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Back and Neck Injury: chronic neck and shoulder pain, chronic neck and shoulder pain, fascial system
chronic neck and shoulder pain, fascial system, pinkie finger: Dear Shannon, If you have had an MRI, EMG, and x-rays, and nothing has shown up, then I would suggest that your problems lies within the muscle and fascial systems. Muscle spasms and trigger points can frequently cause significant pain when chronic. ...

Back and Neck Injury: chronic back pain, chronic back pain, dr carr
chronic back pain, dr carr, horrible experience: Lee Ann: It sounds like the only medicine over the counter that you have not tried that is also an anti-inflammitory, is the Aleve. I would try this, but it is still treating your problem symptomatically, or dealling with how your problem makes you feel without...

Back and Neck Injury: chronic shoulder pain, weight lifter, bad posture
weight lifter, bad posture, st paul minnesota: It is difficult to give you an exact answer without a proper exam, but it sounds like you have some muscle issues that are probably stemming from improper bony alignment. My suggestion is to seek chiropractic care. We can realign the bone which in turn will...

Back and Neck Injury: chronic back spasms, chronic back pain, back spasm
chronic back pain, back spasm, muscle spasm: Dear Lori, The key to ending muscle spasms is to learn better control of the involved muscles. Muscles contract and relax; by so doing, they control posture and movement. The key: understanding the function of the involved muscles and mastering it. ...

Back and Neck Injury: clicking at base of skull with head rotation, tight neck muscles, base of my skull
tight neck muscles, base of my skull, ounce of prevention: Hello, Kelly, Clicking and a grinding feeling in the neck indicate moderately tight neck muscles causing some grinding between vertebrae. This is something best resolved early. If it doesn t self-resolve, there is a possibility down the line of long-term...

Back and Neck Injury: compressed disc, muscular contractions, lawrence gold
muscular contractions, lawrence gold, surgical wounds: Neil, The common response to injury and pain (including surgical wounds) is to cringe/tighten up. That s the origin of much post-surgical pain. The whole body contracts around the site of pain. The pain doesn t just clear up ; it s that the muscular...

Back and Neck Injury: compressed disc, poor blood supply, chiropractic adjustment
poor blood supply, chiropractic adjustment, water intake: Laurie: Thanks for writing! A disc is like a round piece of gristle with a soft center. It seperates and hold together the two back bones it hooks to. Disc have a very poor blood supply. They must get their nutrition and water by moving and soaking...

Back and Neck Injury: compressed disc, torn ligaments, proper nutrients
torn ligaments, proper nutrients, vists: Michael: Thanks for writing! This is a frequent scenario. Physical therapy and rest very often does not get to the root of the problem and the situation does nothing but get worse over time. I do not think this will get better over time. It will probably...

Back and Neck Injury: compressed disc, bulging disc, x rays
bulging disc, x rays, slight difference: A compressed disc is just like a bulging disc, it puts pressure on nerves that exit from the vertebrae. The MRI is an excellent idea and will give the doctor an idea how bad the discs are bulging, plain x-rays cannot do that. I would wait and get the results...

Back and Neck Injury: compressed disc, chiropractic methods, correct approach
chiropractic methods, correct approach, chiropractic treatment: Neil: Thanks for writing! The problem is that the root of the problem in your mom s pelvis and hips has never been discovered or corrected. The hip went bad. This means it was under a positional stress. The pelvis was twisted in a way that put extra...

Back and Neck Injury: compresseddisk L 3 4 5, facet syndrome, gentle chiropractic
facet syndrome, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries: Hi Jeff, Compressed discs can reduce the size of the IVF (intervertebral foramina) where the spinal nerve exits causing leg weakness, numbness and pain. Decompressing this is possible without surgery. Relief is possible in as little as a week with flexion/distraction....

Back and Neck Injury: congenital disc fusion, national board examinations, anatomy courses
national board examinations, anatomy courses, radiographic anatomy: Dear Lalita, Yes the fusion happened in utero, and no this is not a huge deal. It is called a congenital block vertebra, and is considered an anatomical variant of the development process while your spinal cord was developing. Block vertebra occur due...

Back and Neck Injury: conginital cervical rib, dr eric, xrays
dr eric, xrays, numbness: There are some surgeons that will remove a cervical rib, but it has to be causing severe symptoms for them to remove it. Many tests have to be performed to diagnose the cervical rib and what is causing the pain and numbness. There could be alternative treatments...

Back and Neck Injury: constant neck popping, base of my skull, nitrogen gas
base of my skull, nitrogen gas, arthropathies: Hi Meredith, Your question depends entirely on one thing, when it pops , does it do it again immediately afterward in the same spot? If it does, this means you have a term called crepitus. This is a constant abnormal grinding that you can feel and...

Back and Neck Injury: constant pain, positive feedback loop, muscular contractions
positive feedback loop, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Lisa, Disc damage is either a long-term consequence of muscular contractions in the muscles along the spine or the consequence of violent injury. However, most often, pain such as you describe is the pain of tight, sore muscles. In your case, since...

Back and Neck Injury: constant vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, paroxysmal positional vertigo
benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, paroxysmal positional vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo bppv: Hi Pye, Your symptoms sound like BPPV. Obviously I can t examine you but from your history it may be this. Vertigo - benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Vertigo is described as feeling like you are turning around when you are standing still...

Back and Neck Injury: Should I continue treatment with chiropractor?, regional pain syndrome, muscle inflammation
regional pain syndrome, muscle inflammation, fancy terminology: Hanna: Thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in answering. I was searching for a referral for you. I found this doc in Williamsville, Thomas Lyons, D.C. 1622 Hopkins Rd Williamsville NY 14221-1752 Phone 1: 716-689-0766 Give him a call...

Back and Neck Injury: Back is cracking and slight discomfort, friendly match, hi matthew
friendly match, hi matthew, cracked rib: Hi Matt, I just got off the phone with Dr. Jim Rasp, he is perfect for your condition. We spent a half hour discussing the case, he is awaiting your call. I did inform him that you are not loaded and have a 3000 deductible. He will take it easy on you,...

Back and Neck Injury: cracking, health care provider, osteopath
health care provider, osteopath, x rays: Some occasional cracking and popping is natural in joints including the neck. However, the soreness is not. I would recommend visiting a chiropractor or osteopath for a physical examination. You may also need X-rays or an MRI to determine the cause. ...

Back and Neck Injury: back craking, lawrence gold, mussles
lawrence gold, mussles, term consequences: Yep, you re musclebound, probably the result of how you work out. Cracking and being musclebound go together and can lead to long-term consequences. Please read the article on weight training at somatics.com/page4.htm. with regard, Lawrence Gol...

Back and Neck Injury: Back cramp with hand numbness, gas cramps, hand numbness
gas cramps, hand numbness, neurological issues: All though I don t know exactly what is going on with your wife, I can say with much certainty the your adjustment is not the cause of her complaints. I m only guessing but there does sound to me like there is some muscle issues (the gas cramps) and that...

Back and Neck Injury: cronic upper, lower and back pain, types of doctors, j shawn
types of doctors, j shawn, bad car: Dear Kim, I am not sure what approaches to care you have tried. If you can e-mail me back with some more information about your crash, what types of doctors you have seen and the treatment you have received to date, I can give you a more thorough analysis...

Back and Neck Injury: crushed vertebrae, crushed vertebrae, radiofrequency neurotomy
crushed vertebrae, radiofrequency neurotomy, facet injections: Dear Paul, Unfortunately the crushed vertebra needed to be fixed when the injury was fresh. There are surgical procedures where they can actually inflate the crushed vertebral body and fill it with a cement like substance or pieces of crushed cadaver bone...

Back and Neck Injury: not cts, nerve test, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
nerve test, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical spine: Dear Tina, thank you for your question. It is quite common that the neck causes symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling) to radiate into the arms and hands. Scientific studies show that people with whiplash had a faster degeneration rate of the cervical spine...

Back and Neck Injury: Daughter with back injury, thecal sac, intervertebral disks
thecal sac, intervertebral disks, cortisone injection: Although I m not a physician, I can tell you that the MRI results show that the disc is pushing out to the front (anteriorly) into the sac surrounding the spinal cord (thecal sac) causing an indentation without any actual nerve pinching. The most likely...

Back and Neck Injury: Daughter with back injury, thecal sac, intervertebral disks
thecal sac, intervertebral disks, cortisone injection: Hi April, Your doctor is an idiot. She has a slipped disc, it won t just get better . She needs flexion/distraction. Here is a site that can guild you to a physician and explains what it is. It is fully researched and proven effective. http://www.coxtechnic.com/homepage.asp...

Back and Neck Injury: My Daughter's Back Pain, exact spelling, heat treatment
exact spelling, heat treatment, chiropractor: Mr. Crew: Thank you! I have not received your reply to my inquiry until just now. Heat would make your daughter worse unless you followed it with ice and even that is touchy. If her low back still feels warmer than only Ice should be used. There...

Back and Neck Injury: DEGERATIVE DISK DISESE, st paul minnesota, wheel chair
st paul minnesota, wheel chair, starbuck: I don t know how old you are now, but it would take 50+ years for DDD to put you in a wheelchair, if you got the proper treatment soon. DDD is just abnormal wear-and-tear on the discs, keeping the spine in line with decrease the amount of wear/tear that is...

Back and Neck Injury: Dear Sir,My husband had..., leg muscle spasms, muscular contractions
leg muscle spasms, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Dear Heidi, If your husband is having nerve pain, then something is pressing on the nerve, somewhere along the nerve. It might be in the low back, where muscles in contraction created such compression between vertebrae that the cartilage discs broke down...

Back and Neck Injury: Degenerative Disk Disease, apple cider vinegar, degenerative disk disease
apple cider vinegar, degenerative disk disease, weight lifter: Cassie: Thanks for writing! The best physical exercise for you is swimming or eliptical. Biking would be next. Jogging and weight training are a problem. DDD means that the cushions between your back bones in your lower back are dried up and crumbling....

Back and Neck Injury: Degenerative Disk Disease, degenerative disk disease, disc spaces
degenerative disk disease, disc spaces, dr carr: Vickie, they are different, but DDD can be caused by osteoporosis if the vertebrae become fragile and lose their volume, the disc space will subsequently narrow and there you have the DDD. DDD can also be caused by old age, osteoarthritis, or any number of...

Back and Neck Injury: DISC PROTRUSION, thecal sac, nerve root compression
thecal sac, nerve root compression, disc protrusion: Najmus: Thanks for writing! The Thecal sac is the covering over the spinal cord. This means that the back part of the cushion between your back bones is pushing backward and touching the front of your spinal cord. The spinal cord is just behind the...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc Bulge & Nerve Damage, facet hypertrophy, spinal decompression
facet hypertrophy, spinal decompression, cortisone injection: Hi Dean, You have foot drop secondary to the disc pressing against your spinal cord. For the last 20 years it has been widely known that 95% of low back surgery is unnecessary and of those, 70-80% fail. Epidurals are useless, they don t fix anything, they...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc Bulge, disc bulge, exact diagnosis
disc bulge, exact diagnosis, doctors orders: First, without a proper exam, I can t give you an exact diagnosis, I can only give you some ideas of what might be the problem. Bulging discs are not always bad, most people have them and don t even know it. Most of the pain caused by the bulge is misalignment...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc bulge, disc bulge, paediatric nurse
disc bulge, paediatric nurse, mri scan: Hi Yasim, Instead of repeating this advice every day, I will paste what I told someone else exactly like you. This subject has been beaten to death in past questions, so I will make it easy. Here is a prior question and response. You can see I don t have...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc bulge, disc bulge, flexion distraction
disc bulge, flexion distraction, lower back pain: Yes Sarka it certainly could have and no, it absolutely does not require surgery. Goggle flexion/distraction and find a D.C. near you with the tables. You should be pain free in a couple weeks. It is a highly researched and proven way to decompress herniated...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc bulging, home cervical traction, disc protrusion
home cervical traction, disc protrusion, scar tissue: He Is not a DC so I can t tell you much. I do recommend Dr. Mark Thornton 953 N. Semorian Bvd 407-282-3615 Another physician with excellent qualifications has the same last name. Odd? Dr. R.E. Thornton...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc Herniation, disc herniation, pinched nerve
disc herniation, pinched nerve, muscle tension: There are many different terms to describe a herniated disc, such as a pinched nerve, bulging disc, ruptured disc or slipped disc. These terms tend to be used somewhat differently among health professionals because there are no generally agreed upon definitions...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc/head pain, muscular contractions, mri results
muscular contractions, mri results, nerve block: Ronn, Do not get a nerve block until you have tried the option I suggest. Surgery is irreversible. The sensations you describe may easily be the consequence of contracted muscles at the base of your cranium, which connect cranium to neck. The muscles...

Back and Neck Injury: Disc prolapse and urinary incontinence and surgery, disc prolapse, mckenzie institute
disc prolapse, mckenzie institute, spine care: Dear Debbie, thank you for your question. Urinary incontinence can be caused by a variety of things. Since your problem comes and goes, I m inclined to think that it may be related to your back problem. The nerves controlling the bladder are located in the...

Back and Neck Injury: Disk Protrusion at l4-l5 level, disk protrusion, liter
disk protrusion, liter, sweat: Hamid: Thank you! 2 liter per day of water may not be enough. It depends on your body weight. 2 liter is about 64 American ounces, so that would be enough only if you weigh 128 pounds or less. Increase your body weight accordingly. Surgery should...

Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated Disc, j shawn, disk herniation
j shawn, disk herniation, treatment protocol: Dear Yemi, Technically there is no such thing as a dislocated or slipped disk. The terminology utilized is probably meant to say disk bulge or disk herniation. The magnitude and resolution of this problem can only be determined by clinical examination...

Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated Rib?, dislocated rib, major muscles
dislocated rib, major muscles, quadratus lumborum: Without a proper exam in person, I am just speculating, but it does sound like a rib issue. But it could also be related to muscle strain. There are 2 major muscles that attach in that area, the quadratus lumborum and the psoas. Both are major trunk movers...

Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated rib, torn cartilage, dislocated rib
torn cartilage, dislocated rib, desk chair: Kim: Thanks for writing! Yes, everything you are going through is consistent with a rib out of place or torn cartilage around the rib. The first thing to do is to put on a rib belt (drugstore) and drink more water. Second, the right chiropractor...

Back and Neck Injury: Dizziness and neck cracking, clinical somatic education, somatic educator
clinical somatic education, somatic educator, lawrence gold: Mike, Dizziness such as you describe is related to neck tension through reflexes related to eye movement and balance. My experience is that such dizziness ( cervicogenic dizziness ) usually ends when a person relaxes the neck muscles -- as simple as...

Back and Neck Injury: Dizziness & neck pain, benign postural vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
benign postural vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, paroxysmal positional vertigo: Hi Jeanne, Lets hope your neurologist is wrong, quite often they are. That diagnosis seems quite extreme, a more likely condition that fits is called BPPV. Benign Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo. Vertigo - benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Vertigo...

Back and Neck Injury: Getting a Doctor to diagnose the problem ?!?, 3 doctors, back and neck pain
3 doctors, back and neck pain, buldge: Linda, I am troubled that 3 doctors will not give you causation.What solution has your attorney suggested? What state are you in? I do not know whether a 4th doctor would have a different opinion? What type of doctors have you seen? I don t know enough...

Back and Neck Injury: On going daily pain in neck, bone grafts, neck ache
bone grafts, neck ache, back of my neck: Dear Jeff, Sounds like you have really been through the ringer. Unfortunately, now that you have undergone an anterior fusion, you have predisposed yourself to additional fusion surgeries above and below the original surgery. All of the research on surgical...

Back and Neck Injury: defining a medical term, lawrence gold, information with regard
lawrence gold, information with regard, medical methods: Dear Jillian, The term, permanent and stationary , means that your medical practitioners believe there is nothing more they can do and that your condition will not improve. That said, there is still reason for hope of improvement, as medical methods...

Back and Neck Injury: degenerative bulge, whiplash injuries, nucleus pulposus
whiplash injuries, nucleus pulposus, lot of nerve: Hi Jorge, Yes there most certainly is. You might be seeing the wrong D.C., he may not be equipped to perform a procedure known as flexion/distraction. Flexion-Distraction Therapy - What is it? Flexion-Distraction, (F/D) is a gentle, chiropractic...

Back and Neck Injury: degenerative disc disease, mild facet arthropathy, degenerative disc disease
mild facet arthropathy, degenerative disc disease, nerve root compression: I can give you a very brief explanation, but you need to talk to the doctor that ordered this MRI so they can explain the options with you. L3-4/4-5 has some bony changes that most likely causing the nerve irritation. Along with multiple areas of decreased...

Back and Neck Injury: degenerative disc disease, mild facet arthropathy, degenerative disc disease
mild facet arthropathy, degenerative disc disease, nerve root compression: Dear Theo, The bottom line on all the medical terminology is that you still have disc bulges at L3, L4, and L5 even after the surgery, but the laminectomy performed does not address the disks, rather it enlarges the area around them to allow for less compression...

Back and Neck Injury: I have degenerative disc disease..., degenerative disc disease, pain management clinic
degenerative disc disease, pain management clinic, whiplash injuries: First, understand the origin of degenerative disc disease and herniated discs: disc overcompression due to tight muscles pulling vertebrae too closely together, leading to bulges and breakdown. The mechanical stresses of overcompression cause these conditions....

Back and Neck Injury: degenerative discs, health care professionals, degenerative discs
health care professionals, degenerative discs, nerve pain: Ok MB, here s the deal.. First off the mild scoliosis sounds like you aquired it starting at the time your back pain started, in which case it may be a compensation scoliosis, which means in the right hands (of which you have not been yet) this probem can...

