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    Default Back pain, spinal alignment wrong because of TS symptoms?

    I roll and crack my shoulders. and I pulled a muscle in my shoulder a while before while at work. it got worse because of my ticcing, and today i went to the chiropractor and he told me my spine was all contorted by my shoulders and shoulderblads. could this be due to my exsessive back jerking and shoulder cracking? is such a thing possible?

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    Default Re: Back pain, spinal alignment wrong because of TS symptoms?

    Aidan,

    My opinion would be to ask your family doctor for a referral to an orthopedic specialist.

    I stand to be corrected, but in my view, chiropractic medicine in North America and specifically in Canada has failed to rise to the consistency of quality in scientific standards for which traditional medicine is reputed.

    Furthermore there is a lack of consistent standards in admission to training facilities for chiropractic medicine, and a lack of supervision and enforcement of standards of practice in that field.

    It is not unusual to hear advertising claims by chiropractic practitioners claiming to treat all manner of medical illnesses and disorders through spinal manipulation, with treatments that seem to last indefinitely fostering false hope for relief at exorbitant cost.

    Any treatment regimen contains risks, so a rational choice as to which treatment makes sense for you, you must be able to weigh the benefits against the risks for each of your options.

    If you ultimately choose a chiropractic based treatment, you should be informed by the practitioner about all risks and benefits. If you are told there are no risks, I suggest you walk away.

    However I would make no decision before consulting an orthopedic specialist who can evaluate your spine and all muscular / skeletal systems and who can advise you on the benefits and potential risks of the chiropractic plan.

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    Default Re: Back pain, spinal alignment wrong because of TS symptoms?

    well you're right on that one for sure, steve! i went three times and they keep calling me back asking when to book another appointment despite my telling them i dont need any. but despite the moneygrabber, are back or shoulder problems a possibility for somebody with a tic in the affected area? or are problems in tic areas usually associated with something else?

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    Default Re: Back pain, spinal alignment wrong because of TS symptoms?

    are back or shoulder problems a possibility for somebody with a tic in the affected area? or are problems in tic areas usually associated with something else?
    These are good and valid questions, Aidan, that should only be answered by your doctor who can take the necessary diagnostic imaging tests to see what's going on.

    You may even ask for a referral to an orthopedic specialist for an assesment.

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    Default Re: Back pain, spinal alignment wrong because of TS symptoms?

    Just to throw this out there with therapy..

    I used to have lower back issues so severe I got pinched nerves in my spine that prevented me from putting weight on one leg. Although it doesn't have anything to do with my tics, I saw a registered massage therapist and within 2 months, having seen her 3 times I think in total, the first two times one week apart, the 3rd a 'maintenance' appointment 2-3 weeks later to keep things relaxed. I went from her barely being able to touch me along the spine especially my lower back, to her being able to apply the 'normal' amount of pressure for deep tissue, and it didn't bother me none. I haven't been for deep tissue massage therapy in a long time now but I've had no problems with my back since. She also told me tips on maintaining proper posture and strengthen back muscles.

    I would definately recommend deep tissue massage to help untangle knots where tics affect the muscles. I also do horseback riding so my shoulders are often sore, and I have a neck tugging tic that just started up again recently (one of those that comes and goes) so it would certainly helpfor that situation. Mind you, just as with all professionals there's good ones and bad ones. Try asking friends who've had, or see a massage therapist regularly, for referrals or if you have a friend who is one, ask them for advice in that area.

    I personally would stay away from chiropractors, since I don't believe messing with the spine in any way is a good thing (massage therapists target muscles, not the spine itself, so it's much safer in that aspect, at least in my mind).
    Marisa

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