Osteoarthritis and chiropractic

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Avatar m tn I have osteoarthritis in my neck moderate and mild in lower back. Can and adjusment help? will they even do an adjustment me? i seem to be losing sensativity in my legs but dont know if iy du to oa in back nad neck.any help would be great. thank you.
Avatar m tn Have you ever had physical therapy, chiropractic therapy for your neck? ~•~ Dr. Parks This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Avatar n tn I have 2 herniated/bulging discs, I have osteoarthritis in my back and neck. I have stenosis on left side of my neck. Been through 2 MRI's, physical therapy andand my chiropractor and all has gotten better, with no surgery. I go once a month for an adjustment. I don't have much time to write right now, but YES, I fully believe in my chiropractor. remember, they are not all the same. Find one that works with the types of adjustment youwould like.
Avatar n tn She has tried massage, deep tissue massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, nothing has worked and she keeps getting worse. Lately she has been getting worse and she only gets out of bed to use the restroom.
Avatar n tn its the same with hot and cold, inside and outside, dark and light, lying, standing, sitting, eating and not, drinking water, electroyte replacements, caffine, sugar, taking vitamins and not, ice packs. Blood work says everything is normal now...and they have taken a LOT of blood lately! OTC meds dont help. Rx meds don't help. Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and pressure point therapy don't help it. I have history of migraines with aura, last one 3 months ago, prn meds only.
748543 tn?1463449675 If you have followed the sequence of my other blogs about TMJ pain and TMJ Disorder in general, by now you could come to the following conclusion on your own. Dentistry is closely related to the functional and dynamic systems of the body. This relation which has been termed an “Elegant Ecology” is so intertwined that discussing one without the other would be an artificial separation of anatomy and physiology.
Avatar f tn Well depression and pain go together as well as anxiety. I have myofascial pain as well and osteophytes. I'm sorry about the fractures. Can you take fosamax? I'm glad the epidural block helped so much. PT just damaged me more. Accuputure didn't help much. I understand you wanting to help yourself . I can't get dressed on my own yet and have no pain meds. I was on many things and really bad reaction to them . I have to ask my husband for help all the time and he is tired.
Avatar n tn I have had some back and feet pain in the past, I have mild scoliosis since a child, nothing severe, so I began to go to a chiropractic once in a while for the last 3 years and began also to wear custom made orthotics and very confortable shoes. I exercise sort of quite regularly, I am not a gym freak but I bike, swim, walk and lift light weights.
Avatar n tn tylenol, extra strength tylenol, motrin (which is KNOWN to cause delivery problems), massage, support belt, hot and cold packs, and chiropractic. I was then told that there were no other options for me, that i will have to wait it out until the baby is born. This of course spawned my research for what the problem was with pain relief. There does not appear to be any defect harm from the studies shown.
Avatar n tn I have since gotten worse and still not returned to work. My neck and shoulders, arm and hand all hurt worse now. My middle, ring and pinky finger all go numb at times. I drop things without knowing my hand opens or can feel it do so. If I lay on my side to sleep it hurts, if I sit too long in one position it hurts and if I walk with my arm to my side it hurts. I also have muscle aches in my hip pelvis area. My leg muscles are weak. I can not climb stairs without stopping after a couple.
Avatar m tn Does anyone here know of any relationship with autonomic dysfunction and cervical stenosis? I have found a little bit scouring the internet but nothing substantial. The reason I ask is that I was involved in a MVA and two weeks later all of my symptoms started. After the MRI's I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and a annular tear at C5-6 with moderate central canal stenosis.
199177 tn?1490502134 Acupuncture also may be an acceptable alternative to or may be included as part of a comprehensive pain management program. Chiropractic Treatment and Massage Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Improvements of people undergoing chiropractic manipulations were noted in some trials. However, the treatments effectiveness in treating back and neck pain has not been supported by compelling evidence from the majority of clinical trials.
Avatar n tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
Avatar f tn My rt knee was just diagnosed with osteoarthritis, my back is all sorts of messed up, and my left shoulder pops and my left hand goes numb at times due to my neck being out of whack. All from the left hip. Get the surgery before everything else starts to go. I'm going through this at 25 and I'm dreading every birthday at this point and how the rest of my body is going to just start failing and all I can do is sit back and watch.
