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Chiropracting: Your opinions

PARADIGM_L0ST
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7/14/2011 2:12:48 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
A little background. Recently I finished a Kinesiology course at school. One of the key note speakers was a chiropractor. He was very informative and well-prepared. As a business venture, he opted to lower the prices for the students to draw them in. Well, I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt because, for years, I have felt misaligned. Long story short, I just got back from my first chiropractic adjustment. He showed me a x-ray of my spine and highlighted areas of concern.

Now, I don't think he was at all lying to me, as I could see (and feel) the alleged problematic areas. My concern is, in order to have optimal spinal and nerve functions (they're specialty is in nerves more than it is spines), you would have to have constant adjustments.

Monetarily, this is extremely costly. Insurance doesn't cover chiropracting because they are not actual MD's. It's still considered an alternative medicinal practice that is not that widely accepted. One statistic does seem to ring true. 70% of people experience back and neck problems. Concurrently, the spine and its corresponding nerves are the second most important component to your central nervous system. The only reason your heart beats is because your brain sends the signal through the highway (your spine) which branches off in to various areas of the body.

But I would like to get all of your input on the subject in the form of past experience or if you're well-read on the subject. Are certain chronic problems partly due to impinged nerves or poorly oxygenated areas? Your thoughts, please.
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Sieben
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7/15/2011 11:51:01 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/14/2011 2:12:48 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:

Monetarily, this is extremely costly. Insurance doesn't cover chiropracting because they are not actual MD's.

Actually my insurance covers chiropractic. So does my girlfriend's. She recently cancelled her insurance and pays $35 a visit. Its not expensive if you are serious about your health.

Btw, since you're in austin, you need to go to Dr. Don Salyer. Capital Chiropractic on Riverside just before the HEB from I-35. He's elite. Best credentials, testimonials. He gives total treatment - not just the spine or musculoskeletal system. If there's something wrong with you, he'll find it and tell you how to fix it. I don't have a PCP because they're morons. He's the only doctor out of dozens who is competent across a very wide range of health subjects.

He also knows all the best specialists - neurosurgeons, orthopedists, endocrinologists, etc.

It's still considered an alternative medicinal practice that is not that widely accepted. One statistic does seem to ring true. 70% of people experience back and neck problems. Concurrently, the spine and its corresponding nerves are the second most important component to your central nervous system. The only reason your heart beats is because your brain sends the signal through the highway (your spine) which branches off in to various areas of the body.

But I would like to get all of your input on the subject in the form of past experience or if you're well-read on the subject. Are certain chronic problems partly due to impinged nerves or poorly oxygenated areas? Your thoughts, please.

Chiropractic care basically won't work if you're fat or unhealthy or a derp. The whole reason people are misaligned is because the muscles don't hold bones in place.

Being fat overpowers muscles and cause people's posture to go to s­hit. Short term care is beneficial but they're going to have problems as long as they're fat. As "little" as 15% bodyfat can probably influence your posture. Dunno where you're at, but hopefully you know how to diet intelligently.

If you're unhealthy, your body is not going to build the necessary muscle tone (the technical definition http://en.wikipedia.org...) to accommodate the changes.

If you're a derp, and continue behaviour that messed up your spine in the first place, it won't work either. For example, posture at the computer. Sleeping position. Weightlifting technique. The chiropractor does not follow you around and see what you do. You have to be intelligent and honest with yourself. If you say "Well that's the way I've always slept", you're probably messing up the treatment.

If you aren't willing to go all the way and make major lifestyle changes, chiropractic care is not for you. Nothing is for you. Yo­­u're fucked. Chiropractic lets the body heal itself if you'll get out of its way.

Also, I highly recommend a cervical pillow, even if you are not suffering from problems. http://www.amazon.com... Most chiropractors should carry them too.
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7/15/2011 5:39:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I got tired of going to the chiropractor for minor lower and upper back pain. It seems like they just want you to come in very often, adjust you, take your money and tell you things are getting better.

My insurance does cover chiropractic too. A regular visit would cost $35 but with insurance its only $30!

I'm in the process of lossing my derp weight (all that weight you gain from eating an undisiplined diet). Hopefully, as Sieben said, this will improve my posture and the pain in my back.

Have to stop writting now, by back is killing me.
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7/15/2011 7:58:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
SHOW ME THA SCIENCE! nac
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