Chiropractor visit today
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LUNG$HOT 13-Aug-18
Buffalo1 13-Aug-18
Lark Bunting 13-Aug-18
Deertick 13-Aug-18
Franklin 13-Aug-18
smarba 13-Aug-18
Topgun 30-06 13-Aug-18
Shawn 13-Aug-18
LUNG$HOT 13-Aug-18
Buffalo1 13-Aug-18
TD 13-Aug-18
WV Mountaineer 13-Aug-18
EmbryOklahoma 13-Aug-18
drycreek 13-Aug-18
Dale06 13-Aug-18
Surfbow 13-Aug-18
bad karma 13-Aug-18
Franklin 14-Aug-18
Arrowhead 14-Aug-18
jrb(CO) 14-Aug-18
TreeWalker 14-Aug-18
BIGHORN 14-Aug-18
Franklin 14-Aug-18
BULELK1 14-Aug-18
Butternut40 14-Aug-18
Kevin @ Wisconsin 14-Aug-18
Surfbow 14-Aug-18
Russell 14-Aug-18
midwest 14-Aug-18
Mark Watkins 14-Aug-18
cnelk 14-Aug-18
grossklw 14-Aug-18
elkmtngear 14-Aug-18
Mark Watkins 14-Aug-18
BloodyMeat 14-May-24
IdyllwildArcher 15-May-24
Buckdeer 15-May-24
70lbDraw 15-May-24
Catscratch 15-May-24
LUNG$HOT 15-May-24
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Basil 15-May-24
Lucas 15-May-24
Jim Moore 17-May-24
From: LUNG$HOT
13-Aug-18

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Well, I decided to go to the Chiropractor today for some discomfort I’ve been feeling in my lower back and mid/upper back. It’s my first time going ever so he decided to take some X-rays to help diagnose the issues. I discovered that my left leg is about 1/2 inch shorter than my right (yeah, yeah, let the jokes fly, lol) causing some spinal over correction up top and possibly the lower back pain. And I discovered that the upper back pain when I take deep breaths is likely being caused by a partially dislocated rib. How it happened is beyond me. Unfortunately not much I can do about either. Figures. It’s amazing how something that looks so small can cause that much discomfort.

From: Buffalo1
13-Aug-18
My left leg is 1/2" shorter than my right leg. I have a 1/2" build up on my left shoe and I'm in balance- no problems. Otherwise, without buildup I have low back pains.

It's not a joking matter, I can feel your pain !

From: Lark Bunting
13-Aug-18
My first PT offered me a lift for my right shoe because he said my right leg was shorter than the other; $50 for the "custom" lift.

Went to another PT and they said I need a lift for my left shoe since my left leg was shorter than my right...$50 for the "custom" lift.

I have done Yoga from youtube videos beginning last October and have NEVER felt better! I do yoga 3-4 times each week and stretch 5-6 times each week in the evening before bed and I have never felt better with core strength, back pain, etc. What better balance in life can you get than packing out a bull elk in Sept and being in enough pain in October to begin yoga?! lol!

From: Deertick
13-Aug-18
Did a board-certified radiologist actually call that a "partially dislocated rib"? I'm unfamiliar with that as an actual diagnosis.

From: Franklin
13-Aug-18
LMAO....I hate to tell you this but EVERY chiropractor tries the "one leg is longer or hip is higher than the other" spiel. The next line will be...."you need to get adjusted at least twice a week for the next 6 months".

Chiropractors are glorified massage therapists.

From: smarba
13-Aug-18
There are chiropractor quacks and doctor quacks. There are chiropractors that are legit and there are doctors that are legit.

A good chiropractor can do wonders.

From: Topgun 30-06
13-Aug-18
Franklin---You need to get into the 21st century, as your post IMHO was ridiculous. I had a lower back disc rupture way back in 1986 when I was 39 and after xrays and an MRI my Orthopedic Surgeon and a top notch Neurosurgeon decided against surgery and told me to heal up for a month and then start regular chiropractic visits for that and spinal misalignment they found in a couple of places. I've been going once a month ever since then and I can tell when it's about time for my next visit and the positive difference right after the visit. If a Chiropractor doesn't at least have xrays and preferably also an MRI taken for a person, there is no way they should ever do a single adjustment on that person.

