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  • SLW
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    Thank you, seemed somewhat manageable over the years, I had previously had chiropractic adjustments a few years back for spurs in neck and did get an adjustment late last year. I had bought tens and even got a cervical collar to wear at times. (not at work). I work at correcting my head position due to tilting upward and out abit to bring it back to some alignment. I sleep with a heating wrap for shoulders neck and arms and legs propped up. I wanted to step down latter part of the year and was asked to hang in there and some changes would be made at work for me, made it thru, no help but at a cost. Employees kept telling me I could’nt keep doing what I was doing. always fast paced. Last time I had to leave I hurt so bad and bent over that one of the ladies called home to let my son know I was not doing well. Got in the door and literally got sick on top the pain. 2nd worst flair up stayed in bed and went back to Dr. 3 days later. From 1st go around knew I would have to get thru it anyway. They are kind enough to hold my position open, appears no one wants it. I am thankful to you for taking the time. I had left out the on/off pelvic pain, crease of legs and the inner thigh pain, he did say that was from my back. I can not lift, push and shove no more, I pay for it when I do. looking up, bending down and laying back always thankful not having the full blown vertigo. I expected to go back to work and now in process of possibly getting disability. My family Dr. had already said that a while back. Would a back brace help? I did wear one for 6 months years ago after surgery. Personally I feel a neck brace from shoulders up would be beneficial. Thank you so much and wish you continued success. we need more Dr’s like yourself, I have visited your site many times, but never reached out. I appreciate you very much. Take care.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Braces are helpful for flair-ups but should not be used constantly for protection. Keep us informed here as to your progress, please.

    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.
    SLW
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    Thank you, Dr. Corenman, your expertise has helped me better understand. I have pain centralized in my lower area of lumbar with pains across top of both legs, Focus has been more on the sciatica pain. Injections that I had received did help for the traveling pain down the legs. Heel to toe walk can not do, I still work at balance and did get a massage table to excercise at home. I do feel that therapy aggravated with the tilts, but the leg stretches helped reduce the leg spasms with less tension on my spine. Are there good excercises at this level that would be better? I do know now that when you go to physical therapy, all seems to be the same therapy for lumbar. When it came to neck therapy and discussion of vertigo, seemed hesitant and gave me excercises I could do at home to help. Would I be safe for neck therapy are would it be possible to cause harm? This is a natural process and I had already come to terms of not having surgery, but taking better care of myself by eating right and focusing more on posture and working with levels of how far I can walk. The only true regret I have was being given the choice of which one was to be addressed first. When a person has painful areas of concern, both were not accessed to determine what the best approach would be first. This is 8 months in now, not including time before the realization break down. I again thank you.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Vertigo is not commonly a problem related to the cervical spine so I understand the reluctance to treat that surgically. Physical therapy of the neck can be effective if not too aggressive in your case. Don’t overload your lower back as flair-ups will be hard to handle.

    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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