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Today I got chiropracted. When my doctor said she would refer me to a physical therapist, I didn't know that was code for chiropractor! Well, now I do. Anyways, I mildly freaked out about it, but he only did a few cracky things and I think it may have helped, and then gave me regular stretches to do. And I'm not paralyzed. And I can't actually tell what might be worse or better, because the red army marched across the fertile fields this morning and the pain of that pretty much takes over everything.

But I've been chiropracted. Huh.

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salami_salome
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hooray for stretches! Do they seem like the kind of thing you can do without putting yourself through too much pain?
snidegrrl
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
o yeah. the stretches themselves are not really painful at all.
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angela_la_la
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
Well, there are chiropractors and chiropractors. The ones who act as physical therapists are fine. It's the ones who give you a bunch of holistic garbage about how spinal manipulation cures all sorts of diseases that you need to watch out for.
snidegrrl
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Nope, this guy seemed reasonable, you know right up until he pushed down on my knees really hard and made me go "OOFWAH". But yeah, I didn't feel like he was about to paralyze me for life.
snidegrrl
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
And I'm going to have to avoid the urgent desire I feel to include the word "chiroprancy" in a sentence while I'm in the office.
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(Anonymous)
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
So did you have a fear of chiropractors? I grew up getting adjustments once a week, and I am very eager to find a good one around here to go to on a regular basis again.
ceciskittle
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
For some odd reason LJ logged me out...that was me.
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snidegrrl
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
LOL that totally came up in conversation with salami_salome last night.
examorata
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
"I don't think it's supposed to go ROUND that way!"
salami_salome
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
"Make the noise, I live for the noise!"
zenthia
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Chiropractors are NOT physical therapists (unless they are) PT is a 2 year program with foundation requirements - like nursing is, whereas you can become in a chiropractor in months.

Of course it depends on the individual how much good or damage they do, and since it sounds like your doc referred you, you're probably going to a decent place.

How did the tiger balm work?
snidegrrl
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
I think the office is the chiropractor and some PTs on staff as well. I am not entirely sure.

The Tiger Balm seems to work temporarily. Like ahh, it feels better! then by middle of the following day, I'm back to square one.
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tankyouverymuch
Jan. 15th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
"you can become in a chiropractor in months"

I'm sorry - that's not true. In Canada, at least, it is a four-year program taken after at least a three year post-secondary degree. Details here.
Also, chiropractors are regulated in every Canadian province and US state.

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kazoogrrl
Jan. 13th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Keep us updated! And also, confirm my hunch if they mention strengthening your core muscles.
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