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Chiropractors... Do you go?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NJL, May 15, 2006.

  1. Yes

    27 vote(s)
  2. No

    29 vote(s)
  3. Not yet, but have been thinking about it...

    4 vote(s)
  4. Not yet and would probably not...

    8 vote(s)
  5. Hell no, my veterinarian said not to...

    4 vote(s)
  1. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Do you use one and why?

    If not, why?
  2. I've had free adjustments for life because my grandfather and uncle are both chiropractors :)

    And one of my aunts, and a great uncle I believe.

    It's not a bad deal :)

    It's amazing what they can do... help colds, any kind of pain you could think of... when my dad was a kid, there was a man who was paralyzed in some way, all the other doctors he went to told him he would never walk again. My grandfather had the guy come LIVE with them for a few months, and he worked on him everyday... and after those few months the man walked again!!!
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I go now and then. I always feel great for the 30 to 60 seconds I lay on the table after the adjustment. As soon as I stand up, my neck or back pops right back to how it was before I came in.

  4. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    BTW, I have been going since last week and it's been great... :)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    No but I would love an adjustment.
  6. I go about once a week. I have a neck injury from a couple of traffic accidents, leading to some really bad headaches radiating from the neck. Since I started treatments in January '05, I don't have nearly as many headaches. I'm not completely cured, but definitely better.
  7. I have used one in the past for my back, and I should probably go again. The last time I had treatment they told me that I shouldn't be working in the industry which I am currently working in.
    Theres nothing like wanting to do a job(s) and effectively being told your body won't be able to take it. Hurrah.
  8. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    If it was going to be a for a permanent thing I'd say yes but I'd never go on a regular basis
  9. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    I don't go. My father, an orthopedist, believes they're frauds. Perhaps I'll test one out when I get around to it; I believe my medical insurance covers it.
  10. With all due respect, I believe your father is wrong. Most things that hurts/feels bad on my body (soreness, sprains, cold..anything) can be helped if not fixed by 'em.
  11. jrduer


    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    I go about once a month. More often, when I gig regularly. Middle age ain't no place for sissies...:)

  12. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    do you go regularly or is it a permanent solution?
  13. Well, it's no permanent solution, like I said before my grandfather and uncle are both chiropractors, so anytime I visit them I'll get an adjustment. If anything is hurting me in particular, I will make a point to go though.
  14. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    Hopefully won't ever have to go, I'm 17! :hyper:

    Lift with your legs...:cool:
  15. My momma's a chiropractor so i get adjustments whenever.
    I think alot of it is mental and you just have to accept the weird science behind it and let it work
  16. I don't look at it as "weird science." If you break a bone, you set it before you put the cast on- same thing with your back/neck; think of the adjustment as setting the bone.

    I don't go anymore- my back is shot, however I'm getting old enough to learn that my back injury is bad, I don't try to act like I'm 21 and uninjured.
  17. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Consumer Reports had an article about alternative medicine etc.. and I thought their take on chiropractors sounded pretty balanced:

  18. Every 2 weeks or so, I am a terror.

    They used to be witch doctors but things are changing.
    They haven't but the world has.
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    No - although I have had back problems in the past.

    So, I got to see many specialists and one in Harley Street who I remember told me that the best thing was "gentle" physiotherapy and he explained by that by that he meant, not chiropractice or any kind of drastic manipulation!!

    I have also been to classes on Alexander Technique which was a great help, but my view is that generally for back problems, qualified physiotherapists are the best answer.
  20. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Ah ha!!!

    I have used this (about 5 years ago when I got hit by a security guard driving a golf cart into me). This stuff is the real deal.... as well.

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