Well, this may not be the right place, but considering all the injuries associated with strength sports I thought I try my luck here.
About two weeks ago I thought I injured my spine and from the recommendation of a fellow PLer I went to a chiropractor. I’ve been to chiropractors in the past and have always been a bit skeptical.
First of all, they do a bunch of tests to see if your body is a symmetrical as it should be? These tests are x-rays, mirror images, ROM, and two scales one for each foot. Now, I am not a doctor, but some things have led me to believe that it is all a part of a scam on making you believe that your body, spine, or muscleskeletal system is abnormal.
Simple things like loss of your normal curvature of your neck and the vertical alignment of your spine are put into question. They then convince you that sublaxations, or misalignments, or a loss of your neck curve is the reasons for many ailments. ie back pain, headaches, high blood pressure, etc.
My feeling is that all humans regardless of activity will not have the exact specs of a “perfect” spine. IMO, the chiropractic society has exploited this fact and falsely leads the public to believe that this can be corrected by “getting adjusted”. The normal minimum treatment period of 12-24 months for people with sublaxations is recommended and the x-rays will be revisited at that time. Meanwhile you have dumped hundreds of dollars on treatment in hopes of your adjustment holding?
After that period passes you find minimal to no improvement and he recommends that you continue treatment until the problem is corrected, which will never f_ucken happen.
Now tell me how will making adjustments actually move your spine? Most of the time the chiropractor will use the same adjustments on different patients with different problems. How do they move the individual disks with the same movement? The truth is the only thing happening during those adjustments is the release of Synovial fluid to lubricate the joints and give momentary relief to your pain. Other than that its just a bunch of smoke and mirrors.
Has anyone else been suckered into this chiro trap? Is there something that I am missing? I feel it?s a flat out scam. Sorry for the lengthy post!