Chiropractors/Questions Answered by Expert John Quackenbush DC

SubjectDate Asked
back injury10/4/2016
  Q: I have a degenerative disc on L4 of my lower spine that i got from playing ice hockey. Sometimes ...
  A: You will need to absolutely solidify and buttress your core but the ultimate low back exercise is ...
Question About My Father's Hip/Thigh Joint Pain8/15/2016
  Q: Quackenbush, Thank you for your time! This question is for my father, who is 79 years old and ...
  A: As a chiropractor I can not comment on medication use. It is a good thing that his xrays are ...
ayuda6/16/2015
  Q: I am in charge of occupational health and safety in 20 clothes store all around venezuela. We have ...
  A: Anton, First you need to determine if the workstation is at the most functional height for the ...
Pain in legs5/2/2015
  Q: My MRI reports Lumber spine, Scout brain and scout cervical say: -Diffuse disc bulges at L3L4,L4, ...
  A: When was this mri performed. I dont know what you mean scout brain scout cervical Hello I was ...
lightheaded,tipsy, neck pain4/28/2015
  Q: I have been lightheaded for 20 yrs, all the time. Lately, neck is painful to turn, and sounds ...
  A: Yes I highly suggest you find a chiropractor that practices "functional Medicine" as well as regular ...
painful red swollen toes2/2/2015
  Q: I just started getting red swollen toes the tips of the toes - the three middle toes on each foot ...
  A: I would love to answer your question but you did not give me enough information concerning your ...
Lower Back Pain. Upper back pain. I'm nervous.1/24/2015
  Q: My name is Charles and I'm 21 years old and pretty health. I have always been nervous about my back ...
  A: Charles, you have a lot to deal with as far as your anxiety but the best thing you can do is to get ...
neck/back pain w/numbness last 3 fingers of right hand & leg11/18/2014
  Q: Family doctor has been giving pain killers,which I don't like and suggested heat packs.sometimes ...
  A: The part of your forearm may possibly be so swollen that is cutting off circulation to the rest of ...
Scalp Tingling10/1/2014
  Q: I have been experiencing scalp tingling for the past couple months now. This is pretty much the only ...
  A: Matthew, Good to hear your blood work and MRI are clear. The scalps sensation is innervated by a ...
sacral pain8/18/2014
  Q: I think I may have sent this question to you before but I gave my old email address which I found is ...
  A: Rosemary, I am sorry to hear of your sister's passing. You may have subluxated your Sacroiliac or ...
spinal subluxation8/2/2014
  Q: Back in 2008, I began experiencing high anxiety, fatigue problems, dizzy spells, & stiff neck. There ...
  A: Benjamin, Do you have access to the NUCCA chiropractor who helped you in the past? Also what took ...
Plank exercises after recovering from Cervical Pain5/26/2014
  Q: I was diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy (C5, C6, C7) in Feb 2011. I recovered and continued with ...
  A: I agree with the Ortho and PT on the kick boxing. I think you would be fine doing the crunches and ...
dizzy spells5/9/2014
  Q: I've been having dizzy spells. My vision will blurr in and out. Two days ago, I was in class and it ...
  A: I need more information: male or female. Have you have any traumatic injuries, have you hit your ...
Muscle Question1/14/2014
  Q: how are you. I have had this shoulder surgery. The surgery involved reattaching my Rhomboid Muscle ...
  A: First and foremost get the radiology report that was generated by the radiologist who read the MRI ...
Carpal Tunnel12/27/2013
  Q: I have carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I am 17 years old. I am also a musician. I refuse to have ...
  A: Corinn, I will need some further questions answered before I can give you a good answer. 1 Male or ...
Inflammation12/10/2013
  Q: I have a lot of inflammation and allergies. With all the allergies, you would think I would have a ...
  A: Eddie, Wow you have a lot going on!!! Allergies are a very complex issue and it is my personal ...
neck and shoulder pain10/14/2013
  Q: I have been dealing with chronic neck and shoulder pain for almost a year, I'm on norco, 3 diff ...
  A: I dont believe that the loss of the curve in your neck is Shredding your muscles but it most ...
Pain in shoulders and hands9/15/2013
  Q: I am a 31yr old female, diagnosed with Bipolar (meds: AM -150mg Lamotragine, PM - 50mg Dopaqual and ...
  A: Always check the side effects of your medications..although i don't think they would cause shoulder ...
upper thigh and leg8/27/2013
  Q: When I stoop over I get severe pain and have problems straightening up. I have to try to stand ...
  A: Donna There could be a myriad of problems with your spine and pelvis that could be causing this ...
Spinous Process Fractures7/29/2013
  Q: Good afternoon! My daughter was in a super-bad tornado in the middle of May. She has two spinous ...
  A: Kristine, This is a very tough situation. I witnessed my step son who had to make it through a ...
husbands health6/3/2013
  Q: My husband woke this morning with a quick onset of flahing lights and what he describes as wiggly ...
  A: Debra I highly suggest you get your husband to a neurologist and a cardiology at this point I dont ...
Should thermal scan after four serious show more tension4/3/2013
  Q: I have been going to a chiropractor for last one month for my back pain. There is still a lot of ...
