Re: PLEASE HELP, Back and Neck pain after seeing chiro.
You'll find that many of us here are not too hot on chiropractors, for the very reasons you're posting. A GOOD chiropractor has his time and place, but it's hard to know who's good and who isn't. The 8 or 9 chiros I've seen over the years varied greatly. I don't think any two of them used the same methods. Only one did me any good, and he was very gentle and stayed away from certain areas of my spine that were clearly off limits, due to a previous fusion. Most of the chiropractors I went to determined that one leg was longer than the other, as chiros tend to tell everyone. Well, duh! I have a 75 degree curve in my spine! One hip is higher that the other, so one leg is going to seem longer than the other! The kicker is when they adjusted me and then said it was all even now! Baloney!!! Most of the chiros I went to were assembly line chiros, treating everyone the same, no matter what the problem. And they usually said I needed to come every week or twice a week for x number of months. Again, baloney! If they had taken the time to actually read all the stuff I wrote on their forms, they would have given me much different answers!
I no longer darken the door of ANY chiropractor. I couid tell you more, but you probably don't want to hear it all! Suffice it to say, if you have a real back issue, not just aches and pains, you should not go to a chiropractor unless your medical doctor clears you.
Keep going through whatever they're recommending. Back issues can be elusive. We all have had to go through pretty much the same steps, mostly to satisfy the insurance companies that the least invasive things were all tried first before the more expensive testing and treatments were considered. Trust me, if you reach the point of talking about surgery, you'll be glad if you know you've given PT your best shot. You want to exhaust every option in order of least invasive first.
I really wouldn't recommend seeing a chiropractor again, seeing as it seems that that's where the big trouble started. I hope you get the help you need.
Last edited by BlueAtlas; 08-23-2009 at 06:06 PM.