Back and Neck Injury: degenration in the back & spine, viet nam, twin brother
viet nam, twin brother, dury: Donna: Thanks for writing! The answer is yes . Cancer is a disease of the diet and environment. One heavy toxin or a lot of little toxins combine to a point that the body can no longer function. Does this answer you question? Dr. Rozeboo...

Back and Neck Injury: diagnosis for back/neck injury, constant headaches, dizziness and headaches
constant headaches, dizziness and headaches, muscle contractions: Hi, The dizziness and headaches you describe are typical of neck muscle contractions which, through connections to the brain, affect the balance centers of the ears and the eyes. Your heavy work and head position has probably set your whole muscular...

Back and Neck Injury: diffuse posterior disc bulge, somatic exercises, disc bulge
somatic exercises, disc bulge, lawrence gold: Hi, Elizabeth. If Ann has been doing repetitive tasks that involve leaning forward, she has probably formed a tension habit in the low back muscles. Tight back muscles can cause discs to bulge, in addition to stiffness and soreness. This is not a...

Back and Neck Injury: disc bulge, l4 l5, l5 s1
l4 l5, l5 s1, somatic educator: Daer Ashlyn, A disc bulge isn t an injury and therefore healing is not the issue; it s a sign that your back muscles are too tight and vertebrae are squeezing the disc(s) between them. Rowing is just the kind of sport that would condition your back muscles...

Back and Neck Injury: disc bulging, migraine headaches, tension headaches
migraine headaches, tension headaches, passive care: The adjustments and traction probably did not cause or aggravate the bulging. How long have you had the same treatment without any improvements? If you are constantly going back for the same treatments and there is no measurable improvement, then I would considering...

Back and Neck Injury: disc degeneration following a road traffic accident., road traffic accident, whiplash injuries
road traffic accident, whiplash injuries, pins and needles: No, Nicola, you aren t losing your mind. Your medical practitioners just don t understand whiplash injuries or know what to look for. The common effect of such an injury is that the muscles of the neck and spine tighten up. Too tight, and nerves get...

Back and Neck Injury: disc diseace, cervicogenic headache, greater occipital nerve
cervicogenic headache, greater occipital nerve, arthritis in neck: Hi Samantha, DDD is not the cause of your headaches, post traumatic Cervicogenic headache is the culprit. The greater occipital nerve that travels between the first vertebrae and the base of your skull is entrapped due to muscle spasm secondary to the whiplash....

Back and Neck Injury: disc extrusion, career as a police officer, epiderals
career as a police officer, epiderals, lift weights: As long as you are continuing to take measures to keep the area strengthened, I see no reason why your career decisions should change or why you should not play golf. After all, you re feeling good and you re able to do most everything. Just keep things...

Back and Neck Injury: disc herniation at C5/6 and left paracentral disc herniation at C6/7, disc herniation, nerve test
disc herniation, nerve test, disc bulge: Sorry to hear of your situation. I believe you should get a second opinion. Without evaluating you myself and doing my own tests it difficult to give you a precise answer of what is going on, but it sounds like something a chiropractor can help with. For...

Back and Neck Injury: back and disc problems, numbness in the feet, water tea
numbness in the feet, water tea, american diet: Diana: Thanks for writing! NO, this is not all because of your disc. There is a reason you had to have the second operation and that reason is nutritional and Water intake. How many prescription drugs are you on? Those deplete your body of nutrition...

Back and Neck Injury: discitis, tail bone pain, side effects of drugs
tail bone pain, side effects of drugs, effects of drugs: Hilda: Thanks for writing! Yes, modern American drugs and surgery have their strong points. But, they are overused since they make a lot of money for a lot of people. And are sold as being quick and easy. The side effects are sometims horrendous,...

Back and Neck Injury: discs touching spinal cord, paracentral disc protrusion, paracentral disc herniation
paracentral disc protrusion, paracentral disc herniation, disc protusion: While this is a controversy in some circles, the scientific literature supports that central/paracentral disc herniation or bulge without neural impingement can cause significant pain even before compression shows up on CT or MRI. While surgery is a possibility...

Back and Neck Injury: dislocated jaw-neck severe, head scratcher, neck bones
head scratcher, neck bones, dislocated jaw: Hi Cindy, You have quite an interesting situation, a head scratcher for sure.:) Atlas instability will certainly ruin your day, luckily making one loose is extremely difficult. Once it is jarred loose, the ligaments that hold it in place stay loose....

Back and Neck Injury: Could my dizziness be from a neck problem?, doing sit ups, jerky eye movements
doing sit ups, jerky eye movements, blue navigation bar: Your subject line, Angela, is more on-point. Neck, eyes, and balance centers (inner ear) are all connected via the brain stem. I think that your sit-ups only showed the problem, but did not cause it. I think you had a shock or injury that tightened...

Back and Neck Injury: dizziness, dizziness lightheadedness, mri with contrast
dizziness lightheadedness, mri with contrast, ent doctor: While neck problems can cause pain and headaches, the dizziness is most likely related to a problem in your inner ear. The system that controls your balance is inside your ear so anytime you move your head, you ll get dizzy. I would ask the ENT doctor...

Back and Neck Injury: my doctor has gave me a referral to see a neurosurgeon, disc problem, extreme pain
disc problem, extreme pain, m 41: I assume you have been to a doctor to get xrays and MRIs to officially diagnose this disc problem. If the disc is gone and you are having that many problems with your arms, and the xray s and MRI s conclude that is what is causing the problems, there might...

Back and Neck Injury: Are you a doctor? Are you qualified to answer medical questions?, durnin, mri findings
durnin, mri findings, dr timothy: Hi Scott, Go Ahaead and ask me that question directly, I will be more than happy to give you a complete answer. It all depends on the doctor, where they went to school and if they are in active practice under a state law that makes them physicians. So please,...

Back and Neck Injury: Epidural - Aches & Pain, hip flexor, nerve irritation
hip flexor, nerve irritation, legs feet: My question is what kind of treatment did you have for the sciatic nerve and hip flexor. I m a little biased, but I strongly suggest chiropractic to help with your situation. The epidural could have caused these problems because of the effects the meds...

Back and Neck Injury: Epidural & Back Pain, ceasarean, brain juice
ceasarean, brain juice, legs feet: Stacy: Thanks for writing! By natural I take it you mean a vaginal delivery rather than a Ceasarean. The epidural shot is placed right on top of the spinal cord. The spinal cord carries the brain juice all though your body. Chemically, the epidural...

Back and Neck Injury: Excruciating lower back and leg pain, hip and leg pain, lower back and leg pain
hip and leg pain, lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain: I am unfamiliar with the Cleveland Clinic. I can not give you a diagnosis without a proper exam, but your symptoms are telling me to look into muscle related issues, such as your Piriformis and gluteus. PT is good but don t address the problem specifically...

Back and Neck Injury: Excruciating pain, not localised, what could it be?, left clavicle, excruciating pain
left clavicle, excruciating pain, herniated disc: In order to determine if it s a herniated disc or not, you will need to have an X-ray and/or MRI done. Your doctor will need to order it so be certain to describe the symptoms to him or her. In fact, you might want to call them and get the tests done before...

Back and Neck Injury: Expertise, whiplash injury, ad hominem attack
whiplash injury, ad hominem attack, j shawn: Dear Dr. Leatherman, First, I must address the tone of your public communication. Your excorciating comment on my response to a woman with a history of whiplash injury hardly communicates concern ; it communicated outrage. The rest of your comment...

Back and Neck Injury: Extreme curvature of the spine, curvature of the spine, spine specialist
curvature of the spine, spine specialist, x rays: Not to down play what your chiropractor is doing, but I do think you may benefit from seeing another specialist and/or chiropractor. While the adjustment will help normalize some of the movement and alignment in your spine, it s often times not enough to manage...

Back and Neck Injury: I was in my early twenties..., leg length discrepancy, manual therapist
leg length discrepancy, manual therapist, jeff carr: Melissa: A leg length discrepancy (LLD) is fairly common in most individuals, and sometimes is accused of causing problems when in fact they may not be related to a current injury. The real trick is going to someone who can look at your current symptoms and...

Back and Neck Injury: ears or neck, nasal endoscope, tensor tympani
nasal endoscope, tensor tympani, ears nose and throat: Dear Helen, The best option is to see me or a somatics practitioner proficient in dealing with that area of the musculature (I practice in Santa Fe, NM; other practitioners can be found by visiting somatics.com and clicking the Practitioners link.) The...

Back and Neck Injury: elevator whiplash neck injury, nerve impingement, elevator accident
nerve impingement, elevator accident, upper extremities: Hi Patricia, You are far from being at the end of options. First and foremost, your physio will make your problem worse since they are not equipped to handle these problems. It appears you are familiar with what we do, why don t you see a Chiropractor...

Back and Neck Injury: epidural child birth with spinal injury, nurse anesthetist, l4 vertebrae
nurse anesthetist, l4 vertebrae, j shawn: Dear Cassandra, Yes you should be able to get the epidural. Normal placement of an epidural is usually at the L4/L5 level, so this should not be a problem. However, the anesthesiologist always has the option to place the epidural a level higher or lower...the...

Back and Neck Injury: epidural and other meds, clonapin, ultrum
clonapin, ultrum, phenobarbitol: Paul: Ok! Well, this is a tough one. If the Paxil dosage and the spasms happened that close together, I would say my theory on the drug toxin overload has gained some support. I would suggest checking out the liver. Liver blood tests do not always...

Back and Neck Injury: Fibromalgia and back pain, auto immune disorder, muscle spasms in chest
auto immune disorder, muscle spasms in chest, thoracic spine: Although I m not a physician and cannot diagnose the problem, I can tell you that it sounds like there is a nerve pinched in your back, maybe more than one. From your symptoms, it s hard to tell about the fibromyalgia diagnosis. Fibro is an autoimmune...

Back and Neck Injury: Foot is numb - afraid of permanent nerve damge, cox flexion distraction, decompression therapy
cox flexion distraction, decompression therapy, spinal traction: Dear J, I don t know how long you have had this problem, or what the magnitude of the disk bulge is, but often chiropractic care will improve the neurological symptoms by relieving pressure on the nerve roots. This can be accomplished with spinal adjustments,...

Back and Neck Injury: Fusion/Plate/Pain - neck/arm, blood pressure medication, narcotic pain reliever
blood pressure medication, narcotic pain reliever, desperate state: Hi Susie, I see this all the time, surgery usually makes spine problems worse. If it where up to me they would be banned unless absolutely necessary because scar tissue proliferation ends up creating more problems that existed in the past. She is a...

Back and Neck Injury: Fusion Wreck!, torn ligament, lumbar fusion
torn ligament, lumbar fusion, malpractice case: I can not help you much. The symptoms you are describing with the sutures and infection should be considered by a medical doctor. My guess by what you have told me is that the reason for the drop foot is that 1)the infection of the sutures got to the sciatic...

Back and Neck Injury: annular tear, mayday university hospital, annular tear
Back and Neck Injury: annular tear, mayday university hospital, annular tear, cervical spine

Back and Neck Injury: arm and hand numbness, shoulder blade, three fingers
Back and Neck Injury: arm and hand numbness, shoulder blade, three fingers, sore muscle

Back and Neck Injury: Broken Clavicle, broken clavicle
Back and Neck Injury: Broken Clavicle, broken clavicle

Back and Neck Injury: Bulged disc in neck, inflamation, orthopedic surgeon
Back and Neck Injury: Bulged disc in neck, inflamation, orthopedic surgeon, cortisone

Back and Neck Injury: Bulging Disc, lunges and squats, bulging disk
Back and Neck Injury: Bulging Disc, lunges and squats, bulging disk, play two

Back and Neck Injury: Bulging discs at C4/C5 & C5/C6, jaw area, scan x
Back and Neck Injury: Bulging discs at C4/C5 & C5/C6, jaw area, scan x, eye exams

Back and Neck Injury: Bulging/Fractured Disc between L4-L5, manchester england, l4
Back and Neck Injury: Bulging/Fractured Disc between L4-L5, manchester england, l4, nerve

Back and Neck Injury: Bulging L5 disc and annular tear of same disc, cannal, bulging disc
Back and Neck Injury: Bulging L5 disc and annular tear of same disc, cannal, bulging disc, norco

Back and Neck Injury: bilateral femoral nerve damage, femoral nerve, nerve injury
Back and Neck Injury: bilateral femoral nerve damage, femoral nerve, nerve injury, waist down

Back and Neck Injury: C1 fracture, mt blanc, rough terrain
Back and Neck Injury: C1 fracture, mt blanc, rough terrain, matterhorn

Back and Neck Injury: C5-C6 & C6-C7, bulging disc, neurologist
Back and Neck Injury: C5-C6 & C6-C7, bulging disc, neurologist, c4 c5

Back and Neck Injury: Car Accident, neck muscles, vocal problems
Back and Neck Injury: Car Accident, neck muscles, vocal problems, massage therapist

Back and Neck Injury: Cervical disc herniation, disability insurance coverage, cervical spine surgery
Back and Neck Injury: Cervical disc herniation, disability insurance coverage, cervical spine surgery, social security disability

Back and Neck Injury: Chiari Malformation I, artery disorders, vertebral artery
Back and Neck Injury: Chiari Malformation I, artery disorders, vertebral artery, neurosurgeon

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic hand / arm pain, whiplash injuries, whiplash injury
Back and Neck Injury: Chronic hand / arm pain, whiplash injuries, whiplash injury, little old lady

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic neck pain, scar tissue, motor bike
Back and Neck Injury: Chronic neck pain, scar tissue, motor bike, c7

Back and Neck Injury: Chronic severe back pain with limp and no help from doctor, j shawn, durnin
Back and Neck Injury: Chronic severe back pain with limp and no help from doctor, j shawn, durnin, leatherman

Back and Neck Injury: Cracking of Neck, hysterectomy, chiropractor
Back and Neck Injury: Cracking of Neck, hysterectomy, chiropractor, knees

Back and Neck Injury: Crackling in Neck, cervical vertebrae, neurosurgeon
Back and Neck Injury: Crackling in Neck, cervical vertebrae, neurosurgeon, stenosis

Back and Neck Injury: Cyclist with chronic buttock pain
Back and Neck Injury: Cyclist with chronic buttock pain

Back and Neck Injury: cant lift arm, shoulder blades, index finger
Back and Neck Injury: cant lift arm, shoulder blades, index finger, left arm

Back and Neck Injury: car accident- seat failure, seat belts, seat belt
Back and Neck Injury: car accident- seat failure, seat belts, seat belt, stop sign

Back and Neck Injury: chonic neck pain, sittings, chiropractor
Back and Neck Injury: chonic neck pain, sittings, chiropractor, 10 years

Back and Neck Injury: chronic mid back pain, bulging discs, chiropractic technique
Back and Neck Injury: chronic mid back pain, bulging discs, chiropractic technique, massage therapists

Back and Neck Injury: chronic neck and shoulder pain, shoulder and neck pain, trigger point therapy
Back and Neck Injury: chronic neck and shoulder pain, shoulder and neck pain, trigger point therapy, clair davies

Back and Neck Injury: chronic back spasms, banana, good luck
Back and Neck Injury: chronic back spasms, banana, good luck, exerise

Back and Neck Injury: congenital disc fusion, cervical vertebra, chiropractor
Back and Neck Injury: congenital disc fusion, cervical vertebra, chiropractor, carnival

Back and Neck Injury: constant neck popping, meredith, ligaplex ii
Back and Neck Injury: constant neck popping, meredith, ligaplex ii, tense muscles

Back and Neck Injury: constant pain, tea spoon, violent injury
Back and Neck Injury: constant pain, tea spoon, violent injury, sacral therapy

Back and Neck Injury: Disc Bulge, bulging discs, 10 mins
Back and Neck Injury: Disc Bulge, bulging discs, 10 mins, chiropractic

Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated Disc, neural foramen, carwreck
Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated Disc, neural foramen, carwreck, anatomy textbook

Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated rib, vertebral subluxation, chiropractor
Back and Neck Injury: Dislocated rib, vertebral subluxation, chiropractor, health

Back and Neck Injury: diagnosis for back/neck injury
Back and Neck Injury: diagnosis for back/neck injury

Back and Neck Injury: disc degeneration following a road traffic accident., road traffic accident, ford ka
Back and Neck Injury: disc degeneration following a road traffic accident., road traffic accident, ford ka, insurance claim

Back and Neck Injury: dislocated jaw-neck severe, pendergraft, tho
Back and Neck Injury: dislocated jaw-neck severe, pendergraft, tho, cindy

Back and Neck Injury: dizziness, pinched nerve, ent doctor
Back and Neck Injury: dizziness, pinched nerve, ent doctor, bulging discs

Back and Neck Injury: Excruciating lower back and leg pain, nerve damage, lumbar discs
Back and Neck Injury: Excruciating lower back and leg pain, nerve damage, lumbar discs, chronic pain

Back and Neck Injury: no subject, orthopedic doctor, doctor of chiropractic
Back and Neck Injury: no subject, orthopedic doctor, doctor of chiropractic, lld

Back and Neck Injury: Fusion/Plate/Pain - neck/arm, scar tissue, promptness
Back and Neck Injury: Fusion/Plate/Pain - neck/arm, scar tissue, promptness, neurosurgeon

Back and Neck Injury: fingers hands arms go numb, deases, mri
Back and Neck Injury: fingers hands arms go numb, deases, mri, spurs

Back and Neck Injury: football injury to my son's L3 vertebrae, achiness, x rays
Back and Neck Injury: football injury to my son's L3 vertebrae, achiness, x rays, orthopedic surgeon

Back and Neck Injury: grinding & popping in back of neck, misalignment, sinuses
Back and Neck Injury: grinding & popping in back of neck, misalignment, sinuses

