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  • pete1220
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    Oh and forgot one of my main symptoms. I have an extremely odd sensation as i turn my head left to right “no motion”, its as if the muscles nerves in my face especially around mu nose region get iritaded as a turn my head. I also have a sensitive scalp like the nerves going to that region are on overdrive. And lastly, I get an intermittent sensation iritation in the back of my throat often.

    dawn marie
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    hello, I just created an account so I could respond to your post. I have C1 and C2 problems from 2 prior accidents over the years. I have all the symptoms of someone with MS. After going from dr to dr, chiro to chiro.. I found a website for Atlas Orthogonal. I checked it out and found a dr in my state, there were only 5 here in Minnesota. Long story short. My atlas (c1 and my C2 are shifted, and this procedure has been nothing short of a miracle for me. I have ligament instability as well, but in time, they will become stronger. There is no cracking or twisting of the neck with atlas orthogonal technique. Please take the time to google it. It is absolutely life changing. Good luck :)

    dawn marie
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    I should mention my symptoms quick. Tired, brain fog, dizzy, nausea, legs feel heavy, head ache , back ache, neck ache , ringing in ears, light and sound bother me , burning in hands and feet. Memory problems. These are all related to the top bone in your neck C1 BEING shifted. Since I started my treatments 3 months ago…they are about 50/75% better already. :)

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    A lot of new threads introjected here. It would be helpful if someone has a new inquiry that you start a new thread so I don’t get mixed up. I will try to answer the various questions here.

    To Patrice; I cannot recommend surgeons that I do not know the success rate but if you are careful and discerning, you should be able to figure out who you can trust. Again, call some previous patients.

    To pete 1220: You have a compilation of symptoms that could be instability, vascular injury to the vertebral artery or lower brain stem injury. I assume you have had standard flexion/extension X-rays (probably multiple times) and even a CT scan of the upper neck in flexion, extension and lateral rotation to both sides.

    In my opinion, prolotherapy requires an injection of damaging fluid into areas that are quite sensitive. I would be afraid of injury to a structure in the upper neck that would be irreversible.

    To dawn marie: chiropractic therapy can be effective with many disorders but with instability, this treatment is contraindicated. Now since we do not know if instability is present, this needs to be ruled out before any chiropractic attempts at treatment are considered.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    pete1220
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    Dr Corenman, unfortunately, as I stated in the post I have not had a CT scan of my neck. I have had 3 cervical MRIs one with flexion and extension and I have had a digital motion X ray study(results in the post), along with a plethora of static x-ray shots. I am scared of getting a CT cervical scan because I have had two brain CT scans and one adrenal CT scan in the past 5 months, this combined with the DMX and all the xrays I feel I have been exposed to a ton of radiation. How would I diagnose lower brain stem injury? How would I diagnose vertebral artery injury? I had a carotid and vertebral Doppler but I’m assuming that does not look high enough. -thanka for you’re help.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    To diagnose a vertebral artery disorder along with cervical instability, the test is a vertebral angiogram CT scan. Dye is injected into the vein which temporarily lights up the arteries and veins on the CT scan. Then, the head is rotated to one side (both sides are eventually performed) and a CT scan of the upper neck is completed.

    This scan will look at both the vascular anatomy (is the vertebral artery being compressed with motion?) and are the upper vertebra remaining stable with motion? Yes-the scan requires more radiation but is the only way I know to diagnose these two disorders.

    Doppler images are not effective to look at the vertebral arteries as these arteries are incased in bone and not visible on ultrasound images.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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