Chiropractors/Questions Answered by Expert David Kulla, DC

SubjectDate Asked
worried about chiroprator treatment cracking lower back when not needed1/13/2013
  Q: I was insistent I dint have any lower back pain at all so was surprised after the assessment he ...
  A: Greatoften times the lower back is out of alignment and directly related to your neck misalignment. ...
Disc fusion1/4/2013
  Q: I have a serious disc degeneration at L5. It has been recommended to either get disc fused or let ...
  A: Currently there are surgeries that replace the disc with a fake or titanium disc. It is not ...
patient back pain massage chairs11/14/2012
  Q: my dad has back pain, and two of his disks are dislocated, what type of massage chairs do you ...
  A: i dont recommend massage chairs for someone with herniated discs without examining them. i ...
In need of help10/28/2012
  Q: Greetings Sir, I'm writing this and seeking information because I've ran out of options anymore to ...
  A: yes your symptoms are very familiar. If you have pain during inhalation then it is a clearly a rib ...
disc protrusion at the L5/S1 disc10/23/2012
  Q: My clinical view: Strong pain in the right leg only during some activities (bending or sitting for ...
  A: If you are only doing laser, electrostim and exercises it will take a long time. The problem is a ...
hand/armpit pain10/22/2012
  Q: I have been using my left pinky and ring finger aggressively for typing and have developed severe ...
  A: i have a friend named bao, wonder if this is him. THe NSAIDS will only mask your symptoms not fix ...
option treatments for the illness10/21/2012
  Q: i got a pain that started from my back and radiates to right buttock, hip, leg and toes. i had this ...
  A: your best option is chiropractic care to take pressure off those spinal nerves. Sounds like the ...
Hip pain after giving birth10/18/2012
  Q: A year after having my daughter I was on the computer for almost 8 hours straight. My back usually ...
  A: First of all is he releasing your psoas muscle??? its a muscle in the front and can only be released ...
Pain after going to chiropractor10/16/2012
  Q: I was in an accident in 2009, shortly after that the lower back pain began. An X-ray showed I had ...
  A: I understand your concern. Having pain shooting into the legs is not a good sign. He should have ...
Given me Guidance10/9/2012
  Q: I fall down and got some injured in spine But till date don't get the right solution for my pain. My ...
  A: most likely you have misaligned a vertebra in your back and it needs to be checked and corrected. ...
thigh pain10/4/2012
  Q: I have had two episodes of sacroiliac dysfunction. The first time I had it manipulated, about two ...
  A: I cannot give you adivce on whether or not to stretch it or what to do exactly because you haven't ...
Disc Herniation in C5-610/3/2012
  Q: At 32 I noticed that I had been having progressively worse neck pain and stiffness for several ...
  A: great questions, you would be surprised at some of the questions we get with absolutely NO ...
Help me to understand MRI results8/22/2012
  Q: The foramina are patent on both sides. Straightened lumbar lordosis is seen. L1-2 and L2-3: No disc ...
  A: it is very tough to explain an mri in detail when i realy don't know your medical knowledge or ...
AC Joint Bump8/19/2012
  Q: 140lbs 6% body fat. All my life I've had boney bumps where the AC joint is on my shoulders. My ...
  A: Most of us that are thin have ac joints that show. my AC joint sticks out and i have no shoulder ...
Should I see a chiropractor?8/7/2012
  Q: I am a 21 year old very healthy woman. I was having migraines and my doctor noticed the tension in ...
  A: he is right when your nervous system is not in alignment it will shorten yourlife over time slowly. ...
Knee and Hip Pain8/6/2012
  Q: Dr. Kulla, I am a 19 year old college soccer player. I've been noticing a more frequent and ...
  A: he is right. given your history of multiple fractures i would have an x ray done first , then mri if ...
numbness in hand,fingers, and arm8/1/2012
  Q: I read the question and answer you posted to see a chiropractor to help heal the numbness in ...
  A: An MRI will tell you whether or not the disc is bulged, herniated or normal. Surgery depends on the ...
Regular cracking / popping sound in shoulderr7/28/2012
  Q: I have a question and it has been going on for 3-4 years now. Kindly note that this did not happen ...
  A: You may have a slight clavicle or shoulder misalignment. It could also be tight muscles rubbing ...
MRI Cervical Spine7/27/2012
  Q: I would like some advice please on what the findings of a cervical MRI are: The vertebral alignment ...
  A: The focal matter appearing is the nothing. It's only stating that there was an abnormality visible. ...
Functional Scoliosis Diagnosis7/18/2012
  Q: I would greatly appreciate any help you could give to me. I see a chiropractor for a tense and achy ...
  A: Your chiropractor should be helping you with this problem. Scoliosis typically develops at the age ...
Forearm tendonitis7/14/2012
  Q: I am experiencing a very annoying and bad case of forearm tendonitis. I have been struggling with ...
  A: There are two types of tendinitis in the forearm. Tennis elbow (outside of the elbow pain) and ...
SI-Joint Options7/12/2012
  Q: 3 months ago I separated my SI Joint on both sides. The Medical care in my area is quite limited. ...
  A: Surgery may not be the best option here. First; how was si joint separation diagnosed? Surely not ...
curve in spine in neck7/3/2012
  Q: I had a lot of tests from a lumber puncture to neck scan. Then the hospital told me i have a curve ...
  A: your headaches are tension headaches caused by increased muscular tension in the back of the neck. ...
Numbness6/28/2012
  Q: I am seeing a chiropractor for a worker's compensation injury to my neck leaving me with a bulge ...
  A: It seems he is ignoring your complaints. i would switch chiropractors and have some gentle adjusting ...
Sciatica and Disk Bulge6/24/2012
  Q: I have been stricken with sciatic since the end of March, and it's still going strong. It seems to ...
  A: These things heal at different rates. There is no set time frame , every disc herniation heals on ...
Major back pain and I don't know what to do.6/23/2012
  Q: I have been having back pain since 2006. At that time the spine center I went to gave a series of ...
  A: You are in a tough spot. First ; a laminectomy is a fairly serious surgery and causes a lot of ...
Persistent dull pain in left arm6/22/2012
  Q: I have had intermittent dullness/numbness in my left arm over the past 5 years. The pain is from the ...
  A: It is one of two things Lina. It is either carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in the base of ...
sciata pain6/21/2012
  Q: About six weeks ago I started experiencing a tightness and sharp pain in my left upper hip and ...
  A: This isn't something that will just disappear in 4 visits. People want instant relief, I understand ...
personal trainer and chiropractor6/14/2012
  Q: What are some of the maodalties you use and how could I the personal trainer be of value to you?
  A: stephen, Im not sure what you are asking me and why? first of all, if you do not live in nyc you are ...
Numbness and tingling in back6/13/2012
  Q: For the past couple of months I have been getting a numb and tingling feeling in my mid to upper ...
  A: You most likely have a pinched sensory nerve in the upper back. Carry your newborn could aggravate ...
Nerve Pain?6/7/2012
  Q: I have a history of back problems. I was just diagnosed in year ago January with a bulging disk at ...
  A: Pam, It may be something you will deal with on and off for life. A disc herniation is a permanent ...
