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Upper neck manipulations for pain behind mastoid?

It sounds like you have an upper cervical problem which was partially or temporarily corrected by your adjustments for torticollis while you were younger, but which now needs a more precise approach to get a positive and lasting correction. I would say that you definitely need to find a doctor who specializes in upper cervical work. You can check the following links for someone near you. http://www.nucca.o rg/find_doctor.php http://upcspine.co m/prac3.asp?rid=4 &r=North%20Ame rica&sid=39 &s=Oregon& cid=5&c=UNITED %20STATES%20of%20A MERICA I've taken care of a number of patients who report nearly identical symptoms as you report who have responded extremely well to upper cervical care. Best of luck and health to you, Aaron.  (Dec 17, 2009 | post #2)

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It's easy to explain why those stories (the vast minority) make it into the news .... sensationalism sells.  (Oct 2, 2009 | post #2)

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Chiropractic Patients Need To Know Treatment Risks

If chirotalk is the best that the "skeptics " can do, then it's no wonder they are producing such "fine" and eloquent spokespeople as yourself. Although I call imposter on that last post ... there wasn't a single reference to diapers or exposing.  (Sep 19, 2009 | post #494)

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Chiropractors: How much can they really heal?

Spondylo, Your doctor is concerned that you may develop a condition called Cauda Equina syndrome. Some of the hallmark signs are incontinence (bowel and/or bladder), saddle paresthesia (numbness/tingling through the groin and inner thighs) and alterations in sexual function. I know it's been a couple of days now, but from what you've said your nocturnal enuresis (night-time bed wetting) could be an early sign of progression of your spondylo into causing neurological issues. Without any of the other symptoms I've listed, I wouldn't think you would necessarily need immediate and emergency surgery, but I would definitely suggest careful monitoring of the symptoms and a consult with your managing physician as quickly as possible. Any progression of the symptoms you mentioned would for me mean an immediate trip to the ER. Hope that helps and that you can ignore the other useless back-and-forth that tends to go on in these forums  (Sep 8, 2009 | post #387)

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Chiropractors, More Than Back Crackers

Sure, sure, whizdump ... and what education exactly would that be? A G.E.D.? remedial english? Please, stun us with your credentials.  (Aug 24, 2009 | post #16)

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HELEN DENNIS: A variety of ways to treat arthritis

Only some forms of arthiritis such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis are considered to be associated with auto-immune. Since the person posing the question did not qualify their arthritis, the standard definition would be that she is suffering from osteoarthritis ... which has no autoimmune component. I do agree with you however that diet and nutrition can play a very large role in managing many auto-immune inflammatory conditions.  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #4)

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Chiropractors, More Than Back Crackers

Dr. Nathanson, While I can agree with you that the standard HVLA adjusting sytles used by most doctors in the field are unlikely to cause any true alignment - particularly from a single adjustment. However, any of the orthogonal upper cervical techniques are specifically designed for and DO cause actual and lasting re-alignment. Which has been shown on pre- and post films, video flouroscopy, as well as in the typical progression of patient care. Within the "standard " or "main stream" chiropractic world, I'll agree with you that mobility and not alignment are the main benefits and goals, it's not universal, nor is it as cut-and-dried as you present it from the research. Just different approaches.  (Aug 19, 2009 | post #2)

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Boy Scouts of America close door on DC physicals

And exactly which board should that physician be certified by, whizdump? Again you are showing your lack of any CURRENT experience with chiropractic education with your pathetic comments.  (Aug 15, 2009 | post #9)

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Chiropractic Patients Need To Know Treatment Risks

Snore. Sam Homola is a raving loon who has had a hard on for anything other than HIS form of chiropractic for decades. He's vocal but not terribly well informed, and arguing with those people is an effort in futility that I have no interest in. As you quite astutely pointed out (and then they catagorically - albeit falsely - denied), when they approach a study with the assumption that it could not be true, then they are bound to find or fabricate reasons for its dismissal. Homola obviously didn't even fully read the study based on many of his points of contention and dismissal with it, because if you HAVE actually read the study then plainly 99% of his assertions against it are addressed and proved false.  (Aug 9, 2009 | post #476)

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Chiropractic Patients Need To Know Treatment Risks

Absolutely. My contact info is on it.  (Aug 9, 2009 | post #473)

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Chiropractic Patients Need To Know Treatment Risks

I don't have the study at my fingertips, but I know that chiros (students, doctors, and DACBRs) all score better than their medical counterparts (med students, MDs, and Radiologists) in radiological diagnosis.  (Aug 6, 2009 | post #468)

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Chiropractors: How much can they really heal?

