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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic o ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Moving the vertebrae: Spine manipulation is a technique to manually move the vertebrae of the spine. The goal is to relieve pressure on the nerves of the spine that are cau ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
I am VERY leery: of any kind of neck adjustment in a person such as yourself who has known neck arthritis, and is of an age where there may be vascular disease. These ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rosin
47 years experience in Internal Medicine
For lumbar pain: Lumbar spinal manipulation is probably effective for patients with uncomplicated low back pain who cannot take or tolerate other pain relieving measu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If no pain no worry: If no symptoms in terms of pain or neurologic symptoms or findings, don't worry unless physician believes that the spine has an instability then you w ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form o ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Complex: The spine is made up of bones (vertebra) stacked on top of each other in a specific alignment. The spinal cord runs within a central bony tunnel that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amogh Sahai
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Typically not: Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle. If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger poin ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neck pain: Chiropractor not recommended , physical therapy recommended , dangerous to have neck manipulation with neck disease.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Self image is good: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially : Degenerative disc disease, as described by your description of the protrusion at L4-5 , is one of the most common causes of back pain. Many options ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: If you are speaking of scoliosis or structural kyphosis, there are no studies to show that chiropractic manipulations can correct these conditions.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See a Neurosurgeon -: who will examine you and take it from there. Without knowing how all this is affecting you, it'll be difficult for anyone to answer your questions. Yo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Can be!: More likely from disk herniation or arthritic spur.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
MRI result?: So- what does this mean? It is common for MRI of the c-spine to show degenerative changes. Impingement of the thecal sac is not normally concerning. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
50-50: The data is conflicting...Some studies say yes while others show no differences compared to other treatments or placebo. In my experience it tends to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
Decompression: Non surgical lumbar decompression is a form of traction therapy. In the lumbar area this is accomplished by pulling a pelvic harness in opposite dire ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: If you are having symptoms (problems) relating to cord compression (numbness, tingling, weakness, poor hand control, trouble walking, bladder control ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Need more info: Para spinal meals something on or near the spine. It's hard to give you more information without knowing why you had the MRI in the first place and wi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: However there is thoracic kyphosis. And a young person this can be postural. Exercises may help. However a structural curve will not usually improve w ... Read More

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