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Osteopathic Doctors Perform Cervical Manipulation Chiropractors
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Neck pain & mild headache after cervical manipulation by a chiropractor. I've gently massaged the neck and it's helped a bit. Should I be worried?
No : Probably off no concern but if it happens after every manipulation then stop it . ...Read more
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
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
Just realized that core needle biopsy was performed 4 CM away from the actual cervical lymph node. Could the doc have made a mistake?
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