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Chiropractors: clicking knee, knee pain, knee clicking
knee pain, knee clicking, arthritis: Dear Matt, This is a difficult question because the causes of clicking in the knee can be quite varied. Many times, clicking means absolutely nothing at all. Sometimes it can indicate a meniscus tear, a knee cap tracking problem, a ligament tear,...

Chiropractors: cracking and popping in my joints and im only 21, knee pain, popping joints
knee pain, popping joints, arizona chiropractor: Dear Mike, Please understand that answering a couple of questions on the internet doesn t substitute for an evaluation with a good physician. Please make sure that you follow your doctor s orders. That being said, here are a couple of thoughts: ...

Chiropractors: Daughters spine, public health threat, curve correction
public health threat, curve correction, degree curve: Suzanne, A small degree change? Is it possible that she simply stood up a little bit better on her own for the follow up x-ray? Yes. That s the reality of the situation. It is not a valid system and there is no research to prove that 1) we can really...

Chiropractors: Dislocated Rib, rib pain, back pain
rib pain, back pain, mesa chiropractor: Dear Kristin, Rib subluxations can be very painful. I am sorry for your suffering. I have a couple of thoughts regarding rib fixations/subluxations: 1)Yes, rib subluxations can cause some difficulty with breathing. The fixations prevent full expansion...

Chiropractors: Elbow, elbow pain, lateral epicondylitis
elbow pain, lateral epicondylitis, medial epicondylitis: Dear Cesar, It is impossible to give you a good diagnosis without seeing you, but I will talk about some of the most common conditions that cause elbow pain, and give you some ideas of what you can do to try and help yourself at home. Please understand...

Chiropractors: Localised pain in lumbar region (probably from gym work)
Chiropractors: Localised pain in lumbar region (probably from gym work)

Chiropractors: possible cause?, sole support, orthotics
Chiropractors: possible cause?, sole support, orthotics, youtube

Chiropractors: General Job Responsibilites for Class Project, american chiropractic association, chiropractic profession
american chiropractic association, chiropractic profession, chiropractic report: I would be happy to answer a specific question regarding the chiropractic profession or related topics dealing with musculoskeletal disorders. Please see these links for appropriate resources from which you can research the answers to these multiple questions:...

Chiropractors: groin tear, leg length inequality, pitching mechanics
leg length inequality, pitching mechanics, therapeutic laser: It s hard to say without seeing her pitch or describe her pitching mechanics, why she keeps tearing the muscle.I would be interested in looking at her hip joint function on the affected side as well as checking for leg length inequality. I would as advise...

Chiropractors: Hip & Neck & Shoulder Pain, John Quackenbush, DC MUAC
John Quackenbush, DC MUAC, phoenix chiropractor: Zac, Yes you should see a Chiropractor for both of your health concerns. The first thing you should do is absolutely stop cracking your neck. This is a bad habit and can cause the symptoms in your neck and the headaches you are experiencing. You are actually...

Chiropractors: hip ache, hip pain, sciatica
hip pain, sciatica, nerve pain: Dear Don, This question was found in the question pool , so I picked it up and I will give you a competent answer. First of all, never say never. You can not say that this is not a joint problem because it doesn t hurt when you walk or bike. Often...

Chiropractors: illopsoas, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: great question jii. i think you are so correct. i see so many people with tight Psoas muscles, usually the ilio-psoas. It is a very difficult muscle to stretch. i have 2 excellent ways to stretch it. 1 of them you need someone else to help you. while laying...

Chiropractors: Knee Problem, knee pain, knee swelling
knee pain, knee swelling, chiropractor in mesa az: Dear Cesar, It is impossible for any physician to diagnose you from a simple statement of symptoms. That being said, I will give you an opinion, but remember that if you want to get to the end of what is going on, you will need to see a doctor, probably...

Chiropractors: Localised pain in lumbar region (probably from gym work), back pain
back pain: Hi Nick, Yeah. It sounds like you have a lumbar facet joint strain or you have a chronic irritation to the distal/insertion zone of what s called thoracolumbar fascia. This is very common. Often it is easily treated with the combination of manual joint...

Chiropractors: Localised pain in lumbar region (probably from gym work), back pain, chiropractor
back pain, chiropractor, ice packs: Dear Nick, Ice and Heat are fine. Ice typically is used after acute injury and after a new flair-up of an old injury. Heat is used for chronic conditions. Good Luck, Hope you feel much better soon! Keith Biggs, DC http://www.eastmesachiropractor.co...

Chiropractors: Locked neck, pinched nerve, cervical spine
pinched nerve, cervical spine, pain killers: it may be torticollis or he just has a subluxation of the cervical spine(mis aligned neck bone causing a pinched nerve) he needs to have it checked out and you do to. just because you no longer have pain doesn t mean you don t still have a problem. he cant...

Chiropractors: Low back sprain and feet tingling, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: yes you have a sprain strain, but it sounds like you also have a disc herniation or bulge. Hence the tingling in your feet. pain killers and muscle relaxers will help with your back pain, but they do not correct anything. you will have reoccurring back pain...

Chiropractors: Lower back pain, chiro, back pain
chiro, back pain, MRI: Dear Lynda, I found your question in the question pool, but if you don t mind, I will give you some thoughts and ideas. please be aware that anything that I say is at best a guess because it is IMPOSSIBLE to get the full clinical picture through a couple...

Chiropractors: Lumbar Spondylosis and disc prolapse, degenerative disc disease, lumbar spondylosis
degenerative disc disease, lumbar spondylosis, hip flexors: i always recommend exercise. swimming would be the best form of exercise for you because it is non impact. stretching is important to do. make sure you stretch your quads (front of legs) and hip flexors too. lipping is another word for arthritis. you can take...

Chiropractors: Lumbar spondylosis and disc prolapse, degenerative arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease
degenerative arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, lumbar spondylosis: Mickey, Thanks for your question. First, let s dissect your x-ray findings. Anterior lipping refers to the development of osteophytes, more commonly known as bone spurs, which are calcification of the anterior longitudinal ligament in the spine, and...

Chiropractors: Multiple spine issues, scoliosis, spinal arthritis
scoliosis, spinal arthritis, DJD of spine: Dear Eva, I am unsure what your question is here, other than maybe what you should do for the long term... Degenerative joint disease in the spine is quite common, although usually not so much at the age of 32. It is very possible that past injuries...

Chiropractors: muscle weakness, John Quackenbush Chiropractor, pain relief
John Quackenbush Chiropractor, pain relief, muscle spasm: Nick, The only thing you can do w/o seeing a doctor is wait and see. I do not recommend that at all. I hope you understand tha this type of question is impossible to ethically answer w/o a physical exam and in person. Although the answers to my questions...

Chiropractors: Neck cracking and popping for no reason, chiropractor, neck popping
chiropractor, neck popping, neck pain: Dear Jennifer, Did it hurt when the neck popped? Does it hurt now? How old are you? Most popping of joints is benign. It is possible that you have had a joint that has been fixated or stuck for quite some time, and the suddenly it moved, creating...

Chiropractors: Need Help Understanding MRI Report of Lumbar Spine WO Contrast
look at the impression (last paragraph) 1: disc L5-S1 disc displacement to the left with a tear putting pressure on L5 nerve 2: L4-5 small disc displacement, no nerve pressure 3: L3-4 small left disc displacement,mild neural foramina narrowing (hole where...

Chiropractors: neck, Phoenix chiropractor, John Quackenbush DC
Phoenix chiropractor, John Quackenbush DC, Manipulation under anesthesia: Janet, Some people say time heals all wounds and this may be true but as a health practitioner I am duty bound to warn you that time can make all wounds worse . I suggest that you see a Chiropractor, MD or DO and make sure there is no life threatening...

Chiropractors: non displaced humeras fracture, broken bone, broken arm
broken bone, broken arm, shoulder injury: Dear Brian, I am sorry about the injury to the shoulder and upper arm. It is impossible to give you an answer of much value from a simple email conversation, but I will give you some ideas that I have had after reading your story. First of all, did...

Chiropractors: numbness in left leg, leg, knee
leg, knee, ankle: Tara, First of all you should know that this is not normal and so something is going on to cause this. Have you recently had a fall that may have affected your lower back or tailbone? Maybe a slip on the ice this past winter? Or sometime in your past? ...

Chiropractors: Pain and constant cracking in lower back, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: no its not. the cracking has nothing to do with healing. The human body heals naturally, as do muscles, but that has nothing to do with the noise you are hearing. It could be cracking for several reasons. I would consult a chiropractor if you are having a...

Chiropractors: back pain, back pain, sciatica
back pain, sciatica, low back pain: Dear Dalila, Lower back pain can be very frustrating, as I am sure you are experiencing. I found your question in the question pool , so I know that it was not directed to me initially, but if you don t mind, I would love to answer your question and...

Chiropractors: back pain and how to understand the mri report, Chiropractor, new York city
Chiropractor, new York city: You had laminectomy surgery and now have significant arthritis at those spinal levels operated on. Arthritis is prominent on the left side causing a pinch or enclosed foramina (space where the nerve exits from the spine). You have severe to moderate nerve...

Chiropractors: pes anserine + graston technique, knee pain, meniscus
knee pain, meniscus, bursitis: Michelle, If you really have pes anserine bursitis, it would have shown on the MRI and one of your symptoms would be pain when your knee is at rest (not moving) and pain at night (again knee not moving). If it is meniscal pain, then it will be pain during...

Chiropractors: possible cause?, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: the one thing all three conditions have in common are that they are a form of tendonitis. meaning, inflammation of the tendon. so, either you have a lot of inflammation systemically in your body or you played a lot of tennis and golf lately and overused the...

Chiropractors: problems with my legs/foot, Legs, weak
Legs, weak, pain: Fahim, I am a specialist and basically what I specialize in is helping to locate and correct the cause of ill health conditions. Anything short of that is merely palliative and anybody can give you information about that. Statistically speaking, this...

Chiropractors: Questions on Persistent LBP, facet hypertrophy, degenerative disc disease
facet hypertrophy, degenerative disc disease, disc space narrowing: Erica, Please read some of my other Q/A s on back pain (some fairly recent) where I discuss the Prone Instability Test (PIT). Your MRI shows that the disc has become incompetant and the bone connection to the disc, the end plate, is taking a pounding (thus...

Chiropractors: Ribcage, cartilage damage, pain increases
cartilage damage, pain increases, rib pain: joe, you may have flexed your abs even though you didn t get hit. this can cause your already existing problem to worsen. if your pain increases when you move or take a deep breath you may have a rib displacement. I would go back to your chiropractor...

Chiropractors: Ribs, John Quackenbush, Phoenix Chiropractor
John Quackenbush, Phoenix Chiropractor, Rib Fracture: Joe, Seems like you have vovered all the bases here. You actually could have cracked ribs instead of fractured ribs. These cracked ribs are called greenstick fractures because this is like trying to break a green stick. The stick breaks but it doesn t break...

Chiropractors: Sciatica/Piriformis Syndrome, Phoenix chiropractor, John Quackenbush DC
Phoenix chiropractor, John Quackenbush DC, Manipulation under anesthesia: Carol, You may in fact be correct. I would discuss this with your chiropractor and let her know everything you let me know. The more she knows the more she will be able to be of good help. I think it would be pertinent for your DC to try a different approach...

Chiropractors: Skechers Shape ups?, exercise, shape ups
exercise, shape ups, shoes: Dear Bud, I have had this question before from my patients... and the answer is maybe . You need to realize that Sketchers is in the business of selling shoes. Period. If they feel that they can make an attempt to revolutionize the industry, they will...

Chiropractors: Spina bifida oculta and bilateral leg pain, sacral dimple, c spine
sacral dimple, c spine, buttock pain: It is possible to be related (I also have SBO, and low back pain), but I have also found a few factors that may contribute: You mention when you stand it improves. There are 2 muscles on the front side of the spine, the Iliacus, and the Psoas. Both of these...

Chiropractors: Stomach and back pain, back pain, neck pain
back pain, neck pain, disc degeneration: Dear Shawna, It is impossible for me to know what he (the chiropractor) was trying to show you on the x-ray. At 30 years old, you are not too old to have disc injuries. Injuries occur at all ages, depending on past injuries, relative health generally, etc....

Chiropractors: Straight neck, sciatic nerve, straight neck
sciatic nerve, straight neck, x rays: Hi Emma, Keep in mind that the object of setting up a booth at a wellness fair is to acquire new patients... Current evidence-based guidelines dicate that x-rays are not recommended for evaluating spines in healthy adults. It is not possible to determine...

Chiropractors: Straight Spine, standing posture, straight spine
standing posture, straight spine, low back pain: She should have her low back examined to see what is happening with the vertebrae and discs, she might have a short leg causing twisting of the spine and an unlevel pelvis. Have her stretch the spine on a large therapy ball. She can also do crunches and lower...

Chiropractors: severe pain after chiro treatment, osteoporosis, broken ribs
osteoporosis, broken ribs, fracture: Dear Jackie, The fracture of a rib is one of the most common complications of chiropractic manipulation. I know that it causes a lot of pain, and for that I am sorry! The good news is that usually this is simply something that will heal up on its own....

Chiropractors: severe back pain, spasming left tricep and left pec. stressed and depressed!!!, pinched nerve, continual pain
pinched nerve, continual pain, tricep: have you had an mri? if not, your chiropractor should have referred you out for that test. You have a pinched nerve and that is why your arm is weak. it sounds serious to me. so go get an MRI immediately. there is also a condition called thoracic outlet which...

Chiropractors: shoulder/neck pain, John Quackenbush Chiropractor, pain relief
John Quackenbush Chiropractor, pain relief, Cervical Myositis: Lesley, The symptoms you describe are textbook cervical myositis.It is quite possible that you have some muscle weakness probably due to fatigue from constant spasm. When dealing with this problem your chiropractor is having to deal with the par vertebral...

Chiropractors: subluxated rib
Costchondritis is in the front of the chest along the edge of the breastbone. A rib joint fixation where it meets the spine can cause your symptoms but should resolve within a a week or so after having it adjusted a few times. You may also have a trigger...

Chiropractors: TrPs, illiopsoas, muscle endurance
illiopsoas, muscle endurance, muscle quality: The Illiopsoas needs to have the trigger points done at the groin, flex the hip and you will feel the psoas contract to locate it. Illiacus lies on the anterior pelvis, and is very difficult to palpate and do trigger point work. The area near the ASIS is...

Chiropractors: Wrist and Hand Pain, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: once you have surgery , let alone 2 of them that chanfges the ball game. it will be very hard to diagnose because i have no idea what those surgeons did or didn t do. bottom line is you have a lot of scar tissue. i would NOT get another operation. i would...

Chiropractors: Age 25 - Chronic Mid-Back Pain, Pain, back
Pain, back, spine: Marc, It sounds like you have been trying to do whatever you can in order to rid yourself of this pain, and I commend you for not giving up. The only way that this can truly go away and get well is if what s causing it is corrected. Drugs only cover up the...

Chiropractors: Arm pain numbness in thumb forefinger, numbness in thumb, cervical radiculitis
numbness in thumb, cervical radiculitis, penn relays: Hi Jim, Sorry for the delay on this. You must have just caught me before I set my vacation/away parameter on AllExperts (I volunteer to treat the Jamaican track/field team at Penn Relays and was without a computer...just arrived home now...). Okay,...

Chiropractors: arm pain, neck pain, tingling
neck pain, tingling, numbness: Dear Nicole, I am sorry for your arm pain. Here are some thoughts. First of all, go and get an examination! I can only give ideas... and since I have never seen you as a patient, my ideas are not as valuable as those that would come through a qualified...

Chiropractors: ask experts, flexor carpi ulnaris, extensor carpi ulnaris
flexor carpi ulnaris, extensor carpi ulnaris, myofascial trigger points: Hi Elizabeth, Your symptoms seem to be consistent with an ulnar neuropathy. See this link for some additional information: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00069 It is also possible that myofascial trigger points in the forearm or arm may...

Chiropractors: bulging discs, pinched nerve, pain meds
pinched nerve, pain meds, tens machine: wendy, i have sympathy for you. i understand your skepticism. Disc degeneration is permanent, as is osteophytes (arthritis). If you have a disc bulge it can be corrected over time. Disc herniations and disc degeneration is a permanent injury that cannot...

Chiropractors: bulging discs MRI SCAN, pinched nerve, pain meds
pinched nerve, pain meds, tens machine: Wendy, With the limited information I have about your condition, I cannot say with confidence that you would be likely responder to spinal manipulation performed by a chiropractor. I would really need to read your MRI scan and/or report to correlate the...

Chiropractors: bulging discs, back pain, sciatica
back pain, sciatica, chiropractor: Dear Wendy, I know that this is going to come as a blow, but there is nothing that can be done to cure you of your degenerative and bulging discs. Nothing. I tell you this not to make you feel bad, but to help you to change your mind set. Since you...

Chiropractors: Cartilage damage, cartilage damage, torn rotator cuff
cartilage damage, torn rotator cuff, blade area: it may be costo-chondritis. Either way if it is the spine is involved. your ribs attach in the front via the sternum and in the back via the spine. you must have had a previous injury to this area and never let it heal properly. i personally have never been...

Chiropractors: Chiropractic care in the elderly, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: michael , great question. I see several seniors from ages 60-95. I have much more complicated and difficult cases then what you are describing. A disc bulge is not as bad as a herniation. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT RECOMMEND SURGERY IF SHE HAS NOT TRIED CHIROPRACTIC...

Chiropractors: Chronic subluxated ribs, ultrasound therapy, cervical spine
ultrasound therapy, cervical spine, submission move: Dear Rainy, All athletic competition comes with the risk of injury. Here are a couple of thoughts that I have had after reading your email: 1) First of all, x-rays might show rotations of vertebra, but how do you know if the rotations were there before...

Chiropractors: Extreme lower back pain when back is arched, facet joints, thigh muscles
facet joints, thigh muscles, lower back pain: Chelsea, This is a crappy exercise! Your seated, thus your butt, hip, and thigh muscles are not participating in disbursing your weight, and your torso weight is all resting on your lower vertetbrae. The extension jams the joints on the back sides of...

Chiropractors: endplate sclerosis at L5-S1, tailbone pain, painful tailbone
tailbone pain, painful tailbone, petscan: L5-S1 is the last disc or vertebral segment in your lower back, just above your tail bone (sacrum). endplate sclerosis is another word for arthritis. yes, it could have a lot to do with tailbone pain. go see a chiropractor and have an xray done and you should...

Chiropractors: Herniated Disc
Chiropractors: Herniated Disc

Chiropractors: Did I pop my rib out of place?, charlie horse, heart attack
Chiropractors: Did I pop my rib out of place?, charlie horse, heart attack, having a heart attack

Chiropractors: About restoring the neck curve., spine curves, sleeping postures
Chiropractors: About restoring the neck curve., spine curves, sleeping postures, spinal segment

Chiropractors: Herniated Disc, spinal decompression, spinal decompression table
spinal decompression, spinal decompression table, cox technique: If surgery is totally necessary, then microdiscectomy is the way to go. If you can find a chiropractor of therapist that can do spinal decompression, you can have a good chance to recover. The disc is never cured once herniated, it is damaged. If the disc...

Chiropractors: Hip pain, long periods of time, calf muscles
long periods of time, calf muscles, nerve pain: Jason, You need someone to do the Prone Instability Test on you. The PIT can be viewed on line via google search. If you have a positive test, then you need to do stability exercises. If you have instability, then nothing is going to work until you...

Chiropractors: hard boney lump at top of sternum, sternoclavicular joint, stable door
sternoclavicular joint, stable door, shire horse: Sounds like your sternoclavicular joint is swollen. A healing fracture can also be an enlarged area. I would wait another 2 weeks and if it is still troublesome, have it evaluated. I wonder if you have dislocated the joint as well? My best advice would be...

