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Can a chiropractor permanently fix scoliosis or lumbago in the back?

Can a chiropractor permanently fix scoliosis or lumbago in the back?

No: Scoliosis refers to the shape of your spine, and lumbago to symptoms you experience. Chiropracters may help relieve your back pain, but do not change the anatomy of your spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

I have slight scoliosis. Experience low back pain. Have been receiving spinal manipulation treatments. Now get tingle sensations low back what's wrong?

Nerve root irritatio: Tingle sensation means some nerve root irritation.Will stop manipulation while the tingle persist and if continues will need an EMG and if positive an mri. ...Read more

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400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis. Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

400 mg of ibuprofen daily is enough to handle the chronic low back pain from my scoliosis.  Is this amount daily dangerous for the long term?

Yes it can: With GERD, repeated use of ibuprofen can cause erosions and lead to ulcers in your esophagus or stomach. At least you should use a GI protectant if you need this drug, and regular evals for anemia, kidney and liver function. Remember most GI bleeds are painless. ...Read more

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Awful low back pain. Gets difficult to walk, sit, and stand. 1 week. H/o scoliosis, bulging disc l4-l5. What's causing it? Why is it so debilitating?

Acute lumbar Syndrom: Most likely you had an acute lumbar syndrome characterized by muscle spasm. The this really depends on whether it be the bulging disc or something else is causing. Usually the rest can help. If you are still in such pain, please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Awful low back pain. Scoliosis. L4-l5 bulging disc. 1 year last time pain. Hurts to walk, sit, do anything . Radiates to thighs. What's causing this?

Awful low back pain. Scoliosis. L4-l5 bulging disc. 1 year last time pain. Hurts to walk, sit, do anything . Radiates to thighs. What's causing this?

Lumbar Muscle Spasm: If you have a bulging disc at l-4/l-5 probably irritated a nerve by twisting, bending, lifting, etc. Now have spasm compressing the nerves. ...Read more

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I have severe low back pain on the lower right side & bulging disc & harrington rods for scoliosis, my curvature was at a 69°.Tingling legs & arms?

Spine: After a fusion arthritis can occur above and below the fused segments of the spine. It sounds like your surgery was many years ago. If you so not have a spine surgeon it would be a good idea to see someone soon to have a look at your back and gets some new x-rays. ...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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Can physiotherapy fix minor scoliosis? Or do I need a chiropractor? My upper back curves sideways and produces pain.

Can physiotherapy fix minor scoliosis? Or do I need a chiropractor? My upper back curves sideways and produces pain.

See an MD: Scoliosis can be painful and cause other problems as well. You should see an orthopedic specialist to determine the degree of curve and what treatments are available. Chiropractic can offer little help in this condition except the short term good feeling from a deep massage. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more