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I go to one every month. Get a massage every month. My back is my most important tool. I have to maintain it.

Before I started going I would have crippling sciatic pain about half the time and have to fight through it. Chiropractor was able to keep me off the surgeons table, which I'm very happy for. Not everyone is that fortunate.

In my experience is those that had problems a chiropractor was able to fix, love chiropractors. Those that could not be fixed by chiropractors, or just didn't give it the time, think they are a fraud.

It also depends on if you find a good one or not. I'm going to be screwed when mine retires in a few years probably.
 

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I Stopped going 12 years ago And I've never felt better!

I do still have back problems [lower back] But not near as bad .
I think he was doing me more bad than good.
 

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It's highly dependent on the problem and the chiropractor. It took me going through a few of them to find one that could actually fix my back. No going back week after week - after it started improving, I was scheduled with a longer time between sessions. I don't think it was 10 sessions, total.

What are you getting worked on?
 

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Back pain related to gimping around with this knee thing.

Back in the mid 90's I pulled a muscle really bad in my lower back. My bosses wife worked at a chiropractors office. I went to that guy. one visit. Fixed. It was a miracle. I could not believe it.

It's not for everyone. And I have never been a big believer in them. But my insurance covers it and I figured why not give it a go.
 

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My father has been kept out of surgery by his chiropractor. I go and see her every once and awhile. They don't take insurance anymore, so I only go if I really am feeling pain. Been pretty good with it though. I'll tell you that doing yoga or even just stretching in the morning before you start the day will do wonders for your whole body.
 

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I have never visited a chiropractor, so I don't really have a justified opinion, but I have found great relief from Acupuncture treatment.

I have heard of chiropractors doing more damage than good, I've not heard of the "pin cushion" method doing damage.

FWIW. I was introduced to acupuncture by a friend who has severe arthritis in her hands and she was relieved of a great deal of pain from the treatments. I found it is great for my back, as well as general stress relief.
 

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I did not trust them, I thought it was quackery.
Then I hurt my back. The doctor didn't help so I went to a chiro.
It was like a miracle happened.
I had a great experience.
When I moved, I found another one.
Terrible, really put me off for a long time.
Finally I was so gimped up I went to another one that my friend recommended. He is great.
Now go every month for a tune up.
Not to mention that I have gotten tons of work out of him.
$40 a visit is a little steep though.
 

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I have never visited a chiropractor, so I don't really have a justified opinion, but I have found great relief from Acupuncture treatment.

I have heard of chiropractors doing more damage than good, I've not heard of the "pin cushion" method doing damage.

FWIW. I was introduced to acupuncture by a friend who has severe arthritis in her hands and she was relieved of a great deal of pain from the treatments. I found it is great for my back, as well as general stress relief.
I am also a believer in Acupuncture.

Don't care for quackers....
 

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Rephrased: you do not have to be a doctor to be chiropractor.
Their training is pretty intense... it's not like they attend a seminar and throw out a shingle...

They have 3-4 years undergrad studies/degree as a per-requisite (like medical and dental), then another 4 years post-graduate studies.... they are licensed and accepted in all 50 states... they get a doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine and they have CCE's, and the AMA recognizes them as a healthcare practice...

Whether you like them or not, they are far from "quacks"...
 

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Their training is pretty intense... it's not like they attend a seminar and throw out a shingle...

They have 3-4 years undergrad studies/degree as a per-requisite (like medical and dental), then another 4 years post-graduate studies.... they are licensed and accepted in all 50 states... they get a doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine and they have CCE's, and the AMA recognizes them as a healthcare practice...

Whether you like them or not, they are far from "quacks"...
What you (and many of my friends) do with their money is not for me to judge, but I do anyway.

I've turned a couple away by suggesting stretching as an inexpensive alternative, with good results.
 
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