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Spinal misalignment adjustment not holding/Undiagnosed symptoms need help???

Went from Urgent Care > ER > ENT > Neurologist > NUCCA to Blair Chiropractor. Dealing with what they first diagnosed as vertigo about a year and a half ago now until the NUCCA diagnosed it as spinal misalignment about a year ago and a Blair Chiropractor diagnosed the same 6 months ago - C1/C2 Misalignment with Lumbar Misalignment right leg.

I am thinking when my back and neck hurt is when I feel the most dizzy and off balance. My urine, blood, CT of head/cervical spine, Xrays of back/neck, MRI of brain have all came back good. It was only the NUCCA and Blair xrays that actually showed something which was the misalignment. My Blair Chiropractor is good but been seeing him for about 6 months and after he adjusts me I'm good for a few days but than I fall back into the suffering symptoms.

I just seen a neurosurgeon which had me do all new xrays, CT and MRI and he said he was stumped there was nothing he could do but I didn't need surgery. I even told him I know something is wrong any suggestions of who to see and he didn't know. I can barely stand up still and am always dizzy and am only 30 years old.

The NUCCA/Blair Chiropractor is only temp relief and I've tried it for over a year and have all the same issues i did a year ago.

I have also had an EEG which was good as well as a B12 Folate Test which was also good. I have an EMG scheduled in a few weeks. I have the below symptoms:

Dizziness 24/7
Off Balance
Neck/Back Pain
Hand Weakness
Leg Numbness (Worse at Night)

I am just at the point where its hard to function in life and I've seen everyone I could think of. I want to avoid surgery but I am kind of lost now of what to do. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. Or any tests that I haven't done that you think I should do.  Thank you.
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Hello~I am sorry you are suffering with the vertigo and other issue, I, too, have vertigo and dizziness and all the symptoms you have,  it is no fun, I am 63 and my symptoms started after a fall down the stairs when I was in my early 20's.

I see a chiropractor as well, his treatments help for a few days, then I am back to all of my symptoms, it has always been that way for me, and I have been seeing chiropractors both in America where I am from, and now in New Zealand where I currently live. I am just one of those that don't "hold" like some other folk.

Perhaps doing some stretches would benefit you, I know they help me.  Next time you see you chiro, ask about them.  Also, does your chiro do disc decompression, mine back home did and it really helped and the adjustments lasted longer too, also cold laser treatments for inflammation as inflammation can cause the symptoms as well. Sadly, over here, the chiropractors don't do either.

I hope you feel better soon and can find some relief. If there are other chiros in your area, maybe see one of them, and ask about the other treatments I mentioned.
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Perfect thank you so much for the advice!  I am going to seek out both disc decompression and cold laser therapy to see if that works.
Sounds good, let me know if it helps.
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Hi Derek07
So sorry to know the problems that you are facing now. I too had similar symptoms a year ago. But at the beginning itself, I consulted a chiropractor and he was a nice man who explains all my health conditions in a cool way. And started my chiropractic treatment then. I continue the treatment now also even though I have no symptoms at first. Regular chiropractic care could help in improving the quality of life also.
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