Chiropractors: lower back pain, back pain, disc pain
back pain, disc pain, low bac pain: Hello Leanne, I am so sorry that you are having such a rough time with your lower back. Back pain, as you are painfully and fully aware, can be debilitating. It sounds to me that you likely damaged a disc in the lower back when you first hurt yourself...

Chiropractors: MRI REPORT, spinal decompression therapy, thecal sac
spinal decompression therapy, thecal sac, cox technique: See a Chiropractor who performs spinal decompression therapy or COX technique. This is the way to get this condition under control as a first recommendation. If you continue to have significant trouble the Chiropractor can refer you to pain management. Here...

Chiropractors: Numbness in arm and hand, Pinched nerve, chiropractor
Pinched nerve, chiropractor, new York : Michelle, Your problem is extremely clear. They are running those tests because they make money from those tests. They also definitively help diagnose the condition. You have a pinched nerve causing the numbness and pain into your arm and finger. You have...

Chiropractors: back/neck pain, back pain, neck pain
back pain, neck pain, sciatica: Dear Ashleigh, Yes, this could be a muscle problem... but then again... It could be a facet joint problem... it could be sacroiliac joint problem... it could be a bladder problem... it could be a kidney infection... it could be kidney stones... it...

Chiropractors: nerve damage/medication, polio, paralysis
polio, paralysis: Mr. Payn, I hope that your son is showing signs of improvement. Here are a couple of links that talk about your son s infection: http://www.medicinenet.com/coxsackie_virus/article.htm and http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/215241-overview Polio...

Chiropractors: numb fingers, neck and shoulder pain, staten island chiropractic, staten island chiropractor
staten island chiropractic, staten island chiropractor, staten island pinched nerve: Dizzy, stress, chiropractic, Staten Island Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic, TMJ, neck pain, numbness, pins and needles, neck- shoulder- arm pain, staten island lower back pain, herniated disc, staten island sciatica, new york city, vertebral subluxation,...

Chiropractors: Prolapsed Disc, neurosurgeon, chiropractor
neurosurgeon, chiropractor, badminton: I am not sure where you have the prolapsed disc, a Chiropractor may be able to help. I would suggest having your condition reevaluated with a Chiropractor and have an updated MRI. If the condition worsens or does not improve with treatment, a neurosurgeon...

Chiropractors: Back pain, back pain, sharp pain
back pain, sharp pain, heart attack: Dear Sentee, This is a very tough question because there just isn t a lot of data to go on. Upper left back pain can be caused by a lot of different things, some of which can be very serious. If, for example, you are having shortness of breath, or dizziness,...

Chiropractors: back pain, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, thecal sac
ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, thecal sac, spinal nerves exit: Hi Kiran, The CT scan findings you ve detailed essentially described degenerative changes of the lumbar spine, which may not be fully amenable to manual therapy. The most significant findings in the CT report which could be related to radiating leg symptoms...

Chiropractors: back pain and disk bulging, disc problems, x rays
disc problems, x rays, chiro: you may want to try another chiropractor. i don t understand why he took another set of x rays unless they were taken incorrectly. Get pregnant and you don t need to worry (you may have more pain but you will be through most of it by the time you gain the...

Chiropractors: Did I pop my rib out of place?, pain increases, problen
pain increases, problen, x rays: it sounds like you have subluxatd(misaligned) a rib. if pain increases when breathing in then thats most likely the problen. i would definitely go see a chiropractor. There was no trauma , therefore x ray is not neccessary. although i say that without knowing...

Chiropractors: Rotated Pelvis/Up Slide Hip, Petruding SI Disc, bladder control, strengthening exercises
bladder control, strengthening exercises, scar tissue: Pepper, First: tell your doctors to stop taking x-rays!!! Yes, your Lupus may be a culprit, causing you to have pain in ways others don t. Also, the research on back pain seems to point in the direction of either getting manual therapy such as chiropractic...

Chiropractors: About restoring the neck curve., John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, dizziness
John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, dizziness, neck pain: Andrea, I really can t predict if your dizziness will abate with chiropractic care. However the way you pose the question if it is related to the neck and there is a correction will the dizziness go away I could say yes but that maybe a little far fetched...

Chiropractors: Scoliosis and neck curve, stress issues, x rays
stress issues, x rays, hair dresser: Ricky, What I am going to tell you is based on current research and consensus on how do address your situation. First, if you have depression, it will cause you to feel more bodily pain. It is a serious component when addressing back pain and you need...

Chiropractors: Separated Shoulder, Shoulder Separation
Shoulder Separation: Hi Tammy, Separation implies a separation of the joint between the clavicle and a ridge of bone from the scapula, called the Acromioclavicular joint. Your chiropractor can assist in keeping the area around the shoulder mobile. If she is a certified sports...

Chiropractors: Sternum pain after sleeping, sternum pain, chest wall pain
sternum pain, chest wall pain, costochondral: Rebecaa, Pain in the sternum can be due to costochondritis. Costochondritis is an inflammatory process of the costochondral or costosternal joints that causes localized pain and tenderness. Any of the seven costochondral junctions may be affected, and more...

Chiropractors: smt, upper cervical chiropractor, shoulder and arm pain
upper cervical chiropractor, shoulder and arm pain, pinched nerve: you may have a pinched nerve that is not showing up on mri or cat scan. i would see either an upper cervical chiropractor or a regular (non upper cerv) chiropractor. you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I m not sure what you are referring to when...

Chiropractors: subluxation and loss of curve in neck, killer subluxation
killer subluxation: Beverly, You were in the office of a charlatan, not a doctor. Get out! There are some excellent doctors of chiropractic out there such that you will have a totally different experience. See if there is anyone on this list close to you: www.Westhartfordgroup.com...

Chiropractors: TMJ and lower back connection, myofascial trigger point, trigger point therapy
myofascial trigger point, trigger point therapy, sinus pain: Michael, Firstly, I would never advocate manipulation of the TMJ by hand or with an instrument. As you found out, it is quite painful, and typically, useless. The TMJ is a richly innervated joint, and is very sensitive to disturbance. Secondly, I am...

Chiropractors: twisted pelvis and more, chiropractor, back pain
chiropractor, back pain, sciatica: Dear Jamie, I am sorry that you are having so much pain and discomfort. I know that you feel that your question is long winded, but in reality, I have very little to go on. For example... how old are you? Are you male or female? What is your past medical...

Chiropractors: Wrist Popping and Grinding, wrist pain, chiropractor
wrist pain, chiropractor, arthritis: Dear Laurel, I am sorry to hear that you are having pain in the wrist, with popping and grinding sensations. Since you are only 16 years old, you claim that you have never had any injury, and since you are spending many hours per day on the computer, it...

Chiropractors: wrist pain,grinding and snapping, wrist pain, arthritis
wrist pain, arthritis, hand pain: Dear Jamie, The wrist is a very complicated area. There are many joints and bones. It is so complicated, in fact, that some orthopedic doctors specialize in only treating the wrist and hand. Here are some ideas. Please keep in mind that they are simply...

Chiropractors: adjustment ?, pro-adjuster
pro-adjuster: Richie, First, get the heck out of that pro adjuster office and find a chiropractor that will use his hands and brain and not some gizmo. You need to find out if you have spine instability. Google: Prone Instability Test for Lower Back and get this...

Chiropractors: adjustment ?, pro adjuster, sine waves
pro adjuster, sine waves, pain killers: well i use cold laser and it is amazing. i am sure you will get relief with chiropractic care alone, but if he thinks you should add laser that s your choice. you really want to know if there are any disc problems he saw on the x ray. The machine he used with...

Chiropractors: Burning sensation in tricep, muscle spasm, oral meds
muscle spasm, oral meds, elbow joint: Hi CD, Okay. This makes it easy. You most likely have the residual effects of a joint strain. This is common in the elbow with throwing athletes, with likely fibrotic knots that can develop in the strained tissues, e.g. tricep. Also, your triceps...

Chiropractors: Burning sensation in tricep, tricep muscle, muscle spasm
tricep muscle, muscle spasm, oral meds: I would suggest a partial tear of that muscle and/or triceps tendonitis. It could be an area of localized spasm or trigger point in reference to the bulge. We would treat this with physical therapy using electrical stim, deep tissue sports massage and a therapeutic...

Chiropractors: Burning sensation in tricep, arm pain, elbow pain
arm pain, elbow pain, sport injury: Dear CD, I think that you are right. It is time for a second opinion... and probably from an orthopedic doctor. If this were just a brand new injury, something that has never happened in the past, perhaps you would heal up nicely with simply some rest...

Chiropractors: Burning sensation in tricep, Staten Island Sports Injury, Staten Island Chiropractic
Staten Island Sports Injury, Staten Island Chiropractic, Staten Island Chiropractor: sports injury, muscle injury, muscle spasm, Staten Island Sports Injury, tricep injury, scar tissue, pitching injury, throwing injury, medication to calm pain, Staten Island Chiropractic, sports injury specialist, Hello CD, I am sorry to hear of...

Chiropractors: Burning sensation in tricep, tricep muscle, muscle spasm
tricep muscle, muscle spasm, oral meds: It sounds like its muscular to me. An x ray will only look for bone or hard tissue. If you haven t had trauma then you don t need an xray. an mri might be in order to look at the soft tissue. but i cannot diagnose this problem without more of a history. try...

Chiropractors: brain hemorrhage, Upper Cervical, spine
Upper Cervical, spine, neck: Kalpa, Can you please give me some more information? Did you have an accident or injury that brought this on? Did you have tests done to determine this? Are you experiencing any symptoms and if so what are they? Are you able to e-mail any test results...

Chiropractors: chest and arm pain, chiropractor, new york
chiropractor, new york: absolutely scoliosis can cause this problem you are having. you have nerves that eminate from your spine just below your neck and forms the brachial plexus and your doctor should have told you that. your scoliosis is obviously causing pinched nerves, those...

Chiropractors: college choices for chiropractors, Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic
Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic, Monsignor Farrel High School: Staten Island Chiropractic, Chiropractic Degree, Doctor of Chiropractic, Staten Island Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor, Medical Doctor, Undergraduate college, chiropractic graduate school, Monsignor Farrell High School, Wagner College, Palmer College of...

Chiropractors: depression of space in neck area, caucasian female, care physician
caucasian female, care physician, physical examination: Amy, Without having the benefit of being able to perform a physical examination, I cannot provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet. Given your age, I would be concerned about the possibility of osteoporosis causing spinal deterioration. I recommend...

Chiropractors: disc protrusion, disc protrusion, mckenzie method
disc protrusion, mckenzie method, disc bulge: It will be provoked with training. Do you have any chiropractors were you are located? A chiropractor or physical therapist trained in McKenzie Method can help. The disc bulge will always be there, inflammation of the disc from aggravation flares it up...

Chiropractors: disc protrusion, disc injury, disc herniation
disc injury, disc herniation, back pain: Dear Jasmine, Disc injuries are permanent. When a disc is bulging or protruding, it is because the annular fibers that make up the outside of the disc are stretched or torn. The disc is a non-vascular material, meaning that it doesn t heal very well......

Chiropractors: si joint manipulation put my back out of wack,, ligament laxity, tight muscles
Chiropractors: si joint manipulation put my back out of wack,, ligament laxity, tight muscles, sacral area

Chiropractors: Hip Pain, hip flexor muscles, american academy of family physicians
hip flexor muscles, american academy of family physicians, right iliac crest: Hi Michelle, Thanks for your question. While I can t provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, I can tell you that anterior hip, groin, or thigh pain usually comes from the hip joint or one of the hip flexor muscles. A careful physical examination...

Chiropractors: Hip Pain, right iliac crest, paresthetica
right iliac crest, paresthetica, hip pain: The hip can refer pain into the thigh and knee. Another condition is called Meralgia Paresthetica which you can find on a web search. The other option in a nerve in your lower back can be pinched or irritated and will refer pain into the front thigh. Have...

Chiropractors: Hip Pain, hip pain, back pain
hip pain, back pain, bladder infection: Dear Michelle, There are a couple of thoughts that I am having regarding your situation. It is very possibly the result of a hip flexor muscle strain, like a psoas muscle, or the upper portion of the quadriceps femoris muscle. It is impossible to know...

Chiropractors: hurniated disck lumbar and cervical, Neck, back
Neck, back, disc: Richie, In short to answer your question; the Best way to treat a lumbar and cervical compression would be to come into my office and get checked. I am located in St Louis, MO. If you are unable to do so then the next best thing would be for me to refer...

Chiropractors: Kick Boxing after Cervical Radiculopathy, non surgical spinal decompression, spinal decompression
non surgical spinal decompression, spinal decompression, kick boxing: Hey thx for the great review. I definitely think you can go ahead and exercise and do all of the exercises you mentioned but be ever mindful not to strain the neck. Example when you are doing crunches make sure you are not pulling on your neck with your hands...

Chiropractors: Leg Weakness, extreme muscle fatigue, neurologic disease
extreme muscle fatigue, neurologic disease, musculoskeletal conditions: Hi Shannon, First, as you might discover from previous postings about back pain, x-rays are not advised and are not part of evidence based care for back pain. You cannot determine what the problem is by taking an x-ray. Just becuase your lumbar spine...

Chiropractors: Lower spine cliks when...., pelvic misalignment, chiropractic adjustments
pelvic misalignment, chiropractic adjustments, pinched nerve: it sounds like a pelvic misalignment, that s why you get clicking when you move the hip/ pelvis. you may also have a pinched nerve. go get that checked out ASAP. you don t want that to become chronic and get worse. you probably need a few chiropractic adjustments...

Chiropractors: lower back cartigue, Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Epidural
Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Epidural, pregnancy pain: Lisa, I am sorry to hear of your predicament. There is a few that need to be ruled out out. First and foremost you may have an anterior pelvis. To determine if you do have an anterior pelvis you will need to have an AP Pelvis X ray of your pelvis and Lumbar...

Chiropractors: lumabr area and cervical problems, musculoskeletal evaluation, pro adjuster
musculoskeletal evaluation, pro adjuster, sine waves: In response to your question, you need to have a proper musculoskeletal evaluation of your condition. The information you provided regarding the examination findings really does not provide adequate information to arrive at a diagnosis, and I suspect that...

Chiropractors: Middle Back Pain, how to find a good chiropractor, spine area
how to find a good chiropractor, spine area, thoracic spine: Hi Dan, Sorry I m late on this. I don t know how I missed it in my email. Anyway, your situation is very simple. Yes, it s the muscles, ligaments, soft tissues, etc. It s likely all of it as they all tie together. You need to find a sports chirpractor...

Chiropractors: neck pain, neck pain, bone out
neck pain, bone out, subluxation: Dear Kirsten, It is possible that you are having joint dysfunction or subluxation of the cervical spine segments. This will give you the sensation of having something out of place. It is also possible that you are having some more serious issue as well....

Chiropractors: neck spasms, stiffness, jaw clicking, periodic vertigo, TMJ
TMJ: Hi Lynn, These symptoms are commonly associated with a jaw joint, or temoromandibular joint (TMJ). If you have TMJ dysfunction (TMJD) it can lead to pain. Some of the signs of TMJD include cracking, popping, of the joints and pain. If you are older,...

Chiropractors: numbness in the top of my right leg, back pain, sciatica
back pain, sciatica, low back pain: Dear Sallie, Sciatica is actually caused, in many instances, by bulging or herniating disc or discs in the lower back. These discs can heal, but are never as good as the original equipment, before injury. Sciatica is irritation of the nerve roots as they...

Chiropractors: back pain from rowing, exact diagnosis, upper leg
exact diagnosis, upper leg, athletic performance: It is hard to give an exact diagnosis without an actual exam, but from what you describe, you are having a spasm of the Psoas/Iliacus muscles. These hook from the front of the spine to the upper leg, and work for forward bending. The rowing you are doing...

Chiropractors: Rib pain, staten island chiropractor, staten island sports hall of fame
staten island chiropractor, staten island sports hall of fame: Rib pain, back pain, neck pain, exercise, staten island back pain, pinched nerve, Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame, Hello Fazil, I am sorry to hear of your pain. Congratulations on doing exercise, keep up the good work...

Chiropractors: rowing back pain, repetitive strain, musculature
repetitive strain, musculature, advil: My concern is the radiating pain down the legs, it could be sciatica. I would see a good chiropractor in your area to take a look at you for repetitive strain of your spine and musculature. You should be able to get fixed up with a couple weeks of treatment...

Chiropractors: si joint manipulation put my back out of wack,, SI Joint, epidural
SI Joint, epidural, interventional pain management: Mark, That s too bad this happenned to you. There s no good explanation. I don t know if the procedure was overly forceful, or if you had some inherent vulnerability. The best thing you can do now is to visit an interventional pain management specialist...

Chiropractors: si joint manipulation put my back out of wack,, physiotherpy, chirpractor
physiotherpy, chirpractor, back muscles: Have second opinion with a very reputable chiropractor. There is no reason your back condition cannot be resolved with a chiropractor. My only concern would be a bulging or herniated disc that may need further evaluation. I would suggest an MRI at this point....

Chiropractors: strange symptoms after chiropractor visit, dr appointment, spinal manipulation
dr appointment, spinal manipulation, headaches and nausea: I think you are doing the right thing by visiting your MD. I also think you should get in contact with the chiropractor and let him/her know what you are experiencing. He/she might have ideas as to why you are experiencing those symptoms and may have some...

Chiropractors: whats the best way to treat lumbar and cervical compression, disc degeneration, disc compression
disc degeneration, disc compression, disc thinning: Dear Richie, I assume that you are talking about disc compression/degeneration, and not spinal vertebral compression fractures... First of all, you need to realize that disc space narrowing or compression of discs are poorly descriptive of what is...

Chiropractors: whats the best way to treat lumbar and cervical compression, decompression therapy, cervical compression
decompression therapy, cervical compression, inversion table: One of the best ways currently is decompression therapy. It should counteract the compression in the spine, depending on a few factors. An in home solution is an inversion table. These can be overdone and cause more problems, so it is best to have an assessment...

Chiropractors: whats the best way to treat lumbar and cervical compression, disc bulge, cervical compression
disc bulge, cervical compression, dessication: richie, The most cost effective way to see if your disc is compressed is by x ray, but an mri will look to see why your disc is compressed (for example: disc bulge or herniation or dessication) Being that you haven t told me your history, age, etc.....

Chiropractors: back, short leg, low back pain
short leg, low back pain, back pain: Dear Mary, To me, it sounds like the doctors have figured out why your back is hurting. You have some serious physical distortions (scoliosis, tilted pelvis, improperly healed leg fracture, shortness of the right leg) that have created some mechanical...

Chiropractors: AC Joint pain, soft tissue massage, bodybuilding contest
soft tissue massage, bodybuilding contest, cuff muscles: Amol, The crossfit shoulder exercise can strain your shoulder if you do it too far or too often. You need to consider scapular stability training. Your cortisol will not be affeced by your shoulder. If you are weight training with an AC joint that has...

Chiropractors: AC Joint pain, soft tissue massage, bodybuilding contest
soft tissue massage, bodybuilding contest, cuff muscles: Amol, First, your x-ray looks okay. No worries. I would guess at this point that you simply have asymmetry that you were born with and developed. I don t know why your SCM muscle would be asymmetric. I am not a fan of heavy squats for the general...

Chiropractors: anxiety and panic attacks, vertebral subluxation, anxiety
vertebral subluxation, anxiety, adjustment: Dear Vern, Chiropractic benefits people by correcting interference that can occur in the body’s central nerve system. The brain is responsible to control and coordinate the function of the body and it uses a vast network of nerves, like a wiring system,...

Chiropractors: blow to head, brain trauma, pain in my head
brain trauma, pain in my head, freind: Dear Nishant, You are right, this is a question that should be asked to a neurologist, MD. Head and brain trauma can be dangerous, so it should always be checked out. This is not a question that I, as a chiropractor, can help you with. Good luck ...

