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Calming down back spasms?

Asked by gailcalled (54575points) February 4th, 2007
I've had periodic episodes all adult life due to scoliosis. As I age, it is harder to rehab. Does PT make sense? I have tried to fix problem on my own, but haven't done well. Am on a 2-week course of anti-inflammatory and was told by Doc to stop treadmill and/or hour walk. Elastic brace helps but is really uncomfortable. Help.
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nomtastic's avatar
have you tried acupuncture>
gailcalled's avatar
Yup. She was a Chinese pro and her advice was; "You go talk someone (meaning therapy) and you go swim..Did both. Heated nearby pool is now a motel...I think that I will go to physical therapy and get some massages and some safe exercises, plus a sched. for restarting walking program.
gailcalled's avatar
Acupunture was a good experience, however...just not the right one. Thanks for the thought,.
kelly's avatar
the heated patches that adhere and last for hours help me. get them at the local drug store
gailcalled's avatar
tell me more. how big and what name? Thx

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