Chiropractic Care, do you?

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Binki
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   Posted 6/10/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone seek chiropractic care in conjunction with your medical doctor? 
 
How often do you get a spinal manipulation done?  Mine only adjusts from shoulder to tailbone while I am laying flat on my tummy just about every week I'm there. 
 
Do you get the elec. stimulation pad thingy(can't remember the correct terminology)?  I do, with 8 pads at a time concentrating in whatever area is giving me the most trouble. 
 
Have you had a flare caused by your chiropractic adjustment?  I think I did a couple weeks ago when my mid back was giving me the "knife in the back" pain, which involve my ribs as well and my stomach starts acting up(nauseous, burning, loss of appetite,etc.) Also, I had the all encompassing body aches to go with it.
 
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Jokat
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   Posted 6/10/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   

I have been seeing a chiroprator for some time. I am now down to one visit every three weeks.

I do not flare from my visits and I definately feel better in the weeks after my visit than I do right before it is time to be adjusted again.

It only makes sense that a chiroprator can help someone who has muscle skeletal pain.

I do not know that I am gaining anything from the electrical therepy.......

 


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lost in philly
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   Posted 6/10/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
The electrical thing is called a T.E.N.S. unit (dont know what it stands for...anybody?) Alot of PTs use them as well and I have heard of people on this site buying smaller versions for home use. It has been a long time since I have had that therapy but it has always helped my acute pain.

I am skeptical about chiropractic...even though it feels soooo good at the time!
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Bella Scarlett
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   Posted 6/10/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I've received chiro care for close to 30 years now. Started with it after having been in a few car accidents and just plain being too rough on my body. It keeps me moving and I can't imagine what I would feel like without it. Sometimes I ache after the adjustment, but that's normal; it's usually much better the next day. Electric stimulation is used to contract muscles to get blood flowing and reduce inflammation.

solar powered
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   Posted 6/10/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been going to a chiro for the last year about 2 times per week. I don't get treated for fibro per se but for multiple orthopedic issues involving my hip, back and shoulder. He does back(flexion-distraction) and hip adjustments along with active release technique and Graston technique. I do get interferential treatments which are a type of electric stimulation as well as ultra-sound and cold laser depending on the day and how I'm feeling. I do believe it all has been helpful and as my orthopedic issues improve so does my fibro. I do feel sore sometimes right after an appt but can't say that he ever caused a flare. I think you just need to find the right person to work with you just like any doctor. Lisa
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puppylover
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   Posted 6/10/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation).  I love it!  A few days ago my shoulders hurt so bad when I woke up that I could not raise my arms.  I used the TENS for 30 minutes and it really helped.  I've used chiropractic for 30 years and it always helped.  You have to find the right person for you.  Since I moved to Ca I have not found one that I am comfortable with.  I went to one but I feel he is too rough, so I will keep looking.
 
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Statgeek
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   Posted 6/10/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh boy,

I had a horny chiropractor (can I say that here??)   shakehead    Then after I got over the heebie jeebies, I got a good one.  But he died.  so sad.  My new one is his son and I am not sure I trust him too much.  He is not a quack but has some ideas that seem really strange.  I say not a quack because he really truly believes these things.  Not being purposefully fraudulent.

See, he has these classes where he keeps bottles of herbs.  He has you put your arms out straight out at your sides (so you look like the letter "t").  Then he puts an herb by you and if he can push your arm down easily, then you need that herb.  He diagnosed me with parasites that way. 

I feel worse after chiropracter, then better, but am not sure if it is better than before I went or just not worse anymore. 

Sue


beautymom5
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   Posted 6/10/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have gone to the Chiro a few times when my shoulder blade muscles were on fire. I can't handle the manual manipulations, they make me to sore and my whole body flares..So what mine does is use an activator. I call it a Thumper. I am not sore at all with that.

The first time I had the "thumper" hehe I went to my SIL chiro because I was at my mom's 7 hours away from my house and needed to go very bad. Had a HUGE stress load. The activator is the only thing that chiro used. So when I came home I requested it from my Chiro here.
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Realest
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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey
I went to so many chiropractor appointments between the ages of 18-21 (I'm 26 now) that my spine is like a wet noodle. I actually just adjust it myself now. I just have to lean one way and push the back of my hip to get those pops and cracks the same as the doctor does. I probably adjust it myself 20-30 times a day ??? If I'm not getting those pops and cracks that's when I get worried though, because that means I've got swelling in the joints and I'm gonna be in a lot a pain.

I would suggest chiropractic care for relief of symptoms. Just the same as massage or most any other treatment, they are not cures, but it can help you to feel better. Myself it only lasts for the day of, and then its the same all over again the next day.

Take Care

Hara
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   Posted 6/11/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to my chiropractor the other day and he didn't want to waist my time or money trying to adjust me if it wasn't going to work anyway. I concered with that idea. I screemed out in pain even when he went to take care of my headache. My fibro flare was so bad that day I didn't blame him for not wanting to hurt me more. turn
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 6/11/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Statgeek...maybe that's why when I reached for the vanilla in the grocery story my arm jerked over to the chocolate chips...my system is chocolate dperived.  Today when I go for milk I'm gonna see if my arm is yanked over to the Ben and Jerry's.

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Binki
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   Posted 6/11/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanx for all your feed back peeps!

Donna...That's funny, I have the same "jerking" dysfunction too.

Hara.....I have hit my doc in the leg while he is just running his fingers down my spine before he adjusts me and have screamed and just about fell off the table. It is getting better though, my back is getting use to him touching it.
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Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
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Hara
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   Posted 6/11/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   

My doc and chiro both know to have me infront of them when they are touching me... hehehe Accidents do happen....lol

 

HARA


donnaeil
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   Posted 6/11/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I like Donna's plan. If I am walking past a good restaurant and I jerk in that direction, does that mean I should go in and spend money?

The other Donna,

the sane one.

Statgeek
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   Posted 6/11/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Donna, How do you KNOW you are the sane one?  devil    

btw: when my arm jerked toward the icecream, I ate some! 

Sue


Hara
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   Posted 6/11/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  When I get  fix for Icecream or choc. I just drive up to the corner store and put my hand in the cooler really fast and then hobble up to the counter as fast as I can and then out the door....LOL
 
HARA
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