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    Old 01-14-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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    The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    Is this safe? Has anyone had this done and felt odd afterwards?

    I have been seeing a Chiro for a few weeks and noticed I hear little cracks in my neck later that day when I move my head like right now! I also notice I just don't feel right.

    I also noticed trouble swallowing...but I wasn't sure if that could have been from my back problems or neurological issues to begin with......this is nothing new to me but it seems odd it starts sometimes soon after the chiro visit.

    I also feel more numbness.

    Should I tell her to stop this type of adjustment? I am scared now.

    Rich

     
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    Old 01-14-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    have you ever actually had an MRI done on your c spine so you just really know what the underlying issues are there?an X ray only shows the hard outside boney structures and not deep down enough to the actual cord and nerve level where many peoples main issues actually are being generated from.if you have not actually had the MRI done i would honestly stop seeing that chiro until you know for certain what may be actually going on in that area.there are just so many areas of very high innervation in that c spine area that are vulnerable to possible further injury if certain things are wrong and the wrong adjustment is made by the chiro.the c spine is just a very different and much more vulnerable area than any other area of our spine.doing what are basically "blind" adjustments when you don't even know and the chiro doesn't know what issues could actually cause you further injury its just a huge risk that you do not have to place yourself into.the fact that you are having symptoms post adjustment,well,i really would speak with your primary at this point about obtaining that referral for a c spine MRI,considering the circumstances.you just really need to find out what is there and what may have occured upon one of those adjustments.you just wont really know til you take that look inside ya know?i hope it is nothing major you are dealing with here.please keep me posted on what you find out.good luck rich,Marcia
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    Old 01-15-2008, 07:54 AM   #3
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    Rich, I used to live in PA and had a chiropractor there who helped me, even with part of my spine fused. My neck pops out regularly and gives me a massive headache until I can get it back in. This chiropractor has a gentle method he developed himself and was the only chiro I ever went to who took x-rays and looked at them before trying to do anything to me. He is the only one out of 8 or 9 that I've gone to over the years who I would trust with my back. At this point, having had another fusion, I wouldn't let even him touch me, but if you really want to go the chiro route, I would recommend him. In general, I don't recommend chiropractors, but they have their time and place, and if you're bent on it, you want a good one!

    His name is Jay Berke and Berke Family Chiropractic is out of his house in Glenside. Sorry, we're not allowed to post phone numbers or addresses, but you can look him up in the Eastern Montgomery County phone book. He's a bit of a ride from Wayne, but it would be worth it to have someone who can adjust your neck without cracking it!

    Hope this helps.
    Emily

    P.S. He won't know who Emily is. He knows me by a different name.

    P.P.S. Also, he'll talk your ear off, so allow some time for your appt!

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    Old 01-15-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    How does a chiropractor adjust the neck without cracking? Can I just tell the chiro I do not want that part of the treatment????? Now, my neck has weird cracking or crackling noises at times whe nI turn it. I wonder if this is an over stretched ligament. I see the Orthopedic Spine Surgeon this week for a nice long appointment. I am bringing all my reports, and MRIs.

    I have had multiple MRIs and my chiropractor sat down with me and went over each MRI before she started anything. We also did an extensive physical exam.

    I may cancel tomorrows appointment though and wait to see the OSS. I just wish she could do everythng without the neck thing! The traction feels great!

     
    Old 01-15-2008, 02:06 PM   #5
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    He had me lay on my side with just a tiny firm pad under my head, lined up just right. Then he put the palms of his hands together and pressed real hard so his hands were kind of vibrating and ran them down the side of my neck pressing at a particular level. Sometimes he did it more than once, but he always got my neck back in place. Sounds weird, I know, but it worked and there was no cracking and no violent twist of the neck! Now I have an infrared massager that my son got me to mimic what the chiro did. Sometimes it takes me a day or two to get it back in place, using it a few times a day, as I'm not the expert the chiro was, but I [U]can[/U] do it myself with that gizmo. I tell my son that he's saved me hundreds of dollars in chiro fees with that gift!

    I've told other chiros about his method, but none of them had ever heard of it and didn't know how to do it.

    Wishing you the best,
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    Old 01-15-2008, 04:34 PM   #6
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    Hi,
    Just wanted to say that I had my neck messed up permanently 10 years ago about when I went to a chiro for my back. He said he had to adjust the neck to align the spine correctly and insisted on cracking my neck, finally after a few visits I wouldn't let him touch my neck anymore but the damage was done. Ever since it feels like broken glass in my neck when I turn it or twist it, like crackling sounds you mentioned. It's never had a problem before then, I'm so sorry I ever went to a chiro and wish there was a big UNDO button in this life. anyway, hopefully you won't continue and the damage won't be too bad.

