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Anyone used a Chiropractor, not for any standing issue?

acarmody

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So I was thinking of seeing a chiro but I don't have any existing medical issues. On Wednesday night my back went crazy pain but it has died down to a small ache with some movements over the following 3 days. One of the guys at work recommended seeing a Chiro and since I have private health insurance.......

So basically has anyone seen one and did you feel it was worth it?
 

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I went a while back, worked out well. I have heard others can be hit and miss so go to one you feel comfortable with.

If you have PHI make sure you go to a member's choice (ask your provider for a list) to get maximum benefits and minimum gap payment mine ended up being something like $14 a visit so it's not expensive (prolly more now but yeah not expensive).

Be sure to go to one who does an x-ray first - I know mine had an x-ray machine on site.

Remember chiro is a gradual process don't expect instant results, also my chiro made it clear that he was there to sort the alignment not get rid of pain and if I needed pain relief I should grab some panadiene or whatever.

Also remember a chiro can give you a medical cert if you need it.
 

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If it is getting better on it's own, why risk the possibility of aggravating it
 

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I agree with Big Al in this instance,if its just a one off?..give it a little more time perhaps.
 

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Just be careful as there are some out there that try to sign you up to a number of set treatments after having xrays and deciding your back is out of alignment due to the birthing process.

A good chiro will see you a few times initially then space the treatments out if needed.
 

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Chiro's can't do anything for pain, all they do is manipulate the spinal cord!
For pain I would personally see a physio who has the credentials to manipulate the spinal cord (if thats where the problem lies).
 

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Just be careful as there are some out there that try to sign you up to a number of set treatments after having xrays and deciding your back is out of alignment due to the birthing process.

A good chiro will see you a few times initially then space the treatments out if needed.
#### me. I hope I don't have that problem. You know, being a guy and all.

I wasn't hoping for the Chiro to work out what caused that back pain. The guy at work says he sees one on a regular basis just because he can and he swears his back feels better than before he started seeing one. So I was just looking at that.

It will probably cost me SFA after private so I thought I might give it a whirl.
 

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#### me. I hope I don't have that problem. You know, being a guy and all.
My bad, I didn't explain that correctly. There are chiros out there who claim you have a bad back from your birth, they say they when you are coming through the birth canal it stuffs up your spine.
 

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Once you know what is causing the pain, muscle, disc or nerve pain then you can decide what is the course of action. I go to the chiro every month or two just to loosen the tense back muscles and align my spine mainly due to the discomfort and stiffness I get due to my 2 jobs. Feels much better after a visit


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Get one of those "ladies" that advertise in the paper to give you a good massage. You may get a little stiff for a while, but that will soon go down:rofl2:
 
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