So I've been seeing this chiropractor for several months, and was wondering if i should start seeing another chiropractor.
Basically after i told him that i do heavy squats and deadlifts without a belt, he freaked out and told me that i was going to blow a disk. I explained to him that i use very strict form, and i squat to parallel and don't use straps on deadlifts so that i can only do so much weight (on either exercise i never do more than 300 lbs).
His response was that i should always use a belt, never do deadlifts again, and that when i want to squat, use the smith machine, and don't go below 90 degrees. WTF? I just nodded and said sure.
Basically what this guy does is some massage/ART work on tender spots in my upper back, and then cracks my upper back in a couple of spots and cracks the neck in each direction. Is this basically what all chiropractors do?
My back and my posture have been doing great since i've been seeing him, so i don't think it's that imperative that i switch Chiropractors, but i'm just suspicious now because of the lifting advice he gave me.