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angrydoc

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Ah but did the chiropractic work, or did the pain settle of its own accord? Yes, your back was crunched a bit and "realigned" (never understood that), but did that make a difference?

Chiropractics won't perform studies to see if what they do is statistically proven to work, so it's anyone's guess. I wouldn't take a tablet that didn't have evidence of benefit - I don't see why crunching my spine should be any different.

Plus ibuprofen costs 50p a box, chiropractic (which you always need to go back to) costs a lot more...!
 

chieftiff

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rosinacarley said:
angrydoc said:
Avoid chiropractic at all costs!

why do you say that? it has always worked for me in the past.

I agree, as someone who has a buggered upper and lower back (the upper due to a climbing accident which broke two ribs and tore the cartlidge and muscle where they attach to my spine and was subsequently destroyed further by an overeager physiotherapist, the lower (lumbar) being due to poor core strength due to the upper back problem) I was referred to chiropractor by my civvy GP, it has done my upper back wonders and I haven't had any problems since I left the mob (and gained a civvy GP :wink: ), I can even do sit ups and core body work so the lumbar problem is hardly a problem at all!
 
I believe it did, without boring you with my medical ailments, last year I had a plate and some pins taken out of my ankle and of course I walked for a while on crutches and then a stick. I am told that of course you are leaning slightly to one side, which is why you should never carry a heavy bag on one shoulder.

Two months after the op I had excruciating pain in my neck. Three visits later and the pain was gone.

I can only repeat that it worked for me and besides my chiropractor is hot!
 
wet_blobby said:
Montigny_La_Palisse said:
What you need is an internal back support. Thingy will be along in a minute......

It's lower lumber pain, not piles re-alignment, need a man stick for the job. 8)

Awwwwww... and my favourite booty too!

I have suffered with chronic lower back pain for many years: I ignored the signs and it became chronic. It too is muscle spasms. I have been told to keep mobile: avoid using a wheelchair/buggy unless unavoidable, and...

Pacing - walk but take frequent breaks. This way you get further faster than if you try in one go and go stiff. It really does work!

Activity - keep active and don't spend too much time sitting down. Use the switches on your TV rather than the remote.

Baths - hot baths in plain water are effective. I have tried TENS, etc with no effect. Although morphine devivatives do help ease the pain they are unsuitable for long term use as they cause chronic constipation. Contrary to popular belief, including by many doctors, taking strong painkillers long term for chronic (as against acute) paid does not lead to dependency!

Sex - you'll have to give it up, as it exacerbates back pain.... unless you use the opportunity to stretch your back inwards and outwards... :twisted:
 

Guns

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Zip up that man suit and dry your eyes Princess.

Honestly what has it come to when a roughie toughty Bootneck crys because or a little twing.

You know the problem, you just don't want to admit it to yourself.

Yep, you are getting old.

I suggest the well tested get drunk and dance treatment that seems to work fine for me.

Joking aside seeing a proper sports massage specialist works for me when my lower legs play up. I would avoid the quacks that are Chiropractors as twisting and manipulating the spine can go horribly wrong where as lower back pain is often relived by "loosening" the upper leg muscles.
 
NZ_Bootneck said:
Man up yer herma. :wink:

Your just jealous I'm sat in the sunshine drinking Speights and your not :lol:

How is sunny dunners today? Sat here looking at the ocean without a cloud in the sky I cant say I'm missing it. See you at the weekend for pyromaniacs p1ss up :p

"Joking aside seeing a proper sports massage specialist works for me when my lower legs play up. I would avoid the quacks that are Chiropractors as twisting and manipulating the spine can go horribly wrong where as lower back pain is often relived by "loosening" the upper leg muscles."

How does that work then Guns, Are you talking about buttocks or thighs?
 
I had lumbar pain, which was eased when exercising in the gym but still there

I visited a chiropractor, and within the hour was cured, and thankfully have not had any problem since
I still go to the gym and do the same exercises

I honestly walked out of the chiropractor a new man, yes there was still a little ache but the PAIN had gone

The intial fee was cheap and cured me but I fell for the you need to come back and pay me every four weeks for about six months (until I could not afford it anymore and hey the pain is still gone six years later)

I do not know the technical names for the stuff, but basically my pelvic bones they sit like the knuckles on your hands placed knuckle to knuckle had slipped one down on the righthand side, and the pain was my muscles (ha) compensating for it

I have heard all the stories that the chiropractor, can cripple you for life, but to be honest due to the pain I gave it a try

Up here in FIFE we have a few ex PITMEN who do this service for free or a donation to charity ( Well four available)

I suppose in reality it depends on what is actually wrong, in my case a simple bone manipulation, which an XRAY would have shown was the case rather than years of parecetamol and pain and eventually saying sod it if the chiropractor maims me so be it

Jack McH
 

NZ_Bootneck

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wet_blobby said:
NZ_Bootneck said:
Man up yer herma. :wink:

Your just jealous I'm sat in the sunshine drinking Speights and your not :lol:

How is sunny dunners today? Sat here looking at the ocean without a cloud in the sky I cant say I'm missing it. See you at the weekend for pyromaniacs p1ss up :p

"Joking aside seeing a proper sports massage specialist works for me when my lower legs play up. I would avoid the quacks that are Chiropractors as twisting and manipulating the spine can go horribly wrong where as lower back pain is often relived by "loosening" the upper leg muscles."

How does that work then Guns, Are you talking about buttocks or thighs?
All good down here, supposed to go pear shaped later in the day. Rain, hail and a pestilance of frogs or summat.
Got 2 boxes of crashbangs for Saturday, pish and BBQ stuff to come.
Get well soon mucker, you're too fecking 'large boned' to push round in a wheelchair, ya spaz! :D
 
Wheelchair....hadn't thought about that, can you hire them? Much fun to be had getting pushed around by you and Mr September whilst dribbling and staring at women's bits. :slow:
 

NZ_Bootneck

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wet_blobby said:
Wheelchair....hadn't thought about that, can you hire them? Much fun to be had getting pushed around by you and Mr September whilst dribbling and staring at women's bits. :slow:
"Time to think!" card out for you matey! :lol:
 
See your doc,ask for an MRI scan and X rays at the very least before even thinking about 'alternative' medicine.

Some of these so called alternative ways can cause untold damage.
 

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