Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Only outside Sleepy Hollow

Mr. Patient: "My chiropractor says this is because the top of my neck attaches to my head. Is that a common problem?"

18 comments:

Michael Kohne said...

Shall we start a "Chiropractors say the darndest things" list? Or do we assume that the report of the chiropractor's words is...less than accurate?

arzt4empfaenger said...

@Michael Kohne - I think it's more of a problem what a patient makes of his chiro's (or doctor's/lawyer's/ XYZ's) words. It's always a good idea to use simple explanations (unless they really ask for details), but I could imagine sometimes even that backfires.

Wayne Conrad said...

I wouldn't care to make any assumptions about what a chiropractor might say. They say so many incredible things.

Pardon me if I seem cranky. I think my subluxations need to be adjusted.

Anonymous said...

only until it no longer does, said the red queen

Amy said...

So THAT's my problem!

Outre said...

While it's more likely that the back-cracker had a legit reason for saying what was said and the pt. understood oddly, my personal opinion of profession prefers to think otherwise.

My last appalling encounter with a cracker was when a lady I got in a fender bender with sued me. (chronic sue-er... i know that's not a word) She went to a cracker a day after her supposed injury and he told her no more c-collar. ....uh....

Foolishly, her lawyer included that in the trial. That was one of many points of the trial that worked against her. I won, 'cause everyone saw through the claim of permanent injury.

She probably will sue the cracker now to pay off her lawyer fees from the one she dragged me into.

Anonymous said...

Maybe fused cervical vertebrae?

me said...

It does????????????

;-)

The Mother said...

The neck bone's connected to the head bone...

Anonymous said...

Yes, having the top of your neck attached to your head is a very common problem, but it can be fixed with two adjustments a week for the next 4 years.

Last (and only) time I visited a chiropractor he adjusted my moderate back pain into truly excruciating muscle spasms. Just sayin.

a.generic doc said...

Did you sing the old song, "Oh the head bone's connected to the neck bone...."?

Anonymous said...

Not among people who see chiropractors.

Suzanne said...

I better re-read my new anatomy textbook . . . Maybe it's not new enough.

Anonymous said...

Technically, the chiropracter is correct. The problem would not exist if his head wasn't attached.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the top of his cranium was fused to his coccyx.

Anonymous said...

ITA with the poster above me...a severe case of craniorectal inversion needs years and YEARS of adjustments. It just depends on the diameter between the acetablua vs cranial diameter, unless it is Tuesday.

Pattie, RN

capcha word "ABLERS"

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Craniorectal inversion is an incurable and lifelong condition.

Anonymous said...

Excellent title. Thanks, as always, for cracking me up. :)

 
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