I went to a chiropractor today because I can't have any more spinal injections for sciatica and I had to stop the gabapentin because of side effects. I was NOT impressed! When someone promotes himself with testimonials and bragging about
sports teams he has helped a red flag goes up for me. I was obviously skeptical and admitted it. I'll go and see what he has to offer for one more visit, but if it's just coming in to do the 2 or 3 exercises I saw everyone else doing I won't be back. I can do that stuff for free at home.
Are there more than one or two types of training for chiropractors? I have a very few friends who go to chiropractors occasionally, but this guy wants his patients to come in 3 times a week to do exercises by themselves. I was given several sheets of paper which were nothing but an introduction he was given before a speech he gave and a bunch of testimonials. On his wall was a sign about his belief in a properly aligned spine preventing heart disease and cancer.
I know I have lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, radiculopathy, arthritis - anything that pinches nerves. I'm out of medical resources and not ready for surgery. I have a torn knee meniscus preventing me from walking much and 3 loose ribs slpping over each other making most core exercises extremely painful. I've had bad reactions to nearly all medicines that helped with pain, leaving only tramadol (which cause serotonin syndrome if I take more than 2 a day) and Valium which I don't want to get hooked on. Vicodin worked for a while, but is like placebo now.