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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    I like to stay away from the chiro personally I don't know if constant adjustments (don't know how often you go) can really take away from us as we grow older. and I do not want to rely on them all the time when pain flares up. Seems like people overuse (not saying you) going to a chiro as an instant fix to constant pain or posture problems.

    Good for you that the pain just went away. Sometimes flare ups happen. But i know you are a teacher, and a lot of teachers sit for long periods of time which causes tight IT Bands, Piriformis (Glutes) and also calves. People would be amazed how much they can release the tension on their legs simple by stretching their calves or using a rumble roller to press out the lactic acid build up.

    Life is good, you can always stop by my log. But I am glad to see you back to the iron!

    I agree with Bob.

    Curt, you hip problems sounds very similar to my hip and piriformis issues.

    A chiro injured my ex badly, which is not to say they're bad and no place for them. The repeated 'adjustments' can have a deleterious effect on the body.

    Over stretching can be bad and I certainly benefit with some prior to a workout. Maybe 30 seconds worth?

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    I have heard about a chiro around where i live popped a lady's hip out of place and she went in for an adjustment. Stuff like this makes me think twice. I understand that they can help, but some people visit chiro's multiple times a week and hold onto them like it is a MUST to do to get healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    I have heard about a chiro around where i live popped a lady's hip out of place and she went in for an adjustment. Stuff like this makes me think twice. I understand that they can help, but some people visit chiro's multiple times a week and hold onto them like it is a MUST to do to get healthy.
    Constant chiropractic manipulation can have similar results to repetitive stress injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    I like to stay away from the chiro personally (snip)
    Life is good, you can always stop by my log. But I am glad to see you back to the iron!
    I've never gone more than once per month. Believe I've told this story before (believe I've told ALL my stories multiple times), but years ago I was in so much pain that when I saw a coupon for a free visit to a chiropractor, I literally jumped at the chance. It was neck pain that eventually radiated out to my shoulder. Awful.

    Took that free visit coupon to Becker Chiropractic and he cracked my neck. The relief was immediate. It was as if a light switch had been clicked. No pain. The chiropractor didn't say one thing about a follow-up visit. I stopped back months later after moving a large desk at school and twisting my back or straining my neck, something. He worked his magic again.

    I'd say there's a chance it was psychological or a placebo deal, but I'm sold.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    (snip) A chiro injured my ex badly, which is not to say they're bad and no place for them. The repeated 'adjustments' can have a deleterious effect on the body.
    That's awful and, not to make light, but I've often pictured my head coming off my shoulders, but I've never had anything but good experiences when visiting my chiro.

    While the strongest evidence in support of chiropractic involves the treatment of back pain, Michael Schneider, an associate professor of health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, says there’s also evidence for neck pain and some types of non-migraine headaches. Still, his profession is not without controversy, he says. “The controversy comes in when chiropractors make claims about treating non-musculoskeletal conditions”—claims he says have little to no basis in science.

    This “failure to present a unified front” is the biggest problem facing chiropractors today, says Dr. Scott Haldeman, a neurologist and chiropractor who teaches at both UCLA and UC Irvine. “You could walk into a chiropractor’s office and find someone who is a pure back-and-neck-pain guy—a guy who has embraced the scientific research—or someone who says he can cure all things and provide general wellness,” Haldeman explains.

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    A few years ago I threw out my back, and went to a chrio (first time) instant relief. but then again my hips were both out of alignment, and I had some bad back spasm's, so yeah i needed to get my whole crap re adjusted haha
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