ChiroFilter: how did this chiropractor cause me so much pain and weakness?
November 9, 2011 1:14 PM Subscribe
I thought a chiropractor was supposed to make me feel better, but now I feel sick. What's happening?
posted by xtine to Health & Fitness (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Lately I've had had to crack my lower back more than normal, so I went in to see a chiropractor. The first visit wasn't too bad, she told me a bunch of stuff I knew already (tense shoulders) and used an alignment gun on me which was weird but not painful or anything. After the initial visit I didn't feel better or worse per say, but she wanted to come see me again so I figured another visit wouldn't hurt.
Well my next visit DID hurt... A LOT!! She put me on the table and started to press on weak muscles on my stomach with *great* force, so much that it would hurt and she would exclaim "my, you have such high pain tolerance!" I figured I would feel better after she applied pressure and aligned my back. However... afterwards I started to feel really light headed and nauseous. My body started feeling incredibly weak and my legs and arms felt incredibly tired (like the feeling when I've been extremely sleep deprived). This chiro visit was during lunchtime, and I felt so sick afterward I left work early. Then I had feverish symptoms and had one of THE WORST nights of sleep I've ever had because my body felt so weak and I started to feel delirious because I would wake what seemed like every 10 minutes and I felt very hot.
Yeah... I don't think I'll be making another appointment with this chiropractor. But really, I'd like to know if there is any explanation for why I was so INCREDIBLY weak and sick. Now it's the afternoon after, and my stomach and lower back feels sore. I thought a chiropractor was supposed to relieve back pain, not intensify it. WTF???