Chiropractor

Posted by ellenos @ellenos, Oct 27, 2021

I went to see a chiropractor to help with the nerve pain in my thigh. During the consultation I told her I had neuropathy in both feet, I've mentioned it to primary care but since theres no pain nothing was done. Chiropractor did a lot of tests for it and said she would come up with a treatment plan. Question for the group: should I start with traditional medicine first? It does seem to be getting worse but not painful.

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@ellenos
You mention its not painful but getting worse.
What symptoms are you having that are getting worse?
I believe that Chiropractors use exercises and perhaps muscle stimulation which increase blood flow to treat Neuropathy.
I'd be interested in what your doctor's treatment plan consists of. I hope you will share it. My guess is it will be a prolonged plan that will get costly. Will your insurance help pay for the treatment? If I didn’t notice some kind of improvement within a month or two at most I wouldn’t keep pouring money down a black hole.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@ellenos
You mention its not painful but getting worse.
What symptoms are you having that are getting worse?
I believe that Chiropractors use exercises and perhaps muscle stimulation which increase blood flow to treat Neuropathy.
I'd be interested in what your doctor's treatment plan consists of. I hope you will share it. My guess is it will be a prolonged plan that will get costly. Will your insurance help pay for the treatment? If I didn’t notice some kind of improvement within a month or two at most I wouldn’t keep pouring money down a black hole.
Jake

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Yes I agree completely. The "getting worse" symptoms are more tingling and numbness in both feet – and just recently feeling it in one hand at night. I find out the treatment plan next week and will definitely share it. She is a neuro chiropractor.

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@ellenos

Yes I agree completely. The "getting worse" symptoms are more tingling and numbness in both feet – and just recently feeling it in one hand at night. I find out the treatment plan next week and will definitely share it. She is a neuro chiropractor.

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@ellenos
My ex neighbor went to a Neuro chiropractor. He was having 100 seizures every day. He got his seizures under control. Like everything else, I've heard both good and bad. Fingers crossed your Neuropathy will soon be better & hopefully a thing of the past.
Jake

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Good evening @ellnos. Thank you for encouraging feedback from the members on Connect. We are all a little different in both our diagnoses and treatments. I would like to request a clarification. As I read your post, it appears to say that you have nerve pain in your thigh. And yet you have neuropathy with no pain in your feet. Do you know yet what is causing the pain in your thigh or is that part of the diagnosis?

For several years now I have been involved in finding resources for small fiber neuropathy which came complete with pain in all of those areas. The pain in my upper thigh and hip were identified recently as bursitis, not neuropathy. One of the seven bursae is not very happy and we are trying to find a solution.

Just wondering and wishing you well. I am very interested in learning about your treatment plan. I have never been to a neuro chiropractor. I will do some research on that aspect while waiting for your response about the treatment plan.

May you be safe and protected from inner and outer harm.
Chris

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@artscaping

Good evening @ellnos. Thank you for encouraging feedback from the members on Connect. We are all a little different in both our diagnoses and treatments. I would like to request a clarification. As I read your post, it appears to say that you have nerve pain in your thigh. And yet you have neuropathy with no pain in your feet. Do you know yet what is causing the pain in your thigh or is that part of the diagnosis?

For several years now I have been involved in finding resources for small fiber neuropathy which came complete with pain in all of those areas. The pain in my upper thigh and hip were identified recently as bursitis, not neuropathy. One of the seven bursae is not very happy and we are trying to find a solution.

Just wondering and wishing you well. I am very interested in learning about your treatment plan. I have never been to a neuro chiropractor. I will do some research on that aspect while waiting for your response about the treatment plan.

May you be safe and protected from inner and outer harm.
Chris

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Thanks Chris. The pain in my thigh started right after I changed sleeping positions – this was a recommendation after I had the epley maneuver for vertigo. Diagnosis from nurse pract. was "lateral cutaneous nerve syndrome" plus xray showed some arthritis which I have known about. I have chronic hip bursitis – that pain comes and goes. The only solution over the years I have found that works for me for is Diclofenac Sodium topical gel.

Chiro is treating the thigh pain and the PN as different treatments – she did ultrasound for the thigh yesterday and it helped a lot. I will share the treatment plan that she gives me.

I did see an orthopedic surgeon a few years ago for the bursitis who recommended removing the bursa. At the same time my partner was seeing a very well respected ortho at Brigham and Women for a separate issue. He asked at the end of her appointment if she had any questions so I asked about my situation (why not 🙂 ) and he looked rather horrified and said while he didnt know all my details everything he had read about that approach was negative. I cancelled the operation and found another doctor who agreed that I should not have the bursa removed and gave me a steroid injection which helped significantly.

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I went to a chiropractor for peripheral neuropathy, he performed tests, bottom line the price was $10,000 with no insurance help. I felt like it was a scam. My neurologist prescribed gabapentin, and said I could try anything else I wanted but it probably wouldn't help. How discouraging. My feet burn and are painful, last night, for the first time I woke up with leg pain, It all seems to be getting worse. I'm worried about the future.

