Going to the chiropractor tomorrow, can anyone share experiences?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I love mine. I swear I get so much relief from it. I do not sciatica but was in a bad car wreck in October. I’ve been going at least twice a week (bad weeks I go three) since October. The biggest thing is just relaxing. The more relaxed you are, the better he can adjust you.

My Fiance has sciatica. He gets massages for it. We also use a lot of biofreeze on the area.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have never been to one but I have a friend who has major back problems due to a chiropractor.  From the reading I have done about them, they honestly freak me out a bit.

Post # 6
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope that it helps you!  I had a few car accidents and the thing that worked for me was massage and physical therapy.  I know those aren’t covered as much by insurance though.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@KatNYC2011: He sounds pretty legit. My chiro does a lot of massage too. Good luck, honey.  I hope he can help your pain.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@KatNYC2011: There are natural anti-inflammotories you can try too. I don’t know much about them but if the chiro does’n’t work out maybe you can google that?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KatNYC2011: I hope it goes well. I LOVE my chiro at home where I grew up, and went often. If it’s a legit chiro with good recommendations and a good manner, it should be great. I agree with the recommendations to relax, get some icyhot/biofreeze, and drink wanter after (sort of like a massage, you want to flush toxins). Best of luck, I really hope you feel better soon!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was very skeptical of chiropractors.  But nearly 3 years ago I began suffering from severe shoulder pain.  Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I let my now fiance take me to his chiroprator.  He reasoned she could at least tell me if I needed to go to the ER (at the time I only had emergency insurance, like dismemberment and death).  3 years later I still frequent the chiropractor.  It really is amazing.  I called it magic for quite some time. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Darling Husband has back issues from his job with professional baseball, and he was referred to a sports medicine doctor.  The doctor took several x-rays, and he ended up having to have physical therapy once a week for a few months. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I love my chiropractor. I got every 3 weeks for an adjustment. I have poor hip stability from dance, gymnastics, and horseback riding. He starts each session with 10 minutes of heat and soft electronic pulses (think those circle sticky pads you see on tv connected to wires) to loosen up my muscles.

I haven’t been diagnosed with sciatic pain but I heard it is awful. I think a chiropractor will help a lot. The readjustment will relieve the pressure of the nerve. The sciatic nerve runs in between the muscles in your hip and back and they are compressed by swollen discs, or misaligned vertebrate, you feel that pain. I do notice some shooting pain when I am an in need of an adjustment, but nothing as substantial as you are feeling, and my appointments relieve this.

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