Numbness on left side of leg6/6/2012
  Q: My name is Lucy I'm 26, for the past month I've had numbness on the left side of my leg, in which i ...
  A: You most likely have a pinched sensory nerve causing the numbness. You can also have a pinched nerve ...
pain on my right last rib6/4/2012
  Q: I started having a pain in my right flank, exactly in one of the last ribs. I feel this pain only If ...
  A: It could be several things. A: do you have scoliosis ? B: did you have trauma or sporting accident ...
Pinched nerved of lower back5/31/2012
  Q: ..A week ago I was diagnosed by an Orthopedist, as having a possible pinched nerve in my lower back. ...
  A: I'm sorry, but your husband is foolish. Medication only masks your symptoms , it doesn't fix ...
Lower back issues5/24/2012
  Q: In 2010 I did yoga for the firs time in college and really felt excruciating pain a few days later. ...
  A: Smart to stop taking muscle relaxers as that only masks your symptoms. Chiropractors will get to the ...
torqued pelvis5/15/2012
  Q: What can I do for this situation? When I awake in the morning I have severe pain in my right hip ...
  A: I don't see why he would send you to physical therapy for a torqued pelvis??? Physical therapists ...
Neck Pain5/8/2012
  Q: I was playing golf the other day and on my first swing of the day I feel like I pulled something in ...
  A: well my guess would be that you are either suffering from a pinched nerve in your neck (thats why ...
Shrinking discs?5/6/2012
  Q: David I am 53, in good general health, although overweight. About three years ago my wife noticed we ...
  A: Several good questions. It is indeed normal for us to shrink over time as we loose water and ...
shoulder injury5/4/2012
  Q: I think I may have a deltoid injury. I originally hurt my right arm about 10 years ago and was ...
  A: I'm not really sure what you are asking me. i can tell you that after surgery or injury to the ...
Ear pain from neck5/1/2012
  Q: I was just seen by an ENT specialist and he told me that my ears were fine and suspects that it is ...
  A: My suggestion to you is to seek out a occipital or upper shoulder massage therapist. Start at 3x a ...
lower back pain4/18/2012
  Q: Went to a friends recommended chiropractor with mild to moderate lower backpain, and after a 15 ...
  A: Wade, It is a strange way to adjust someone. I have never heard of it being done that way either. ...
mri lumbar spine4/15/2012
  Q: I am a 35 year old female. In good health and no prior back pain before i fell in feb of this year. ...
  A: yes this would cause pain down the leg. It can be resolved and afterwards i recommend pilates to ...
Chriopractic Malpractice?4/13/2012
  Q: Here is my situation- I am a 22 y/o female, with DDD in my L4-L5, and L5-S1. My disc between L4-L5 ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by "over corrected" your lower back, as there is no such thing. It's ...
Costochondritis3/19/2012
  Q: I have been suffering from costochondritis for about 5 years due to popping my sternum. The top two ...
  A: no most likely they are separate issues. your costochondritis is often times flared up or ...
tingling in top of shoulder with stretching3/16/2012
  Q: I have a lot of tightness in my neck and shoulders, and at therapy they had me stretching my neck, ...
  A: It sounds like you may have over stretched and caused a pinched nerve. You have motor and sensory ...
Interpretation of MRI3/9/2012
  Q: I had an MRI in January 2012. I have Multiple Sclerosis (diagnosed about 8 years ago. I had an ...
  A: It could be a typo , but regardless i would go to your doctor that ordered the mri and have him ...
Back Pain2/28/2012
  Q: Kulla I have suffered from lower back pain for around 5 months now and gone to several ...
  A: sorry to hear your still suffering. A repetitive stress injury from rowing would mean you row only ...
numbness in the face2/23/2012
  Q: I injured my left shoulder in DEC. reaching under a table to retrieve an item I had dropped, I had ...
  A: Yes, this can be caused by a neck injury. You have nerves that exit from your cervical (neck) spine ...
scoliosis2/5/2012
  Q: I am a 26 year old female from India. I have been a yoga enthusiast for years but i recently ...
  A: The X-rays should be taken with arms down by your side. Otherwise, You may have a film that doesn't ...
Disc c6/c7 related2/4/2012
  Q: One month back i felt severe pain in my left hand and i was hospitalised.MRI reveals broad based ...
  A: Several precautions you can take; Stretching your neck and shoulders and if you work on a computer ...
tingling in tip of thumb1/23/2012
  Q: Over New Years i put my neck out and went to my chiropractor and after a few adjustments my neck ...
  A: You have a pinched nerve and could have done it when you initially hurt your neck. It sounds like ...
scapula1/21/2012
  Q: i have many times pain around the scaplua always on my right side. i also have scolosis of only 9 ...
  A: You answered your own question. Scoliosis causes mis alignment of the spine and ribs. It can cause ...
Chest Pain Posture1/17/2012
  Q: Male 40years I seem to have been suffering from chest pains for over 2 years now. Have had 2 trips ...
  A: chris, it is most likely your chostrochondritis acting up again. you probably also have some ribs ...
Numbness in leg and damaged spinal disks: definetely related?12/25/2011
  Q: I am 31 years old. I get a tingling sensation in my left leg, in the outer and front area of the ...
  A: Reading on the Internet is not always the best thing to do. Your numbness into the legs is clearly ...
multi level disc osteophyte12/20/2011
  Q: i recently had an mri..drs were looking for what was causing chorea issues..they found ...
  A: It depends where your involuntary movements are. If they are in your arms, hands, shoulders, neck ...
Brachial Plexus Neuropathy12/14/2011
  Q: Mr. Kulla, I've been suffereing from Branchial Plexus Neuropathy/Long thoracic nerve damage/causing ...
  A: ronnie, your neurologist is correct it is a pinched nerve. An EMG tests the nerve, not the ...
Torticollis12/12/2011
  Q: I have a situation and was wondering if you could help. I have a crooked neck. my head naturally ...
  A: I have encountered this many times. You may just have scoliosis or a mis aligned neck without ...
Piriformis? SI? Buldging Disc?12/7/2011
  Q: I have been battling deep glute/hamstring pain for over a year now. The pain surfaced about 30 days ...
  A: First off: i think you should go back to the 2nd chiropractor and bring your MRI's if possible. It ...
Wait for a scheduled MRI, or go to Emerg?12/2/2011
  Q: one year ago I had my first mri that showed bilateral foraminal narrowing, moderate l4-l5 facet ...
  A: Firrs:The hospital will most likely Give you more medication. Why not call a different MRI facility ...
neck pain, tingling and heat down right arm12/1/2011
  Q: I was in a car accident on August 3 of this year. Severe pain in neck mostly on right side and right ...
  A: Dianne, It's not because of the accident. The accident may have triggered it. That's not what's ...
STANDING AFTER SITTING, HIP PROBLEM11/16/2011
  Q: Kulla, I am a very healthy 66 year old female. Approximately 6 or 7 years ago, I started having some ...
  A: nancy, you may have a hip or pelvic misalignment causing this problem. t6ry this first: stretch ...
neck/back pain with a tingle in my hand11/15/2011
  Q: I am a 37 year old fairly healthy male. I recently began taking a course for 2 weeks where I was ...
  A: dave, You say your doctor ran a carpal tunnel test?? what test? i can't diagnose you online, but ...