From: Shawn
13-Aug-18
Franklin it is a shame you do not have a clue!! It is a proven science and has helped and is helping millions of people daily! Shawn

From: LUNG$HOT
13-Aug-18
Deertick, no that was not an actual “Diagnosis”. His comment was in relation to the X-ray showing that I have a very healthy spine overall and saying that the only thing he can see that might possibly be causing the pain is the small separation between the rib and vertebrae. His thought is that the tissue around the area is inflamed because of the separation. He actually recommended treatment with a heating pad and topical CBD ointment. As far as the X-ray showing my differences in leg size he did say that 99% of the population has one leg that is slightly longer than the other he said that most of the time the difference is between 3-5mm whereas mine is at 1/2 inch supposedly. He said there’s nothing he can do about it except offer a $15 insert for my left shoe to gradually begin balancing things back out. He also recommended trying some sort of regular stretches or yoga type of workout to begin gaining more flexibility in my joints. He also spoke to me about diet and staying away from some of the more inflammatory causing foods and a clean diet. I was actually amazed he didn’t recommend a series of adjustments. Seemed fairly legit to be honest.

From: Buffalo1
13-Aug-18
Franklin ,

If chiropractic medicine is such quackery why do professional athletic teams, Olympic teams, professional rodeoes, professional wrestling and college sport teams employ chicropractors to work with the athletes?

It might be helpful if you did some research on the subject of chicropractic medicine and its value.

Every profession and skill has quacks and trained experts.

From: TD
13-Aug-18
Well..... a good thing the x-rays stopped at the hip...... x-rays, um, TMI sometimes.......

Hope it helps, those rib injuries can take a long time sometimes. Can hurt just to breath.... laughing is not funny.... and a sneeze is a real adventure....good luck and get well!

13-Aug-18
Mark it on the calendar. Popgun and I agree on something.

13-Aug-18
I can tell you this... when I took my little wiener dog to the chiropractor after she hurt her back, I'm a believer! He adjusted her and sets her down on the floor... before you could snap your fingers, she was crapping all over the doc office. He adjusted something right because she hadn't pooped in 4 days.

From: drycreek
13-Aug-18
^^^^^^^^^^ I ain't never goin to no chiropractor again ! (Please forgive the grammar)

From: Dale06
13-Aug-18
I had lower back pain a few years ago. Went to a chiropractor for about six adjustments. My back got better, but I’m not sure the adjustments helped. On what was to be my last visit, they said we need you back in two weeks. I told them “ I’m good” and am not coming back, and I walked out. Two weeks later, I got a voice mail wondering why I missed my appointment. I never returned he call. They will treat you as long as you are willing to come to the,

From: Surfbow
13-Aug-18
The chiropractor I used to go to was one of the go-to guys for PRCA events, including the NFR. He could straighten you out pretty quick and never wanted to see you more than once for an issue. He told me a good chiropractor will not tell you there's a need a long series of treatments.

And yeah, those displaced ribs hurt like HELL!

From: bad karma
13-Aug-18
I have an excellent chiropractor who has kept me off the operating table, and keeps me from back pain. At 62, and still lifting heavy weights, having the back in tune has been a real improvement. He got rid of hip pain I've had for years. So, like a lot of other professions, there are good and there are bad.

From: Franklin
14-Aug-18
And you guys probably feel better from taking sugar pills. First off there is NOTHING short of surgery to correct a herniated disk. A disk is a membrane that is filled with a crabmeat like material on the outer band with a jellylike inner. When the membrane weakens and herniates or ruptures that material is released into the nerve channel. NOTHING a chiropractor does can remove that material.

You all seem to miss the last sentence...."glorified massage therapists". They are putting there hands on you. They manipulate your body much in the way a trained massage therapist does. Just like physical therapy, you are being forced to stretch and do exercise that you normally wouldn`t do. But hey....if YOU think it helps you, have at it. LOL

From: Arrowhead
14-Aug-18
It's true that a herniated disk or ruptured disk can only be repaired through surgery. But I don't see where this is being discussed in the post. I did have three bulging disc and small piece that was broken off. My Chiropractor was able to correct my bulging disc problem over time with certain stretching and exercises and drinking plenty of water but he told me that the piece broken of could only be fixed with surgery. (Or, I could just endure the pain for a while and hope that the piece would lodge itself in a manner that would not cause pain and eventually the body could possibly re-absorb the material.) I choose that latter and now I am pain free without the surgery. Of course the surgeon said the pain would never go away and it would only get worse with time. Both could have been right or wrong.

