Chiropractors..yay or nay?

@JenInTN (27547)
United States
November 19, 2008 8:47pm CST
I started visiting last year and if I don't go...I know it! I have heard people say they are the best that ever was but some say they are terrible.Once you go...ya better keep going.At this point I'm beleiveing the latter.What do you think?
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@Orson_Kart (4520)
• United Kingdom
27 Jul 12
Blimey! It has taken 4 years for you to get your 1st response. I am never without pain and have tried chiropractors in the past. Initially I felt a lot of relief around my neck and back. However, it was expensive, and they recommended repeat visits and without end. These weren't cheap and I seemed to get less and less time with the 'doctor' as time went on. Eventually the pain felt in my wallet was greater than the pain in my neck and I stopped. Now I am richer but still suffer with pain. Would you put a price on relief? Are you still getting it? The chiropractor treatment I mean!
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
27 Jul 12
Yes..this was one of my very first discussions. I was surprised when I did get a response. Not a friend in the world back then I got it, but it really did seem like a rip-off after a couple of times. I guess there are people that it helps but your right..the wallet suffers a bit after a while and if your not seeing tremendous results..what's the point?
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• United Kingdom
27 Jul 12
Hello Jen! What a quick response. I can't believe we are on here simultaneously. I am not a trained chiropractor, but I am sure I could have a go at sorting your bones out. It might not do you much good, but it would be of great benefit to my well being. And I am cheap!
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
4 Aug 12
Risking my bones for your well-being make me fell twisted. Pretzels seem to come to mind for some reason.
@PageTurner (2825)
• United States
6 Jun 12
Hello JenInTN I was very resistent about visiting a chiropractor. Finally, one day my back was really out of whack, and I was desperate for relief, so I went to see a chiropractor. I had a horrible experience, as he seemed to do more harm than good. Several years passed, and I was having back pain again, so again desperate, I tried another chiropractor -- a different one. He was wonderful! I enjoyed and appreciated his services. The right person really makes a difference. Most people I know who use a chiropractor continue to use them on a regular basis.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
16 Jun 12
I have seen that people who go continue to have to go as well. I can definitely see how a person could make a huge difference. I am glad to hear that you found one that was able to help a little. Back pain is a terrible thing. Thanks for responding!
• Canada
23 Jul 12
Ask around and get recommnedations before you choose a chiro. You don;t want an unqualified or a pseudo-expert person to be working on treating your spine.
@KrauseHome (36752)
• United States
24 Jun 12
Personally I am more for massage therapists over chiropractors. I think over all you can achieve a lot of the same results with less work heal time etc. I know though personally it is a matter or choice and many times might even be what your insurance covers as well.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
24 Jun 12
I like massage therapists as a first too. I think that once you get to messing around with the bones and their structure, you can get in to a while different ball field of issues.
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@Bluedoll (16932)
• Canada
6 Jun 12
I think it depends on the person, the problem and the chiropractor. I have a curve, that’s not too good is it? Well, maybe not in my back bone it isn’t. It can cause a lazy muscle disorder. My hips which should rotate in all directions stop on one side and this can lead to extreme back pain. It was so bad that his actions helped bring this condition into order but his instruction was much more important to me. I need to exercise in the proper manner to keep my frame functioning properly and if I was not diligent in this would know how to actually snap things on my own because I emulated what was done to me. Unless, I let myself go frozen up - too much, which I won’t, I don’t need a chiropractor. His actions and his explanations helped me to understand what was going on and how to deal with it throughout my life. He was a good chiropractor, some might not be so generous and the way I was born with a slight curvature of the spine is not that serious.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
16 Jun 12
I am glad that you found a good one. Back discomfort is nothing to huff at for sure. I can also see how the muscle thing can be more complicated than a bone dis-alignment. Muscles are tricky. Take care and thanks for the response.
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