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ReneeP

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Going to the Chiropractor after surgery
« on: December 03, 2010, 06:55:07 PM »
The groin pain I've had all week has mostly subsided, but what's left has settled in my lower back on my operative side.  It's driving me crazy because it feels out of alignment and it's happened before.  I'd like to go to my chiropractor for an adjustment, but I'm a little nervous with my new hip.  Has anyone else gone back to the chiropractor after surgery, and how soon did you go back?  I'll be 4 weeks out on Monday.  I'd like to get an adjustment before I head back to work on the 13th.

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Re: Going to the Chiropractor after surgery
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 12:03:01 AM »
Three months after my surgery, I went to a chiropractor who had been recommended, to sort out my spine. The only thing he 'adjusted' was my pelvic bone, which I felt snapping in my groin as he did it, not on the operated side, but on the other side. I lost confidence in him there, and on thinking about it further, he was a complete phony. Just stick to traditional medicine.



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Re: Going to the Chiropractor after surgery
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 06:28:50 AM »
Hi Renee,

Sorry to hear about your problems.

I refer a lot of patients to chiropractors, but this is a very specialised area. Not even that many surgeons or physios are all that experienced with resurfacing and everyones story points to how important it is to choose a surgeon who has, preferrably, done thousands.

I would be willing to bet that there aren't any chiropractors who have much experience of this sort of surgery and, to be brutally honest, there are a  lot of charlatans/have-a-go merchants out there.

I would be be very, very cautious indeed about going to a chiropractor in this scenario, especially so soon after your op. Indeed, I actually wouldn't go myself in this situation.

Andy

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Re: Going to the Chiropractor after surgery
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 08:27:20 PM »
I'm with you on this one too, Dan. Chiropractric "medicine" is of very limited use. Stick to the study of science (ie- modern medicine) that has used the "scientific method" to police themselves.
  If you ever read the history and real theory behind chiro, it would scare you. (I'm sure I'll get some flack for saying this, but I dare you... look it up!)  Lu
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Re: Going to the Chiropractor after surgery
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 10:39:35 PM »
If you ever read the history and real theory behind chiro, it would scare you.

Lu,

I can believe you on this.

However, I would also add that the history of traditional medicine and especially surgery is equally scary. I am going to look up the history of chiropractering now.

Keep riding,

Dan



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Re: Going to the Chiropractor after surgery
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 01:10:29 PM »
Hey Dan,
 Yes, agreed, the history of all mankinds endeavors, when traced to their earliest stages, can be scary. The difference between modern medicine and chiropractic, however, is that the study of science has improved and (for the most part) learned by its errors. Chiropractic (look up the history and definition of homeopathic medicine, too) is practiced under the same theories as it has been since its invention.
Again, I'm sure I'll get attacked for all this. Lord knows I used a chiro a few times in my race riding career. It seemed that by just resting my back and taking NSAIDS, my back healed as well as having adjustments.  All that aside, I would be VERY nervous having anyone make an "adjustment" near my HR. A metal joint does not have the same properties as a real one, obviously.  Lu
 
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