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Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are a type of manual therapy that involve the manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body to improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance function. The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to restore proper alignment and function of the musculoskeletal system. During a chiropractic adjustment, sudden force is applied to a specific joint in the spine or elsewhere in the body. The force is intended to stretch or mobilize the joint. Common applications of chiropractic adjustments include back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain.

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Can a chiropractor help in fixing the crack sound in my hands to get my power back?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been arm wrestling for close to seven years and with time I have noticed a couple of things about my wrist that are hindering my ability to have healthy progress in this sport. The main issue is with wrist flexion. My problem is that while doing the flexing motion of the wrist ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, the issue is with an excessive sheer force that you create when you flex your wrist is causing bone on bone rubbing and leading to those crack sounds. Depends on the concentration and loading of weight you feel it at different area...  Read Full »

My chiropractor made eight adjustments for my lower back pain. Now, there is no pain but discomfort. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I had lower back pain on the left side of my lower back. So, I consulted a chiropractor, and eight adjustments were done during the last two and a half weeks. The adjustments have helped in my lower back pain. But, I have a sensation in my left back thigh, whic...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you think of the body in terms of biomechanics, once you are realigned, your body is in the correct position. Though it may be in the right position, some muscles tighten, become weak, and do not activate appropriately. As a result, when yo...  Read Full »

I am under physiotheraphy for 10 sessions but I am not fine. Can a chiropractor help me in this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been seeing a physiotherapist for 10 sessions now, and during the sessions, I have been doing exercises and getting needling in around, and undead left shoulder blade to try to relieve the pain, but it still feels bruised under it. I have had some massages previously, which redu...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As with history, I can speculate that you are having trapezius. The pain around the shoulder blade is due to the inflammation of the insertion of the trapezius muscles. As per my clinical practice, I do not think that dry needling and massage are the more extended-...  Read Full »

Can you please review my cousin's MRI reports and suggest whether his problems can be cured with chiropractic therapy?

Query: Hello doctor,My cousin has mild neck pain and severe pain in the right-hand shoulder. Other symptoms include numbness in the right-hand thumb finger and dizziness or a reeling sensation while he goes to bed or wakes up suddenly. He had visited an orthopedist, and they suggested for MRI scan. Please ...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let me begin with the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). These are not diagnostic-quality images. Sorry I am not able to make a...  Read Full »

I underwent knee replacement surgery three weeks ago, and I have a hip pain on the affected side. Should I consult a chiropractor?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a total knee replacement three weeks ago today. It is healing nicely and I have never relied on anything to help me walk. My problem is the hip on the affected side. I compensated for the knee for many years and my hip hurts where the knee is not painful. I also have abnormal thyr...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Let me begin by saying that I am sorry you are experiencing hip pain, but I am glad you are doing better since your knee replacement surgery. To answer your question, absolutely a chiropractor can help. Many offices hav...  Read Full »

Can a chiropractor help treat tinnitus in a 51-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old female in good physical shape. I wanted to know if a chiropractor can help with tinnitus. I have had it for a year. I have tried supplements, seen an ear, eyes, and throat doctor, and cut down on caffeine but to no avail.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your question on I have reviewed your question. I know several researchers who are studying tinnitus in an effort to find the cause and treatment for the condition. Unfortunately, at this time, there are not a lot of great treatment option...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a fluid-filled pocket in my neck after going to a chiropractor. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a chiropractor after suffering from basilar migraines for the previous twelve years, hoping to gain from correcting subluxations in my cervical and thoracic spine. He used the Gonstead technique to make my changes. I was tight on my right side, and when he adjusted my neck, I...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Spinal manipulation has a few challenges, but it does have risks, just like any other operation. However, in your situation, it appears that the adjustment produced some irritation to the soft tissue, resulting in swel...  Read Full »

Could the persistent pain in my lower back indicate a back or spine problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male, 6ft tall, weighing 168 pounds. While carrying a large board that could have easily weighed 44 pounds, I noticed that the pain in my lower back became more intense as I walked, traveling up the middle of my spine. Even after I dropped the weight, the pain persis...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to apologize for the back pain you experienced while carrying the board. Surprisingly, about 80 percent of people will encounter back pain at some point in their lives. The fact that your pain resolved fairly quickly suggests that it is likely a muscle problem, such as a...  Read Full »

My right hip does not appear prominent after appendicitis surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been worried for a while now as I had an appendicitis operation around 15 years back, and it was all fine, but I have been looking at my physique for a while now. I noticed that my right hip, which is the operated part, is not as prominent as the left one, and it looks like two...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case and looked at your pictures (attachments are hidden to protect the patient’s identity), and I am not sure whether this is a chiropractic case. It is possible that your pelvis may be experiencing some misalig...  Read Full »

I had a disk bulge injury in the L4 and L5 regions causing me pain on movements. Please suggest remedies for pain relief.

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced a disk bulge injury in the L4 and L5 regions. The pain occurs when I sit or ride for a long time. It has been one year since I first experienced this issue. Please help suggest some remedies.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. First, I would like to ask you if you have been evaluated by the doctor for the diagnosis of a disk bulge injury in the L4 and L5 (lumbar vertebrae four and five interspaces) regions. However, the best course of treatment ...  Read Full »

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