Muscle knots and chiropractic help

Muscle knots and chiropractic help

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Liz

East Hartford, CT

#1 Sep 15, 2012
Ive been getting my middle back and neck adjusted for 4 weeks now, 3 times a week.
Prior to my adjustments, I've had a very tight large muscular knots located on the left side, middle of my back.
I had been to massage therapists to relieve the muscle knots and its been unsuccessful everytime over the past 9 months. 
I sought out chiropractic therapy in hopes to help but this past month i've been in unbearable pain!
The knots in my back have radiated the pain through my entire back, causing muscle spasms and immobility of laying, sitting, walking, bending and lifting without stabbing and shooting pains in my back. 
I'd like feedback on what i should do?
My finances are slim due to my leave of absence from work because of my back. 
Does anyone have any ideas? Or suggestions?

Thanks all
Cody

Anderson, IN

#2 Sep 15, 2012
Liz wrote:
Ive been getting my middle back and neck adjusted for 4 weeks now, 3 times a week.
Prior to my adjustments, I've had a very tight large muscular knots located on the left side, middle of my back.
I had been to massage therapists to relieve the muscle knots and its been unsuccessful everytime over the past 9 months. 
I sought out chiropractic therapy in hopes to help but this past month i've been in unbearable pain!
The knots in my back have radiated the pain through my entire back, causing muscle spasms and immobility of laying, sitting, walking, bending and lifting without stabbing and shooting pains in my back. 
I'd like feedback on what i should do?
My finances are slim due to my leave of absence from work because of my back. 
Does anyone have any ideas? Or suggestions?
Thanks all
Liz.....Right now...STOP going to any Chiropractor. Listen to your body and use common sense. You have had a dozen "treatments" by this Chiropractor.....he most likely wants you to continue at 2X per week for the next two weeks, then 1X a week for a few weeks....if not more...or forever. His "treatments", yes....they may just work for some people....obviously they have not for you. If he "adjusted" you and also implemented adjunct therapies (heat, muscle stimulation etc)....and you still feel the same ....or worse.....doesn't it make sense to stop going? Would you continue going to a bad restaurant...stay in a bad relationship......seeing a bad dentist.....???..etc, etc. STOP going now....Go out for a walk every day for at least 30 minutes....stretch......Most back pain comes from inner stress. I am a retired ex-Chiropractor........Heed my advise.......Discontinue going to this Chiropractor now.
Exposing cody the fraud

Buffalo Grove, IL

#3 Sep 15, 2012
Liz, it's beyond me why cody is giving out unwanted and erroneous medical advice. You're not under his care (good thing, cause he's inept) and he's simply not qualified to offer advice. You have to know where he's coming from. By his own admission he's a failed chiropractor and says he makes a living ratting (he calls it 'testifying') against successful chiropractors in court.
Liz, he's an angry, frustrated individual who failed in practice and now takes it out on successful chiropractors.
That said, if you're not getting the results you expected, then you might want to get a second opinion or see a different chiropractor. Just like there are unscrupulous MD's (thousands of them) who perform unnecessary surgeries, there are chiropractors who over utilize. Most chiropractors are skilled and honest. Possibly get a referral from a friend who's had a positive experience with a chiropractor in your area.
Don't listen to losers like cody. He's way out of his league--and his licensure if he's rendering medical advice without seeing a patient first and licensed in that state. Hey, but what do you expect from a paid rat who mist say what the insurance company wants him to say in court--that, or not get hired again.
Wisdom

Manhasset, NY

#4 Sep 15, 2012
If this chiropractor above knows of surgeons performing "thousands of unnecessary surgeries" then I suggest he report them to their respective state boards.

More like, this chiropractor is behaving like most chiropractors ... bash medicine in an effort to prop himself / chiropractic up. And that's a shame.

