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Misaligned atlas self-help?

I have recently completed my 6th ECT treatment, and I am finding that the seizures are creating misalignments in the atlas BIG TIME. I went to the chiro yesterday, but it was the first time in 6 years. Predictably, I'm in more pain today.

My question is this: is there anything I can do myself to encourage the atlas to be where it's supposed to be? Having an adjustment more than once a week is just not an option.

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547368 tn?1440541785
Hello Singingloonie,

I am assuming that by ECT you mean Electroconvulsive therapy which use to be known as electroshock therapy. If I am in error please correct me.

I am to plead ignorance. I can imagine that the seizures would cause some misalignment's issues which in turn would cause you pain. I am sorry that you are dealing with pain in addiction to the ECTs. We all know how disruptive chronic pain can be to our lives.

Maybe one of our members will have a suggestions regarding alignment of the back and how they manage. All I can suggest is that you discuss this with the Chiro. He/she may be able to provide you with some tips.

I hope one of our members may have some information for you. If not you may want to also post in our communities that may be more familiar with ECT. If you click on the word Forums in the upper left hand side of this page it will take you to an alphabetical listing.  I see that you are not new to MedHelp so you may have already posted in other forums if not please consider selecting several forums.  

I wish you the very best and hope that the therapy and misalignment issues will soon be over. Please feel free to correct me if I am not understanding your condition. You are always welcome here. We'll look forward to your updates.

Take Care,
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I think Tuck meant "in addition to ECTs", not "in addiction to"..  We've had quite a few addiction posts this morning.

I'm not too knowlegable in this area either.  Just wanted to help out there. :)
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1159912 tn?1280588805
Thanks Tuck :-)

You are correct in your understanding of ECT. It's been a real blessing to me, with the exception of the neck problem.

I had been avoiding any codeine-related pain killers because I'm somewhat allergic to them. But I have since found an antihistamine that counteracts the itching without adversely interacting with the codeine, so I have been able to get some relief. The worst is over, I believe.

Thanks for your answer. See you around!

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547368 tn?1440541785
First, thank you Jaded Sweetheart for correcting my typo. You are absolutely correct. I did mean "in addition to"...and had just finished responding to someone about addiction. My mind was getting tired...along with my broken body. :)  Thanks.

SL, I am glad to hear that the worst appears to be over. I have seen ECT produce absolutely marvelous results. I know it is an old treatment and not always looked upon today as the best choice. But as I said I have seen it do wonders. I am so glad that it has been effective for you.

Feel free to return to our forum at any time. See you around......
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