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Can osteopathic doctors perform upper cervical manipulation like chiropractors do?

Can osteopathic doctors perform upper cervical manipulation like chiropractors do?

OMT: Osteopathic physicians who perform omt can do so for cervical, thoracic and lumbar region pain. They can also prescribe any medications appropriate to assist with your recovery. It all depends on their level of training and expertise. ...Read more

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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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A chiropractor said my head pulling to left was cervical dystonia. Went to my doctor and she said too mild for that. She said muscles on right in neck spasming. She said see physio. Who is right?

A chiropractor said my head pulling to left was cervical dystonia.  Went to my doctor and she said too mild for that.  She said muscles on right in neck spasming.  She said see physio.  Who is right?

Physical Therapy...: They are both describing the same condition but with different ideas regarding etiology. Either way, the appropriate treatment is muscle stretching and an ongoing stretching program at home. Forceful manipulation does not usually help with spasming of the muscles. Physical therapy recommended over adjustments with chiropractic treatment. ...Read more

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Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more

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Cervical strain issue. It's gotten worse over the years. My neck pops and proceeds with paid and more cracking. I went to a chiropractor several years ago and i believe he ruined my neck / cervical area by poor manipulation. I went to a physical therapist

Cervical strain issue. It's gotten worse over the years. My neck pops and proceeds with paid and more cracking. I went to a chiropractor several years ago and i believe he ruined my neck / cervical area by poor manipulation. I went to a physical therapist

If : If you haven't had one yet, you need an mri. Popping and cracking can result from multiple causes, including arthritis and degenerative disc disease. If after a thorough evaluation including proper imaging studies, and appropriate conservative treatments (such as the physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds that you have tried), you can consider seeing a pain specialist for cortisone injections into the neck guided by live xr (called fluoroscopy). This is often more successful at reducing the pain and inflammation than the other treatments you listed. However being more invasive, you want to make sure that you have tried other conservative efforts first. ...Read more

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Just realized that core needle biopsy was performed 4 CM away from the actual cervical lymph node. Could the doc have made a mistake?

Just realized that core needle biopsy was performed 4 CM away from the actual cervical lymph node. Could the doc have made a mistake?

Ask him.: There are many lymph nodes in the neck. The target of the biopsy might have been different from what you expected. Ask the doctor what he biopsies and why. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a doctor of osteopathy?

Docs can you explain what is a doctor of osteopathy?

Physician USA: With full licensing equal to md, with a more holistic philosophical approach and trained to use their hands to diagnosis and treat via omt - osteopathic manipulative treatment can specialize like mds with residency training. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the best cervical spinal therapies?

Doctors, what are the best cervical spinal therapies?

Cervical spine: The best therapies for the cervical spine depend on the problem in your neck. An MRI of the cervical spine and a complete physical examination with a spine specialist will provide you the best treatment options. There are excellent neurosurgeons at Highland Park Hospital in your area. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more