     
    Old 01-15-2008, 06:27 PM   #7
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    [QUOTE=backslide05;3392792]Hi,
    Just wanted to say that I had my neck messed up permanently 10 years ago about when I went to a chiro for my back. He said he had to adjust the neck to align the spine correctly and insisted on cracking my neck, finally after a few visits I wouldn't let him touch my neck anymore but the damage was done. Ever since it feels like broken glass in my neck when I turn it or twist it, like crackling sounds you mentioned. It's never had a problem before then, I'm so sorry I ever went to a chiro and wish there was a big UNDO button in this life. anyway, hopefully you won't continue and the damage won't be too bad.[/QUOTE]


    What kind of damage do you have? Do you have any problems swallowing or hear noises when you swallow? Have you seen docs since then? I feel fine...just some noises when moving in certain directions...not loud...but if it is silent I can hear it. It is frustrating because she is one of the few docs I have found willing to help me get some of these delayed food testings I have wanted for food intollerances, etc. Some other tests as well. I know I have heard cracking in my necvk and noises before and it usually goes away. I have heard many times it is a loos ligament or stretched ligament that needs time to heal.

    I wonder if she can do the adjustments or traciton without that one move! I am cancelling tomorrow and seeing my orthopedic specialist Thursday. I want his opinion on whether to continue or not. He may send me to pT and traction with no chiropractic work. I should have waited. Anyway, I feel fine so I am not worried thus far.

    Weird thing is, I have friends who have been going to chiropractors for years and love it...I mean 20 years and more and still go. Interesting...

    Emily, thanks for the info on that doctor. How many visits would he need if I wanted to see him? I couldn't find his listing. :-(

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    Old 01-15-2008, 07:07 PM   #8
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    richie,
    if you do a search on the dubya dubya dubya (so as not to get edited)
    you will find that chiropractic manipulations of the neck can cause [B][I][U]strokes[/U][/I][/B]. I would NEVER in a million years have someone manipulate my neck especially if you think you may have buldging disk or any problems like that. I have an artificial disk in my neck level C5-6 and I was was seeing a chiro proir because he said he could "fix". Made it MUCH worse and had to have surgery and ADR. I have a friend who got a BROKEN BACK from seeing a chiro and had to have surgery and be in a wheel chair for two months..

    It's your body, and some of them may be great ---
    I also knew someone who was cured of her back problems from chiro,but you have to be careful.. especially neck if you have disk problem.

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    Old 01-16-2008, 07:40 AM   #9
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    That is such an extreme rarity. If it were that easy and dangerous...I might as well stay in the house all day and not drive or do anything. I should be careful not to sneeze as well. I have more relatives and friends who have used Chiropractors for 10-20 years including neck adjustments and love it.

     
    Old 01-16-2008, 08:13 AM   #10
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    my relatives also go to and use chiros regularly and say they couldn't managed without them. My one sister does massages only and can't manage life without them. If it works for them, fine, but everyone is different and not everyone has the same bone structure to support manipulations.

    Another chiro I saw after my neck was messed up ruined my knee by yanking on my leg to "align my hips" so I now have chronic knee problems in my left knee due to a tear in the miniscus.

    My neck doesn't hurt, just creaks and crackles, and I do hear it when I swallow but it doesn't hurt, and I don't know if that's related to the neck or to my sinus.

    All I say about chiros is there should be a warning symbol that should come with them, and everyone should proceed with caution. That's my opinion.
    Good luck and hope you find answers and feel better.

     
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    [QUOTE=richedie;3392956]Emily, thanks for the info on that doctor. How many visits would he need if I wanted to see him? I couldn't find his listing. :-([/QUOTE]

    Like every chiropractor, he thinks you need to see him constantly. I did see him a lot at first until I wised up. Then I just went when I needed to for my neck and one hip that would also go out occasionally. Now I'm completely fused so that hip shouldn't ever go out again! Try searching on the internet for Berke Family Chiropractic.

    And again, just be careful. He was very careful of my back, but I had known "issues" that he could see clearly on x-ray.

    Hope you get some relief. Been there, done that!
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    Old 01-16-2008, 08:35 AM   #12
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    Re: The Chiropractic neck manipulation??????

    the one BIG thing you have to always remember with chiros is the level of YOUR real damage or injuries not what someone elses issues were that they are seeing a chiro for.that is the diffence.some people do fine with chiros only becasue their level of damage was not as acute as someone elses,you know what i mean? my dad,who went for a low back problem many years ago,swore they were the people on this earth and they did help him.BUT when you get up into that c spine area,depending upon YOUR individual issues,it could just create many more issues that wouldn't be there if the chiro never touched you.it all comes down to the chiro themselves ands what YOUR level of damage/condition actually is that would make someone more vulnerable to possible injury from adjustments.i too know alot of people who love them,but there are others like myself,who if i had gone thru with what i had been comtemplating before my spinal cord surgery,i could have had a major bleed or further damage to my cord.it just all depends.seeing the actual specialist before going that route again really is the best way to go right now.you just need to know if this would even be a safe thing to do with your particular problems up there,thats all.chiros do have their place but it is highly conditional/individual.good luck with that appt and keep us posted,K?Marcia
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