  A: In the scenario you described the changes are normal. You are on your fifth visit and just getting ...
MP3/4/2013
  Q: I don't want to do drugs or surgery. What else can I do about my MP? It started about two months ...
  A: I suggest you seek the care of healthcare physician who practices Functional Medicine. Most of the ...
back continuously out2/27/2013
  Q: I will try to give you some background information as I'm not sure what is pertinent. I have 2 ...
  A: Jenny, Please tell me more about your adjustments. What kind were they, how often, how many,do you ...
Meralgia Parasthetica and fasiculations of legs2/12/2013
  Q: I've been diagnosed with meralgia Parasthetica (MP) of both leg, onset during pregnancy 2 years ago ...
  A: i HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT YOU SEEK THE CARE OF A CHIROPRACTIC NEUROLOGIST PLEASE CONTACT THE NEUROLOGY ...
Sudden neck, jaw, ear & shoulder pain12/15/2012
  Q: I'm a 20 year old female, 5'5 & 207lbs. I don't have health insurance currently dealing with an ...
  A: Paris, many times with a symptom complex such as you describe there can be several situations that ...
How to stay aligned after chiropractor?10/23/2012
  Q: I play the violin many hours a day, and I do Pilates and stretching and strength building exercises ...
  A: SJ First and foremost I want to commend you for being on a wellness or maintenance program. I would ...
Neck pain and dizziness10/18/2012
  Q: Good evening Sir, I'm hoping you can help me place my issue. This could be lengthy, I apologize in ...
  A: Ashley, Actually the symptoms you are describing are more common than you would think. The type of ...
cubital tunnel syndrome9/16/2012
  Q: I have been diagnosed with cts by a neurologist saying there is "significant" nerve damage. I have ...
  A: Mary Ann if you feel CTS surgery is a consideration I suggest you seek the care of a competent ...
Curved Neck & Unleveled Shoulders8/24/2012
  Q: I'm 27 years old and my shoulders are not leveled. There is also a curve in my neck due to which ...
  A: Ajit from your description it sounds like you have a form of scoliosis which is a curvature of the ...
upper back pain6/29/2012
  Q: I often have upper back pain, between the shoulder blades area and get regular massage for this. ...
  A: I would like to answer your questions. I have copy and pasted your questions and will answer between ...
mirgraines/knot in back of neck5/24/2012
  Q: II have been recently diagnosed w/miigraines. Now i was in the shower last night and has pain coming ...
  A: KRIS, IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT PINCHED NERVES IN THE NECK CAN LEAD TO HEADACHES. THE SYMPTOMS YOU ...
Sciatic Pain?5/3/2012
  Q: I recently had my spinal cord stimulator replaced and when they replaced the battery they moved it ...
  A: Jamie, There is just not enough information to answer this question. I would have to know your ...
Pain on left side of body.4/16/2012
  Q: I am facing problem in the left side of the whole body. Its not exactly pain but uncomfortable on ...
  A: Curry, This si more than likely a Subluxation of one or more of your cervical vertsbrae or bones in ...
Numbness in both hands and sometimes legs4/5/2012
  Q: i was in a very good health , until one day suddenly while driving for 250 km , a traffic jam came ...
  A: Mohammmed, Your symptom complex points to a possible subluxation of your first cervical vertebra ...
chest pain3/14/2012
  Q: I am 49 yr old female, 5'5", 156 lbs. been diagnosed with COPD, Asthma, i have carpal tunnel, ...
  A: Lisa, You have a lot going on. Obviously you need to have a medical check up and an extensive ...
neck & head pain2/27/2012
  Q: I have neck pain rising into the back of the head for over 2 years now. I get irritation at the ...
  A: Mark, You definitely should seek a physical examination by a competent Chiropractor. The history ...
neck pain and dizziness2/15/2012
  Q: I had been having neck pain for a few months and it finally got bad enough that I decided to visit a ...
  A: John, If you are still having this dizziness and you want to rule out brain stem stroke you should ...
Left sided chest pain for 1 year1/18/2012
  Q: A year ago after a period of increased activity (my son broke his leg and I was lifting his ...
  A: I highly suggest you see a chiropractor and have your neck and upperback examined for a subluxation ...
Chronic Neck and Back Pain12/1/2011
  Q: I'm a 28 year old Female who was in a motor vehicle accident in 2003, I was diagnosed with a C1 ...
  A: Amy, I will reply between lines. But I still suggest you get to a chiropractor who employs spinal ...
Meralgia paresthetica10/17/2011
  Q: I am 29, pregnant and I have been suffering from meralgia paresthetica on my right thigh since I ...
  A: Laura, I cannot provide you with any statistics concerning your symptoms. I can tell you that there ...
Neck bubbling/facial numbness10/5/2011
  Q: Two Months ago i started to hear bubbles bursting behind my ears and in my neck.It happens only when ...
  A: Terry, I think it is very important to keep your appointment with the specialist. I would do every ...
head pressure9/30/2011
  Q: I had a skateboarding accident about two and a half days ago. I fell off pretty hard and landed on ...
  A: Rhoan, You immediately need to have a CT Scan or at least an MRI of your skull and brain for ...
CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS9/23/2011
  Q: My father Is Severely suffering from cervical spondylosis(MRI proved it). Report says mild reduction ...
  A: Surgery may be your father's only hope and I cannot just write a response and say don't have ...
pain at deltoid9/22/2011
  Q: i have a pain at the deltoit in my left shoulder.it is sharp and if i put on my shirt the pain is ...
  A: Ben, Sounds to me like a rotator cuff syndrome but your doctor should not over look a possible ...
Chronic Tension Headaches or more?9/11/2011
  Q: Quackenbush, I am 18 years of age and have recently been suffering with headaches. I have had these ...
  A: Andreas, If you presented to me with these symptoms I would immediately order an MRI of your head ...
Disc Narrowing9/6/2011
  Q: A few years ago, my doctor told me that I might have scoliosis after I went in for a check-up. I was ...
  A: Mimi, First and foremost you will more than likely be able to get pregnant and carry to term and ...
Lower Back Pain for a Long time!9/6/2011
  Q: I wondered if you could help me. Since 2007 I have been suffering from lower back pain. I was ...
  A: Ross, Given your parameters you describe you were on the right track seeing a Chiropractor. If money ...
back pain8/25/2011
  Q: I have recently had a mri lumbar spine after a year of being put on Antipsychotic medication because ...
  A: Michelle, My answers are in caps!!! Mild spondylotic changes involving L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels with ...
arm pain8/22/2011
  Q: six days ago I pinched a nerve in my lower back and have been experiencing the sciatic nerve pain ...
  A: Linda, I am sorry to hear of your situation. First and foremost I am assuming that you are asking ...
ear pain7/28/2011
  Q: my mother has been to see two doctors as she has a constant pain in her ear that is not getting ...
  A: This is a very tough question to answer and I really don't think I can give you a definitive answer ...
Costochondritis7/21/2011
  Q: I am a healthy 21 year old female, 110 lb., 53. Exactly a month ago I did some heavy breathing ...
  A: Michaela, It sounds as if you might have been too aggressive with your breathing exercises and yes ...
arm and leg weakness due to straight neck?7/17/2011
  Q: I'm mainly writing for peace of mind. Here's a brief history of a trying year before I ask my ...
  A: Sheryl, To be quick yes the straightening of your neck can contribute to most of the symptoms you ...
back pain7/12/2011
  Q: I have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I had severe hip pain sleeping on my inner-spring ...
  A: Annie, This is very difficult to answer because there is no one bed fits all solution.The problem ...
Headache and neck pain6/10/2011
  Q: I have persistent neck pain and headache for 3 weeks. I am conscious of it when I get up in the ...
  A: Abhay, considering a symptomatic issues that you are describing it is apparent that you are more ...
Neck/deltoid pain6/4/2011
  Q: I am in reasonably good shape. 40 years old. I first noticed the pain in my shoulder in the middle ...
  A: Steve, I highly suggest you go to your doctor since you are already contemplating this idea. I ...
Kick Boxing after Cervical Radiculopathy5/23/2011
  Q: I suffered from cervical radiculopathy in the month of Feb.11 (23 Feb) and was put on bed rest and ...
  A: Nilopal, Well the safe answer is to never kick box again!! Even though I know you do not want to ...
lower back cartigue5/22/2011
  Q: please can you help me. im suffering from constant pain in my back and have been since i gave birth ...
  A: Lisa, I am sorry to hear of your predicament. There is a few that need to be ruled out out. First ...
About restoring the neck curve.4/12/2011
  Q: My name is Andrea who stay in Singapore. 25 years old. My chiroprators in Singapore dianogoses me ...
  A: Andrea, I need to ask a few questions: Are you still in pain? if yes where is the pain and how is ...
Hip & Neck & Shoulder Pain3/31/2011
  Q: I have a couple of seperate issues. I have a tightness in my neck and shoulders all day long. It can ...
  A: Zac, Yes you should see a Chiropractor for both of your health concerns. The first thing you should ...
shoulder/neck pain3/28/2011
  Q: I have been told by a chiropractor that I have a weak neck and my muscles in my shoulders go into ...
  A: Lesley, The symptoms you describe are textbook cervical myositis.It is quite possible that you have ...
Sciatica/Piriformis Syndrome3/22/2011
  Q: I am being treated for sciatica. Many of the issues I was having when I first went to the ...
  A: Carol, You may in fact be correct. I would discuss this with your chiropractor and let her know ...
neck3/18/2011
  Q: I laid down in bed and turned my head somehow as I laid and heard a noise, like a crackle almost. ...
  A: Janet, Some people say "time heals all wounds" and this may be true but as a health practitioner I ...
muscle weakness3/17/2011
  Q: I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, so if it's not, can you tell me where I should ...
  A: Nick, The only thing you can do w/o seeing a doctor is wait and see. I do not recommend that at all. ...
Ribs3/12/2011
  Q: my name is Joe. Recently, I was doing some Teakwondo for a video. I never got punched or kicked ...
  A: Joe, Seems like you have vovered all the bases here. You actually could have cracked ribs instead ...
Cervicogenic headaches3/4/2011
  Q: I wondered 2 things about Cervicogenic headaches. If facial movement or barely touching a small ...
