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Posted By : Ljm2014 - 4/13/2017 5:42 PM
I know some of you see chiropractors,

I have never been to one..and am curious how they work with you as a fibromyalgia patient..

My dr has given me a name of a non agressive chiro who he said would be better for me

Lj

Posted By : Sherrine - 4/13/2017 7:38 PM
I used to go to a chiropractor. He was considered the best in the area. After he would adjust me I would be very sore for several days and start feeling better about the time of my next appointment. Then I would hurt again after the appointment.

One day I walked in and shuffled out. I was in tears and he said he couldn't do more until my next appointment. He told me to put ice on my back. I went home, iced my back and then needed to use the bathroom. Well, I couldn't get out of bed! When I tried I got and "electrical" type pain shooting up my back. We almost had to call an ambulance for me. My back was so bad that I had to sleep sitting up on the sofa for 1 1/2 years. It was horrible and of course I never went back to a chiropractor.

I know a few have had success with them but I sure didn't. Of course I could have had the start of the ankylosing spondylitis then too. He only took back x-rays. That about all they do in advance of working on you.

Sherrine

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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Posted By : Ljm2014 - 4/13/2017 9:34 PM
I used to take my mom to one..and the treatment looked awful..

I had asked my dr about that chiro and he said no way she is too agressive for you.. If i wanted to try it..he recommended a much more gentle chiro..? I just have not been sure about trying it..

It seems like people either love them or hate them

Posted By : Sherrine - 4/14/2017 6:05 AM
A good massage therapist would be much better for you in my estimation. Chiropractors can help if you have thrown your back out of place, etc. Our pain isn't from a misalignment. It's more nerves and muscular pain. I have seen two chiropractors in my life, gone many times to see them, and was never really helped by them.

I've done far better seeing a massage therapist who has been trained to massage fibromyalgia/myofacial pain syndrome clients. She ALWAYS gives me gentle massages and I really notice the difference. According to her, she said deep massages are never necessary and could hurt me. Plus she said they cost more money too.

Sherrine
Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/14/2017 6:08:06 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : Ljm2014 - 4/14/2017 12:41 PM
Maybe i will try that first......


I have just been weighing options because when i started spring projects , my back was complaining more than usual.

I have some gentle therapy but its not till late may ..its really good for me..

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