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Chiro adjustments with disk protrusion

So I've been seeing a chiropractor for a year and it helps my sciatica for a couple says but not long. Anyways she finally sent me for a MRI ad I have 2 hernitaed disks that are protruding on to spinal nerve roots. T11-t12 is 1 cm protusion and L5-S1 is dosk protrusion contacting and displacing the s1 nerve root. She says due to possible legality she doesn't want to adjust me anymore because of the protrusions. Is this common? Is it safe to adjust with disk protrusions? Thanks


  • Hurt'n_NCHHurt'n_NC Posts: 7
    edited 04/28/2013 - 3:32 PM
    I too am curious about this. I also have L5-S1 displacing the Nerve Root. I have been considering Chiropractic adjustments but have a fear of worsening or aggravating my condition.

    I anxiously await thoughtful, experienced, and educated answers.
    L5-S1 Bulging Disc | L5 Nerve Root Impingement | S1 Nerve Root Displacement | Charlotte, NC
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    Chiropractors have their place. they can help so many people in different ways. However, once a patient has been identified with having disc problems and any disc impingement it is not a good idea to continue to have additional chiropractor treatment.
    There is a risk of more damage, potential severe happening.

    At this point, you should be under the care of a spine specialist ( Neurologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Neurosurgeon , etc).
    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
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