A 54-year-old female asked:
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i have chronic ptt pain after an ankle sprain. i also get recurrent lower back pain (lbp) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. can a chiropractor treat the lbp?

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes.
Answered on May 18, 2017
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Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
A chiropractor might help with you low back pain, but if you have significant muscle imbalance, or a functional limb length discrepancy secondary to your chronic PTTD, you might want to consider orthotics to assist in reposition of your foot, ankle, knee, hips and lower back. It would be in your best interest to seek out a WELL-TRAINED and ethical foot and ankle specialist for your concerns
Apr 23, 2015
Dr. Steven Bernstein
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Consult: It would be best to consult an orthopedic surgeon.
Answered on Apr 27, 2015
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Dr. Kiley Reynolds
25 years experience Pain Management
Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 10, 2015
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