I’d like to ask if anyone has ever seen a chiropractor for pain associated with AS? I’ve been to one 3 times now. My cervical spine is so stiff & has worsen over the last year & a half. I don’t have the natural curve in my neck, so my neurosurgeon suggested having massages, which has lead to adjustments at my chiropractor. Before I go further with him, should I be allowing him to pop or adjust my neck?? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
My brother is an ortho surgeon. He asked me to never let anyone adjust my spine as it can pinch more nerves in my spine. Just the advice I got.
Hi! I think there is definitely varying opinions on this. I see a chiropractor and it does help me some. Any help we can get, right? My chiropractor is familiar with AS and my doctor says as long as he knows about AS and doesn't do anything harsh that is fine.
Hi, I have had a stiff neck and lots of pain there for many years from my work over the road trucking. Arthritis in the neck then I broke it in 2001, was diagnosed with spondy a few years later. I've had many chiropractors some great some no good. I let the good ones adjust my neck. Later found out all I had to do was USE the muscles in my neck and all over to ease the arthritic pain.
Also lost the curve and a few disc, had a failed surgery to fix it after I broke it. The surgery paralyzed me when the cage separated from the rods behind my throat.they told me I would be parayalized for life from the neck down.. I got up and went back to work 6 months later. My dr believed I was dead and after 4 years I walked into his office.😁 about 18 years ago..
Spondy is a inflammatory disease with arthritis, nerve and muscle pain. I take anti-inflammatories like advil gels, omega 3 fish oil, and I work that neck Hardee than ever. When it starts getting stiff, I stretch it looking up, down and sideways working out that arthritic stiffness.
I hope this helps.
I do not see a chiropractor, but I do go to a physical therapist. I have been going to her for over 2 years now and I really believe it have helped my mobility and flexibility (and pain management).
@A MySpondylitisTeam Member. Drs and chiropractors have always been at odds. Chiropractors have done more to keep me up on my feet than any dr ever has. A good chiropractor will take a xray before he touches anyone. I've been to them after breaking my lumbar and my neck. I've crawled in their door and walked out straight up many times. There are good and bad I any trade, drs included.
Ya just have to own the problem and take care of it, anyway ya can. I would NEVER turn my care over to anyone without finding out what they are about. I would never let them cut on me without checking out what happens myself. I hope it gets better for you here.
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