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chiropractor? help please

Hello, I had a Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery back in Nov 2011 on L5-S1. I was just involved in a car accident 2 weeks ago and my attorney is reffering me to a chiropractor. what are your thoughts? much appreciate your thoughts.


  • I personal think you need to be seen by the surgeon whom operated on your back. They need to order MRI's and or xrays. If you have been this long without treatment then I would assume your spine was okay for that period of time and your surgery was a success. However if your in extreme pain now, I would go back to them and skip the chiro to get proper images to see what is wrong and be sure that area is okay. It could be that the operated area is fine, and it is a different level also. If I was in your shoes I would return to the surgeon whom operated on you. Whatever you do don't let them crack your back. If they are doing images and messages and Pt, you would be fine. However I would want to find out what is wrong. It is possible the surgeon will just order up some PT, and there is nothing major going on and it is muscular.
  • Because you have previously had surgery, there is no way that I would allow a chiropractor to touch my spine , unless I had first seen my surgeon and had a new MRI or CT scan that showed that there were no issues and the surgeon okayed the chiro treatment.
    Your spine is different post op, even if you had been doing really well for a long time, once you have had surgery, and there are areas of weakness or vulnerability that didn't exist previously.
    Risking damage is not worth it.......Tamtam was right in everything that she posted.
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