Chiropractors: buttocks pain & release of emotions, deep tissue massage, buttocks pain
deep tissue massage, buttocks pain, trauma release: Wendy, There is no viable reason to lay face down for so long that your eyes get bloodshot. I don t know how long this was for you (you didn t give me a number). As for deep soft tissue therapy, unless it is done on different areas each time, you must...

Chiropractors: C4 rotation, Pain, neck
Pain, neck, spine: Sheila, Your Chiro has found this problem over a year ago but he or she has not been able to correct it? Has your chiro been working at or above this area? Have they taken updated films to measure and see if it is improving? Have you noticed any changes...

Chiropractors: cartelidge damage, nerve blocks, nerve tissue
nerve blocks, nerve tissue, nerve root: Dear Lynn, Nothing cures your condition. Nothing. There are many things that can be done, often simultaneously, to help control and manage the condition. Physiotherapy, and exercise, help with the muscles, but if this is all that you are doing... exercising...

Chiropractors: Should I get chiropractic care?, vertigo dizziness, ringing ears
vertigo dizziness, ringing ears, weight scales: Hi Emma, First, it is true that the chiropractors that do these sort of things can come across like con artists. Keep in mind that our healthcare system shuts out doctors of chiropractic, and this forces DC s to do whatever it takes to get patients. ...

Chiropractors: chiropractic care for the neck affecting my throat, back pain, neck pain
back pain, neck pain, chest pain: Dear Libby, First of all, military neck simply describes the posture of your neck. In my mind, it does not describe why you are having symptoms. A loss of the normal curve in the neck could cause, over time, altered mechanical function that can result...

Chiropractors: Chiropractor Pushed Too Hard on Back, thoracic spine, hip arthritis
thoracic spine, hip arthritis, moderate discomfort: Ken, Your middle back may simply be strained from the maneuver that the intern performed. This can happen even under the care of more seasoned doctors. However, they are interns... See if anyone in the clinic, namely the doctor/advisor, can jump in...

Chiropractors: Chronic Back Pain, mid back pain, chronic back pain
mid back pain, chronic back pain, blade area: All you can do is to continue trying. When the shoulder blade flairs from the rib cage, it is a sign of serratus anterior weakness, sometimes related to nerve damage. The more that your doctor understands the nature of your injury, the more potential...

Chiropractors: Consulta, espondilolistesis, google
espondilolistesis, google, fractura: Gracias por su pregunta. Yo no hablo español, espero que mi respuesta es comprensible. Estoy utilizando Google Translate para leer su pregunta y respuesta. Su informe de resonancia magnética o un informe de rayos X muestra que tiene una enfermedad degenerativa...

Chiropractors: dislocated stomach, hiatal hernia, abdomin
hiatal hernia, abdomin, reply button: Kevin, I understand. You have a problem that is associated with whatever procedure the chiropractor performed. What I am trying to get across to you is that the pain may not have anything to do with your stomach. It might be that your rib got dislocated,...

Chiropractors: left elbow seems to lock up, elbow pain, musculoskeletal problem
elbow pain, musculoskeletal problem, soft tissues: Pat, Thanks for your question. In order to determine what course of treatment would be best for you, it is first necessary to determine the exact cause of your elbow problem. Various muscular problems as well as degenerative changes (arthritis) can can...

Chiropractors: Lower Back pain
Chiropractors: Lower Back pain

Chiropractors: Headache and neck pain, pinched nerve, chiropractor
pinched nerve, chiropractor, nausea: Abhay, considering a symptomatic issues that you are describing it is apparent that you are more than likely suffering with subluxation of the cervical vertebra which in turn results in a hinged nerves. A subluxation occurs when one or more of the cervical...

Chiropractors: Hip Pain, piriformis
piriformis: Hi Kris, First, consider a basic hip x-ray to rule out any arthritic problems (often inherited) as well as any signs of avascular necrosis (AVN) or stress fracture (since you ve been jogging). See a chiropractor, preferrably one that has better skills...

Chiropractors: HIP pain / MRI report, mild changes, private consultation
mild changes, private consultation, mri report: Your MRI findings essentially describe osteoarthritis of the sacro-iliac joint. Sacro-iliac joint pain can refer pain to the hip joint, the groin, or the buttocks and back of the thigh, but usually not below the knee. Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction can...

Chiropractors: Knee pain and swelling, poor circulation, added stress
poor circulation, added stress, knee pain: its important that you lose weight. you are utting a lot of added stress on those joints. i would also have the arches in your feet checked. you may need custom arch support (orthotics) this can sometimes help. your swelling is due to either arthritis or poor...

Chiropractors: Lower Back pain, low back pain, football
low back pain, football, chiropractor: Dear Kyle, I am so sorry to hear of your lower back pain. Low back pain can be very frustrating. Regarding your lumbarization... you have had it your whole life, even before you had pain... so I do not buy that it is the cause of your back pain. I have...

Chiropractors: MRI report said but don't understand it, focal disc herniation, cerebellar tonsils
focal disc herniation, cerebellar tonsils, mri report: Cornelia, This is a question for your radiologist that read the films, or for your medical doctor that ordered the films... or for a neurologist MD. This is not a chiropractic question. I am sorry, I cannot help you with this one. Good luck Cornelia....

Chiropractors: Neck/deltoid pain, Chiropractor, Shoulder pain
Chiropractor, Shoulder pain, Shoulder treatment: Steve, I highly suggest you go to your doctor since you are already contemplating this idea. I would suggest going to a Chiropractor in your area as you have either a pinched nerve in your neck or rotator cuff issues. You can actually have one of these...

Chiropractors: neck problems, bad posture, sinus problems
bad posture, sinus problems, neck bones: It probably will not go away. Your symptoms may go away, or they may not. You will continue to get arthritis if those mis aligments aren t corrected. You could also wear down your discs if you haven t already. The myths I ve heard are completely unfounded....

Chiropractors: Do I really need to fix this? (Reversed cervical curve), reversed neck curve
reversed neck curve: Jess, Sadly, this is a commonly encountered issue in chiropractic: is a lack of cervical lordosis (normal curve) or the reversal of it. What is questioned is if it is important and should it be corrected. I have responded to several others with this...

Chiropractors: Recent chiropractor visit, stretching and strengthening exercises, muscle contraction
stretching and strengthening exercises, muscle contraction, disc problems: Dear Kyle, The primary issue with you is your three herniated discs in the lower back. As you have stated, your adjustments with your chiropractor have helped in the past. It is possible, however, that the disc problems are progressing (they usually do....

Chiropractors: silver doller sized lump on lower right side of back, lipoma, back pain
lipoma, back pain, sciatica: Dear Buffy, Lipomas, or fatty tissue benign tumors, are quite common in the lower back area. Usually they are not much of a bother, but from time to time they can become painful. Your neurologist is correct in that it probably is not butting up against...

Chiropractors: my son is brain injured, Brain injury, head injury
Brain injury, head injury, neck injury: Randa, First of all, I am very sorry about your son, but I want you to know that there is Hope. I am not sure where your location is, so I will just get you in touch with Dr Shawn Dill. Dr Dill practices in Dublin, CA which is basically San Francisco. His...

Chiropractors: son's neck, concrete sidewalk, tight muscles
concrete sidewalk, tight muscles, jennifer thanks: Jennifer, Thanks for your question. If your son has not experienced this popping phenomenon prior to the fall you mentioned, I would immediately have him checked out in an ER, or minimally, with his pediatrician. While it is common for some people...

Chiropractors: Where should i start and waht is a good college?, Chiropractic school, health
Chiropractic school, health, college: Michael, That is terrific news, good for you! When it comes to Chiropractic Schools and my recommendations, I will always suggest the ones that offer Upper Cervical Techniques. If they are teaching Upper Cervical Care, then they will also have a great...

Chiropractors: Stiff Neck/Headache, poor body mechanics, muscle contraction
poor body mechanics, muscle contraction, muscle treatment: Muscle contraction and spasms often occur due to poor body mechanics. A few visits with a chiropractor or massage therapist for soft tissue/muscle treatment would most likely be of benefit. Please see this link for additional information: http://tinyurl.com/69bjfld...

Chiropractors: stomach problems from hiatal hernia procedure, stomach problems, hiatal hernia
stomach problems, hiatal hernia, hernias: i understand. Is it painful? sorry for your discomfort and i wish i could be of more help. i did research it a little after you wrote me. it looks like this has happened before to others. If you have adhesions you will need surgery. you should have it...

Chiropractors: terrible pain, tender nodules, myofascial trigger points
tender nodules, myofascial trigger points, referral pattern: As a D.C., I cannot advise you on taking prescription medication. However, the symptoms you describe are not consistent with Ritalin use. Taking a stimulant such as Ritalin with excessive amounts of caffeine can cause headache, but your symptoms sound to be...

Chiropractors: weight training, side planks, ab crunches
side planks, ab crunches, lifting weights: Gary, Just stay away from squats. Try instead going to split squats. This will take some pressure off your back; Also, the research is pretty clear that loaded lumbar flexion will put force on your discs, therefore, ab crunches are not good to do....

Chiropractors: Back, myofascial trigger point, displaced rib
myofascial trigger point, displaced rib, musculature: Matt, Thanks for your question. I can t provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet; however, in general terms, it sounds as though you may have a displaced rib, which typically causes sharp pain when breathing in. Similar pain may also be caused...

Chiropractors: arm and leg weakness due to straight neck?, John Quackenbush Chiropractor, neck pain
John Quackenbush Chiropractor, neck pain, dizziness: Sheryl, To be quick yes the straightening of your neck can contribute to most of the symptoms you describe. However there can be many other factors to your symptomatic picture. If you entered my services I would immediately request a MRI of your head and...

Chiropractors: bulging disk, chiropractor, NY
chiropractor, NY: curt, sorry it has taken me awhile to respond. Your infraspinatus is a muscle. all your muscles are controlled by motor nerves that exit from the spine. bulged discs can cause pressure on the nerves and cause muscle weakness. you should be doing 2 or 3...

Chiropractors: chairi 1 malformation and activator method, arnold chiari malformation, canadian chiropractic association
arnold chiari malformation, canadian chiropractic association, chiari malformations: Thank you for your question. I do not have personal experience with the use of the Activator instrument for spinal manipulation in the treatment of patients with Arnold-Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. However, with respect to the chiropractic treatment...

Chiropractors: chiro billing after car accident, pain pills, brain surgeon
pain pills, brain surgeon, car accident: Dear Adele, I am so sorry that it has taken several days to get back to you regarding your question. I actually answered it earlier, but for some reason, (probably my own technological incompetence) the answer didn t go through. So... Here I go again! ...

Chiropractors: chiropractic manipulation, Good Health Naturally, victor dolan
Good Health Naturally, victor dolan: Hello Lisa, Happy 4th of July Weekend !!! Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear of your pain. Let s start from the top: .......I have TMJ/Myofascial Pain Syndrome. I have sought treatment from a chiropractor twice, thus far. ...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation
inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation, nerve and muscle: Dear Michaela, Sorry about the delay in responding to you. It is good that you wish to heal, not just cover up pain. Aside from just covering up symptoms, drugs always have various harmful effects on the body, so avoiding any unnecessary medications is...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, costochondritis
costochondritis: Michaela, Find a reputable chiropractor in your area. Check lists such as: www.acbsp.com or www.westhartfordgroup.com or ask around, including who your PCP might know of. Try a few sessions of chiropractic joint manipulation along with graston technique...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation
inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation, nerve and muscle: First, let me say good for you for being so pro-active with your condition. Costochondritis, to sum it up, can be a bugger. Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories will only mask the pain, not treat the cause. That being said, a good anti inflammatory that...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation
inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation, nerve and muscle: Thanks for your question. Costochondritis can be a very frustrating condition, and healing time can vary considerably from one person to another. After 1 year, about half of patients still may have discomfort; approximately one third report continued tenderness...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation
inflammation of the chest wall, weird sensation, nerve and muscle: Dear Michaela, It is refreshing to hear of somebody that has done a lot of the research already. You have learned so much, and you need to continue your search and learning. You are right, in that cartilage is a very slow healing tissue. The reason...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, chiropractor NY
chiropractor NY: hi michaela, I treat this condition often. first: you need to have a spinal x ray to see if you have scoliosis which causes the ribs to shift out of place and in turn can cause costochondritis. this condition usually presents itself when the ribs are out...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, John Quackenbush Chiropractor, Rib pain
John Quackenbush Chiropractor, Rib pain, Rib Fracture: Michaela, It sounds as if you might have been too aggressive with your breathing exercises and yes it is possible that the symptom complex you are now experiencing could be the culprit. I am going to give you some information today but to be more complete...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, chest pain, arm
chest pain, arm, leg: Michaela, First of all, you need to understand that soft tissue takes a minimum of 90 days to heal properly. Regardless of how you feel, you need to set a timeline of 90 days. Next, did they take any pictures at the hospital? Any definitive evidence that...

Chiropractors: Decision for Spine Surgery, level laser therapy, gentle chiropractic care
level laser therapy, gentle chiropractic care, low level laser: I m not sure who told you bed rest would fix the problem. they were clearly wrong. If you go to a surgeon he will recommend surgery. You have many alternatives you have not even tried. I will name them from least invasive to more invasive procedures: first;...

Chiropractors: ear pain, john quackenbush, ears nose and throat specialist
john quackenbush, ears nose and throat specialist, chiropractic physician: This is a very tough question to answer and I really don t think I can give you a definitive answer but I certainly can tell you what tests I would order. I would get an x ray of her head and neck first and foremost and then I would order MRI of her neck...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis
Chiropractors: Costochondritis

Chiropractors: Near-syncope after cervical traction
Chiropractors: Near-syncope after cervical traction

Chiropractors: fused vertebrae in lower back, pregnancy problems, strengthening exercises
pregnancy problems, strengthening exercises, new discovery: Dear Victoria, I am sorry that it has taken a while to answer. I typed an answer last week, but evidently something happened, and you didn t get it. I will write another for you. First of all, your doctor cannot tell if you have spinal fusion due to...

Chiropractors: Headache after chiro, practice parameters, rational reason
practice parameters, rational reason, chiro: Angie, If the neck pain is gone and your sleep is okay, then you are done. Still 3x/week? For what? It s one thing to taper off of the treatment in what is known as a therapeutic withdrawal of care. This would be done to see if your body does okay...

Chiropractors: Help I am in pain, gentle chiropractic care, numbness in hand
gentle chiropractic care, numbness in hand, cold laser: there are many other things you should try before surgery. shame on your surgeon for not suggesting them first. 1: cold laser therapy with gentle chiropractic care. i deal with cases like yours everyday. We have a lot of success in most cases. it certainly...

Chiropractors: MRI of Cervical Spine, disc protrusion, headaches and neck pain
disc protrusion, headaches and neck pain, mri of cervical spine: I am not sure if you have chiropractors in india , but you should try it. herniations are permanent injuries. this does not mean you will be in pain for the rest of your life though. try to find a US trained chiropractor. this will also help with your headaches....

Chiropractors: Near-syncope after cervical traction, syncope, adjustment
syncope, adjustment, chiropractor: Dear Lyndsey, I am sorry about your response following treatment with your chiropractor. What you experienced is not uncommon, and here are a couple of ideas that I have had regarding this type of response. 1) First of all, there is a lot of controversy...

Chiropractors: Neck Issue, tight tendons, tissue work
tight tendons, tissue work, loud pop: Hello Angela, The popping or clicking with the shoulder is usually tight tendons snapping across the joint or each other. The pressure and popping in the neck can be musculature but most likely from a facet (posterior joint in the spine) joint that...

Chiropractors: back pain, John Quackenbush Chiropractor, low back pain
John Quackenbush Chiropractor, low back pain: Annie, This is very difficult to answer because there is no one bed fits all solution.The problem still remains a recommended bed while great for one person is terrible for another and this is true of pillow selection also. I understand your frustration....

Chiropractors: Back pain - Injections or wait?, disc protrusion, chiropractic methods
disc protrusion, chiropractic methods, strength classes: Lauren, This all depends on your symptoms and pain tolerance, as well as your neurologic exam findings. If you have pain you can live with for a while, and you have no neurologic signs, e.g. loss of reflexes or foot drop weakness, for example, then you...

Chiropractors: Sore, Stifness, and tingling after 3rd adfjustment, soft tissue massage, heat massage
soft tissue massage, heat massage, time amy: Amy, If you have a sprain/strain injury then the chiropractor has to really be careful about how much force is applied for spinal joint manipulation. It is not unusual to have soreness side effects from joint manipulation in general, and these are often...

Chiropractors: spinal cancer, neurologic signs, manipulation procedures
neurologic signs, manipulation procedures, cancer question: Hi Chuck, I m sorry about your mom. Frankly, without knowing all the details about your mother s case with the chiropractor, it s hard to know what to tell you. On on hand, some people show no signs of illness and have negative x-rays, and thus seem...

Chiropractors: Wrist pain after a fall, repetitive motion disorders, thumb side
repetitive motion disorders, thumb side, median nerve: Without an actual hands on exam, it is difficult to diagnose. However, barring any fractures, it sounds as if something, during the fall, was misaligned. You may have pressure on one of the nerves of the wrist to the hand (Median Nerve). A visit to a good...

Chiropractors: Alternatives to ATM therapy, hip flexors, muscles of the spine
hip flexors, muscles of the spine, hyperkyphosis: Ed, Thanks for your question. The appropriateness of exercises for treatment of thoracic hyperkyphosis depend upon the degree of osteoporosis which may be present in an individual. A 1984 study published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine...

Chiropractors: arm, cervical spinal stenosis, sciatic nerve pain
cervical spinal stenosis, sciatic nerve pain, cervical stenosis: Linda, I really can t give you an exact definitive answer on this one but if your breathing is hindered you may develop pneumonia. Remember I said you may develop pneumonia.I am happy to hear you are returning to your surgeon so he can see if there is anything...

Chiropractors: Many attacks to my neck, neck pain, disc degeneration
neck pain, disc degeneration, arm pain: Dear Angel, First of all, the good news is that if you transcribed the MRI report correctly, you do not have a fractured or broken bone in the neck. The bad news is that you have a lot of degenerative changes (osteoarthritic changes) in the neck. These...

Chiropractors: backward spine, x ray, ligaments
x ray, ligaments, curvature: Without an actual hands on exam, it is very difficult to diagnose; I think what your chiropractor means by backward, is that the normal curvature is reversed. Adjusting can help, but rehabilitative exercises should be done in conjunction with them to help...

Chiropractors: bunion repair without surgery by chiropractor, poor fitting shoes, international medical research
poor fitting shoes, international medical research, genetic predisposition: Gina, Correction of a bunion by manual manipulation is not something with which I am familiar, nor something I would attempt. Bunions are believed to be caused by mechanical stress, a possible genetic predisposition, poor fitting shoes, and as a result...

Chiropractors: chronic pain in neck persists after two years chiropractic, chiropractic, adjustment
chiropractic, adjustment, back pain: Dear Natalie, I see a couple of issues with what is going on. First of all, you can be adjusted for your entire life and never change the distortions that are seen on an x-ray film... and it is impossible to know if the rotated C2 is truly the cause...

Chiropractors: collar bone bulb, Staten Island Chiropractor, Dr. Victor Dolan
Staten Island Chiropractor, Dr. Victor Dolan: clavicle, collar bone, AC joint, SC joint, Staten Island Chiropractor dr. victor dolan, acromio-clavicular joint, sterno-clavicular joint, scapula, staten island kinesiotape, kinesiotape, Hello Meg, I am sorry to hear of your problem. ...

Chiropractors: back curvature, weight lifters, orthopedist
weight lifters, orthopedist, chiropractor: Hi Karen, Well, this is an easy answer: go to a chiropractor. He obviously isn t sick, so he does not need a PCP. He doesn t have anything broken, so an orthopedist is out. He could do okay with a physical therapist. But he likely will do best...