Please help11/13/2011
  Q: I am writing you because my wife and I are at our wits end. She gave birth to our son 16 months ago ...
  A: How has it been diagnosed? Was an X-ray taken? Does she have pain when taking a deep breath in? If ...
s i joint10/23/2011
  Q: I fell back on my left foot and twisted to the left with my weight on my left when I went down.I had ...
  A: a physical therapist should never realign your SI joint, never!! they are not licensed to do that ...
bulged disc, pinched nerve10/16/2011
  Q: I was diagnosed with bulged discs in my L4 and L5 area. I have a pinched nerve that for the first ...
  A: kathy, there is no way to know how long it will take. everyone heals at a different pace. you should ...
si joint pain10/13/2011
  Q: I was injured and when i went to fall my body twisted to the left and all my weight landed on my ...
  A: no i am sure you have NOT damaged the nerve and a shot just masks your symptoms. Shame on your ...
ulnar tunnel syndrome10/8/2011
  Q: It's been 6 months now that i got pain in my both hands mostly on the left.By the way i play music ...
  A: you have a few options that are drug free. If you see a chiropractor try to find one that is ...
'Clicking' sound on skull behind ears when pressed or when jumping & moving10/3/2011
  Q: Kulla , and thank you for thanking the time to read and answer my question. I'm 26 years old, a ...
  A: yes, because you have scoliosis you have misaligned vertebrae in the spine and the neck can ...
is this a pinched nerv or what?9/27/2011
  Q: I never had a problem with my body,Im pretty healthy person,but what`s hapened..I had a tension ...
  A: you may want to be checked for MS multiple sclerosis. also, a manipulation at T5 or the neck ...
Low back pain from an injury and tingling9/12/2011
  Q: Kulla, Thanks for taking the time to read my question. I'd appreciate your advise. I am a 31 year ...
  A: that may be something entirely different. i would definitely consult a chiropractor as soon as ...
Sacrum9/9/2011
  Q: I have done a bit of research online on skeletal structure to address the issue that is bothering me ...
  A: I would see a chiropractor and have him/her check out the alignment of your pelvis and sacrum. There ...
MRI of Cervical Spine7/31/2011
  Q: Lately i got my MRI of Cervical spine done. The report shows- 1) C4-C5: Small posteriocentral disc ...
  A: I am not sure if you have chiropractors in india , but you should try it. herniations are permanent ...
Help I am in pain7/29/2011
  Q: My nero surgery is not hopeful at all. He wants surgery he said or I will be in a wheelchair.My ...
  A: there are many other things you should try before surgery. shame on your surgeon for not suggesting ...
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: I treat this condition often. first: you need to have a spinal x ray to see if you have scoliosis ...
bulging disk7/14/2011
  Q: About 6 months ago I was "diagnosed" through MRI with 2 bulging disks (C 5-7). This greatly affected ...
  A: curt, sorry it has taken me awhile to respond. Your infraspinatus is a muscle. all your muscles are ...
Decision for Spine Surgery7/5/2011
  Q: I have pain in my left buttock and the pain is felt upto the left foot. Also half of the left foot ...
  A: I'm not sure who told you bed rest would fix the problem. they were clearly wrong. If you go to a ...
neck problems6/17/2011
  Q: Im 56. year old male and in good health but in my lifetime I have always had bad posture. A few ...
  A: michael, Actually the nerves that exit in between the top 2 vertebrae in your neck go to and ...
stomach problems from hiatal hernia procedure6/12/2011
  Q: is it possible for the stomach to get dislocated? My chiropractor told me he could fix my hiatal ...
  A: I have done that maneuver with success in my office. That's a great question though. I just don't ...
Knee pain and swelling6/5/2011
  Q: I have been having pain in one knee for about two months with the pain increasing in the past month. ...
  A: its important that you lose weight. you are utting a lot of added stress on those joints. i would ...
chest and arm pain5/26/2011
  Q: I'm a healthy 39 y/o male. I have had a history of strange chest, arm ( left mainly, neck and back ...
  A: absolutely scoliosis can cause this problem you are having. you have nerves that eminate from your ...
adjustment ?5/24/2011
  Q: 2 months ago I was in the tub leaning back masterbating really hard (I'm not trying to be ...
  A: well i use cold laser and it is amazing. i am sure you will get relief with chiropractic care alone, ...
whats the best way to treat lumbar and cervical compression5/23/2011
  Q: whats the most cost effective way to detect a comressed disc? Wha'ts the best way to relieve and ...
  A: richie, The most cost effective way to see if your disc is compressed is by x ray, but an mri ...
Burning sensation in tricep5/15/2011
  Q: I'm a 32 year old female. I play softball and I injured my throwing arm 5 years ago. Everytime I ...
  A: It sounds like its muscular to me. An x ray will only look for bone or hard tissue. If you haven't ...
Lower spine cliks when....5/9/2011
  Q: Im male 30 years of age.Whenever i lift my right leg past a certain point,on the way putting my leg ...
  A: it sounds like a pelvic misalignment, that's why you get clicking when you move the hip/ pelvis. you ...
back pain and disk bulging4/24/2011
  Q: I am a 32 year old female.I always got very tired after walking or standing up for a while but ...
  A: ok, first of all physiotherapy only deals with your muscles and is not going to re align the spine ...
smt4/23/2011
  Q: I started having facial numb/tingling with pain in October. I carved a pumpkin, lifted heavy items, ...
  A: you may have a pinched nerve that is not showing up on mri or cat scan. i would see either an upper ...
Numbness in arm and hand4/22/2011
  Q: In August 2010 one day my pinky on my left hand went numb on one side than starting moving to next ...
  A: Michelle, Your problem is extremely clear. They are running those tests because they make money from ...
Did I pop my rib out of place?4/21/2011
  Q: I've been sick for a few days and have been coughing very hard. Today I was standing in my room and ...
  A: it sounds like you have subluxatd(misaligned) a rib. if pain increases when breathing in then thats ...
endplate sclerosis at L5-S14/13/2011
  Q: I was just diagnosed as having degenerative changes in the L5-S1 region with endplate sclerosis. ...
  A: L5-S1 is the last disc or vertebral segment in your lower back, just above your tail bone (sacrum). ...
Cartilage damage4/6/2011
  Q: I have had pain for the past 3 weeks. It started after I did handstands in yoga and I thought I had ...
  A: it may be costo-chondritis. Either way if it is the spine is involved. your ribs attach in the front ...
bulging discs4/4/2011
  Q: I am 44yrs old Female.Back in 2005 after physiotherapy which made the pain much worse and finally ...
  A: wendy, i have sympathy for you. i understand your skepticism. Disc degeneration is permanent, as is ...
Chiropractic care in the elderly4/2/2011
  Q: I don't know if chiropracty can possibly help a friend's mother. She's 81 and has been diagnosed ...
  A: michael , great question. I see several seniors from ages 60-95. I have much more complicated and ...
back pain and how to understand the mri report3/30/2011
  Q: Can you pleae tell me whtat this means? Post surgical changes of a posterior laminectomy and ...
  A: You had laminectomy surgery and now have significant arthritis at those spinal levels operated on. ...
