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Old 09-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default If you have severe, chronic back pain, would you visit a chiropractor?

I wouldn't as I have reservations about the profession. A good side question is whether anyone has gotten a referral to see a chiropractor by a regular doctor? (Wikipedia has a good article on this)
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: If you have severe, chronic back pain, would you visit a chiropractor?

I have once before. I swung my golf club and oops, it hurts to breath now. Went a few days and decided to go to a chiropractor. He put me on that table, and snap crackle pop my back was good as new. They know their stuff, I wouldn't say they are a scam. Plus, it's not expensive.
I have been to a real back doctor as well as I have mild scoliosis.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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I had back problems about tens years ago in which I was referred to a chiropractor..... only temporary relieved my problem as it always came back.

By stroke of luck I was recommended to a professional masseur who over time cured my problem with masseurs/exercises......
My back problem has never returned and all I do is some simple exercises a week which takes about ten minutes.

IMO a qualified masseur knows more than chiropractor.
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Unfortunately a Chiropractor cannot help me. When ever I suffer sever back pain, chest aches, and stomach cramps, it's always caused by my ex-wife.

The symptoms always go away as soon as she does.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:15 AM   #5
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I have a Chronic disease, it can not be cured. I have to live with it. I stop myself going to Chrios as much as possible as I can.
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Default Re: If you have severe, chronic back pain, would you visit a chiropractor?

I never used to have back problems, then I started working, and I found it easier to work standing up, leaning over machines building them, fixing.

Now my backs can go fairly stiff so I cannot stand up straight, and I have to stretch a lot to 'crack' my back

I'm only 17 ._.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #7
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I have a theory about lower back pain. My rationale for what the following website goes into is that when you lose weight, different parts of your body change differently, but the skeletal structure remains the same which may create stress on the back. Here's the site:
Increase In Low Back Pain with Weight Loss : FightingFatigue.org
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Default Re: If you have severe, chronic back pain, would you visit a chiropractor?

Stretching your hamstrings helps a lot with lower back pain.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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A nurse practitioner says weight gain can cause lower back pain so losing weight should have the opposite effect.
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I've gone to the chiropractor before and really didn't get a fix for the issues I was having from him. It's possibly my ignorance but what I thought was just run of the mill issues with my neck due to being at the computer 20 hours a day, was clearly more. After he cracked my neck and back, the office manager told me the doctor wanted to see me 3-4 times a week for an unforeseeable amount of time.

Now I could have paid $40/visit or $150/mo for unlimited visits. The $150/mo would be worth it if it were helping me.. but it simply didn't.

In the end, I no longer suffer the same pains. I try to get up a bit more during the day for short periods of a break and that seems to have fixed it right up.
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