Chiropractors: curvature of spine, weight training exercises, strength exercises
weight training exercises, strength exercises, good posture: Hi Diana, First of all, there is no true re-positioning of bones with manipulation. Manipulation will improve the joint motion, it will free-up a joint that is stiff or stuck, but it really doesn t reposition it. There has never been any research to...

Chiropractors: EYE TWITCHING AND FACE/ARMS ETCHING, neck fracture, cervical fracture
neck fracture, cervical fracture, muscle twitching: Dear Mohammed, It is my understanding that Neurobion tablets are vitamin tablets... primarily of the B complex variety. If they are successful, why stop? There is nothing in them that is harmful. Twitching could be simply related to B complex vitamin...

Chiropractors: backward spine, tension headache, cervical spine
Chiropractors: backward spine, tension headache, cervical spine, curvature

Chiropractors: chronic pain in neck persists after two years chiropractic, hemmel, prolotherapy
Chiropractors: chronic pain in neck persists after two years chiropractic, hemmel, prolotherapy, ligament

Chiropractors: Forward Neck Syndrome, staten island chiropractor, dr. victor dolan
staten island chiropractor, dr. victor dolan: Forward head syndrome, cervical curve, Staten Island Chiropractor, low back pain, spinal curvatures, Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan, regimen of care, Hello JJ, I am sorry to hear of your back pain. I am also sorry to hear of your...

Chiropractors: inappropriate examination, dr brown, chiropractic adjustment
dr brown, chiropractic adjustment, chiropractor: Hello Maureen, I would also be concerned if a member of my family had the experience you report. I have practiced chiropractic for more than 30 years and I can assure you that spinal analysis does not require fondling the breast. Your daughter should...

Chiropractors: Knee, keith biggs, DC
keith biggs, DC, chiropractor: Dear Bud, Arthritis happens in all of us. The degree of arthritis depends on prior injuries, genetics, and postural/structural predispositions. The real question here is what you did to your knee when you injured it. Have you torn cartilage in the knee...

Chiropractors: knee, IT Band
IT Band: Hello Jenny, The symptoms could be caused by injury to the tendons, ligaments, or joint. The best place to start would be a MRI of the knee, this will show any damage to the aforementioned structures and see what is causing the swelling and clicking....

Chiropractors: Knee Pain, knee pain, locking knee joint
knee pain, locking knee joint, mri: Dear Lyndsey, What you are describing does sound like a tear in the meniscus, or cartilage. Although the MRI is negative for meniscus tear, please understand that and MRI is accurate for detection of cartilage tearing and damage only about 80% of the time....

Chiropractors: Loss of Cervical Curve in Neck, cervical curve, sinus symptoms
cervical curve, sinus symptoms, horse dung: Hi Mandy, I m sorry to say that this is not appropriate treatment. There is no evidence that you can get your neck curve restored. There is no evidence that the chiropractic treatments will change your neck curve any better than if you layed down on...

Chiropractors: Lower Back MRI, staten island chiropractor dr. victor dolan
staten island chiropractor dr. victor dolan : staten island chiropractor, dr. victor dolan, MRI, back pain, facet degeneration, Hello , Thank you for your followup question. You state: ....I did have a lower back MRI. I actually just got a call from my doctor today so he can tell me...

Chiropractors: LTV and Epidural, Staten Island Chiropractor Victor Dolan
Staten Island Chiropractor Victor Dolan : LumboSacral Transitional Vertebrae, Epidural Steroid Injection, Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan, pain management, symptoms vs cause, Hello Cathy, Thank you for your question. Just by asking the question, I think you, or perhaps...

Chiropractors: nagging shoulder tightness, left clavicle, deep tissue massage
left clavicle, deep tissue massage, shoulder exercise: I often see this and we do deep tissue massage in the office as well as spinal adjustments to the neck and upper back (If needed). In addition, I manipulate the shoulder. If you can find a chiropractor that treats sports injuries, I think you will have a much...

Chiropractors: Neck bones misalignment, neck bones, connective tissues
neck bones, connective tissues, soft tissues: Isabella, Everyone s bones are misaligned to some degree. It s a flawed concept that the visualized assumption of what s misaligned has corellation to pain or health. It does not. It has more to do with the function of the joints, regardless of alignment,...

Chiropractors: Neck Injury, chiropractor, massage
chiropractor, massage, neck injury: Dear Darren, The first thing that you should do is get an examination, complete with neck x-rays. The important thing following neck trauma is to rule out any possible fracture. Sometimes, fractures are not immediately evident when they happen, and the...

Chiropractors: Non mechanical back pain, flexion distraction, spinal joints
flexion distraction, spinal joints, ultasound: Hi Lynda, What kind of doctor? A PCP? They are doctors of internal medicine and not musculoskeletal specialists. You should see chiropractor and get checked out. See if you can find one who has what s called a Flexion Distraction table. Also,...

Chiropractors: numb thumb, Staten Island Chiropractor, Dr. Victor Dolan
Staten Island Chiropractor, Dr. Victor Dolan, Staten Island Pinched Nerve : numb thumb, staten island chiropractor, dr. victor dolan, thumb, pinched nerve, numbness, pain, Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for your follow-up question and additional information. So,,, you have never injured this thumb,,,, you have diabetes...

Chiropractors: Back pain, pain management specialist, soft tissue techniques
pain management specialist, soft tissue techniques, interventional pain management: Hi Mim, Yes, if the x-rays showed a lot of degenerative changes to the joints and, more so, a lot of loss of the disc spaces, then that could possibly explain your pain. But keep in mind that just the arthritis alone is not an indicator of pain. It is...

Chiropractors: Back pain, facet joint sprain, causes of lower back pain
facet joint sprain, causes of lower back pain, disc bulge: Dear Tammy, I am sorry about the lower back pain. There are many causes of lower back pain, and it is impossible to say simply based on your explanation what the cause of your pain is. Here are a few possible causes: 1) Muscle strain 2) Facet joint...

Chiropractors: Back pain, Staten Island Chiropractor, Dr. Victor Dolan
Staten Island Chiropractor, Dr. Victor Dolan, Staten Island Chiropractic : back pain, staten island back pain, chiropractor, cancer, staten island chiropractor, dr. victor dolan, MRI, ultrasound, vertebral subluxation, progressive back pain, Hello Lynda, Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear of your pain....

Chiropractors: back pain, Chiropractor John Quackenbush, disc bulge
Chiropractor John Quackenbush, disc bulge, disc herniation: Michelle, My answers are in caps!!! Mild spondylotic changes involving L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels with a minor anterolisthesis of L5 in relation to La THIS MEANS YOU HAVE VERY MINOR AMOUNT OF DEGENERATIVE CHANGES AT THE LOWER THREE VERTEBRAE IN YOUR...

Chiropractors: Questions, bad posture, poor posture
bad posture, poor posture, muscular fatigue: Payton, You first should see your primary care provider to have your blood pressure monitored; a condition known as orthostatic hypotension can cause dizziness upon standing from a seated or laying down position. Lightheartedness is not typically associated...

Chiropractors: reverse neck curvature, neck curve, cervical spine
neck curve, cervical spine, pain: Stephanie, Yes, a reversed cervical curve is nothing to take lightly. I am sorry to say that the reason the MD s didn t have much to say about it is because they do not have a solution for it. What they should be doing is referring you to an Upper Cervical...

Chiropractors: Rib looks popped out, graston technique, joint dysfunction
graston technique, joint dysfunction, scoliosis: Hi Lili, It sounds like you are straining your rib as you run, causing a muscular reaction (where it gets tight) and/or some irritation (with or without swelling), and this is making your rib hurt. I also wonder if you have any scoliosis. Have someone...

Chiropractors: Am I doing the right thing?, chiropractic, chiropractor
chiropractic, chiropractor, neck pain: Yes... you are doing the right thing. Simply from the stand point that you ALWAYS EXHAUST ALL OTHER POTENTIAL TREATMENTS BEFORE YOU EVER EVER EVER CONSIDER SURGERY. Now, that does not mean that for CERTAIN the chiropractor is going to help you... but you...

Chiropractors: Skeletal structure change, broad shoulders, chiropractic doctor
broad shoulders, chiropractic doctor, slim waist: Dear Simon, Your history doesn t bring anything to mind. Like I said before, Simon, I haven t done an examination on you. Pain in the mid back is very common and could be anything, and whether or not you have a condition is still in question. Everything...

Chiropractors: Slipping rib, cheerleading
cheerleading: Cheerleading?! Well, that explains a lot. This category of athlete, especially at the competitive high school level is prone to injury of the spine and wrists. Get her to a provider of Graston Technique or FAKTR (.com) and my bet is that this will help...

Chiropractors: backpain since a month, chiropractor, kidney
chiropractor, kidney, back pain: Dear Ritesh, Back pain can be caused by a lot of things, including kidney issues. The only way that you can truly rule out kidney issues is with lab testing. If you are concerned about your kidneys, you should see your medical doctor. Many times, however,...

Chiropractors: bulging disc, disc bulge, bone spurs
disc bulge, bone spurs, cervical spine: J, Yes, it could very likely be the same bulged disc, but bulging on the other side. Also, if your disc was bulged straight back in the canal, it, combined with other factors such as arthritic bone spurs can cause pain either side of the neck and either...

Chiropractors: CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS, Disc protrusion, disc surgery
Disc protrusion, disc surgery, chiropractic: Dear Prashanth, Surgery may be your father s only hope and I cannot just write a response and say don t have surgery! But if surgery is inevitable why not try some conservative treatment first. Try to find a chiropractor who employs cervical spinal decompression....

Chiropractors: chiro adjustment and breast tissue, pin pricks, rope burn
pin pricks, rope burn, larger breast: Dear Jan, I never have my patients get into gowns for adjustmnets. There is no reason why you cannot wear a bra during a chiropractic adjustment. In my office, for example, I adjust both men and women in the clothing that they wear when they come into...

Chiropractors: Chronic neck/upper back strain, upper back strain, nerve pain
upper back strain, nerve pain, stretching exercise: Hi Callah, You need to have a consultation with an interventional pain management specialist. These are MD s that specialize in treating pain. They are often MD Physiatrists or Anesthesiologists. You also need to go through a depression screening,...

Chiropractors: Chronic Tension Headaches or more?, John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, headaches
John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, headaches, neck pain: Andreas, I would like you to know I still feel that you should seek Chiropractic care as the whole situation maybe caused by a pinched nerve in your upper cervical spine. I did not mean to scare you off from seeing a chiropractor but the tests I suggested...

Chiropractors: Disc Narrowing, John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, Scoliosis
John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, Scoliosis, back pain: Mimi, First and foremost you will more than likely be able to get pregnant and carry to term and more than likely have a beautiful healthy baby. Plenty of woman have done so for years and years. I suggest you get a chiropractic work up to determine the...

Chiropractors: eccentric exercises, repetitive stress injury, kneecap pain
repetitive stress injury, kneecap pain, cortizone injection: Check this out, it can help. Get an orthopedic evaluation if things persist. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=patellofemoral%20syndrome%20exercises&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEkQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportmed.com%2Fpdf%2FChondromalacia.pdf&ei=2fiETvTDGurV0QGhhrHLDw&usg=AFQjCNEWVH90A2UnbOG6SazUSzchV20CL...

Chiropractors: elbow, fingers tingles, chiropractor, numbness
chiropractor, numbness, tingling: Hello Steve, Tingling and numbness in the hand and fingers can be caused by a lot of things, such as cervical spondylosis, cervical disc herniation/bulging, ulnar entrapment, thoracic outlet syndrome, radial nerve entrapment, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral...

Chiropractors: hand numbness, Staten Island Chiropractor, staten island chiropractic
Staten Island Chiropractor, staten island chiropractic, dr. victor dolan : CTS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Stress, Staten Island Carpal Tunnel, Radiculopathy, pinched nerve, staten island pinched nerve, chiropractic, double pinch syndrome, staten island chiropractor, Hello Shelie, I am sorry to hear of your continued...

Chiropractors: head pressure, John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, head trauma
John Quackenbush Phoenix Chiropractor, head trauma: Rhoan, You immediately need to have a CT Scan or at least an MRI of your skull and brain for several reasons. This could actually be life threatening. You need these tests immediately. Please resend with any other questions you may have. Sincerely,...

Chiropractors: INVERSION TABLES, chiropractor, inversion tables
chiropractor, inversion tables, adjustments: Dear Robert, I don t know anything about your condition other than you are tilted 6 degrees to one side, so it is difficult for me to know if an inversion table would be helpful or not. In general, I do like the concept of inversion therapy, but you have...

Chiropractors: Knee injury, cold towel, arthroscopy
cold towel, arthroscopy, knee problems: Check out this link, it is written for physicians but has alot of info to investigate your condition. Also, search on the web exercises for patellar tracking disorder I would also consult your surgeon. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p194.htm...

Chiropractors: Back and Leg Issues, elliptical treadmill, back and leg pain
elliptical treadmill, back and leg pain, spinal stenosis: Lee, Yes, you might find a lot of relief with a clinically astute and well skilled chirpractor. Check out these web sites: westhartfordgroup.com, acbsp.com, FAKTR.com to see if you can find DC s. Ask anyone on the westhartfordgroup site who might...

Chiropractors: Low back pain from an injury and tingling, chiropractor NY
chiropractor NY: ranjit, sorry for taking a few days to get back to you. i doubt the 2 are related. 1. you need to consult a chiropractor to deal with your lower back pain. MAKE SURE HE CHECKS YOUR PSOAS MUSCLE. this muscle actually connects to the side of the discs in your...

Chiropractors: Low Spine Disc Thickness, spine alignment, stabilization exercises
spine alignment, stabilization exercises, lower back pain: Hi Aaron, Yes, it is possible that the degenerated disc is the source of your pain, and it is possible that it has nothing at all to do with your pain. That s why current guidelines advise against taking x-rays on people with simple lower back pain. ...

Chiropractors: Lower Back Pain for a Long time!, John Quackenbush, Low back pain
John Quackenbush, Low back pain, Subluxation: Ross, Given your parameters you describe you were on the right track seeing a Chiropractor. If money is a problem explain it to the office manager and see if you can finance a package deal it s done everyday in the US. You are correct someone in your age...

Chiropractors: Numbness in lower left leg, soft tissue massage, muscle knot
soft tissue massage, muscle knot, disc protrusion: Hi Jazmin, Okay. Here are your choices: Wait and see, and it might just resolve on its own. It s only been a few days. If it doesn t resolve, then your next choice is to see a chiropractor or neurologist for examination to see if you have a pinched...

Chiropractors: pain at deltoid, www.drqdc.com, John Quackenbush DC
www.drqdc.com, John Quackenbush DC, Phoenix Arizona: Ben, Sounds to me like a rotator cuff syndrome but your doctor should not over look a possible labral tear also.I would suggest an MRI of the affected shoulder to see what internal pathology might be present. At a minimum you need a physical examination...

Chiropractors: is this a pinched nerv or what?, numbness in the legs, chiropactor
numbness in the legs, chiropactor, tension headache: you may want to be checked for MS multiple sclerosis. also, a manipulation at T5 or the neck wouldn t be likely to cause numbness in the legs. Your Chiropractor is correct when he told you to come back. your symptoms often times get worse before they get...

Chiropractors: referred pain, staten island chiropractic, staten island chiropractor
staten island chiropractic, staten island chiropractor, dr. victor dolan: referred pain, radiating pain, radiculopathy, staten island chiropractor, pinched nerve, muscle spasm, appendicitis, right sided abdomen/groin pain, Hello Lee, I am sorry to hear of your pain. Thank You for your question. You mention referred...

Chiropractors: Rehab for knee, repetitive stress injury, soft tissue injuries
repetitive stress injury, soft tissue injuries, kneecap pain: Hello Jim, Tendinitis of the knee is due to tight muscles (usually the quads) putting tension on the tendons causing friction over the joint, muscles, bursa, etc. which leads to tendinitis over time. You may want to see a Doctor of Chiropractic who...

Chiropractors: Right shoulder hurts?, chiropractor, shoulder pain
chiropractor, shoulder pain, tendon: Dear Enielle, The truth of the matter is that your shoulder pain could be caused by a lot of things. Your primary care doctor is trying to help you by giving you time to heal, without a specialist. If you do not recover with the help of your primary...

Chiropractors: Sacrum, chiropractor, ny
chiropractor, ny: I would see a chiropractor and have him/her check out the alignment of your pelvis and sacrum. There must be a misalignment and it doesn t have to be painful to have it out of alignment. you should be able to lay flat without any pain or problems. also, you...

Chiropractors: SCJ dislocation, Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic
Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic: SCJ dislocation, Sternal-Clavicular Joint Dislocation, AC Joint, Acromio-Clavicular joint, Staten Island Chiropractor, Kinesio Tape, Manipulation, Staten Island Sports Doctor, Hello Alberta, I am sorry to hear of your continued pain and dysfunction....

Chiropractors: severe back pain., low back pain, chiropractor
low back pain, chiropractor, medical doctor: Dear Veronica, You are never too young for back problems! There are many things that could be causing your pain, and the difficulty that doctors have is trying to pinpoint it. Narrowing of a disc is the same as osteoarthritis. Discs in the lower back...

Chiropractors: Spinal Curve measurements - Maximized Living, Maximized Living
Maximized Living: Andrew, Your gut feeling on Maximized Living is genuine. There is good reason why they are banned on campus. Maximized Living (ML) does not have any research. You can go to pubmed.com yourself and try searching. You can also tap the professors and...

Chiropractors: Staten Island Auto Accident, staten island auto accident, staten island chiropractic
staten island auto accident, staten island chiropractic, car crash: Staten Island Auto Accident, Sore, Staten Island Neck Pain, hospital care, emergency department, airbag deployment, soft tissue injury, fracture, Staten Island MVA, Staten Island Motor Vehicle Accident, car crash, whiplash, sprain/strain, vertebral subluxation,...

Chiropractors: sublaxations, health care communities, epidemiologic evidence
health care communities, epidemiologic evidence, chiropractic profession: Nick, Thank you for your question. The following scholarly papers address the question you posed: The subluxation construct has been a divisive term in the chiropractic profession. There is a paucity of evidence to document the subluxation. Some...

Chiropractors: Torso numbness after visit., thoracic disc herniation, nerve root compression
thoracic disc herniation, nerve root compression, spinal cord compression: Beth, Based on your MRI findings, I would strongly recommend seeing a neurosurgeon for the thoracic spine disc herniations causing mild compression of the anterior thecal sac (the front of the outer covering of the spinal cord). It is possible that the...

Chiropractors: Undergaduate Education, chiropractor, college
chiropractor, college, courses: Dear Ana, I know that you did not address this question to me, but I found it in the unanswered section, so I thought that i would give you a couple of thoughts. To be a chiropractic doctor, you have to undergo a generalized, well-rounded education,...

Chiropractors: understanding mri result, disc degeneration, back pain
disc degeneration, back pain, low back pain: Dear Quentin, Degenerative changes of the spine cannot be reversed. In other words, there is nothing that you can do that will make you grow new discs and make your body remove the spuring. You have to change your mind set away from what can I do to fix...

Chiropractors: Cervical kyphosis, upper body exercises, cervical kyphosis
upper body exercises, cervical kyphosis, cervical lordosis: Stephanie, Thank you for your question. First, the neck pain and spasms you experienced after exercising and picking up your toddler are most likely not related to the reversal of the cervical curve (the normal curve of the neck is called the cervical...

Chiropractors: chest pain for 1 year, staten island chiropractor victor dolan, staten island chiropractic
staten island chiropractor victor dolan, staten island chiropractic: Staten Island Chiropractor, chest pain, long term chronic pain, lifting injury, muscle spasm, heavy lifting, heat vs cold therapy, Staten Island chiropractic, Hello Karen, Thank You for your question. I am sorry you are in pain for a whole...

