Question Hello I had a car accident I hit someone from behind my spine and back and neck Have been hurting i already have a bulging disc in my spine and neck from accident in 2001 And i went to chiropracter he seem to straighten me out to where i could move I wonder if i could of reinjured my disc or is it just flare up I did go to the doctor He said i had neck sprain and sore muscles gave me muscle relaxer Will i hope it just flare up I been staying on ice it helps some Do you know what else i could do Thank you Carolyn
Answer This absolutely could reinjure your neck... doctors call it an exacerbation of your condition. Both docs appear to be correct, as a sprain is a stretch of a ligament, and the disc is by definition a ligament.
I would tell your DC to take flexion/ extension films of your neck and look for any signs of instability. At our office we use a Myovision tool to look at the muscles, as well. Hopefully your doc has one.
MAke sure you get massage, as well!
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