What is the consensus regarding chiropractics? Is there one?
July 3, 2014 2:03 PM Subscribe
I just started going to a chiropractor -- not for any one traumatic injury, but more to help me deal with general stiffness and range-of-motion issues. I don't know much about chiropractics. What is the current thinking on this type of treatment?
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* I'm in my 40s, very active, lift weights. Deal with a lot of stiffness and range-of-motion issues, but nothing really traumatic.
* Insurance pays for chiropractics and massage. Because it's cheap, went (two times now) to a recommended chiropractor. I went mainly for the massage, done by the same office, but also got "adjusted." Not really sure if it made much difference.
Currently, my plan is to keep going for a few months to see how I feel. But I obviously don't want to be doing something that is actually bad for me.
So, what does the latest research say about the effectiveness of these "adjustments"? (I think that's what they're called -- it's where the chiropractor gets you in a certain position, exerts sharp pressure, and there is a sort of little crunching sound). Good idea? Bad idea?