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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

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How does a doc check your overies and cervix?

How does a doc check your overies and cervix?

Sono and exam : Based on the need, physicians may need to assess the uterine size and the ovaries (adnexa). This is best done with the patient in childbirth/pap position (lithotomy) with one hand inside the vagina stabilizing the cervix, and the other outside the pelvis (bimanual exam). It is the traditional method, but it lacks specificity/sensitivity to find disease. At times, vaginal/pelvic sonogram helps. ...Read more

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What is an allopathic doctor vs. An osteopathic doc?

MD vs DO: Allopathic refers to md degree. Osteopathic physicians are granted a do degree. Equal legal status in usa. Do basic training includes all md curriculum plus holistic philosophy and omt ( osteopathic manual treatment). Majority of do are in primary care. Majority of md go on to specialties. ...Read more

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Can a doctor of osteopathy /omt correct a pinched nerve?

Can a doctor of osteopathy /omt correct a pinched nerve?

As long as he is : Trained as a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon if you are seeking surgical treatment otherwise for non operative care treatment can be sought from an osteopath. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spondylosis?

Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is the medical term for arthritis in the neck. Like getting gray hair or wrinkles, we all develop arthritis. While we can't cure it, we can treat it and slow down the advancement. See a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to help you develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spinal stinosis ?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spinal stinosis ?

Narrowing: Narrowing of the canal and/or foramen, with impingement of the spinal cord or nerve(s). ...Read more

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The doctor told my friend that her cervics is tilted. Is that fatal?

The doctor told my friend that her cervics is tilted. Is that fatal?

No: Just like some people are left handed and most are right, some women have a tilted uterus (or cervix). It's all normal variations. ...Read more

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My girlfriends doctor said her cervix is blocked. What does that mean?

My girlfriends doctor said her cervix is blocked. What does that mean?

See below:: The cervix is the lower part of the uterus. It contains a canal that lets menstrual blood out of the uterus. If it is "blocked," Menstrual blood may build up in the uterus. It can also cause problems getting pregnant. It would be helpful to know in what context she was told the cervix is blocked. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can facial pain be effectively treated by a upper cervical chiropractor?

Can facial pain be effectively treated by a upper cervical chiropractor?

No: Facial nerves , and facial nerves of pain , enter the head and face directly through the skull. They do not pass through the spine except for one branch of the autonomic system which is not involved in pain. It is always seriously risky to allow the deep thrusting so popular with chiropractors to be done on the neck. There are a number of cases of permanent damage from this. ...Read more

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What do chiropractors do that is different from other pain management doctors?

What do chiropractors do that is different from other pain management doctors?

Be wary: Chiropractors believe in a false theory about disease causation from spinal dysfunction called "subluxation". They perform a vigorous massage to correct these "subluxations" but in fact do not correct or cure anything. The relief from the massage is short term and you need to come back all the time. Pain management docs use modern methods-see them first. ...Read more

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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