Chiropractic exercises help attain good posture, prevent joint and spine pain, improve one's life, and make one feel healthy. Shoulder blade squeeze, chest stretch, gluteal stretch, marching in a place, neck rotations and movements, shoulder shrugs, upper back stretch, trunk arching, etc., are some chiropractic exercises.
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Would you be able to evaluate the attached MRI of the lumbar spine?
Query: Hi doctor, I have attached an MRI file of my lumbar region. I have no history of medical conditions and am currently not on any medication. My chiropractor advised me to get an MRI after four months of unsuccessful visits. Would you be able to evaluate the left side? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I perceive that you have been suffering from low back pain for quite some time and finally got the MRI ( magnetic resonance imaging) done. I have reviewed the MRI images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) in detail and ide... Read Full »
I have back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis. Should I get laminectomy?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had back pain for the last 12 years. I had an l5 s1 disc herniation and later diagnosed with severe lumbar spinal stenosis at l4 l5 as well. My back pain is more critical than the leg pain. However, I have persistent calf and foot spasms and cramping (especially in bed and at n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are quite aware of the condition and have managed to live with the issue, but as you say, you cannot walk not than a mile, but it does not seem to be your main issue. If you required to walk longer, then laminectomy will be the solution, but you need to get relie... Read Full »
Can my ribs pop out because of doing chiropractic exercises?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old with a height of 5 feet 2 inches and a weight of 110 pounds. I recently started chiropractic treatment for my back and neck pain. My chiropractor also taught me exercises that I should do at home daily. After about two months of two chiropractic sessions per week and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ribs or for that matter any bone is unlikely to pop out by simple exercises as the exercises are done for a short period of time and any displacement that would occur due to exercise is small and lasts the time you are exercising. Prominence and associated pain are ... Read Full »
Will wrong chiropractic massages result in stomach issues, heartburn and nausea?
Query: Hello doctor, Can chiropractic massages cause stomach issues? I was squeezed around the ribs by a friend of mine 10 years ago, and ever since then, I have developed stomach issues as far as excessive gas, nausea, and heartburn. I recently moved to other places with my partner, and I started seeing ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem and the reason for your anxiety. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). And this needs to be treated with some medications and not only with chiropractor treatment. Well, I do not think ... Read Full »
Is chiropractic adjustment recommended for lumbar thoracic pain?
Query: Hi doctor, Can you review my MRI findings? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but have no clinical information to go by and why this MRI was needed. Grossly, I can say there is good alignment of the spine, discs are not showing signs of bulging or prolapse. The ca... Read Full »
Can subluxation cause deep chest pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a tingling pain all over my body for weeks. The pain, however, is mainly located in my chest. I have almost had any heart disease ruled out. Can a bad cough for a few weeks cause subluxation? Should you be able to feel a subluxation? Do all vertical subluxations show up ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, cough can lead to rib head subluxation, although not a common mechanism of subluxation but cases are seen in patients with vigorous coughing episodes. Careful palpation of the region can point to the abnormality, they usually go back into place on their own, if... Read Full »