Back and Neck Injury: Help, flexi bar, questions and answers
Back and Neck Injury: Help, flexi bar, questions and answers, queries

Back and Neck Injury: Huge lump on my bcak, fatty tumor, lipoma
Back and Neck Injury: Huge lump on my bcak, fatty tumor, lipoma, lipomas

Back and Neck Injury: back of head pain and neck problems, kinked neck, doctor didn
Back and Neck Injury: back of head pain and neck problems, kinked neck, doctor didn, tailbone

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc at c5/6 and c6/7, shape
Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc at c5/6 and c6/7, shape

Back and Neck Injury: hips, legs and buttock (S.I. Joint and/or piriformous?), hot water bottles, pelvic discomfort
Back and Neck Injury: hips, legs and buttock (S.I. Joint and/or piriformous?), hot water bottles, pelvic discomfort, piriformis muscle

Back and Neck Injury: hoe safe are cervical epidurals and can it help
Back and Neck Injury: hoe safe are cervical epidurals and can it help

Back and Neck Injury: Ibuprofin Long term Use, suicide attempts, liver damage
Back and Neck Injury: Ibuprofin Long term Use, suicide attempts, liver damage, tylenol

Back and Neck Injury: Injury 1 side of body is numb, incorrect diagnosis, chiropractic manipulation
Back and Neck Injury: Injury 1 side of body is numb, incorrect diagnosis, chiropractic manipulation, numbness

Back and Neck Injury: Injury, organs, exact same thing
Back and Neck Injury: Injury, organs, exact same thing

Back and Neck Injury: Interpreting MRI, persue, medical field
Back and Neck Injury: Interpreting MRI, persue, medical field, good advice

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, muscle relaxers, inversion table
Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, muscle relaxers, inversion table, pain killers

Back and Neck Injury: Long Term Affects of SCI Surgery, walking with crutches, stomack
Back and Neck Injury: Long Term Affects of SCI Surgery, walking with crutches, stomack, c6

Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain after elliptical use, sprain, perfect sense
Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain after elliptical use, sprain, perfect sense, leatherman

Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain/frequency to urinate, frequent urination, prostrate gland
Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain/frequency to urinate, frequent urination, prostrate gland, postures

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back injury skateboarding, bad shape, disc disease
Back and Neck Injury: Lower back injury skateboarding, bad shape, disc disease, whole life

Back and Neck Injury: Lower/Mid Back pain, pelvic pain, neck pain from ingury of object falling on me at work, sufferer, empathy
Back and Neck Injury: Lower/Mid Back pain, pelvic pain, neck pain from ingury of object falling on me at work, sufferer, empathy, nerve

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Pain/Intercostal Pain, sleep number bed, rib pain
Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Pain/Intercostal Pain, sleep number bed, rib pain, pilates instructor

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, guidance
Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, guidance

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, persistent pain, herniated disc
Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, persistent pain, herniated disc, medical problems

Back and Neck Injury: lumbar strain, workers comp insurance, bed rest
Back and Neck Injury: lumbar strain, workers comp insurance, bed rest, doctor orders

Back and Neck Injury: Middle back pain only in morning while sleeping, inversion table, lifting weights
Back and Neck Injury: Middle back pain only in morning while sleeping, inversion table, lifting weights, great reputation

Back and Neck Injury: are MRI readings subjective to who ever reads them?, neural foramina, conus medullaris
Back and Neck Injury: are MRI readings subjective to who ever reads them?, neural foramina, conus medullaris, x rays

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, spondylolithesis, vertebra
Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, spondylolithesis, vertebra, slippage

Back and Neck Injury: NECK INJURY FROM AUTO ACCIDENT, massage therapist, chiro
Back and Neck Injury: NECK INJURY FROM AUTO ACCIDENT, massage therapist, chiro, spine trauma

Back and Neck Injury: Back and Neck Injury, concussions, epileptic seizures
Back and Neck Injury: Back and Neck Injury, concussions, epileptic seizures, brain

Back and Neck Injury: Back/Neck Injury, chiropactor, torso
Back and Neck Injury: Back/Neck Injury, chiropactor, torso, spine

Back and Neck Injury: Back and Neck Pain and Extra Rib, thoracic surgeon, chiropractors
Back and Neck Injury: Back and Neck Pain and Extra Rib, thoracic surgeon, chiropractors, doppler

Back and Neck Injury: Neck popping/clicking, google search, chiropractor
Back and Neck Injury: Neck popping/clicking, google search, chiropractor, google

Back and Neck Injury: Neck Strain, Thoracic Pain, osteopath, chiro
Back and Neck Injury: Neck Strain, Thoracic Pain, osteopath, chiro, neck pain

Back and Neck Injury: Neck strain that never heals, neck muscles, light exercise
Back and Neck Injury: Neck strain that never heals, neck muscles, light exercise, posture

Back and Neck Injury: Neck surgery
Back and Neck Injury: Neck surgery

Back and Neck Injury: Nerve damage in both legs, pinched nerves, sore muscles
Back and Neck Injury: Nerve damage in both legs, pinched nerves, sore muscles, pain killers

Back and Neck Injury: Neuralgia... Sciatica???, first mistake, release button
Back and Neck Injury: Neuralgia... Sciatica???, first mistake, release button, emg

Back and Neck Injury: Neuralgia, medical knowledge base, neurontin
Back and Neck Injury: Neuralgia, medical knowledge base, neurontin, homework

Back and Neck Injury: NHS treatment of slipped disc, initial consultation, herniated disc
Back and Neck Injury: NHS treatment of slipped disc, initial consultation, herniated disc, waiting list

Back and Neck Injury: Numbness one side of body/straightening of cervical spine/spots on brain MRI, numbness in limbs, spots on the brain
Back and Neck Injury: Numbness one side of body/straightening of cervical spine/spots on brain MRI, numbness in limbs, spots on the brain, cancerous tumors

Back and Neck Injury: neck & head pain, doing push ups, head ache
Back and Neck Injury: neck & head pain, doing push ups, head ache, jeremiah

Back and Neck Injury: neck pain/crunching/headache, figure of 8, back of my neck
Back and Neck Injury: neck pain/crunching/headache, figure of 8, back of my neck, severe pain

Back and Neck Injury: Left neck and shoulder blade pain, iz dere
Back and Neck Injury: Left neck and shoulder blade pain, iz dere

Back and Neck Injury: neck, shoulder, chest pain, strong pain killers, gall stones
Back and Neck Injury: neck, shoulder, chest pain, strong pain killers, gall stones, x rays

Back and Neck Injury: numbness on top of foot and shin, tyler texas, east texas
Back and Neck Injury: numbness on top of foot and shin, tyler texas, east texas, willard

Back and Neck Injury: Past Surgery, muscle tone, losing weight
Back and Neck Injury: Past Surgery, muscle tone, losing weight, mri

Back and Neck Injury: Pinched nerve problem?, best wishes, brenda
Back and Neck Injury: Pinched nerve problem?, best wishes, brenda

Back and Neck Injury: Popping/ Clicking in Neck, arthritic spurs, orthopedic specialist
Back and Neck Injury: Popping/ Clicking in Neck, arthritic spurs, orthopedic specialist, bulging disc

Back and Neck Injury: Pregnancy, car accident, and disk herniation, muscular problems, mobility problems
Back and Neck Injury: Pregnancy, car accident, and disk herniation, muscular problems, mobility problems, car crash

Back and Neck Injury: pain, low b12, taking pills
Back and Neck Injury: pain, low b12, taking pills, japan

Back and Neck Injury: pain, therapy approaches, car crash
Back and Neck Injury: pain, therapy approaches, car crash, osteopath

Back and Neck Injury: pain on left hand side of neck
Back and Neck Injury: pain on left hand side of neck

Back and Neck Injury: pain in traps and in neck, body weights, scar tissue
Back and Neck Injury: pain in traps and in neck, body weights, scar tissue, left ear

Back and Neck Injury: Questions about thoracic MRI reports., risk
Back and Neck Injury: Questions about thoracic MRI reports., risk

Back and Neck Injury: Ruptured disc, nerve pain relief, lyrica
Back and Neck Injury: Ruptured disc, nerve pain relief, lyrica, spinal canal

Back and Neck Injury: right shoulder blade right side facial pain, pain doctors, point injections
Back and Neck Injury: right shoulder blade right side facial pain, pain doctors, point injections, massage therapist

Back and Neck Injury: Sacroiliitis, hla b27, ankylosing sponylitis
Back and Neck Injury: Sacroiliitis, hla b27, ankylosing sponylitis, sacroiliitis

Back and Neck Injury: SI JOINT / piriformis stretch, magnets, injection therapy
Back and Neck Injury: SI JOINT / piriformis stretch, magnets, injection therapy

Back and Neck Injury: Spinal fusion, pain management specialist, sub zero refrigerator
Back and Neck Injury: Spinal fusion, pain management specialist, sub zero refrigerator, spinal injections

Back and Neck Injury: Sudden Shoulder Pain.., gallbladder
Back and Neck Injury: Sudden Shoulder Pain.., gallbladder

Back and Neck Injury: Synovial Cyst, synovial cysts, back and leg pain
Back and Neck Injury: Synovial Cyst, synovial cysts, back and leg pain, nuerologist

Back and Neck Injury: side neck/throat pain, nucca chiropractor, atlas bone
Back and Neck Injury: side neck/throat pain, nucca chiropractor, atlas bone, neck bone

Back and Neck Injury: spinal stenosis - Chronic severe pain, scar tissue, ultrasound
Back and Neck Injury: spinal stenosis - Chronic severe pain, scar tissue, ultrasound, fusion

Back and Neck Injury: spine problems, cervical spine, x ray
Back and Neck Injury: spine problems, cervical spine, x ray, chiropractor

Back and Neck Injury: T11-T12 injury
Back and Neck Injury: T11-T12 injury

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, neck manipulation, videoplay
Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, neck manipulation, videoplay, google

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic spine injury, physical therapist, leatherman
Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic spine injury, physical therapist, leatherman, parkinson

Back and Neck Injury: Throat tension, hyoid bone, heating pads
Back and Neck Injury: Throat tension, hyoid bone, heating pads, glass of water

Back and Neck Injury: Throbbing pain in upper neck, painkillers, heart
Back and Neck Injury: Throbbing pain in upper neck, painkillers, heart

Back and Neck Injury: Trachea popping in neck, clavicle dislocation
Back and Neck Injury: Trachea popping in neck, clavicle dislocation

Back and Neck Injury: thoracic back injury/pain, ct myelogram, spinal manipulation
Back and Neck Injury: thoracic back injury/pain, ct myelogram, spinal manipulation, ct scan

Back and Neck Injury: thorasic pain, thorasic, facinating
Back and Neck Injury: thorasic pain, thorasic, facinating, spine

Back and Neck Injury: trapped nerves - neck and shoulder, trapped nerves, tea towel
Back and Neck Injury: trapped nerves - neck and shoulder, trapped nerves, tea towel, pain relief

Back and Neck Injury: Urinary Frequency due to back injury?, worst case scenario, bladder irritation
Back and Neck Injury: Urinary Frequency due to back injury?, worst case scenario, bladder irritation, l4 l5

Back and Neck Injury: Vertigo/Cervical disk bulge/Neck pain, migraine, headaches
Back and Neck Injury: Vertigo/Cervical disk bulge/Neck pain, migraine, headaches, disc protusion

Back and Neck Injury: vertebral fractures, neck twitches, cracked ribs
Back and Neck Injury: vertebral fractures, neck twitches, cracked ribs, dual axle

Back and Neck Injury: Wake Boarding Back Injury, muscel, agony
Back and Neck Injury: Wake Boarding Back Injury, muscel, agony

Back and Neck Injury: Wedge compression fracture T5, percoset, nortriptyline
Back and Neck Injury: Wedge compression fracture T5, percoset, nortriptyline, physio

Back and Neck Injury: whiplash, whiplash injury, ringing in my ears
Back and Neck Injury: whiplash, whiplash injury, ringing in my ears, malingerer

Back and Neck Injury: I feel like no one cares about my pain, s1 nerve root, neural foramen
s1 nerve root, neural foramen, disc protrusion: Dear Robin, Sorry to hear of your trouble. I understand your frustration. However, there is a solution. First thing, accidents commonly lead to muscular contractions ( contractures ). Tight spinal muscles cause sciatica and radiating pain down the...

Back and Neck Injury: Back and feet pain, chinese medicine practitioner, tcm traditional chinese medicine
chinese medicine practitioner, tcm traditional chinese medicine, traditional chinese medicine: Without a proper exam I am just speculating. But the discomfort you are feeling when you walk is most likely due to the degeneration. As the bones deteriorate, it can cause some nerve irritation, which is what sounds like to be your situation. Continuing...

Back and Neck Injury: i fell on my back, muscle spasm, st paul minnesota
muscle spasm, st paul minnesota, precise answer: It is difficult to give you a precise answer without a proper exam. There could be a couple of problems, first and foremost, is it fractured, have you had an xray on it. That should be you first step if you haven t done that already. If you have and the...

Back and Neck Injury: fibromyalgia, sighns, chiropractic treatments
sighns, chiropractic treatments, pain meds: Sometimes, fibromyalgia is diagnoses when they can t find any other reason for the symptoms you have. There is a long list of symptoms that need to be met to truly diagnose fibromyalgia. You must visit your family doctor to accurately diagnose this. The...

Back and Neck Injury: fingers hands arms go numb, hand numbness, posture control
hand numbness, posture control, muscle spasm: Jennie: Thanks for writing! All of the pain and numbness you are feeling points to a serious problem in the brain and spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord are being kept from doing what they are supposed to be doing because the bones in your feet,...

Back and Neck Injury: floating disc fragment, scar tissue formation, neural foramina
scar tissue formation, neural foramina, distane: Thanks K, I appreciate, They should fax or mail you the report, it should say. No to physical therapy due to the risk of moving the fragment. Wait a while, then go the F/D route. PT rarely if ever works for herniated discs, don t waste your time. Good...

Back and Neck Injury: football injury to my son's L3 vertebrae, fractured vertebrae, compression fracture
fractured vertebrae, compression fracture, term prognosis: Dear Leigh Ann, The answer really depends on the type of fracture sustained. If the fracture is to the posterior elements of the vertebral body, then it is probably stable, and not a big deal at this point. If the fracture is a compression fracture...

Back and Neck Injury: footdrop, drx 9000, disc decompression
drx 9000, disc decompression, nerve roots: Dear Ken, Sorry to hear about your situation. You really didn t ask a specific question, so I hope this will address your concerns. Let me know if you need any further clarification. Foot drop is definitely from encroachment or dysfunction of the L5...

Back and Neck Injury: My friends MRI Results, upper thoracic spine, spinal cord syrinx
upper thoracic spine, spinal cord syrinx, curvature of the spine: Since I am not a physician, my response was not a diagnosis. I provided an interpretation of the medical terms in the MRI report. Having said that, there are two courses of action that your friend s physician might suggest. One method is to use a surgical...

Back and Neck Injury: Back fusion, protective reflexes, lawrence gold
protective reflexes, lawrence gold, back muscles: Dear Carol, Expected range of motion is a question to be answered by your husband s surgeon. However, I call into question the need for surgery to correct herniated discs. When back muscles go into contraction, as in the case of a sudden shock or...

Back and Neck Injury: fusion, degenerative disc disease, nerve root compression
degenerative disc disease, nerve root compression, little rhonda: Hello,RHONDA My name is: TOM. I KNOW exacly What you are talking about here! I Have the same thing! But I have mine at all ( 5 ) Lower lumbar s.. I am also having a three level fusion on the 17th of july, AND; I am going to get a Titanium rod screwed in...

Back and Neck Injury: General Pain in Lumbar and Mid to Lower Thoracic when Laying Down, and Other Symptoms, painful sensation, back muscles
painful sensation, back muscles, thoracic region: Hello, Emily, Your description sounds like you have a pattern of contraction along your spinal musculature and that what you are feeling is the pain of chronic muscle fatigue. While the lack of curve of your spine is significant, it is the tendency...

Back and Neck Injury: being a good samaratian, nerve roots, orthopedic tests
nerve roots, orthopedic tests, nerve root: Dear Mary, Sorry to hear of your injury, by the way, thanks for being that good Samaritan. You obviously have a strain injury of the associated musculature, but that alone does not explain the radiating symptoms. There are a few structures in the spine...

Back and Neck Injury: grinding & popping in back of neck, neck bone, home exercise
neck bone, home exercise, back move: Herb: Thanks for writing! The grinding noise comes because the bones in your neck have seperated one from the other and are not moving as a neck as they should. Each little bone is going its own way and is lost from the other bones. The best was to...

Back and Neck Injury: Hard fall on backside in older woman, gentle technique, st paul minnesota
gentle technique, st paul minnesota, proper diagnosis: I can t give you a proper diagnosis without performing an exam myself. My suggestion is seeing a doctor (family doctor or chiropractor) and get the area x-rayed to rule out any kind of fracture. If there is no fracture, I strongly suggest chiropractic treatments....

Back and Neck Injury: HELP PLEASE, central canal stenosis, ventral thecal sac
central canal stenosis, ventral thecal sac, bilateral facet arthropathy: Put simply, according to the Impression: 1) arthritis of L5-S1 2) small disc herniation at L4-5 with bilateral arthritis at that vertebral level. If your doctor didn t explain it to you, ask him to. If he did and won t clearify it, go to someone else...

Back and Neck Injury: Head Injury, j shawn, conservative care
j shawn, conservative care, chiropractic physician: Dear Ethan, There is an easy answer to this. First of all tell him never to crack his neck again!! This is a really stupid thing to do, and I have seen cases where people have tried to crack their neck and wind up in the hospital with a dislocation...not...

