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Doctor insights on: Chiropractic Manipulation Good Treatment Therapy

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Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Yes: There are many chiropractic offices that also provide physical therapy techniques and modalities (TENS, Ultrasound therapy, etc.) If combined with exercises and proper home care instructions, this therapy can be very viable. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for trapped nerve - chiropractic, ostepathy or accupuncture?

What is a good treatment for trapped nerve - chiropractic, ostepathy or accupuncture?

Improved symptoms.: I will speak only for acupuncture. Acupuncture will not un-trap the nerve. However, it can improve circulation of blood, movement of lymph, neural activity & balance of chi in the areas surrounding & impacted by the nerve. It can markedly reduce inflammation of that tissue. Neurologists request acupuncture for a # of people i see for this reason. ...Read more

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Can chiropratic therapy improve back pain? What else is it good for ?

See PT or chiro: Back pain can be caused by many things. If you are young and having mild back pain it is probably musculoskeletal in origin. If the pain is severe or if you have any numbness or weakness you should see a doctor immediately. If the pain is not severe then seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor could be very helpful. Good posture, stretching and regular aerobic exercise is also helpful. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Yes and no: For tension headaches or those starting in the neck can see some benefit from chiro manipulation. Be careful of what is promised. Get an eval and some treatment but have reasonable expectations. You should not have to be sold on a treatment. Especially decompression machines. ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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Could lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Could lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

It is quite likely: Spondylosis patients often respond well to chiropractic adjustments. Recent studies show that those with chronic low back pain show the most improvement with chiropractic, versus physical therapy and medications. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic manipulation have a positive affect on kyphosis?

Depends Upon cause: It depends upon the cause of the kyphosis. If the one is dealing with juvenile hyperkyphosis syndrome/ Scheurmann's disease, there is a congenital structural problem that will not change. In that case, it may be beneficial to prevent progression or be palliative. There may be better results in a functional, rather than structural, caused kyphosis. ...Read more

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