Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?

Yes. It's best to see a physical therapist or doctor of osteopathic medicine to help stretch out contracted muscles and release tension from baby.
Yes. Osteopathic manipulation can be particularly effective for low back pain and neck pain during pregnancy. Pregnancy puts specific stresses on the low back that can alter the position of the vertebrae. This in turn puts additional stress on various muscles, which is what causes much of the pain. By restoring the proper structure and function, omm can significantly reduce your level of pain.
Yes. Yes, physical therapy can help with neck and back pain during pregancy. See your obstetrician for their approval and therapy recommendations.

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Can you tell me about physical therapy for low back pain?

First see an MD/DO. You will need a diagnosis and referral to see a physical therapist. Consult a physiatrist who specializes in spine care to get a specific diagnosis. Then based on the specific cause of your back pain, the doctor can coordinate care (including specific physical therapy modalities and therapeutic exercise) for optimal outcome. Read more...

I have severe low back pain and have 2 bulging discs in T11 &t12 I have had 13 facet inj which have not helped and physical therapy not helped either?

Surgical option. You should see a neurosurgeon/spine surgeon to be evaluated and see if you are a candidate for surgery.If you can modify your life style and work around your symptoms then you don't need surgery now. Read more...
Thoracic disk probs. This is one of those "the cure is worse than the disease" scenarios. In the absence of spinal cord injury or irritation, i find it difficult to recommend this type of surgery. If your pain is exactly reproducible by diskogram, and absolutely all else (mckenzie pt, meds, injections) have failed, and you are a nonsmoker, then i would consider a spinal fusion. Through the side or back? Depends. Read more...
Hard to Say. Without evaluating you fully what to do. Recommend if you are not getting relief, seek another opinion. See a Pain/Spine specialist that is fellowship trained and has understanding of the musculoskeletal system like a physiatrist. Read more...

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

It depends. There are many types of back pain. The correct diagnosis is important before you get treatment. Both can help but it is wise to be certain the cause before any type of therapy. See your physician first. Read more...
Both good. Common muscular low back can be treated equally well with either p.T. Or chiropractic. Joint pain depends entirely on which joint. Read more...
I would go. With consult with a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon, then get a referral to proper ancillary treatment. Read more...
Depends. Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. Read more...

Can physical therapy help with my lower back pain and the sciatica in my left leg?

PT for low back pain. Hi MarijaM, Yes, physical therapy is often very helpful for low back pain and sciatica. Improving your flexibility and strengthening you back, hip, and abdominal muscles may help improve your symptoms. Even after physical therapy is complete, making these exercises a regular part of your fitness routine may help to prevent further episodes of back pain in the future. Good luck. - Dr. Sewick. Read more...
Hard to Say. Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. Read more...

What is better for lower back pain, chiropractic therapy or physical therapy?

Depends. Both can help with back pain. The chiropractor tends to provides treatments to the patient to improve their pain, allowing for a passive patient role. Whereas the physical therapist tends to provide treatments (exercises) for the patient to engage in, allowing for a more active patient role. Both approaches can be effective. Read more...
A third option. Along with chiropractic and physical therapy, i would also suggest that you consider osteopathic manipulation. Unlike chiropractors and physical therapists, osteopathic physicians are fully licensed physicians that can provide manipulative as well as medical or pharmacological treatment in a holistic fashion according to your specific needs. Read more...
Diagnosis. You should first seek an orthopedic specialist for persistent pain and any dysfunction. Don't go first to a chiropractor. Chiropractors do not actually diagnose, but find problems from an outmoded theory disproved many times. Your orthopod can recommend medications, rest and proper physical therapy. Surgery is a last resort. Read more...
Neither.. 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. Read more...
Depends how severe. Both are viable therapies, but I would consult an orthopedic MD. first to rule out some more severe ailment that won't resolve with just chiropractic and PT- i.e. a severely herniated disk in the neck or back. Read more...