Back and Neck Injury: Head & Neck Pain, jennifer thanks, doctor of chiropractic
jennifer thanks, doctor of chiropractic, icak: Jennifer: Thanks for writing! The back of the head has nerves in it which get tight and painful when the organs--liver, gallbladder, colon, etc.- of the body are defending againist some attack. This is most ususally a chemical attach, such as food, drugs....

Back and Neck Injury: Head and Neck Trauma, thecal sac, neural foramen
thecal sac, neural foramen, disc space narrowing: LB: I understand completely!! The medical people will use any excuse to prevent one from going to a chiropractor. They have a preconceived notion of chiropractic, they think it consists of a lot of popping and shoving and sweating. Some chiropractors...

Back and Neck Injury: Head and Neck Trauma, tow truck driver, uvitis
tow truck driver, uvitis, daily headaches: LLoyd: The possibility of a tumour is very low at this time. The trauma could account for all of it. The drugs will probably not help. It is the old question: how many aspirin does it take to get a rock out of your shoe? Since the bones are keeping...

Back and Neck Injury: Head & neck injury, somatic educator, lawrence gold
somatic educator, lawrence gold, shoulder blade: Hello, Sherrie, The first thing is that your friend must take responsibility for her own recovery. That said, your description indicates that she has muscle spasms set in motion by the incident, something that is unlikely to be recognized by a radiologist...

Back and Neck Injury: Headaches, Neck and Upper Back/Shoulder pain, lawrence gold, muscular tension
lawrence gold, muscular tension, ringing in the ears: Dear Mr. Hall, If you were my client, I would be examining you to determine if you had high muscular tension in your neck and upper back, which would cause the pain, headaches and possibly ringing in the ears. Injuries such as yours typically trigger...

Back and Neck Injury: Hello,Wots the difference..., osteopathic profession, dejarnette
osteopathic profession, dejarnette, osteopath: Robert: Thanks for writing! The osteopath and the chiropractor came from the same roots--in the middle of America. Over the years they have seperated until today the Osteopath is much like a medical doctor. A Chiropractor does not prescribe drugs or...

Back and Neck Injury: Help, little muscle, pilates classes
little muscle, pilates classes, lumbar support: Nicola: Ok! Glad to hear you are making progress! For the spasms, I would recomend Magnesium Citrate, it smooths those spasms out really good and is not a drug. As for a back support. I would get a flat piece of plywood and put a filler undeneath...

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated Disc L5 S1, l5 s1 disc, cortizon
l5 s1 disc, cortizon, definitly: Lorene: Thanks for writing! A cortisone shot is designed to stop things. The problem is it tends to stop the whole body, not just the area where it is injected. And usually the body will go on doing what it was doing eventually, so the shots are temporary....

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated Disk - foot is numb, harmful surgery, nerve compression
harmful surgery, nerve compression, sciatic nerve: Chiropractors work on all the joints of the body, as well as the muscles which attach to bone, and if the muscles are in spasm it can alter the alignment of bone. Medical doctors don t address these areas. How a chiropractor relieves the pressure on the...

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated Disk L-5 S-1, degenerative disk disease, stretch program
degenerative disk disease, stretch program, dietary choice: Dear Kimberly, It s unlikely surgery would help. Tingling and numbness are signs of nerve impingements, almost always the result of overcontracted muscles at the waist and-or neck. Asthma almost always involves poor coordination of the muscles of breathing....

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated Disk, st paul minnesota, occipital technique
st paul minnesota, occipital technique, back pains: Herniations in this area of the spine is very rare, but not life-threatening. In my professional opinion, the best way to avoid surgery is chiropractic. But not all chiropractic addresses issues such as yours. I am a member of a group that utilizes a low...

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated disc, nerve entrapment, foramen magnum
nerve entrapment, foramen magnum, muscular contractions: Ronn, A herniated disc is usually a sign of muscular contractions, which compress the disc. The least invasive and most-likely-to-be effective approach is to recover the ability to relax those muscles. A herniated disc is often accompanied by nerve...

Back and Neck Injury: Herniated disc, central canal stenosis, clinical somatic education
central canal stenosis, clinical somatic education, nerve root compression: Lisa, A more conservative (less invasive) approach is called for, first. I won t speculate on what the neurosurgeon might say. Muscular contractions are sufficient to cause nerve root compression and the kind of sensations you describe. Strengthening...

Back and Neck Injury: Hip joint solutions, chicken cartilage, knox gelatin
chicken cartilage, knox gelatin, vitamin and mineral supplements: Linda: Thanks for writing! It is unfortunate that your son is in this condition. A good number of cases such as this are caused by the refined foods present in the American diet and I assume the Air Force does not serve any food that is any more nutritious....

Back and Neck Injury: lipoma removal, starbuck, couple of days
starbuck, couple of days, bump: I can t offer much on diagnosing, but if it was me since it is on your skin I would consult a dermatologist. Get their opinion, and other opinions if you don t like their explanation. Make sure they explain why or why they won t do the work. Dr. Starbuc...

Back and Neck Injury: HunchBack, special beds, advance techniques
special beds, advance techniques, ice tongs: Heather: Thanks for writing! The excess weight in the body might be a factor, because fat makes estrogen which softens the ligaments of the body, allowing the bones to shift. Most American women have to much estrogen in their body and would benefit...

Back and Neck Injury: Hunchback problem (This might not be your field), ear holes, lift your hands
ear holes, lift your hands, ice tongs: Sam: Thanks for writing! Yes, this is my field. You do not say how old you are or if the hunchback is something you were born with or if it developed over the years. Have you had x-rays made of your spine and neck? Get some made in the standing...

Back and Neck Injury: Hurts everywere Very Strange feeling, low grade fever, falling down the stairs
low grade fever, falling down the stairs, nerve problem: I believe that you should see a physician and have some X-rays to make sure that you haven t got a pinched nerve from falling down the stairs. You may have fractured a vertebra or moved a rib out of place or any number of things. I can t really speculate...

Back and Neck Injury: hand, nerve irritation, st paul minnesota
nerve irritation, st paul minnesota, elbow injury: Without a proper exam it is difficult to give you an exact answer, but you could have a couple of things that are causing the symptoms. One is misalignment in the neck, you said you were in a car accident and your neck has been bothering you. I treat cases...

Back and Neck Injury: hanging, vertabrae, opinoin
vertabrae, opinoin, stall wall: Ron: Ok! Sorry to hear this. Yes, I think the chiropractor could help him. Obviously, this is a very unusual case, and not a lot of research is available. Think of the mechanics. If the belt was around his neck and he slid down the stall wall,...

Back and Neck Injury: hea and shoulder pain and leg pain, head and neck pain, ultrasound treatments
head and neck pain, ultrasound treatments, therapeutic ultrasound: Hi Eunice, I suspect your leg involvement is directly related to scar tissue proliferation secondary to the L4 fusion. This can be abated somewhat with therapeutic ultrasound treatments as long as you have no metal under the incision. You can see a...

Back and Neck Injury: head ans neck,back pain, vertebral subluxation, nerve irritation
vertebral subluxation, nerve irritation, gentle technique: Annette, without a proper exam it is difficult to give you an exact answer. It sounds like you have a vertebral subluxation and/or muscle spasms. This is chiropractic terms for a misalignment in the bones causing some nerve irritation and muscle spasms....

Back and Neck Injury: head on auto wreck, stomach muscles, taking pills
stomach muscles, taking pills, stretching exercises: Although I am not a physician or neurosurgeon, I typically recommend that people avoid surgery until it becomes the last possible option. Surgery doesn t always work, it is dangerous, and it can make things worse sometimes. I recommend massage and slow...

Back and Neck Injury: back of head neck injury, horrendous headaches, traumatic brain injury
horrendous headaches, traumatic brain injury, severe sinus infection: Although I am not a physician or neurosurgeon, your symptoms (headaches, dizziness) sound like you have had a concussion from the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This type of brain damage isn t always visible on MRIs. In fact, it is often overlooked or misdiagnosed....

Back and Neck Injury: head/neck pain, spinal biomechanics, elastic tissues
spinal biomechanics, elastic tissues, chiroweb: Hi Pam, Your doctor was right, your body is changing from the accident. He was wrong not to do anything about it. It is more effective and cost efficient to address these problems early. The longer they go, the more difficult it is to correct. The body...

Back and Neck Injury: head numbness, lawrence gold, neck tension
lawrence gold, neck tension, information with regard: Mike, The numbness, no. It s probably a product of the neck tension. Over time, however, problems may manifest in your jaws or neck, if you don t retrain your muscles to relax. Please see the information at somatics.com for a way of handling the situation....

Back and Neck Injury: head pain and neck pain, neck muscle tension, innopran
neck muscle tension, innopran, ringing in the ears: Dear Tonya, The doctors who said you have muscle spasms are correct. If your other doctor doesn t listen to you, fire him/her and find someone who does. The symptoms you describe are all consistent with neck muscle tension. The only course of action...

Back and Neck Injury: back of head pain and neck problems, poor blood supply, neck bones
poor blood supply, neck bones, cervical spine: Darlene: Thanks for writing! Yes, neck problems can and will cause Head Pain and Aches. The cervical spine --neck--being reversed means that the curve is going the wrong way. The deep part of the curve should be toward the back of the body. When this...

Back and Neck Injury: headache, tight neck muscles, headaches and dizziness
tight neck muscles, headaches and dizziness, muscular contractions: Edwin, Sounds like you are beset by muscular contractions. Were you in a car or sports accident? Headaches and dizziness come from tight neck muscles. See the article on headaches at somatics.com/headaches.htm. It also explains the remedy. with...

Back and Neck Injury: headaches, tight neck muscles, clinical somatic education
tight neck muscles, clinical somatic education, lawrence gold: Emily, The desire to crack your neck comes from the discomfort of tight neck muscles. Tight neck muscles also cause headaches. When you learn to relax your neck, the discomfort, desire to crack your neck, and headaches will end. One means of learning...

Back and Neck Injury: headaches, local doctors, dura mater
local doctors, dura mater, excedrin: Brian: Thanks for writing! Yours is a very interesting situation. Since the Headaches are steming from the neck area, I am sure that they are caused by an impediment to the dura mater. The dura mater--tough mother--is the covering over the brain...

Back and Neck Injury: health, kidney damage, nerve damage
kidney damage, nerve damage, feedback book: Hello Patricia, Not only can i give you advice...I can HEAL you and your pains. I have excellent feedback on do healings online through the phone or online chat = distant healing. You can find me through my yahoo IM name psychiceyewatcher, or look my...

Back and Neck Injury: Can you help me figure out my results?, upper thoracic spine, lateral views
upper thoracic spine, lateral views, lateral view: Without seeing the xrays myself, I m only guessing. It sounds like you have one curve to the left from T1-L4, kind of C-shaped. I strongly suggest seeing a chiropractor to help with this situation. We have and invested speciality in the spine and treat...

Back and Neck Injury: Can you help me figure these out!, upper thoracic spine, manganese deficiency
upper thoracic spine, manganese deficiency, lateral views: Dear Crooked: Ok! Here are the basics. They took two X-rays of your spine. One was from the front of the body toward the back, straight through from front to back. The other was from one side. Were you standing or lying down at the time these X-rays...

Back and Neck Injury: help with mri report, central disc protrusion, paracentral disc protrusion
central disc protrusion, paracentral disc protrusion, nerve root sleeve: Although I am not a physician, I can tell you that your disc at the 5th vertebra in your neck (C-5) is bulging to the right and along with a bone spur, it is blocking the front of the sac around the spinal cord that contains spinal cord fluid (csf) and somewhat...

Back and Neck Injury: help needed, tingling hands and feet, brain mri
tingling hands and feet, brain mri, circulation problem: I don t know exactly what to tell you. Without a proper exam, it is difficult to give you a proper answer. The symptoms in your face could be from your sinuses. The hands and feet tingling could be a circulation problem. The load pop you heard was probably...

Back and Neck Injury: can you help, muscle relaxers, pinched nerves
muscle relaxers, pinched nerves, lawrence gold: Kim, Good he stopped working out; I would have suggested that. Pinched nerves come from overtight muscles, hence the help from muscle relaxers, but they re a temporary measure. He needs to learn to control the involved muscles enough to relax them....

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc, saint louis mo, stretching book
saint louis mo, stretching book, back exercise: Nathan: Thanks for writing! I regret that you are in this situation, but something can be done about it. First, I would recoment a different chiro. Go to www.sorsi.com or www.icak-usa.com and see if you can find one listed there who is near you. These...

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc, foramen magnum, nerve block
foramen magnum, nerve block, sinus infection: Ronn: Ok! I am glad something has been figured out! The herniated disc in the neck is evidence of a tension in the entire spinal cord. Both ends of the spinal cord are coming toward the middle. This would cause the lower end of the spinal cord to be...

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc, lawrence gold, herniated disc
lawrence gold, herniated disc, extreme cases: Tina, Yes. I think the pain is from contracted (tight, fatigued) muscles. The herniation is a result of the contraction, and probably not the origin of the pain. Please read an article on back pain at somatics.com/page4.htm and also the one on completing...

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc, skull bones, st paul minnesota
skull bones, st paul minnesota, herniated disc: I still don t know what the doctors specialize in at the Cleveland Clinic, is it neurology, orthopedics? Herniated discs are not always the cause of problems. Most people are walking around with herniated discs and don t even know it. If you are concerned...

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc, prescription painkillers, gentle chiropractic
prescription painkillers, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries: Hi Emma, I will be a tremendous help getting your husband back to normal in light speed! I teach this stuff to med students. First and foremost ice down the lower back 15 minutes every other hour, use a ziplock with ice and wrap a warm moist towel around...

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc at c5/6 and c6/7, central disc herniation, vanderbilt orthopaedic institute
central disc herniation, vanderbilt orthopaedic institute, paracentral disc herniation: Nicole: Ok! There are chiropractors and there are chiropractors! The ones on the websites I listed are not run of the mill chiropractors. Also, I am not sure I mentioned a Posture Pump. That is a devise for home use which has been shown to pump up...

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disc, thomas hanna, lawrence gold
thomas hanna, lawrence gold, back muscles: Yes to a recommendation: First of all, understand that it s not the strengthening that is helping; it s the control you are developing over those muscles that s enabling them to RELAX. Tension is the origin of your pain. That said, two programs are available....

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disk, disc herniation, lawrence gold
disc herniation, lawrence gold, back muscles: Yes. Disc herniation (bulge) is caused by overcompression of discs by tight back muscles. The muscular tension is maintained on autopilot by the brain s conditioning and can be relieved only by taking back control of the involved muscles, so they relax....

Back and Neck Injury: herniated disks, home traction, physical exercises
home traction, physical exercises, physician internist: Alla: Thanks for writing! As to: Can traction itself help the problem, that is, correct it, or will it make the problem worse? I assume you are referring to a traditional over the door home traction unit. That method will not correct the problem...

Back and Neck Injury: herninated disc, lt foot, compression fracture
lt foot, compression fracture, medical doctors: Sue: Thanks for writing! Was this an on the job injury? If so, the doctors they send you too usually try to minimize the injuries to keep the costs down. They do not really try to solve it. Yes, it is true that some people have herniated bulging disc...

Back and Neck Injury: hip muscle spasms, lawrence gold, muscular tension
lawrence gold, muscular tension, muscle spasms: Yes, Mary, Muscle spasms occur in muscles over which you have lost some control. The reasons for loss of control are few, most often due to an injury that causes us to tighten up reflexivly against the pain; sometimes, it s the culmination of years of...

Back and Neck Injury: back and hip pain, health food stores, natural calm
health food stores, natural calm, lower back pain: Paulina: Thanks for writing! The low back is a very complex structure. It works well most of the time but when it goes, it can be a doozy to get right again. Since the pain is in your right hip and you cannot lift your legs, the nerves are involved....

Back and Neck Injury: hip and shoulder pain, crackling sound, orthopedic doctor
crackling sound, orthopedic doctor, shoulder specialist: Bad news is the name for a hip/shoulder specialist is an orthopedic doctor. I don t know what the chiropractor you were seeing was doing but I treat shoulder issues most every day. It sounds like your shoulder is displaced slightly forward. If all your...

Back and Neck Injury: hips, legs and buttock (S.I. Joint and/or piriformous?), glimmer of hope, medial knee
glimmer of hope, medial knee, limp home: You have hit all the bases. I was going to suggest an MRI, but sounds like that has been done, and I m assuming there were no disc bulges. The only other problem I can see that might be the problem is the musculature around your buttock, i.e. piriformis,...

Back and Neck Injury: hoe safe are cervical epidurals and can it help, disk protrusion, planting rose bushes
disk protrusion, planting rose bushes, canal stenosis: Hi RDT, Check past questions regarding cervical disc herniations, you can find several in spine surgery and this section authored by myself. Epidurals are useless and dangerous since they correct nothing and weaken connective tissue and PT aggravates the...

Back and Neck Injury: hospital neglect too late, upper back pains, whiplash accident
upper back pains, whiplash accident, partial reply: Cynthia, Thank you for your partial reply. Most states have a 3 year statute of limitation.You did not answer my question , why you failed to proceed against the hospital, when you had a lawyer helping you,and a clear case. Please telephone the Ohio...

Back and Neck Injury: Ibuprofin Long term Use, acute liver failure, back and neck pain
acute liver failure, back and neck pain, pain meds: Dave: Thanks for writing! The side effects of Ibuprofin vary with who you ask. If you ask the manufacturer, there are none. If you ask me, the long term damage to the body will very likely be significant. I read that Ipuprofin and acetamiophen and...

Back and Neck Injury: Ibuprofin Long term Use, lawrence gold, pain meds
lawrence gold, pain meds, back and neck pain: Dave, You re asking the wrong question. The question to ask is, What are the long term risks/issues of failing the handle the source of the pain over this many, and possibly more, years? What you re doing leads to disc degeneration and more serious...

