Chiropractic Exercises

Chiropractic exercises help attain good posture, prevent joint and spine pain, improve one's life, and make one feel healthy. Shoulder blade squeeze, chest stretch, gluteal stretch, marching in a place, neck rotations and movements, shoulder shrugs, upper back stretch, trunk arching, etc., are some chiropractic exercises.

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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, ...  Read Full »

Can chiropractic care cure my mild chronic mood disorder and misaligned neck?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from a mild but chronic mood disorder. It is hard to explain but the bottom line is I do not feel right or like myself. Lately, I have been researching chiropractic care and how it can help with anxiety and depression. I remember hurting my neck around the time and I ...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi,Welcome to me begin by saying that not all chiropractors are the same. That is like asking are all dentists or all medical doctors are the same.In regard to your specific questions, I am sorry you are experiencing these symptoms. I believe chiropractic care is a great treatment fo...  Read Full »

My chiropractor suggested a neck exercise for my segmental and somatic dysfunction of a cervical region with cervicalgia. How should I proceed?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently visited a chiropractor due to neck pain. I am a dentist, so I am constantly sitting with my neck turned down. I always feel that my neck is tight and that I constantly need to crack it. I am assuming this neck pain is due to bad posture. My chiropractor took some X-rays and show...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope that I am able to provide you with an appropriate response. Yes, segmental dysfunction is the doctor’s diagnosis. This can absolutely be a result of upper cross syndrome. Do you have a desk job and sit a lot? Typically upper cross patients will have tight p...  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 »

Is stiffness in thoracic area during movement a serious problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I had this stiffness, almost something pushing in my left thoracic area just under my shoulder blade, for the past six months and I feel it most when I am moving my left arm forward or keeping it forward or upward for some time (like for example when I wash plates). It is not painful,...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. After reading your post, I immediately thought you might have a rib subluxation. This is very common with scoliosis (I myself have frequent rib issues). Since you know you have scoliosis, this will explain why this issue appears to be chro...  Read Full »

I heard a crack in neck with sharp pain while stretching and unable to move my neck now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,This morning I got up, and I went to the restroom. As I looked at myself in the mirror, I start to stretch, as soon as I stretch I heard a slight crack in my neck and sharp pain, after that I could not move it. What should I do?  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing neck pain. Nearly 80 % of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. If your pain is muscle related, a hot bath may help loosen you up and give you some temporary relief. When you say t...  Read Full »

I get dizziness due to out of C1. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling with dizziness due to C1 being out. My chiropractic sessions are not helping. My chiropractor does not hold the C1 itself, but just my head and cracks. Is what he is doing wrong? Should not he grab the out of place bone and crack it?  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing back pain and dizziness. Believe it or not, 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. I do have several questions before I can fully answer your question. How do you know C1 is...  Read Full »

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