Chiropractors: chest pain for 1 year - please help, painful muscle spasms, chest x ray
painful muscle spasms, chest x ray, nerve system: Dear Karen, Let me begin by responding that I don t know why this apparently musculoskeletal injury has not improved more after such a long time. It sounds as if your physician has already pursued the ordinary medical route as you indicate that various imaging...

Chiropractors: chest pain for 1 year - Please help, chronic costochondritis, soft tissue injury
chronic costochondritis, soft tissue injury, rotator cuff problem: Karen, I can t provide you with a diagnosis over the Internet, but in general, your symptoms suggest a soft tissue injury, and possibly a torn muscle. An MRI should have been performed to rule this out. In the presence of continued pain and symptoms, an...

Chiropractors: Chest Pain Posture, chest pain
chest pain: chris, it is most likely your chostrochondritis acting up again. you probably also have some ribs out of alignment. i would get low level laser therapy or cold laser for that and it will clear up. you may also want to have your spine adjusted (ribs attach...

Chiropractors: Crepitis, myron brown, ebenezer road
myron brown, ebenezer road, cervical spine: Dear Bill, Thank you for your question. It is not possible to know why you have noises and popping in your neck from the information available, however, you should of course have your neck checked by a chiropractor with expertise in the cervical spine. You...

Chiropractors: dizzyness and bulging discs, bulging discs, chronic sinus
bulging discs, chronic sinus, shoulder blade: Tara, Many folks have bulging discs in their spine and it is often not the cause of their problems. In other words, many folks with bulging discs have no pain, while some do, and the pain is often in the neck and adjacent to the shoulder blade. If the...

Chiropractors: Lumbar annular tear, heavy weights, olympic weightlifting
heavy weights, olympic weightlifting, lumbar annular tear: Carlos, Lots of people get annular tears in their discs. It s what discs can do when they degenerate. You can recover from this and go back to weight training. Do not be devastated by it. Find a good chiropractor and PT and get the treatment you...

Chiropractors: Neck, jaw and head pain, upper cervical spine, cervical subluxation
upper cervical spine, cervical subluxation, skull pain: Dear Tonia, The amount of information provided would not be enough for a health care provider to diagnose what is causing all of the distress you are experiencing, however, certain things do come to mind. Your symptoms suggest that the neck needs to be examined...

Chiropractors: Painful Hips, hip pain, back pain
hip pain, back pain, low back pain: Dear Candy... Yes. Sincerely, Keith Biggs, DC http://www.eastmesachiropractor.com Now for the longer answer: Hip pain, in my experience, includes, in the patient s perception, anything from the lower back region down to the knees. There is...

Chiropractors: Painful Hips, hemorrhoid sufferers, rehabilitation exercise
hemorrhoid sufferers, rehabilitation exercise, iliacus: Without an actual hands exam, it is a little hard to diagnose. But, sitting for extended periods of time affects the Psoas and Iliacus muscles, making them resistant to stretch back out when you stand. A good stretch for them can be found here: http://www.somatics.com/psoas.htm...

Chiropractors: Painful Hips, hemorrhoid sufferers, muscle problems
hemorrhoid sufferers, muscle problems, plain film: Candy, To answer your question, if you only notice pain in the sacro-iliac joints (the area often incorrectly referred to as the hips, but actually the region pelvis that roughly corresponds to the back pocket area) or the femeroacetabluar joints (the true...

Chiropractors: popping sound/pain under right armpit when i breathe?, Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic
Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic: Staten Island Chiropractor, snowboarding, chest pain, Staten Island Sports Injury, pain, fractured rib, Xray Hello Vlad, Thank You for your question, I am sorry to hear that you are hurting. First, let me say going for further evaluation of...

Chiropractors: possible pinched nerve in back causing right side belly pain, mri of the spine, pinched nerve
mri of the spine, pinched nerve, belly pain: Hello Sandra, It is hard to say what exactly is causing the pain without an exam. Some possibilities are: Muscle tear in between the ribs, Disc or Facet injury (most common), sports hernia (small tear without the GI protrusion). The first place...

Chiropractors: Reactions to an adjustment, back pain, massage
back pain, massage, chiropractic: Dear Jess, First of all, forget the misconception of an adjustment putting bones back in place and thus either sticking or not sticking . Chiropractic adjustments are manipulations... in that joints that are not functioning within normal limits...

Chiropractors: rib cage, soft tissue manipulation, muscle strains
soft tissue manipulation, muscle strains, strained muscle: Terrence, I can t give you a diagnosis over the Internet, as I have no idea what your clinical history entails. However, in general, rib pain with swelling generally indicates inflammation, usually as a result of over-exertion or injury, due to a strained...

Chiropractors: rib injury, wall anchors, finger widths
wall anchors, finger widths, muscle wall: Brian, There is no chance of manually relocating any dislocated or fractured rib or cartilage. You would obviously want to keep your torso upright, as bending down to tie your shoes in a sitting position (for example) will scrunch the ribs... Frankly,...

Chiropractors: scapula, serratus anterior muscle, serratus muscles
serratus anterior muscle, serratus muscles, rotator cuff muscles: You answered your own question. Scoliosis causes mis alignment of the spine and ribs. It can cause pain near scapula, tightness In serratus muscles and rib pain. I would try and consult a chiropractor if they exist in your country. If your spine curves to...

Chiropractors: Is this sciatica?, staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic
staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic, staten island sciatica: Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, Leg Pain, Posterior Thigh Pain, Staten Island Chiropractor, EMG, Inflammation, anti-inflammatories, Staten Island Sciatica, Hello Anonymous, Thank You for your question. So many people have the same or similar questions!...

Chiropractors: Shoulder /neck pain andquestion on suggested treatment, shoulder pain, neck pain
shoulder pain, neck pain, Atlas: Dear Wendy, Straigten your Atlas? How do you know if it is crooked or not? I would NEVER do a treament simply on the suggestion from somebody else. I doubt that your Atlas is the cause of your pain... but then again, It is impossible to know the...

Chiropractors: SI joint problem not improving, lumbar facet syndrome, pain in the buttock
lumbar facet syndrome, pain in the buttock, correct manipulation: Mike, Side-posture manipulation as you described above is not the only way to mobilize or manipulate the sacro-iliac joint. Prone (laying face down) manipulation may be used with table drop technique. In this technique, the pelvic piece is raised and...

Chiropractors: Left sided chest pain for 1 year, Subluxation, john Quackenbush Chiropractor
Subluxation, john Quackenbush Chiropractor: Hello, I highly suggest you see a chiropractor and have your neck and upperback examined for a subluxation or a pinched nerve. The lifting you were doing may have caused this problem and the areas you describe are innervated from spinal nerves that coordinate...

Chiropractors: spinal disc slip, back pain, disc pain
back pain, disc pain, slipped disc: Dear Vans, I am sorry to hear about your spinal condition. Every case is different, but I can tell you that most disc problems do not require surgery. The determination to have surgery is dependent upon not only your MRI results, but your symptoms and...

Chiropractors: tingling, right thumb and index finger, nerve entrapment, thumb index
nerve entrapment, thumb index, imaging diagnostics: Cinda, Tingling in thumb/index finger is about a C6 NERVE issue, not a misaligment issue. It can also come from nerve entrapment in the area called the thoracic outlet (the zone above your collar bone and along side your neck. It can also be from...

Chiropractors: tingling in tip of thumb, Pinched nerve
Pinched nerve: You have a pinched nerve and could have done it when you initially hurt your neck. It sounds like you saw the chiropractor but only 1 or. 2 times a week. If you have arm pain and numbness then you should be seeing your chiropractor 2-3 x a week for a few weeks...

Chiropractors: disc bulge, disc decompression therapy, degenerative disc disease
disc decompression therapy, degenerative disc disease, disc desiccation: Hi Lewiston, I am going to provide you a lot of information, this is a very misunderstood condition and I hope this helps. Disc bulges by definition are swollen discs . This being said, if the disc has been injured and swells, the annular rings that...

Chiropractors: Disc Herniation in C5-6, neck pain and stiffness, disc herniation
neck pain and stiffness, disc herniation, bone spurs: great questions, you would be surprised at some of the questions we get with absolutely NO background. I m not sure how old you are but from the sound of your x rays and mri i would guess your 50 s. If you have numbness or pain shooting down your arm or hand...

Chiropractors: disc protrusion at the L5/S1 disc, l5 s1 disc, disc protrusion
l5 s1 disc, disc protrusion, spinal misalignment: If you are only doing laser, electrostim and exercises it will take a long time. The problem is a pinched nerve due to a disc protrusion and most likely a spinal misalignment which may have caused the protrusion in the first place. You need to remove pressure...

Chiropractors: Given me Guidance, disc protrusion, signal intensity
disc protrusion, signal intensity, l5 s1: most likely you have misaligned a vertebra in your back and it needs to be checked and corrected. The disc protrusion can cause pain and needs to be addressed by either chiropractic care. If you do not have this profession in your country then try either a...

Chiropractors: hand/armpit pain, brachial plexus nerve, repetitive stress injury
brachial plexus nerve, repetitive stress injury, pain in the armpit: hi bao, i have a friend named bao, wonder if this is him. THe NSAIDS will only mask your symptoms not fix the problem. Your doc should have known that and referred you out a long time ago. It sounds like a clear cut case of a pinched brachial plexus nerve....

Chiropractors: Help with Asthma?, thermal scan, xrays
thermal scan, xrays, shoulder blades: Hi Das! Let me see if I can help a little. To shed light, as a physician, I have a problem with payment plans, and pay up front for everything ... (unless you don t want to use your insurance or have the coverage and it is for unlimited treatment for a year...

Chiropractors: Hip adjustments after back surgery, chiropractor, surgery
chiropractor, surgery, spinal surgery: Dear Alisa, One month since surgery of the spine is a very short period of time. If I were you, I would tell the PT what you are feeling, and let them evaluate you for that pain/discomfort. I would not, in my opinion, subject myself to low force high...

Chiropractors: Hip pain after giving birth, electric pulses, weird positions
electric pulses, weird positions, hip pain: First of all is he releasing your psoas muscle??? its a muscle in the front and can only be released from the front near your stomach just above your hip /pelvis. If not, he needs to check that muscle (very important). There is no way he can exactly predict...

Chiropractors: long term damage from weekly rib subluxation/manipulation, repetitive strain syndrome, scar tissue
repetitive strain syndrome, scar tissue, shoulder blade: Hi Andrew, Regarding Q. 1: Repeated strain to a joint system, e.g. spine/ribs can lead to a syndrome of chronic sprain, where there is constant sensitivity to the joint; this is similar to cumulative strain syndrome or repetitive strain syndrome. ...

Chiropractors: loss of curvature in neck, Atlas, vertigo
Atlas, vertigo, balance problems: Hi Kerry, You ask a good question. As an upper cervical doctor that specializes in the Atlas/Axis (C1-C2) junction, your symptoms sound familiar. Also, the fact that you had a fall where you struck the back of your head is also a tell-tale sign. It sounds...

Chiropractors: lumbar spondylosis, pelvic tilt exercises, side plank
pelvic tilt exercises, side plank, back muscles: Hi Dollie, Spondylosis simply means that your bones have some degenerative changes to them. Some people have mild degeneration and no symptoms. Some a lot of degeneration (with bone spurs, vertebra bone hypertrophy, and worn-away discs) and still no...

Chiropractors: mattress for scoliosis, scoliosis, bed
scoliosis, bed, chiropractor: Dear Sharon, This is the question that I get all of the time in private practice, and the truth of the matter is that there is no one particular mattress that is the best for everyone. I wish that there was a more solid answer, but there just isn t. Some...

Chiropractors: MRI result, keith biggs, chiropractor
keith biggs, chiropractor, chiropractic: Dear Om Ali, If you go to http://eastmesachiropractor.com/index.php?p=97781 on my website, you can find some exercises that you can try. It is impossible for me to tell you exactly what is going to help and what is going to hurt you. Try the Stabilization...

Chiropractors: neck fusion, out of whack, disc replacement
out of whack, disc replacement, x rays: Hi Kathryn, Your condition is called hypertrophic ossification. There are a few other diagnostic causes that should be investigated requiring a specialist. Lab work work should include a test called HLA-B27. This may or may not be surgical. Provided there...

Chiropractors: Neck pain and dizziness, Dr. John Quackenbush, Phoenix Chiropractor
Dr. John Quackenbush, Phoenix Chiropractor, dizziness treatment: Ashley, Actually the symptoms you are describing are more common than you would think. The type of trauma you suffered and have never had fixed is probably from the auto accident you suffered. More than likely you have suffered with subluxations of the...

Chiropractors: In need of help, rib pain
rib pain: hi, yes your symptoms are very familiar. If you have pain during inhalation then it is a clearly a rib out of place. your ribs attach to your sternum and no test will show up positive for you. It sounds like now you have costochondritis associated with rib...

Chiropractors: option treatments for the illness, facet hypertrophy, foraminal narrowing
facet hypertrophy, foraminal narrowing, disc desiccation: your best option is chiropractic care to take pressure off those spinal nerves. Sounds like the massage therapist made a mistake. I would consult a chiropractor right away and bring your mri results. You can also try physical therapy but that focuses on...

Chiropractors: Pain after going to chiropractor, lower back pain, careplan
lower back pain, careplan, fancy word: I understand your concern. Having pain shooting into the legs is not a good sign. He should have looked at your xrays. I would not let him see you again unless he looks at them and reviews them. I also have several patients that get worse before they get better....

Chiropractors: Possible recurrence of problems from L5-S1 herniation, l5 s1 disc, symbicort inhaler
l5 s1 disc, symbicort inhaler, unfortunate tendency: Hi Ev, I am very sorry that you are having to deal with such a potentially embarrassing issue. From your description and little history above, the good news is that it does not sound as if the disc herniation has returned. Is there a possibility, yes,...

Chiropractors: Are my problems related to my back and should I see a Chiropractor, stomach muscles, leg cramps
stomach muscles, leg cramps, muscle cramps: Hi Mary, I am very sorry that you are feeling this way. There are a lot of questions that need answered, far more than we can cover here. A brief start however would be, how old are you and do you have heart or lung problems? How long has this been going...

Chiropractors: protrusion’ at L5/S1 on the right side., back pain, disc surgery
back pain, disc surgery, disc herniation: Dear Adonis, The short answer is that it takes months to years for a disc to heal. The truth is that when a disc is injured and bulging or protruding, it never really ever returns to normal. This does not mean that you will have pain forever. The degenerative...

Chiropractors: ribs, ehlers danlos syndrome, connective tissue diseases
ehlers danlos syndrome, connective tissue diseases, desk job: Sue, I am assuming you don t have any connective tissue diseases, e.g. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, or other conditions such as congenital (born that way) loose joint syndrome. You probably have loose or unstable rib joints that easly get jammed or strained...

Chiropractors: Shoulder weights for postural correction, chronic neck and shoulder pain, neck and shoulder pain
chronic neck and shoulder pain, neck and shoulder pain, posture correction: HI Lori, There s a lot of contraptions on the market, but, frankly, she would do well to strengthen her postural muscles at the gym, and she can lay on her back on a foam roller to fulcrum her spine into extension. Even yoga can be helpful. Foam rollers...

Chiropractors: How to stay aligned after chiropractor?, Chiropractor, chiropractic
Chiropractor, chiropractic, John Quackenbush DC: SJ First and foremost I want to commend you for being on a wellness or maintenance program. I would tell my chiropractor what is happening and directly ask him if stepping up to 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks and then returning to once evey three weeks...

Chiropractors: thigh pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, doing housework
sacroiliac dysfunction, doing housework, thigh pain: I cannot give you adivce on whether or not to stretch it or what to do exactly because you haven t told me how it hapenned. In general, you would need to see the chiropractor 2 or 3 x a week for a few weeks not 1 time. Yes, go back and see him and ask him...

Chiropractors: Thoracic back, listhesis, massage therapist
listhesis, massage therapist, delts: Hi Richard, First of all, you do not have any spondylo-listhesis (or forward slipping of one vertebra on the other). It is hard to tell if you have a spondylo-lysis (or breaking of the part of the vertebra called a pars interarticularis). Spondy means...

Chiropractors: Thoracic Strain and rib pain, sternum pain, bad posture
sternum pain, bad posture, gentle manipulation: Hi Charlotte! I am sorry that you have had to deal with this for so long now. Typically non-traumatic intercostal strain (from severe coughing or sneezing) also has a tendency to cause the front or back rib heads to move out of place. At some point over...

Chiropractors: worsening pain after chiropractic adjustment, pubic bone pain, pubic bones
pubic bone pain, pubic bones, google: Hi Christa, Pregnant women are very prone to a condition called Osteitis Pubis (go to google images to see this) where the pubic bones become inflamed and sometimes develop arthritis. I don t know what popped my pubic bone means, as I would need you...

Chiropractors: 2 questions, leg curls, custom molded orthotics
leg curls, custom molded orthotics, meniscus tear: The knee needs an updated MRI if you have not had one within the last year. The meniscus tear can be aggravated, avoid doing squats unless they are done with your spine flat against a wall, to limit flexion stressors on the knee. Also, consider custom molded...

Chiropractors: bone pain, chronic sinus drainage, hairline fractures
chronic sinus drainage, hairline fractures, cartilage bone: Hi Lori, I m sorry you are having a lot of pain. Hairline fractures are possible with forceful coughing as well as cracked costal cartilage. Cracked cartilage occurs where the rib attaches to the sternum. The cartilage attachment is flexible and allows movement...

Chiropractors: Bulging Disc, l5 s1, rheumatoid arthritis
l5 s1, rheumatoid arthritis, bone connection: Dear Chandler, If you had an MRI of your lower back, it would already tell you the extent to which you have any arthritis. Degeneration is synonymous with arthritis, in the general sense of how the term arthritis is used these days. It is usually...

Chiropractors: Elbow Clicking, elbow joints, left forearm
elbow joints, left forearm, brachial plexus: Good morning Gerardo, This sounds like a relatively simple problem that a chiropractor deals with daily. If your primary doctor said there was nothing , then go to a chiropractor. You may have sprained one of the ligaments that support the radial-ulnar...

Chiropractors: Strightened Neck
Chiropractors: Strightened Neck

Chiropractors: No one knows the cause of my subluxation and pain, midland beach, staten island chiropractor
midland beach, staten island chiropractor, victor dolan: midland beach flood, midland beach, midland beach staten island, midland beach sandy hurricane, storm sandy midland beach, midland beach scoliosis, midland beach chiropractor, Hello Reianna, I am sorry to hear of your problem. If I do not give...

Chiropractors: mri report, fifth lumbar vertebra, l5 s1 disc
fifth lumbar vertebra, l5 s1 disc, anulus fibrosus: Hi Richelle, No it doesn t mean that it is in your head :). The original disc herniation may NOT have been the entire cause of your lower back pain. I am assuming that you did not have a fusion type surgery of L5-S1. So regarding straight interpretation...

Chiropractors: MRI REPORT - LUMBOSACRAL SPINE, thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis
thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis, lumbar lordosis: L3-L4 disc shows diffuse bulge with left posterolateral annular tear abutting the left exiting nerve root. This is what is likley causing his symptoms. This is a degenerative, damaged disc, pinching the L4 nerve root. He has similar findings at several...

Chiropractors: patient back pain massage chairs, disc herniation and massage
disc herniation and massage: i dont recommend massage chairs for someone with herniated discs without examining them. i personally use human touch technology chairs or panasonic makes a good one. i have had my human touch for 10 years now with 0 problems. ps- if your father has herniated...