Back and Neck Injury: Impairement rating, lawrence gold, back muscles
lawrence gold, back muscles, electric shock: Hi, Mike. Your questions about ratings and legalities are not within my area of expertise. But I can say this about back pain: most of the time, it is muscular in origin and does not reflect tissue damage. That means it s fairly easy to clear up with...

Back and Neck Injury: BACK INJURY, shock trauma, vertebral fracture
shock trauma, vertebral fracture, lawrence gold: Dear Teresa, See an orthopedic doctor to rule out vertebral fracture or disc tear. If your problem is strictly muscular (or diagnosed as ligamentous strain), neither an orthopedist nor a chiropractor can help; you have shock trauma keeping the muscles...

Back and Neck Injury: BACK INJURY, herinated disk, supreme court cases
herinated disk, supreme court cases, top of the stairs: Tanya, I am in Washington state and know Washington law. Here the state and city building codes apply to a common area, a stairway, which must be safe. There are required measurements for rise and run; minor deviations are acceptable. Call the lawyer who...

Back and Neck Injury: BACK INJURY /FITNESS, nerve root compression, somatic exercises
nerve root compression, somatic exercises, muscular contractions: Hello, Tanya, First, understand that apart from tissue damage (ruptured disc), muscular contractions commonly accompany injuries and persist over time. Such contractions cause disc herniations and nerve root compression that can t be relieved by skeletal...

Back and Neck Injury: BACK INJURY, baylor medical center in dallas, baylor medical center
baylor medical center in dallas, baylor medical center, spinal reconstruction: Hello, ANGELA My name is: TOM My Goodness that s got to be Difficult for you all. BUT!!!!! You sound like a strong Family:):):) That is very rare these day s. It must be nice to have that kind of family togetherness?:) I can tell you this: This perticular...

Back and Neck Injury: Injury 1 side of body is numb, nuerologist, facet joint block
nuerologist, facet joint block, electric shock: Without a proper exam, I am just speculating. There could be many causes for the tingling, it sounds like the worse one, an aneurysm, has been ruled out by MRI. The only thing I can suggest is to see a special chiropractor. I am a member of a group of chiropractor...

Back and Neck Injury: Injury, external oblique muscles, small intestines
external oblique muscles, small intestines, brisk pace: Kris: Thanks for writing! When a muscle fails to heal, there are other factors at work. For instance, the external oblique abdominal muscle is on the small intestines meridian and requires Vitamnin E as a specific vital nutrient. If the small intestines...

Back and Neck Injury: Injury, external oblique muscles, brisk pace
external oblique muscles, brisk pace, oblique muscle: The problem is that muscles don t relax when in resting positions unless your brain conditioning permits them to. For the muscles involved, my first recommendation is Outgrowing the Myth of Aging, an audio program on CD. For a preview audition, send blank...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Injury, thecal sac, lumbar decompression
thecal sac, lumbar decompression, ironman triathlete: I don t know what exactly to tell you. I don t have much knowledge at all about Laser surgery, if you have tried all these treatments without success, than surgery is usually the final answer. There is always risks involved with surgeries, but with this...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Injury Recurrance, pain fades, nerve roots
pain fades, nerve roots, lawrence gold: Dan, In a word, no -- at least, not usually. Surgery is not an appropriate treatment for sciatica or disc herniation, for that matter, because it doesn t treat the causal condition -- overcontracted muscles of the low back. You know this because the...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Injury Recurrance, treatment routine, american diet
treatment routine, american diet, batmanghelidj: Dan: Thanks for writing! Failed back surgery is common. I regret that it had to happen to you, but it does occur. When it does occur, almost always the body as a whole is malnourished and not too healthy. The Great American Diet and our habits of...

Back and Neck Injury: Back Injury, small of my back, foot wall
small of my back, foot wall, three quarters: William: Thanks for writing! This could be a serious injury. I would suggest your get xrays of the area, if you have not already done so. The area you describe relates to the kidneys and adrenals, so it is a vital area. I do not know if there are...

Back and Neck Injury: Interpertion of diagnosis, mild facet hypertrophy, bilateral foraminal stenosis
mild facet hypertrophy, bilateral foraminal stenosis, canal stenosis: Chris: Thanks for writing! What this means is that at the bottom of your spine, where the backbone hooks to the pelvic bone, the bones grew wrong when you were a youngster. This wrong growth does not always lead to back pain, but in your case, this area...

Back and Neck Injury: Interpreting MRI, facet hypertrophy, cervical spondylosis
facet hypertrophy, cervical spondylosis, arm numbness: Hello, Nancy, The MRI results are inconclusive. Simple as that. Nothing in those results conclusively explains your symptoms. I have a different view of the situation. The universal response to injury and shock is the triggering of protective postural...

Back and Neck Injury: Intervertebral discs, thecal sac, paracentral disc herniation
thecal sac, paracentral disc herniation, diffuse disc bulge: Although I am not a physician or neurosurgeon, I can tell you that you have a herniated disc and another disc bulging in your neck. These defects are pressing outward against the sac that covers the spinal cord and against the nerve that comes out of the...

Back and Neck Injury: iliolumbar sacroiliac syndrome, deep tissue massage, soft tissue mobilization
deep tissue massage, soft tissue mobilization, semi pro baseball: Dear Mark, You need to work on stability issues and focus on generating the power in your swing from your abdominal musculature, your legs, and the core, rather than the low back. In addition, you likely need to have some soft tissue mobilization in the...

Back and Neck Injury: imbalance , stiff neck, blurry eyes, neck stiffness, neck discomfort
neck stiffness, neck discomfort, neck muscles: Dear Darshan, Your complaints are common for individuals who have a set desk/work station. There are a few factors to consider, the first being the set-up of the workstation itself to include monitor height and seat height. Second, your posture while...

Back and Neck Injury: I injured my back.., warm baths, broken bones
warm baths, broken bones, flat on my back: Since I m not a physician and your own doctor says that the area shows no fractures, I can only guess that the area is bruised just from the impact alone. It s only been a couple of days and any jarring impact like a fall can hurt for quite some time. ...

Back and Neck Injury: back injuries and arthritis, cervical spine, arthritic condition
cervical spine, arthritic condition, compensations: Joann: Thanks for writing! It is true that the cervical spine reciprocates with the lower spine. And an injury to the lower spine can effect the cervical (neck) area. With that relationship in mind, the injury to the lower back could cause problems in...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury, s1 nerve root, l5 s1 disc
s1 nerve root, l5 s1 disc, schmorls nodes: Michelle: Thanks for writing! It makes me quite angry to know that you have been hurting all of this time and still no relief. Present day medicine has its miracles but also has its shortcomings. I do not know about more CT s or xrays, only a doctor...

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, whiplash injuries, lawrence gold
whiplash injuries, lawrence gold, back muscles: Hi, Julie, What you describe sounds like more than a shoulder injury; it sounds like the aftermath of a neck injury. You are describing what sounds like muscles in reflexive contraction, with nerve impingements. If you were my client, I would be examining...

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, facet joint arthropathy, l4 l5
facet joint arthropathy, l4 l5, osteophytic: Janet: Thanks for writing! You are correct, the MRI will tell an entirely different story if the patient is standing when the MRI is done. From the MRI report you sent, I would say you have the bones and cartilage (disc) getting in the way of your...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury, human backbone, aqua fina
human backbone, aqua fina, american diet: Donna: Thanks for writing! The disk is like a piece of gristle with a fluid center. It acts to seperate and hold together the bones in a human backbone. If it is squashed it is like a flat tire on your car. Part of it is squishing out, due to injury...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury, peter gilham, natural vitality
peter gilham, natural vitality, shoulder blade: Mr. James: Thanks for writing! This pain is usually a liver reflex. The liver is tired, dirty and hungry for the right food. The pain will come and go, as the liver is able to recover momemtarily from time to time. But then it goes down again. There...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury, muscle relaxents, those bones
muscle relaxents, those bones, pain killers: Pam: Thanks for writing! Drugs never get to the root of the problem. They simply make the symptoms go away. When you hurt your back, you changed the position of the bones in the pelvis and back. Now those bones are getting in the way of the nerves,...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury, e stim, cyropractor
e stim, cyropractor, exersizes: It s difficult to give you a proper answer without examining you myself, but it does sound a lot like a muscle strain along with some type of misalignment in the vertebrae. I feel the chiropractor you went to should have done some more to help, but the exercises...

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, paracentral disc protrusion, annular bulge
paracentral disc protrusion, annular bulge, degenerative spondylosis: Although I am not a physician, I can tell you that the MRI results do not state any problem with the spinal cord. It appears that there are the typical degenerative changes of age. Regarding the chiropractor, your doctor s answer is typical but not necessarily...

Back and Neck Injury: injury....?, durnin, chiroweb
durnin, chiroweb, dr timothy: Hi Clyde, Good ergonomics while lifting is always a good idea, turning the head while benching is unlikely to cause problems. I would look at other potential causes first. See a DC and have it mobilized, this will usually free up any fixations causing pain....

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries
gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries, back and neck pain: Hi Marleen, Sorry I wasn t able to get back with you immediately but we have severe flooding here in the midwest and in our house. The lipoma is clinically insignificant, nothing to worry about. The bulging/herniated discs where explained to you above....

Back and Neck Injury: back injury and MRI, ligamentum flavum, canal stenosis
ligamentum flavum, canal stenosis, disc bulge: As a general rule, you want to exhaust all conservative treatments before you opt to go under the knife. Your MRI report shows you ve got a lot going on in your back. Since you have the disc protrusions at multiple levels and off to the right side, I m assuming...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury mri report, thecal sac, sacral vertebra
thecal sac, sacral vertebra, bilateral foraminal narrowing: Although I m not a physician or surgeon, I can say that there is a ring-shaped tear in the disk between the 5th lumbar and 1st sacral vertebra with a slight bulge against the front portion of the spinal cord lining. The open area for the nerves leaving those...

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury question, ventral cord, l5 s1
ventral cord, l5 s1, c4 c5: You are correct in thinking chiropractic can help. With out a proper exam I am just speculating, but the leg numbness can come from a couple different problems, one being your spine. If there is any kind of bone shift or subluxation in our terms, this...

Back and Neck Injury: injury resulting inchronic pain and stiffness, muscle contractions, lawrence gold
muscle contractions, lawrence gold, shrapnel injuries: Hi, Josiah, Rib separation or not, you sound like you ve got some very tight back muscles. Shocks and injuries cause effects like that. It s a reflexive reaction. The degenerated disc is of secondary significance; usually, disc problems result from...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury from roofing, roofing question, disc bulge
roofing question, disc bulge, ebb and flow: Absolutely. Sitting for long periods of time is probably the number one cause for chronic neck and lower back pain. Biking is probably not the best exercise for you because you would be sitting. I m sure you do enough sitting while you re at work so exercising...

Back and Neck Injury: Why does injury to spinal-cord/brain only decrease sympathetic activity?, spine injuries, thoracic spine
spine injuries, thoracic spine, patient experiences: Green: Ok! I am not ready or willing to agree with your conclusion that: extensive dilation of blood vessels throughout the body, as well as a significant decrease in heart rate. indicates a decrease in sympathetic activity and/or an increase in...

Back and Neck Injury: back injury after trauma, disc bulge, disc dessication
disc bulge, disc dessication, hemagioma: Rosa: Thanks for writing! How serious is this? That depends entirely upon you and the type of treatment you get. If you are relatively young and healthy, willing to drink the required water, take your vitamins and follow the instructions of a good chiropractor,...

Back and Neck Injury: Back injury, physical theripy, tingling in right arm
physical theripy, tingling in right arm, long term disability: Robert: Thanks for writing! I apolgize for the delay in answering, I never got the email letting me know that you had posted. The term your wife heard was disc protrusion . The disc is like a piece of gristle with a jelly center. When a person is...

Back and Neck Injury: back injuryinjury, chest cavity, fracture
chest cavity, fracture, ribs: I am not really certain what you are asking me, Joe. Do you want information on a fracture a T-11? T-11 is the area between your chest cavity/ribs and your low back. If so, please let me know and I can provide you with the proper information. Thank you...

Back and Neck Injury: inversion constraints with back injury, inversion table, mild discomfort
inversion table, mild discomfort, spondylolisthesis: Leigh: Thanks for writing! With an inversion table, you are very likely to create some discomfort (pain) in the low back as the collapsed disc is stretched. I recommend you get new X-rays or MRI of the area, compare them to those taken 6 years ago...

Back and Neck Injury: inversion table, cox flexion distraction, decompression therapy
cox flexion distraction, decompression therapy, inversion table: Dear Leo, Yes, an inversion table can help your condition...because when you invert the table, it places a tensile pull on the structures of the low back to include the joints, ligaments, muscles and disk. That being said, I do not normally recommend inversion...

Back and Neck Injury: inversion table, arteries and veins, inversion table
arteries and veins, inversion table, inversion tables: David: Thanks for writing! An inversion table is very safe, particularly at your age. Unless your arteries and veins are weak. Weak arteries and veins are caused by a very poor diet and too much alcohol. Does this answer your question? Dr. Rozeboom...

Back and Neck Injury: inversion tables, inversion tables, inversion table
inversion tables, inversion table, cranial bones: I m sorry I can t give you an exact answer, all I know is that the extra blood flow is good, but why is it not getting there by itself, why do you have to hang upside down. My experience tells me that your cranial bones are locked and are not pumping the...

Back and Neck Injury: isleshockey@msn.com, time age, muscle injury
time age, muscle injury, exact answer: Cory, I can not give you an exact answer/diagnosis without seeing you in person and performing an exam, but my guess would be that you do have some muscle injury, but secondary to some vertebral issues. What I mean is you are not balanced between your...

Back and Neck Injury: jaw alignment after neck injury, hairline fracture, pins and needles
hairline fracture, pins and needles, jaw alignment: Dear Coni, Concerning the jaw: I would recommend that you seek out the opinion of a TMJ specialist. These are often dentists, oral surgeons, or chiropractic physicians with specialized training and they will be the best doctors to analyze the alignment...

Back and Neck Injury: jaw injury, chiropractic physicians, pterygoid muscles
chiropractic physicians, pterygoid muscles, resistive exercises: Dear Jake, Forcible impacts to the jaw frequently produce injuries to the Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ), and can result in long term biomechanical injuries called Tempromandibular Disorder (TMD). Symptoms of TMD include the following: 1) Pain emanating...

Back and Neck Injury: back and joint pain, muscle biopsy, standout track
muscle biopsy, standout track, field athlete: Being a tremendous athlete tells me that you put your body through some wear-n-tear, which in the long run can cause arthritic symptoms. But you are a little too young for that. Without a proper exam, I can only tell you that you need a proper exam, someone...

Back and Neck Injury: My back is killing me, ligament damage, muscle tests
ligament damage, muscle tests, medical doctors: Arthur: Thanks for writing! Many serious back injuries do not show on x-ray or MRI. These injuries are damaged ligaments. Damaged ligaments are very common in falls such as yours. And do not show on xray or MRI directly. They can be guessed at by the...

Back and Neck Injury: L-4-L5 lumbar decompressive laminectomy, major surgery, recovery time
major surgery, recovery time, exact answer: I can not give you an exact answer. Everybody heals at different rates. I m sorry but it is not ethical in my eyes to give a patient that information because what if you are still in pain, who is to blame? This is a major surgery, yes you may be up walking,...

Back and Neck Injury: L1 and L3 compression fractures, partial collapse, nerve root
partial collapse, nerve root, poor medium: Dear Bill, Old compression fractures at L1 and L3 are really meaningless to me without knowing the extent of the fracture and how much vertebral body height remains. Also is there any nerve root encroachment due to the loss of vertebral body height...this...

Back and Neck Injury: L2 Wedge fracture, durnin, bike accident
durnin, bike accident, quad bike: Hi, It depends on the fracture, many are unstable and require bracing, many don t. If it slipped, then it required a brace so the doctor that told you to take it off screwed up. Get it repositioned ASAP before it heals permanetly and wear the brace until...

Back and Neck Injury: L3-4 and L4-5 intervertebral discs, signal intensity, back muscles
signal intensity, back muscles, stretching exercises: Although I am not a physician, I can tell you that physical therapy is the best approach. Strengthening the abdominal and low back muscles along with slow stretching exercises such as yoga should improve any symptoms. This is particularly true since you...

Back and Neck Injury: L4-5 Disc Degeneration w/ protrusion, soft tissue injuries, disc protrusion
soft tissue injuries, disc protrusion, gentle chiropractic: Hi Tracy, It is common to have low back soft tissue injuries with car accidents. The LS Stn/SPN and disc protrusion is causing the referred pain into your hip and leg. Physical therapy will yield only minimal results at best. You need flexion/distraction...

Back and Neck Injury: L4-5 Mild Bulge and facet arthrosis, facet arthrosis, facet joint
facet arthrosis, facet joint, weakness in the legs: There is a mild bulge of the disc in your low back (L4-5). Facet arthrosis is arthritis around the facet joint, which is a the area where the nerve exits the spine to, in this case, the lower legs. Unless you are having symptoms such as numbness, tingling,...

Back and Neck Injury: L4 injury from weight training?, full medical checkup, nerve plexus
full medical checkup, nerve plexus, misalignment problems: Dear Jeff, I don t think your problem is due to a single spinal misalignment, but rather a compression/irritation of the sacral or lumbar plexus of nerves. This can be influenced by misalignment problems, but is usually the result of inflamation. The excessive...

Back and Neck Injury: L4-L5 DISC COMPRESSION, cervical decompression, decompression therapy
cervical decompression, decompression therapy, l5 s1: The yoga that you are doing is great for the decompression. It s very much like physical therapy which is commonly used for decompression. There are medications but they are used for the pain rather than the decompression. There is also a chiropractic...

