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)