Locked neck3/21/2011
  Q: My boyfriend and i was chatting, he went afk to cook some food and when he came back he said his ...
  A: it may be torticollis or he just has a subluxation of the cervical spine(mis aligned neck bone ...
Pain and constant cracking in lower back3/20/2011
  Q: I was involved in a serious car accident 4 weeks ago today, in where we ended up hitting a tree (in ...
  A: no its not. the cracking has nothing to do with healing. The human body heals naturally, as do ...
illopsoas3/18/2011
  Q: I am convinced of it that the psoas major psoas minor and illacus are responsible in many people ...
  A: great question jii. i think you are so correct. i see so many people with tight Psoas muscles, ...
severe back pain, spasming left tricep and left pec. stressed and depressed!!!3/17/2011
  Q: 3 weeks ago i woke up with severe back pain, physiotherapy loosened up my back and got me more ...
  A: have you had an mri? if not, your chiropractor should have referred you out for that test. You have ...
Need Help Understanding MRI Report of Lumbar Spine WO Contrast3/15/2011
  Q: I just got this report today and my doctor is out of the office for a week. I really want to ...
  A: look at the impression (last paragraph) 1: disc L5-S1 disc displacement to the left with a tear ...
buttock/leg pain3/13/2011
  Q: In October, I began having lower back pain after much heavy lifting. X-ray showed thinning of the ...
  A: You probably do have a disc (herniation or bulge). An mri would be a test done (unless you have ...
Ribcage3/12/2011
  Q: my name is Joe. Recently, I was doing some Teakwondo for a video. I never got punched or kicked ...
  A: joe, you may have flexed your abs even though you didn't get hit. this can cause your already ...
possible cause?3/6/2011
  Q: I have developed tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist pain and plantar fascitis all at the same time. ...
  A: the one thing all three conditions have in common are that they are a form of tendonitis. meaning, ...
Low back sprain and feet tingling3/4/2011
  Q: 5 weeks ago I believe I sprained my lower back while lifting material that weighed 8 lbs.with my ...
  A: yes you have a sprain strain, but it sounds like you also have a disc herniation or bulge. Hence the ...
Lumbar Spondylosis and disc prolapse3/2/2011
  Q: I recently had an Xray and was told i have "Anterior lipping on L4 and Disc space L4/L5 & L5/S1 are ...
  A: i always recommend exercise. swimming would be the best form of exercise for you because it is non ...
Wrist and Hand Pain3/1/2011
  Q: Good evening and Thank you for taking the time to read this and give me some idea on what to do or ...
  A: once you have surgery , let alone 2 of them that chanfges the ball game. it will be very hard to ...
chronic hip pain2/24/2011
  Q: hello i have had this pain in my hip for 6 years now it comes and goes if i sit to long over do ...
  A: I see this over and over again. A chiropractor will look at those same x rays much differently. A ...
neck/shoulder pain2/20/2011
  Q: I will try to make this as concise as possible without giving unnecessary details. I am a nursing ...
  A: Samantha, You have a pinched nerve, most likely your brachial plexus. I would consider getting an ...
Chiropractic2/10/2011
  Q: What is the theory/belief behind chiropractic?
  A: ubluxation What is a Subluxation and what does it do to me? First, the simple explanation. ...
lower back, hips, and plantar fiacitis2/5/2011
  Q: Between my lower back, hips and right foot inflamation...I am continually in pain. I don't know if ...
  A: It's possible that by walking awkwardly on your sore foot that you threw your back out. Although, i ...
elbow2/3/2011
  Q: my right elbow is now for the last month hurting quite a bit. i think it was caused at the gym from ...
  A: you didn't tell me where the pain is, nor did you give me a good history or your age, what you do ...
Back Pain1/30/2011
  Q: On Thanksgiving of this year I bent over and had this horrible back pain when I stood up right in ...
  A: The definition of health is not the absence of pain. What i mean by that is: listen to your body. ...
muscle pain in back and arm( left side)1/18/2011
  Q: I have been having tight muscles from my shoulder to my spinal cord, the muscles tighten up so bad, ...
  A: it sounds like you have nerve involvement and that is why the physical therapy didn't help. you may ...
herniated disc12/27/2010
  Q: Kulla, My father who is 50 years old and is a computer engineer, has back pain at the C6 T1 level ...
  A: Yvette, That area is the bottom of your neck ,near where the shoulders meet the neck. Many ...
cranio-vertebral12/11/2010
  Q: I have been experiencing a "popping" that occurs between my neck and my skull. I had ACDF surgery in ...
  A: great questions. I usually get the same questions repeated over and over again without people ...
Back pain12/5/2010
  Q: About a week ago, my friend noticed that my shoulders were uneven, when I got home I looked in the ...
  A: most likely it is scoliosis. you need to see a chiropractor to have it corrected. it takes time so ...
Functional Scoliosis12/3/2010
  Q: Kulla, How long does it take for functional scoliosis to heal? It's been well over 6 months and I ...
  A: great question. my scoliosis took over a year to correct. i saw a chiropractor 2-3 times a week and ...
back and rib cage pain12/2/2010
  Q: I've been having terrible mid back and rib cage pain for the past couple year...I do have scolosis ...
  A: you answered the question already. You have scoliosis! scoliosis causes the spine and ribs to move ...
Dizziness, shoulder/arm pain11/28/2010
  Q: My health issues began at age 23. In mid February 2009 I began suffering from constant dizziness. ...
  A: nicole, i can understand your frustration. from your history and symptoms it seems to me that the ...
Erb Palsy11/22/2010
  Q: At birth I had the misfortune to be a very large baby 11Lbs 6oz, doctor apparently too happy from a ...
  A: my guess is you've had scoliosis for many years and this is recent. There are many causes of ...
cerv neck slip in details11/20/2010
  Q: Do you know exactly how and what/technique massage you should be using to cure a slipped ...
  A: First of all your title is Incorrect. There is no such thing as a slipped disc. Discs don't slip. ...
numbness in various parts of the body11/6/2010
  Q: Kulla, I have been experiencing numbness and pinching on the sides of my thoracic spine and numbness ...
  A: It could be symptoms of MS. You should have some blood work done first and then go from there. If ...
joint problems11/4/2010
  Q: I am 15 years old and latley have been experiancing multable joint popping. My hips, shoulders, and ...
  A: You should try stretching your legs. The back (hamstrings) the front (quadriceps) and the side of ...
anterior deltoid pain11/3/2010
  Q: Dr. Kulla, Hello, my name is David. I am an active 20 year old, involved in running, weightlifting, ...
  A: David, Shoulder injuries are difficult to diagnose , especially over the Internet. My first guess ...
Hip, groin, and calf discomfort11/1/2010
  Q: I'm a 23 year old mother of two. I have a 4 year old, and a 4 month old. I recently began noticing ...
  A: First of all, I'm a bit confused as to how someone could be on birth control (as you said you were ...
wrist pain10/24/2010
  Q: I would like to ask about a wrist pain that I have been having for a week now. it started when I ...
  A: You give me no history on how you may have injured it???? Do you work with your hands? Did you have ...
Left hand numbness10/22/2010
  Q: My left hand started to feel number over a week ago, especially on the pinky side. My fingers go ...
  A: Your doctor is correct you have a pinched nerve in the lowest part of your neck. Stretching isn't ...