Back and Neck Injury: L4-L5 disc protrusion, disc protrusion, chiropractic doctors
disc protrusion, chiropractic doctors, posterolateral: Reiad: Thanks for writing! I do not know if there are any chiropractic doctors or bonesetters in Egypt. Do you know of any? If so, I would suggest you consult with them. Increasing your water intake is always a good idea in situations like this. ...

Back and Neck Injury: L5 injury, pain relief medication, butt cheek
pain relief medication, butt cheek, orthopedic surgeons: I would recommend that your husband see a neurosurgeon or neurologist for another opinion. These types of doctors specialize in nerve damage and back surgery. They are in a better position to understand nerve damage and the related nerve pain than an orthopedic...

Back and Neck Injury: L5-S1 injury related to prostate pain?, lower back injury, brain trauma
lower back injury, brain trauma, neurogenic bladder: Hi, Brian. Lower back injuries usually mean lower back muscle contractions. With a head trauma, the entire spinal musculature goes into contraction in a cringing response. That would account for your low back episode, although other injuries might...

Back and Neck Injury: L5-S1 L4-5, clinical somatic education, muscular contractions
clinical somatic education, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Dana: clinical somatic education Sounds like you have impingement of the sciatic nerve from muscular contractions in your lower back. Please see the article on sciatica at somatics.com/conditions.htm. It gives more explanation and an option for recovery....

Back and Neck Injury: L5-S1 large herniation, tingly sensation, buttox
tingly sensation, buttox, piriformis muscle: It sounds like you are the right track with the treatments, ice and ultrasounds are great. The tingling and numbness can take a while to go away, depending on the amount of damage that was done to the nerve. I would ask the chiropractor about doing PIR to...

Back and Neck Injury: L5-S1 mild posterior disc bulge, disc protrusion, disc bulge
disc protrusion, disc bulge, nerve roots: Marybeth, It means that your back muscles are so tight that they re pulling your vertebrae too closely together. The disc compression is narrowing the spinal canal and causing the discs to bulge. Nerve roots are being entrapped and squeezed, causing symptoms...

Back and Neck Injury: LBP w/radiculopathy, ct myelogram, differential diagnosis
ct myelogram, differential diagnosis, proper diagnosis: Lora: Thanks for writing! This is indeed a sciatica which may be due to a disc or it could be a bone or it could be a muscle. So a differential diagnosis is needed. Regardless of workman s compensation or no compensation, I would suggest strongly...

Back and Neck Injury: BACK AND LEG PAIN, right leg numbness, somatic educator
right leg numbness, somatic educator, back muscle spasms: Hi, Amy, Here s what happens when we suffer an injury: muscles go into contraction from the pain or the sudden dangerous movement, as a protection response. Back muscles in contraction cause vertebrae to come together and pinch nerves that exit from...

Back and Neck Injury: BACK AND LEG PAIN, physical therpy, clinical somatic education
physical therpy, clinical somatic education, lawrence gold: Dear Amanda, The knot in your daughter s back is in fact the most significant indication of what s going on: muscle spasms. Headaches are commonly related to spasms, as well (in the neck). If physical therapy is actively retraining your daughter...

Back and Neck Injury: Leg - lower back pain, army boot camp, isolation tank
army boot camp, isolation tank, upper respiratory infection: Hello,DAVID. My name Is: TOM. WOW! I Thought I heard Them All! I Guess I Haven t. There Is only Going to be a few thing s that I myself can tell you here That Really might help you, If that. For One. Ge t A Better Pair Of Shoe s... Ha, Ha,.. :) Next.....

Back and Neck Injury: Leg numbness, leg numbness, gentle chiropractic
leg numbness, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries: Hi Jennifer, It sounds like a classic case of a herniated disc. No big deal, surgery is rarely indicated, only 5% of the time. For decades herniated discs have been repaired non-invasively using flexion/distraction therapy. The pain you are having probably...

Back and Neck Injury: Leg and Back Pain, restless leg syndrome, protruding disc
restless leg syndrome, protruding disc, brain scan: Hi Stephanie, I had an MRI and the Doctor said it just showed a small protruding disc and nothing on that MRI would cause me any kind of pain whatsoever . This is a false statement, a bulging disc which is highly sensitive to stretching WILL CAUSE...

Back and Neck Injury: Back/Leg Pain, nerve entrapments, muscular contractions
nerve entrapments, muscular contractions, concrete stairs: Cathy, First thing, don t panic. Both injuries and surgeries provoke the same kind of physiological response: muscles go into contraction in relation to the affected area. It s entirely possible that your pain is entirely the result of such muscular...

Back and Neck Injury: Lifting injury, tight muscles, lawrence gold
tight muscles, lawrence gold, somatics: Dear Sandy, Until you get those muscles under control, they are likely to cause the same problems with the same consequences. To get the preview, send email to back2@somatics.com; instructions will be returned by email. with regard, Lawrence Gol...

Back and Neck Injury: LOWER BACK, AND LEG PAIN, lower back muscles, lower back and leg pain
lower back muscles, lower back and leg pain, back and leg pain: I don t know if that is what is causing your specific issues, but weak muscles on one side of the body means stronger muscles on the other side (i.e. bicep/tricep). That stronger muscle can pull on the bones and cause other muscle issues. My strongest suggestions...

Back and Neck Injury: Long Term Affects of SCI Surgery, brown sequard syndrome, incomplete quadriplegic
brown sequard syndrome, incomplete quadriplegic, cervical fractures: Hi Robin, The surgery is always done from the front unless special circumstances necessitate a back side approach. Scat tissue growth, just like a scar that keeps growing and attaches to surrounding healthy tissues like nerve causing them to function...

Back and Neck Injury: Long Term Effects, ottawa ontario canada, bycicle
ottawa ontario canada, bycicle, head on collision: You are quite lucky not to have any loss of function at this time. You are correct in thinking that there will be some long-term effects. The vertebra were all broken and never return to their original strength. The chances of having arthritis, neck pain,...

Back and Neck Injury: Lose of feeling in hands, muscles of the forearm, rotator cup
muscles of the forearm, rotator cup, collar bone: The nerves that supply the hands actually start in the neck, then they go under the collar bone, through the shoulder, through the elbow and the muscles of the forearm and then to their destination in the hands. So the problem in your hands could be coming...

Back and Neck Injury: Low Back 5mm disk bulge, pregnancy hormones, yoga postures
pregnancy hormones, yoga postures, yoga workout: Cameron, I am a yoga instructor with expertise in prenatal and postnatal fitness and yoga. I generally do not recommend that postnatal women take a regular yoga class until their baby is 9 month to 1 year old. It can take this long for the abdominal organs...

Back and Neck Injury: Low Back Pain, l5 s1, disc bulges
l5 s1, disc bulges, facet injections: Dear Lucy, There s hope. The disc bulges and bruising are secondary. The primary problem are muscular contractions set in motion by a protective reflex at the time if injury. The contractions are painful and they also have trapped nerve roots exiting...

Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain after elliptical use, fascial system, lumbar sprain
fascial system, lumbar sprain, minute workout: Dear Marty, This sounds like nothing more than over conditioning which has resulted in the strain of the low back. The bottom line is that you took a month off an activity and then resumed it at your previous intensity without any build-up. This can easily...

Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain/frequency to urinate, chronic constipation, ureathra
chronic constipation, ureathra, trapped nerve: Although I am not a physician, I agree with the osteopath in his assessment of some pinched nerves in your lower back. The nerves in the lower back contain those that involve the bladder and reproductive system. I would recommend continuing with your...

Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain with numbness/tingling in feet, poor blood supply, ultrasound treatments
poor blood supply, ultrasound treatments, gentle chiropractic: Hi Kate, I believe the reason you are still having pain is that you have an annular tear. I don t think it is advisable to do active exercises since this will only keep the tear from healing. It takes 6-8 months to heal a tear since it has such a poor blood...

Back and Neck Injury: Low back pain post laminectomy, canal stenosis, abnormal enhancement
canal stenosis, abnormal enhancement, spinal stenosis: I m curious why your doctor hasn t explained them to you, and if he has why you didn t ask him to clarify. Either way, the readers digest version is you have some narrowing where the nerve comes out of the vertebrae at L4-5, this can cause leg pain/numbness...

Back and Neck Injury: My Lower back, correct spelling, water challenge
correct spelling, water challenge, waist line: Lance: Thanks for writing! There are a lot of things that can cause this back pain. The first suspect is dehydration. How much water do you drink? Do a water challenge. Drink 12 ounces of water, spring or filtered, each hour for 6 hours and see how the...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back, facet syndrome, durnin
facet syndrome, durnin, couple x: Hi KP, The obvious answer would be going to a specialist in these issues. The most qualified, experienced and educated are Chiropractors from select schools. They all pass the same boards Md s take so you can be assured they did the time. I think it...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower body numbness, somatic educator, state of contraction
somatic educator, state of contraction, pinched nerves: Dear Shelley, Pinched nerves don t necessarily ease up. It s not a question of the nerves easing up, but of the muscles involved in pinching the nerves relaxing. Habitual tension patterns tend to persist unless changed through movement education -- which...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower/ centre back ache, psoas muscles, weight train
psoas muscles, weight train, isometric: I can not give you an exact answer without a proper exam, but it sounds like you have tight psoas muscles (hip flexors). You have to do a little more than just stretch also, there is an exercise called PIR (post-isometric relaxation) that will benefit you...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back cracking, lower back strengthening exercises, back strengthening exercises
lower back strengthening exercises, back strengthening exercises, lumbar curve: Hi Stuart, Unless the cracking is accompanied by pain there should be nothing to worry about. Healthy joints cavitate pop with end range of motion movement. This is different from individual to individual. If the noise is a grinding repetitive sound...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Discomfort, spinal vertebrae, bones in the body
spinal vertebrae, bones in the body, lower back pain: Since your question does not describe any injury or trauma, I would recommend visiting a chiropractor or an osteopathic physician. Both of these professionals are highly skilled in care of the bones in the body particularly the spinal vertebrae. Thank...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back/left hip pain, flexion distraction, lower back pain
flexion distraction, lower back pain, moist towel: Hi LisaMarie, I appreciate, Long Narratives , the more information I am given, the more accurate I can help. I wish I knew more about the DC you are presently seeing such as DC school and preferred technique. I maybe reaching here but I hope you didn t...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Injury, chronic diarreah, lower back injury
chronic diarreah, lower back injury, somatic exercises: Lyndsey, Sounds like you got shocked by the fall and have muscular contractions in your low back, pelvis, and possibly the floor of your pelvis (muscles of which attach at the tailbone). The first step in recovery would be to reclaim control of the involved...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back injury skateboarding, pete egoscue, hip flexors
pete egoscue, hip flexors, lower back injury: Dear Jason, Anytime you have sustained a back injury, you will always be less resilient than if you had not, and all athletic and sports related activities can promote further injury or an exacerbation of an old one. With that being said, it doesn t mean...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower & Mid Back Pain, nerve conduction, spinal decompression
nerve conduction, spinal decompression, gentle chiropractic: Hi Tina, Absolutely your symptoms could arise from the spine and associated discs. These problems are readily treated noninvasively with spinal decompression, namely flexion/distraction therapy. Flexion-Distraction Therapy - What is it? Flexion-Distraction,...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower/Mid Back pain, pelvic pain, neck pain from ingury of object falling on me at work, mid back pain, lower back pain
mid back pain, lower back pain, burning sensation: Dear Becky, First of all, sorry for the lateness of this response, I have been out of town for the past week and have not had Internet access. Sorry to hear about the chronicity of this injury, but a forceful trauma can cause a host of problems. Specifically,...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back and Neck Pains, lower back pains, anatomical relationships
lower back pains, anatomical relationships, low back pain: Dear Amy, The neck and the back are intricately connected due to the anatomical relationships of how the muscles attach and interact for daily motion of the spine. If you have previously injured your back, no matter what the cause, it can easily influence...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Pain/Intercostal Pain, flank area, intercostal muscles
flank area, intercostal muscles, friction rub: Hi Ross, The things I suggested are to rule out an inflammatory or autoimmune arthropathy. Being male, you have better odds of not having most of the things I am checking for. If you indeed do have positive findings for the above, it can be treated effectively...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Pain and Leg Pain, lower back pain, leg pain
lower back pain, leg pain, icak: Bethany: Thanks for writing! I am saddened to hear of your mother s pain. This could help her. Have her standing straight, stand directly behind her. Look to see which arm is hanging closer to her body. Look at the space between the elbow and the...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back Pain and Patellar Sublaxation, long periods of time, back doctors
long periods of time, back doctors, chronic back pain: Because the MRI doesn t show you muscle strain. You have severely altered the way you walk when you hurt you knee, and that has implications on how your back move and your ability to hold your posture for a period of time. You also could have injured you...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, gall bladder stone, lower back pain
gall bladder stone, lower back pain, kidney stone: Hello, EMMY. My name is: TOM . I m concerned about the pain you are having here! This doesn t sound to me like you are having your typical everyday back pain, No, No, No... This to me sound s more like a KIDNEY STONE . Or a GALL- BLADDER STONE ....

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, bringer of bad news, lower back pain
bringer of bad news, lower back pain, lamenectomy: Hello, STEVE. My name is: TOM. I do know this feeling! I would do this same thing all the time. I got so tired of doing this, It was very painful. I am sure you know what I mean. I think what you are experiencing here is a SLIPPED DISC . ( OR ) You have...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, lawrence gold, tight muscles
lawrence gold, tight muscles, lower back pain: Dear Ahmed, First thing -- there is nothing to heal as you are not injured. You have some muscles that are so tight they hurt. Stretching won t help that problem, despite the term, stretching itself. You need to learn to locate by feel and to control...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, poor blood supply, adult beverages
poor blood supply, adult beverages, lower back pain: Kelvin: Thanks for writing! I know of no exercise to stregthen your lower back whilst it is in this condition. Perhaps some postural correction would help. This sounds very much like a disc problem. That is usually the case when the pain goes down...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain., disc protrusion, hemilaminotomy
disc protrusion, hemilaminotomy, chiroweb: There are three, I will have to call each one and make sure they measure up to standard F/D competence. I will try to get a definitive referral set up by tomorrow or Monday. Update:07/24/07 Hi Matt, please call me at 708-466-9994 to discuss treatment...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries
gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries, back and neck pain: Hi ZoŽ, You, have without a shadow of a doubt, have a herniated L4/5 disc again. It is easy to decompress and requires no surgery; you just have to find the right DC with F/D tables and you ll be pain free in a week or two. There is no way you need...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain for accident, spine research, spinal fractures
spine research, spinal fractures, crash injuries: Dear Angelo, Yes this is something to worry about. The force (kinetic energy) that is transferred from the striking vehicle into the occupant (you) can be very significant (upwards of 10-20 G s). This is enough force to cause spinal fractures, spinal cord...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain then hip pain, butt cheek, lower back pain
butt cheek, lower back pain, give medicine: It is very difficult to give you a precise answer with that little information and with a proper exam, but I will give it a shot. It sounds like a strained muscle or muscles. But, as simple as that sounds, if you don t get some attention to that, it could...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain and sensory changes, pins and needles in fingers, pins and needles
pins and needles in fingers, pins and needles, fingers and toes: Hi Bev, Make sure the doctor you are seeing is a neurologist and not a GP. EMG, blood tests and cervical MRI should have been performed. Everything from MS to herniated discs to meralgia parasthetica can cause the symptoms you describe. Seeing a board...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back pain and Vax D, vax d, lawrence gold
vax d, lawrence gold, chiroprators: Dear Brent, I don t have information on Vax D. The method I recommend does not rely upon external devices or therapies, but retrains the brain s control of the muscles that cause the problems. I have provided information on back pain and the approach...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, w/Leg Pain & Numbness, lower backpain, natural pain killer
lower backpain, natural pain killer, back and leg pain: There is a natural pain killer out there, it is called chiropractic. I treat people with your same symptoms everyday with great success. There are more than one reason for sciatic pains, 2 of the major culprits being muscle spasms and misalignment of the...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower back pain, lower back pain, hello art
lower back pain, hello art, thanks art: Hello art. My name is tom. I m glad you asked a good question! I have the same problem everyday. Yes!! Of course it is good for your back. But. And yes there is always a but! I m not sure you want to hang upside down, because you don t want to get too...

Back and Neck Injury: Lower Back, sciatic nerve, scyatic nerve
sciatic nerve, scyatic nerve, internet service provider: Bill: Thanks for writing! I apolgize for the delay. My internet service provider went down in a cloud of electronic smoke, and has just now come back up. It was down almost one week. If the nerve at L5-which is the sciatic nerve--is truly crushed,...

Back and Neck Injury: LUMBAR PAIN, abdominal musculature, decompression therapy
abdominal musculature, decompression therapy, spine stabilization: Dear Barry, The basic problem here is that the L4/L5 disk material has pushed back into the spinal canal and is creating pressure and inflammation. The calcification just means that calcium has been deposited in the outer ring of the disk (annulus) on...

Back and Neck Injury: Lumbar disks and sciatica, rotator cuff tears, cause muscles
rotator cuff tears, cause muscles, lumbar fusion: Dear Lisa, I think that you have a good option available to you, other than pills or the usual medical pain management. First, understand: Sciatica is a nerve impingement condition usually resulting from tight back muscles overcompressing discs; sometimes...

Back and Neck Injury: Lumbar pain, pain in lower extremities, bulging anulus, facet hypertrophy
bulging anulus, facet hypertrophy, facet joints: Robert: Thanks for writing! This is a typical example of American medicine at its worst. To get over this, the first thing you must do is increase your water intake. How much water do you drink now? The Spondy thing is basially a squishing of...

