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What Category Does Physical Therapy Fall Under
Doesn't: I suspect you are referring to a variety of computerized machines that purport to reduce herniated discs. These machines go by various names which i will not mention here. They are basically fancy traction machines. The treatment is very expensive and despite the hype have never been shown to be effective. They are usually not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I have worked with many pts in my career. The are in general terrific people who are dedicated to help their patients regain their mobility. For a hip fracture you will begin by learning how to stand again, regain your balance, walk then strengthen your hip. People usually progress from a walker to a cane and then hopefully no assistive device. ...Read more
Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?
Yes : If the presentation us primarily muscular symptoms, massage can give temporary relief but does not address the underlying cause or causes unless it was muscular in origin. Otherwise, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment can range from time, medication, exercise and sometimes injections ...Read more
Yes, In area treated: Hair follicles are growing cells. When the hair is radiated the follicle cell stop growing and the hair shaft falls out. Same thing with some chemotherapy drugs. Chemo goes all over so if that type of chemo affects hair then all your hair everywhere falls out. In radiation its the hair that is in the area treated. So for breast cancer for example the arm pit hair on that side will fall out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would happen if a perfectly fine person with no affective disorders, is put under mood-stabilizers therapy? (besides the drugs side effects)
Is there a difference between psychotherapy and just therapy? Why does psychotherapy help heal sexual abuse more?
Yes.: There are different types of psychotherapy ranging from Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy, supportive Psychotherapy, Rational Emotive Psychotherapy or EMDR. The type of psychotherapy will depend on the needs of the individual and sexual abuse can be healed by using different techniques to aid the individual to deal with the trauma through memory retrieval thus dealing with feelings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have knee tendonitis. Prescribed physical therapy. Had electro therapy on the knee, they want 8 sessions. Does this sound like the right treatment?
Tendonitis: Hi, sounds right, good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for Indocin to work for pain, also is 25 or 50 mg appropriate dosage for moderate OA and herniated disc and annular tear?
Narcolepsy: Sleep paralysis is one of the most common forms of narcolepsy. This occurs when you do not go through all the proper phases of sleep. You move into REM sleep before you enter deep sleep. You often awaken in REM and are unable to move. Many people also suffer hallucinations with this too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can you tell me about myofascial release therapy as a treatment for back pain? Does it work?
Myofascial (my-o-FASH-e-ul) release is a manual therapy technique often used in massage: The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. Theoretically, myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in "trigger points," which are related to stiff, anchored areas within the myofascial tissue. The pain that a trigger point causes is often difficult to localize, though. During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under light manual pressure. These areas, though not always near what feels like the source of pain, are thought to restrict muscle and joint movements, which contributes to widespread muscle pain. The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosen up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain. Many studies have found that massage, chiropractic manipulation and similar manual therapies work as well as other treatments for back pain. Few studies, however, have tested myofascial release therapy specifically, partly because the exact elements of myofascial release therapy vary from therapist to therapist. If you've been told that myofascial release therapy may be helpful for your back pain, consult a therapist who has training in the technique. ...Read more
Commercial Driving: The test involves a general physical examination, hearing test, vision test, urinalysis, and urine drug screen. You get a certification to be fit and depending on the findings it may be valid up to 2 years maximum (note this is for wisconsin dot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Given my chronic shoulder pain, is it safe to start an intense workout, such as insanity or p90x?
Stem cells: Stem cells are 'mult potential'cells meaning that they can evolve into many different types of cells. Research is being done to determine if introducing stem cells into abnormal or damaged organs, could replace the damaged or abnormal cells of that organ or slow the progression of diseases affecting the cells. ...Read more
Release...: Laser therapy for things like arthritis/spondylosis of the spine is an alternative to traditional surgical methods whereby the arthritis is "cleaned out" by a laser rather than a typical surgical instrument. Laser therapy procedures supposedly have better recovery rates; and less complications...But this is operator dependent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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