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what to do if i have a bit of muscle on my back but i need a chiro to realign my spine and scapula would it still be possible?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Consider: Active exercise therapy along with chiropractic care since anything that is done to you passively will only give you limited relief.
Answered on Jul 19, 2014
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Stretching exercises to improve flexibility will help reduce back pain too.
Jul 19, 2014
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
See an MD first: Chiropractic offers a deep massage but no actual diagnosis or long term treatment. It is based on an old theory, long outmoded and proven to be a fantasy. If you have a physical issue, check with your regular MD for diagnosis and he can recommend deep massage if that is the problem. Deep massage is probably best administered via a physical therapist.
Answered on Feb 16, 2017
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Why ?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro ? What will alignment do? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. Chiro is essentially a scam. Or at best a massage
Answered on May 12, 2017

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