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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any real long term or short term therapeutic value to having a chiropractor adjust a persons neck by "cracking" it?
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
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
I plan on seeing a chiropractor to adjust my neck by cracking it. Gives temporary relief from strain. Xrays shows minimal problem issues. Go for it?
Go for it: Why not! Just check with a few friends if they have a chiropractor they like. Should be OK for you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal provider: See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause. ...Read more
Posture: Both can help and so can an osteopath. ...Read more
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