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Negative test results and chiropractic treatment

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For the past 6 weeks I have been dealing with severe lower back pain. It started off very low, and a dull pain but has since become unbearable and moved almost all the way up my spine. The pain is in my spine, and also ALL the muscles in my back are bery sore...only when pressure is applied...otherwise they just feel tight. For the past 10 days I have also started getting terrible migranes and been throwing up for 3 days. I went to the ER and all they did was dope me up with morphine and send me home w/o any other tests...TWICE! I am getting really frustrated...and am wondering what this may be...or what I can do next. I can't work or drive or do anything and I'm starting to get very very depressed. I have also done NOTHING that could have injured my back.

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replied July 17th, 2009
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I am going to assume that the ER ruled out meningitis or other serious conditions. If all these tests came back negative, congrats.

You may want to consider consulting with a chiropractor to get your spine moving properly. It is possible that your symptoms might clear up with chiropractic treatments, and you wouldn't have to worry about side effects like you would with medications. Good luck.

Antonio Marotta, D.C.

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