Chiropractors: patient back pain massage chairs, midland beach staten island, hurricane sandy
midland beach staten island, hurricane sandy, midland beach flood: midland beach staten island, hurricane sandy, midland beach flood Hello Karina, I will answer you quickly, maybe not completely. Please do not hesitate to contact other experts here at AllExperts.com with the same question. I lost my home in the...

Chiropractors: pins and needles down arm to thumb, pins and needles, shoulder ache
pins and needles, shoulder ache, nerve roots: Hi Margaret, The symptoms you describe are most likely originating from the nerve roots of the spine. The fact that the chiropractic physician alleviated the symptoms for a few days is a positive indication that symptoms may go away for a longer period. ...

Chiropractors: Question, neck pain, headaches
neck pain, headaches: Dear Moataz, Wow... this is a difficult one. First of all because it is impossible to see the patient, and second because she has such a variety of symptoms. As I read the narrative, my first inclination was that she should see a neurologist. This is...

Chiropractors: Request, ear ache, history of trauma
ear ache, history of trauma, strange symptoms: Hello Moataz, I am sorry to hear about your relative. This doesn t sound so good. I am concerned due to the the one sided ness and involves the entire length of the body and jaw with headaches. Has she been to the ER lately? Has anyone done any spinal...

Chiropractors: Ribs: Painful popping, Slipping Rib Syndrome
Slipping Rib Syndrome: Hi Krys, Yes, this could be a slipping rib syndrome. Here s a great review article on it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1150226/pdf/i1062-6050-40-2-120.pdf First, avoid taking x-rays. Unless you are looking for a fracture or big tumor...

Chiropractors: Sharp Upper Back Pain, rib, short of breath
rib, short of breath, chiropractic: Sounds like a rib is out, probably affecting your T6. Put ice on the area, have your mom or dad rub the muscles around it and get in to see the chiropractor ASAP. Ribs are notorious for causing the type of pain that you are experiencing, so the sooner you...

Chiropractors: Strightened Neck, midland beach, staten island
midland beach, staten island, sandy: Hello Mark, I am very sorry, but I am unable to answer your question at this time. I lost my home, and my office is damaged by Hurricane Sandy. I lived in Midland Beach, Staten Island, My family and I are now safe, but I am busy trying to rebuild...

Chiropractors: trick knee, reflex inhibition, ankle sprains
reflex inhibition, ankle sprains, functional instability: Bud, There is more to the body than what your MRI might delineate, and more than what your orthopedic surgeon appreciates, since he only appreciates the knee as torn or not torn. While this topic is often covered over a weekend course for healthcare...

Chiropractors: SHOULD BLADE MUSCLE PAIN, neck pain, shoulder pain
neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain: Hello Kelli, I am so sorry to hear about your pain! This is not fun, I am sure. Although it is impossible to perform a good examination and consultation through the Internet, your narrative has given me a couple of thoughts. 1) This could be a shoulder...

Chiropractors: C7/TH1 Slip., sinus infection, upper spine
sinus infection, upper spine, nerve pain: Hi Junior, After looking at your description, I think you are dealing with a disc injury and the associated musculoskeletal compensations that go along with this type of problem. I definitely think that an MRI is warranted to confirm the disc problem and...

Chiropractors: Low back pain questions and MRI, central canal stenosis, annular bulge
central canal stenosis, annular bulge, neural foramina: Dear Pam, Yes, you are making too light of your injuries and lower back troubles. Don t worry, everyone does. Your chiropractor has helped you to keep the symptoms at a minimum over the past several months, but the chiropractor is unable to make you...

Chiropractors: Meralgia Parethetica (30 weeks pregnant), pregnancy, chiropractic
pregnancy, chiropractic, pain: Mrs. Hubbard, Pregnancy causes tremendous changes to happen to a woman s body (as you know). One of the biggest changes that occurs daily is your ever changing center of gravity. While your center of gravity changes your pelvic girdle, in particular your...

Chiropractors: Am I moving in the right direction?, 63141, 63143
63141, 63143, 63146: Miss Paula, Scoliosis aka Abnormal Spinal Curvature is Serious, it will always alter blood and nerve flow to glands, organs and tissues. Over time, this will manifest itself into other malfunctions in the body. Fibromyalgia is a nervous system disorder,...

Chiropractors: Neck popping and numbness, neck pain, neuralgia
neck pain, neuralgia, numbness: Dear Debra, I am glad that you went to the ER to rule out more serious problems, although I am sorry that you continue to have symptoms of numbness and tingling and weakness in 1/2 of your body. There are issues with the neck that can cause spinal cord...

Chiropractors: Pain, tail bone, pelvic pain
tail bone, pelvic pain, back pain: Dear Linda, I am sorry that you were injured. I hope and pray for a speedy recovery. MRI studies and X-ray studies do not show us everything. MRI studies are 80% accurate at best... and are dependent upon an accurate reading by a radiologist MD. It...

Chiropractors: Posterior fusion defect, back pain, arthritis
back pain, arthritis, spondylolysis: Dear jamie, Please forgive my tardiness. I answered this question before, but evidently it didn t go through to you. Of course, it could be my error. Please forgive me. I have thought about your question, and it is a bit difficult to answer because...

Chiropractors: scoliosis lordosis kyphosis, Creve Coeur, Saint Louis
Creve Coeur, Saint Louis, St Louis: Mr Patrick, This does not seem like a question at all, but rather your self treatment and results. That s wonderful if you are able to make improvements on your own. As a Head-Neck Injury Specialist focusing on The Upper Cervical Spine, I see many varying...

Chiropractors: SI joint subluxation, back pain, sciatica
back pain, sciatica, leg pain: Dear Beth, I personally am not a big fan of the SI joint subluxation diagnosis. Based on what you are telling me, you likely injured one or more lumbar discs, starting in 2006 or before. When a disc is injured, it will degenerate and bulge and herniate....

Chiropractors: Sudden neck, jaw, ear & shoulder pain, john Quackenbush DC, Glendale AZ Chiropractor
john Quackenbush DC, Glendale AZ Chiropractor, pinched nerves: Paris, many times with a symptom complex such as you describe there can be several situations that you will need to deal with. I highly suggest that you visit a reputable chiropractor in you town and describe these symptoms to him or her. First you need...

Chiropractors: left arm numb area and sharp pain, rotator cuff muscles, skin sensation
rotator cuff muscles, skin sensation, nerve irritation: I don t know if your symptoms are related to your neck degenerative changes or to your shoulder injuries, or to something else completely different. When I answered your first question, I was simply giving thoughts of potential reasons for your pain. It is...

Chiropractors: burning sensation in deltoid when training which branches out to shoulder, bicep, tricep, forearm in left arm, rotator cuff muscles, bicep curls
rotator cuff muscles, bicep curls, nerve entrapment: Dear Zia, Sorry about the shoulder pain. Have you been examined by a doctor? Since you are involved in a contact sport, there are several things that can be injured in your case. 1) Rotator Cuff Muscles or other shoulder muscles and Tendons 2) Bursa...

Chiropractors: C7 T1, pectoral muscles, disc bulge
pectoral muscles, disc bulge, muscle atrophy: Varoush, This depends on whether you have neurologic signs or not. Neuro signs mean that you have lost one of your reflexes, and/or you have lost strength, or have shown muscle atrophy. Simply having pain or tingling (for example) is not enough of a...

Chiropractors: Disc c6/c7 related, thecal sac indentation, disc herniation
thecal sac indentation, disc herniation, nerve root: Several precautions you can take; Stretching your neck and shoulders and if you work on a computer make sure you have it ergonomically set up. You may also have subluxations in your neck (cervical) spine, which are spinal bone misalignments placing pressure...

Chiropractors: efficacy of chiro treatment, american chiropractor, upper spine
american chiropractor, upper spine, lumbar spine: Vincent, I wish that I could make a recommendation in Spain, but the truth of the matter is that I don t know any doctors in Spain. I made a quick attempt to google search Spain, Chiropractor, 17500, and I didn t get any hits at all. Make a search...

Chiropractors: Elbow nerve damage?, ulnar nerve, nerve damage
ulnar nerve, nerve damage, playing soccer: It sounds like a contusion to the ulnar nerve which is the funny bone , running along the inside of the elbow to the ring and little finger. It may take a several weeks to resolve. Your physician may prescribe anti inflammatory medicine to speed it along....

Chiropractors: Facing lot of problems due to spina bifida and sacralisation of l5., stretching and strengthening exercises, spinal cord tumor
stretching and strengthening exercises, spinal cord tumor, joint inflammation: normal MRI just means that they could not see any nerve tissue being compromised by disc or other spinal materials, which is a good sign. It does not, however, rule out all possible causes of pain. Please remember, the MRI only lets you see anatomy. It...

Chiropractors: floating rib pain, deep tissue massage, floating rib pain
deep tissue massage, floating rib pain, pain management doctor: Hi Sherry, Wow. You ve really been through it. What haven t you tried? Forget about the title of the specialist/provider. What method or procedure have you not tried? Acupuncture? Graston Technique? FAKTR? Exercise Evaluation and Training? Rolfing?...

Chiropractors: L5-S1 disc herniation, lumbar, disc
lumbar, disc, sciatica: Dear Corneliu, Your advisors are wrong about your sacrum or lordosis. You clearly have a disc bulge that is against the nerve canal. I would have to see a few different MRI images to see if there is nerve contact or nerve contact with displacement,...

Chiropractors: MRI, nerve root compression, disc protrusion
nerve root compression, disc protrusion, disc bulge: Dear Nancy, Thank you for your question, and for the details regarding your MRI. You have several degenerative discs. They never do re-grow. Degenerative arthritis has a tendency to continue to advance through out our lives. This does not mean that...

Chiropractors: myofascial pain syndrome, fascia, myofascia
fascia, myofascia, myofascial: Hi Valerie, I have not seen any evidence that it is bad for you. But, like a lot of things, too much might not be a great idea. It is a radio-wave device... These devices will not improve your fascia,such as to undo adhered or snagged fascia or alleviate...

Chiropractors: Mysterious back pain!!!!, shingles virus, trigger point injection
shingles virus, trigger point injection, yoga stretches: It s really hard to say why this keeps recurring unless it is due to your training/weightlifting technique. I first thought of a ribhead being out or dysfunctional but that could be helped with chiro treatment. You could consider seeing a pain management...

Chiropractors: neck & head pain, Phoenix chiropractor, John Quackenbush DC
Phoenix chiropractor, John Quackenbush DC, Pinched nerves: Mark, You definitely should seek a physical examination by a competent Chiropractor. The history you have presented is from Subluxated vertebrae or the bones in your neck causing pinched Nerves which can be the cause of your neck pain, head pain and even...

Chiropractors: neck pain and dizziness, phoenix chiropractor, dizziness
phoenix chiropractor, dizziness, cervical adjustment: John, If you are still having this dizziness and you want to rule out brain stem stroke you should get an MRI of your brain and neck. This is really the only way to see if you suffered a brain stem stroke which is possible but only remotely possible. Pinched...

Chiropractors: numbness in the face, numbness in the face, neck spine
numbness in the face, neck spine, face muscles: Hello, Yes, this can be caused by a neck injury. You have nerves that exit from your cervical (neck) spine that control the sensation in arms and face, muscles of both arms and blood supply to the head and face. I have personally, successfully treated...

Chiropractors: numbness in fingertips, carpal tunnel, tingling
carpal tunnel, tingling, pain: Dear Josephine, Numbness and tingling in the fingers can be the result of carpal tunnel syndrome, but it could be caused by several other things as well. To answer your question specifically, yes , you can have carpal tunnel syndrome without having night...

Chiropractors: Back Pain, disc bulges, lower back pain
disc bulges, lower back pain, rest periods: Dear Becky, I have found that a lot of nagging, ongoing spinal issues involve disc bulges or herniations. You indicate that your L5 is involved , but I do not know what you mean by this... have you been diagnosed with an L5 disc injury, resulting in neurological...

Chiropractors: Back Pain, repetitive stress injury, lower back pain
repetitive stress injury, lower back pain, rest periods: sorry to hear your still suffering. A repetitive stress injury from rowing would mean you row only on right side or both evenly? If you row more on one side that will cause severe imbalances over time. You should have x ray done with you standing preferably....

Chiropractors: Pain occuring in my Deltoid Muscle, rotator cuff muscles, deltoid muscle
rotator cuff muscles, deltoid muscle, free health care: Hello, It is hard to give a diagnosis without examining you myself. Your injury may involve the deltoid but it may also involve the rotator cuff muscles. There are four rotator cuff muscles, their job is to maintain stability in the shoulder. In other words,...

Chiropractors: range of motion not regain after knee replacement, deep tissue techniques, scar tissue
deep tissue techniques, scar tissue, active release technique: Hello Juliana, You may want a doctor of Chiropractic in your area who performs Active Release Technique or Myofascial Release Technique, they both are intense deep tissue techniques which help reduce muscle tension, scar tissue, and restore mobility....

Chiropractors: Rib cage injury, shoulder blade, rib pain
shoulder blade, rib pain, playing basketball: Pete, If you did not experience immediate rib pain, then there s a good chance you did not fracture your ribs. It s likely a sprain, and since your ribs are connected to the spine, back pain is typical. Find a good chiropractor in Mpls. There s...

Chiropractors: Rotated Pelvis/Sacroilliac Pain & Compensatory Scoliosis, compression injury, workout routine
compression injury, workout routine, lower back pain: Hi Megan, I don t know what else to mention. I guess that you really need to try to cross-reference DC s on the lists I provided you. If you can find a diplomate level chiropractor who is certified in Graston Technique and who also did the FAKTR program,...

Chiropractors: About sacrolitic pain and treatment, homeopathic medicines, muscules
homeopathic medicines, muscules, orthopedist: Atul, You simply need to go to a good chiropractor if all you have is sacroiliac pain and referral to the thigh. It s that simple. The homeopathic medicines do not fix your bones... You are in Virginia, so there are many chiropractors all around you,...

Chiropractors: scoliosis, mild scoliosis, degree curve
mild scoliosis, degree curve, thoracic region: The X-rays should be taken with arms down by your side. Otherwise, You may have a film that doesn t represent your normal stance. Also feet shoulder width apart (shoes off) , knees locked straight with your toes pointing inward about 10 degrees. Then have...

Chiropractors: scoliosis, staten island scoliosis, staten island chiropractor
staten island scoliosis, staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic: scoliosis, staten island chiropractic, staten island scoliosis, spinal curvature, scoliosis treatment Hello Priya, I am sorry to hear of your condition. Thank you for your question. You end by saying ...I would be happy to provide any other details...

Chiropractors: spina bifida occulta + spinal curve, Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic
Staten Island Chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractic, Scoliosis: Staten Island Scoliosis, Spinal Curvature, United Kingdom Chiropractic, Hello Rosh, I am sorry to hear of your problem. I could use further description for me to be more clear on your curve or tilt. I will attempt to give a good answer based...

Chiropractors: Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Process, Diagnosis 25 Year old female, chiari 1 malformation symptoms, thecal sac
chiari 1 malformation symptoms, thecal sac, foraminal stenosis: Dear Jennifer, I would consult a number of specialists: First of all, a rheumatologist is not a bad idea. I would also consider an Endocrinologist. Perhaps even a good quality internal medicine specialist. I can understand how frustrating this is...

Chiropractors: Stiff neck, staten island chiropractor, staten island stiff neck
staten island chiropractor, staten island stiff neck, staten island chiropractic dr. victor dolan: Stiff neck, wryneck, torticollis, staten island stiff neck, acute spastic torticollis, staten island chiropractor, Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan, Hello Amanda, I am sorry to hear of your complaint. Thank you for your question....

Chiropractors: chest pain, hospital emergency department, intermittent chest pain
hospital emergency department, intermittent chest pain, chest x ray: Hi Ashly, At age 26, it s most likely not your heart... Scoliosis makes you more vulnerale to joint stress from simple postural strain, as the curve of your spine gets loaded up with bearing weight on it when sitting still. Movement feels good, like...

Chiropractors: chest pain, john Quackenbush, Chiropractor
john Quackenbush, Chiropractor, Phoenix AZ: Lisa, You have a lot going on. Obviously you need to have a medical check up and an extensive examination with a medical doctor to rule out any of the problems you are describing. YOUR HEALTH ISSUES ARE DEFINITELY NOT SOLELY A CHIROPRACTIC PROBLEM. YOU...

Chiropractors: Costochondritis, costochondritis
costochondritis: no most likely they are separate issues. your costochondritis is often times flared up or aggravated if you have mis alignments in your spine (between the shoulder blades). all your ribs wrap around the body and connect to not only your sternum in the front,...

Chiropractors: Dislocated Rib-Anterior, dislocated ribs, joint cartilage
dislocated ribs, joint cartilage, dislocated rib: Dear Chaundra, Your Osteopath is correct. Most rib issues are related to the joint at the spine. I have performed some manipulation on the anterior rib joint/cartilage, with limited benefit. I am a little confused, because you describe the pain as starting...

Chiropractors: Ear pain after OMT treatment, neck pain, headache
neck pain, headache, manipulation: Dear Sara, It is impossible for me to know if there is something wrong in your case, but I can tell you that OMT is generally very safe and beneficial for headaches. Your MD that you work for can help you to know if there are signs of any serious complications....

Chiropractors: Locked leg joint, hip replacement, chiropractor
Chiropractors: Locked leg joint, hip replacement, chiropractor, joint lock

Chiropractors: Fixing posture causing upper back discomfort?, neck pain, chiropractor
neck pain, chiropractor, posture: Dear Justin, There is not much for me to go on here... but I will give you some thoughts. Yes, a change in posture can have some effects on other areas, but this is not always the cause of symptoms elsewhere. Neck pain can be caused by a lot of conditions....

Chiropractors: Interpretation of MRI, thecal sac, nerve root
thecal sac, nerve root, scar tissue: It could be a typo , but regardless i would go to your doctor that ordered the mri and have him explain it to you on a model or picture so you can understand. It is also possible to have a disc herniation of one size and to have a separate fragment or extrusion...

Chiropractors: Knee Numbness, high heels, shoes
high heels, shoes, knee pain: Dear LaToiya, Yes, this can be healed, and you can do it yourself, right now, without any help from any expensive health care provider. The cure can be simply miraculous, with instantaneous results and long lasting benefits. It will require some effort...

Chiropractors: Locked leg joint, arthritis, hip degeneration
arthritis, hip degeneration, hip surgery: Dear Christine, I am sorry about your hip pain. The key to your problem actually lies in the diagnosis. You indicated that you have arthritis in the hip, as well as scoliosis. Pain that is generated by the hip is typically felt in the groin and, at times,...

Chiropractors: MRI results, disk injury, disk bulge
disk injury, disk bulge, back pain: Dear Suzanne, In order to understand the results of the MRI testing, you have to have a basic understanding of disc and spinal anatomy. Without this understanding, the MRI results just sound like a bunch of meaningless words. I will do my best to put...

Chiropractors: neck pain for more than 2 years, chiropractor, neck pain
chiropractor, neck pain, neurologist: Dear Daniel, I am sorry that you are having such trouble with your neck. If your medical doctors are anything like the medical doctors here in the United States, I will try and translate what they are telling you: 1) Orthopedic doctor, after x-rays...

Chiropractors: neck/shoulder difficulty (c5 - c6?), skin sensations, neck stiffness
skin sensations, neck stiffness, arm muscles: Dear Scott, There are several things that you might consider in your situation. First of all, you indicate that the x-rays don t show any tears in the rotator cuff. X-rays cannot show rotator cuff injuries or tears. X-rays only show bones, and that is...

Chiropractors: Numbness in lower leg, nerve conduction tests, numbness in lower leg
nerve conduction tests, numbness in lower leg, compression injury: My first thought is that you caused a compression injury to the nerve along the side on the lower lateral leg & calf.It should slowly return to normal over several weeks. You can have nerve conduction tests performed to see what s happening if it does not...