Tough Love, Actually I think that the reason there are so few of us is because learning the technique with NUCCA is a LOT more difficult and time consuming than learning most of your HVLA techniques - both in adjusting technique as well as analysis and taking proper films. It's usually estimated that there is a solid 5-year development period before, and most every certified doctor was at least 10 years into practice ... the certification process within NUCCA is pretty much universally accepted as one of the most stringent in any profession. It is also a very humbling technique, and many doctors do not have the temperament to be honest and realize (on the post film) that the correction they got sucked - and that it was their fault! It takes a certain type of person to accept that and then not accept settling for that which is counter to many egos. That said, Life West was actually started as a NUCCA school by two NUCCA practitioners, but the skillset needed to run a successful school is different again than that needed to run a practice or be a good clinician, so when it struggled they sold to Life. We're actually looking at possibly building a teaching clinic on our site in Edmonton Alberta, but are not sure if the interest would be there. Either way, anyone interested (under the current licensing structure) would have to have already graduated from an accredited DC program anyway. Looks like we just get to keep getting only those doctors who truly want to learn the techinque and provide that level of care to their patients.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #275)

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new inclinometer product for range of motion measurement ...

I actually don't use inclinometers in my practice because I don't find them convenient nor accurate enough. What I do use is a device called Zebris which uses ultrasonic pulses, multiple miniature microphones, and an array of speakers to very accurately (and in 3 dimensions) position and track the movement of a patient through CROM as well as for taking detailed postural measurements. I am in the process of developing something even more effective and accurate, but for now what I use is the best item on the market. And yes, $70 - $100 for something that I'll buy once and then not need to buy another for more than 10 years (if I was using inclinometers) is chump change. It's not like they are a disposable product.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #4)

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new inclinometer product for range of motion measurement ...

WOW!! You've managed to create a dial with a weighted spindle on it. How INNOVATIVE!!! There are much more ergonomic (at least from first glance) inclinometers out there which have this one's level of sophistication or much better for chump change. No idea why or how this guy expects to make money on this one.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #2)

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Chiropractors: How much can they really heal?

Future, I'm guessing you missed my post then, because I thought I addressed some of your questions. As for the differential Dx abilities of a MD vs. a DC, the education in that department for both programs is about the same ... as for whether you can expect a solid DDx really depends on the practitioner, as I have seen a great many complete buffoons in both professions who missed very obvious conditions. Now you can get all up in arms over the idiots and those who fire back on the same level, or you can skip those posts and try to get some good information. It's an uphill battle, but it does yeild some small rewards at times. So to reiterate: 1) If you want to know scope of practice, ask the state board of the state you intend to practice in ... that or find a state that will fit the scope you wish to have and plan to practice there. 2) If you want to know how the two programs compare, there are plenty of places to locate such information, but here's the short and sweet of it ... the chiropractic program meets or exceeds (slightly) the hours devoted to all the major curriculum elements necessary to good doctoring (anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiology, neurology, etc) with the only major difference in the programs being that instead of the time put into phamacology which occurs in an MD program, DCs study adjusting techniques, and then in stead of a hospital residency, DCs practice in a school clinic (can precept in a field office for last semester). Chiropractors need to be better businessmen than MDs because they don't typically practice within big hospitals and get salaries ... one of the reasons that many fail. It's not that they can't take care of people and get results, it's more that many people are not cut out to be both a business owner and a doctor - and there are VERY few who are able to truly excel at it! Next time do some primary research before going off on how nobody is giving you a handout of information. If you can't manage that, then you'll suck as a physician in either profession because patients don't come with user manuals.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #268)

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