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Last Updated: 03/28/17

Topics Here

  1. Medication - Danger
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Back Massage - Issues
  4. Acupuncture
  5. Acupressure
  6. Exercise
    • Walking
    • Running
    • Dance
    • Yoga
  7. Diet with Proper Nutrition
  8. Sleep

There are different things we can do to aid in the recovery of issues from damage from brain tumor growth and surgeries:

1. Medication - Issues

Following surgery use of medication to relieve pain is a Band-Aid fix. Also there are side effects to long term use and excessive amounts of pain killers. This is not to say that pain killers should not be used, but they should be used in moderation as methods to handle the actual issue are considered.

2. Physical Therapy

As each tumor in the brain and spine grows, damage develops to the nerves in different areas of the body as well as the nerves the tumor might be attached to. Use or avoidance of physical therapy can be part of the determining factor in how much recovery will occur.

Possible forms of physical therapy treatments include:

  • Back Massage - Danger
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Exercise
    • Walking
    • Running
    • Dance
    • Yoga

3. Back Massage - Danger

When the spine has tumors, having a Back Massage is dangerous and should not be done by a Chiropractor or any other specialist at all. While easing tension is important and it is always a good thing when medication can be avoided, if you have NF2, Back Massage is not a solution for pain relief to consider.

4. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of having a doctor use small needles to change the flow of blood, this process of changing blood flow can offer many benefits. Here are risks involved when not done by a certified medical doctor. Some of the things Acupuncture can help with include:

  • stimulate weakened nerves
  • offer pain relief by relieving pressure
  • heal poor circulation
  • headache and nausea relief
  • pain relief

5. Acupressure

6. Diet with Proper Nutrition

In our day to day lives, there are things we can do and things we can try to slow down the development of our tumors. We need to aid or be a deterrent in our overall health and ensure maximum recovery after surgery. What we choose to, and not to, eat and drink are things to be aware of and consider. - Learn More

7. Adequate Sleep

Excess sleep for the next few days after surgery is required; it can help to heal what was done during the surgery itself. When brain matter is moved, connections are disturbed and can cause memory issues, most of which can heal with sleep. Also, the combination of Anesthesia and Steroids that is typical for brain surgery will cause sleep issues and change sleep cycles for the next few days. Actual amount of medication and duration taken might determine how long changes in sleep will occur.

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