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Physiotherapy Can Help Cervical Nerve Root Neck Pain

Cervical radiculopathy is a pain syndrome involving one of the cervical nerve roots, with the C7 root (60%) and the C6 root (25%) being the most commonly involved. In younger persons this is due a direct injury which compromises the nerve exit or due to an acute disc prolapse. In older age groups this syndrome can also occur, but in this case is due to narrowing of the nerve exit by arthritic joints and ligament enlargement, disc bulging and bony outgrowths. Cervical nerve root pain referred to physiotherapists for the management of neck pain and arm pain.

The regular lifting of weights over 12 kilograms (25 pounds), operating or driving machinery which vibrates and cigarette smoking are all risk factors for cervical radiculopathy. This kind of neck and arm pain is much less common than the lumbar syndrome of back and leg pain (sciatica). The discs between the cervical vertebrae allow loads to be transmitted down the spine and damp down unwanted shocks. The joint, disc, bone and ligamentous structures form exit spaces for the nerves on the sides of the vertebrae, with up to a third of their space taken up by the nerve. This space can be compromised if degenerative changes occur nearby, leading to nerve compression symptoms. Read more…

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Physiotherapy to Help Pain Management

Copyright (c) 2008 Steven Magill

Chronic pain, especially in the back and in the head, plagues a large percent of the populace. This painful condition might be traced back to an injury or to a disease. Whatever the cause, the anguish that it brings can make one do almost anything to have relief and comfort.

Individuals suffering from this recurring malady usually consult medical doctors for ways of alleviating the agonizing pain that they feel. They often go through a procedure which includes a series of tests to establish the reason of the painful condition and of course the prescription of medications to be taken by the patient. Most of the medications prescribed can do wonders in blocking the pain. Unfortunately, these medications also have ensuing side effects. The consequences can be in the form of damages in the organs like liver and kidneys, or it can be an addiction to the medication. Anti-pain medications such as Vicodin help alleviate the distressing condition of the patient but it is also prone to abuse. An individual can become dependent on these anti-pain medications which make matters worse. This spurred doctors to endorse a combination of medication and the use of physiotherapy to counteract the problem of how to cope with pain. Read more…

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Why Use Physiotherapy to Treat Back Pain

Copyright (c) 2008 Steven Magill

Physiotherapy dates back to the ancient times but the modern practice of this allied medical care started in the 1920s. It is used to address conditions like recurring pain, musculoskeletal disorders, and movement disorders. The health care professional who is trained in this field of endeavour is known as a physiotherapist or a physical therapist.

Nowadays, the services of physiotherapists are widely sought by a large number of people who suffer from a wide variety of afflictions. The most common of which is back ache. It used to be that when an individual has backache, he goes directly to a doctor. At present, he has another option and that is to engage the assistance of a physical therapist. Read more…

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Physiotherapy – Pain Syndromes

The gleno-humeral joint, known in lay terms as the shoulder, is a vital part of the links in the upper limb and responsible for our ability to place our hands where we can see them to perform activities. Because flexibility is a prime requirement the shoulder is a less stable joint with moderate muscle power and a large range of motion. It is described as a “soft tissue joint”, implying that the joint’s functional ability is dependent on its soft and not its hard components. Physiotherapists are closely involved in treating and rehabilitating the shoulder, dealing with the muscles, ligaments and tendons.

The shoulder joint is constructed from the socket of the scapula and the humeral head, the ball at the top of the upper arm bone. The head of the upper arm is a large ball and important tendons insert onto it to move and stabilise the shoulder, but the shoulder socket, the glenoid, is small in comparison and very shallow. A cartilage rim, the labrum of the glenoid, deepens the socket and adds to stability. The acromio-clavicular joint lies above the shoulder joint proper and provides dynamic stability during arm movements, being made up from part of the scapula and the outer end of the clavicle. Read more…

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Treating Lumbar Spinal Pain by Physiotherapy

Low back pain is very common and most people have some experience of a back pain episode at some time of life. Attendances at physiotherapy clinics for low back pain are very high so physios have a variety of assessment and treatment techniques to manage spinal pain and improve patients’ function.

A serious medical condition such as cancer or infection is a very uncommon cause of back pain, but several medical problems can present this way and physiotherapists need to be aware of this so they can refer the patient on to the appropriate doctor. The physio will ask about past medical history (cancer, arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy), any loss of weight or appetite, bladder and bowel control, feeling unwell, sleep disturbance and worse pain when lying down to sleep. Read more…

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Types of Physiotherapy That Help Low Back Pain

Latest physiotherapy treatment such as low level laser therapy (LLLT), microcurrent electrical stimulation (MET), spinal decompression therapy (DTS) is a medical breakthrough to help millions of people to conqueur their lower back pain

Low back pain affects about 80% of the Singapore population that they may suffer from it at some time in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. For many, the trouble is more than a passing incident; they need physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy. Read more…

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A Significant Breakthrough in Physiotherapy Treatment for Back Pain in Singapore

At lastâ?¦ A challenge to all back pain sufferers in Singapore who think that it is impossible to cure back pain! Here is an advanced physical therapy treatment that the physiotherapists in The Pain Relief Practice are helping many devastated back pain sufferers reduced their pain and avoid a back surgery.
Thanks to this new physical therapy technology called ‘Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy’, which is another alternative to medications, surgery, physiotherapy, chiropractor, acupuncturists, and osteopathy if all failed.

Back pain sometimes disappears away in the short run and come back to you again. Research shows that back pain doesnâ??t magically disappear if you ignore it and 50% of these pains will haunt you again. Once youâ??ve had an attack of low back pain, thereâ??s a good chance the problem will return â?? usually worse than ever â?? unless you do something about it. Read more…

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Physiotherapy for Back Pain

Back pain almost all of us are familiar with this term. In fact with not only this term but the pain as well; back pain or the pain of the back bone is a condition almost all of us suffer from in some part of our life especially older age but no doubt now-a-days the infirmity has been found in younger ones also. Normally due to negligence or sometimes considering this disease part of routine and petty patients often suffer from greater pain later.

Physiotherapy to help your Back Pain
How to get rid of this ruffian? The answer to this question is one word i.e. physiotherapy. Physiotherapy has been found effective against this disease. Actually what a physiotherapist does is the prescription of repetitive exercises of the affected area to relieve the patient from pain and gradually complete recovery is achieved. Read more…

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