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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
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
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
Just realized that core needle biopsy was performed 4 CM away from the actual cervical lymph node. Could the doc have made a mistake?
Are doctors that are D.O.'s (Osteopathic Medicine) able to do all that it requires to be an anaesthesiologist?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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