Help! I think twisted my back out of alignment again after a chiropractic adjustment and they're closed for the weekend!
October 8, 2011 12:54 AM Subscribe
Help! I think twisted my back out of alignment again after a chiropractic adjustment and they're closed for the weekend! Also, any advice about constant lower back pain?
posted by ad4pt to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was having terrible lower back pain for about 3 weeks. I had to stop running, doing yoga (even child's pose was painful) and I quit drinking and going out because of the constant pain.
I found out my insurance covers chiropractic care and massage therapy. I wasn't sure what was causing the pain but my boyfriend found a huge gristly knot on the right side of my lower back.
I've been seeing the chiropractor for about a week and a half and saw a massage therapist who specialized in pressure points, kind of like accupressure. And I felt AWESOME!
On Monday after an adjustment I had a shooting pain from my lower back come up out of nowhere. It was so great I had to stand up and leave. I went back to the chiropractor and he re-adjusted me, put my on this electro machine thing to reduce swelling and iced my back. It felt better and the pain was gone by the next day.
Tonight, I was sitting on the floor stretching trying to touch my toes and my back tensed up and I got the intense pain again. It won't go away and I feel like I can only move very slowly, vertically and rigidly.
Is this normal after chiropractic adjustments? My chiropractor isn't open until Monday so I can't get readjusted. I'm icing it but it's still incredibly painful. Any suggestions?
I know that there is a lot of skepticism about chiropractors but I feel like he is actually doing a great job and aside from these two incidents my body feels better than it has in years.