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Having chronic neck issue and taking massage therapy. Any risk in deep tissue massage displacing a cartoid stent?

Nov 2013
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Is there any risk in deep tissue massage displacing a carotid stent?
Procedure was done just over a year ago and follow up CT scans show no restenosis, good flow, etc. I have chronic neck issues and massage therapy is extremely helpful.
Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Massage is safe

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

Deep tissue massage is safe in your case, and there is no risk of dislodging or disturbing the carotid stent because of that.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir XXXXXXX MD DM (neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
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