Chiropraxy or not?

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Chiropraxy or not?

Post by Djibzs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:50 am

Hello everyone.
I am considering of trying to go at a chiropraxist, but I see many contrasted opinions about this job.
Does anyone had an experience with it?
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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

Post by Michael.N. » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:06 pm

What are you trying to cure?
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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

Post by Djibzs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Same as always, shoulders , neck and spine. I already know that physio and osteo work, but one told me that chiropraxy is a wonderful and better way for this type of pains. So I try have some informations before trying it :)
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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

Post by Djibzs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:43 pm

Thank you Bert, it seems really helpful!
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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

Post by pogmoor » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:08 pm

I suspect it depends on the skill of the individual practitioner. In my view the theory of chiropractic is rubbish but I am sure that there are practitioners who can help with musculo-skeletal problems. However it seems unlikely that they are, as a group, any better than physiotherapists or osteopaths.

There is an interesting story about chiropractic from the British courts here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_C ... on_v_Singh
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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

Post by Cincy2 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:21 pm

I started going to a chiropractor when my migraine headaches, backaches and nerve pain in my leg became unbearable. The adjustments helped immediately and eventually I became pain free. A chiropractor is a facilitator of good health. If you don't apply effort on your own to train your muscles, keep flexible and use good posture, you will get minimal results. After thirty five years of regular monthly adjustments, I can honestly say I could not have survived without it. Beware however. Like anything else there are are range of providers of this therapy ranging from incompetent and hurtful to skilled professionals.

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Re: Chiropraxy or not?

Post by BugDog » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:17 pm

I've gotten relief from neck herniations with visits to a chiropractor. In one case, better results than from the neurologist. I agree with pogmoor, it'll depend on the practitioner. And there are some quacks out there.

One sign is a bad one will start "working" on you before taking an X-ray.
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