Author Topic: chiropractor  (Read 4128 times)

Brewers7

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
chiropractor
« on: October 21, 2010, 11:32:58 am »
Has anyone used a chiropractor for balance and/or neck tightness?  What were the results?
Translab surgery 12/15/2008 followed by CSF leakage repair and 3 additional surgeries for MRSA of the brain (NOT typical) SSD,  facial and vocal cord paralysis, numerous reconstructive surgeries, Transear 12/2010

Lizard

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 791
Re: chiropractor
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 12:19:32 pm »
Yes I have, but found that the benefits were only temporary and I had to go 3 times a week. It was just got too expensive, although I loved getting adjusted!
Left AN 2.5CM,retrosigmoid 11/2008, second surgery to repair CSF leak. 
Headaches began immediately.  Dr. Ducic occipital nerve resection, December 2011!!!!!

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on"
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

HeadCase2

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 778
  • Carpe Grog
Re: chiropractor
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 12:22:05 pm »
Hello Brewers7,
  I have not used a chiropractor for balance issues.  But I did go to chiropractor about a year ago when I had a pinched nerve in my cervical area. And it helped.  I think chiropractic's effectiveness to help your problem probably depends on what is causing the problem.  I have mixed views on chiropractic.  It can help some problems, but has the potential to make other problems worse.   Sorry I can't give you a more direct answer, but I don't have medical training or knowledge about your particular situation.  You can always give chiropractic a try to see if you think it is helpful, and stop going if it isn't.
 For balance issues, major university based hospitals usually have specialists in vestibular assessment, and physical therapists who specialize in vestibular problems.  I would highly recommend using their services if you can.  

Good luck to you.
Rob
1.5 X 1.0 cm AN- left side
Retrosigmoid 2/9/06
Duke Univ. Hospital

GrogMeister of the PBW

CHD63

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3235
  • Life is good again!!
Re: chiropractor
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 02:25:45 pm »
Brewers7 .....

I am not a doctor, but in my opinion your best bet for balance issues is a trained vestibular therapist.  The chiropractor probably could help your neck tightness, but that is a whole separate issue from balance.  You may have the tightness because you are tense when you are walking.

I had vestibular training for months following my AN removal, but that was mainly because it was my second brain surgery which resulted in my having no functioning vestibular nerves any more.  I had a stiff neck for a very long time because I was afraid to move my head from side to side for fear I would lose my balance and fall down.  I still am very careful but I have learned to relax my neck and head.

Let us know how you are doing.

Clarice
Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011

Brewers7

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
Re: chiropractor
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 02:40:34 pm »
Thanks all.  I have been through vestibular/physical therapy.  I went to the chiropractor today for the tightness in my neck and he indicated that he might also be able to help some with my balance issues.  He is not the "cracking and popping" kind of chiropractor, so I thought I would give it a try.  Keep you posted. 
Translab surgery 12/15/2008 followed by CSF leakage repair and 3 additional surgeries for MRSA of the brain (NOT typical) SSD,  facial and vocal cord paralysis, numerous reconstructive surgeries, Transear 12/2010

cin605

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 810
Re: chiropractor
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 03:53:20 pm »
I have resoryed to a muscle relaxer Tasanidine,,,,helping lots!
2cm removed retrosig 6/26/08
DartmouthHitchcock medical center lebanon,N.H.
43yrs old

Lizard

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 791
Re: chiropractor
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 08:23:12 am »
I was thinking about this post last night, I know that some people on the site have used cranio sacral therapy for the neck issues.  They offered it in my chiropractic office as well. 
Liz
Left AN 2.5CM,retrosigmoid 11/2008, second surgery to repair CSF leak. 
Headaches began immediately.  Dr. Ducic occipital nerve resection, December 2011!!!!!

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on"
-Franklin D. Roosevelt