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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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Could a chiropractor help with scoliosis when it is a teenager who has it?

Could a chiropractor help with scoliosis when it is a teenager who has it?

Unlikely: Depends on severity of curve. Unlikely that chiropractor would affect progression of curve unless braces patient. Idiopathic scoliosis varies in its severity. Usually affects mainly teenage girls. Should get opinion from orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractor permanently fix scoliosis or lumbago in the back?

Can a chiropractor permanently fix scoliosis or lumbago in the back?

No: Scoliosis refers to the shape of your spine, and lumbago to symptoms you experience. Chiropracters may help relieve your back pain, but do not change the anatomy of your spine. ...Read more

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Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

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

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Could a chiropractor or osteopath treat scoliosis, and which would be more effective? Would either be covered by insurance?

Could a chiropractor or osteopath treat scoliosis, and which would be more effective? Would either be covered by insurance?

Either: However Osteopathic physicians (DO) have an unlimited license in which they can provide additional care, the same as an MD alongside their manipulation options. Most treatments are covered by insurance to an extent, some insurances cover treatments fully, others only cover part or the treatment. ...Read more

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A chiropractor diagnosed me with scoliosis which was obvious in X-ray. He prescribed adjustment and acupuncture 3 times/week for 1 mo. Is this right?

A chiropractor diagnosed me with scoliosis which was obvious in X-ray. He prescribed adjustment and acupuncture 3 times/week for 1 mo. Is this right?

I will address your: question regarding acupuncture. Acupuncture will not cure or 'fix' scoliosis. However, it can be very beneficial in reducing pain, inflammation and reduced range of motion. ...Read more

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My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. what type of doctor do we look for?

My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. what type of doctor do we look for?

A Gastroenterologist: specializes ini GI disorders. Start w/family doc who may refer you. GI disorders are often associated w/psychological issues or medical conditions. Consider a clinical psychologist for anxiety management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are chiropractors dangerous? I have minor scoliosis and need a fix. Suggestions?

Are chiropractors dangerous? I have minor scoliosis and need a fix. Suggestions?

Stop!: If you truly have a minor scoliosis, there should be no reason to do anything. Minor implies no symptoms or problems, which means nothing to fix. ...Read more

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Is there benefit for a child with horrible scoliosis to see a chiropractor?

Is there benefit for a child with horrible scoliosis to see a chiropractor?

No : There is no chiropractic treatment for scoliosis unless the scoliosis is from a spasm due to a disc herniation.. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with back pain caused by scoliosis?

Can chiropractors help with back pain caused by scoliosis?

Chiropractor: Possible, many time the pain you've experienced is not due to the scoliosis especially if it is less than 15 degrees. Not a substitute for exercise but may be a wonderful adjunct. Many excellent chiropractors that can advise you on life long back maintenance. ...Read more

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What chiropractor can help with people with scoliosis? Is it safe?

What chiropractor can help with people with scoliosis? Is it safe?

NO if you ask MD: even physicians will advice to see some one who specializes in treating scoliosis to minimize the damage it causes . See a scoliosis specialist is not a disease that could be manipulated by chiropractor , that may need corrective surgery . ...Read more

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I'm seeing the chiropractor tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I have scoliosis. Does the chiropractor check for it?

Maybe: Chiropractors are not a highly regulated profession and thus it is hard to say if one if good or not. Their practice is not necessarily based on peer-reviewed evidence. Many in the profession are quacks. ...Read more

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Would you send a child with scoliosis to the chiropractor vs ortho specialist?

Would you send a child with scoliosis to the chiropractor vs ortho specialist?

Absolutely Not: A child with a true scoliosis will not be helped by a chiropracter.The trained orthopedist is the better choice for safety and therapy. ...Read more

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I have a 32 degree curve of the spine due to scoliosis. Will going to a chiropractor help with the constant pain?

I have a 32 degree curve of the spine due to scoliosis. Will going to a chiropractor help with the constant pain?

See below: Chiropractic may help. I would also advise that you see either an orthopedist or a physiatrist (specialist in rehab medicine). ...Read more

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I have scoliosis i've been seeing a chiropractor but now the top of my neck hurts and is giving me headaches what can I do to help ease the pain?

