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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 more
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 more
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 more
Indirectly: We see the reversal when the muscles are in spasm and the neck is in pain. When the pain goes away and the muscles relax their guarding we see a return of normal curvature. ...Read more
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.
Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises:
http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/neck. Html
http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/back. Html. ...Read more
I have physical therapy and they use this certain ultra sound stuff and my neck and back is breaking out? Could I be allergic?
3 yrs ago diagnosed with pinch nerve, did physical therapy & chiro. Now again for ten months, severe pinching/pain in neck, shoulder, elbow, lwr back.
NSAIDs/Injections: I am assuming you had an appropriate workup that confirmed a pinched nerve. If not see a medical provider for testing. Other treatment options include anti-inflammatories, repeat PT, cortisone injections if appropriate. Muscle relaxers and analgesics could be helpful. Speak with your medical provider. Good luck ...Read more
Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?
Post PT Session Pain: Hello. I tell my patients to expect to have some increased pain especially with the initial PT eval & even with the 1st & 2nd visit. By the 3rd or 4th visit, patients should start noting benefits. Benefits might be small but these benefits do stack up over the course of PT. PT has been fruitful for a large % of my patients. Different reasons for plateaus with PT. (need surgery, no motivation, etc. ...Read more
I have neck, shoulder and mid back pain. I have tried physical therapy, chiropractic, accupressure, but nothing seems to help.?
Time for re eval: Seems like a further evaluation is in order to see if these are separate but overlapping regional problems or really related to a cervical or neck diagnosis which now includes a good history and physical and then some imaging including x-rays and a mri. Medication and/or pain management procedures may be indicated based on this workup. ...Read more
My pelvis bone was recently pivoted & rotated due to a wreck. I've had 2 months physical therapy &my doctor won't have my neck, back seen? It killsme
See below: Probably time for your doctor to consider referral to a specialist for further evaluation. A physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) could help. ...Read more
Can you help cervical stenosis I have had 4 physical therapy treatments which left me with pain I didn, t have before?
Possibly: Cervical stenosis refers to narrowing of the central spinal canal or neural foramina where the nerves exit and is usually due to a combination of degenerative discs, arthritic changes and sometimes a congenitally small canal. In milder cases, therapy, medication, traction and sometimes injections can be helpful. In more severe stenosis surgical decompression may be needed. Eval is needed to decide. ...Read more
What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?
Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line. Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read more
Prolotherapy, prolozone, or platelet rich plasma during physical therapy? Which best odds for mild but troublesome bulging cervical disc?
Get another opinion: As a mild bulging disc in your neck is not the issue nor are the treatments your are mentioning other than some short term pt. Time is the best healer as is the judicious use of some medications and other possible pain management techniques but get an opinion from an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon first. ...Read more
I had shattered my spine over 15 years ago5 vertebrae, don't remember which ones middle of back. No physical therapy and am in constant pain-mri help?
Maybe but an MRI is: Not going to treat you so you need to see a specialist who can appropriately evaluate you & determine if any testing is indicated & initiate an appropriate course of treatment. This could be an orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, neurologist or pain management specialist. In the interim, you can begin with trying to exercise regularly, stop smoking if you do & lose weight if needed. ...Read more
Yes: Once you've healed and have been given clearance, you can resume all other therapy. ...Read more
I have back pain. I have some numbness down my spine. I have had 4epiderals I have had xrays physical therapy &take pain medication. I need this fixed.
See a Spine Surgeon: Not sure if you have a diagnosis yet as to what's causing your symptoms. Any pain/numbness/tingling going down your legs? In addition to xrays, you will need a MRI of your lumbar spine to better evaluate your spine and see what could be causing your symptoms-if coming from your spine. Getting an accurate diagnosis, will then better enable your doctors to formulate a more effective treatment plan. ...Read more
I just had PT for my back because my spine and lumbar section had mild scoliosis. After the physical therapy my back is hurting. Is this normal?
ConsultSpineSpeciali: It can happen following therapy. You should however tell that to the therapist at the next session. Mild Scoliosis by itself does not need Physical therapy at your age unless it is causing pain and other symptoms or there are associated disc problem. Discuss your options with a Spine Specialist. I think it is a good idea to consult a Spine Specialist ...Read more
I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!
No simple answer: Neck pain from an accident can have multiple potential causes. Pt is a great place to get started, but there are plenty of other conservative treatments to consider. Surgery for neck pain without any spinal instability is very ineffective. I would ask to be evaluated by a spine/pain specialists to discuss the situation and treatment options. ...Read more
There are variations:
But it will focus on strengthening, range of motion increase and teaching proper mechanics and posture. You can read more about it at:
www. Spine-health. Com
hope that helps! ...Read more
Daughter 17yr, getting chronic neck pain for past 6mon, vit d was 10, and now 50, still gets pain and does physical therapy. Any underlying problem?
Seek Spine Physician: Although your daughter may be young, if she is active in sports, cheerleading or gymnastics there may be a chronic injury she is dealing with. I have seen a few 14-18 yr olds who are athletes at young age and evaluation of their spine reveals a lot of pathology you would expect later in life. Typically kids bounce back very quickly and conservative care is always best and works 95% of the time. ...Read more
My dad had an accident 3 weeks ago. He got a muscle knot on his neck which pains alot. No amount of pain relievers or physical therapy has helped. Help?
Get checked out: See a physician if you have not already. He should get it checked out with an x-ray or ct. Things should be better in three weeks. ...Read more
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