Short post here, but it has good news.
Saw the back doc today and it's all good. Got some pretty x-rays done and there's nothing to be worried about. The place I went to is high tech and the x-rays went right to the computer screen. It was cool seeing the x-rays so clear and not muddy. There is nothing wrong with my neck and that the chiro doesn't need to touch it.
He said my back was fine but that I needed some core strength exercies and physical therapy to keep everything working right. He didn't have a problem with seeing a chiro if it helped me. Just tell him not to do any adjustments to my neck.
When he has done neck adjustments, the first time my entire left side went completely numb for a day and a half. I was totally disoriented and slurring my words. I went to the ER thinking I was having a stroke but I wasn't.
Second time just my left arm and neck went numb.
Third time I had a splitting headache for the rest of the day. Not even three Aleve helped.
Fourth and last time I went numb down the left side and had some mild confusion. That's when I said enough and I'm seeing a specialist about all of this.
Now he has helped my lower back by leaps and bounds so I'll keep him for that.
I feel so much better now.