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Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Is a chiropractor or acupuncturist best for lower back pain?

Consider a DO: You might want to seek out an osteopathic physician (do) who uses osteopathic manipulation to treat low back pain. Not only can they use similar manipulative techniques as the chiropractor, they can also treat whatever medical problems you have, giving you a full-spectrum of care. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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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?

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 : 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

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Neck n lower back pain. Chiropractor told me the neck n lower back cannot be treated at the same time coz it can cause spine to be unstable. True?

Unlikely: Although i haven't seen your x-rays or MRI scans, many middle/aged men and women have both cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions that co-exist. Many times physical therapy can be done concurrently.I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon w/ sub specialty training in spine . Best of luck! ...Read more

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Lower back pain lifting heavy stuff, it was pretty bad. It has happened again, chiropractor was a big help. Should i see a specialist & have a X-ray ?

Perhaps: Vast majority of injuries to lower back following heavy lifting reslove with time, rest stretching and strengthening excercises. X-rays are done to rule out frature and will be negative in most of cases. Most likely you did not recover your strength in the back muscles after the last treatment so make sure you rehab yoursel this time if it occurs again then see specialist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to see a chiropractor for lower back pain?

Is it safe to see a chiropractor for lower back pain?

Usually: Chiropractors offer a benign, deep massage which is usually safe. But they do not cure and are not interested in cures. They want you to keep coming back. You should see an orthopedic specialist if you have low back pain for proper diagnosis and a treatment plan which could work. ...Read more

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What can I do about my lower back pain without having to go to the chiropractor all the time?

Get a proper answer: Chiropractors do not diagnose but merely treat with deep massage based upon an outmoded theory of disease causation. The deep massage can sometimes temporarily relieve pain, but cannot treat the cause nor cure the condition. If you are going repeatedly to a chiro, then you have confirmed this understanding. For chronic pain or dysfunction, see your orthopedic specialist soon. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain, i had manengitis when i was younger but the back pain never went away, i've seen a chiropractor several times no effect?

Meningitis: I would check with a neurologist and go over your pain pattern and ask about side effects. There are different types of meningitis. ...Read more

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Lower back pain spasm do I see a chiropractor? And or massage therapist.When i stand it hurts &walk but have to wear my weightbelt to help me move

Lower back pain spasm do I see a chiropractor? And or massage therapist.When i stand it hurts &walk but have to wear my weightbelt to help me move

Both: No harm in seeing both. If you had to choose, either will do initially. The chiropractor has the added benefit of being more extensively trained which can go a long way to getting a diagnosis which is more important than the cure of pain now. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncturists (Definition)

Acupuncturists practice alternative medicine and treat patients' health conditions through the insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. They focus on alleviating imbalance in the body to help treat conditions such ...Read more