From: jrb(CO)
14-Aug-18
Um, that X-ray is normal. Can't comment on the clinical diagnosis.

From: TreeWalker
14-Aug-18
For those of you with a positive experience with a chiropractor, what chronic condition was healed? I get it if you slip on ice or are hit from behind you can have issues that can be manipulated so realign. That is not a chronic condition. Chronic would be a knee that buckles under weight, an inflamed joint, a disc that has bulged, etc. My impression from a buddy in the biz is he makes a significant markup on full set of x-rays and then locks in an annuity of 1 to 2 times a week manipulations per client. Takes in a lot of cash and seems his math fails him when totals up cash receipts at tax time. He is a nice guy. Massage therapist is 99.9% of his role and he is candid about it. He provides a service that is legal and provides relief. As would a legit masseuse. He would never claim to heal chronic issues. He does sometimes spot anomalies on x-rays that have included masses that are sometimes cancer. So, not a charlatan. Not a healer, either.

From: BIGHORN
14-Aug-18
Lung$hot, Just about everyone has one leg shorter than the other. Easy to fix. The rib is a real pain when breathing. I had a PT guy set mine back in place several times. Unfortunately, he got killed racing bikes in the mountains. He would put pressure on the rib and have me take deep breaths, then put more pressure and hold it while I took more deep breaths. I could feel it slip back into place. So, it is possible to set those out of place ribs.

From: Franklin
14-Aug-18
That`s part of the point "Ohiohunter".....how does your L/4 and L/5 "lock up". Physically they can`t. Most people claim to have injuries they don`t even have or know to a certainty what is the diagnosed aliment. I have had about a dozen major orthopedic surgeries on just about every part of my body. If I overdue something and I am in pain my wife can massage the area and I will FEEL BETTER. Anytime a area receives "manipulation" you will feel better

From: BULELK1
14-Aug-18
I have had good luck with Chiropractors for many years when I need to see one.

Any chance you could add something inside your short leg boot lung$hot?

I hope it plays out well for ya.

Good luck, Robb

From: Butternut40
14-Aug-18
You are looking a little crooked there. With one leg shorter did your chiropractor say anything about your sacroiliac joint? I had mine go out digging a hole to put in a kiddy pool (waterhole) a couple of weeks ago. It took me 1/2 hour to get out of bed. My chiro helped. Never ever reach and lift lol.

Chiros are helpful but there are some quacks out there. Years ago I had one tell me my leg was shorter and he wanted me to buy this special lift he was selling. I got a second opinion and they said he was nuts.

14-Aug-18

Kevin @ Wisconsin's Link
I never knew chiropractors were such a hot button issue.

When I was in college my girlfriend at the time sister was a chiropractor. The sister was wicked smart, but also a little nutty and not afraid to share her anti vaccine stance with anyone who would listen.

I think if the person who is getting treatment sees value in the treatment, then go for it. Just don't tell me it is the cure all for everything.

https://youtu.be/CNLtMfh4HmY

From: Surfbow
14-Aug-18
The "shorter leg" thing is a mostly a fallacy, my wife is a D.O. and she hears it all the time, likely the sacrum is out of whack...Franklin, surgery is NOT the cure-all for everything, I'm glad you like being sliced and diced and keeping your ortho guy up to date on his expensive car payments though, I'll pass on that!

From: Russell
14-Aug-18
My right leg is short by about 1/2" due a shattered pelvis. Nearly 30 years later, during the first visit to a chiropractor, he identified my hips moved incorrectly during a test. A few pops later and three follow-up visits, things are a bit better.

From: midwest
14-Aug-18
"The first thing we need to do is remove that nasty lump from your wallet." :-/

From: Mark Watkins
14-Aug-18
I've used chiropractic for the past 21 years....80% of the time it fixes what ails me!

Mark

From: cnelk
14-Aug-18
I visit a chiropractor at least once a year. Typically right after elk season so I can walk straight again

From: grossklw
14-Aug-18

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Every profession has quacks and experts indeed. If you're seeing a chiro that is still "putting things back into place", then unfortunately you're seeing the former. A good skilled evidenced based chiropractor and evidenced based PT look very very similar. PT's go down the same BS rabbit holes, ilium's don't get stuck, craniosacral therapy is nonsense, and visceral manipulations are laughable.

From: elkmtngear
14-Aug-18
"I visit a chiropractor at least once a year. Typically right after elk season so I can walk straight again"

It's the opposite for me, I had a left SI joint that wouldn't crack for the Chiropractor...elk hunt straightened everything right out!