Liz, as a former chiropractor who is now in the medical field, I suggest you see a board certified physiatrist. A physiatrist is a medical doctor whose expertise is physical medicine. They are the real experts in musculoskeletal problems.
Exposing wisdom the fraud

Buffalo Grove, IL

#5 Sep 15, 2012
Wisdom is cody's clone--both losers who admitted they failed as chiropractors.
Liz, it's beyond me why cody/wisdom is giving out unwanted and erroneous medical advice. You're not under his care (good thing, cause he's inept) and he's simply not qualified to offer advice. You have to know where he's coming from. By his own admission he's a failed chiropractor and says he makes a living ratting (he calls it 'testifying') against successful chiropractors in court.
Liz, he's an angry, frustrated individual who failed in practice and now takes it out on successful chiropractors.
That said, if you're not getting the results you expected, then you might want to get a second opinion or see a different chiropractor. Just like there are unscrupulous MD's (thousands of them) who perform unnecessary surgeries, there are chiropractors who over utilize. Most chiropractors are skilled and honest. Possibly get a referral from a friend who's had a positive experience with a chiropractor in your area.
Don't listen to losers like wisdom. He's not a practicing chiropractor and he's not an MD. He's way out of his league--and his licensure if he's rendering medical advice without seeing a patient first and licensed in that state. Hey, but what do you expect from a paid rat who mist say what the insurance company wants him to say in court--that, or not get hired again.
Liz

East Hartford, CT

#6 Sep 15, 2012
Thank you for your responses. As far as physiatric help goes, my finances are too low to spend on physical therapy. This is due to the horrible medical insurance i have.:\
I am out of work for the next 4 weeks.
Do you think strengthening my back with light pilates, proper back and leg stretching, moist heat and ice packs will be enough to stop the stabbing pains and muscle spasms?
Any other ideas?
Wisdom

Manhasset, NY

#7 Sep 15, 2012
Liz, going to a physiatrist does NOT necessarily mean you will need to see or pay for physical therapy. Physiatrists are medical doctors who have a whole host of treatment options at their disposal. They can prescribe appropriate medications and offer expert advice as to which exercises may be helpful. Chiropractors, on the other hand almost always require you to return again and again. And of course, most chiropractors will try to rope you into long term/life time/"maintenance" treatments.

One of the reasons I left chiropractic years ago was because of the overwhelming amount of unnecessary and unfounded treatments ubiquitous in chiropractic. There really are no "best practices" which chiropractors follow. Each of them do their own thing. In addition, the post above by this chiropractor "exposing" is a good example of why I left. The name calling and medicine bashing is so very unprofessional.

Best of luck.
Exposing wisdom the fraud

Buffalo Grove, IL

#8 Sep 15, 2012
Wisdom wrote:
Liz, going to a physiatrist does NOT necessarily mean you will need to see or pay for physical therapy. Physiatrists are medical doctors who have a whole host of treatment options at their disposal. They can prescribe appropriate medications and offer expert advice as to which exercises may be helpful. Chiropractors, on the other hand almost always require you to return again and again. And of course, most chiropractors will try to rope you into long term/life time/"maintenance" treatments.
One of the reasons I left chiropractic years ago was because of the overwhelming amount of unnecessary and unfounded treatments ubiquitous in chiropractic. There really are no "best practices" which chiropractors follow. Each of them do their own thing. In addition, the post above by this chiropractor "exposing" is a good example of why I left. The name calling and medicine bashing is so very unprofessional.
Best of luck.
Liz,
You just have to laugh when you see the fraud and hypocrisy in wisdom's last post.(not making this up--look at his last post) The liar wrote, " The name calling and medicine bashing is so very unprofessional."
That's all HE does is bash chiropractic bashing and name calling. That's ALL he does. Each and every one of wisdom's lie laced anti-chiropractic posts are filled with name calling and bashing.
You have to understand, this all stems from him failing in practice. So you can't really blame him for being bitter and angry. And now, get this, he says he makes a living ratting, er, I mean testifying against other chiropractors who HAVE made a go of practice. See, a rat MUST say the words the insurance company puts in front of him or else they won't send him another case. That's a fact. And that's how the system works. Wisdom lies for a living. Oh, and wisdom is not an MD. He doesn't remember his posts from months ago, but he stated in a number of them that he wasn't an MD or a chiropractor--now, all of a sudden, he is. Within five weeks he not only got his DC degree, he got his MD and phd too. Remarkable--even for a fraud.

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#9 Sep 25, 2012
Chiropractic is really beneficial for our health. Not only people who are afflicted with s disease can get chiropractic care, but also people who want to prevent injuries and diseases. Chiropractic care is more than dressing musculoskeletal injuries, but also may relieve allergic reactions, asthma and other diseases. So to manage your health, seek chiropractic consultation now.

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