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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 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 »

I had a bulge under the rib cage region but it was fixed by a chiropractor. Do I need to worry about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 26-year-old healthy female. I have been going to the chiropractor for a few months three times a week, and now once a week. Recently I had a projection where my thoracic segments met my lumbar. It was originally kind of bulging out and tender to the touch. I told my chir...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Well, that is good that your chiropractor has done a great job by decreasing your pain. But are you sure about the origin and cause of the pain yet? I think your chiropractor mu...  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 »

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