Back and Neck Injury: Lumbar / Sciatica, mr lyons, orthoscopic
mr lyons, orthoscopic, invasive methods: Mr. Lyons: Thanks for writing! Since the injury very likely occured with bending backwards and it relieves the pain to bend forward, I would work on the forward positioning as much as possible before getting into more invasive methods. There is a...

Back and Neck Injury: Lumbar Strain - will it ever go away ?, therapeutic massage therapy, lumbar strain
therapeutic massage therapy, lumbar strain, massage therapy: I can not give you an exact answer to that, everyone heals at different rates. I don t know exactly what the doctor you are seeing has done for you, but I hope he did an xray. If he didn t that might be the first step. If you did xray it and there is nothing...

Back and Neck Injury: Lumbo-Sacral Spine & Screening of Pelvis with both Hips, thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis
thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis, facet joints: Hi Mohammed, Your wife should respond well to flexion/distraction therapy. It is not traction, it is proven effective for reducing and decompressing herniated discs. Your wife only has disc herniations at two levels without canal stenosis, this is good....

Back and Neck Injury: Lump in neck, lump in neck, j shawn
lump in neck, j shawn, radiology report: Dear Christie, A few things to consider....tumor [benign{no potential to be cancer} or malignant{cancerous}], a cyst which is a fluid filled sac...no big deal. Usually when a lump is found it can be classified as worrisome if it is fixed and non-painful....

Back and Neck Injury: Lump in the back of my neck, scholiosis, pinched nerve
scholiosis, pinched nerve, neck spasms: Jennifer: Thanks for writing! From your description,this sounds like a defensive reaction of the body. It occurs in a nerve right where the end of the muscle tie into the bone. It can change, with what you or what you are doing. This does not mean...

Back and Neck Injury: Lump On right shoulder/lower neck, muscle spasm, lymph node
muscle spasm, lymph node, neck pains: If you haven t already, you should get these lumps looked at by a doctor, your family doctor or a dermatologist. If you have had them checked and everything is alright, than I would have to consider this being muscle in nature. Without a thorough exam...

Back and Neck Injury: latent tigger points, neurological imbalance, medical classics
neurological imbalance, medical classics, illium: Jii: Thanks for writing! You are doing a great job with your study and are certainly going in the correct direction with study. As to which came first, the short or the long? The body must have balance in all things, and an imbalance is a loss...

Back and Neck Injury: leg & back Pain, nerve test, muscular contractions
nerve test, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Diana, Sounds like muscular contractions, in this case a conditioned response, probably to a past injury. To resolve the problem is simple, in principle: improve your muscular control to the degree of being able to relax those muscles. Please see...

Back and Neck Injury: back and leg pain, sorsi, cities st
sorsi, cities st, walking at night: It s not going to be a quick process. It sounds like you are doing well with what you are doing (walking), keep up the good work. I m glad you went back to your chiro. Being a chiropractor myself, I can t suggest any kind of medicine, the only thing I can...

Back and Neck Injury: back and leg pain, disc protrusion, muscular contractions
disc protrusion, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Dear Laura, A soft disc protrusion indicates muscular contractions in your back that can probably be relieved by somatic training. Pinched nerves at the location of the protrusion are probably involved, so relief would come as the contractions let up....

Back and Neck Injury: leg pain, abnormal anatomy, nerve root
abnormal anatomy, nerve root, scar tissue: Dear Theo, Whenever you have a surgical procedure the body will try to stabilize the area with the formulation of a scar (granulation tissue). Scar tissue is always less resilient, stiffer, less elastic, and more prone to pain transmission. When scar...

Back and Neck Injury: leg pain, disc protrusion, muscular contractions
disc protrusion, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Hi, Theo, 1: yes disc pressure on a nerve root can cause pain 2: Surgery is usually not a good answer for a disc protrusion; usually, protrusions and herniations come from muscular contractions that pull vertebrae together (although a violent injury...

Back and Neck Injury: leg pain, nerve root, protusion
nerve root, protusion, herniated disc: Yes it could be causing the pain, as for more surgery I can not tell you, that is out of my expertise. I deal with individuals and disc issues almost daily, but I treat them with chiropractic. So that could be an option for you. I don t suggest any kind...

Back and Neck Injury: back/leg pain, facet hypertrophy, thecal sac
facet hypertrophy, thecal sac, pain in left leg: Yes Beverly, I do have some suggestions to not only end the pain but permanently fix the problem. For decades your exact problem has been successfully cured with flexion/distraction and most recently spinal decompression. No one should suffer anymore with...

Back and Neck Injury: back and leg pain, disc protrusion, destructive change
disc protrusion, destructive change, occipital technique: There are 2 avenues I can suggest without seeing you myself and performing my own tests. First you can look into a pain clinic to receive pain medication injections into your back. I would use that as the very last resort. The second is chiropractic. I...

Back and Neck Injury: leg and spine, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, femoral cutaneous nerve
lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, femoral cutaneous nerve, femoral nerve: Hi Megan, Congratulations on trying to better your health, one thing you want to keep in mind is don t do too much too soon. Give your body time to adjust. If this is the first time out this summer, you are probably experiencing weekend warrior syndrome...

Back and Neck Injury: back and leg, soft tissue mass, schmorls nodes
soft tissue mass, schmorls nodes, back doctor: Brenda: Thanks for writing! These reports mean that the cushions between the bones in your back, particularly those between your shoulders, are being compressed and a starting to squash. The bones in that area are also getting squashed down. This is...

Back and Neck Injury: I have been living with a..., health food store, l4 l5 disc
health food store, l4 l5 disc, essential fatty acids: Norma: Second Reply. There is a great book out there which will actually cure many backs such as yours. It is by Dr. Batman*.*, author of YOur Body s Many Cries For Water available at Amazon.com and many other bookstores. The book is specifically on...

Back and Neck Injury: back is locking up, harrington rods, lawrence gold
harrington rods, lawrence gold, bulging disks: Chris, Your car accident is why your back is locking up and why you have bulging discs; the typical reaction to injury is for muscles to contract. Please see the articles on back pain at somatics.com/page4.htm for explanations and options for relief....

Back and Neck Injury: low back fatigue, bony anatomy, muscular fatigue
bony anatomy, muscular fatigue, spine health: Dear Susan, Even though your low back issues are non-specific and when you have pain it is low, you can still benefit from low back rehabilitation, and core strengthening. The entire low back and pelvis are connected and interrelated not only with...

Back and Neck Injury: low back pain, low back pain, pinched nerve
low back pain, pinched nerve, kidney problems: If there has been no trauma to the area, low back pain on either side can be an indication of kidney problems. It can also be a pulled muscle or pinched nerve. It s very hard to tell without more information. I suggest that if the pain persists or becomes...

Back and Neck Injury: low back pain, misaligned vertebrae, lumbar spinal cord
misaligned vertebrae, lumbar spinal cord, spinal cord stimulator: I can not give you any exact answer without a proper exam, but it does sound like you have either a misaligned vertebrae or some SI issues that are causing some muscle spasms that could be causing some nerve irritation. I would look into seeing a chiropractor....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, finding a good doctor, bone setters
finding a good doctor, bone setters, pinched nerve: Tony: Thanks for writing! It sounds like you have pulled your hip bone away from your back bone. This is a ligament problem. If the area feels hot, use a ice pack. Also, get a wide belt of some sort that will go around your hipes--about 2 inches wide....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, thecal sac, lordotic curvature
thecal sac, lordotic curvature, epidoral: Joe J. Thanks for writing! This is not, I repeat not, arthritis. It is a ruptured disc in your neck which is pressing on the spinal cord. That means that anything from the neck down could be in pain or paralyzed. Your neck is also curved the wrong...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, kidney stone pain, lawrence gold
kidney stone pain, lawrence gold, stretch program: A constant ache sounds like muscle tension. Try the movement pattern at somatics.com/page4.htm -- What You Can Do about Your Back Pain. That may suffice and it can t hurt. If the pain persists, rule out other injuries. Then, if necessary, get the...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, lower back pain, muscle soreness
lower back pain, muscle soreness, workout: From your age and from what you ve described, it sounds like routine muscle soreness from working out. If the pain hangs on for a long time, I would recommend a visit to your doctor. Thank you for your question, Cory. I hope that my answer was helpful...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, flexion distraction, gentle chiropractic
flexion distraction, gentle chiropractic, muscle spasm: Hi Luke, Sorry to hear you are, fed up with professionals , for your chronic pain. Maybe you have just seen the wrong professionals? Anyway, the hideous crack you describe is only a vacuum release from the coupling of the joints in your back....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, anterior thecal sac, disc bulge
anterior thecal sac, disc bulge, central disc: Although I am not a physician or neurosurgeon, I can tell you that you have disc problems at all three levels described. Some areas are pinching the nerves because of a narrowing of the area around the nerve (foraminal stenosis). There is also some pressure...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back/groin pain, groin pain, reproductive tissues
groin pain, reproductive tissues, inflammtion: Dear Carlie, Lower back pain can come from the urinary or reporductive systems and needs to be followed up on. Especially when you have associated groin or pelvic pain...think infections first and have them ruled out. I would suggest that you get an appointmnet...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back/hip leg pain & bowel prob., tingling fingers, groin area
tingling fingers, groin area, simptoms: D: Thanks for writing! You are complaining too little. Very much too little. In many cases, when one loses control of their bowels, there is a pressure on the spinal cord. Obviously, the physical therapy has been of no benefit, as would be expected...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back injury, disc protrusion, lower back injury
disc protrusion, lower back injury, 3 doctors: Johathan: Ok! Just because you have had three doctors look at the MRI does not mean you have had a valid second opinion. One can take one hundred people off of the street, none of which have any back pain, do a MRI on them and two or more could have...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back injury, degenerative disc disorder, disc protrusion
degenerative disc disorder, disc protrusion, lower back injury: The term degenerative disc disorder is used to describe long-term damage caused by age. An damage due to a lifting injury would also show up and would typically be described as a disc protrusion or disc herniation. Thank you for your question, Katrina....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back injury - safe exercises, nerve condition, back surgeries
nerve condition, back surgeries, lawrence gold: Yes! First, Shari, reconsider stretching. A better approach than stretching is available: retraining the muscular tension that makes stretching necessary, so that stretching is unnecessary. The pinched nerve condition affecting his right leg sounds...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back injury, lower back injury, lowerback
lower back injury, lowerback, three guesses: Marcin: Thanks for the info! From your description, it sounds like you have pulled your hipbone away from your back bone. Try this test. Take a leather or elastic belt, about 2 inches wide, a heavy belt like a man s leather belt or tool belt. Put it...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back / leg pain, back and leg pain, gravity boots
back and leg pain, gravity boots, massage table: Jeffrey: Thanks for writing! Yours is a very interesting situation. The fact that the fusion in you neck helped you neck and arm indicates that your spine is clamping down very badly. This type of situation is difficult to solve. The first thing...

Back and Neck Injury: lower lumbar herniated and torn discs plus cervical fusion done and thoracic discs ruptured, numbness in arms, cervical fusion
numbness in arms, cervical fusion, nerve damage: Dear Cindy, Understand, first, that with spinal problems, there is almost always a muscular component to the problem. Tight muscles of the spine cause discs to bulge (herniate) and rupture by pulling neighboring vertebrae too close together. They also...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, lower back pain, question thanks
lower back pain, question thanks, streching: Hello, ERIC. My name is: TOM. You my friend, Just answered your own Question! You are totally right. You NEED to alway s stretch Before you go Jogging, Or running. Make sure you are good and loose. Not just your leg s, But your upper body too! I would...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, nerve interference, pinched nerve
nerve interference, pinched nerve, home exercises: Julie: Thanks for writing! Whether this is a pinched nerve or something more serious is hard to say. I would recomend you check the nerve interference idea first, if that helps, one can conclude that was the solution. As to home exercises. There...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, facet syndrome, bone spurs
facet syndrome, bone spurs, lower back pain: Hi Jan, This condition is typical and is easy to treat. What is happening is you are putting stress on your low back joints which are called facets and they are becoming inflamed. This is know as a facet syndrome. The swelling is a result of this....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, sporadic periods, leg muscles
sporadic periods, leg muscles, lower back pain: I would make an appointment to get this looked at. By the symptoms you are giving me, I would be concerned with a bulging disc. I can t make that diagnosis without doing a proper exam, that is why I suggest seeing someone. I suggest starting with chiropractic....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, facet joints, spinal joints
facet joints, spinal joints, facet joint: Dear Bhajan, The pain producing behaviors you have described indicate dysfunction in a few low back structures. When you lean backward, you are increasing the compressive pressure on the disk spaces as well as the facet joints (spinal joints), and this...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, facet syndrome, l4 l5
facet syndrome, l4 l5, lower back pain: That s might be good news, if the pain in your legs is coming from your back, possibly the L4/L5/S1 disc. If it is, it can be nonsurgically reduced with flexion/distraction. If it is a facet syndrome, this usually hurts with extension, but can be effectively...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, lower back pain, clinical sense
lower back pain, clinical sense, chiroweb: Hi Alice, I would recommend seeing a doctor since coughing should have made your low back worse, not better. If possible, an MRI of the low back will show anything pathological or ready to be a clinical issue down the road. Also, putting heat on anything...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain!, concrete flooring, lower back pain
concrete flooring, lower back pain, stretching exercises: If the injury is truly a muscle injury, you will recover in time but you must stretch and strengthen the muscles involved. Try doing some long, slow stretching exercises like yoga to relax the tension in the muscles. If the injury is to your spine, you...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, lidoderm patches, thecal sac
lidoderm patches, thecal sac, bilateral foraminal narrowing: Dear Lori, Unfortunately, I hear this story all the time. You have been sent down the same path many others have been, and with the same results. Even though you have some degeneration and disk injury on MRI, your problem could have effectively been...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, facet joint arthropathy, disc bulge
facet joint arthropathy, disc bulge, sagittal images: The descriptions given are only the method used in the MRI. The T1 and T2 values are related to contrast media used. Although I am not a physician, I would guess that the disc bulge in your lower back (L2-L3) is causing a portion of your pain. It s best...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain 2 surgeries, disc dessication, thecal sac
disc dessication, thecal sac, lumbosacral spine: Hello, Tricia, There are two S1 nerve roots -- left and right. The pain in your leg sounds like nerve pain, but I can t be sure from the information you ve given me without an examination. In any case, a disc fusion without freeing you of the muscular...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, sciatica nerve, spine area
sciatica nerve, spine area, lower back pain: Hello, CHUCK. My name is: TOM. OUCH . I do know this feeling! I also know that this is not something that I myself want to experience again! I Think what you are Dealing with here is what is known as a PINCHED.. SCIATICA NERVE . You can say that...

Back and Neck Injury: lower left back pain, disc spaces, kidney stone
disc spaces, kidney stone, back muscles: Dear Don, thank you for your question. It sounds like you strained your back, running up those stairs, because your back was in a bent position (leaning forward). Then you sat in the car (back bent again) and the pain worsened. At night you probably slept...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, lower back pain, lifting weights
lower back pain, lifting weights, magnesium citrate: Leighton: Thanks for writing! I know of no exercise which will prevent back pain. I suggest you try magnesium citrate, water soluble supplement, It is a specific for muscle spasms. Take it until the bowel movement are easy and normal--ideally every...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, somatic exercises, spastic muscles
somatic exercises, spastic muscles, lawrence gold: Hi, Leighton, Generally, back problems involve muscles in contraction (the back muscles being muscle-bound ), a problem of brain-muscle conditioning. As such, strengthening and stretching are only somewhat effective and ineffective with acute situations....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, lower back pain, lawrence gold
lower back pain, lawrence gold, back muscles: Michelle, Lower back pain is usually a result of tight back muscles. These muscles often relax to some degree with activity, but tighten during periods of inactivity. Your boyfriend s best bet is to have a few sessions with a somatics practitioner....

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, somatic educator, lower back injury
somatic educator, lower back injury, muscular contractions: Tim, The whole thing sounds like muscular contractions and muscle fatigue (soreness). Accidents commonly lead to such contractions as the body s guarding reaction against injury. Retrain your control of your back muscles. The most direct approach...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, psoas muscles, tight muscles
psoas muscles, tight muscles, brain controls: What you have sounds like a muscular tension problem, particularly of the psoas muscles. An orthopedist can t help you, but I wouldn t dissuade you from seeing one just to hear the treatment options offered. Listen to what he has to say, then read the...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain does not go away, nerves of the body, lower back pain
nerves of the body, lower back pain, blessing in disguise: Mike: Thanks for writing! First, let me assure you that if you have Multiple Sclerosis, you have had a back problem for a long time. It is just that the back problem was not hurting you. The back pain is a blessing in disguise, since it has called...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain including pain in the right leg, spinal curvature, lawrence gold
spinal curvature, lawrence gold, lower back pain: Hi, Tawanya, Changes of spinal curvature and lower back pain point to muscular contractures reflexively triggered by the initial injury and reflexively maintained. This type of reflex is not a spinal reflex, but a long-loop reflex to the brain, which...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain/tightness, shock machine, lawrence gold
shock machine, lawrence gold, lower back pain: Hi,Keith, The problem with back spasms is that they are controlled by brain conditioning and can t be stretched out by force or shocked into relaxation. You have to get enough control of the muscles to relax them from inside. It s not difficult. ...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back pain, synovial cyst, mri of the spine
synovial cyst, mri of the spine, hemilaminotomy: Hello, ROSE. My name is: TOM What a Bautiful name you have, My mother shares the same. I do feel for you ROSE:) I wish I could eleviate some of your pain. But that is not how it is going to work. The SYNOVIAL CYST You are going to deal with very...

