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Will Physical Therapy Help A Reverse Curvature In A Cervical Spine
It depends...: The cervical spine can appear more straight on x-ray if a patient is having neck pain. This is caused by muscle spasms and how a patient might hold their neck when in pain. Physical therapy can help this by relieving the neck pain. However, if a patient has a reverse curvature of their spine from abnormalities in their cervical discs or bones, this will not be corrected by physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind/level?: First see a rehab doctor or neurologist to be sure physical therapy won't be dangerous. If it isn't serious you are likely to need strengthening of any affected muscles with neck and arm range of motion. Cervical traction is useful for some disc ruptures. Again see the doctor first. You might have something that could cause paraplegia or a tumor or a disc needing surgery or epidural injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Dr has not recommended physical therapy for a cervical neck fracture that occurred in September, 2016. Does this make sense?
Ask why: Without knowing your full story, I would still think physical therapy would be helpful to restore range of motion, improve strength and posture and possibly reduce any residual pain you have. Of course, a dialogue with your physician would be wise. Ask him/her why PT has not been a part of your treatment regimen yet. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?
Normal cervical MRI for upper back pain. My doctor said chronic muscloskeletal pain? What do I do for this besides physical therapy.
I have physical therapy and they use this certain ultra sound stuff and my neck and back is breaking out? Could I be allergic ?
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