Stroke after chiropractic adjustment

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Avatar n tn I have what fits the description of chronic daily headache syndrome. Dull boring headaches every single day with little rest. I've seen a neurologist who says I don't have a neuro problem that he can see. Internal medicine doctor tells me he is clueless too. But everyday I feel SO BAD. There must be an answer. Last year, I did get "adjusted" by a chiropractor where he cracked my back in 2 spots and twisted my head both ways to create an enormous amount of "cracking".
Avatar n tn It started out with little pains in the back of my neck and near my shoulderblades and then moved to tingling in my left arm (I got the shot in my right arm). This all started about 5-6 hours after getting the shot. Mind you my right arm where I got the shot didnt even hurt! As the night progressed i started to get tingling in the tops of my feet and then in my lips and tip of tongue... This is when I went to the emergency room, because I thought was having an allergic reaction.
Avatar n tn I must get out of bed and start walking around or sit in a chair for the pain to start going away. After an hour or two, the pain basically disappears. The pain seems to be emanating from my spine, and tensing up the back muscles nearest the spine. I have been seeing a chiropractor/massage therapist for about 4 weeks now, and it has not helped, because the pain is only after I sleep! I am 23 years old.
Avatar n tn Here is the continuation of surfnsand247's original Tingling after Swine Flu Vaccine.
Avatar n tn I had my fusion (C4-C6) with a plate and six screws done in March 2007 and was so impressed that I was feeling so much better for about two months after my surgery. No more headaches!!!! I was so happy. Then about eight weeks after my surgery I began my physical therapy – twice a week for six weeks at $50 a pop. I felt horrible, so I stopped, I felt horrible. I bought a new mattress and several new pillows, I felt horrible every single morning.
Avatar m tn I have had whiplash too many times than I care to count and I know when I need a chiropractic adjustment because I will wake up with horrible ear pain. I recommend that you either find a way to get a good massage or go to a chiropractor for an adjustment. If you have never had neck problems before you might just need a nice neck massage.
Avatar f tn I've also been to my general practitioner who send me to the second emergency room trip to have an MRI of my neck and head done because she feared that an artery in my neck had been torn because of the chiropractic adjustment and that I might be bleeding into my brain, and might have a stroke. I have seen a neurologist who basically laughed in my face and said you haven't had a stroke yet, nothing's wrong with you neurologically.
Avatar n tn I remember seeing in this forum that chiropractor makes things worse and other websites saying some people get brainstem stroke after chiropractic adjustment and die. It is really really scary!!! I want to ask if anyone went to him or heard about him ( or other CORRECTIVE chiropractors), your info would help us a lot! Thank you very much!
Avatar n tn thinking more on it..the pain got more intense after a chiropractic exam....i went to er and they did c-scan of neck vessels and sai all was well but they didnt check head..told my there either i was a type 1 or in healthcare or on internet...may be guilty of all but also know body and the pain and sensations are very real...maybe i am not communicating right thing...i am a very active person with school and work...i hate to be sick and in pain...
Avatar n tn All this continous snapping in the same areas wears the joint away and it pops back out easier after a period of time and you have to go back to get it adjusted back in place. I agree you do feel better after an adjustment but I only go when absolutely necessary, when all else fails. I used to go on a regular basis but now I haven't been in years and I feel great.
Avatar f tn The chiropractor suggested that I get a spine and neck adjustment after looking at my posture. I mentioned that I was having problems with my left shoulder; however, she “adjusted” my right shoulder because she said that was out of place. Ever since that adjustment, I felt both my shoulders fold forward even more and it became more difficult for me to breathe. The chiropractor said that this was normal because everything is still “moving around”.
Avatar f tn They typically come in the middle of the night complete with blurry vision, double vision, a terribly sore eye socket, and what the doctors say appear to be stroke like symptoms rather than heart attack symptoms. After being admitted to the hospital three times in three months for stroke like symptoms, my doctor told me it was time to go on medication. They have diagnosed me with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, and PTSD.
Avatar n tn I'm going back to my GP to see if he will refer me to a nuerologist. As a confession, i also saw a chiropracter. After one adjustment, i couldn't open my mouth all the way. I think the face thing started after that. I've stopped going. I'm extremely scared and can't sleep and have no appetite.
Avatar f tn This can occur spontaneously in people with certain conditions that affect the blood vessels, after neck trauma, or after chiropractic manipulation of the neck. The pain is often but not always associated with some sort of neurologic deficit as a dissection can often lead to a stroke. A dissection is diagnosed with a specific type of MRI test (MRA with fat saturation) or an CT angiogram. I also mentioned that structural lesions (such as a mass) can cause posterior headaches.
748543 tn?1463449675 Hence your bite is dictating your posture. Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long? Of course we can exercise and be mindful of our posture. However long-term we see that this conflict will have its say. In my experience, examining both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients of my practice, I have found most often that even in asymptomatic patients the area of conflict lies within the spine; namely the cervical area.