Avatar n tn I've seen suggestions for fish oil, daily exercise, chiropractic adjustment, hip replacement, blood diseases, fibromyalgia, and more. It doesn't appear that the condition is understood by the medical profession yet. Anyone come up with a reliable course of action?
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Avatar n tn I have chronic pain because of inoperable cervical spondylosis and, polyneurapathy, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and osteopenia. I am terribly devoted to physical rehab, diet and exercise. Still, my pain persists. This continues even with big guy opiates. My neurosurgeon suggested i learn to live with the pain. I am finding this difficult to accept, isn't there something else I can do? Yes, I like acupuncture fine but am scared of chiropractic.
199177 tn?1490502134 Acupuncture also may be an acceptable alternative to or may be included as part of a comprehensive pain management program. Chiropractic Treatment and Massage Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Improvements of people undergoing chiropractic manipulations were noted in some trials. However, the treatments effectiveness in treating back and neck pain has not been supported by compelling evidence from the majority of clinical trials.
Avatar m tn effect of acupuncture in the treatment of back, neck, and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches. Physical and massage therapy has been shown to be as good as surgery for painful conditions such as torn cartilage and arthritis. Astaxanthin is one of the most effective fat-soluble antioxidants known. It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and in many cases works far more effectively than anti-inflammatory drugs.
Avatar f tn My recommendation for anyone who has neck and back pain is chiropractic care. Not only have I been a chiropractic patient since I was 12 years old when I was in a sledding accident, but I worked for a chiropractor for 4 years. Even though I have always gotten relief for my pain from chiropractic care I didn't really know its effectiveness until I worked in a chiropractic clinic.
Avatar f tn I have pretty much no symptoms when I am somewhat active and receive Chiropractic care and when I stop I feel absolutely miserable. Has anyone else had relief from the Chiropractor with these symptoms?? I am told that he could make the disc bulge worse but I think it is ironic that i feel the worst under the advisement of no activities but PT and walking.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Avatar n tn I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
Avatar n tn I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried massage therapy, it helps but only for a short period.Then I have to go back to the massage therapist again and again, my insurance will not pay for that.
Avatar n tn Thanks for your response. I was assuming that this is sciatica and treating it with chiropractic and acupuncture. Maybe I just concluded too soon. Non-traditional medicine takes time. What does Western medicine do for sciatica? The extreme pain causes blood pressure problems, so that makes it a little scary. I have labile hypertension with reading ranging from 200 systolic to 80 systolic, so these jolts of electricity don't help.
Avatar m tn I have scoliosis (known for many years now) and I have osteoarthritis in my c-spine due to bad posture and years of cracking my neck.
Avatar f tn Back in April they x-rayed my neck and head and did MI's... and said the changes in my neck wouldnt be the cause of my headaches. I tend to disagree, I think that a fractured vertebrae, buldging disc and osteoarthritis is enough to give anyone a eadacheespeially as the day wears on and the longer one sits at the computer holding your head in one position all day. We will see what the neuro spinal surgeon has to say n a few weeks.
Avatar f tn Thought I just pulled some muscles - i waited a week or so to ask about it, and she re-examined me and said that it can be part of the healing process and to wait it out. Well, it's never gotten better only worse. She recommended ice packs, which helped for a short while. She did another re-exam and range of motion, and said nothing was damaged but it's to the point that I can barely walk I'm in so much pain.
Avatar n tn Because of the constant pain after my first surgery I spent a lot of time on bedrest and as a result I developed osteoporosis. I now have osteoarthritis. Some days the pain in my back and hip are so bad I han hardly walk or even stand up. I had a baby just a year ago and the pain in my hip and back were so bad the last 2 months of pregnancy that I couldn't walk without assistance. I ended up having to be induced 2 weeks early because I couldn't take the pain anymore.
552681 tn?1215136132 seeing all these people may me cry noing im not alone this message is to any DR looking to study and fine out a cure to help other people like my self in pain i to feel at time just taking my head off im tierd and i have try every thing pain management , chiropractic, physical therapy, pool therapy, message therapy, and 8 shot and much more except fusion surgery disc replacement sill the same .