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Doctor (not surgeon) adjusted my neck after surgery

I had an ACDF level c3/c4 10 months ago, and started having symptoms of another herniated disc so I went to see my regular doctor. She adjusted (like, chiropractic adjustment) my upper back & neck before I even got a chance to stop her. Have an appointment with my surgeon on the 25th but the pain in my neck, shoulder & upper right side of my back has gotten increasingly worse. How concerned should I be that my regular doctor thought it was ok to do an adjustment less than a year after my surgery?!? My closest friend & "advisor" in all things neck related is saying this would be malpractice. Advice, anyone?


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    I have neck fusion and my surgeon says the after a fusion never have a spine manipulation again.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    for this doctor to make adjustment to your surgical repaired neck. I am NOT sure what you actually meant by
    ADJUSTED. I have had therapists that make some type of adjustment, when they have see a collar bone sticking up too much, or when one leg is shorter then the other, etc.

    Those are MINOR adjustment.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Froggy GirlFFroggy Girl Posts: 7
    edited 03/14/2013 - 5:05 AM
    Well, adjusted I mean cracked the same way my chiropractor used to. It took me a lil by surprise but several websites I have seen say it is ok to have these types of adjustments after a min. period of 6 months after surgery.
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