@misskarianne: everything is connected. it’s possible that there’s a disc pinching a nerve and that’s what’s causing it.
I was having such horrible shoulder/back pain I couldn’t stand or sit without it hurting…and I’ve got a HIGH threshold for pain.
My chiropractor sat me down, asked what was going on, took me for x-rays and showed me my x-rays (all done at his office!). He then explained I have a spot on the middle of my back that is a lot like an owl’s neck (he even had a poster of an owl’s skeleton and owls, how cool is that?!?) and that because when a person ages, their vertebrae and disks settle. That the only way I can keep the pain at bay and to keep my back/shoulder from repeating the problem is by exercising and stretching.
He then had me lay down and put hot water bottles/pads on my back and left me for a bit. When he came back in, he removed them and then kinda put pressure on certain spots while pulling/twisting/pushing in certain directions. Yes, you can hear the pops (or at least feel them) and no, it didn’t hurt. It DID feel A LOT better afterwards. I had to go back several times to get it to be back to normal.
I also took my daughter to him because she had a problem with her leg. She would drag it and had a hard time walking. After one visit, she was walking and trying to RUN!! The second visit, she was running and a normal baby. This, appearantly, is normal due to the way the baby can grown (or runs out of room growing) inside mom.
One of the girls there said she took her newborn to him to align everything up right. I’m probably gonna do this whenever I have another so there won’t be any issues later.
Can you tell I LOVE my chiropractor? And he’s a pretty well-known and loved doctor in the area, too.
If you have any questions, TALK to him/her about them. If he/she doesn’t want to talk, go somewhere else. It’s like with any doctor. If you aren’t pleased with the service and if they aren’t willing to talk, explain, and listen, then go to someone who will. There ARE risks involved and you do NOT want a poor/bad chiropractor or one who isn’t willing to talk/explain these risks.
good luck and enjoy it!!!!