31 yr old female spondy issues10/19/2010
  Q: I was diagnosed with spondylilosis, and spinal stenosis when I was 19 years old. Surgeon said ...
  A: i'm sure he will be able to help you with the neck and mid back pain and numbness into the fingers. ...
reoccurring wrist and shoulder pain10/18/2010
  Q: I have been in pain for many years and am just now starting to search for answers, after realising ...
  A: haley , it sounds pretty straight forward. you probably misaligned some vertebrae in your spine. ...
Back Pain / MRI10/16/2010
  Q: I am 29 and was fairly active. I have been suffering with pain in my lower back, left buttock and ...
  A: good questions: 1. you made a big mistake taking medications for your problem , that never fixes the ...
Pinched nerve?10/15/2010
  Q: About a year ago, I had a mountain biking accident in which I fell on my head while still clipped ...
  A: yes you have a pinched nerve and i am sure it's from that accident. you got better because the body ...
skull numb10/11/2010
  Q: i already have degen disc disease, among other issues with my spine. have had 2 surgeries and have ...
  A: menieres has nothing to do with your doctor waiting too long to diagnose it. I'm not sure what kind ...
neck pain and nausea10/9/2010
  Q: just wondering does disc injuries in the neck cause nausea. Was told nausea was more caused by me ...
  A: leaky gut can cause nausea but if you are dizzy (vertigo) and have neck stiffness then you should ...
Neck Hump10/8/2010
  Q: I am 15 years old, still young, 5'7", and 180 lbs. I am quite freaked out by this hump that is at ...
  A: first of all that hump is called your vertebral prominans (spelling?) it is the largest spinous ...
MRI cervical spine10/7/2010
  Q: I really injured my neck at the start of August and I've been seeing a physio since then. I have ...
  A: your congenital fusion definitely complicates things. when one motor unit (vertebral segment) is ...
chronic upper back pain9/27/2010
  Q: I am a 31 year old male and have been suffering from chronic upper back and shoulder pain for about ...
  A: Josh, You never said which shoulder (rot. Cuff ) you had surgically repaired. If it's the right ...
Shoulder pain after driving9/26/2010
  Q: I have been experiencing pain in my left shoulder for about a month now. My drive to and from ...
  A: it sounds like you may have injured your shoulder prior to this. it could be a few things, and all ...
no neck curvature9/23/2010
  Q: Im 55 and have worked at my desk for many years in front of a computer during tax season for over 14 ...
  A: well your cod gave you a good exercise. it takes years sometimes to get correct curve in neck. ...
siatica9/22/2010
  Q: my chiro does decompression on my lower back with his hands pulling down my pants and underware and ...
  A: thats called flexion distraction. as long as he is professional about it i wouldn't worry. if he ...
MRI Findings: "Lumber lordotic curve is diminished"9/12/2010
  Q: My MRI findings state that The lumber lordotic curve is diminished (paraspinal mayospasm). An other ...
  A: your doctor is wrong! it is not normal to have a reduced lordosis curve (its common , but normal) ...
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: there are two types of spina bifida. it is something you are born with often times. if you have pain ...
Moderate neck/intense back pain...suggestions??9/6/2010
  Q: I am a 26-yr. old female with moderate neck and intense back pain. Until I saw this website today, ...
  A: Whitney, Your slime is very important to take Care of. If you have these problems, then there is ...
daughter8/31/2010
  Q: My 16 year old daughter fainted on the tennis court July 09. She got hit in the head with a ...
  A: Sue, Are you sure the headaches were brought on by the trauma? If so, atlas orthogonal or toggle ...
quads vs gluteus medius vs sacroiliac pain8/28/2010
  Q: I think my problem started a few months ago with a strain or something similar. I was going fast ...
  A: This is not something I can diagnose over the Internet. I will tell you that if your pain has ...
Lower Back/Neck Pain8/26/2010
  Q: I was in a car accident, resulting in lower back and neck pain. An MRI showed have "noncompressive ...
  A: no the shots all have side effects and some effects we don't even know about. cortisone shots can ...
pelvic misalignment8/22/2010
  Q: i am experiencing third case of SI misalignment since 2009. i never had lower back (or ...
  A: ok, first off: the xray, assuming you have disc thinning. That can cause that radiating pain you had ...
back pain8/13/2010
  Q: I'm confused, a recent mri showed that i have a bulged disc at l4 and l5 with nerve impingement, ...
  A: It is upsets me to hear that your insurance comPany denied your referral. I would raise a ruckus. ...
posture ,diaphragm,intercostal muscles8/10/2010
  Q: I am a person with poor posture. I'm slumped over a computer with forward head etc..I have been ...
  A: i would definitely see a chiropractor, and you should keep up with supportive care for as long as ...
Crushed vertebrae in the elderly8/3/2010
  Q: My mother has had a fall and been diagnosed with a crushed vertebra in the lower back. She is 84 and ...
  A: that's a tough situation. I have crushed vertebrae as well and made a full recovery. I was only 15 ...
pain in lower back after sitting7/26/2010
  Q: I hurt my back exercising last week. It was very painful in the lower back, in the L5,S1 area for ...
  A: when you sit you compress your disc even more. this is why your feeling stiffness and an achey ...
Lower back pain because of deadlifts7/24/2010
  Q: On thursday me and a friend were doing deadlifts( we were doin max reps i had a little trouble out ...
  A: first off deadlifts are dangerous for the lower back even with good form , especially with heavy ...
Trusting my chiropractor7/20/2010
  Q: I have experienced mid back pain for about a year now. I recently went to the chiropractor and he ...
  A: i think what he suggested is normal. i don't think he is milking your insurance , if anything you ...
Numbness and Pain in Left Arm7/19/2010
  Q: I am a female, 26 years old, 5ft, 1in, 130 lbs (I don't know if that matters). I experienced a sharp ...
  A: you most likely have a pinched nerve in your neck. if you have neck pain or stiffness then it is ...
Left Arm Pain7/18/2010
  Q: About 3 months ago I started having uppper left arm pain between the shoulder and elbow. It is very ...
  A: i would be willing to bet that it is from your neck surgery. you have a pinched nerve in your lower ...
upper back pain7/16/2010
  Q: i have many long standing back problems with heneriated disc. that problem is been greatly reduced ...
  A: good questions. your shoulder pain could be coming from the scoliosis. if you have left scoliosis ...
tear near the L4 and L57/7/2010
  Q: I had an MRI last week since I've been in a lot of pain for a few months. Today they explained that ...
  A: No it will not make things worse. Gentle Chiropractic care (activator, Thompson, arthrostim ...
Neck pain and grinding6/30/2010
  Q: About two months ago I started getting neck pain on my right side. I didn't have any trauma or ...
  A: It really depends on your history and what you do for work. if you sit in a computer all day then ...
cervical degeneration6/26/2010
  Q: my latest MRI for the c spine is as follows: I have had this condition for some years now, but was ...
  A: greatyour situation can be helped and improved, but not fixed or cured as you may call it. you ...
Nerve/Spine issue or worse?6/23/2010
  Q: I was not sure which expert to ask about this, but I wanted to get a variety of opinions so I'd be ...
