Chiropractors/Popping neck/back

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Question
hello,

this may seem trivial but I am just curious why it happens.

Sometimes if I pop my neck or my back, I will lose my vision for a few seconds. My eyesight kind of flashes and and everything goes dark for at least 5 seconds.

You know how if you rub your eyes too hard/too long and you see colors and patterns and spots in your vision?

that is what happens.

Just wanted to know why does this happen??

thanks

Answer
Dear KMJ,
I am sorry to inform you that your problem may be serious and thus it is too difficult to answer in this forum.  You should see a neurologist and have an MRI of the upper neck, vertebral arteries and brain as soon as possible.  After completion of those studies, you may contact me if you are are interested, to discuss the results of the MRI and neurological consultation at AllExperts.
Some MRI centers have discounted cash prices, if you do not have insurance.
Best to you,
Dr. True  

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Jerome M. True, DC, FIACN

Expertise

General musculoskeletal pain mechanisms, Evidence-based neuromusculoskeletal therapies, General chiropractic treatment options.

Experience

25 years of experience with back and neck disorders, Chiropractic neurologist, Success with non-surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, Neurology textbook author.

Organizations
Florida Chiropractic Association, North American Association for Laser Therapy, American Association of Spine Physicians.

Publications
Myelopathy, Radiculopathy, and Peripheral Entrapment Syndromes, Journal of Athletic Training, Conservative Management of Sports Injuries,

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Chiropractic (Cleveland Chiropractic College), Diplomate of the American College of Chiropractic Neurology, Fellow International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology.

Past/Present Clients
Professional athletes, High net-worth patients, Physicians and Professionals.

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