Avatar f tn I've also been to my general practitioner who send me to the second emergency room trip to have an MRI of my neck and head done because she feared that an artery in my neck had been torn because of the chiropractic adjustment and that I might be bleeding into my brain, and might have a stroke. I have seen a neurologist who basically laughed in my face and said you haven't had a stroke yet, nothing's wrong with you neurologically.
Avatar f tn I've also been to my general practitioner who send me to the second emergency room trip to have an MRI of my neck and head done because she feared that an artery in my neck had been torn because of the chiropractic adjustment and that I might be bleeding into my brain, and might have a stroke. I have seen a neurologist who basically laughed in my face and said you haven't had a stroke yet, nothing's wrong with you neurologically.
296334 tn?1237642024 I'm not one to really believe in it, but I started going cause I was off balance - I was constantly walking to one side, was getting extreme headaches, had a sore back, arms, legs, neck and was extremely constipated. I went to the chiropractor and after one adjustment was perfectly fine. I have never slept so good - he literally put my body back into it's spot and (sorry for this part) but was crapping like crazy.
Avatar n tn The tingling turned into numbness, however, the numbness only occurred on the left side of my face. Naturally now I was thinking it was a stroke. After about 10 minutes the numbness was gradually subsiding and was going into my left hand. I couldnt feel my fingers and that lasted for about 10 minutes also. After that the numbness disappeared completely. I called a friend who is in nursing school.
Avatar n tn He feels somewhat better after taking Tylenol for sinus but after the 4 hour time lapse, the symptoms are back as severe as ever. Should I be taking him to emergency, he is 22 years old.
Avatar f tn Actual stroke symptoms. Test ran after each T.I.A.(mini stroke) CAT SCAN MRI/MRA/MRV/MRI with die and EEG/TEE: the conclusion on some test was I was normal other test showed-I have the heart of a 20 yr. old and the veins of elderly person. There is some plague in the veins on one side of the brain and older looking blood vessels on the other side of my brain for the age of 50. No determination on why nor where these (mini strokes) are originating from. Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN.
Avatar n tn It feels like it is at the top of the back of my nose....if that makes sense. After the first week, it seemed to migrate down a bit and I felt like I had a deep ear infection in my left ear. Simulataneously, I noticed problems with a numbness/tinglyness/warmness or weird feeling in my left arm. It seems weakened. I'm no stranger to ear infections, as I had them occasionally as a child (I never had tubes, though) and I get them as an adult usually at the tail end of a cold/flu.
Avatar n tn These types of migraine are often scary and since migraine actually give a higher risk of stroke these types of migraines should try to be avoided as much as possible. They can be hard to differ from a stroke. A stroke doesn't just go away after a while of coarse. You could take a preventive medication, like a beta blocker, but if you have these attacks very seldom it might not give you so much benifit.
Avatar n tn Hi All I too had a CAD a month ago which unfortunately resulted in a stroke after a few days of severe headaches. Fortunately no serious damage compared to what it could have been. I have my first scan since the episode tomorrow which hopefully will reveal some healing. I still have the headaches although only mild. One of the biggest issues I am facing are the after effects of the stroke. Numbness, speech and cognitivr stuff. I was on lov enox and now stable on warfarin.
Avatar n tn I do remember that I was given cortisone to try to bring my vision back to normal after the stroke. However, I'm sure they have my records archived and can easily find out. It didn't, but it did get normal over a period of time by itself. I had double vision then. When I mentioned this to the second ophthalmologist (the one who told me to see a neurologist), he said no, this is more recent than that - meaning this swelling. I don't know how he could know that.
Avatar n tn He mentioned his concern of stroke symptoms after NE Patriots Tedy Bruschi suffered a mild stroke, as well as a friend of ours. My friend woke up with a numb feeling in her arm, and thought she had just slept wrong, but when the numbness didn't go away, she were to the ER and was diagnosed. Does anyone have any similar symptoms, or known facts about his symptoms. Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn Other people are experiencing them too. Its so hard to go on day after day when you just feel miserable. After 15 years of this, I am ready for answers. I have an appt on Monday. I was dreading it because I can't bear hearing that everything looks fine and maybe its stress. This forum certainly gives me more courage to keep fighting. We need to know what is happening with our bodies!!
Avatar f tn It was the scariest thing I had ever experienced. I was home alone at the time. I initially thought I was having a stroke. After a few minutes, I was able to get up and get to the phone. It took me a few tries to dial the right number. My mind knew the numbers, but my fingers wouldn't dial them. After a few tries, I called my mom and had her take me to the ER. There they ruled out heart attack and stroke and sent me home.
Avatar m tn (MANDATORY HCV CONTENT FINISHED) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Last night my back went into spasm after a ten minute ride on an exercise bike at the gym. I usually don't cycle. This isn't a new issue and goes back years and ranges from dropping-to-the-knees spasms to feeling quite normal carrying my ex around on my shoulders. Lately, it's been somewhere in the middle.
Avatar dr m tn I have nerve impingement at L3 that is pretty much constant - it used to respond to chiropractic adjustment but only for a few days at a time. We tried the nerve block thing but like you it only lasted a short while, like a few weeks, before it came back, and after that the doctor dropped me like a hot potato.