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Lower Back Pain after Chiropractor

Monica30281MMonica30281 Posts: 1
edited 12/19/2015 - 6:54 AM in Alternative Treatments
Good Evening,

I was in a head on car accident on 11/11/15. I went to the ER the day after and was prescribed muscle relaxants for the oncoming soreness and pain. Around three weeks ago, I started having dull discomfort on my shoulders, which moved to my neck and ended with a sharp shooting headache, which only lasted a few minutes. I decided to start seeing a chiropractic for the discomfort. The office took some x-rays and the conclusion is as follows:

Neck curve is -19.7 degrees and should be -42.0 degrees, which means it represents a 53.1% reduction in my curve.

In the flexing position, there is possibledamage at C4-C5, C6-C7 spinal levels.

In the extension position, there is possible damage to C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-C7 spinal levels.

The position of the neck from the front of my mouth...the left side has shifted 0.2 mm right off the Axis and 1.6 mm to the right of the Axis

My head is gifted 12.3 mm to the right. I have a mild neck tilt angle of 5.8 degree to the left and a lower neck tilt of 4.0 degrees to the right.

I never had lower back pain...even since after the accident. Now affter two weeks of going to the chiropractor three times a week and getting full back adjustments I'm having lower back discomfort, which is constant. It's not all over my back. It's on my lower right side only and it's a steady dull discomfort. My fiancé tells me that it's normal to feel sore after seeing a chiroprator but I don't know. Is this discomfort normal?

Thank you.

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  • lauramanllauraman AtlantaPosts: 27
    I don't think you should be having low back pain after seeing your chiropractor if it wasn't hurting you after the accident. You need to talk to him/her and make sure they didn't miss anything in your low back or tell them to stop with your low back. 
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