From: Mark Watkins
14-Aug-18
My left SI joint is out (per X rays) right now...have done Chiro, Masseuse, stretching, yoga, mechanical massager....pain in the a$$!

Headed in for a cortisone shot in the AM...moose hunt in 6 weeks!

Mark

From: BloodyMeat
14-May-24
I've also had experiences where minor imbalances or misalignments led to discomfort or pain. While it's frustrating to discover these issues, seeking treatment from a chiropractor or a sports injuries treatment specialist could offer relief and help address the root cause of the discomfort.

15-May-24
6 year old thread. I bet he's passed that giant turd at the hepatic flexure of his colon by now.

Come on the rising wind! We're going up around the bend! Oooooooh

From: Buckdeer
15-May-24
You can have hip issues that cause lower back pain from one leg being out.I have mine adjusted close to every month and and you can feel it when he pulls it back even.just lay on floor and you can usually see when one leg is longer

From: 70lbDraw
15-May-24
I went to a chiropractor for a while. After 3 visits per week for a month or two, I realized I was $4,000.00 poorer, and didn’t feel any different than when I started. Could’ve gone to palm reader and had better results.

From: Catscratch
15-May-24
As a kid I was having leg problems while running. Went to a doctor, then a sports physician, then to the sports physician's physical therapist. I did months worth of rehab/strengthening/stretching. No fix. Went to a chiropractor and walked out 15 minutes later with no pain or issues. One visit fixed something I had dealt with for close to a year.

Simplistic view - IF your problem can be fixed via Chiropractic then it's cheap, easy, and non-invasive. If your problem isn't a chiropractic issue then go to someone else (Medical doctor, PT, Surgeon, acupuncture, etc) until you find the right solution. I always find it interesting when someone says "I've been going to to the doctor for this for 5yrs and it's still not fixed", or "I go to the chiropractor once a month and it's still not fixed" but they never go to anyone else. Why keep doing the same thing that doesn't work?

From: LUNG$HOT
15-May-24
Wow, random for this old thread to pop back up. Yeah Ike that was definitely a trophy turd. It easily made P&Y at #3 in the county for girth.

15-May-24
"I went to a chiropractor for a while. After 3 visits per week for a month or two, I realized I was $4,000.00 poorer..."

dang...you have an expensive chiropractor! :)

From: deerhunter72
15-May-24
I went through this whole stinking thread and didn't realize it was 6 years old...Anyway, I've worked in Radiology for 30 years and it's definitely a stretch to say that that rib is even slightly dislocated, but still could've been causing the discomfort. Your lumbar spine looked to be in great shape back then. My take on Chiropractors is that they have their place, and just like in medical doctors, there are good ones and bad ones. There are plenty of MD's that like to keep bringing you back and ordering tons of tests because it makes money for them and everyone else. It's not as bad as it used to be, but it used to be common practice for doctors to get "bonuses" based on the amount of revenue they brought in from ordering ancillary tests, i.e. blood work, Imaging, therapy etc. A real shame and helped drive up medical costs for everyone.

From: 70lbDraw
15-May-24
“dang...you have an expensive chiropractor! :)”

I think it’s because the doctor looked exactly like Tom Brady. I never thought to ask tho! Lol!

From: Basil
15-May-24
I have plenty of faith in my Chiro. Had back problems for years. Docs would typically say rest & give me muscle relaxers. Rinse & repeat. As a last resort I finally went to a Chiro when my back was out & I was leaving on 12 hour drive for a fishing trip. Next day I got out of that little car after 12 hours like a teenager. These days I can tell when it’s time for a tuneup. He keeps me functioning with degenerative spine disease, stenosis & bulging disks on 3 levels. I’ve lost over 2” of height over the years & right now my back is the least of my worries. Find one you trust & you will be happy.

From: Lucas
15-May-24
Both the AMA and the ACP recommend that you see a Chiropractor for back pain.

From: Jim Moore
17-May-24
I've used one off and on for years. Miles of driving and off road work would mess me up. One time I dislocated a rib in my lower back and that sucked. Couldn't take a deep breath or anything. He had some gal massage the area, then ultra sound therapy and then the TENs treatment (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). Then put me on the table and told me "this is going to feel like a hot ice pick for a about 5 seconds." No joke, but the relief was nearly instantaneous. The have their place in medicine. You just got to get the good one.

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