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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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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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Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Will lumbar spondylosis respond to chiropractic manipulation?

Chiro #1 for Back Pn: Chiropractic has been proven to be the #1 treatment for low back pain. Chiropractic is effective in treating this condition. Research demonstrates spinal manipulation and specific rehabilitation in conjunction the best management. Research also demonstrates that once you have back pain, it will reoccur. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help you manage it through adjustments and home exercise programs ...Read more

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Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Yes,but: generally speaking yes,most of them knows exactly when to do it, and when it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

Chiro Specialists: While traditional spinal manipulation in the United States was originally performed by osteopaths to increase blood flow, Doctors of Chiropractic have specialized and recognized the importance of central (brain) nervous system changes with adjustments. Osteopaths typically do not manipulate today. Typically, physiotherapy utilizes modalities to relax muscles, and exercise to stabilize. ...Read more

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For mild musculoskeletal pain --- osteopath or chiropractor?

For mild musculoskeletal pain --- osteopath or chiropractor?

It depends: If the pain is really mild, try to stay away from doctors. They may want to do an x-ray, etc.. However, if you are on medications like statins, such pain may be indicative of a more serious problem like rhabdomyolysis. Nerve pain may be indicative of diabetes. If it's back pain, try to strengthen your muscle core. For backs and necks, i say chiropractor. For pain elsewhere, i say osteopath. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt which is better?

Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt which is better?

Low back pain: The belt that provides the best pain relief and comfort for your back is the best belt for you. Belts are not a panacea but an adjunct to other treatments to relieve low back pain or to protect you from repeat or future injury to the low back. ...Read more

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Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Most experienced: Both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons can be trained to perform arthroplasty. I have trained hundreds of both and those with the most commitment to excellence, experience, surgical skill, thoughtful decision making and ultimately commitment to their patients, whether neuro or ortho are best. I encourge you to find a surgeon who has committed experience. ...Read more

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Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Back surgery - spine ortho vs neurosurgeon?

Ortho biased: As an orthopaedic surgeon, i feel our 5yrs of residency plus fellowship training in spine surgery, give us an advantage in treating spinal problems. We are well versed in biomechanics, bone healing and metabolism, as well as biomaterials. Our knowledge base is grounded in musculoskeletal care, which includes bone, joint, muscle, nerve, ligament, tendon and skin. ...Read more

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Physical therapy vs. Physiatry? Which is better for neck pains?

Physical therapy vs. Physiatry?  Which is better for neck pains?

Different: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who takes a history, reviews your records, & examines you to identify the source of your pain & give a medical diagnosis. A physical therapist can evaluate your neck and design therapies (stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, heat, traction, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization). Best to get a diagnosis first, them customize therapy for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Physical therapist or chiropracter for back pain?

Physical therapist or chiropracter for back pain?

Both: At our institute we have both. I feel thar formal physical therapy is important. I feel that a well-trained chiropractor can also help. If either makes you feel worse, then i would stop that type of treatment. ...Read more

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Can osteopathic doctors perform upper cervical manipulation like chiropractors do?

OMT: Osteopathic physicians who perform omt can do so for cervical, thoracic and lumbar region pain. They can also prescribe any medications appropriate to assist with your recovery. It all depends on their level of training and expertise. ...Read more

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Will chiropractic help lumbar pain?

Will chiropractic help lumbar pain?

Best Non-Invasive: Chiropractic is probably best known for dealing with lumbar pain. Of course, it depends upon the condition that is causing the pain. Research has shown chiropractic to be the better than physical therapy and medications for treating low back pain. ...Read more

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Could chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Could chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Yes: Working with a chiropractor is a common conservative treatment option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Sometimes: Back manipulation provide some benifits especially if the problems are due to to facet joint disease. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Can chiropractic manipulation correct vertebral malalignment in lumbar spinal stenosis?

Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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