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by coppertop
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TP work triggers flare?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: TP work triggers flare?

Marilyn Freedman said every other day was her recommendation. I was curious what other Pt's (or guys on this board) do.
by coppertop
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?

Robert- Did you see any PT in the Northern NJ/NYC area who you felt were worth their while?
by coppertop
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TP work triggers flare?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: TP work triggers flare?

I too have been doing internal massage after instruction my Marilyn Freedman. I'd be curious to know from other folks: 1. How often do you do internal massage and for how long? (Do you let it "heal" before you go "in" again?) 2. Do you take any medication prior or after to help calm things down (lik...
by coppertop
Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?

I've only seen her once so far. Her philosophy is to teach patients self care so they don't return. I'm still working it out with my insurance to see if I can get any reimbursement at all to soften the blow. I have seen 3 other qualified PT's in my area without sustained relief.
by coppertop
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?

$650 for the first visit and $300 for subsequent. No insurance taken; pay up front.

No maps, but she does give you a wand.
by coppertop
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?

Dr. Moldwin is who I see on Long Island. My PM&R doctor is Dr. Angela Ryan in Englewood, NJ. I have seen several PT in the NY/NJ area, most recently Marylin Freedman.
by coppertop
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Devil's Claw
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Devil's Claw

Saw this in the New York Times today. I have no clue if it has any validity or even pertinence to our condition, but thought it was of interest. Has anyone tried it?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/1 ... back-pain/
by coppertop
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming or running
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Swimming or running

I am a pretty heavy duty swimmer; 3 x a week for 3500 yards at a time. When I swim I feel better and I feel great afterwards. I also find that after swimming is a great time to do stretching and self massage and internal work as my muscles are loose.
by coppertop
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?

I'm in Northern New Jersey. I have seen 4 urologists until I found one who truly understood this (he's on Long Island, NY). The PM&R doc in in NJ. I have also seen 2 chiropractors, an acupuncturist, an osteopathic physician, a GI guy, and a neurologist prior. (All of whom were no help.)
by coppertop
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Solutions for Bloating?
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Solutions for Bloating?

I never really get those "hot flashes". As an update, since I started doing nightly myofascial release in the form of abdominal and upper leg skin rolling, the bloat has gotten much better. I have no ideaif it is connected, but it seems to be better. I think I also got my fiber intake at a good bala...
by coppertop
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

What kind of doctor(s) are you using to manage your care?

I'm just curious as to what kind of doctors many of you are seeing to manage your care. While I see my GP/Internist for check ups, I primary see a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) doctor who has a sub-specialty in pain management. I also see a urologist, but I defer to the PM&R doctor who...
by coppertop
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERECTION PAIN/MARRIAGE SOON (Whoaday's Case)
Replies: 68
Views: 1087

Re: ERECTION PAIN/MARRIAGE SOON

Keep us posted if you do it! Good luck.
by coppertop
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ERECTION PAIN/MARRIAGE SOON (Whoaday's Case)
Replies: 68
Views: 1087

Re: ERECTION PAIN/MARRIAGE SOON

Ramana-

On the advice of my primary doctor, I put it off a month until early November. She said that unless things get worse, keep with my current protocol.

She is not convinced it will help.

What has your doctor said about it?
by coppertop
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Physical Therapist - Central NJ
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Physical Therapist - Central NJ

Thanks. What kind of hours does she keep at JFK? Does she do late nights or early mornings or weekends? Does she see a lot fo male patients? JFK is in Edison, right?
by coppertop
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: More Success Stories
Topic: Sort of a success story...
Replies: 23
Views: 2276

Re: Trigger point?

I had that too. Since my PT showed me some skin rolling techniques near there, the pain is mostly gone. I do it every night before bed as part of the relaxation protocol.