I am pretty new to the forum so don't think we have 'met'...I just wanted to say that I see in your signature that you do have cervical disc issues...and my Neurosurgeon..who is well known in the US and people travel from around the world to see him...said that anyone with documented disc bulges or herniations can have irrerversable damage from Chiropractic manipulation of the spine...even possible paralysis...He says that for me...I am so lucky that I never went that route as things were herniated so badly that if I did have that type of treatment it could have paralysed or killed me
I know that you are desperate to find answers but PLEASE be very careful....
I would think that finding a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon to look at your spine/tailbone would be the best bet..It took me a few years to find the best Dr.s as there are good/bad one's out there..but totally worth that time to find my Team now that helps me live the best life I can with chronic pain..
And just seeing a Surgeon does not mean surgery...it just means they are Board Certified and have the absolute most years of training and up to date knowledge of diagnostic tests as this is all they study...
I really am just giving my personal opinion..and not trying to diss Chiro's...but just feel so strongly that our spine is too delicate and dangerous to be manipulated..so just really don't want to see you get hurt:(
I really do wish you success in helping with your pain whatever you choose to do..I know what it's like to live in pain...
So sending you some Big Hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 3/22/2010 1:23:53 PM (GMT-6)