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Chiropractor question
I have a pain in my back, right between the shoulderblades; it's been there for the last two days, and is annoying me to no end. Since that, along with my sacro-iliac joint inflamation makes my back a landmine of pain, I'm considering a chiropractor. I hear DO's do adjustments, too, but that's hit or miss.

So, the questions: are chiropractors mostly quacks? if not, how do you find a good one? how much does a session run? Chiropractors aren't covered under my insurance, but DO's are. However, the one time I went to a DO, she said she didn't do adjustments. Bah.
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maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 4th, 2002 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Then that still leaves me with more questions -- how do I find a good massage therapist that isn't insanely priced? :) The asha salon near me ( www.ashasalonspa.com ) runs $75/massage. I got an excellent 1 hr one in Baltimore for $60, and the asha place is a bit ritzy, so I'd like to find a good therapist but not one that breaks my budget.

Any suggestions?
starlabuck From: starlabuck Date: September 4th, 2002 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, you could come out to Omaha and use my therapist, an hour only costs $38 and she's very good! :)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 5th, 2002 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

What I'd save in therapy i'd make up for in gas, I think.

YOOOOO should move to chicago. or at least back to champaign!
starlabuck From: starlabuck Date: September 5th, 2002 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)


I would move to Chicago in a HEARTBEAT if I had the money! Champaign... well, that would require lots of thought since I fled it a year ago... but it would be cheaper and still close! Alas, I guess I am stuck here for the time being.
swoobysnacks From: swoobysnacks Date: September 4th, 2002 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's something to google: chiropractic-related strokes.

One alternative: naprapath. Try this. I haven't used one myself, but my cousin swears by 'em.

iltamies From: iltamies Date: September 4th, 2002 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Would a chiropractor be a quack, or a crack? I had to take it, is was so there. They do after all know the solution to all your problems. Crack your bones, crack your bones, crack your bones! Life according to Eddie Izzard.
From: gorski Date: September 4th, 2002 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
...Chiropractic works, as long as you've got somebody good doing it. Therein lies the trouble...

I think somebody here pointed out that there'll be quacks who tell you that chiropractic treatment fixes all woes and that you should have it regularly. It doesn't. You shouldn't.

But sometimes something gets out of whack, and there's not much a regular doctor can do... I've occasionally managed to get, for example, one of the vertebrae in my spine to rotate just a bit to one side, and it's usually the case then that if somebody runs their finger down that part of my spine they can feel it. It's rather uncomfortable.

When a joint goes out of place like that, chiropractic treatment can help. If you're not sure it's joint trouble, well, you might ought to see what else you can try first.

I guess my only pointers for finding a good chiropractor would be don't go about looking for "cheap", because a bad chiropractor can surely seriously screw you up; and see how detailed a recommendation you can get from people--what did they do for them? did the problem recur? did the treatment make sense? etc. If you do your homework you can probably find somebody decent.

Good luck.


When'd you start using the icon of Amelié about to crack the surface of her crème brûlée? ...have I been MIA for that long?
maigrey From: maigrey Date: September 5th, 2002 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
When'd you start using the icon of Amelié about to crack the surface of her crème brûlée? ...have I been MIA for that long?

I've been using it for a couple weeks, so yes. =) Welcome back!
glamourtrash From: glamourtrash Date: September 11th, 2002 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was living in Las Vegas I went to the local massage school. Their prices were around $25 and $30. You can request everything from male/female, deep tissue(I recommend)/Swedish/sports massage to students who are about to graduate. I have had very good massages from students.
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