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@nancyleech3333

I went to a chiropractor for peripheral neuropathy, he performed tests, bottom line the price was $10,000 with no insurance help. I felt like it was a scam. My neurologist prescribed gabapentin, and said I could try anything else I wanted but it probably wouldn't help. How discouraging. My feet burn and are painful, last night, for the first time I woke up with leg pain, It all seems to be getting worse. I'm worried about the future.

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Hello Nancy @nancyleech3333, Welcome to Connect. I see this is your first post but you've been a member of Connect since 2019. Neuropathy can be such a discouraging diagnosis since there is a lot of people/products out there trying to get money from you with promises of help which may or may not be true so you really have to do your homework and research on each and every one of them. You might be interested in the a few other discussions.

— Member Neuropathy Journey Stories: What's Yours?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/member-neuoropathy-journey-stories-whats-yours/
— Burning feet and legs: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/burning-feet-and-legs/

You might also find the information on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy helpful on complementary and integrative therapies – https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/integrative-therapies/

It also really helps to stay positive and take each day one at a time doing the best you can. What can really help is learning as much as you can about your condition and what options may be helpful. Do you have any hobbies or things you like to do to take your mind off of your worries about neuropathy?

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@ellenos

Thanks Chris. The pain in my thigh started right after I changed sleeping positions – this was a recommendation after I had the epley maneuver for vertigo. Diagnosis from nurse pract. was "lateral cutaneous nerve syndrome" plus xray showed some arthritis which I have known about. I have chronic hip bursitis – that pain comes and goes. The only solution over the years I have found that works for me for is Diclofenac Sodium topical gel.

Chiro is treating the thigh pain and the PN as different treatments – she did ultrasound for the thigh yesterday and it helped a lot. I will share the treatment plan that she gives me.

I did see an orthopedic surgeon a few years ago for the bursitis who recommended removing the bursa. At the same time my partner was seeing a very well respected ortho at Brigham and Women for a separate issue. He asked at the end of her appointment if she had any questions so I asked about my situation (why not 🙂 ) and he looked rather horrified and said while he didnt know all my details everything he had read about that approach was negative. I cancelled the operation and found another doctor who agreed that I should not have the bursa removed and gave me a steroid injection which helped significantly.

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Good afternoon, So….we both have an angry bursa. My orthopedic surgeon for my recent TKR said the same thing…no surgery unless it doesn't respond to other options.

I had a cortisone injection about 4 weeks ago. It works in a here today, gone tomorrow manner. Seems like every time I think I can count on it to let me walk a couple of miles, it rears its painful head and says "No way…not today." Where do you get the Diclotenac topical? I have been using medical cannabis….for acute pain.

May you be safe, protected, and free from suffering.

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@artscaping

Good afternoon, So….we both have an angry bursa. My orthopedic surgeon for my recent TKR said the same thing…no surgery unless it doesn't respond to other options.

I had a cortisone injection about 4 weeks ago. It works in a here today, gone tomorrow manner. Seems like every time I think I can count on it to let me walk a couple of miles, it rears its painful head and says "No way…not today." Where do you get the Diclotenac topical? I have been using medical cannabis….for acute pain.

May you be safe, protected, and free from suffering.

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Yes – I have experienced that difficulty with walking, so frustrating. I have chronic kidney disease which the dr speculates was caused by taking ibuprofen too often for the hip pain. So it was a prescription given to me by the ortho in stead of taking ibuprofen. I don't understand why doctors don't regularly prescribe that so people don't end up damaging their kidneys.

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@ellenos

Thanks Chris. The pain in my thigh started right after I changed sleeping positions – this was a recommendation after I had the epley maneuver for vertigo. Diagnosis from nurse pract. was "lateral cutaneous nerve syndrome" plus xray showed some arthritis which I have known about. I have chronic hip bursitis – that pain comes and goes. The only solution over the years I have found that works for me for is Diclofenac Sodium topical gel.

Chiro is treating the thigh pain and the PN as different treatments – she did ultrasound for the thigh yesterday and it helped a lot. I will share the treatment plan that she gives me.

I did see an orthopedic surgeon a few years ago for the bursitis who recommended removing the bursa. At the same time my partner was seeing a very well respected ortho at Brigham and Women for a separate issue. He asked at the end of her appointment if she had any questions so I asked about my situation (why not 🙂 ) and he looked rather horrified and said while he didnt know all my details everything he had read about that approach was negative. I cancelled the operation and found another doctor who agreed that I should not have the bursa removed and gave me a steroid injection which helped significantly.

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Interesting!! I have neuropathy in both feet and recently my left bursa is acting up. Chiro recommended me getting a steroid injection to help him in the healing process. Next week my pain doctor will inject me and I will continue with the Chiro treatment. Good luck to you.

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I am a "show-me" type of guy and have never been too interested in Chiropractic care having known several who came out worse than when they went in for treatment. I would stick with the person with the MD after their name but as always, they're only human too and you gotta look and seek ONLY the best MD you can find.

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