  A: James, Very good question and very perplexing. I have to admit movement of your upper lip and ...
Severe pain in my left shoulder2/27/2011
  Q: Around November of last year (around the same time I got my flu shot) I began experiencing sharp, ...
  A: Candy, I would like to answer your questions by commenting between them separately: 1. How do you ...
Complications resulting from a recent surgery2/19/2011
  Q: I just had surgery,(6 days ago)on my left arm to help with carpal tunnel,tendonitis,and tennis ...
  A: Greg, There is the distinct possibility that you may have nerve damage from your surgery. I am not ...
NECK PAIN2/12/2011
  Q: I TOOK MY 14 YR OLD TO THE CHIROPRACTOR AND THE XRAY SHOWED SHE HAS MINIMAL CURVATURE IN HER NECK. ...
  A: Veronica, It is difficult to answer your question as you never explained what symptoms your ...
pain everywhere1/30/2011
  Q: I have paresthetica meralgia, carpal like symptoms and numb hands literally walking me up all night. ...
  A: Joyce, I would like to answer by answering in Capital letters between sentences. I hope this helps ...
hip1/30/2011
  Q: about 2 weeks ago I was turning around and my hip popped LOUD and I loss the use of my r leg for a ...
  A: Paula, I will need to know more about your ER visit what was done xrays, MRI, Bllodwork? Not quite ...
past patient1/25/2011
  Q: I was just wondering if you are the same Dr that treated me at Arrowhead Health on Bell Road in ...
  A: Denise, I did work at Arrowhead. I can see you in anthem out of my home office. Call my wife Lana ...
elbow1/19/2011
  Q: i am now 43 year old male. my right elbow is in alot of pain by the way i am left handed so i use ...
  A: JII, You absolutely need a one on one examination. Isuggest xrays right away. This a clinical ...
Severe Mid to upper back pain1/2/2011
  Q: I was diagnosed with 3 broken ribs and a severely torn muscle and now after 4 weeks I am getting ...
  A: William, You are a mess right now. I do not think you are a chiropractic candidate at this point. ...
Back pain12/31/2010
  Q: I recently started to get a pain in my upper left mid back bottom of shoulder blade, dull ache I ...
  A: Semma, That sounds like good news. How did you find out it was just a muscle spasm. Who did you see, ...
herniated disc12/27/2010
  Q: Quackenbush, My father who is 50 years old and is a computer engineer, has back pain at the C6 T1 ...
  A: Yvette, Let me answer your questions as follows: Dear Dr. Quackenbush, My father who is 50 years ...
Toe pain at night, leg pain worse at night.12/27/2010
  Q: I am 34 year old mother of 3. I was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago and lupus 4 years ago. I am ...
  A: Reda, You should immediately report this to your primary care physcian! You may have a condition ...
lower back pain12/21/2010
  Q: I have severe pain that starts in the middle of my lower back and goes down into the middle of my ...
  A: Lisa, Why not get an examination by a doctor of Chiropractic. Sounds like you are a text book ...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome12/19/2010
  Q: I fell down some stairs exactly a year ago. Ever since then I've been suffering from Chronic ...
  A: Crissy, There is one facet when it comes to CFS as well as Fibromyalgia and that is traumatic ...
right hip and low back pain12/3/2010
  Q: I am a 42 yr old female. I have right hip and low back pain.The pain initially started in my groin ...
  A: Jennifer, First and foremost I definitely think you should seek a chiropractic consultation. More ...
Lower back pain11/28/2010
  Q: I had my MRI done a month ago and I don't understand all that medical jargon. Could someone please ...
  A: I will try to explain what your mri means. My response is in caps. L4/5 shows mild broad central ...
massage techniques for slipped disc in neck11/25/2010
  Q: Do you know exactly how and what/technique massage you should be using to cure a slipped ...
  A: Ron, Any massage technique that helps decrease disc compression while enhancing the natural ...
Pain in neck, shoulder and head11/11/2010
  Q: I had a surgery for wrist ganglion in march 2009. since then i am having pain in my lower part of ...
  A: First and foremost you need to get a second opinion as to the efficacy of your hand surgery. You ...
right flank pain11/7/2010
  Q: My name is Chancy, I'm male, 29 years old. About 10 days ago, I had a pain in the right flank area ...
  A: Chancy, One way to rule out the gall stone is to have the ultrasound done! It's not that invasive ...
Concerned11/4/2010
  Q: I am concerned. I have seen my doctor about waking up and not being able to use my legs well because ...
  A: Kim, If your PCP is not concerned get a second opinion from another PCP. Also you could go to a ...
left knee severe injury11/4/2010
  Q: In 1988 I had a severe injury to my left knee 6 surgery 3 of witch were acl Reconstructions now in ...
  A: Thomas, The short answer is yes this could be the major contributing factor as to why you are ...
rib/back pain10/28/2010
  Q: I am 53, basically healthy and active female that has been seeing the same chiropractor for ...
  A: Sandra, Could you supply me with more info on the rib pain? Where is the rib pain? Does it stay in ...
Chronic Arm Pain10/19/2010
  Q: For 11 months I have been experiencing intense arm pain, starting in the wrist and now to the ...