  A: you are correct jean, this site is not meant to diagnose your condition. first: a lot of missing ...
Back and lower leg pain6/22/2010
  Q: I'm experiencing lower back and leg pain (right side). The pain in the leg seems to stem from some ...
  A: len, good questions. yes, this is a flare up of your old injury causing sciatica (nerve) ...
leg,knee and hip pain, also muscle6/19/2010
  Q: I am an older female and pulled something in my left upper hip area in late 2007, tried massage, ...
  A: good question nancy. first question i would ask is how long did you consistently go to chiropractor ...
chest/back pain (ribs?) trouble breathing when asleep.6/18/2010
  Q: I appreciate you taking the time to read this, i am serving our country in afghanistan and cannot ...
  A: cory, first of all thank you so much for your service and all your sacrifices. we ALL appreciate ...
From rib6/17/2010
  Q: About a year ago my boyfriend cracked my back and I heard a loud pop and tearig sound. I then felt ...
  A: i would get an xray first and make sure it was an old fractured/break that healed out of place or to ...
RE: Neck Injury due to a Violent Assault6/16/2010
  Q: My husband was violently attacked by three men in our home. One of the men held my husband down ...
  A: good question. I would NOT suggest triggeer point injections. If he has bony foraminal narrowing ...
long term treatment of severe upper trapezius strain6/14/2010
  Q: Wife has been on disability for more than a year after suffering severe upper trapezius strain on ...
  A: great question. Did her chiropractor do trigger point therapy or myofascial release before the ...
Severe Back pain6/8/2010
  Q: My back pain started in the year 1998 when i was 26. It started traveling in my left leg and was ...
  A: khurram, depends on the surgery you had. i am assuming its a discectomy or fusion. if so , you can ...
Wrist pain and weird feelings in arm...6/7/2010
  Q: I am a 23 year old female. A few days ago when I came home from work I noticed my wrist was hurting ...
  A: do you ride a bicycle or put a lot of stress on your wrist on a daily basis? if so, you should lay ...
Hiking Shortly After Lumbar Injury6/6/2010
  Q: I am a healthy and fit 49 year old male weighing 200 lbs and was diagnosed with a radial annular ...
  A: barry, There's something important your missing. The drugs have not fixed anything? it gives you ...
adjustments after spinal surgery6/3/2010
  Q: I had surgery to fuse the area of L5-S1 on my spine three weeks ago. How long do I have to wait ...
  A: That's a great question. You could get adjusted (but not in your lumbar spine) you can see your ...
Erbs Palsy5/31/2010
  Q: My beautiful daughter is 13, and suffered an erbs palsy injury at birth as she was 10 pounds, and I ...
  A: here is some info on erbs palsy. you should sue your doctor that performed the birth. chiropractic ...
lower back5/30/2010
  Q: yesterday i woke up with back pain, caused probably by my poor posture from doing burpees the day ...
  A: Good questions. Most back conditions or discomfort goes away on it's own. That doesn't mean it has ...
Back/rib cage pain.5/29/2010
  Q: I've had pain in my rib cage and back for probably 5 years now. I got an MRI on my back two years ...
  A: Joe, sorry for the delay. If you have herniated discs in thoracic region I would focus on that and ...
Back twist?5/27/2010
  Q: I had a right,THR in November last year, and am still attending physio 3 x a week. It is going very ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by a THR. So this question is hard to answer because I don't know your ...
Sharp pain under left shoulder blade5/23/2010
  Q: I have a horrible, sharp pain under my left shoulder blade that seems to be getting worse. Pain ...
  A: It does sound like a rib, did you go back to the chiro that adjusted your rib? 2 things could ...
Constant Clicking Elbow5/22/2010
  Q: For the past several years, whenever I fully extend my elbow and bend it back (regardless of the ...
  A: Rose, great question. The advice given to you is lousy. You'll develop arthritis if you don't fix ...
brachial plexopathy5/21/2010
  Q: auto accident.rear ended while stopped in traffic.Taken by ambulance to ER. 10 hours in ER.diagnosed ...
  A: Billjan, That is absolutely not true. You had numbness in your hands while in the hospital, it ...
MRI Results5/19/2010
  Q: I need help understanding MRI results...Please help. I need to understand what this all means. ...
  A: The two MRI's match closely. Your doctor or radiologist should explain it to you and of they don't ...
upper back ache5/10/2010
  Q: I am 21 years old and have had upper back ache for about 4-5 years. It is a ache which is relieved ...
  A: don't get frustrated. you need to have an xray done to see if there is a scoliosis curve (lateral ...
deltiod pain and hand numbness5/8/2010
  Q: i work @ re bottle @ can redemption center and throw 15,000-30,000 soda /beer cans and or plastic ...
  A: you know it sounds like an injury a chiropractor will really get his/her hands on and help you, or ...
Hip Pain/Popping.5/6/2010
  Q: My right hip hurts daily. It is a an acceptable but yet annoying dull pain. On occasion it become ...
  A: yeah it sounds like it could be something simple. are you having slight knee pain on outside of the ...
Slipped Disk C6 & C74/30/2010
  Q: I have been suffering with neck n shoulder problems. My left side from back to chest going down my ...
  A: I would try gentle chiropractic mixed with cold laser therapy. Make sure the laser is done daily for ...
?? first rib pain4/29/2010
  Q: My daughter - 12 hurt herself 15months ago whilst swimming a butterfly dril where she had to swimm ...
  A: I'm not sure where you live , but I may be able to make a referral for you if you let me know what ...
How to Sit?4/26/2010
  Q: I woke up 2 weeks ago with severe lower back pain. It feels like extreme muscle spasms to me, right ...
  A: I'm not sure where you live, but if your in nyc feel free to call my office and we'll give you a ...
C5 C6 protruding neck disc4/25/2010
  Q: Had neck pain and back pain while on vacation. Went to a physiotherapist and after three visits was ...
  A: I strongly disagree with the advice given to you. You should be ok to travel, but you need to be ...
Exercise belt4/13/2010
  Q: I am a 51 year old guy. I have always had a very pronounced abdomen, possibly from years of not ...
  A: IBS is an entirely different problem that you need to get under control with diet and some nutrition ...
back/shoulder pain4/6/2010
  Q: When I was a kid I fell 5-6 feet and landed head first, and my back bent so that my butt touched the ...
  A: yes , this is a chiropractic case. tell your doctor (chiro) your history and trauma. you received ...
bulging disc4/5/2010
  Q: I was recently diagnose as having a bulging disk. The Dr is talking about surgeory. I am wondering ...
  A: absolutely DO NOT GET surgery without trying chiropractic and maybe some traction. If you have a ...
SWOLLEN SHOLDER BLADE3/31/2010
  Q: three days ago i was giving one of my horses some wormer and i had my hand in her halter to hold her ...
  A: its definitely going to be swollen , but it has been longer then 3 days since the accident (my fault ...
Back and Joint Pain3/29/2010
  Q: I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis six months ago, the doctor thought that it was "reacting" to ...
  A: first of all, without an xray of your lower back you cannot tell if you have arthritis in your lower ...
pain in wrist3/28/2010
  Q: i am 14 and i need an answer the last couple of days the back of my wrist where you can see the v ...
