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Neck injury related to Haglund's Deformity?

Posted by JoWilma on 1/21/01 at 16:09 (037005)

Since having endured a violet physical attack (choking), I have developed a lot of chiropractic problems and often go to get treatments to relieve my neck and shoulder pain (the x-rays have shown the vertebrae jammed together - a subluxation?) in my neck. When I feel pain, my legs and feet hurt and I often measure as much as an inch shorter on one side until my chiropractic treatments work. Since this has happened, bones (or something hard) has developed on the back of my feet just above the ankles (very painful if I accidentally back them into the rail of a chair, etc.), and my neck, etc. is now more 'out' than ever, causing me more and more chiropractic problems.

I have heard from someone that the same kind of gel they place on a pregnant woman's stomach to conduct an ultrasound is often very lightly placed on these bone deformities and very carefully monitored, which result in the unwanted formations to slowly dissolve? Is there any truth or correctness to that? Or will I need some kind of surgery? (these bony growths only seem to be gradully getting worse, not better). Is the violent trauma that I suffered indeed related to this situation that sounds like the description of Haglund's Deformity? (Since the trauma, when my neck goes 'out', etc., my hips & other parts of my body feel as though they get out of joint, etc.) What kind of doctor or specialist should I see about this problem? - And if they are indeed related, once my Haglund's Deformity is gone (if that is what it is), then when I get a chiropractic treatment, will my treatments begin to take better effect and my neck bones, etc. stay in place longer between chiropractic appointments so I will begin to feel a little better?

Thanks for any input you can give me?

Re: Neck injury related to Haglund's Deformity?

Dr. Biehler on 1/21/01 at 17:34 (037023)

For a true diagnosis of a haglunds deformity an x-ray is needed and the bone can not be disolved with ultra sound. You might be exoeriancing a bursa sack that ultra sound may help. You should have this eveluated by a doctor. Dr. B.

Re: Neck injury related to Haglund's Deformity?

Dr. Biehler on 1/21/01 at 17:34 (037023)

For a true diagnosis of a haglunds deformity an x-ray is needed and the bone can not be disolved with ultra sound. You might be exoeriancing a bursa sack that ultra sound may help. You should have this eveluated by a doctor. Dr. B.