Hello, Dr.Echols I have a question for you surrounding someone who has both a connective tissue and nerve disorder paying a visit to a chiropractor. I have mixed connective tissue disorder (MCTD) as well as hereditary neuropathy with pressure palsy (HNPP) stupidly long names I know but I was wondering if a person with nerve damage and very delicate nerves go to a chiropractor? I suffer from chronic pain due to my disabilities and I thought to see a Doctor like yourself would help but hearing you say that it's all about nerves worried me a little as I can get temporary paralysis from excess pressure on my nerves, they can last months or years and of course I don't want that. So my query here is in your opinion would it be good for me to see a chiropractor? Should I consult with my Doctor first before or just make the chiropractic Doctor aware of my problems? And of course thanks for the educational video :)
Watched a YouTube video a few years ago. There was a guy laying face down on a table, and the chiropractor/doctor felt up and down his spine. Every so often, he proclaimed that he had found a bulging/herniated disc, did a manipulation, and pronounced it cured. My back (L5-S1) has been fucked up for 40 years. I've been "around the block" many times. Nobody is curing these kind of problems with a simple twist and yank of the spine. IMHO is chiropractic worthless? No. When somebody's back has "popped" or "gone out", and they're crawling on the floor writhing in pain, an adjustment can bring them back to where they can get more functional. They can get better quicker. But nobody is going to cure them, and give them the spine of a teenager. The weakness is still there, and they're going to be susceptible to their back going out forever.
TheSport78 ok....I respect your opinion....But my bf has been off his hypertension meds for the past 6 months since we started ...his PCP has mentioned that she hasn't seen it this low and stable in 10 years...sge actually asked him if he's been doubling on his meds and should keep doubling it...he didnt tell her he'd actually stopped taking it.....I'm actually A LOT more comfortable as I no longer have debilitating headaches....I would love to save my money but I'd rather stay off a ton of drugs and still feel better ...again, this is my opinion and my experience.
Because everything they claim to do has no scientific background or evidence. It's quackery at its finest. They do not "re-align" anything. There is no adjustment. In all seriousness, save your hard-earned money.
My experience thus far is the same, they may be educated enough to be called a form of Doctor but doesn't mean they can fix you.
People are so under the impression that a doctor in any form can fix anything/everything, nothing is further from the truth.
TheSport78 Oh.. that sucks man. I've gone on and off for years when I was consistent it really worked for me. I'm sorry man it didn't work for you and really am because being in pain with back or neck is very terrible,. I figured you were saying it as you never been to one before and you were saying it out of just ignorance as most people do. And I'm not getting defensive or upset because I respect your comment as I didn't jump at you all defensive. I truly believe in Chiropractic care and it makes me truly feel bad that it didn't help you man 😐
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