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Chiropractor vs medical doctor

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 21 years experience
It depends: The natural history of lbp is to resolve, but depending on the underlying diagnosis, your pain can be alleviated.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
OMM: Low back pain is one of the areas where osteopathic manipulation has been shown to be particularly effective. Osteopathic medicine includes the same m... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Depends: A chiropractor will offer a deep massage which might temporarily give some relief. You need a medical doctor, preferably a physiatrist or orthopod, t... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Sciatica: Both can treat this. If you are sure its sciatica then you must have some imaging (MRI) done - then talk to your doctor as to what is the next step eg... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
No: Its not illegal to have a home office.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Chiropractics: Unlike a common belief that many of those are quacks, i believe that there are conditions that can be treated with success by chiropractors such as mu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Yes: A chiropractor is a doctor. That's what the dc stands for in his title. At least that's true in most/all states in the usa. May not be true in other c... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Sensitivity: Likely contact dermatitis. have topical medium strength to high potency steroids been tried
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Patino
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Documentation: The lower back has variety of causes we need to establish the origin including performing some orthopedic test and imaging as xrays and MRI while try ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Yes, they work : With necks, specifically manual manipulation of the neck and cervical spine. However, make sure you have a clear diagnosis and imaging before starting... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Neck manipulation: High velocity manipulation can come with risks. I incurred an injury with high velocity manipulation. However neck manipulation can be quite helpful... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
A Bunch: Chiropractors limit (or should) their practice to manual manipulation of joints. Be wary of other "offerings" such as acupuncture, traction decompres... Read More
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