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Weird Neurological Symptoms After Adjustment, Please Help!!!

JZeiglerJJZeigler Posts: 6
edited 10/25/2014 - 5:59 AM in Chronic Pain
It all started when I got a neck spasm and desperate to try anything I went to a chiropractor to get my neck fixed seeing as I didn't know what my problem was I just had bad pain. Now I am experiencing weird neurological symptoms a whole month after almost and im freaking out. I have pain in arms and legs in random spots, impotence, involuntary muscle twitching, falling asleep sensation in certain areas, left calf tightness, my palm and wrist get a falling asleep feeling while playing video games now *never happened before in my life* with hand tremors, I have pain in my neck almost every day and sometimes it feels like spiders are crawling up my neck, it also hurts to lay down on my neck I also have temple pain and pain in random spots on top of head that feel like stabbing. I've felt weak and off for a whole month now I just want my life back, and I have now went to an Orthopedic who only prescribed medicine that isn't doing anything (Medrol, Meloxicam, Robaxin), and a regular doctor who basically told me im crazy and to come back in two weeks im in a dire situation and I don't know what to do and im afraid ill have these issues for the rest of my life because no one can tell me whats wrong!! :(
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,617
    edited 10/25/2014 - 6:00 AM

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • for treatment and evaluation.......those symptoms are not anything to wait around and see if they improve. Signs of nerve involvement can result in permanent injury if left too long.
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  • I'm with Sandi, you really need to push for care with this. Chiropractors can do harm with their adjustments if there's underlying damage. Your doc shouldn't be ignoring this. Many people have had bad results from seeing a chiropractor. Please see a Neuro & find out what's going on. Something is causing these symptoms & if it's nerve impingement it needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. I'm so sorry.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • EnglishGirl said:
    I'm with Sandi, you really need to push for care with this. Chiropractors can do harm with their adjustments if there's underlying damage. Your doc shouldn't be ignoring this. Many people have had bad results from seeing a chiropractor. Please see a Neuro & find out what's going on. Something is causing these symptoms & if it's nerve impingement it needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. I'm so sorry.
    That's the thing they gave me all the medicine because they think I have a pinched nerve but im feeling stuff everywhere, I don't want surgery half the time that makes things worse! :-(
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,269
    edited 10/25/2014 - 3:46 PM
    All of the symptoms you are experiencing, if they are related to your neck can be signs of serious nerve injury that may become permanent if you don't do something about it and the chiropractor is NOT the type of doctor you need to see.
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  • sandi said:
    All of the symptoms you are experiencing, if they are related to your neck can be signs of serious nerve injury that may become permanent if you don't do something about it and the chiropractor is NOT the type of doctor you need to see.
    be that as it may why would i hop right to surgery when i haven't even gotten anything checked yet
  • has nothing to do with jumping right into surgery, but when it comes to spines and the nerves in the spinal canal they are your best option for proper diagnosis, and treatment options. Most people who consult spine surgeons do NOT require surgery but are referred out to other specialistis to treat their conditions.
  • JZeiglerJJZeigler Posts: 6
    edited 10/26/2014 - 1:00 PM
    sandi said:
    has nothing to do with jumping right into surgery, but when it comes to spines and the nerves in the spinal canal they are your best option for proper diagnosis, and treatment options. Most people who consult spine surgeons do NOT require surgery but are referred out to other specialistis to treat their conditions.
    I did go to one and all he did was give me Medrol, Meloxicam, and Robaxin...
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,269
    edited 10/27/2014 - 1:59 AM
    invasive treatments first. If those don't relieve the symptoms then they move onto the next step. You stated that you are worried and concerned that these symptoms you are having came about after seeing a chiropractor and the spine surgeon is your best option in getting this treated before it gets worse or causes permanent damage.
    It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to continue to get it looked into or not.
    I am just explaining to you what your best option is in getting the proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 10/26/2014 - 6:59 PM
    A Neuro could be better than an Ortho in this situation. I'm not a doc but you seem to be describing very nerve related symptoms. Knowing the right specialist for the symptoms can be very confusing with the spine because there's so much overlap between specialities.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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