Originally Posted by GreenFrog
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.
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.
I would give the PT a shot. All it will cost you is the copay and some time, and it could really help. I've posted about it before, so I won't go into too much detail, but PT was a godsend for me. I spent about 10 years looking for an issue, including two orthopedists, an MRI, a variety of X-rays, a podiatrist, and at least three GPs, and no one could give me a good answer. My physical therapist identified the problem in about 10 minutes, and the exercises he gave me started helping literally overnight. I certainly can't say that your experience will be the same, but I'm a big proponent of giving it a try, especially in cases where other avenues have proved fruitless.
Originally Posted by erictheobscure
I've gained over ten pounds in the last several months. Way too much carousing.
Maybe a good chiropractor can help me lose some weight.
I suppose that depends upon whether you pay with cash or credit.