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Is PT(physical therapy)doing me more harm than good?

Asked by john65pennington (29057 points ) February 2nd, 2010

In the past, i have had two neck surgeries. once again, i have injured my neck. i am going through a regiment of pt and i am wondering if i should stop it. its been four weeks and the pain down my left arm and fingers is the same. i dread pt day. i know the rest of that day will be filled with pain. should i continue or stop pt? have you had a similar situation, where pt appears to be doing you more harm, than good?

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Talk to your doctor about it. Talk to the physical therapist about it.

have you seen a chiropractor? I have had very good luck with spinal and neck injuries using a chiropractor.

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Since i have had two previous neck surgeries and a metal plate in my neck, chiropractors shy away from touching my neck. i have one bulging disc and three others that are touching the nerves, effecting my left arm. thanks for the answer marinelife.

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@john65pennington That sounds very hard, very painful. I am sorry that you are going through that.

john65pennington's avatar

Thanks. my 92 year old mother fell out of her wheelchair and i did something to my neck, as i attempted to pick her up. its not been a good time.

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