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Beachmeanywhere posted:
A month ago I fell and experienced whiplash, went to Chiropractor for 3 weeks approx 2x weekly. Felt a lot better. Now have woken up with stiff neck and joint pain and intense lower back pain. Have had sweating at night. Any ideas?
cweinbl responded:
Going to a chiropractor with an undiagnosed spine injury can turn into a lifelong pain & severe disability mistake. Chiropractors are NOT physicians. They do not attend medical school. They do not complete a residency and/or fellowship. They cannot prescribe medication. And for you, the largest problem is that a chiropractor cannot prescribe the best imaging tests (CAT-scan, myelogram, MRI, etc.). Diagnosis preceeds treatment. When a chiropractor treats a spinal injury, she or he is in the dark because the tests mentioned above are not ordered and correctly interpreted. You're much better off seeing a real doctor - someone with the letters "MD" after his or her name. If you go to a physician and you are professionally diagnosed with a soft tissue injury, not including a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, then you may go to a chiropractor to your heart's content. If I were you, I would obtain a referral to a competent neurosurgan or orthopedic surgeon. Get diagnosed. Then decide what to do with the MD. If the MD recommends a chiropractor, you'll know that additional damage by the chiropractor is unlikely. Look, nothing is more important than your health. Right? Why trust it to someone who never attended or graduated from medical school (chiropractor)?

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