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Are chiropractors dangerous? I have minor scoliosis and need a fix. Suggestions?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stop!

If you truly have a minor scoliosis, there should be no reason to do anything.
Minor implies no symptoms or problems, which means nothing to fix.

In brief: Stop!

If you truly have a minor scoliosis, there should be no reason to do anything.
Minor implies no symptoms or problems, which means nothing to fix.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Martin Raff
Absolutely correct. Good spine surgeons will not touch individuals unless the scoliosis is severe and progressive.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be

Minor scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, which can cause pain and occasionally dysfunction should be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist.
A chiropractor will offer deep massage but no permanent relief and will be happy if you keep coming back again and again. Don;t waste your money and time.

In brief: Can be

Minor scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, which can cause pain and occasionally dysfunction should be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist.
A chiropractor will offer deep massage but no permanent relief and will be happy if you keep coming back again and again. Don;t waste your money and time.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be

Scoliosis can be painful and cause other problems as well.
If symptomatic, you should see an orthopedic specialist to determine the degree of curve and what treatments are available. Chiropractic can offer little help in this condition except the short term good feeling from a deep massage as they cannot fix the problem.

In brief: Can be

Scoliosis can be painful and cause other problems as well.
If symptomatic, you should see an orthopedic specialist to determine the degree of curve and what treatments are available. Chiropractic can offer little help in this condition except the short term good feeling from a deep massage as they cannot fix the problem.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Just like doctors, there are good ones and bad ones.
I've seen some bad outcomes from adjustments, also some good response to good chiropractors. Minor scoliosis usually responds well to muscle strengthening, swimming, and other active sports. You should have once yearly screening xray to make sure not progressing, see ortho spine doctor if worsening or having new pain.

In brief: Depends

Just like doctors, there are good ones and bad ones.
I've seen some bad outcomes from adjustments, also some good response to good chiropractors. Minor scoliosis usually responds well to muscle strengthening, swimming, and other active sports. You should have once yearly screening xray to make sure not progressing, see ortho spine doctor if worsening or having new pain.
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Scoliosis

If the chiropractor knows his her limitations is not necessarily dangerous.
Manipulations of the neck might be dangerouse if there is atlanta- axial rheumatoid arthritis which may complicate with cord compression paralysis and death. Try first physical therapy or exercises to improve rigidity and muscle contractions or spasms, try antiinflammatories for short time, dr may prescribe muscle relaxant.

In brief: Scoliosis

If the chiropractor knows his her limitations is not necessarily dangerous.
Manipulations of the neck might be dangerouse if there is atlanta- axial rheumatoid arthritis which may complicate with cord compression paralysis and death. Try first physical therapy or exercises to improve rigidity and muscle contractions or spasms, try antiinflammatories for short time, dr may prescribe muscle relaxant.
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