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Started chiropractic treatment

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yesterday was my first time at a chiropractor. Several days ago, while getting a haircut, free massages were being offered right there---as a way of attracting new customers to the chiropractor's office. I LOVED the massage!! And one follow-up visit and x-rays was offered for just $20. That's a deal too!

So I went---not really expecting that I would ever actually become a patient---although the massages are WONDERFUL and not so expensive! One look at my spine x-rays though---gulp! I should have known since I've had lower back pain since my 40's. Usually I get muscle relaxants from the doctor, but nobody has ever x-rayed my spine. One time I had a physical therapist tell me that I have "flat back"--where at the bottom of the spine, instead of curving, the spine is straight. Well, I've got several weird things going on---plainly visible. We lucked out, and insurance will cover about 90% of it, since it's obvious from the x-rays that there's a huge necessity. Otherwise I couldn't even try it. I told him I can go for 2-3 mile walks, but can't stand in place for more than about 10 minutes (doing dishes is tough.) Turns out where the spine is going the wrong way, the discs are almost bone-on-bone compressed---plainly visible on the x-ray. He's working on getting the curve back in, which will lengthen the space between discs.

I never thought I'd go to a chiropractor, but after 2 visits, I'm sold. I feel about 20% better already, even though it's early yet, and he thinks that in one month he can have me pain free. Woot! He's also into nutrition, probiotics, and things like that. Feels different than going to a doctor who mainly puts you on prescriptions.

I think I'm sold!
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    Glad you went and it is helping.
    2426 days ago
    I'm glad that you've found yet another building block to feeling great!

    2427 days ago
    I am so glad you have found help!!!!
    2427 days ago
    I love the chiropractor. Been going since I had my last child 3 yrs ago. My tailbone was killing me and my neck and back. Few months with him and I can sit longer without any pain and have more range of motion with my neck and back also.
    2428 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Not been to a chiropractor, but know others who have, and they claim to get some good relief from the treatments. Good luck with yours!
    2428 days ago
    Glad that you are finding someone to help you with pain management. I've been tempted to go & have my spine xrayed as well but figure there's nothing to be done about it anyway. SIGH. Hope that everything else is going well. Love ya
    2428 days ago
  • JANET552
    I am so happy it has worked out for you!! I went to a chiropractor for awhile for my foot but, once I had an MRI on it, clearly he couldn't help me. Once my foot problem was cleared up, so was my back. But I also know plenty of people who swear by chiropracty so I think it depends on the problem. If it helps, do it -- that's my motto!!
    2428 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Beth, I'm SO glad you got some relief....I know it's been a LONG time coming! My knees are also doing great though not from Chiropractic. I just quit beating my knees to death...reluctantly...but it beats pain! Lots of prayer too!

    Keep up the reports!

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    2428 days ago
    I'm glad it helped! I have gone to the chiropractor in the past for pinched nerves, and it was amazing how quickly I felt relief.
    2428 days ago
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