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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 to treat health problems.

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Can chiropractors give inductions?

Can chiropractors give inductions?

Induce labor? No.: No, chiropractors do not induce labor. Chiropractors are not allowed to prescribe, dispense, or administer medications as this falls outside of their primary training. It is possible that some claim to have special "chiropractic techniques" for inducing labor without drugs, but more likely they just do helpful massage, plus movements and positioning of a woman's back, hips, and legs. ...Read more

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What services do chiropractors provide?

Massage: Chiropractors provide a deep massage, which is occasionally satisfying but is not curative. It can sometimes be dangerous especially with the neck. They are not interested in cure and cannot diagnose since their disease understanding is based on a long since disproven theory. ...Read more

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Pain Management (Tip)

Pain Management

Chiropractor, neurologist, physiatrist, anesthesiologist, internist, orthopedist ...All help. ...See more

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What are the problems treated by chiropractors ?

No limits: Most chiropractors have been taught that deep manipulation of the back can treat anything. They actually are operating with an outmoded, discredited theory and so as long as you understand they offer only a deep massage and no diagnosis or cure for anything, then that is what to expect. Always see your regular doctor first. ...Read more

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Are chiropractors licensed to legitimately review xrays with much accuracy?

Are chiropractors licensed to legitimately review xrays with much accuracy?

Questionable: My experience with chiropractic xrys in children is that they almost always tell the parents that there is a problem. When I have had these xrys reviewed by a certified pediatric radiologist, I have found 100% of the time that the "abnormal" xrys are in fact totally normal. Hmmmm..... ...Read more

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TMJ syndrome (Tip)

TMJ syndrome

I have my client go to physical therapists/chiropractors/massage therapists to help with muscle pain. ...See more

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Does every chiropractors see babies?

A few: There is absolutely no reason for a chiropractor to ever see or treat a baby or child. Any condition they might go after in this age group should be handled by your pediatrician. It is shocking, and unethical for a chiropractor to see anyone that is not an adult. If an adult wants to waste time and money on a chiro that is their issue. Kiddies cannot make such a choice. ...Read more

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Why or how would a chiropractor "adjust" young children, being that young children are so flexible anyway?

Why or how would a chiropractor "adjust" young children, being that young children are so flexible anyway?

Health Hooey: Imho this is medical quackery at it's worst. Although some chiropractics claim to be pediatric specialists, neurologists, evidenced based medicine does not bear this out. Bony manipulation also doesn't cure allergies, autism or adhd. There is clinicial evidence that chiropractic medicine can be useful in the treatment of adult low back pain. There is some controversy w docs who care for adults. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis

Before you get your neck adjusted by a chiropractor tell them you have osteoporosis. ...See more

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I have been seeing a chiropractor for 3 weeks, but the pain has only gotten worse. What should I do?

I have been seeing a chiropractor for 3 weeks, but the pain has only gotten worse. What should I do?

Don't go back: If pain is still getting worse, get evaluation& perhaps some imaging done by an md or do. You may have some underlying condition that needs to be addressed. Also, for manual therapies to work, you need good nutrition (lots of veggies, fruits, very few refined carbs (sugar, flour) and no ingredients on a label you can't identify). If you are ok, try a different chiro or better yet, a osteopath. ...Read more

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