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How does a chiropractor adjust the neck gently?

How does a chiropractor adjust the neck gently?

They don't: Chiropractors do a deep massage called thrusting to presumably correct subluxations, something only they can see on an x-ray. Chiro manipulation of the neck is risky and potentially can cause strokes and paralysis. If your neck is bothering you, see your orthopedic specialist first and get some advice and perhaps gentle physical therapy. ...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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Is there any real long term or short term therapeutic value to having a chiropractor adjust a persons neck by "cracking" it?

Is there any real long term or short term therapeutic value to having a chiropractor adjust a persons neck by "cracking" it?

Cracking: The relief from "cracking" is sometimes immediate. It improves range of motion and function over a longer time frame. The same benefit can be achieved by strecthcing, massage, yoga, and many other hands on therapies, without the risk of injury associated with the"crack". ...Read more

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Why is it that chiropractors make you smile before they adjust your neck?

Why is it that chiropractors make you smile before they adjust your neck?

Alternative medicine: "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, like chiro. Do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Some patients believe (anecdotally) it works for pain. If really sick, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can your body and neck hurt if you don't complete all chiropractor treatments? Meaning does your body have to adjust to the adjustments?

Can your body and neck hurt if you don't complete all chiropractor treatments? Meaning does your body have to adjust to the adjustments?

Body ; neck pain: There are multiple forms of chiropractic, and i don't know what you've been receiving. If you're not getting helpful results from your treatment, you need to discuss this with the practitioner treating you. http://tinyurl.com/3jkycvf you can also get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician (do). Many also practice manipulation, ; can help assess your needs. http://tinyurl.com/q7z6ntn. ...Read more

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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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Would a chiropractor be able to diagnose back/neck disease?

Not likely: Chiropractors interpret all backs as having disease. Your visit is proof that there is a problem and they will find one for sure. Chiropractors offer a deep, sometimes satisfying massage, but no diagnosis and certainly no cure. See your regular doctor if you have a problem. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors treat kyphosis or put natural curve back into neck?

Claims: Claim are out there that they do - but I have not seen a true structural kyphosis improve with twisting and "adjustments". I often see patients who have been diagnosed with horrific sounding spine problems (and treated for them) by chiropractors and on careful exam and xray workup there is nothing at all wrong with them. Go see a trained spine specialist. Chances are your spine is all right. ...Read more

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