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Soreness After A Chiropractic Adjustment
Dizziness after chiropractic neck manipulation. Already 1 week but not getting better. Will more chiro adjustments rectify the problem?
See your MD: The vascular system that feeds the coordination and connection between the spinal cord and the brain run through the cervical spine; alterations of vertebrae in this area can therefore potentially cause symptoms of vertigo, lightheadedness as well as others. You should see your medical doctor to assess your symptoms who might then refer you to a neurologist before doing any other manipulations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on whether : It was there to begin with ;severity as well if any radiation into limbs as well if associated with any other neurologic issues like numbness.If symptoms are troublesome ; persisting/worsening, see physician for evaluation. If resolves, inform chiropractor as to what occurred to avoid any future issues. You may have a spinal instability or spinal stenosis or a large disc herniation or combo. ...Read more
After neck adjustment at chiro, feel heavy sensation on top of head, jaw ache, a bit dizzy. How long will these effects of spine manipulation last?
I am VERY leery: of any kind of neck adjustment in a person such as yourself who has known neck arthritis, and is of an age where there may be vascular disease. These issues can intersect especially in the neck, and if you are having any symptoms at all after neck manipulation I think you should be seen by a medical doctor. ...Read more
A week after a mild bonding procedure and cleaning and two bite adjustment, I have pressure and pain in the back jaw (teeth)?
Teeth/Jaw: Do all your teeth touch at the sametime when you bite? If not then you may need another adjustment if the bonded filling you had placed is too high. Is the pain in the tooth area or higher up in the joint? Your TMJ may have been affected if the filling was high however it should clear up after the bite is even. See your dentist or get a second opinion from another dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can physical therapy manipulation in the back/neck cause pain after or for a few days? Does it take time?
Post PT Session Pain: Hello. I tell my patients to expect to have some increased pain especially with the initial PT eval & even with the 1st & 2nd visit. By the 3rd or 4th visit, patients should start noting benefits. Benefits might be small but these benefits do stack up over the course of PT. PT has been fruitful for a large % of my patients. Different reasons for plateaus with PT. (need surgery, no motivation, etc. ...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
How often should a chiropractic manipulation be conducted for minor lower back pain and maintenance?
Low back pain: Chiropractic care is an integral part of treatment for arthritis of spine and back injuries. In general, the treatments are 2 to 3 times a week for the first month and then taper off. If the pain persists or recurs despite repeated sessions, alternative treatment such as physical therapy or cortisone injections may be a better treatment alternative. ...Read more
Had a nerve root injection of a local anaesthetic & cortisone in to the spine a few hours ago is having a bad headache normal?
It happens. : It happens. Can either be a side effect of the steroid, or a headache from a spinal fluid small needle poke leak. If headache goes away when lying down, it's a spinal tap headache. Treat with caffeine and laying down. If it's really bad, call doctor who did procedure and they may do a blood patch - small injection of your own blood into the area to help heal the needle poke. Let them know. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a sharp pain during a bite adjustment on a tooth with a filling? Then intermittent less severe sharp pain when biting after?
Biting pain: Yes, anytime you work on a tooth you can have irritation of the nerve. Typically it is a reversible pulpitist and easily treat with anti-inflamatories . If the pain does not steadily decrease then further treatment may be needed such as root canal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe jaw pain a week after a 2 novacaine shots for a crown and filling in the back molars. It goes away with advil (ibuprofen). Should i be worried?
Acupuncture response: Although area treated during acupuncture usually feels improved, it is not at all uncommon to have an increase in pain. This is a postive sign. However, if you have several sessions of acupuncture with no pain and/ or no improvement - the condition beging treated is not responding to the technique being used. ...Read more
Yes: Once you've healed and have been given clearance, you can resume all other therapy. ...Read more
Will an upper vs. Lower nightguard for bruxism usually result in a better bite the next morning after being removed (my experience)?
Either will work wel: Either one will work. It comes down to personal preference. I have made mostly upper guards and have had only a few patients ask for a lower one. Your bite will initially feel a little different when you stop wearing it, then it will feel normal in several minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: Neuralgia pain is due to a misfiring of nerve impulses, which by definition is never normal. If you have a history of neuralgia, episodes of pain could be induced by any triggering stimulus - receiving dental work could lead to this. Usually neuralgias are managed by your medical doctor (neurologist). Try to figure out what triggers them and let him know. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had a nerve root steroid injection for a disc bulge / sciatica, 7 days ago. This hasn't reduced my discomfort. Is there a chance it may still work?
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