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Best treatment for cervical disc problems

Started by ROSENR1 on 07/14/2010 10:56am

Is chiropractic or physical therapy the best for addressing pain from the neck to shoulders, radiating down to the arms? Would it be inappropriate to use both chiro and PT?

Thanks..Bob

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I'd see an orthopedic or Neuro Spine Surgeon first and get some x-rays and MRI's first if you haven't done so and see where the doctor sends you first. Chances are it might be PT or possibly for epidural injections. Unless it's an extremely bad situation the surgeon will want to use all conservative methods first before suggesting surgery. Hope this helps.

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I would go see a chiro and see what he/she says.

Best Wishes to you

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I would recommend seeing a chiro who practices The Pettibon System which is an extensive full spine reguvenation program. I was in this program myself for 15 months with the first 6 months going 3x's a week. It can take years for your spine to mess up so it can take time to resolove the issues causing you problems. I personally, would never go to another chiro who DIDN'T practice this program. I am picky about who I go to and do my research. I use western medicine as a last resort. I also use in conjunction with chiro care, a foot zoner. I wish u the best on whatever path you choose, take care.

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Like with any profession, some people are in it for the money. I am sorry for those who have come across chiros that are like that, but it would be unfair to disregard the whole profession based on a personel experience. Try to find someone who has been to or is going to a chiro, a personal referrel is the best kind. Not all docs are the same, find one that is passionate about the profession and listens to your concerns. Getting well naturally won't happen over night, but be optamistic about getting better and you will.

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HI Bob,

I go to a chiropractor at most 3xs a month. I know they treat patients for neck pain, but that's not why I go. I have degenerative disc disease and before I went I had terrible, constant back pain. Now, I feel so much better. I have spinal decompression along with chiropractic services (adjustments). Along with these treatments, I do exercises that they recommended. Maybe you should try them. Each exercise is for a different condition. Here they are http://www.northwestspineclinic.com/resources/back-pain-exercises/

If I were you, I'd call a local chiropractor and just tell them your problem. Some centers do a free consultation.

I hope you find some back relief soon.

-Grace

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Honestly, after two horrifying experiences I would never walk through another quackropractors door. See your doctor and get a solid diagnosis first to make sure there are no issues that could be exacerbated if you do decide to see a quackropractor.

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