Chiropractors: Pain and total body numbness, ALS, pain
ALS, pain, loss of sensation: Dear Carey, With your past history, you need to pursue the neurologist pathway until he/she exhausts all diagnostic tests. It is not normal to have no feeling in all your muscles . You also need to consult with a good internest, MD, to rule out other...

Chiropractors: Pain under the scapula, long thoracic nerve, scapula pain
long thoracic nerve, scapula pain, shoulder girdle: Jii, Thank you for your question. Multiple muscles attach to the scapula. Please see this link for an illustrated guide to the muscles of the shoulder girdle which describes their attachment sites and their functions: http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/shouldermuscles/menu/menu.html...

Chiropractors: posture and or pain, causes for lower back pain, medical condtions
causes for lower back pain, medical condtions, lower back pain: Dear Nes, 41 is not old. There typically are causes for lower back pain, the most common of which are mechanical issues. These include joint fixation, muscle tightness/spasm, postural issues, etc. You need to consult with a local chiropractor and/or MD....

Chiropractors: rib injury, sensitive structures, intense pain
sensitive structures, intense pain, tissue repair: Yes, the ribs themselves are very sensitive structures, so although they are not broken they may be bruised. Bruising does not show up on xray. I think icing is important to help with tissue repair and you should see a chiropractor or physiotherapist to ensure...

Chiropractors: SI Joint, fenderbender, stair machines
fenderbender, stair machines, chiros: Hi Jordan, First off, forget about horror stories, because chiropractic healthcare is the safest primary mode of care around. Really! We pay peanuts for malpractice insurance, so if what we (even my worst enemies in the profession) did was harmful,...

Chiropractors: Spasms????, neck pain, stiffness
neck pain, stiffness, muscle spasm: Dear Jenna, Sorry about the neck problems. I understand that you want to treat the cause and not just the symptoms. Lets take a look at the narrative that you sent to me... permanent neck pain .... this is a symptom head stuck to my shoulder .......

Chiropractors: spinal manipulation and belly problems, spinal manipulation, belly pain
spinal manipulation, belly pain, egd: Sandra, Again, I really can t correlate IBS-type symptoms as a side-effect of spinal manipulation. I suppose that it is remotely possible, but in my opinion, it is highly unlikely. I am unfamiliar with any medical studies showing that IBS-type symptoms...

Chiropractors: Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis: Allison, Run - don t walk - out of this clown s office. I cannot begin to tell you how inappropriate this type of care is. Sadly, it is still how many DC s practice. Fortunately there is a majority who uphold more evidence-guided methods and modern...

Chiropractors: Straightened Curvature (cervical x-ray), headache, chiropractor
headache, chiropractor, acupuncture: Tesfu, I wish that I had the perfect answer for you. I am sorry for the suffering that your wife is experiencing. The problem with headaches is that there can be many different causes. Over the years I hand found that typically there are three causes...

Chiropractors: tingling in top of shoulder with stretching, motor and sensory nerves, weird sensation
motor and sensory nerves, weird sensation, voltage electricity: It sounds like you may have over stretched and caused a pinched nerve. You have motor and sensory nerves in your spine (including your neck). The tingling or electricity you feel in the muscles is coming from pressure on a nerve in your spine. If this has...

Chiropractors: visits, lightning bolts, justifiable reason
lightning bolts, justifiable reason, typical scenario: Hi Pat, Yes, this is a typical scenario. There really has to be a balance between dosing at the right frequency enough to solve a problem, not treating too much or too little, so as to meet the best needs of the patient. This should be based on how...

Chiropractors: 0 degree cervical curve, chronic back pain, cervical curve
chronic back pain, cervical curve, degree curve: Without an actual hands on exam and seeing the xrays in person, it is difficult to put a diagnosis on this...that being said...I have been in practice 20 years. Firstly, you cannot force the body back into a curve. It will go where it is appropriate for...

Chiropractors: Bedding, bed, mattress
bed, mattress, back pain: Dear James, I would recommend a firm mattress foundation, with whatever pillow top you choose to have. I am not a fan of the Tempur Pedic because of its tendency to break down under heat and pressure. I have no idea how long it will take for it to happen,...

Chiropractors: Bedding, memory foam mattresses, youtube video
memory foam mattresses, youtube video, air mattress: Hello James, I get this question every day! The two best mattresses on the market are Tempurpedic (memory foam) and Select Comfort (adjustable air mattress). It s kind of funny, people who like Tempurpedic do not like the Select Comfort and vice...

Chiropractors: car accident 5/21/11 still in a lot of pain, Staten Island Chiropractor, staten island chiropractic
Staten Island Chiropractor, staten island chiropractic: MVA, motor vehicle accident, staten island car crash, car accident, whiplash, cervical acceleration-deceleration injury, CAD, staten island chiropractic, neck pain, Hello Zach, Thank You for your question. I am sorry to hear of your continued...

Chiropractors: Chriopractic Malpractice?, leg numbness, pins and needles
leg numbness, pins and needles, disc herniation: I m not sure what you mean by over corrected your lower back, as there is no such thing. It s either in proper alignment or not. All chiropractors use different techniques and delivery methods. It sounds like your old chiropractor dismissed your pain and...

Chiropractors: chronic pain, migraine headache, brain tumor
migraine headache, brain tumor, neck pain: Pankaj, You could have several different conditions causing this. It could be as minor as muscle irritation referring into the head and giving you a pressure/pain feeling behind the eye. It could be a brain tumor causing pain and altering your vision....

Chiropractors: debilitating shoulder and arm pain after lateral whiplash accident, lateral whiplash, whiplash accident
lateral whiplash, whiplash accident, shoulder and arm pain: Dear Fae, You are going through what a lot of people go through. Some lesions or injuries are hard to diagnose due to limitations of imaging and limitations of other technologies. First off, if you are suffering from a weak serratus anterior muscle,...

Chiropractors: Deltoid Injury, deltoid muscle, right shoulder pain
deltoid muscle, right shoulder pain, ligament injuries: Hello Portia, You may want to have a MRI of the shoulder to see exactly which area is causing the pain. Orthopedic tests can be accurate during the doctors exam but a MRI will show any damage to the cartilage and soft tissues (muscles, ligaments,...

Chiropractors: facial tingling, iatrogenic, staten island chiropractor
iatrogenic, staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic: iatrogenic, overall good health , facial tingling, facial numbness, chiropractic initial examination, staten island chiropractor, activators, electronic adjustors, manual adjustment, staten island chiropractic, most appropriate treatment, Hello...

Chiropractors: Initial exam, c spine, upper spine
c spine, upper spine, trigeminal nerve: Hi Nikki, While many DC s still play with the silly leg length thing, the reality is that it is not a rational, valid examination parameter. It s a relative discrepancy in length that is dependent on muscle tone from just about anywhere. You can...

Chiropractors: L4/L5 annular tear, mckenzie method, mri results
mckenzie method, mri results, nerve compression: Pain may be referred from the lumbar spine to the hip. However, sacro-iliac joint pain may also refer to the hip as well as the groin. Hip pain emanating from the hip joint itself may be caused by hip impingement. It takes an astute clinician and sometimes...

Chiropractors: L4L5, physical examination of the spine, needles and pins
physical examination of the spine, needles and pins, spinal manipulation: It appears that the symptoms you are experiencing at the level of the navel as well as in the legs are related to compression of the thecal sac (the outer covering of the spinal cord). The T12-L1 level would refer symptoms to the belly-button area; the lower...

Chiropractors: lower back pain, lower backpain, twisted pelvis
lower backpain, twisted pelvis, lower back pain: wade, There are plenty of chiropractors in your town that can help you. Your case seems straight forward enough. You stated you had several adjustments, how many? these things don t go away immediately and take time to heal. Look online and you will see...

Chiropractors: Lower Back Pains Mimic Menstrual Cramps?, routine check ups, lower back pains
routine check ups, lower back pains, lower back injury: Hi Marie, Yes, your situation is all too familiar. You simply need to find a good chiropractor. No x-rays are necessary. See if you can find someone on this site www.westhartfordgroup.com or www.ACBSP.com If you are fairly young and...

Chiropractors: mri lumbar spine, disc bulge, sciatica
disc bulge, sciatica: hello, yes this would cause pain down the leg. It can be resolved and afterwards i recommend pilates to strengthen your core. Make sure your Chiropractor checks your psoas muscle as it attaches to the spine and the pelvis and the discs. The only way to release...

Chiropractors: MRI results, tarlov cyst, low back pain
tarlov cyst, low back pain, decompression traction: Dear Pam, Usually the Tarlov cyst is nothing to worry about, but it is always a good idea to have them looked at by a neurologist. If I were you, i would not initiate treatment with the chiropractor until I had them evaluated by the neurologist, and...

Chiropractors: Numbness in both hands and sometimes legs, Chiropractic, chiropractor
Chiropractic, chiropractor, John Q Quackenbush: Mohammmed, Your symptom complex points to a possible subluxation of your first cervical vertebra called the atlas vertebra. This is the first vertebra in your neck area. I highly suggest that you visit with a Chiropractor and ask him to examine your...

Chiropractors: Numbness and tingling in lower left leg, numbness, tingling
numbness, tingling, leg numbness: Dear Rebecca, Sometimes symptoms like this are hard to define, track down, and diagnose. Yes, it is possible that you have irritated, or pinched a nerve, and that it is the result of the run that you had the week before. Since I am completely in the...

Chiropractors: Pain and Numbness in Left arm, index finger and thumb, left arm numbness, numbness in left arm
left arm numbness, numbness in left arm, left index finger: Marcia, I don t know what sort of jarring impact injury you sustained. Nevertheless, your symptom profile is textbook cervical radiculitis, e.g. cervical spine nerve root irritation. You need MRI to reveal the nature of it. X-rays are okay for...

Chiropractors: Back pain after pregnancy, spine center, side plank
spine center, side plank, physioball: Jessica, You need to find someone who will do the Prone Instability Test on you. Go ahead and google this: Prone Instability Test and Lower Back Pain. You ll see it come up right away. If you have a positive test, then you need to do stability...

Chiropractors: Pain on left side of body., Chiropractor, chiropractic
Chiropractor, chiropractic, John Quackenbush DC: Curry, This si more than likely a Subluxation of one or more of your cervical vertsbrae or bones in your neck. This is when one or more of your vertebra gets out of position and pinches a nerve. These nerves exit your neck and distribute to your face neck...

Chiropractors: pain, swelling and numbness in left hand, cervical radiculopathy treatment, numbness in left hand
cervical radiculopathy treatment, numbness in left hand, carpal tunnel syndrome: I have multiple questions that should be answered for a specific diagnosis. If your condition represents a cervical radiculopathy treatment can often take quite a few months. Radiculopathy is a condition where the nerves coming from the spine become inflamed...

Chiropractors: Popping SI joints?, hip joints, couple decades
hip joints, couple decades, soft tissues: Hi Jennifer, It s quite possible your are gapping your SI joints and it makes noise. So long as it s not painful, there s nothing bad about it. However, there is a chance you have a mechanical problem with some of the joints or soft tissues (muscles,...

Chiropractors: Is it really Necessary?, practice parameters, x rays
practice parameters, x rays, x ray: Cory, No. Absolutely way off of current, evidence-guided, patient-centered, treatment guidelines. First, unless you are elderly and the doctor is looking for tumors or fractures, there is no need to take x-rays. I ve written a lot on this topic so feel...

Chiropractors: Treating Scoliosis with Chin Up Exercises., lower back muscles, mild scoliosis
lower back muscles, mild scoliosis, spinal segments: Dear Hilary, There are many causes of scoliosis, including congenital hemi-vertebra, kyphosis, unequal leg lengths, disc degenerative changes, congenital malformation of spinal segments, compression fractures etc. Many cases of scoliosis are what we call...

Chiropractors: Angular tear medication?, pain management specialist, interventional pain management
pain management specialist, interventional pain management, bladder function: Jacolene, It sounds like this is a medical/pharmaceutical question regarding Piroxicam (Feldine). Personally, I think that taking any NSAID med for too long is not a good idea. I also do not believe it will change the anatomy of your disc tear. Go...

Chiropractors: BioPhysics and Traction, BioPhysics
BioPhysics: Hi Sophie, First: There is no such thing a a subluxation as defined in the traditional, old, outdated, dogmatic chiropractic system. It is a theoretical entity that has never been proven to exist the way it was first conceptualized, that being a bone...

Chiropractors: chest pain after adjustment, soft tissue massage, low level laser
soft tissue massage, low level laser, rib fracture: Hi Dee, Yes, it s quite possible you got strained from the procedure. Pressing on the back when you are laying face down also presses on the ribs. The ribs attach to your spine, where the chiropractor has his hands, and they wrap around and connect to...

Chiropractors: Constant back and shoulder Cracking and Popping, postural strain, soft tissues
postural strain, soft tissues, massage therapy: Hi Maria, This is common in young people. Jont cracking sounds that are initiated by movement or stretching positions are benign when they are not painful. This is different from an injured joint that also makes crack sounds that are painful. So,...

Chiropractors: Continue Chiro Sessions?, cervical curvature, neck and shoulder pain
cervical curvature, neck and shoulder pain, perfect alignment: Hi Betty, I believe this is excessive and unnecessary care. He stated, The 24 visits that I have suggested to her is to bring her cervical curvature into a perfect alignment. I believe a full restoration of her curve is possible as she is young.” ...

Chiropractors: DRX Treatment, spinal decompression, decompression therapy
spinal decompression, decompression therapy, spinal joints: Your question was more of a procedural one, not really a clinical one. If you feel that the procedure was not performed correctly, you have to tell the doctor. How could you expect to have a good result if the harness was not attached properly? Now, if you...

Chiropractors: Ear pain from neck, nerve conduction study, ear ache
nerve conduction study, ear ache, nerve pain: My suggestion to you is to seek out a occipital or upper shoulder massage therapist. Start at 3x a week for 2 weeks and then 2 x a week for about 4 weeks and 1x a week fr 6 weeks. Or the same schedule of frequency with a chiropractor who does myofascial...

Chiropractors: First rib elevation, pain and instability, scalene muscles, graston technique
scalene muscles, graston technique, neck muscles: Hi Stephanie, You have a complicated issue. The stark reality is that there is no proven system for dealing with what you have. It s all trial and error. We can conjecture over the possibilities, based on assuming that certain anatomy that attaches...

Chiropractors: laser treatment for winging of scapula, breast cancer patients, low level laser
breast cancer patients, low level laser, breast carcinoma: Thank you for your question. A search of the medical literature on PubMed search revealed one article describing temporary pain relief for pain associated with scapular winging in breast cancer patients who underwent mastectomy (removal of the breast)...

Chiropractors: Loss of tricep function post accident, spinal fracture, nerve compression
spinal fracture, nerve compression, paralysis: Dear Peter, I wish that I had a good answer for you, but the prognosis is dependent upon the type of fractures. You should have a consultation/evaluation with a neurosurgeon to verify that the spine is stable after such an injury. Your prognosis is best...

Chiropractors: low back pain, side posture, robin mckenzie
side posture, robin mckenzie, l5 s1: Eden, Thanks for your question. I can t provide you with a specific diagnosis over the Internet. In general, however, your symptoms seem to be more consistent with disc-related pain, but sacro-iliac joint pain can be variable and can send pain into the...

Chiropractors: Lower back issues, back stretches, matt marcus
back stretches, matt marcus, lower back pain: Hi mike, Smart to stop taking muscle relaxers as that only masks your symptoms. Chiropractors will get to the root cause and correct that. It s very likely that you misaligned something In your spine doing yoga. I used to have a colleague in Philadelphia...

Chiropractors: lower back pain (l4-l5 problem), soft tissue massage, core stability exercises
soft tissue massage, core stability exercises, arthritic joints: Pradeep, This is a common problem. While there are several anatomic parts to your back that could be causing the pain, including bulging discs, or arthritic joints, the good thing is that you do not get pain down your leg to the calf or foot. If you...

Chiropractors: Maximized Living, ionizing radiation, xrays
ionizing radiation, xrays, metal buttons: Mia, I would suggest running like all heck out of that office! You experienced the cult called Maximized Living. I cannot tell you how bad it is. There is absolutely no reason to expose a young girl to the ionizing radiation of x-rays. Maximized living...

Chiropractors: mirgraines/knot in back of neck, pinched nerves in the neck, john quackenbush
pinched nerves in the neck, john quackenbush, nerves in the neck: KRIS, IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT PINCHED NERVES IN THE NECK CAN LEAD TO HEADACHES. THE SYMPTOMS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ESPECIALLY WITH THE KNOT IN YOUR NECK LEADS ME TO SUSPECT THAT YOU MAY HAVE A PINCHED NERVE IN YOUR NECK. I RECOMMEND YOU SEE A CHIROPRACTOR...

Chiropractors: mri questions with other altenatives for treatment, staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic
staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic: staten island chiropractic, hnp, herniated nucleus pulposis, herniated disc, staten island herniated disc, regimen of chiropractic care, staten island chiropractor, spinal stenosis, spinal narrowing, retrolisthesis, Hello Lisa, Let me Thank You for...

Chiropractors: mri report and x-ray report, osteophyte, bone spur
osteophyte, bone spur, disc tear: Dear Diane, Osteophyte is a bone spur... and all of us get them. Annular Tear is yes, a tear in a portion of the disc. It does not mean that the disc is torn completely open, and that the jelly is pushing out. That would be an extrusion of the disc....

Chiropractors: MRI spine- Lumbar/Sacral, nerve root compression, diffuse disc bulge
nerve root compression, diffuse disc bulge, thecal sac: You are describing classic signs of sciatic radiculopathy or sciatica. You need to find a doctor with a class 4 therapy laser. Decompression is also a potential help. Proteolytic enzymes (pancreatin) can help as well. Avoid lifting and twisting. All...

Chiropractors: Neck Pain, pinched nerve, good shape
pinched nerve, good shape, playing golf: well my guess would be that you are either suffering from a pinched nerve in your neck (thats why the arm is now hurting)or you may have displaced your clavicle. ibuprofen ONLY deals with your symptoms not the actual problem. Going to a doctor will most definitely...

Chiropractors: Neck Pain, collar region, skull base
collar region, skull base, pain medications: Mark, Alignment and misalignment still get tossed around, and it is often just an easy thing for patients to visualize. The treatment likely is beneficial, especially since you experienced some relief right away. Joint manipulation improves joint range...

Chiropractors: Pain in shoulder, arm and hand numbness, arm and hand numbness, pinched nerve
arm and hand numbness, pinched nerve, single stroke: Tom, This is a classic situation. It is coming from your neck. The nerve root or a nerve in the front triangle zone of your neck where the brachial plexus is located is getting irritated. It could be from a disc that is unstable, meaning that it...

Chiropractors: Pinched nerved of lower back, pinched nerve, nerve pain
pinched nerve, nerve pain, warm baths: I m sorry, but your husband is foolish. Medication only masks your symptoms , it doesn t fix anything. In your case it isn t even masking your symptoms. Chiropractors remove nerve pressure. It s a fact and there is a ton of research proving its efficacy. So,...

Chiropractors: Popping of the spine., muscle attachments, cavitation
muscle attachments, cavitation, joint dysfunction: Many people experience popping of their spine and other joints with movement, particularly bending, turning, or twisting movements. Most of the time, this popping, called cavitation, is not painful. Cavitation is caused by a stretching of the joint capsule,...

Chiropractors: Sciatic Pain?, Chiropractic, chiropractor
Chiropractic, chiropractor, John Q Quackenbush: Jamie, There is just not enough information to answer this question. I would have to know your entire health history and why you have a stimulator implanted. I highly suggest you go to your pain management doc and get a new examination with xray and mri...

Chiropractors: shoulder injury, level laser therapy, low level laser
level laser therapy, low level laser, proper manipulation: I m not really sure what you are asking me. i can tell you that after surgery or injury to the shoulder you must rehab it. It can take sometimes up to 2 years to get it at 100%. You have a long history and surgery hasn t worked. So, i recommend you do your...

