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Swollen chest  
Thanks for your time and responses. have been to 4 different GPs who tell me not to worry, but a 5th one gave me all the reasons to. Do you think I should …

Maigne's Syndrome 
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Persistent pain from mid back to the toes 
Persistent pain from mid back to the toes with no diagnosis is always going to be a challenge; going back to basics like daily gentle exercises is a good …

Suspected Femoral Nerve 
I just want to know where I can find a chiropracter that subscribes to your methods in the United States! I live in the Kansas City, Missouri area and …

Lower back pain - disc problems or glutes? 
Lower back pain - disc problems or glutes? Suffered lower back pain for a number of years. Had a very bad disc prolapse at L4/5 removed July 2011 and …

Thoracic Outlet Imaging  
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scoliosis 
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mortons neuroma 
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Meniere's Disease 
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Pain and weekness in arms 
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Melladerm product 
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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction 
Pain in right lower back developed gradually after 2 to 3 years of pulling loaded wheelchairs from ground up into van up narrow ramps then lowering them …

Small right paramedian L4-5 disc protrusion encroaching on right L5 nerve root 
Hello Dr. Lewis, Your site is a life saver. I recently had an MRI confirming the above slipped disc and I have severe pain in my left upper leg (burning, …

Right side L5 - S1 Facet Joint Arthritis ( Bone Scan Study ) Nov 2011 
Dear Chiropractic Help, My name is Nando Campana from Melbourne Australia, thankyou for your website and newsletter I find them to be most helpful. …

Low Back/QL Pain 
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weak legs and not able to sit or stand 
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Thoracic spine scoliosis 
Please I wish to enquire about what options you have for my daughter of about 19years old with scoliosis of angle greater than 40degrees. I look forward …

JUST FOUND OUT THAT MY 15 YR OLD SON HAS MILD SCOLIOSIS 
I just found out that my 15 year old son has mild scoliosis. I had him see his doctor for a school sports physical and the doctor sent him for x-rays after …

Ball of foot pain / metatarsalgia 
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eye lid twitching and chronic frontal headache and temples, TMJ exercises 
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chiropractor in the houston area specializing in menieres syndrome 
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Page on hip exercises is missing part 2 and 3 Not rated yet
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tricep pain due to C5/C6 partly relieved by surgery Not rated yet
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Chronic Pain, 3+years Tietzes or Costochondritis? Not rated yet
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TMJ massage tool. Not rated yet
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Tingling in my right foot last few days Not rated yet
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Slipped Disc Rules (Further help needed, please.) Not rated yet
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ankle pain  Not rated yet
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Hypermobile Hips with popping and pain pt. 2 Not rated yet
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Upper Limb Tests Not rated yet
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whiplash, head injury, right groin pain after car accident Not rated yet
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slipped disc L4-5 Not rated yet
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Torn Cartilage on back of Patella Tendon Not rated yet
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Actually, a question from a fellow practitioner/colleague. Not rated yet
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mortons neuroma Not rated yet
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Thoracic spine scoliosis Not rated yet
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TMJ help please Not rated yet
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Perthes Not rated yet
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Tingling in arms and hands

Tingling, paresthesias in medical terms, are a common complaint in Chiropractic forums and at the Chiropractic Coalface ... they speak of an irritation of the nervous system. That could be a pinched nerve in the neck, but it could be in the brain, a sign of diabetes which affects the nervous system, and occasionally of serious neurological diseases like MS.

As they old saying goes: if you hear hoofbeats, don't first think of zebras! Think horses. Tingling in arms and hands does not mean you have MS! It's more likely an irritated nerve in the spine.

Lower back and leg pain

Or that tingling in your leg could be a pinched nerve in your back or leg. In the younger person, more common you would need help for sciatica pain but in the older person it is often femoral nerve damage ...


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