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Will chiropractor help withrotator cuff tear

A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Usually an orthopedic surgeon determines if surgical intervention or physical therapy is indicate
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily.: You're best served by seeing an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes in shoulders. If you have a rotator cuff tear, you'd need one anyw ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: See an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends somewhat on the exact diagnosis. A simple strain or "tear" of a muscle in the neck should be pretty well resolved by 8 weeks. So if you a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
yes: I can't really think of any shoulder tear that's more than 2 weeks old that shouldn't have a trial of rehab (as opposed to immediate surgery). Many ti ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
40 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
should pain: Yes. Mri usually just for diagnosis before operation. Physical examination is easy to diagnose the ligment or tendon tears. The best treatment for you ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
50 years experience Anesthesiology
These symptoms: May have no relationship to one another. A strained rotator cuff and forearm paresthesias (tingling) warrant at least a cursory talk with an advice nu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Data says No: Current research says not really.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes.: Chiropractic care is a good option for conservative care of back problems.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe. Not known.: A chiropractor is not a medical doctor. It is better to see a physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor) or see an Orth ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Offer moral support: Chiropractors can help by talking with reflux patients and offering moral support as patients try to eat the proper anti-reflux low-acid diet, as they ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask around: Back and neck pain are very common, affecting 60-80 percent if the population; so in all likelihood some of you'd r friends and neighbors probably hav ... Read More
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