  A: Christale, Sounds like you were off to a good start. It is absolutely true that you can have good ...
displaced fracture 1st rib10/13/2010
  Q: I discovered yesterday that some 22 years ago I fractured my right clavicle (medial end), 1st rib ...
  A: Paul, My step son actually broke his transverse process in a ATV accident. Upon Hearing this I ...
Chronic Neck Pain10/12/2010
  Q: My question concerns my Dad. He is 66 and has over 15 surgeries in the last 30 yrs, mainly on his ...
  A: Megan, Actually chiropractic was discovered by DD Palmer over a hundred years ago by adjusting ...
scapula instabiliity10/9/2010
  Q: slight scolosis about 9 degrees in a one big mild c the curve turns into the right shoulder spina ...
  A: J, From your description I suspect the problem comes from the nerves that exit your upper thoracic ...
Pain in sacrum10/5/2010
  Q: I am 55 and have scoliosis. Previously I have not had pain from this problem. Six months ago I ...
  A: Kel, First and foremost stay away from that machine! But there are a hundred exercises that can ...
Myofascial Pain Syndrome9/30/2010
  Q: I fell at work 31 days ago. Since then I have had a chronic headache and pain in between my shoulder ...
  A: Chris, I am not licensed to dispense medication and therefore I cannot tell you to take medication ...
Neck pain9/25/2010
  Q: So it all started about a month ago give a few days. I slept in a different bed then I usually do ...
  A: Krista, I would encourage you to get a more thorough examination and work up of your neck pain. I ...
genu recurvatum9/23/2010
  Q: i was rejected in medical test in armed forces due to genu recurvatum, can you please physical ...
  A: Ganesh, A true Genu Recurvatum is almost always a permanent condition and there are no exercises ...
Chiropractors9/14/2010
  Q: I started to suffer from lower back pain a few years ago but only when walking slowly with my 85 yr ...
  A: Christine, If you suffered damage to Just the Hamstrings they should be getting progressively ...
chronic neck pain after an adjustment9/11/2010
  Q: I went to the chiropractor yesterday and after viewing my xrays he adjusted my neck even though I ...
  A: Jill, Anything is possible in this senario. Can you tell me some more information concerning your ...
pins and needles9/10/2010
  Q: In early Aug. I began seeing a chiropractor for VERY slight pins in needles I noticed ocassionally ...
  A: Claire if your mri came back normal then you more than likely do not have any disc problems. I would ...
consultancy9/8/2010
  Q: I had harsh pains on my back bone when I did an x-rays I found the following - Straightening of the ...
  A: AH Here are my comments in capitol letters: - Straightening of the lumbar spine is noted ...
Chiropractors9/4/2010
  Q: Had treatment for lower back pain & migraines, things improved until treatment was started on my ...
  A: Christine, Please describe the treatment you received from the chiropractor on all visits. Please ...
1 year old spine8/23/2010
  Q: My 1 yr old baby girl was born with pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (brain damage)and she is just ...
  A: Rosa, Would you please send me more information about the pregnancy, how you felt during the nine ...
Rib subluxation7/29/2010
  Q: I used to work a job where I engaged in heavy repetitive lifting.I notices in my mid back area a ...
  A: Rick, It is very hard to see a rib subluxation and Medical Doctors are not trained to look for them ...
Rib Cage Pain7/26/2010
  Q: I have an unusual question that I can't find any help on yet. My rib cage on both sides all around ...
  A: Denise, It is my opinion that you have more than one thing going on with your health. Both ...
coccyx pain7/17/2010
  Q: i suffered a fracture of the sacral area, i am still in constant pain around the coccyx area, i have ...
  A: Michelle, A subluxated or mis-aligned Coccyx can definitely be bothersome and could be the root ...
I need serious help understanding MRI Report of Lumbar Spine7/13/2010
  Q: I had an MRI of the Lumbar Spine June 30, 2010. I just received a copy of the report and I dont ...
  A: Ksha, Below I have changed the findings from doctor speak to patient understanding Findings: No ...
spine7/11/2010
  Q: I have spondgylosis in the neck and lower spone aswell as ddd in lower spine, I have had some ...
  A: Tulip' I would suggest you look into Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA). This is where you will ...
Shoulder pain, INR,Fever, Pass out7/4/2010
  Q: I am 44., on wairfern for 5 years because of TVT and PE., last week Inr was 4.4; Have been had ...
  A: Anna, It is my opinion you have two different conditions and you should seek medical ...
Jaw displacement7/2/2010
  Q: I would love some advice on how how serious my condition is and where to go. I think I'm suffering ...
  A: Marcus, Your condition is a serious one to say the least! I have seen several cases where the jaw ...
subluxation degeneration7/1/2010
  Q: I have been going to the chiropracter for about two years now, this being the third chiropractor, ...
  A: Sergio, I think one of the best devices is called the posture pump and you need to know they make ...
pinched nerve6/30/2010
  Q: While I was pregnant a year ago I put too much strain on my back resulting in a muscle spasm they ...
