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    coinessuer posted:
    i found that if you get a massage it helps out alot, they also stretch you, do range of motion, i feel great now.
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    bj1208 responded:
    Yes, massage treatments are good as well as physical therapy, chiropractic care, aquatic therapy, etc. However before someones with back/neck problems goes to one they should be examined by a professional physician as in an orthopedic spine specialist, neurosurgeon spine specialist or physiatrist pain management physician. Once this is done then a proper course of treatment can be assessed and if therapy is one treatment the proper prescription can be written.

    One should not seek out any type of therapy on their own as the therapy treatments could, and has, made problems worse.

    I, for one, cannot have any type of massage treatments (very tender to touch) and I cannot have any type of stretch techniques as I have a plate, screws and cage in place of my L5 discs.

    And a rule of thumb - what works for one may not work for another - this is why we are all different.
    davedsel57 replied to bj1208's response:
    Perfectly said, Joy. I totally agree.
    Blessings, -Dave

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