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Chiropractic Adjustment Side Effects
I have a bad neck I see the chiropractor here and there for adjustment, sometimes the right side of my face will feel tense not numb how come?
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
Risk: Cervical manipulation may seem attractive but there is a risk of the manipulation. The maneuver can rarely cause a tear of the inner lining of the vertebral artery at the C1-2 level. There have been numerous reports of this happening. The result is damage to the brain stem and spinal cord called "locked In", paralysis from the level of the eyes down. Don't have the manipulation!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on whether : It was there to begin with ;severity as well if any radiation into limbs as well if associated with any other neurologic issues like numbness.If symptoms are troublesome ; persisting/worsening, see physician for evaluation. If resolves, inform chiropractor as to what occurred to avoid any future issues. You may have a spinal instability or spinal stenosis or a large disc herniation or combo. ...Read more
See a Spine Surgeon: By weakness, are you referring to new onset arm or leg weakness? You need to get quickly evaluated by a spinal surgeon. If you are having progressive arm(s)/leg(s) weakness, then you will need to present to your local emergency room. Your cervical spine has to be evaluated with advanced imaging to ensure that you do not have any cord compression or severe stenosis. ...Read more
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
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
With the chiropractic adjustment and correct placement...No doubt a costochondral separation of 2nd rib. What areas are affected by this injury?
Back and chest: The second rib has three attachments. Thoracic vertebral body, transverse process and costal cartilage in front. If it's separated and moves about it can cause pain in the intercostal (between rib) muscles above and below due to compression and stretch injury. See an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation and treatment plan. ...Read more
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