  A: Rachel, I am sorry to hear of your predicamant. It is a serious one at that! From the symptoms you ...
wrist pain6/22/2010
  Q: I have severe pain in my left wrist.As I rotate my arm counter-clockwise something feels as if it is ...
  A: Nigel, It seems that you have a bio mechanical problem that is affecting your wrist and the two ...
neck popping6/22/2010
  Q: I had a posterior fossa decompression surgery on 10-16-08 for a chiari malformation. I've had ...
  A: Elizabeth, I would suggest a set of regular films, MRI and a cineradiography which are xrays of ...
back pain & headache/migraine6/16/2010
  Q: I've had back pain since '03 due to the fall and hurt myself on the blow up jumping and going ...
  A: AmberLee, First and foremost it is excellent that your MRIs are negative! That means you have no ...
undiagnosed6/11/2010
  Q: a few years ago i did some weird neck/head/arm stretch. i felt weird warm flushes throughout my body ...
  A: Tina, You more than likely have a Subluxation of your C1 vertebra that may be causing all of or ...
back issues6/8/2010
  Q: "im 15 years and i have just been told by the physio that i have no curve at my lower back also i ...
  A: Suzy, I certainly hope you can get to a chiropractor in the country where you live. I think it ...
leg pain5/24/2010
  Q: I have been having an aching pain in buttocks/leg/down to feet--mostly back of both legs. It ...
  A: Amber, You would do well to see a chiropractor for this condition. What you are describing is a ...
Info about what is going on in the brain5/21/2010
  Q: Someone in my family has just been in a head on collision and are now in a coma. I want to know more ...
  A: I am very sorry to hear of your family members predicament. I would need more information to answer ...
Meralgia Paresthetica for over 10 years4/20/2010
  Q: , I'm sure I've had MP for over the past 10 years. I'm 36 years old now and seem to remember when I ...
  A: Of particular interest to me is the fact that when you try to stretch the tight hip flexors your ...
Chronic headaches and neck/back pain4/19/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could suggest perhaps if I am doing the right thing or if I should try see a ...
  A: Megan, I would get a second chiropractic opinion. Try to find a chiropractic neurologist who ...
Neck injury from a falling object3/30/2010
  Q: About a year and a half ago a big object fell on my head. I have had a session of neck injections as ...
  A: Rick, You didn't really send me any information on xray or MRI results? What is your diagnosis? Did ...
Back rib pain3/23/2010
  Q: I went to the MDs a few weeks back and c/o right lower rib pain in the back..she did an Xray and it ...
  A: Tara, Just so you know the "Normal" means there are no tumors, fractures, or dislocations! That's a ...
Pinched Nerve in the Neck3/16/2010
  Q: I was diagnosed with a pinch nerve in the neck caused by "bone spurs from degenerative arthritis"... ...
  A: Barbra, i would like you to know that going to a pain clinic may be a necessary evil but I do admit ...
SI Joint Issues and Chiropractic Care3/16/2010
  Q: I have been dealing with constant low back pain for a little more than a year now. After being sick ...
  A: Jess, The flare up you speak of is quite common with the first few adjustments. Please discuss this ...
Dizziness3/14/2010
  Q: I was rear-ended two times within a year and a half. I never went to the emergency room. For almost ...
  A: Lauren, I am sorry to learn of your situation. You did not mention Chiropractic so I am assuming ...
lower back pain3/5/2010
  Q: what does this mean, At L5-S1 there is a small to moderate sized broad based right paremedian to ...
  A: Bradley, Here is the explanation: At L5-S1 there is a small to moderate sized broad based right ...
rib subluxation?3/3/2010
  Q: I would like to describe my situation and hope to get an advise from you. Being 32 weeks pregnant, I ...
  A: Ella, I am very sorry to hear of your situation. Right now you are secreting a hormone called ...
Neck Slip Disc2/28/2010
  Q: , I have had a slip disc of the neck which is giving me partial numbness in my right hand ...
  A: I would suggest that you find a chiropractor who employs Spinal Decompression. This is a specialty ...
Terrible Muscle Tension2/26/2010
  Q: How are you? I get terrible tense muscles in the head and behind the eyes. This last all day and its ...
  A: Peter, You more than likely have a subluxation of your C1/C2 vertebrae in the upper most part of ...
cervicogenic headaches2/23/2010
  Q: I asked another Chiropracter here this question and he couldn't answer, which I don't understand, I ...
  A: Lee, I would like to answer this question for you. The Cervicogenic headache is best described if ...
aching neck and shoulders2/20/2010
  Q: I have been going to the chiropractor 2X a week for the past 5 weeks because of chronic neck and ...
  A: Sharon, I apologize if you did not receive my previous answer..so if this is a duplicate answer ...
Neck Pain2/19/2010
  Q: I was diagnosed with mild degenerative disc disease via x-ray in April 2009. The last few months, I ...
  A: Michelle, If your DDD is mild you would benefit from Chiropractic care. I suggest you seek the ...
17 year old with pains at base of skull2/19/2010
  Q: I am 17 years old. For about 5 years now I have had pains at the base of my skull connecting to the ...
  A: Angela, I do believe that this is something that should be looked into. I really can't answer your ...
Headache at the base of head2/18/2010
  Q: Quackenbush, My name is Nicole and I talked with you earlier about my SI joint. I went to a ...
