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EML
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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you go to a chiropracter?
 
I go once a month and it usually helps my neck and shoulders alot.
But lately that hasn't even helped my head and neck.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Chiropractors made me worse so I stopped going and started getting gentle massages instead.
 
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EML
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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I love my chiro he is great.
I go to a husband and wife but the husband usually works on me.
Seems like he just gets my neck a tad bit better than she does.

I don't think I could handle the pain and fullness in my head if I didn't see him once a month.

I can't do massages, I usually hurt too bad afterwards.
Even when I get a pedicure and they massage your legs, mine hurt for a couple days afterwards.
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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi EML
Just wanted you to know that I went to chiropractors for years off and on to try and get some relief. It was always very temporary and it finally got to the point where they would do a neck adjustment and it didnt even phase the pain. I finally gave up. Im glad you like your chiropractors but I just couldnt see wasting my money anymore.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I used chiropractics for many years for my back problems from scoliosis but as the fibro got worse the adjustments killed me.  about the time I was starting to feel better, it was time for another appointment and I would be set back again.  Once I stopped, I started getting better.
 
I'm glad though that your chiropractor helps you so much.  Everyone is different with this illness.  What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another.
 
I wouldn't dream of getting a regular massage.  I'd probably end up in the hospital!  But, there are massage therapists that do have lots of education with working with fibro and chronic pain customers.  The massage therapist I use belongs to an association where they have to take classes every year in order to be a member.  She knows how to do everything when it comes to massage and she has literally kept me on my feet.  I always get a gentle massage.  If you or anyone is interested, click on the link and you will be able to find massage therapists in your area that have continuing education in the art of massage.  This links you to the American Massage Therapy Association.  My massage therapist is a member of this association. 
 
 
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 7/26/2010 12:16:10 PM (GMT-6)


EML
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
My insurance does cover the cost so that helps and while I'm getting some relief I'll continue to go.

Oh and it doesn't hurt that my chiro is a pretty good looking guy! LOL! :)

Thanks for the info about the massages Sherrine, off to check it out.
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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Chiropractic hurts me more than it helps. And I agree with the pedicure leg massages! She always repeatedly gets the tender point on the inside of my knee and it makes me cringe in pain. But I cannot do my own toenails because that hurts worse and the great pedicurist I finally found is vietnamese and I am not sure if she can understand me if I try to explain the pain.

Chiropractic always gets the tender points too. Ouch!
Sue

EML
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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes the chiros will double team me.

The wife will come in first and take the wonderful Biofreeze and rub it deep into my shoulders and neck and then her hubby will come in and adjust me.

They also help to stretch me out and they adjust my wrists and arms which get sore from computer work all day long.

The girl that does my nails is Vietnamese as well but I'm a gluten for punishment. I like the massage when they are doing it, but then it hurts later. LOL!
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MinnyMouse
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   Posted 7/26/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Many years I have spent in a Chiropractors office spending alot of money and it usually just lasted a short time. Made things worse after the initial adjustments. I finally gave up then ended up having back surgery and now would not let one touch my big toe. My daughter tried that route too and found that it just made things worse for her as well. She ended up at one of those I'm gonna heal everything you have with herbs kinda chiropractors and he really took her for an expensive ride.

Be careful.
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EML
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Minny.

My doc is great.
And they know their limitations. If there is something wrong they will send you to a regular doctor without hesitation and they work with the md's in our area very well.
They don't push anything, herbs and stuff on you, and if they do recommend something they tell you to check with your regular doctor first.
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bridget10
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   Posted 7/27/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been going to one and now i sit with my feet in cold water and an ice pack on my neck after seeing the chrio.... and I think, "what the heck am I doing?" LOL.....I mainly want to go for my back because I have a protruding disc.....but all of a sudden she started working on my feet and then tells me I will want to ice my feet when I get home..... maybe it is helping, but is it worth it for the pain afterwords? It is hard for me because my husband swears by them... of course, the adjustments actually help him.....I feel kinda stuck in the middle..... I already told her not to pop my neck, but she still uses that instrument tool on it.

Acheybody
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   Posted 7/27/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Bridget,

If she's doing something to you that you asked her not to, I'd drop her like a hot potato!
I have mixed feelings about chiros - for me, it can help up to a point, but it can also make it worse.
Achey
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EML
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   Posted 7/27/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Bridget,
if You are not comfortable with something and don't think it's helping you then don't do it.
And I agree, if you ask her not to do something then she shouldn't be doing it.
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bridget10
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I asked her not to manually adjust my neck but that it was okay for her to use the "activator"... however, now I will tell her not to use that even. SHe knows all about my history because I started going to her before the pain started so now she always asks how I am doing and i guess I tell her too much info sometimes!

EML
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   Posted 7/28/2010 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Gotcha. :D

Maybe try not going for awhile and see if you can tell any difference.
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Acheybody
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   Posted 7/28/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I do that too, finally find someone who actually seems to want to know about my medical issues, so I start telling them, but after a minute, I see their eyes glaze over. Now they think I'm a hypochondriac and they KNOW what I need better than I do. Sometimes you just can't win!!
This too shall pass...   
 
 
.......fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed
    
 

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