Physical therapy: Try physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. Alsoassagw therapy or accupuncture is occasionally helpful. If this fails to help you see a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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Can physiotherapy fix minor scoliosis? Or do I need a chiropractor? My upper back curves sideways and produces pain.

Can physiotherapy fix minor scoliosis? Or do I need a chiropractor? My upper back curves sideways and produces pain.

See an MD: Scoliosis can be painful and cause other problems as well. You should see an orthopedic specialist to determine the degree of curve and what treatments are available. Chiropractic can offer little help in this condition except the short term good feeling from a deep massage. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my spine, right where my scoliosis curvature ends. I see a chiropractor regularly and he has said nothing.

One of two things: Either related to scoliosis you have or something else. Need to be checked by orthopedic surgeon he will be able to tell you. ...Read more

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Could a condition of scoliosis affect body weights? I have a slight scoliosis and i'm underweight now. Should i seek treatment from chiropractors?

Scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis typically affects tall lean females most frequently. The scoliosis is not affecting your weight, your body habitus is consistent with those that are affected by idiopathic scoliosis. At 21, you are past skeletal maturity and not likely to rapidly progress at this point, depending on the magnitude of the curve. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has scoliosis and just started with a night brace. Can a chiropractor also help with her scoliosis?

My 11 year old daughter has scoliosis and just started with a night brace. Can a chiropractor also help with her scoliosis?

No: Chiropractic manipulation has never been proven to reverse true scoliosis.The various bends of the back caused by muscle spam, maybe. If your child needs a brace determined by a qualifiied pediatric orthopedist, do not waste your time. ...Read more

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Besides surgeon (not a candidt) or chiropractor, what kind of dr./specialist could you see for problems related to scoliosis. I.E. Pinched nerves/pain?

Besides surgeon (not a candidt) or chiropractor, what kind of dr./specialist could you see for problems related to scoliosis. I.E. Pinched nerves/pain?

Physiatrist: A physiatrist, or pm;r physician specializes in these areas and correcting both functional issues and preventing progression. For more info: http://www.Aapmr.Org/patients/pages/default.Aspx i hope this helps! ...Read more

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My chiropractor said my spine is going into my lung from scoliosis. What does this mean?

This can occur: Once scoliosis develops too far. The angle of curvature of your spine causes compression on one lung (on the concave side) and can affect your breathing. This is usually a pretty severe scoliosis, greater than 25 degrees nearing 45 degrees. You need to see an ortho spine and a physiatrist rather than a chiropractor if your curvature is this much. ...Read more

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I'm 17 have been having back pain for years went to a chiropractor and was told I have a curved spine & dropped pelvic but not scoliosis. What is it?

I'm 17 have been having back pain for years went to a chiropractor and was told I have a curved spine & dropped pelvic but not scoliosis. What is it?

Not certain: You may benefit from asking your physician to direct you to a back physician such as an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in the back. ...Read more

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Hello! I have had a swollen lymph node behind my left ear since I was 19, literally ten years now! I do not have any chronic medical problems, aside from scoliosis that I'm seeing a chiropractor for. My pcp simply said one time "I don't worry about them u

Hello! I have had a swollen lymph node behind my left ear since I was 19, literally ten years now! I do not have any chronic medical problems, aside from scoliosis that I'm seeing a chiropractor for. My pcp simply said one time "I don't worry about them u

This is a common-: -place for a node to always be there. Funny you should ask, when I was in med school we had a poker club & 1 nite I felt a node behind my right ear & thought I had something serious, but I'm still here & so is the node. Studying medicine you can imagine the diseases that I thought I had. Don't worry, it's a normal place for a node 2 B there,was there before you felt it & will always B there. ...Read more

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How do you deal with scoliosis through chiropractic medicine?

How do you deal with scoliosis through chiropractic medicine?

You don't: Typically, scoliosis is a deformity with no symptoms. Sometimes a scoliosis may be secondary to a muscular spasm caused from a disc herniation. A chiropractor may offer relief for that type of issue but not from the typical type or idiopathic scoliosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more