chiropractors, good or bad?

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chiropractors, good or bad?

Postby itaska21 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:42 pm

I recently had a car accident in downtown houston when an elderly man ran the red light and hit my car on the passenger side. I felt a powerful jolt as my car slightly fish-tailed. I noticed some lower back pain, but I was so full of anxiety over the accident, I chose to not be checked out by anyone at the time. But later that afternoon, I had a horrible headache, and by the next day, the black floaters in my left eye had increased from their normal amount and the usual associated pain appeared too. I got a personal injury lawyer, thinking that the accident could've caused some sort of excacerbation. He promptly sent me to an affiliated chiropractor where I've been getting electrode muscle stimulation and adjustments. I am not noticing improvements, just other random muscle aches and spasms. The Chiropractor assured me that what I'm experiencing is part of the healing process.. Is he right? or should I discontinue this treatment?? I apologize for the short story :roll:
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Re: chiropractors, good or bad?

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:09 pm

anxiety, stress, and physical trauma all increase your body's magnesium demand. ms patients aren't known to have great mag status to begin with. if you choose to continue chiropractic (i tried it briefly but wasn't impressed) you might also consider increasing magnesium intake for potential help with pain, headache, anxiety, aches and spasms.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: chiropractors, good or bad?

Postby milesap » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:56 am

Go to a Upper cervical Chiropractor and make sure your Atlas C1 is not out of alignment it can cause misalignment of the spine
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Re: chiropractors, good or bad?

Postby MarkLavelle » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:01 pm

Do yourself a favor: see a physiatrist ( ... trist.aspx).

Since when do you trust lawyers for medical advice? 8O

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