I wish I had read this yesterday. I went to the chiropractor (I have been going for years but quit in february, went back only because my right shoulder and arm were going numb), I had to see his newly practicing son. This man (kid by the looks of him) did not no what he was doing, I am in so much pain and I was only uncomfortable before I went in. I will not see him again!
I have been questioning the adjustments long ago and quit going because it seemed to trigger bad headaches and neck pain. I mentioned this to the chiropractor and he said he would do the adjustment a little differently. I still had problems so I stopped going.
I also have the tender spot between my shoulder blades and asked the chiropractor about it, he had the same response about being out of alignment. My spot never went away, even after 3 years. I also have a hard time when he touches my neck. I should have stopped seeing him after he told me that I did not have FM. I was diagnosed by a rhumatologist (sorry cant spell today, can barely see). My options are limited. Is there another kind of doctor that can help, and what do you look for in his/her credentials?
It's going to be a long day .
Wow, Meggie, that's really interesting. Sounds like mine.
I don't know what kind of doc that would help. Maybe there's nothing we can do about it if its part of fibro. I'm tempted to have an MRI done on that spot between my shoulder baldes though. Maybe they could tell me if its out of alignment, or if they see something that could be causing the tenderness.
Anyone have that done on any of the tender spots?
I see my doctor in a week and I'm going to request an MRI on my shoulder. I had one done on my neck, I had no problems there. I don't think they will find anything wrong with my shoulder either but I need to no for sure. I really want to start working on some light strength training because I have become so week but I don't want to injure myself either.
This forum has been so wonderful! Thanks to everyone. It is so comforting to know that the things I am going through are normal (for FM) and the advice has been great.