  A: you slammed your finger in the door , but your wrist hurts now? i would go have an xray of the hand ...
pain in one knee3/17/2010
  Q: David, I have pain in my left knee, when I bend of stretch my leg out. I am 25 years old, in ...
  A: It sounds like it could be ilio-tibial band syndrome (tight IT band) . If you go on google and type ...
Herniated Disk c3, c4, c5, c6,c7 and T13/14/2010
  Q: I have been suffering from severe neck pain through my shoulder blade, down my to my finger tips ...
  A: I understand your frustration. If the pt makes it worse then stop. Do what works for you. A ...
soft tissue damage3/10/2010
  Q: My doctor diagnosed my wife as having soft tissue damage in her left leg, we are now in her 2nd year ...
  A: dave, i need a history here. what happened ? how ? when ? where? what did she do to her leg? ...
hip and rib pain3/8/2010
  Q: about 2 years ago, i was punched just to the left of my sternum. I lost my breath for like a couple ...
  A: tugba, thats really tough for me to diagnose that. you do have 2 floating ribs on the bottom. i ...
Shoulder, neck, ear pulsation3/6/2010
  Q: My problems seem to have started after having pleurisy 2 years ago. Both sides of my neck ache, ...
  A: it could be linked pamela. you have nerves and a blood vessel that travels through your atlas or top ...
numbness in the leg3/2/2010
  Q: when I was 22 old, I had one year of bad luck. I was a hit a run victim which damaged my left hip ...
  A: wow, that is some history. If you had more details from old mri's or xrays, nerve tests, etc... it ...
Hip pain2/28/2010
  Q: David, I am 63 yrs old and a few yrs ago I underwent some physical therapy that was designed to ...
  A: physical therapy does not remove nerve pressure in between vertebrae, only chiropractors are ...
herniated disc again?2/27/2010
  Q: last year i had a neck fusion, c5/c6.i am 45. the disc was pushing on my nerve when i layed down and ...
  A: when you have a fusion it comlicates things but you can still receive gentle chiropractic care and ...
Possible Vertebral Fracture?2/23/2010
  Q: I am 21 years old, 125 lbs, 5'7", healthy and active. About four or five months ago, I had a minor ...
  A: Andrea, it's possible to have a fracture. I have had patients walking around for weeks with a ...
neck pain/arm2/22/2010
  Q: I have had a very sore neck for a couple weeks that has also been causing a headache. There is a ...
  A: i would not continue with any exercises right now. Your headaches are most likely tension headaches ...
Mid Back and Right Rib Pain2/21/2010
  Q: I have been seeing a chiropractor since Sept. In Sept, I suddenly developed pain in my mid back that ...
  A: you may have had a slight relapse, especially if your still lifting him. It sounds like a rib ...
CT Scan Results2/20/2010
  Q: I just received my CT Scan written results - I won't see the orhto surgeon til 3/17. Please clarify ...
  A: if they found nothing in sept 09, then know you have 3 small disc protrusions. all your protrusions ...
herniated disc2/19/2010
  Q: I am sorry to bother you BUT I never had this injury before so there is no way I culd have asked you ...
  A: If you look on the list of questions i have answered here on this site, you will find many of the ...
Osteophytes Seen in C4-C72/16/2010
  Q: my mother diagnosed with saprophytes in c4-c7 .she has pain and numbness in her hands .I want to ...
  A: Masood, It can absolutely be helped by chiropractic. Itdepends on how severe the osteophytes are. ...
Hip/lower back pain2/15/2010
  Q: I have pain in my hips when I ride my horse at walk and am stiff when getting on and off. Are there ...
  A: If you feel stiffness thEn stretch before and after riding. Online you can find many resources for ...
Shoulder popping and grinding2/12/2010
  Q: My boyfriend has had some pretty awful pain for the past 5 years and refuses to go to the doctor or ...
  A: he needs an xray and possibly an mri. If he is unwilling to go to a doctor then there is nothing ...
Clasp knife deformity2/9/2010
  Q: I am 30 years old and have had lower back and decided to have a chiropractor look at me. He sent me ...
  A: first of all. you could be born with clasp knife deformity, AKA (Spina bifida occulta). It does not ...
Severe Back Pain from Cracking Back While Twisted2/7/2010
  Q: Sir, I have gotten into the habit of cracking (popping, etc) my girlfriend's back by hugging and ...
  A: justin , I'm not sure where you live , but get her to a chiropractor as soon as you can. she ...
neck/tennitus2/3/2010
  Q: Dr.Kulla; I developed unilateral tennitus last Aug. I am convinced it was the result of a neck ...
  A: i have not had too many cases of tinnitus. but you may want to look at seeing an upper cervical ...
cervical curve1/27/2010
  Q: I have began seeing my chiropractor because I had sudden sharp pain in my left shoulder that ...
  A: i do not normally take post x rays. you should have a normal lordosis curve in your neck. if you ...
neck pain1/23/2010
  Q: the other night I slept wrong on my pillow my head was below my neck and now when i swallow with my ...
  A: those are strange symptoms, but i am sure they are related to your neck. I would go check out a ...
Calf and hamstring tightness/pain; back pain1/22/2010
  Q: I had arthoscopic surgery on my left knee for a torn meniscus in August 2009. I went to PT and a few ...
  A: Christina, your surgeon should know better. How could you have a muscle strain if your were not ...
Hypermobile SI treatments?1/21/2010
  Q: I had surgery to correct scoliosis (Harrington Rod from L4 to T?) 28 years ago. In May 2009 I had a ...
  A: Its hard to give an opinion on this situation without any mri or xray results. The harrington rod ...
Lower Back Pain1/17/2010
  Q: Sever Lower Back Pain seem to happen quickly I was in my early 40's playing baseball and I was at ...
  A: well mary that's part of your problem. you have been trained in the medical model way of thinking. ...
Neck Pain!!!1/16/2010
  Q: I have been experiencing neck pain for almost a month now. The pain started as dull but progressed ...
  A: i understand your concern. i saw your xray , it is a little difficult to see if there is any disc ...
pinched nerve1/14/2010
  Q: Iam a hairstylist and very often my left arm, left side of my back ache and get stiff. Recently I ...
  A: you should continue with your chioropractor for at least 4-6 weeks. you will not see complete ...
Neck and Left arm pain1/13/2010
  Q: I am having moderate (severe at times)pain in my left arm radiating from the top of my shoulder all ...
  A: it sounds separate from carpal tunnel syndrome. Im sure you have a disc herniation or bulged disc in ...
chronic back pain1/12/2010
  Q: what does that mean, and is there anything to treat it? also it says i have a heterogeneous signal ...
  A: if you have chronic back pain, i'm not sure why they ran an mri of your neck (cervical spine). if ...
Hernicated disc and osteophyts in neck1/11/2010
  Q: sir, I am 32 years old and a software engineer.i have been diagnosed with herniated disc and ...
  A: rafi, i didnt see an mri, buit i have a good idea from your explanation. first thing: the ...
neck shoulder and elbow pain1/9/2010
  Q: . i am a 35 year old male heavily into weight training, i have been suffering for some time with ...
