diagnosis but instead you doctor needs to rule out the other suspects first. If this does end up to be fibromyalgia, avoid narcotic-based pain medications in your protocol. They do little for this type of pain. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Muscle pain is a symptom where a person has acute or chronic pain in one or more muscle groups, that can be due to a variety of causes ...Read more