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Doctor insights on: Will Acupuncture Help Reduce Muscle Tension In My Hips

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Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Possibly: Try it, it should not cause problems, in the hands of an experienced acupuncturist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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In what ways do massage chairs reduce muscle spasms?

In what ways do massage chairs reduce muscle spasms?

Complex: Different stimulation modality like massage, vibration heat, cold etc change the spinal cord threshold and decrease firing by motor neurons. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle knots in the neck/shoulder region? Will massage help? Will trigger point injections helps?

What causes painful muscle knots in the neck/shoulder region? Will massage help? Will trigger point injections helps?

Myofascial pain: You're not alone--This is a very common but poorly understood disorder. We weren't evolved to be spending all day with our shoulders crunched up, typing on computers! Ergonomic changes help some people, and massage and trigger point injections also help some people, as you mention. Discuss ergonomics with your PT, she/he may be a good resource for you. ...Read more

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How can I reduce body weight which help in reducing the osteoarthritis knee pains?

How can I reduce body weight which help in reducing the osteoarthritis knee pains?

Swim, bike, eat less: A person's back, hips, knees, and ankles take on a lot of stress when he carries a heavy backpack or gains 50-100 pounds in weight. Obesity can worsen joint problems such as pain, swelling, difficulty walking, or trouble climbing stairs. Even if the original cause of the joint problems were from other diseases or injuries, the heavier a person is, the more wear and tear the joints have to endure. ...Read more

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Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Yoga is Best: Yes. Of course. Your instructor should be made aware of your concerns about your body so that the appropriate yoga activity can be included in your yoga session to work on the areas of concern. ...Read more

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Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Can liniment horse gel help me to reduce my lower back pain and sciatica?

Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Yes, unless...: In most people, massage and stretching can improve the flexibility of any joint in the body. If there is an abnormality or disease process that interferes with the joint, the improvement may be limited. ...Read more

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Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Not really: Tens is low intensity electrical stimulation so mainly helps for pain control but a different form of electrical stimulation can help to decrease spasticity which i personally loves to use since it has practically no side effects and pt can use it at home once trained appropriately and it cost about 500$ which is equal to 1.5 vials of botox. ...Read more

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Which acupressure-points do I need to massage to help my back muscles relax?

Which acupressure-points do I need to massage to help my back muscles relax?

Vague/complex QUESTN: ACUPRESSURE POINTS IN WHOLE BACK - LOWER ONLY ARE MANY . EASY TO FIND IF SOME ONE JUST GIVE GENTLE PRESSURE ON PARASPINAL MUSCLES AND MODERATE PRESSURE CAN MAKE YOU JUMP- JUMP SIGN MEANS SORE POINT GIVING SPASM AND PAIN. IF PERSON GIVING MASSAGE CAN PRESS AND HOLK FOR A 30 SECONDS --RELIEF WILL BE NOTICED ..MULTIPLE POINTS PRESSURE &MODERATE MASSAGE CAN RELAX MUSCLES.MUSCLE RELAXANTS HELP ...Read more

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Physio said elbow/back pain due to muscle tightness from muscle adhesions..any tools I can use to help relieve the adhesions besides just stretching ?

Physio said elbow/back pain due to muscle tightness from muscle adhesions..any tools I can use to help relieve the adhesions besides just stretching ?

Physical exam : I recommend you get a physical exam from a physician. At a physician visit, you can give your medical history and make sure the cause of your pain is properly diagnosed. Be able to discuss the onset, location, duration, radiation, and factors associated with your pain. Any traumatic injury? Any medical conditions or family history? Surgeries? Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...Read more

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Can doing core exercises help with belly fat? I have a torn disc in my back. Will the core exercises help protect the disc from irritation in future?

Yes and no: While any physical activity can help you burn calories and lose weight, directed activity toward you abdominal area would help the most and build the most muscle. ...Read more

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How can stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

How can  stretching my hamstrings help with lower back pain?

Tight Hammies: Understand there is a complex relationship between the normal curvatures of the spine, and the rotation of your pelvis. When hamstrings are tight, this reverses these curves slightly, changing the way your spine bears weight. Loosen up these hamstrings, and the spine/pelvis can be free to accommodate the normal balance of your spine. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve muscle pain in my lower back?

Many things: First find out the cause. Most lower back pain ( lbp) is muscular in origin. Weight loss can help. Physical therapy, massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, can be helpful. Depending on your health issues some medications can be used as well. You have to ask your doctor first to see what they say is safe. Commonly used medications include nsaids, tramadol, and a brief course of muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

Biofeedback can: be helpful for muscle pain as well as for the anxiety and depression seen in your history. It is natural and non-invasive and can empower you to manage these conditions w/out the machines eventually. Peace and good health. Please see a licensed professional such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in biofeedback. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Moist heat: And anti-inflammatory medications, you to use for few days. Also find out the reason for that tense muscles and take of it. ...Read more

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How to relieve daily tension in neck and upper back?

How to relieve daily tension in neck and upper back?

Physical therapy.: I would recommend getting into a physical therapy program. A massage at least twice a month will do a lot to help you. Try some meditation. Stress reduction techniques are essential. ...Read more

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How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

How can exercise help relieve lower back pain?

Most of back pain: Can get better if you stay active, avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause back pain.Hen you no longer have acute pain, you may be ready for gentle strengthening exercises for your stomach, back, and legs, and perhaps for some stretching exercises. Exercise may not only help decrease low back pain, but it may also help you recover faster, prevent prevent reinjury to your back. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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