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Can we correct back pain through chiropractic treatment?


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Published At December 5, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 26 year old male. I have mild back pain for over two years. Also, I feel uncomfortable while walking, a feeling of unbalance and pain in my right leg. I have gone to orthopedician and he recommended for an MRI scan of spine. I have attached the report here. The MRI scan shows mild bulge at L5-S1. Please have a look and feel free to comment. Please reply if it can be corrected through chiropractic treatment.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your symptoms and I saw the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There isno worrisome compression on your cord. You should do spinal extension exercises and isometric neck exercises to prevent significant spinal degeneration. The scan does not explain your unbalance while walking. I mean to say that your unbalance is not because of the spine problem. Right leg pain can be because of spine problem. It should improve with exercise, I suggest, regarding your unbalance, I would like to know a few more things to find out its cause. Since how long you have it? Do you sway on the sides? Do you feel as if your head is spinning? Is it related to change in position? Do you have any hearing problem? Does your imbalance increase if you close your eyes? Any changes in your handwriting off late? Are you a vegetarian or non-vegetarian or mixed diet? Was your vitamin B12 levels checked recently? If so, were they normal? We do not recommend chiropractic therapy. You do not need it as of now, rather I wouldrequest you to meet physiotherapistand learn the exercises I mentioned.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru


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