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Chiropractor Vs Orthopedic
I just began seeing a chiropractor for problems originating in my lower spine, already improving, but was wondering if I should see an orthopedic too?
Probably not: Your chiropractor would tell you if you need to see ortho. Be well. ...Read more
Who can pop femoral heads that have been displaced from their socket? Orthopedic surgeons or chiropractors?
Orthopedics: True dislocated hips need orthopedic cate to protected femoral head blood supply true dislocations are high energy events MVA and falls ...Read more
Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Neither! Instead...: The best choice is probably neither! Surgeons are appropriate if you need surgery but that should be the last resort, not first treatment to try. Chiropractors often help back pain but may not help arm and shoulder pain. I advise a family doc or physiatrist (Doc specializing in Physical Medicine). They may refer you to a physical therapist. Acupuncture and micro-current may help you as well. ...Read more
Primary care doctor.: Chiropractor can sometimes help. See primary care doc before orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Should I go to the chiropractor for my hip pain? I'm a 37 year old woman, I fell on the ice a 1 1\2 ago and ever since I have had right hip pain only when I sleep and sometime when I'm sitting at my desk. I went to an orthopedic doctor and had x-rays and
Hello.: Hello. Ssorry to hear about your hip pain. Glad to hear you are trying healthy options like yoga and stretching. Osteopaths also do manipulation. Not all insurance plans cover chiropractics but should cover treatment from an osteopath (check your policy) you could also consider medical acupuncture. Acupuncture has been practices for thousands of years I china. Very thin (much more narrow that needles that are used for blood or to give shots) are used with electricity (or without electrical stimulation). This is used to move stagnant blood, lymph, energy and qi. Often when there is recurrent pain, your nerves have developed a certain pattern of functioning. The acupuncture can change those patterns and return to a healthy state. It is quite remarkable. ...Read more
Hard pressure on my feet, feet&leg hurt which doctor (chiropractor, physical therapist, podiatrist, orthopedic, or acupunpuncturist or?)should I see
Any one of the Docs:
Would do, so as to be properly evaluated and Diagnosed and treatment started.
Good Luck. ...Read more
My husband went to a chiropractor for upper back neck pain. He performed a neck adjustment and my husband has been dizzy 24/7 since. MRI and CT show no arterial dissection. He has a herniated disc at C6-C7. He's seen an ENT and orthopedic surgeon, and no
Needs further evalua: Does he get dizzy when he turns our bend his neck? He may have instability. He needs a full cervical xray exam including bending views to check for instability. What did the MRI of the cervical spine show? Is there stenosis or cord compression? He should not have any manipulations on his neck any more. If his surgeon can not figure out what is going on, does not hurt to get a second opinion. ...Read more
Neck/shoulder pain: Each has its advantages. Personally, I would get x-ray & exam from orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Hello. I'm 20 year old girl with 's' shaped scholiosis. My chiropractor recommended me to an orthopedist. What cani do myself because I can't afford bills? Please.
Sorry about that:
i am sorry to hear that you cannot afford the orthopedist. It seems important that you see one.
You apparently can afford the "chiro". I would recommend that you forgo your next appointment with him or her and see the do or md spine specialist. Your time and money will be well spent getting that expert opinion and advice.
Best of luck... ...Read more
A DO: Is a good nonoperative back choice. Osteopathic doctor. Fellowship trained spine surgeon for operative care (severe leg pain), neurosurgeons treat herniated discs daily. Additional choices. ...Read more
When I stand or walk after 5 minutes I get a burning pain above my left buttocks and have to sit immediately = I have seen a doctor and a physio and have to either see a chiropractor or a orthopaedic specialist = I have also had a cortisone injection?
Lower back problem im a 39 yrs old male, with lower back pain. I threw it out a year ago, and the pain is unbearable on somedays. I have been wondering if a chiropracor is the best way to go or a orthopedic?
If you have intermittent back pain you could start with either.
If you have other symptoms such as constant, worsening back pain, leg pain, numbness, tingling, bowel and bladder problems, weight loss, fevers, chills, night sweats, significant back injury or history of cancer, then you should start with primary care doctor, pain doctor or spine surgeon.
If you do not get relief from the chiropractor then I would recommend seeing a medical doctor, preferably spine specialist. ...Read more
Sciatica: Chiropractic does play a role. Before you go make sure you are fully evaluated by an md. ...Read more
Chiropractic: I'm sure some chiropractors would say yes -- as there are all different forms of practice. However, this might not be the most direct route to feeling better unless your anxiety is directly tied to anatomic problems in your spine. Some chiropractors are more interested in nutrition which may play a part in anxiety; others are not. You'd have to ask the specific chiropractor what s/he does. ...Read more
From across the room: There is no rational reason to ever see a chiropractor while pregnant. If you were seeing one prior to the pregnancy, and have persistent symptoms, you should be evaluated by an orthopod. Nothing that happens in pregnancy should ever be approached in any manner by a chiropractor. ...Read more
Yes and NO: Chiropractors can help with tmj/tmd symptoms, including tinnitus. But the best chiropractors that I work with have an excellent knowledge of tmd and know better than to manipulate the jaw. So I would recommend if they work had in hand with a tmd specialist and vise versa. Often the chiropractic adjustments may not hold due to the bite needing realignment or a mouthpiece. ...Read more
Absolutely not!: @ Ur age any residual scoliosis can't B changed they only increase during Ur growth period. If films were done lying down, it could just B from Ur positioning on the table. Curves can only B corrected during early growth period by bracing, or if severe by surgery. Going 2 a DC 4 this is a waste of money & time. Don't B fooled ...Read more
There are good: Chiropractors & bad ones. A chiropractor going above what he/she is trained to do, is a bad one. A chiropractor making false claims, & promising patient things not evidence based is not doing the right thing for their vulnerable and trusting patient, but taking advantage. One that manipulates the cervical spine without first obtaining mri can expose patient to harm. There are great Chiropractors. ...Read more
Possible: Many times conservative care can include chiropractic care. If you are not better soon (less than 10-15 treatments), then consider other options like a spine fellowship trained pain specialist. ...Read more
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