Whiplash – Where is the Pain Coming From? FEBRUARY 10, 2015 BY CHIROTRUST question Share on FacebookShare on Twitter99 Whiplash is a slang term for an injury to the neck that’s typically associated with a motor vehicle collision (MVC). A better term for “whiplash” is “whiplash associated disorder” (WAD) as it includes specific history and…

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Chronic back pain question answered

I saw this man today.  He has dealt with back pain for decades.  It comes and goes,  but it seems to be staying more in the last few years.  He has seen doctors for years with only short term relief mainly from pills or shots.  If you will look closely at the lowest lumbar segment,…

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A little bend in the road can lead to big problems

This is a scoliosis, a lateral curvature in the spine, as scoliosis goes this one is  on the smaller side.  I have seen scoliosis at 90 degrees, massive problems for a functioning spine.  But even a small or slight scoliosis can cause increased pressures on the spinal discs and that will lead to problems at…

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Left is wrong, Right is right

Take a close look at this front to back view of a lumbar spine.  Notice on the left side to the joints there is long sharp edges while on the right the edges are smooth and rounded.  The left side has some of the largest bone spurs I have ever seen, while usually spines are…

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Chronic back pain

See how the lowest vertebrae, L5, is sitting forward of the sacrum, this is called a spondylolisthesis.  This problem is caused by a forceful extension of the lumbar spine.  The posterior part of the spine actually breaks and the body of the vertebrae slips forward.  For about 18 months the spine is unstable, after that,…

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Challenges

Two back surgeries, stenosis, neuropathy, diabetes, all major problems.  He felt better after our first of many treatments.  We threw everything including the kitchen sink at him today.

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Double the fusion double the fun

These are real people that i see in my chiropractic practice every day in Meridian, Ms. no joke, I couldn’t make this stuff up.  This lady had one surgery, years ago, where they fused C3 and C4, then C5 and C6.  They fused two joints but skipped one in the middle, SMH (that means shake…

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If you enlarge this pic you will see that the lower front edge of C2 has a spur formed there.  Bone spurs at C2 are much more rare than at C5, C6, or C7.  This one formed after a childhood fall that damaged the anterior longitudinal Ligament over 30 years ago.  I can’t get rid…

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Why do I have these x-rays?

     There is a lot going on in these lumbar spine X-rays.  You can see bra, zipper, and something else in their pocket.  But there is something else, something that looks like screws and brackets.  These are the screws and rods from a lumbar fusion.  2 screws in L4 and 2 screws in L5.…

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Titanium.

That is a titanium plate in the second meta carpal.  No I can’t adjust titanium.  I’m good but I’m not that good.

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