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What will the chiropractor do to fix my back pain?

What will the chiropractor do to fix my back pain?

Depends. : Depends on the cause of your pain and their findings in physical exam. In general though, they manipulate and realign the spine in their treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Ayo Adu
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Chiropractors (Definition)

Chiropractors are licensed professionals who practice a form of alternative medicine in treating patients with health problems relating to the body's muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They usually focus on manipulating and adjusting the spine ...Read more


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Could chiropractors help with back pain?

Could chiropractors help with back pain?

Not long term: Most cases I see are due to sitters disease or gait (ex; foot position). But you need to identify the origin and rule out more serious causes. Any neurologic issues like numbness in the legs, no muscle weakness, no fever, no urinary pain, fever, genital discharge, acute trauma, insect bites, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO8Il3vdxQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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Please tell me, could chiropractors help with back pain?

Yes: Yes they most certainly can. They are well trained and very knowledgeable. I believe you should also see a person who specializes in backs like a rehab doctor (physiatrist) and a physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, pain management doctor. All these different specialties bring something different to the table. I would choose one person to quarterback the plan forward, even you. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with back pain caused by scoliosis?

Can chiropractors help with back pain caused by scoliosis?

Chiropractor: Possible, many time the pain you've experienced is not due to the scoliosis especially if it is less than 15 degrees. Not a substitute for exercise but may be a wonderful adjunct. Many excellent chiropractors that can advise you on life long back maintenance. ...Read more

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I'm had chronic low back pain for a year with no improvement after seeing 3 chiropractors, any suggestions?

I'm had chronic low back pain for a year with no improvement after seeing 3 chiropractors, any suggestions?

See a spine surgeon: Consult with a board certified spine surgeon to get an opinion regarding more specific options such as injections or surgery. It will not go away on its own at this late stage. ...Read more

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I've seen a chiropractor and physiotherapist but none of them have been able to find out the root cause of my back pain. Should I see an osteopath?

I've seen a chiropractor and physiotherapist but none of them have been able to find out the root cause of my back pain. Should I see an osteopath?

1. Family MD 2. MRI : If you have had back pain lasting more than 6 weeks you should be evaluated by your family physician and they should order an MRI. If the MRI Is positive you will be referred to a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do about my lower back pain without having to go to the chiropractor all the time?

Get a proper answer: Chiropractors do not diagnose but merely treat with deep massage based upon an outmoded theory of disease causation. The deep massage can sometimes temporarily relieve pain, but cannot treat the cause nor cure the condition. If you are going repeatedly to a chiro, then you have confirmed this understanding. For chronic pain or dysfunction, see your orthopedic specialist soon. ...Read more

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Could the shape of my back cause severe back pain, especially after an accident, and after treatment from a chiropractor?

More than likely : There are changes in the appearance related to the pain from your injury. A loss of the sway in the neck and/or back is a result of muscle pull/ tension/spasm not a cause. There are also deformities that can affect spine appearance and can also at a role in pain like kyphosis and spondylolisthesis. See a spine specialist if not improving ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain, i had manengitis when i was younger but the back pain never went away, i've seen a chiropractor several times no effect?

Meningitis: I would check with a neurologist and go over your pain pattern and ask about side effects. There are different types of meningitis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to see a chiropractor for lower back pain?

Is it safe to see a chiropractor for lower back pain?

Usually: Chiropractors offer a benign, deep massage which is usually safe. But they do not cure and are not interested in cures. They want you to keep coming back. You should see an orthopedic specialist if you have low back pain for proper diagnosis and a treatment plan which could work. ...Read more

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I am thinking of seeing a chiropractor for my low back pain but I ahve never seen one. Is it dangerous?

I am thinking of seeing a chiropractor for my low back pain but I ahve never seen one. Is it dangerous?

Possible: Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. if you are not better soon (less than 10 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist. Surgery is typically reserved for those with weakness, sensation changes or persistent pain despite all conservative care and injections done have not provided relief. ...Read more

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I’ve been dealing with back pain since May. I’ve tried the chiropractor and physical therapy. I’ve also tried deep tissue massage. While it seems to help for the evening, I go back to sitting at my desk all day the next day and end up with the same pain.

I’ve been dealing with back pain since May. I’ve tried the chiropractor and physical therapy. I’ve also tried deep tissue massage. While it seems to help for the evening, I go back to sitting at my desk all day the next day and end up with the same pain.

Back pain: Back pain can have many characteristics that help to know the origin of pain.
Does the pain run to the gluteal region? Does the pain run to the leg? Increase when walking, stooping and charging? decrease at bedtime or with activity? Do you have loss of strength in one or both legs? Does one or both legs fall asleep?
I recommend you go with a Physiatrist (Rehabilitation Doctor) ...Read more

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Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

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 more

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Pregnant with low back pain. Heard there’s a good chiropractor in town. Is that safe?

Pregnant with low back pain. Heard there’s a good chiropractor in town. Is that safe?

It depends: If you are pregnant, you should avoid traditional chiro adjustments but chiropractors also use a small instrument to perform adjustments while you rest comfortably on your side or back. ...Read more

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Recently developed numb back pain that spikes when bending. Visit to a chiropractor says it's compression. What are my treatment options?

See a Spinal surgeon: And get investigated to get a proper diagnosis made. He'll be doing xrays, mri/ct scans to make the diagnosis. Then start treating you with non operative measures with pain meds, pt, tens unit, back strengthening exercises. If no response or still getting worse, with developing neuro symptoms/signs, then surgery for decompressing the nerve by discectomy or relieving the stenosis would be advised. ...Read more

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Upper back pain, slight curve in spine. Chiropractor says i need 40+ session. Second opinion? Please see xray: http://tinypic.Com/r/f4oetj/5

Upper back pain, slight curve in spine. Chiropractor says i need 40+ session. Second opinion? Please see xray: http://tinypic.Com/r/f4oetj/5

Second opinion yes: Nice idea to show us the xray very useful not a very bad curve in a 38 year old person i would definitely seek another opinion upper back pain can be very hard to treat but is not usually indicative of serious pathology and i would tend to doubt that the curve has much to do with it / seek out an orthopedic spine specalist perhaps best of luck with this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more