Patient presents to Carlsbad chiropractor with “extreme shoulder, neck, arm pain” on right side. Condition had been going on for prior 3 months. Constant, throbbing, numb, 9/10 on the pain scale. Subluxation was found at multiple levels using Gonstead specific criteria: Delta-T/Nervo-scope exhibits instrumentation break greater than 10 points, edema is present at vertebral segment and paraspinal tissues, muscle tone is hypertonic along paraspinal muscles, decreased intersegmental range of motion. Xrays show intersegmental misalignment, postural abnormalities, hypolordotic cervical spine, and degenerative disc and/or joint disease. Full range of motion study could not be performed due to pain.
After the first visit, patient felt “better.” The “better” was minimal on the pain scale. Within a few visits the posture changed visibly. These xrays are taken 11 visits apart.
L1 [Pre – 27 mm posterior to plumb line] [Post – 26 mm posterior]
T7 [Pre – 90 mm posterior to plumb line] [Post – 76 mm posterior].
C2 [Pre – 28 mm anterior to plumb line] [Post – 18 mm posterior]
NOTE on xray below. Palatine plate is level with ground.
* Note in Lateral Cervical Thoracic view above. For the lateral image there is a shift. This was accounted for by moving line anterior. ________________________________________________________________________________________________
AP xray shows C2 dens shifted 25mm right on pre. Post xray shows 17mm shifted to the right. 30% change towards normal weight bearing. Note the plumb line is actually straight however looks tilted on this image due to camera angle.
Post exam noted regarding pain “none at this time.” Patient exclaimed “amazing after six weeks.” Patient noted “no headaches” from having them “more than normal” to none.
The reason this case resolved under chiropractic care is because the primary condition was a subluxation, which is a chiropractic condition. When this was corrected the other secondary conditions resolved. If the underlying condition causing symptoms is a subluxation, only a chiropractor can help. Don’t wait for years before getting help and call us today to schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead Chiropractor in Carlsbad.
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