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kc13642 posted:
I went a week ago and had a alignment done at the chiropractor, now my ring finger on my right hand is swollen and sore. Also when I move my right arm across my chest there is a popping between my shoulder blades along with pain in my neck when I move it right and left? Should I revisit my chiropractor or could it be something more serious?
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davedsel2 responded:
Hello.

I love my chiro and he has kept me out of a wheelchair. However, before getting any type of treatment, you should see a spinal neurosurgeon or a spinal orthopedic surgeon for an accurate diagnosis. Have you done that?

Before going back to any other doctor, you would do best to start with your primary doctor (if you need referrals to specialists) and then see a spine specialist.

I pray you can get answers and relief soon.
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Blessings,

-Dave
 
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stellagonzalez responded:
Oh yes continue with your chiropractor, soon you will feel better.
 
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trs1960 replied to davedsel2's response:
Listen to Dave. Chiro's can help, but without proper diagnosis they can hurt you.

Now there's a huge range of quality of chiro's. Some are very good and some are quacks.

Dave gets great relief, my docs have forbid to seek chiropractic treatments as it's too risky.

See a good MD first. A spine orthopedic, neurologist or physiatrist.

Tim
 
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davedsel2 replied to stellagonzalez's response:
stellagnozalez,

Being that this is a public message board read by thousands each day, I must say that a chiropractor is NOT for everyone. It is a controversial treatment. Not every treatment works for every person.

Making blanket statements like yours regarding anything is misleading and not good advice. Everyone should see a spinal specialist to get an accurate diagnosis before trying any type of treatment.
Please click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

Blessings,

-Dave


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