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    Is getting a chiropractor adjustment 2/3 x a week safe?

    I?ve been getting a chiropractic adjustment 2/3 a week for three years now. I was just wondering is it safe? It?s nothing intense. My doc just adjustes my spine and cracks my lower back. Just curious
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

    #2
    Originally posted by mj23 View Post
    I?ve been getting a chiropractic adjustment 2/3 a week for three years now. I was just wondering is it safe? It?s nothing intense. My doc just adjustes my spine and cracks my lower back. Just curious
    I was adjusted for several years after my injury, by a chiropractor that actually adjusted sci patients in med school. I moved and haven't found another I trust.

    He explained that in the beginning, 2/3 adjustments a week are necessary to realign the spine, the surrounding muscles will fall into place, and hold the adjustment. That generally takes 2 months max. After that, 1 adjustment per month, unless needed.

    I think you are being milked.

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      #3
      Been with the same chiro for 21 years 2x's weekly. Now just getting one. I used to go to the gym and work with a trainer, head to the rehab to ride the fes bike, chiro then a massage twice weekly. Now I'm down to one trip to the gym, chiro and massage 1x a week. Back in the day, they wanted to do surgery on both shoulders and wrists. I wanted time to see if I could improve so went to them. Both the chiro and masseuse wanted to see how far we could go before needing surgery and gave me a really good price; that was 21 years ago.

      Shoulders are pretty shot but it took much longer to get to that point than if I hadn't gone.

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        #4
        Is it helping you?

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          #5
          If Someone adjusted my spine, I would probably become paralyzed. Physical Therapy? Chiropractors are trained but it really depends. Do you have arthritis? Last MRI? Results? Osteopenia? Arthritis? Exercise program? Ask your neurosurgeon. CWO
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #6
            Helps me bigtime.

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              #7
              It’s helps my stiffness a lot after I had my ankle fusion 3 years ago
              C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

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                #8
                This depends on who you go to. I had a chiropractor who I trusted and used for years until he retired. He really knew what he was doing. Then, I made the mistake of going to one who ended up pulling a muscle. I found one later who does a very noninvasive technique with one of those clicker machines. It doesn't really seem to help.

                If it makes you feel good and you trust the individual, it can be okay.
                www.myquadriplegia.com

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                  #9
                  do physio after consult with neurologist. too many chiros ADJUST with out even looking at MRI

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                    #10
                    Going that often for so long he is only ripping you off. You should only go that often after an injury and then only for a month. By now you should only be going at Jax once a week, but really should only be going once or twice a month. I would really talk with them as to why they think you still need it so often. Are you doing any massage. I try to get one weekly'. Much better results for me verses my chiropractor who I see about every 6 weeks unless I a fall out of my chair. When I am outside doing stuff in my yard.

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                      #11
                      Chiropractic neck adjustments linked to stroke

                      https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart...nked-to-stroke

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                        #12
                        I've mostly heard from medical professionals that they're quacks. I'd be very hesitant to go with a SCI.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by sweettangerine View Post
                          I've mostly heard from medical professionals that they're quacks. I'd be very hesitant to go with a SCI.
                          There is a long history of MDs purposefully defaming chiropractics and, in the beginning (1930s and 40s), That may have been justified. Certainly the chiropractic literature of the early days was less than scientific. Long after chiropractics became well-documented and taught MDs and the American Medical Association continued to conduct smear campaigns against chiropractics and many MDs have never heard differently, to this day.

                          You can read about the legal case against the AMA here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilk_v...edical_Ass%27n

                          You are just as likely to encounter and incompetent MD as you are an incompetent chiropractor. So when you say you have heard they are all quacks you are hearing echoes of the decades of smear campaigns the AMA promoted.

                          I have recently been studying the topic of fascial injuries, and it is a possible explanation for why chiropractic care does not ever resolve certain injuries. The blog is posted by a chiropractor.

                          https://www.doctorschierling.com/fascia.html

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