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Sep 21, 17, 12:39 PM #16Had back issues and went to one. He would get me feeling pretty good and than I'd go back to square one. He actually told me to try a different guy. It was more muscular In my opinion. I've had some upper back now and would be willing to try one again.Advertisement
Sep 21, 17, 12:42 PM #17I have been a few times and did get very short term relief 2-3 days worth. The first time he adjusted (cracked) my neck, I thought he had broken it and I would be paralyzed for life.
It did not help my problem long term or overall. The overall outcome of no more back pain or long relief is not something I experienced.
My father in law swears by them from his walker due to back pain.
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Sep 21, 17, 12:46 PM #19Mr. Cat and I have been doing a cross fit workout 3 days a week for the last 2 months now. The pains that I used to have in my back and neck are totally gone. Maybe your body is telling you it's time to start some type of work out program?
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Sep 21, 17, 02:18 PM #23You mentioned your "osteopath", so I assume you're already seeing an osteopathic doctor. Why did he or she not perform OMT on you? Or if they don't do OMT in their particular practice he/she should certainly be able to recommend another osteopathic doc that does. I am quite biased, but I will always recommend an osteopathic doctor over a chiropractor for both safety and efficacy.
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Sep 21, 17, 04:51 PM #25Physical therapy was mentioned, and I would be attracted to that idea if presented with your similar problem.
Years ago I tore something in my knee, and went weeks hoping that the pain would miraculously go away. It didn't... so I went to an ortho who prescribed 6 weeks of PT 3 times a week, and though going in I had my doubts, the results made a believer of me.
One thing in particular that stuck with me was the benefits of thera-band exercises.
Presently I have no body aches to speak of, and aside from routine power walks, I attribute this to 3 things that I do every morning when I wake.
1. Before getting out of bed I reach for a thera-band that I have on my headboard and place it firstly around my left foot and then do 5 reps of a fully extended leg lift, then on same leg 5 reps of pushing my leg fully forward, then place band on both feet, repeating same exercises with band on both feet, then place band on right foot and do just as I did with band on left foot, so in total I do 30 stretches every morning before getting out of bed.
2. I rise from bed, and the while standing straight with arms in the air, I reach for the ceiling and give a good hearty stretch, then proceed to make my bed.
3. I go to kitchen to begin sorting my prescriptions meds and supplements for the day, start the coffee, and power up my computer, and check my blood sugar...
...between each and everyone of these small tasks I take two 8 pound dumb bells and do 4 x 20 reps lifting directly upward to the ceiling just as I did with my initial stretch, which basically strengthens my shoulders and lower back.
I never increase the weight as this is only meant to be a wake me up stretching routine to keep the neck, shoulders, and back feeling loose, limber, and strong, and along with the thera-band exercises, also to get the rickets out of my legs as well.
None of this is time consuming, or even difficult, yet it makes a world of difference in getting my body feeling loose and limber within the first 15-20 minutes of waking.
Obviously for your particular situation if you go the PT route, they can pinpoint proper exercises to get you back and track, and maybe suggest routine ones to keep you there.
I've pretty much made up my routine, but I swear by it to prep my muscles for the day before I set out to use them for anything.
Sep 21, 17, 08:17 PM #26My dad was a Chiropractor, back when it was considered quackery. My brother is also a chiropractor, and it is much more acceptable now. He even gets referrals from MD's these days and insurance companies cover his clients as well.
IMO, there is definitely a place for Chiropractics. The older you get, the more likely you are to get neck and back problems, sometimes without doing anything. An adjustment to put things back in alignment is a wonderful thing.
Obviously, if you are in some kind of accident, a neurosurgeon should be your first approach. But for neck and back pain related to every day activities, there is nothing better. A good Chiropractor will know if he/she is out of his element and will make the proper referrals to a neurosurgeon.
My brother has literally saved my neck on multiple occasions. It usually takes him 1-3 visits to get things back in shape. I would definitely see him before a neurosurgeon a million times over.
I must admit, the neck cracking still bothers me, but I always feel better after.
SF, if you live in NKY, I would be happy to refer you. Dont be afraid!
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