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LymeNotWelcome
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I'm still recovering from my recent hysterectomy (4 weeks ago) and what they said was a virus that hit me in week 2. Fever on two different ocassions followed by swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a rash of other weird symptoms. I wonder if it wasn't a flare up of LD.

Anyway, the lymph nodes have not gone down and I have pressure in my head and am considering going to a chiropractor. Is this a good idea or could this cause another flare?

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Lymetoo
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Probably a flare!! I had the same thing happen many years ago following my surgery.

Why not try a massage instead?? (gentle one!)

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philly78
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I wouldn't go to a chiro just yet. I'm with lymetoo in suggesting massage and maybe some lymphatic drainage.

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I would wait. If you have/had a fever and the swollen lymph nodes, that's a sign of infection... or a flare in LD, not a structural problem.

I think a massage is a good suggestion (just asked my LLMD about this myself) but keep in mind you can also herx from that. Drink lots of water.

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I saw a chiropractor, went to a massage therapist, and did pilates towards the end of my illness.The three together helped me to get my body back in alignment.

Getting the bones in alignment helps the nervous system to function better. Massage moves toxins ... Buhner says in Healing Lyme that it's a necessity for Lyme patients. And Pilates (or other strength training and stretching) is movement that helps your body get toxins out, warms up muscle to kill bacteria, and oxygenizes the body.

All three things can cause toxins to move enough that you can feel worse.

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Best to never have any sudden twists or jerks to the neck, though. That can really set neuro symptoms way back. Sure did for me before I knew to be gentle and gradual with the neck.

Find someone trained in techniques here:

UPLEDGER INSTITUTE.

FELDENKRAIS is also very good.

Try to find someone who is very LL, still.
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Many chiros today use the activator. You could call around until You find one.

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I went to one and it messed my neck up for weeks. I'd say
Wait for awhile too

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Yeah, just don't let them use the activator on your FEET!!! Lesson learned the HARD way.

I've given up on chiropractic. They only aggravate my spine.

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Thank you all for your replies. I believe I'll hold off on the chiropractor for a while and look into massage.

I've been walking in the a.m. the last couple days and hope to continue this and maybe see some improvement.

Thanks again!

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Cranial work done by cranial sacral folks can also be helpful in relieving head pressure.
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Another possibility to consider is acupuncture.
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Yes, those also! Acupuncture and cranial sacral.

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Look into upper cervical techniques like NUCCA or atlas orthogonal. Like Six said, the body heals better when it is in alignment.

These techniques are extremely gentle, no quick movements whatsoever. You actually barely feel the adjustment. It is very precise work where the doctor takes x-rays and comes up with a specific adjustment for your misalignment.

I love chiropractic care and I continue to get checked to make sure I am holding my adjustment.

Feel free to PM me if you would like more information!

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