Any Helped By Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by retrogirl, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. retrogirl

    retrogirl New Member

    I have severe TMJ.My dental hygienist suggested this kind of chiropractor.Her sister has been going and had some relief.I am concerned because it is not covered by my Medicaid and don't want to start going for extended visits.
    Has anyone had experiences with this kind of chiropractor?
  2. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    I went to a chiropractor for ~2years for my neck vertebrae C2 (Axis). It kept slipping to the right. The thing would just pop back out again.

    I finally went to a Bone & Joint specialist and he looked over my X-rays and discovered that I have one leg shorter than the other. I now use a 3/8" heel lift and WOW, the Axis (C2) stays in place...amazing.

    You mentioned TMJ. It could be a pinched nerve from the neck: Does it hurt worse when you shrug you shoulders or turn your neck a certain way?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_accessory_nerve [This Message was Edited on 01/12/2007]
  3. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

    I'm not sure what you mean by an upper cervical chiropractor? Most chiropractors treat the entire spine. Some chiropractors believe that the Atlas (which is the very top vertebrae) is the most important thing to be adjusted and then everything else will fall into place. I personally did not have success with that kind of chiropractor. For me, the best kind of chiropractor is one that utilizes kinesiology. When I first started seeing my current chiropractor back in 8/01, I had chronic problems with TMJ, atlas constantly out, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebra frequently out. TMJ was the first to be corrected. I haven't had any TMJ problems since 02. Lately the only vertebrae that get out of alignment is my mid-back, everything else has been holding for quite some time. With chiropractors you have to go frequently before your going to have major changes.
    [This Message was Edited on 01/12/2007]