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After A Chiropractic Adjustment
Nor necessarily : Muscles, tendons and joints sometime take longer than the 24 hours that you would anticipate to recover from manipulation.. This would be particularly true if the was damage to the area prior to treatment. ...Read more
Dizziness after chiropractic neck manipulation. Already 1 week but not getting better. Will more chiro adjustments rectify the problem?
See your MD: The vascular system that feeds the coordination and connection between the spinal cord and the brain run through the cervical spine; alterations of vertebrae in this area can therefore potentially cause symptoms of vertigo, lightheadedness as well as others. You should see your medical doctor to assess your symptoms who might then refer you to a neurologist before doing any other manipulations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Condition Specific: While all spinal conditions show the best results with a combination of spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) and physical rehabilitation. Massage may be beneficial to assist with acute pain and to facilitate chiropractic and rehabilitation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This can happen after any manual manipulation. It doesn't mean anything was necessarily wrong with the adjustment, but it could have caused a muscle spasm that leads to a headache. If you notice any other symptoms, like slurring of words or one sided weakness, see a physician immediately. With a hx of a spinal fusion though, be very cautious with who you see and how much is done. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Yes: A herniated disc is a contraindication to manipulation....You could make it worse. ...Read more
Yes but it depends: Chiropractors can often help neck pain, but it depends on the cause of the neck pain and the type of chiropractor-some are much better than others. There are many different styles of chiropractic.I prefer those who use gentle techniques like direct non-force, network & activator.Besides medication, consider seeing an osteopath who does manipulation, massage therapy, physical therapy or acupuncture. ...Read more
How often should a chiropractic manipulation be conducted for minor lower back pain and maintenance?
Low back pain: Chiropractic care is an integral part of treatment for arthritis of spine and back injuries. In general, the treatments are 2 to 3 times a week for the first month and then taper off. If the pain persists or recurs despite repeated sessions, alternative treatment such as physical therapy or cortisone injections may be a better treatment alternative. ...Read more
Maybe: There are many treatment philosophies after acl reconstruction. If your surgeon is able to take the time to go over your rehabilitation progress and instruct you on the exercises needed to restore function, the physical therapy is not needed. On the other hand, a physical therapist can often give you the time and attention needed to progress. ...Read more
Can massage therapy be good for L5 s1 3mm retrolisthesis where I have a herniated disc? Is a tens device better therapy?
Both can help: Massage will help with some of the sore muscles that are aggravated by the irritated nerves and the tens unit is very good for pain control by something called "gate theory", both modalities work in different ways and both can be of benefit. Physical therapy is the best for this though, so keep that up! strengthening the supporting musculature and core will help stabilize the slip and herniation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Once you've healed and have been given clearance, you can resume all other therapy. ...Read more
Consider a DO: You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither?: A sprain of the knee ususally needs rest, ice, perhaps compression and elevation along with perhaps splinting and use of crutches. Rice therapy. After the initial insult and it is tolerable, range of motion exercises and therapy may be needed. You may need to see a physical therapist. There are other modalities to use. Massage may calm you but it is not mainstay of therapy. ? Chiropractic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
T6/7 disc herniation doing PT neurosurgeon said no surgery yet reevaluate in 6months. Will osteopathic therapy help? Chiro is not an option for me
Relaxation: Pain is often intensified by ones perception of it. If one spends evry hour focused on the pain and stressed about the pain the pain can be more painful. Heat, stretching, massage relaxation, watching a favorite comedy, etc are all things that can help lessen ones perception of pain. Meds work by blocking the pain proteins that cause ones nerves to fire. The 2 in combo work best. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Why would s/he?: Someone already trained in shiatsu massage is presumably competent to practice his/her own area of complementary and alternative medicine (cam). Unless s/he wants to also learn about other treatments and systems of healing that are part of cam, it seems unnecessary. An "overview" course in cam would probably be less in depth in any one area than needed to really practice that modality well. ...Read more
Might there be some risks when seeking a chiropractic care for spinal subluxations-misalignments?
Depends: If you have severe associated stenosis (pinched nerves) with the spinal subluxations-misalignments, then i would avoid chiropractic manipulations. However, a good chiropractor would obtain this history from you and avoid manipulations and focus on other treatments instead. ...Read more
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