Can you convince me that chiropractors are real science?
January 30, 2013 11:51 AM Subscribe
Lots of lumbar pain, limited options. Advise please!
posted by TomMelee to Health & Fitness (40 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Long story short, my back is in a bad way and has been for about 3 weeks. Some yoga-type stretching makes it ok for a couple hours, as does 3-4 naproxen sodium, but then it's right back again.
I think it's primarily due to being a smidge overweight, having a rambunctious 2 year old, and probably damage I did a long time ago. Pain is exclusively lumbar, centered on spine but radiating out. Heat and ice do nothing.
Everyone's all "go to a chiropractor", but I have so many friends with stories of "we'll need to see you 3x a week for the next 6 months" or whatever, and I just don't trust that.
I have OK insurance but we're also still paying off ~$6k in existing bills. I do not have a GP, as traditionally nothing is wrong with me. SO, do I go to a real doctor---probably group practice, and see what they say, or do I bite the bullet and go to a Chiropractor? I am really not interested in just getting some muscle relaxers and pain meds, those aren't solutions in my book.
Extra scared as my dad's back has has two failed surgeries in exactly the same pot.