My left side is out of wack.

Patient

Q: I am a 39 year old female, I have been 5'8" since high school, at a recent Dr visit I measured 5'5". My back and neck have always bothered me so I started seeing a chiropractor. He is popping something in my upper back and neck 5,6,and 7 that is allowing my left leg and left shoulder to regain strength.. and he is decompressing my neck.. when i raise my left arm up about half way if feels like I am bending a bone the wrong way, and my pelvic bones hurt when i stand up after sitting for a bit.He says the left side of my body is off enough to ruin anybody's day..and his fixes last about 3 to 4 days,,then i am counting down the minutes to see him again. is there anyone who can fix me for good, life is getting painful.

Doctor

A:   It is important in your case to have a certain diagnosis of your spine problem. It may be inappropriate to be manipulating the spine without a previous imaging study (MRI) and not knowing what exactly is producing your symptoms. I strongly recommend you to have a comprehensive evaluation, meaning: physical exam and imaging tests, including a bone density test, by a spine specialist in order to determine precisely what is the origin of your symptoms and the status of your spine segments and from there proceed to select the best treatment option available for you.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi. If I stand for a long period of time I get very sore knees. However I don't if I'm running or cycling, only when ...

Q: Hi 43 year female. smoker of 25 years. medication is advair, atrovent nasal spray,vitamin d, iron, sinus rinse with b...

Q: I am 43 female, TAH, Total thyroidectomy for cancer and hashimotos, with persistent chest pain and pressure on exerti...

Q: Been infected with genital herpes hsv2 for seven months now taking antivirus medication daily. My question is.. If a ...

Q: I am 34 years old my period is late around 7 days, i took 5 pregnancy test at home, before and after my period due da...

MOST DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews