posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 02:42 PM
As DTOM mentioned, there are several different schools of thought when it comes to chiropractic medicine. The first one I went to was more from the
"old school", per se. He used the older mechanical "vibrators" to relax the muscles prior to an adjustment. Upon leaving his office I felt rather
good, with regards to muscle stiffness, etc. However, by the time I got home the muscular tension was well on it's way back to making me look like
Years later I experienced a hyperextension of several vertebrae that left me virtually unable to even dress myself, let alone tie my shoes. I went to
a different chiropractor who used an entirely different approach. He used an electronic setup with pads that felt like fingers "drumming" their way
up and down the affected area, different intensities and "patterns". He also provided me with an herbal based muscle relaxant as opposed to any pain
medication. At first I thought, "Boy, this is going to be a waste of time. Herbal pain relief and the little drummer boy on my back!" Was I ever
While I did not feel as "relaxed" upon leaving the session, I did notice that it took much longer for the "stiffness" to return, and it was
noticeably less intense when it did. His "adjustments" were much less aggressive and his concern/empathy was very genuine.
If I weren't 100% hetero and he weren't married we would probably be an item!
When I say, "Brother, I feel your pain!" believe me I do. Lord knows I've spent many an hour literally crawling out of bed to avoid falling flat on
my face. Mine was a lower back issue with disabling shooting pains down both legs, to the extent that it felt like my legs were going to fall out from
under me with each step. My friends and co-workers would say, "Watch out! Here comes the side-winder." ... as I would be listing heavily to one side
Hell, on a bad day, even Cro-Magnon man walked with better stature and stride!
Good Luck and Best Wishes for you!
[edit: to add & ?sp :bnghd:]
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