Back and Neck Injury: lower Rib pain, lower rib pain, left breast
lower rib pain, left breast, hiatal hernia: Without a proper exam I am just speculating, but it sounds like either a pulled muscle or hiatal hernia. Don t get alarmed, this is very common and can be treated very easily without medication. I suggest seeing a chiropractor that can specifically help...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back & right leg.., biomechanical problems, chiroweb
biomechanical problems, chiroweb, durnin: Hi Sarah, It sounds like you have done just about everything you can with the muscles. The one thing you haven t mentioned is manipulation therapy. This works fast for facet and biomechanical problems. Make an appointment with a Chiropractor that comes...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back spasms, somatic exercises, lower back spasms
somatic exercises, lower back spasms, exercise routines: Dear Tom, Spasms are a sign that you haven t developed enough control of the involved muscles or that muscles that have been part of the overall contraction pattern have yet to be addressed by the appropriate exercise. The most common error people make...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back spasms/pain due to compression fractures, lower back spasms, occasional seizures
lower back spasms, occasional seizures, interventional radiologist: Dear Allan, Sorry to hear about all of this, you have had a tough road lately. Now, the compression fractures that you have will never fully heal, and your spinal structure will be changed from this forever. When the compression fractures were new, they...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back spasms, lower back spasm, muscle training program
lower back spasm, muscle training program, lower back spasms: Dear Carole, Your description sounds familiar. It will be necessary for your husband to learn to relax those muscles through a kind of movement training. I have dealt with that kind of pain in the past, with deep abdominal pain that felt like lightning...

Back and Neck Injury: lower back, arm muscles, question steven
arm muscles, question steven, wiegh: Thank for your question, Steven. It sounds like a mechanical back problem, meaning one of your disdcs may have gotten stuck and pinches a nerve, whenever you bend forward. Good news is that it doesn t appear to be ruptured, because the pain is worse in...

Back and Neck Injury: lumbar spine problems, disk protrusion, intervertebral disks
disk protrusion, intervertebral disks, nerve roots: Hi Phyllis, Your spine is in bad shape, it needs some serious work. The Ortho will most likely recommend epidural injections, PT and surgery if conservative approaches fail. The good news is yes, you can overcome most of the problems. The spondylolithesis...

Back and Neck Injury: lumbar strain, lawrence gold, tight muscles
lawrence gold, tight muscles, back muscles: Hi, Sherri, The problem with lumbar pain is generally tight muscles; those are all there is to get strained. A back support may provide some relief, but does not solve the problem. Your back muscles are (probably) too tight, a problem of conditioning....

Back and Neck Injury: lumbar, sacrum coccyx, l5 s1
sacrum coccyx, l5 s1, vertebrae: A posterior bulge refers to the intravertebral disc and there is a bulge to the back side of the vertebrae. L4-L5 and L5-S1 is located at the small of the back. It is the last of the vertebrae before the sacrum/coccyx (tailbone). Any other questions please...

Back and Neck Injury: lumber discs, lawrence gold, low back pain
lawrence gold, low back pain, back muscles: Low back pain is the common result low back muscles that are too tight and compress discs. The pain is usually that of the muscles, themselves, in a state of fatigue and soreness. I can t answer how common it is in that age group. NSAIDs do not correct...

Back and Neck Injury: lumps on my back, muscular contractions, lawrence gold
muscular contractions, lawrence gold, muscular tension: Miguel, When muscles contract, they shorten and thicken; those are the lumps. Contracted muscles tire; that s the pain. Drugs are of little use in regulating muscular contractions, since they are caused by brain conditioning; the muscle spasms result...

Back and Neck Injury: Major back pain, can't bend over, yellow blotches, liver damage
yellow blotches, liver damage, massive pain: Jessica: Thanks for writing! That many advil per day will cause liver damage. Read the label on the bottle. At this point, it appears there is enough stress in your spinal cord that the whole system is ready to pop. When you bent over, the body popped...

Back and Neck Injury: Major posterioor disc protrusion., poor blood supply, furniture deliveries
poor blood supply, furniture deliveries, disc protrusion: Ingrid: Thanks for writing! I am saddened to hear of your son s condition. But there is hope! First, get a book by Dr. Batmanghelidy, How to deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain In that book there are positioning exercises one can do at...

Back and Neck Injury: Micro Discectomy and Laminectomy, micro discectomy, muscular contractions
micro discectomy, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Dear Debbie, Most often, herniated discs result from muscular contractions of the muscles along the spine, which compress the discs between neighboring vertebrae. The same muscular contractions can cause nerve impingements and the symptoms you have described....

Back and Neck Injury: Micro discectomy & laminectomy surgery, micro discectomy, pain nerves
micro discectomy, pain nerves, laminectomy surgery: Acupuncture would be a great way, and they may know some other natural healers also. As of nutrition, I am unsure what is available in Asia, but you can research homeopathic medicines for neurologic complaints on the internet. There are many natural roots...

Back and Neck Injury: Mid and Lower back pain, thecal sac, disc desiccation
thecal sac, disc desiccation, flexion distraction: Hi Shivanand, I don t have a directory for India but there are many Chiropractors that should have this type of table. There are no known side effects of GS with MSM because without it you would die. It makes up cartilage and is made from cartilage. Some...

Back and Neck Injury: Mid Back Pain, mid back pain, spine area
mid back pain, spine area, theragesic: It s hard to give you an exact answer without exam, but here are some ideas. Muscle strain to the trapezius but also rhomboids (between shoulderblades) and it is somewhat caused by the surgery. The muscles most likely tightened up secondary to being in the...

Back and Neck Injury: Middle back pain only in morning while sleeping, muscle spasm, lawrence gold
muscle spasm, lawrence gold, shoulder blade: Rose, Sounds like a muscle spasm. Rather than an injury or strain, it could have to do with a common working position or activity, such as use of a mouse. For more information on mysterious ( idiopathic ) pain, would you read my article on pains at...

Back and Neck Injury: Middle back pain, stiff neck/shoulder w/ headache, back doctors, sinus infection
back doctors, sinus infection, pain killers: Hi Skyler, Cool Name! You are definitely on the right track, an MRI would definitely be advisable. A Chiropractor isn t enough if you have a herniated disc, this would also explain the lack of results with standard manipulation. A DC that specializes...

Back and Neck Injury: Middle back pain, mid back pain, chest muscles
mid back pain, chest muscles, muscle tension: I know exactly what you are talking about. I treated many of fellow students as well as getting treatment myself, it is something I call student syndrome. Sitting at a desk with your head down to read, stretching the muscles in the back of your neck and...

Back and Neck Injury: Mild Curvature of spine, curvature of spine, curvature of the spine
curvature of spine, curvature of the spine, long periods of time: Kristy: Thanks for writing! NO, a mild curvature of the spine will not produce that much pain. But the thing that is causing the mild curvature of the spine will, and that cause is usually a tilt in the foundation that your spine sits on. That foundation...

Back and Neck Injury: Military neck?, migraines headaches, neck adjustments
migraines headaches, neck adjustments, angel wings: I don t know exactly what the angel wings are, but I use a chiropractic technique that specialized in cranial (head)issues, we have great success in migraines, headaches, ADD, etc. There doesn t have to be any neck adjustments with this technique. The...

Back and Neck Injury: Missed a step, lower back hurts!!!!, natural waistline, butt cheeks
natural waistline, butt cheeks, j shawn: Dear Lisa, At this point you are doing the right thing, utilizing ice for pain relief and to control local inflammation. This is probably not anything to worry about. As long as you did not feel any crunching sensation in the low back, and the pain is...

Back and Neck Injury: Mom is in pain, pain mechanism, back muscles
pain mechanism, back muscles, anatomical position: Dear Edith, Sorry to hear about the difficulties your mother is having. I am finding it hard to believe though that she has seen multiple chiropractors and massage therapists who all have not been able to help her out, and that she thinks massaging her...

Back and Neck Injury: Movement of bones in neck, clinical somatic education, lawrence gold
clinical somatic education, lawrence gold, neck trouble: Dear Sean, In my practice, when a person has neck trouble, we see three stages. At the worst stage, the person has pain and can t move very much, but no noises come from the neck with movement. As they begin to learn to relax the tight muscles...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI, central disc protrusion, foraminal stenosis
central disc protrusion, foraminal stenosis, l5 s1: 1. You have a bulging disc that is not touching any nerves. 2. There is something of possible concern in the L5 vertebral body. Beyond that I can t give you any more information without knowing your history and current symptoms. Talk to your neurologists...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI, mri with contrast, ssi disability
mri with contrast, ssi disability, c spine: John, I am not licensed to practice in Florida. I am sure if you see an ortho or D.C., they can do the form. It is illegal for me to act as your primary physician and file SSI without personally examining you. With your MRI findings and job description,...

Back and Neck Injury: I had an MRI done, central canal stenosis, lumbar spondylosis
central canal stenosis, lumbar spondylosis, flexion distraction: Dear Nick, Lumbar spondylosis means that you have degenerative processes starting in you spine to include bony changes of vertebra which may or may not include the joints. This also includes degeneration the last two disks in the spine. A mild bulge indicated...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI, disc protrusion, mri results
disc protrusion, mri results, heath care: Hi Arif, I recommend you look at my last reponses rom revios qustions, you will come to realize that there is an affective treatment for disc protrusion for more than 30 tears. I suggest you visit past questions and answers. http://www.coxtechnic.com/homepage.asp...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI and C- Spine - Numbness and Twitches, thecal sac, disk herniation
thecal sac, disk herniation, c spine: Lina: Thanks for writing! How bad this is depends on whether one has a solution for it or not. Without a non invasive solution, it would require surgeries. With an effective solution, it could be handled. Has surgery been recomended to you? If you...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Cervical without Contrast, mri cervical spine, neural foramen
mri cervical spine, neural foramen, disc herniation: Hi Liz, I certainly will help you, first, check this link for anyone certified in your area. If you have no luck, I will need to call physicians in the area and find you one. This can take a few days since doctors can be hard to reach. Let s hope someone...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI of Cervical Spine without contrast, mri of cervical spine, foraminal stenosis
mri of cervical spine, foraminal stenosis, annular fissure: I don t believe you need surgery, yet. I and many of my colleagues treat these symptoms everyday. It would be easier to describe to you in person the MRI, but I will take a shot. Uncovertebral spurring means there is a bone spur in a specific joint in...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI of the Cervical Spine, ventral thecal sac, cervical spine
ventral thecal sac, cervical spine, brain juice: Sandra: Thanks for writing! To understand this, think about the way the spine is constructed. It is a series of small rounded shape bones stacked on top of one another with a gristle cushion between them . The gristle is the disc. It is very tough around...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI LUMBAR SPINE, mri lumbar spine, neural foraminal narrowing
mri lumbar spine, neural foraminal narrowing, neural foramina: Linda: Thanks for writing! Your husband has degeneration in the bones in his lower back. On this MRI, it did not show to be bad enough to shut off the spinal cord or the nerves coming out of the spinal cord. But, this is only part of the story. Was...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Lumbar Spine, facet arthropathy, mri lumbar spine
facet arthropathy, mri lumbar spine, thecal sac: Gail: Thanks for writing! That report describes a completely abnormal back, even if the patient is 70 years old. Get a different doctor. Basically, what is happening is the back has dried up. It is a dehydration problem. Nothing that is ever done...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Lumbar Spine, mri lumbar spine, central disc herniation
mri lumbar spine, central disc herniation, neural foramen: Hi Lorie, There are a lot of things here that require direct communication to adequately convey the condition and proper treatment. It is imperative you contact me for an opinion on the best course of treatment for this. There are many things you need to...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI of the Lumbar Spine, facet hypertrophy, soft tissue masses
facet hypertrophy, soft tissue masses, mri machine: Pam: The differences between a standing MRI and one done with the patient lying down are considerable. The stress on the spine is much greater when standing. Bones move around and the cushions between your bones may squish out or otherwise change. This...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI of lower back, nerve root, st paul minnesota
nerve root, st paul minnesota, pain meds: I am unsure exactly where the protrusions are, but when they abut they are touching and to posteriorly displace means they have protruded backwards. In short, they are touching the nerve root in those places and can cause interference, such as numbness,...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI of the lumbar spine, central canal stenosis, foraminal stenosis
central canal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, pain management clinic: The key findings, here, have to do with the discs between the lower three lumbar (low back) vertebrae. Dessication means drying out ; the discs have lost plumpness, allowing their vertebrae to come closer together. This is what the diffusely degenerated...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI about Neck pain, thecal sac, home traction
thecal sac, home traction, mri report: Dear Jessica, The reason I sent you so much information is because I really think you should consider trying a good chiropractic physician before you see the neurosurgeon, as their only means of treatment is drugs or surgery...they don t do any conservative...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI - Neck pain, central canal stenosis, degenerative disk disease
central canal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, foraminal stenosis: Dear Linda, The degenerative changes are the result of longer issues in the spine and are not related to the crash, but the diffuse bulge could easily be from the crash. The only true way to know would be if you had an MRI of the neck before the crash...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI RESULTS, spinal canal stenosis, facet hypertrophy
spinal canal stenosis, facet hypertrophy, thecal sac: Ryan: Yes, a fusion one place will throw the wear and tear somewhere else and eventually cause problems there. You mention all of the help you have tried. But what have you done for yourself? Health is a do it your self project. Try the book I mentioned....

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Reading, thecal sac, spine curvature
thecal sac, spine curvature, mri reading: Melissa: Thanks for writing! This says that the cushions (pieces of gristle or cartilage} between the bones in your neck are drying up. And your neck is curving the wrong way. It should curve toward the front of the body, but it does not do that as much...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Report, spinal canal stenosis, foraminal stenosis
spinal canal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, degenerative disc disease: Shelly, I can not give you an exact answer about surgery, that is not my field. I can explain some of the MRI findings and give you my OPINION. The MRI says there is nothing wrong with you neck except for C5/6-C6/7, which there is some minor bulging of the...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Report, focal disc herniation, facet hypertrophy
focal disc herniation, facet hypertrophy, degenerative disc disease: Dear Wanda, Disc bulging, pain, nerve sensations (around hip bones) and scoliosis are typical consequences of overcontracted spinal muscles. The approach I recommend is to retrain oneself to be able to relax those muscles. It s a fairly straight-forward...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Results, disk protrusion, cartilage destruction
disk protrusion, cartilage destruction, third world countries: Hi Marty, Few people anymore get steroid shots for OA because the cure is worse than the disease. Actually, there is a treatment that is as close to a cure as you can get. I am sure you are aware or heard of it, glucosamine sulfate. No it isn t a pain...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI Results, foraminal stenosis, lumbar vertebra
foraminal stenosis, lumbar vertebra, thecal sac: To put the impression in plain words, you have a disc in your lower back that is pushing out from between your 4th and 5th lumbar vertebra (L4-5 disc extrusion). It is pushing out on the front side toward your abdomen (migrated cephalad) and is pressing against...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI reading, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs
degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, lawrence gold: Debbie, Bone spurs, narrowing discs, headaches and nerve symptoms arise from heightened and persistent contraction of the neck muscles. You can learn to relax and improve control of those muscles. Symptoms usually disappear upon relaxation. Somatic...

Back and Neck Injury: are MRI readings subjective to who ever reads them?, thecal sac, soft tissue damage
thecal sac, soft tissue damage, disc desiccation: Gail, I am a lawyer, not a doctor. I can tell you the radiology report is similar to many I have seen, is not doubletalk and does not indicate you have no problems, only that your problems are probably soft tissue , not disc related. I suggest you ask your...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI report, facet arthrosis, cerebellar tonsils
facet arthrosis, cerebellar tonsils, foraminal stenosis: Dear Rita, This report actually has minimal findings on it. The main issues are that you have some desiccation (which means disk degeneration/thinning due to loss of hydration or water content), and some backward bulging of the disk material. Indention...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI restults, central canal stenosis, spinal fushion
central canal stenosis, spinal fushion, disc herniation: The MRI results show typical scarring and disc degeneration in the area but no evidence of anything new or recurring. The only point of interest would be the mild to moderate pressure against the spinal cord sac which can cause pain in some patients and not...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI result confusion, neural foraminal stenosis, paracentral disc protrusion
neural foraminal stenosis, paracentral disc protrusion, disc herniation: To me it doesn t sound like there are many changes, none that are life altering. T11-12 disc protrusion -- there could be some discomfort. L4-5 -- disc bulge could cause some nerve irritation and discomfort. Mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI result/head and neck pain, foraminal encroachment, headaches and neck pain
foraminal encroachment, headaches and neck pain, head and neck pain: In a word, yes -- but that s a bit of an oversimplification. Body posture and movement reflect muscular function, controlled by brain-level sensory-motor learning. Headaches are a reflexive result to contracted cervical muscles (retraction of the neck...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, jelly donuts, nerve root
jelly donuts, nerve root, mri results: Beth: Thanks for writing! In order to underestand what this means, we have to have some basic anatomical facts in mind. The backbone, head to hips, is actually 24 separate bones. Between these bones, one has gristly cushion. These cushions are...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, anterior thecal sac, hand muscles
anterior thecal sac, hand muscles, nerve irritation: First, a spondylosis is a slippage of the vertebrae, usually anterior and with it being at C6-7, that is where the curve of the neck changes to meet the curve of the upper back. The effacement of the anterior thecal sac means the disc is bulging a bit....

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, l5 s1, disc bulge
l5 s1, disc bulge, lawrence gold: Jennifer, Sounds like the stress of your job led to hypercontracted paraspinal muscles, with attendant muscle fatigue, disc compression and vertebral displacement. The most problematic element of your description is the annular tear. Sometimes, that...

Back and Neck Injury: MRI results, thecal sac, neural foramina
thecal sac, neural foramina, lateral recesses: While I am not a physician, radiologist, or neurosurgeon, I can give you some basic information on the MRI data that you have provided. It seems that you have mild disc problems in your lower back. It also appears that you have some narrowing of some...