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Wayne

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How does one diagnose cranial cervical instability?

@Aerose91 -- Here's a LINK to some search results on YouTube for "cervical instability". Most of the videos are by a Dr. Ross Hauser, someone I'm thinking about seeing. I think his videos are informative, and describe many symptoms that are common for people with ME/CFS.
 

gbells

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Sure, but the risk of catastrophic things like pinching a coratid artery are much slimmer because its so finite.

A lot of chiropractors do both procedures. Even if its just AO, you're still dealing with non-evidence based practice which concentrates on the chiropractor's bottom line rather than on helping the patient. My recommendation stands. There is no condition where AO is shown to be the best treatment so I avoid them in preference to the OCS PTs and have gotten outstanding results treating whiplash from an auto accident and posturally induced radicolopathy down my right arm by changing seating posture, McKenzie Technique and rehabilitation. My experience with chiropractors who tried to treat asthma and chest muscle spasm has been that they don't get good results, promote patient dependency on passive care instead of active and push an irrational belief system that isn't supported by scientific evidence.
 
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Aerose91

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A lot of chiropractors do both procedures. Even if its just AO, you're still dealing with non-evidence based practice which concentrates on the chiropractor's bottom line rather than on helping the patient. My recommendation stands. There is no condition where AO is shown to be the best treatment so I avoid them in preference to the OCS PTs and have gotten outstanding results treating whiplash from an auto accident and posturally induced radicolopathy down my right arm by changing seating posture, McKenzie Technique and rehabilitation. My experience with chiropractors who tried to treat asthma and chest muscle spasm has been that they don't get good results, promote patient dependency on passive care instead of active and push an irrational belief system that isn't supported by scientific evidence.
I agree that many chiropractors tend to shoot outside of their wheelhouse. Adjustments can't cure a lot of what they claim it may. However im never against looking outward toward trying new things, as long as they are safe. With this illness that seems to be the world we live in
 

Aerose91

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@Aerose91 -- Here's a LINK to some search results on YouTube for "cervical instability". Most of the videos are by a Dr. Ross Hauser, someone I'm thinking about seeing. I think his videos are informative, and describe many symptoms that are common for people with ME/CFS.
@Wayne i apologize i didn't see this sooner. Thank you for sending, I look forward to watching the video.
 
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