Chriopractics


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    In some cases chiropractics might be able to help realign your joints as reported on ask.metafilter.com:
    @middleclasstool:

    Also a recovering cracker. Those who warned you away from chiros have a good point – there are lots of untalented quacks out there who can seriously f* * k you up. Only take one on based on recommendations from friends. If you get a good one, they can really help you.

    My lifetime of cracking and bad posture seriously f* * * * d up my neck and jaw to the point where it was almost unbearable, but a few weeks of chiro visits set me right again. She explained to me that when you crack your own neck, you're not targeting the vertebrae that really need it, but getting the vertebrae directly above and below the problem area. Which aggravates the problem.

    If you can't afford a chiro, definitely get involved with upper-body strength and flexibility training. But you need to quit cracking, by any means necessary. If you think you can't afford chiro or a therapist now, think about your medical bills in ten years if you do nothing. And if you have bad posture, now is the time to begin working on correcting that.

    If you tend to slouch forward, there's a good stretch you can do -- stand upright with your head and spine straight, fists together knuckle-to-knuckle with your arms parallel to the ground. Now slowly pull them apart, bringing your elbows around to your sides, like you're stretching an invisible rubber band. Keep your arms and head level, and keep pulling until you can't get your elbows back any farther. Hold this until you feel a muscle burn between your shoulder blades. Do this every hour or two and it will slowly stretch out your pecs and move your shoulders back naturally to a better posture.



  • I do not believe that chiropractors can help you as the "re-alignment" may be off by just a few centimetres but cause a great deal of pain and discomfort for the person.

    Also, the person may feel wonderful after it, but they have to keep going back to the chiropractor - addiction, and when they stop - they might have severe problems.



  • yes - for me anyway the relief is only temporary..



  • They…...do research on them.



  • @Blaze:

    I do not believe that chiropractors can help you as the "re-alignment" may be off by just a few centimetres but cause a great deal of pain and discomfort for the person.

    Also, the person may feel wonderful after it, but they have to keep going back to the chiropractor - addiction, and when they stop - they might have severe problems.

    yeah.
    what were you saying blaze?



  • Blaze - I feel your opinion of chiropractors is wrong…you should try it for awhile. People go to doctors for ongoing issues repeatedly, why not chiros? Also the patient is responsible for improving their health and physical condition. Does the patient exercise, yoga, pilates, run, weights, or anyhting? If they do not, how are the patients helping to improve their condition? What about patients dietary situation? Do they eat better, or continue to eat badly?


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