Oh wow! That story and most you guy's stories are scary. I've been thinking to going to a chiropractor as well. I have two herniated discs, and I suffer with Allodynia which was diagnosed by a neurologist and had an MRI. I feel there is no hope now and I will forever will be in pain.
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I have chronic neck pain too and I finally tried accupuncture late last year when I reinjured it. My doc had suggested it years ago but for me it was in the category of woo-woo crap. But I finally tried it and I am vastly improved. It has also improved my migraines in that I don't get them quite so often. Its worth a shot.
At first I went twice a week because of the injury. Now I go twice a month for maintenance. My insurance paid for something like 12 treatments, but its pretty affordable to pay out of pocket, so I have continued. Now that I am a regular they only charge me $40 a visit instead of $75.
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I can vouch for acupuncture too and (surprise) was VERY sceptical beforehand. It took a few sessions but it worked and I haven't had even a twinge since.
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but generally, the idea of cracking skeleton doesn't sound comforting or therapeutic to me. even though that guy's technique worked for me, and i really appreciated it, i get the same good results from a massage.
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I'm glad acupuncture was mentioned. I saw the difference when a friend stopped doing "natural chiropractic" and did acupuncture - all stress related - not injury related. What a world of good it did.
She saw this guy, Dr. Cliff Inkles. Dr. Cliff Inkles presents the Life Power Wellness Program -- About Dr. Cliff Just another asshole as far as I'm concerned. QUACK- QUACK - QUACK.
She begged me to go have one session to see what she was doing so I went. He tapped on my lower back for two minutes and hopped around from room to room with other patients instead of having a one on one for 45 minutes. When I went to pay the receptionist I was mad but more confused so I asked her to let me go back into the office to speak to him. I just asked him what was that? He said I'll feel the good effects tomorrow - trust me, with an oily smile. I must have said I will, huh? Yeah, okay.
My friend saw a chiro for over a yeas for hip pain. She reached a point where she gave up running and simply walking caused her extreme pain. She started saying how sometimes she would think she didn't want to live if it was going to be this bad (she really hated giving up running and all exercise). I used to get pissed and tell her to go to a fucking doctor and get diagnosed Subluxations (a chiro term) are not causing this pain!
Eventually she went to ortho who diagnosed bursitis. An injection into the hip and PT for some stretching and strength building and she is right as rain. All that time and $ wasted.
If you're going to use a chiro get a diagnosis first. Find out what it is and then determine if someone cracking your spine will help (it won't). Some of the modalities they use (heat, ice, massage, traction, etc ) can help but you can get the same effect from PT.
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I don't think there is anything a chiropractor can do for herniated discs. I went to physical therapy for a while. I did feel better for a bit, but it isn't a cure. It's scary and I deal with pain multiple times a day. My baby is crawling now, so I have to chase after him with a messed up back. I'm afraid if I have surgery, I will need more and more.
I sometimes feel like that man in the commercial who is confined to his chair, and can't walk his dog, so his daughter has to do it.
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My skin is crawling from reading "spine cracking" so much.... ick.
LOL, this cracks me up because I live in Chiropractic capital of the world, invented right here in Davenport IA, and the largest chiropractic school in the world is right here. I know TONS of chiropractors.
Ones that don't do medical history...quacks. Xrays are 50/50. They are taught in school to order xrays and schedule people to come in twice a week for weeks in order to raise revenue, so for me when someone does that, it's a total scam. A good chiro can tell what's going on without an xray.
Some chiros are total hippy dippy wackos who think any medicine is evil, vaccinations, etc...
I finally found a chiro we love. She's certified in sports medicine and other therapies, doesn't do xrays unless she deems it medically necessary, doesn't force you to schedule other appts, etc.... I go maybe 1-2 times per year, and my kids a few times per year. So when my oldest son's foot got run over by a car, we went to the emergency room, they said it wasn't broken, sent us on our way. But it still hurt and didn't feel right. So I stopped in to see Kay, and she has doctors rights at the hospital to pull up xrays, and she showed me his xrays. While his foot wasn't broken, the bones were all twisted and curvy as hell. So then we did do a treatment on his foot, she worked on getting the bones back in place, kinesio taped it and it's way better. So if you pick a chiro, they need to know their shit. Most good chiros here also offer massage and acupuncture and are either certified in those, or have people who are.
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I know someone who went to a chiropractor after a car accident and he kept telling her to come in twice a week. Around the 2nd week, he tried to cop a feel. She stopped going and reported him.
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There is a famous proverb that goes "If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail."
I think of that saying frequently when the topic of chiropractors comes up. It's like a branch of medicine where every ache and pain in your body somehow goes back to your spine. I feel like this whole thing got folded into modern medicine in the same shady way that Scientology got its tax-free religion status.
I also have a problem with chiropractors giving wellness advice. Many of them sell nutritional supplements and weight loss products. That's complete BS.
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