  A: Nicole, Hello again!! I would like to say good to hear from you but I feel for you. Nicole did you ...
very bad hip pain and tail bone2/16/2010
  Q: my name is Shannon.I was hit from behind and went off the highway into a tree in 2007.I am in pain ...
  A: Shannon, I am sorry to hear of your health issues. I can only assume you went to the ER or a GP ...
Hi!2/12/2010
  Q: My boyfriend has had some pretty awful pain for the past 5 years and refuses to go to the doctor or ...
  A: Sarah, Thank God for the women in the world!! I am glad you contacted me. It seems you have a very ...
CTS & chronic cervical radiculopathy2/11/2010
  Q: I suffered a nasty fall onto a concrete floor in 1997 and damaged my left (dominant) hand and wrist. ...
  A: Lesley, I am very sorry to hear of your health situation. I opine that you have pretty much ...
Chronic Back pain and bppv.2/3/2010
  Q: I have had chronic pain in my back for about 8-10 years and milder pain before that. It goes from my ...
  A: Jonathan, I am sorry to hear of your health issues. I am always asked if it is a bad thing to crack ...
Pinched elbow nerve2/3/2010
  Q: I've been working out 5-6 days a week now for almost 2 months. I started noticing my arms would ...
  A: Tyler, First and foremost if you are working out 5-6 days per week you are in risk of over ...
twisted back1/28/2010
  Q: i was at work 2 days ago in a Nursery when a child hit my back hard with his head, that night my ...
  A: Laura, From your description a "twisted back" means one or more of your vertebra in your neck ...
Pain!1/27/2010
  Q: A couple of weeks ago I woke up and my wrist hurt. Later I noticed muscle aches in my forearm to my ...
  A: Rest assured it is OK to be weary of left arm pain. However it is unlikely a heart problem. Get your ...
MRI Findings.1/27/2010
  Q: I am 28 and I have been dealing with Vitamin D defficency and Fibromyalgia for two years now. I ...
  A: Erin, It is my opinion that Fibromyalgia is a real disease and should be treated neurologically ...
joint pain & reverse curving of the neck1/25/2010
  Q: first off I appreciate you being a part of this site.ok so I am 25 yr old female. I have reverse ...
  A: Dawn, You do have a very serious situation at hand. The reversal of your cervical curve is quite ...
Sacralization1/22/2010
  Q: I have been to family Doctor, pain management specialist, and physical therapy, but I still have ...
  A: Sean, This is a tough situation to be in. Sacralization can mean several things and without seeing ...
herniated disc1/17/2010
  Q: My chiropractor said I have a herniated disc which I did at work on Thursday. He adjusted me and ...
  A: Seth, Every case is different especially when it comes to herniated discs. There are so many factors ...
Scoliosis / Irritable bowel syndrome1/11/2010
  Q: John, I'm a 5'6", 135 lbs., 44 yr old, very physically fit, mother of two adult children. I ...
  A: Pierrette, Considering your question I think you are definitely a candidate for a chiropractic work ...
Meralgia Paresthetica1/10/2010
  Q: I am a 40 year old physician (radiologist) that knows for sure that I have Meraglia Paresthetica in ...
  A: Ken, I am happy to make some suggestions in your case. First and foremost you definitely will need ...
treatment for curved neck and back pain1/9/2010
  Q: i m 25 years old and my shoulders are not leveled. There is also a curve in my neck due to which ...
  A: Kuldeep, First and foremost I am assuming the picture you sent is just a picture and not your true ...
Wrist Pain, Hand, Numb Fingers1/5/2010
  Q: I would really appreciate your opinion. For the last 5-7 months I have been dealing with 24/7 pain ...
  A: Brian, I am sorry to hear of your situation but the best thing you are doing is to go to the ...
SI joint Adjustment1/2/2010
  Q: Dr. Quackenbush, I do not have the results of the MRI on hand, just the films. I believe that it ...
  A: Nicole, I will return your call. I do not think this will get better on it's own given the ...
Ear, neck, shoulder pain....1/1/2010
  Q: What is the possible cause of the following symptoms & what type of doctor should I be seeing for ...
  A: Debbie, I would start with a Chiropractor. Most of what you describe is what Chiropractors deal ...
SI joint Adjustment12/27/2009
  Q: Can you explain to me the risks of an aggressive SI joint adjustment? Besides a severe ligament ...
  A: Nicole, I don't think that the SI Joint was damaged unless you let an 800 lb gorilla adjust you. I ...
skull ache12/22/2009
  Q: sir. i was suffering from a neck ache sinnce a week. had a x-ray done. da findings were of a muscle ...
  A: Akash, From the description in your question it is possible that you have a subluxation in your ...
Possible Nerve Damage??12/16/2009
  Q: I've seen the doctor a couple of times, first i got muscle relaxers, and i finally got blood drawn ...
  A: Jady, I do not think you have simple case of nerve damage. The description you give seems that your ...
Manubrium Srenum Pain12/13/2009
  Q: I have terrible pain in in the manubrium sternum area with movement, deep breathing, and pressing on ...