Chiropractors: shoulder instability and TOS?, hill sachs deformity, traumatic anterior dislocation
hill sachs deformity, traumatic anterior dislocation, partial dislocations: HI Vicky, I ve never seen literature to tie shoulder instability to TOS. Nevertheless, you seem to have TOS regardless. Try a provider of FAKTR.com or Grastontechnique.com, the former being the best. Your shoulder is not great, and surgery may...

Chiropractors: Shrinking discs?, periodic checkups, teeter hangup
periodic checkups, teeter hangup, spinal nerve: Several good questions. It is indeed normal for us to shrink over time as we loose water and hydration in the discs , they deteriorate. It happens to both men and women, and can be slowed if you are thin over your lifetime(not just 1 or 2 or 3 years). Although...

Chiropractors: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, clinical judgement
obstructive sleep apnea, clinical judgement, spinal manipulation: Scott, Obstructive sleep apnea is usually caused by obesity and upper airway collapse. These are not conditions that any chiropractic treatment can remedy. Any chiropractor who says otherwise makes a claim in the absence of any evidence to contrary. ...

Chiropractors: slipped disc causing severe leg pain -left leg, trigger point injections, facet joint injections
trigger point injections, facet joint injections, discopathy: Dear Prakash, MRI cannot confirm that any form of treatment will or will not be successful in treatment. There are several options for the treatment of discopathy with radiculopathy. The most important thing to remember is that NOTHING is going to make...

Chiropractors: torqued pelvis, soft tissue damage, gentle chiropractic
soft tissue damage, gentle chiropractic, scar tissue: I don t see why he would send you to physical therapy for a torqued pelvis??? Physical therapists deal with muscles, tendons, and ligaments (soft tissue), not bone misalignments. Chiropractors are the only ones that do this from a drug free non surgical approach....

Chiropractors: Years of pain in tailbone area, tailbone, coccyx
tailbone, coccyx, pain: Dear Crystal, The diagnosis and treatment of pain related to tailbone injury or pathology can be difficult. The first thing that you need to do is to get a good diagnosis, and this typically is done through a spine specialist, or through an orthopedic...

Chiropractors: 12 cases of water fell on me in c.v.s and got hurt then 3 weeks later i was in an auto accident, staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic
staten island chiropractor, staten island chiropractic: Hello Jennifer, I am sorry to hear of your pain, and complicated case. Thank You for your question. So,,, you have had two (2) injury producing accidents/ incidents. I hope you commenced care with the first injury. From...

Chiropractors: 3 back concerns, memory foam mattress, core strengthening exercises
memory foam mattress, core strengthening exercises, soft tissue injury: Gary, Thanks for the positive feedback! It s too bad there s not a greater pool of DC s in your area. From what you stated above, you need an expert to do the right kind of joint manipulation AND targeted soft tissue work to your spine. I m thinking...

Chiropractors: Electrical muscle stimulation, electrical muscle stimulation, tens unit
electrical muscle stimulation, tens unit, lower back pain: Hi Jessica, I have to agree with your OB that is would not my first choice, but alternatively that I have not seen evidence that it will harm your baby. It is only stimulating the nerves that cross the skin on your back between the pads (which should...

Chiropractors: Sciatica and Disk Bulge, l5 s1, piriformis stretch
Chiropractors: Sciatica and Disk Bulge, l5 s1, piriformis stretch, bulging discs

Chiropractors: Lower back pain, back pain, sciatica
back pain, sciatica, low back pain: Dear Kels, I am sorry that you are having such trouble with your lower back. Yes, low back pain can be quite debilitating. It is impossible to diagnose, let alone treat, over the internet, but here are some ideas: 1) Consult with your doctor and...

Chiropractors: Major back pain and I don't know what to do., Back surgery
Back surgery: You are in a tough spot. First ; a laminectomy is a fairly serious surgery and causes a lot of instability in the spine. This may be why you have the new disc herniation. Getting another surgery is your last resort. I don t understand why you would be afraid...

Chiropractors: Back muscle, aspercreme, chiropractic physician
aspercreme, chiropractic physician, gentle side: Hi Qing, I am sorry about the delay in answering. Back pain is very common occurring in 80% of the population at sometime in their lives. It does not sound serious, but evaluation by a chiropractic physician is certainly appropriate. Often injuries are...

Chiropractors: neck curve, normal curve, short term care
normal curve, short term care, rib cage: I would not over concern yourself with all these measurements. Yes, postural changes cause strain on the spine and leads to times of pain. You can perform exercises to help with flexibility and stiffness. If the chiropractor you are seeing is suggesting long...

Chiropractors: Nerve Pain?, Sciatica
Sciatica : Pam, It may be something you will deal with on and off for life. A disc herniation is a permanent injury and will never change, a disc bulge however can Correct itself over time with chiropractic care. When you walk or run you are using the gluteus muscles...

Chiropractors: Neurology, spinal surgery, back pain
spinal surgery, back pain, stenosis: Dear Mr. Vageeswaran, Please be aware that much of what I am going to tell you is simply opinion and of little worth for many reasons. First of all, I am a chiropractor and not a spinal surgeon. Second, I do not know your mother, nor have I examined her,...

Chiropractors: Numbness, numbness in the arms, compensation injury
numbness in the arms, compensation injury, chiropractor: It seems he is ignoring your complaints. i would switch chiropractors and have some gentle adjusting techniques used. you should also consider doing gentle traction on your neeck to alleviate the numbness in the arms. It s normal to treat the entire spinee...

Chiropractors: Numbness on left side of leg, piriformis muscles, sensory nerve
piriformis muscles, sensory nerve, pinched nerve: Hi Lucy, You most likely have a pinched sensory nerve causing the numbness. You can also have a pinched nerve with no back pain. The nerves in your lower back control the sensation in your legs. First I would stretch the legs, hamstrings, quadriceps, ilio...

Chiropractors: Numbness and tingling in back, Pinched nerve
Pinched nerve : You most likely have a pinched sensory nerve in the upper back. Carry your newborn could aggravate this condition. It has nothing to do with your epidural, especially Because that was done in the lumbar spine (lower back). The spinal bones can move out of...

Chiropractors: pain on my right last rib, dear doctor, scoliosis
dear doctor, scoliosis, flank: It could be several things. A: do you have scoliosis ? B: did you have trauma or sporting accident to the ribs or back? The ribs attach to your spine and you should have a check up. A chiropractor is well equipped to deal with this type of problem as long...

Chiropractors: pain on my right, towards the last rib, indomie noodles, ct scan of the abdomen
indomie noodles, ct scan of the abdomen, cholycystitis: Hi Marky, I can understand your frustration. If I understand your question correctly your pain in the right flank and the last rib, which increases with dairy and noodle intake correct? I do not know from your question if the pain is in the front, side...

Chiropractors: pain in the upper back area, women with large breasts, postural strain
women with large breasts, postural strain, musculoskeletal structures: Dear Lalitha, You have a very common situation. Please understand, that while it is not possible to definitively diagnose your condition with a simple internet exchange, I ll do my best to help you understand your condition. First, the fact that you...

Chiropractors: Persistent dull pain in left arm, dull pain in left arm, pinched nerve in the neck
dull pain in left arm, pinched nerve in the neck, brachial plexus nerve: It is one of two things Lina. It is either carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in the base of your neck. If you have neck pain or stiffness it could be coming from a pinched brachial plexus nerve which controls sensation in those last two fingers (and...

Chiropractors: personal trainer and chiropractor, equinox fitness, injury prevention
equinox fitness, injury prevention, personal trainers: stephen, Im not sure what you are asking me and why? first of all, if you do not live in nyc you are of no value to me. second, i have a relationships with many personal trainers. I give workshops on injury prevention for trainers at equinox fitness. You...

Chiropractors: sciata pain, upper leg, buttock
upper leg, buttock, acupuncturist: This isn t something that will just disappear in 4 visits. People want instant relief, I understand that. That s not how it works though. If you have had back pain radiating into your upper leg or buttock in the past , then this is the same problem, just a...

Chiropractors: Sciatica and Disk Bulge, Disc herniation
Disc herniation: These things heal at different rates. There is no set time frame , every disc herniation heals on its own time. Usually takes about 6-12 weeks (can take longer too)to feel better. If you have only seen him for 6 weeks and it has improved , why wouldn t you...

Chiropractors: severe back pain, back pain, neck pain
back pain, neck pain, disc injury: Dear Tandy, I am sorry that you sustained injuries in the accident several years ago. Let me help you to understand a few things, if possible. Please understand that I have very limited information about you and your case, so much of what I am going to...

Chiropractors: Sudden front shoulder pain, shoulder impingement syndrome, dumbbell pullovers
shoulder impingement syndrome, dumbbell pullovers, push ups: Fabricio, You have a common condition. In general it is called a shoulder impingement syndrome. Likely you do have a tendon that is a problem, and most likely it is the subscapularis at its insertion based on where you are indicating the pain to...

Chiropractors: tens unit, radio frequency ablation, muscle knots
radio frequency ablation, muscle knots, neck joints: Aaron, No, a TENS unit will not get rid of them. It would be a waste of your time and money. The knots can be reduced, depending on where they are or in what form they may be, by methods such as www.grastontechnique.com or www.faktr.com, or find...

Chiropractors: upper back pain, SPINAL CURVE, LARGE BREASTS
SPINAL CURVE, LARGE BREASTS, BACK PAIN: Hello EM, I would like to answer your questions. I have copy and pasted your questions and will answer between the questions: Firstly, should I be concerned about the recent massage causing an injury? I AM A PROPONENT OF MASSAGE BOTH SWEDISH AND...

Chiropractors: Can I Use Chiropractors, staten island chiropractic, staten island chiropractor
staten island chiropractic, staten island chiropractor : Hello Waheeb, First, let me say I am sorry for your pain/ complaint. Then let me Thank You for Your question. Your inquiry: .....Can I benefet from ciropractors with cervical spinal stenosis?.... . Your answer: Yes. From what I...

Chiropractors: whiplash injury, whiplash injury, scholar one
whiplash injury, scholar one, atrial fib: Iain, I have never heard of any association. There is not a shred of literature on it. But that doesn t mean it s not possible, just that there s no documented cases in the literature and I found no literature even close to supporting the notion of...

Chiropractors: Wrist/Arm pain, wrist pain, hand pain
wrist pain, hand pain, chiropractor: Dear Frankie, There are very common cysts that have a tendency to form in the wrist area. We use to call them Bible Cysts , because in the past, people would take their good ole family bible and smack the wrist hard, causing the cyst to burst open, often...

Chiropractors: Bone Popping, arthritis, joint pain
arthritis, joint pain, popping joints: Dear Cindy, I find it odd that you are getting popping sensations in so many different joints all at the same time. The first thing that I would do is to visit a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist, MD) and have a good examination. There are MANY...

Chiropractors: cervical spine, chronic neck pain, stenosis
chronic neck pain, stenosis: Hi Donna, The only time this requires surgery is if you have chronic pain that significantly impacts your daily living abilities, or if you have radiating arm/hand pain along with positive and worsening neurologic signs such as loss of a reflex, muscle...

Chiropractors: chronic neck, lower back, shoulder and knee pain, ehlers danlos syndrome, traumatic stress disorder
ehlers danlos syndrome, traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress: Erica, Okay, I understand that they cannot find any mechanical cause for your pain and have simply Rx d drugs. That s what they are trained to do. But you have not answered my questions: Has anyone checked to see if you have a hypermobility syndrome,...

Chiropractors: Contortion - compressed joints?, national circus school, chronic strain
national circus school, chronic strain, dull pain: It could be a disc injury due the chronic strain of contortion. I would would X-ray it and probably consider an MRI. You need to go for treatment 2 to 3 times a week for a few weeks to get it under control, but consider the xray and MRI to get all the details...

Chiropractors: curve in spine in neck, pinched nerve
pinched nerve: your headaches are tension headaches caused by increased muscular tension in the back of the neck. this can cause vomiting and headaches. you need to work on getting the proper curve back in your neck. you should be sleeping with a cervical pillow to help.You...

Chiropractors: Treated for L5/S1 bulging disc, twisted coccyx and tilted pelvis., spinal decompression therapy, non surgical spinal decompression
Chiropractors: Treated for L5/S1 bulging disc, twisted coccyx and tilted pelvis., spinal decompression therapy, non surgical spinal decompression, spinal decompression

Chiropractors: Forearm tendonitis, Tendonitis
Tendonitis: There are two types of tendinitis in the forearm. Tennis elbow (outside of the elbow pain) and golfers elbow on the inside. I think hands Down the best and most effective treatment is a new modality called cold laser or low level laser therapy. Make sure...

Chiropractors: Functional Scoliosis Diagnosis, Scoliosis
Scoliosis : Thanks for the details. Your chiropractor should be helping you with this problem. Scoliosis typically develops at the age of 11-14 and you may have NO pain when younger. So, this problem has been for more then 7 years , you just weren t aware of it. Scoliosis...

Chiropractors: Back and hip cavitations, flexible joints, vigorous exercise
flexible joints, vigorous exercise, backbend: Hi Emma, I apologize for the delay in my response. I need a lot more information to give you a correct opinion. So feel free to email me a private message with the answers and we will see what we can come up with. With regard to your doctors series of...

Chiropractors: Hip coming out of place, knee swelling, nothing stays, petite woman
nothing stays, petite woman, x rays: Hi Ally, Sorry you re having such difficulties. I know it s frustrating, especially at only 26 years of age. There are a few things I need to better understand in order to help you. When you say hip do you mean the true ball and socket joint of...

Chiropractors: L5 S1 Central extrusion and chiropractic, pins and needles, extension exercises
pins and needles, extension exercises, pins and needles sensation: HI Michael, Jersey has some of the best and some of the worst chiropractors on the planet. There are Olympic level DC s, and a few come to mind: Ira Shapiro and Blaze Toto, and also Bill Bonsal. Your chiropractor is a dim-wit. Increasing leg pain,...

Chiropractors: MRI Cervical Spine, mri cervical spine, nerve root impingement
mri cervical spine, nerve root impingement, disc protrusion: The focal matter appearing is the nothing. It s only stating that there was an abnormality visible. We know that by the previous sentence showing you have disc protrusions in your neck near the bottom of the cervical (neck) spine. Are you in pain? Are...

Chiropractors: MRI INTERPRETATION, back pain, spondylosis
back pain, spondylosis, stenosis: Dear Douglas, Here is the translation, in a nutshell: You have degenerative arthritis in the lower back. The MRI shows that joints are wearing out, and that you have a loss of fluid in the discs between the bones in the lower back. The wearing out of...

Chiropractors: "numbness", neurogenic claudication, lumbar spinal stenosis
neurogenic claudication, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar spinal canal: Hi Lupita, I am sorry to hear about your current situation. Please help me with more information. The numbness has a lot to do with one of the nerves in your lower back having a lot of pressure put on them. This comes from either a disc injury with a...

Chiropractors: Pain, Neck pain, neck spasm
Neck pain, neck spasm, shoulder and neck stiffness: I can understand and empathize with your level of discomfort. I see you are in Jamaica which may prove problematic getting care that a) is good b) affordable c) reputable. I am not saying that living in Jamaica is a bad thing however quality and diverse...

Chiropractors: Pins and needles, pins and needles, computer work station
pins and needles, computer work station, cervical spine: Jason, I could use a bit more information, but I guess that from what you re saying the heavy lifting was about four days ago. If so, then odds are you strained your spine and likely irritated a disc in your lower back. The irritated disc can cause...

Chiropractors: protruding ribs, pectus excavatum, protruding ribs
pectus excavatum, protruding ribs, hereditary problems: This may be a normal rib development. The lower rib cage can flare out slightly and it can be completely normal. Sometimes there is an associated pectus excavatum where the sternum is sunken in, it may still be a normal variant, however it may indicate other...

Chiropractors: Regular cracking / popping sound in shoulderss, shoulder girdle, push ups
shoulder girdle, push ups, shoulder blade: If you are referring to your shoulders, it is likely the tendons of the shoulder girdle snapping as you raise your arms. I would advise that you be careful with overhead presses too. You have to be careful not to cause motions that impinge the rotatr cuff...

Chiropractors: Regular cracking / popping sound in shoulde, shoulder pain, popping in shoulder
shoulder pain, popping in shoulder, upper back pain: Dear Lucas, Popping and clicking in the shoulder could be many different things. Sometimes popping and clicking is quite benign, the result of sudden cavitation within the joint capsule. It could, on the other hand, signal the onset of joint cartilage...

Chiropractors: Regular cracking / popping sound in shoulderr, tight muscles, push ups
tight muscles, push ups, ccep: You may have a slight clavicle or shoulder misalignment. It could also be tight muscles rubbing against a bone. If it doesn t hurt I would start by stretching regularly. If that doesn t help google: chiropractor, CCEP or CCSP This is a certified extremities...

Chiropractors: response, neck pain, chiropractor
neck pain, chiropractor, chiropractic: Dear Dee, I am sorry that you didn t get the answer. Here is a copy of what I sent earlier. Dr. Biggs Dear Dee, I am sorry that you are having such trouble with your neck. I don t know what you have done as far as imaging or studies in the...

Chiropractors: SI-Joint Options, back injurys, pain killers
back injurys, pain killers, mild compression: Surgery may not be the best option here. First; how was si joint separation diagnosed? Surely not by an injection as ou suggest. It is rare and extremely difficult to separate both , let alone 1 SI joint. I think it s awful they won t allow you to see...

Chiropractors: Treated for L5/S1 bulging disc, twisted coccyx and tilted pelvis., back pain, disc pain
back pain, disc pain, disc bulge: Dear Corey, I am sorry for your pain. Let me help you to at least understand some of the issues. First of all, it sounds like you have a bulging and degenerating disc. It is wearing out. when it wears out and bulges, it touches up against the spinal...

Chiropractors: Unknown feeling, intercostal neuritis, slipping rib syndrome
intercostal neuritis, slipping rib syndrome, rib cartilage: Dear Steve, This same question was asked a few years ago so without rewording the same answer I have attached the write up from Expert: Dr. J. Shawn Leatherman - 11/16/2008. I hope this helps and you are able to find a chiropractor that can correctly treat...

Chiropractors: AC Joint Bump, loose joints, pectoral muscles
loose joints, pectoral muscles, clavicles: Most of us that are thin have ac joints that show. my AC joint sticks out and i have no shoulder problems. That being said: i cannot possibly tell you over the internet whether you have a problem or not. the clavicle is not a perfectly straight bone and it...

Chiropractors: Bilateral feet pain, bone marrow edema, 5th metatarsal
bone marrow edema, 5th metatarsal, shock wave therapy: The MRI clearly demonstrates injury to metatarsal in the foot. This will heal but you have to avoid additional injury during healing. Wearing the boot helps promote a faster recovery. After the foot heals, stretch every morning and night with towel by pulling...

Chiropractors: cervical problems after massage, full body massage, mri of the brain
full body massage, mri of the brain, cervical spine: Hi Peggy, Your visual disturbance should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Dizziness can result from neck problems, its called cervicogenic vertigo. A dull ache in the back of the head or neck is certainly common with neck pain. Having sharp pains in the...

Chiropractors: chest pains, chest pain, heart pain
chest pain, heart pain, rib pain: Dear Shannon, The short answer is NO , I can t tell you what the cause of your chest pain is... and I hope that you realize that it is for many reasons. First of all, the entire medical history available to me can be found in the single sentence provided....

Chiropractors: Chest xray, Maximized Living
Maximized Living: Mae, You need to write a complaint to your state s licensing board. You need to copy/past your question on a letter to the board and let them do their job. Every state licenses chiropractors and some do it under the umbrella of the board of registration...