Chainers saidSo I got an appointment with a Chiropractor next week and I wanted to get some feedback from people about what they do. I have no idea what Chiropractors do other than re-adjust the bones, and whether or not it works.
I have talked to others, some swear by them that they work, others call them a faux-medical practice.
What have been your experiences with them?
Hey man! I'm a chiropractor! haha so here is the 411. There are two types of chiropractors out there....one is a straight chiropractor and the other is a mixer chiropractor.
Straight: they only adjust the spine and that's it, no muscular therapy to relax and rehab muscles...they believe in only adjusting the spine and make you come in a shitload of times over months and it is usually a 5 min treatment. The good thing about it is that it stimulates the nervous system and promotes proper movement of your joints and proper organ function. These are usually the chiros that are called the "Quacks" cause they believe that just by adjusting the spine you can treat almost anything.
Mixer: They can adjust multiple joints in the body aside from just the spine PLUS they work on your muscles to relax and rehabilitate them, not so much like a massage but more like pinpointing your pain and going straight for it! haha massage is great but tends to be more general in most cases. Mixer Chiropractors are good cause they want to treat your pain and get rid of it, so your appointments become less frequent over time (1-2months) and you'll come in for maintainence just like you visit the dentist for you teeth but once every month or two to keep you aligned, whereas straight chiropractors will have you come multiple times in the week and for at least months! like anything, too much of one this is not good for you in the sense that your joints could become more mobile, and you'd feel like you become dependent on a chiropractor. With mixers also they can treat sports injuries and chronic repetitive stress injuries which tend to be more muscular related.
so in inclusion....haha checkout what kind of therapy the chiro will do on you, mixer is the way to go, in my opinion, cause not only are you getting adjusted but your stressed out muscles are also being treated.
can you tell I'm a mixer chiropractor? ;) hahaha. think about this....if for example your muscle along the right side of your spine is sore and tight but not treated and relaxed and you just get adjusted in the area....that muscle is still tight and it is just gonna pull the joint back out of place.....then you have to keep getting adjusted, but if the chiro treats and relaxes your muscle on the right side of the spine and then adjusts you, the adjustment will hold longer in place rather than being pulled out of alignment again soon after.
hope this helps man, goodluck a chiropractor can do wonders!!! and don't worry the adjustments don't hurt and it is NOT dangerous! haha