I cheeredim high school and think I have arthritsis in it now. I'm never comfortable but I don't want to go to a pain clinc bc I'm already taking so much medicine, would a chriopractor work or hurt??? Thanks for the input!!
A chiroprator will help. First it's not all bone cracking like it used to be. They do a lot of physical therapy.Second, the movement they do today is must easier & softly done not the old jerk jerk kind where you felt like they broke you in half! Some of the older ones still do it, but practices have changed. I also have scoliosis, & many other problems & It really helped me out. Best of luck to you. I should add, that most chiro take xrays the first time to make sure there is nothing they can do harm to...
Hi Beepoo: I know exactly what you are going through. I too have severe scoliosis, and arthritis, and I wake up very stiff every morning. First, what meds are you on? Do you take a muscle relaxer? What about gabapentin? It sounds as if you have more than just chronic back pain, but possibly a touch of fibro as well. that is why you are stiff in the AM. I go to a chiro, and he does help me... temporarily, because lets face it, a chiro can't straighten your spine, nor can they get rid of arthritis. BUT, they can stretch your muscles and get them to relax. I actually prefer acupucture, which seems to control the pain a bit longer. That and massage. Luckily my chiro does both. The BEST advice I could possibly give you is to get an adujustable bed. I'm not kidding. I cannot sleep anywhere else, and when my adjustable bed broke, and it was time for a new one, we tried a regular bed first. I knew after the first night, that regardless of the cost, we had to get another adjustable bed. I change the adjustment four to five times a night, and believe me, that makes all the difference in the world. I can't say that I wake up pain free, but I can say that I'm not disabled the entire day after each nigh either. good luck, I really understand!
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