Originally Posted by MrG
If you do have some misalignment, go to PT, not a chiro. I have misalignment issues, and figuring it out was like chasing a ghost for about a decade. I finally found a good PT guy, and the improvement was dramatic and fast. I had to go back during my treatment for checkups, but there was no, "you need to come in every week for an adjustment." Plus, they gave me exercises I can do at home that address the problem when/if it flares up.
I'm thinking about going to a PT now because I've had this lower back pain for 1-2 years now and the Orthopedist said nothing was wrong.. but I just don't buy it. He said that I just need to pop some advil whenever I feel pain and I can definitely tell something is off.
Maybe the PT will be my golden ticket to ridding myself of the back pain.
Originally Posted by Rambo
You guys are muddying the waters for the poor kid. There's nothing at all wrong with chiropractic treatment. In fact, it can often be quite beneficial. If you are, in fact, out of alignment somewhere. But, if you KEEP falling out of alignment, or have a continuous problem like Mr. G did, then its most likely the muscles surrounding the joint that are weak and unable to keep you in a stable position.
Now, saying that he felt better with an adjustment is not necessarily indicative of a muscular stability problem. Maybe his hip WAS just out of alignment. No need for him to rush off to physical therapy.
Frog - if you feel that she's pushing for that insurance money, take yourself over to a new Chiro. Nothing at all wrong with getting more than one opinion.
Well, she wasn't pushy to the point of turning me off and being sleazy.. I'm just skeptical and assume she's eyeing me with $$$ in her eyes.
Thanks for the info, Rambo. Was quite helpful.
I think chiropractors can help in certain cases, but they definitely aren't the magical healers that they try to sell themselves to be. I'm sure it's rife with crooks that suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect.