Straight Chiropractic/chiropractic injury


I went to a chiropractor for a neck adjustment,he pulled on my head,I felt dazed,and then he turned me over so fast I did not know what was happening he pulled my leg,and now my hip feels out,my buttock on the right side feels plump,and I feel lop-sided. my leg bothers me,all of this is on my right side,I feel unbalanced in mind and body,mhat has he done?HELP!!!!!I forget things very easy now,and  I don't take long walks anymore.Im in tears.

Hello, Debbie.

I'm sorry to hear of your experience.  There is only one specific question within your submission - you're wondering what was done - but that is not something that I or anyone reading your description alone could reasonably or responsibly answer.  

Web-based advice and other e-resources have their place and value but they are not the ways to investigate specific events during an office visit or whether those events were harmful or poorly conceived or whether there is something you need to do about your particular circumstance and well-being now.  That does not mean I believe you should stop seeking answers, however.  

You may be better served by seeking legal counsel or regulatory agencies who may be able to guide you in verifying and evaluating what happened, what you should expect or what you should do next.

Debbie, I wish you the best.

James W.Healey, DC

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James W. Healey, D.C.


I can answer questions about what is known as Straight Chiropractic, a modern branch of chiropractic focusing on individual potential and optimum human performance, and Vertebral Subluxation, a very common condition of spinal bones which affects an individual`s ability to express their full potential in every aspect of human performance.


I have been in this field for over thirty years, in private practice and as a lecturer at seminars around the country. I have served on the faculty and administrations of two Straight Chiropractic Colleges and was the president of a federally-recognized Straight Chiropractic accrediting agency.

I have served as an officer and director of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO), an international organization, and am a member and director of the Garden State Chiropractic Society (GSCS) in New Jersey. I am a member of The Chiropractic Trust and the review board of the Journal of Straight Chiropractic.

I am a regular contributor to Straight To You, the Journal of the Garden State Chiropractic Society and was a columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic. I have also been published in The Chiropractic Journal and publications of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations.

I am a 1981 graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, attended University of Chicago and hold a Bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College.

Awards and Honors
I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Chiropractor of the Year in 1986, 1991, 1996 and 1998 by the Garden State Chiropractic Society and Regent of the Year in 1985 by Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic.

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