  A: Sharon, The issue of your sternum could in fact be related to your fibromyalgia. It may not be just ...
sore wrists and shoulders12/12/2009
  Q: will a pinched nerve in my neck caused by jamming my neck in a fall cause a pain in both my wrists ...
  A: Bill, This is a yes and no type answer. If in fact you do have pinched nerves in your neck it can ...
Symptoms related to back and neck injuries12/7/2009
  Q: I am a 37 yr old female I've had a few injuries in my time(a fall skiing, a fall off a horse and a ...
  A: Jacqui, I am happy to hear of your good results with your chiropractor(s) and I hope you continue ...
MRI INTERPERTATION11/25/2009
  Q: I fell about 4 months ago and im in horrible pain I got my MRI results I just don't understand them ...
  A: Angela, I am very sorry to hear of your situation. I hope the following will help. As far as your ...
Effectiveness of Chiropractic Treatment (specific dx)11/20/2009
  Q: I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, osteo-arthritis, and lumbar spondylosis. I have significant ...
  A: Kelly, I think it is important that you understand that traditional medicine has little to offer ...
Chronic Neck Pain11/13/2009
  Q: Last year while working as a massage therapist I experienced a consistant shooting pain on the top ...
  A: Heather, It is possible that you have more than just the disc protrusion. However it seems to me ...
chronic low back pain11/11/2009
  Q: For over a year now I've been having low back pain. Mostly when I sit down for a long time. Over ...
  A: Rhonda, First and foremost I am sorry to hear of your loss. I do believe that a miscarriage is a ...
Lower Back Pain11/8/2009
  Q: I have been having lower back pain,and pain shooting through both legs sometimes. My MRI Report ...
  A: Able, You actually have more than one health issue. Obviously the facet swelling is a sigh that you ...
disc problems11/5/2009
  Q: I have had an mri about a year ago and it showed bulging discs on multiple locations and that i had ...
  A: First and foremost you have serious health issues with the combination of all three you should seek ...
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS10/30/2009
  Q: My daughter wrote: MS is based on inflammation in the body which is caused by the poor conductivity ...
  A: I would like to answer this question but it is not as simple as a yes or a no answer. I do believe ...
prolonged calf pain10/17/2009
  Q: For over a year now I have had a "knot" type pain in my right calf. It is tender to the touch. The ...
  A: Sue, I am sorry to hear you are suffering for so long with this calf pain. It seems you have had ...
Low back and Leg pain10/14/2009
  Q: Had a total Knee Replacement 10 1/2 years ago. In the last year the burning in that thigh has ...
  A: Chris, Sounds like you are in a very tough situation. First I don't think the knee replacement is ...
Median Nerve10/11/2009
  Q: Near my left shoulder blade I feel as though I have a pinched nerve. My left thumb, forefinger, and ...
  A: Jason, I feel you have hit the nail on the head! I agree with you it does appear that the symptoms ...
rib pain10/9/2009
  Q: I have be getting a sharp pain under the right side of the floating rib, went to a phsio guy and he ...
  A: Darren, Certain weight lifting postures can cause trouble with the ribs. You definitely need an x ...
pain in my arm bone10/8/2009
  Q: about 2 months ago while i was washing the dishes, a heavy crystal bowl fell down on my arm from a ...
  A: Ouch that must have hurt. You would need to rule out any "bone" brusing that may have occurred. The ...
Pain in right side under ribs10/7/2009
  Q: I am 22 years old. I noticed for the last week and a half my lymph nodes in the groin on the left ...
  A: Courtney, The way this question is posed it is my advice that you get medical attention right away. ...
right rib pain10/6/2009
  Q: After falling down 2 flights I am left with radiculapathy of the L4L5 chronic neck and back pain a ...
  A: Annette Obviously you have been through a very traumatic incident/accident and have suffered with ...
BACK PAIN9/30/2009
  Q: ABOUT A MONTH AGO I SUFFERED FROM MUSCLE SPASMS DOWN MY LEFT SIDE OF MY BACK,I NOW HAVE A VERY SORE ...
  A: You more than likely are suffering from a common ailment called Subluxation which means one or more ...
Nerve regeration/foot drop9/29/2009
  Q: I am 36 years and 4 days old(still getting used to the 36 bit :-) ) I had a full ceramic hip ...
  A: This is avery complicated question and really my opinion can't be taken for medical advice because I ...
Leg9/24/2009
  Q: My name is Christina I'm 26yrs of age and for these past few weeks my left calf has been numb to the ...
  A: It's highly doubtful that your calf problem has come to fruition because of a stroke. You more than ...
Bulge on the back of my neck9/24/2009
  Q: Years ago I had a Chiropractor tell me that my neck was completely straight, that it was probably an ...
  A: Donna, Please realize that you are describing a very serious condition that needs immediate ...
Chronic aching9/23/2009
  Q: Is it possible at 34 years of age and without an injury to be suffering from severe arthritis? My ...
  A: First and foremost if you have arthritis it would show up on your x-rays. I understand that you have ...
military neck9/20/2009
  Q: I have a hypolordosis of the neck. I have been struggling with terrible neck and upper back pain, ...
  A: First Military neck is more prevalent than most people would believe so you are not the only one who ...

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