  A: It sounds like you may have cervical radiculitis (pinched nerve in your neck) this can cause pain ...
pain beneath left lower rib cage, secondary is neck pain C5-7.1/7/2010
  Q: For 2 yrs. I have experienced chronic pain under my left rib cage. Had CT scan and ultrasounds of ...
  A: First see a chiropractor for your neck. While there tell him your history and past tests done for ...
tinnitus disc herniation1/4/2010
  Q: i am suffering from tinnitus ringing on my left ear and somewhere on my head. this is now have been ...
  A: The answer is no. Tinnitus would not be caused by a disc herniation. Tinnitus is very difficult to ...
Poor back flexibility - hyperextentions1/2/2010
  Q: I am a 24yr old female yoga enthusiast.I have been practicing since 2years.But no matter how hard I ...
  A: I'm not a yoga expert, but i can tell you that a majority of people that come in to see me with back ...
leg pain1/1/2010
  Q: five days ago i tore muscles in my left lower back by performing a squat lift improperly (my hips ...
  A: If you are currently having problems on/off into your arms you need to get an MRI of your neck. And ...
neck and spine12/31/2009
  Q: These are the impressions of my mri, please advise on what I should do to fix the problems: Any ...
  A: It's important for you to get your cervical lordosis (curve) back, which can take time. the best ...
ankylosing spondylitis12/30/2009
  Q: Over the past 2 years, I have been having a lot of problems with my eyes. They frequently become ...
  A: i hope when you went to the doctors you told ALL of them about your family health history. You may ...
Numbness in lower back after adjustment12/29/2009
  Q: Kulla, I have scoliosis in my lower back which brings me some lower back pain, but the majority of ...
  A: first off, i had scoliosis as a child. It is of utmost importance to straighten your scoliosis ...
Facial tension12/28/2009
  Q: The cheek muscles at the right side of my face appear to be in constant tension, evidenced by the ...
  A: I'm a bit confused first you say the right muscles are tense constantly, then you wrote that you ...
terrible neck and back pain12/27/2009
  Q: I've had the worst neck and upper shoulder/back pain for the past 2 days. I've always cracked my ...
  A: parisa, never crack your neck. If you have been doing that for 2 years your problem is not 2 days ...
pain when breath in12/23/2009
  Q: I had a fall on my basement steps,saw chiropractor for the pain and he told me I had popped a ...
  A: It sounds exactly like a rib head is out. What you can do is take a deep breath In while you place ...
Ribhead Subluxation12/22/2009
  Q: I have had this condition for 3 years now. I have been told by chiropractors that this is what I ...
  A: If you have a ribhead subluxation (all depends on which rib?)and it Chronically displaces, then you ...
rib dysfunction12/16/2009
  Q: I've had my rib put back in place 11 times and it always comes out the same day, sometimes within ...
  A: Kendel, it can depend on how chronic the rib displacement is. If it's chronic for years you may ...
Chest Pain12/12/2009
  Q: I was playing tackle football about two weeks ago and after playing the right part of my chest felt ...
  A: If you fractured it , you Would have pain immediately after. From reading your history it sounds ...
Joint pain, numbness, body cramps are they related?12/10/2009
  Q: At about 13 years old I noticed that I had a awkward hip poping. It usualy happened when I walked or ...
  A: many of these questions are impossible for me to answer. if you have a tendency for low potassium ...
disc prolapse12/8/2009
  Q: I am 35 years old,& in normal weight. I am suffering from back and right leg pain started in last ...
  A: to explain your Mr in lay terms. you have beginning stage of arthritis (lumbar spondylosis). You ...
Lower Back Fatigue12/7/2009
  Q: Here's my situation, do you have any possible advice? I have been experiencing fatigue with my ...
  A: my suggestion would be to see a chiropractor . you probably have a pinched nerve or a subluxation of ...
Si joint Dysfunction11/30/2009
  Q: I have a couple of questions for you regarding an SI manipulation. First, hypothetically, if a ...
  A: manipulation of the SI joint would be very difficult to permanently injury someone. Questions is... ...
rupshered tendon on bicept at top of arm11/28/2009
  Q: i am a plasterer aged 40 i need full use of my arm is surgery my best option and how long to a full ...
  A: if it is a total rupture then there is nothing you can do , but surgery. Sorry for the bad news. On ...
Deltoid pain?11/27/2009
  Q: I am a gymnastics coach. Over a month ago I was spotting a gymnast on a skill that required me to ...
  A: Ray, First of all, thank you for the details on how the incident happened. Also, your detailed ...
Night Back Pain11/26/2009
  Q: My husband's back (around the kidney area and lower) tightens up every night when he sleeps. He has ...
  A: Does his back hurt him during the day? or is it only at night? first thing you might want to check ...
disc protrusion11/25/2009
  Q: I am suffering from back pain, these are my mri findings -degenerative changes at d10-11,d12-L1 ...
  A: as far as medication goes, that is not my place to answer. I do not prescribe medication and do not ...
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: looking at your MRI alone without seeing you, you should make a full recovery. If after 3 months, no ...
SIJ pain11/23/2009
  Q: I've had lower back pain on my left side on and off for about a year and a half. I just had a CT ...
  A: Israel is one of my favorite countries to visit. It is beautiful there. to answer your question, ...
Persistent neck sprain.11/20/2009
  Q: I'm in my late 20's. Since I have undergone a surgery 4 weeks ago which has nothing to do with my ...
  A: racheal, i see your from malta? wow. that is far away. I don't think that would be classified as a ...
Sciatica - Related to question from Beau on 5/16/200711/17/2009
  Q: I believe I have a S1 sciatica due to an herniated disc. I read the other day a previous question on ...
  A: depends on your age and condition of your spine. if you have an mri that will give you a definitive ...
Left SI joint-Will it ever heal?11/15/2009
  Q: Kulla, I has my first chiropractor visit 12 weeks ago. I went to see a chiro because I had flared ...
  A: nicole, well, that is a heavily weighted question. i will do my best. first off, the first chiro ...
Cervical ribs/reverse cervical spine11/7/2009
  Q: My question is in regard to to cervical ribs, reverse cervical spine and a posterior pontical. ...
  A: Those are good questions. Everyone has cervical ribs and many people have a posterior ponticus ...

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I can answer any question related to Chiropractic. Questions regarding Disc Herniation, Disc Bulge, Scoliosis and Sciatica, Pinched Nerves, Subluxations, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Headaches, Shoulder and Arm pain, Leg and Hip pain, Neck and Back pain and much more. I also have a specialty in Nutrition: Specifically with Allergies both food and environmental as well as digestion problems.

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At the age of 15 I had severe scoliosis (surgery recommended). After a brace failed to help and several other conventional methods failing. I started straightening my scoliosis with Chiropractic care. 10 years later, I became a Chiropractor and no longer have scoliosis. I have been in private practice for over 10 years in New York City. I have first hand knowledge and know what its like to be a Chiropractic Patient as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

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US Wellness Chamber of Commerce BNI International Chiropractic Association

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New York Sun Town And Village

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Doctorate In Chiropractic , since 12/99 CN (Certified Nutritionist), finishing in early 2010 CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician) Finishing 2010 Certified in Electrodiagnostic Studies

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Families, professional ball players, actors, directors, producers, musicians, photographers, teachers , firemen and police and supermodels.

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