If you think you may have a "slipped disk" (herniation or disk bulge), either a chiropractor (DC), medical doctor (MD) or an osteopathic physician (DO) should be able to determine if this is true, or if your pain is caused by another problem. If it is determined that you indeed have a disk problem, most times the associated pain will go away on its own with time. In these "less severe" cases, pain control is the primary goal. Spinal manipulation by chiropractors has been shown to be effective for pain control, including for herniated disks (references 1-3 below), and there are almost no risks associated. Thus, it is always worth a try to see if a chiropractor can help.
Sometimes very severe disk problems can require a trip to a surgeon to ensure that neurological damage is not a risk. Your DC, MD, or DO should be able to inform you of whether or not you need to see a surgeon. Interestinglly, a recent study found that 60% of people who were thought to need surgery for a disk herniation causing sciatica benefited equally as well from chiropractic care as they would have from surgery (reference 4 below). Thus, seeing a chiropractor for your disk herniation has a good chance of providing the same benefit as surgery in a majority of cases. A safe approach would be to try chiropractic, if it works (60% of the time) then you can avoid surgery, if it doesnt work (40% of the time) then the option for surgery is always still there.
Note A: Neither manipulation, medication, or the increasingly popular decompression therapy can "fix" a disk problem, but, it is likely that all of these treatments can reduce the pain you are experiencing until the inflammation goes down. Thus, personal preference will play a large role in what type of doctor you decide to see.
Note B: Spinal manipulation is perfectly safe for a herniated or bulging disk (references 1-3).
Note C: Current research has suggested that a bulging disk does not cause pain by compressing nerves, but more likely by sensitizing nerves through local inflammation factors released by damaged cells and cells of the immune system (cytokines). Thus, over time as the inflammation goes down the pain will also go away. Usually, even after the pain is gone the disk bulge or herniation will remain, sometimes contacting nerves or even the spinal cord. It has been suggested that as many as 30% of the population has one or more asymptomatic (non-painful) disk bulges (references 5-7). It is likely a normal part of aging, so don't panic :)
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There are a number of physicians who can treat an injured back. You could go to an orthopedist, and general practitioner an osteopath, or even a chiropractor.
An Osteopath is a doctor specialising in bones, joints and muscles.
Several different types of doctors can treat lower right-sided back pain. If any of these doctors believes you should be given additional evaluation and diagnosis by another specialty you will be referred appropriately. You can contact any of these doctors for an evaluation and possible treatment program: Orthopedic specialist, MD Chiropractor, DC Osteopath, DO Physiatrist, MD
Not directly. A chiropractor (D.C.) performs manipulations and does not prescribe medications. An osteopathic physician (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed physician in the United States. They learn all aspects of medicine, including manipulation, and while some may incorporate manipulation into their practice, many do not, and will treat any medical complaint as deemed necessary, whether that is with medications, manipulation, or referral to another physician for more specialized care. A chiropractor may become a D.O. if he/she completes all pre-requisites, takes the medical college admission test (MCAT), applied to and is accepted to an Osteopathic medical school, and completes medical school.
The answer to this question depends greatly on the country in which they practice. In the United States, there is no longer much distinction between a Medical Doctor and and Osteopathic Doctor. Except that during the four years of graduate school, the Osteopath generally gets some training in manipulation, where the medical student does not. In the US, a Chiropractor, according to the 2009 ruling of the Joint commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, and Federal Laws, and most (but not all) State laws, is a Physician too. However during the 10 semester graduate program of Chiropractic College, a DC candidate concentrates on natural systems of healing, and thus spends less time studying the beneficial effects of drugs and more learning about their poisonous effects (toxicology in lieu of pharmacology). Both are trained in all medical specialties and are qualified to diagnose and treat human ailments. The DC will refer a patient to a medical practitioner when the condition requires. In other parts of the World, an Osteopath has either similar training to a Chiropractor, or in some places less. Recognition is less too, as far fewer countries license Osteopaths then currently license Chiropractors. In the UK for example both osteopaths and chiropractors study independently of their medical colleagues and do not hold the title "medical doctor". The length of time it takes to qualify to become a chiropractor in the UK is five years, and for an osteopath it is four. (After college) Both use manipulation, but can also combine nutritional and other alternative therapies to improve structural and biological integrity. If required they will refer to other healthcare professionals or use skills that they have studied through their respective recognized geographical educational qualifications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vast difference exists between the chiropractor and the U.S. trained osteopath. The chiropractor knows manipulation and stuff. The DO does not. The DO learns some manipulation in med school but usually forgets their manipulation training except for their medical boards. The DO usually practicesonly traditional medicine in the U.S. Ergo, therefore, the DO should change its name to MD or MD,DO in the U.S. to distinguish themselves from DC, ND, DNP, DPM, DMD, DDS, etc. And, in some states, they may simply adopt the MD degree, and represent themselves thus.
I would think this might depend upon how out-of-place it is. I've had success with going to a chiropractor. You might also consider an upper cervical chiropractor. See Related Links.
List of practitioners that can treat certain pains: * Chiropdist * Podiatrist * Chiropractor * Physiotherapist * Dentist * reflexologist * herbalist * Masseuse * Personal trainer * optometrist * Psychiatrist * Dietician * Nutritionalist
I am a chiropractor. A chiropractor doesn't have to do business with you if he doesn't want to (unless you try to claim patient abandonment-which usually doesn't work.) If, however, he isn't willing to treat you because of some unreasonable demand of his, such as requiring you to attend some after hours meeting, you can always send a complaint to the state chiropractic board. It is then likely that they will instruct this chiropractor to cease any such unprofessional activities.
I am sorry, but a chiropractor cannot. For some reason, when I initially searched for the term 'myelodysplasia', I read that it was a spinal deformity. I hope that explains my previous answer. Seen as myelodysplasia is described as pre-leukemia, I think that the best course of action for you would probably be to treat the condition the same way as the alternative movement treats cancer. You should research the relationship between cancer and oxygenation, along with body PH. I will attach a link to help you with your research.
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It sounds like you have cervical subluxation. That means you have a cervical vertebra out of alignment. You should consult a chiropractor for evaluation and xrays. He or she should be able to properly diagnose and treat you.
A chiropractor adjusts and realigns the spinal segments (vertebrae) to remove nervous system interference, restore health, function, posture and balance. Chiropractors treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints outside of the spine as well and may use a wide variety of therapeutic modalities.
With respect. The same way they should treat you.
If the collarbone is not correctly aligned, you could seek the help of a chiropractor. Other than that there is not much you can do, other than to treat it gently and let it heal. Avoid listening to heavy metal music. Head banging will not be good for you.
Treatments for bulging discs include having back surgery and taking pain medicine. Some alternative solutions are acupuncture or seeing a chiropractor.
Hindu's believe that you should treat the world with respect.
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The same way that they treat others.
With respect, as you should treat all women.
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