Why are some against Chiropractic care?
There are good and bad service providers, regardless of the profession, but in this case we are looking at altnernative medicine in the health care industry.
I'm against chiropractic care. Sheer humbug and quackery if you ask me. Chiropracters aren't doctors, they have more in common with acupuncturists and massage therapists. They're a bunch of backcrackers masquerading as medical professionals. I have a friend who swears by them, but he's been visiting the chiropracter regularly since high school and he still has back pain. Meanwhile he keeps shelling out cash to these charlatans. Scientific studies are usually inconclusive at best. Having anyone manipulate your spinal column probably does more harm than good. The best way to avoid back problems? Regular exercise! Keep in good shape and remember to stretch before exercising. If you have a job that involves a lot of sitting, be sure to get up and move around regularly.
Thanks Reptillian 4 sharing. We differ in opinion however w/ the exception of regular exercise & stretching being important to not only overall health but spinal as well. I posed the ? to see if Chiro care is embraced more than it was 30 yrs ago.
I have issues with my hip, back, shoulders and neck from sitting in a desk all day. I started seeing a chiropractor last October and now I am pain free and have lots more movement in those areas.
My husband has issues with his back as well and has DDD. He sees the same chiropractor as me and he is much better as well. He was worried seeing him but went after I had such success.
I think people don't like chiropractors because they are worried about what they will do to their bodies. Go in and speak with one. They have certificates and medical studies. They aren't just someone off the street selling back cracking.
Years ago, my significant other (SO) was seeing a chiro for chronic back problems. I teased her and wrote a columne about the "witch doctor." When my own back issues made walking difficult, she (SO) convinced me that I had nothing to lose except a diet of painkillers and muscle relaxers.
I practicaly scampered out of the office after my first treatment. (Answer is actually forthcoming.)
When I began to experience terrific abdominal pain, my internist prescribed some medication and a bland diet.
When I went to the chiro for a tuneup the same day, I told him what had transpired. He asked permission to palpate the area, told me that I had scar tissue, no active ulcer and asked whether I wanted him to correct the problem.
I said sure and he ripped something apart. I was in excruciating pain for several seconds and not a twinge since.
That was about 20 years ago.
When internist asked how diet and meds were working I told him and he said:
We in the AMA are supposed to discount chiros, but I have heard enough stories like yours that I have to consider it as a valid alternative.
Hi Clive - thanks for sharing your testimony. As you likely know, most of our systems - if not all - are connected to the spinal column. When we are not in right alignment, normal function is hindered. I am anti pharmacopia myself.
I am glad that you asked the question. It prompted me to post a hub on the subject in which I elaborate on my answer here.
For years, Chiropractors were not licensed in Louisiana. They could practice, but no insurance would pay, doctors did not want to get involved.
We have some chiropractors who advertise and brag how they will get your insurance to pay. That is not always correct.
My biggest problem and the attitude has changed over they years,chiropractors claimed they could cure migraine headaches, colds, arthritis, insomnia and a whole bunch of other things.
I have never been to one. However, I know may who have and it seems like you are never finished. You always have to come back every few weeks for an adjustment. I am not sure that these repeated adjustments are good for you.
Most good Ins Cos now a days I believe cover Chiropractic although there is typically a limit to how many visits one has in a years time. I have a horse shoer friend who was annoyed by Chiros claims as well. Sometimes meds are necessary.
To begin with, Chiropractic care usually requires more than one trip and often a series of trips, sometimes lasting for months. This all depends on your problems. People will look at the duration of the treatment and assume it is a ponsie scheme. Treatments with a chiropractor should be a commitment. It is amazing what they can do, but beware, there are "cracks" out there just like there are medicinal doctors, who graduated in the bottom of their class! Choose wisely and do your research on whatevery physician you choose.
What the chiropractor did for me was to regulate my adreno gland and relieved me of pain from a hynerated disc in my back. I recommend it, but remember, it can be a long term commitment for some! My treatment lasted over a year.
Exactly. That is whyI was so impressed when the chiropractor said that he didn't need to see me again unless I thought I needed an adjustment.
Thanks Backporchstories. I agree. I'm not on an intensive regiment now (thanks to Chiropractic) for the injuries I'd received to C6 & L4. Only once a month to stay in balance which is far better than living in pain or popping pills.
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