a different opinion
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:34 pm
I'm a first time poster who has had a bad back for probly 10 years. My MRI shows bulging disks, spinal stenosis and degenertive disc disease. Chiropractic has ben the only thing to help my back when i have an acute episode. Is PT supossed to be better? They put me on program twice a week at $15 co-pay to lay me on a mat and give me stretches my chiropractor had in his office! It was a waste of time. My Doctor tried to convince me that "Naprosyn would heal my discs"? Hey my Chiro treats million Dollar Athletes, football and Hockey. If he was harming them, you think the team would allow it? I understand everything Dean says but frankly every person sells their own "specialty" as "what works". If Dean says his way is best he gets rich. PT's bash chiropractors, Chiros bash PT's, and everyone bashes doctors. Last back "specialist" i went to recommended PT. I come to find out he's part owner in it and was a former PT! Who is best? Pill pushing Doctors with Naprosyn, Flexaril & Lortab? Dean who's credentials i can't find? How bout if i say daily sex heals your back, that sounds best of all. What is best is what works for you. If i can function well using chiropractic, stretches and excercize that's all i need. I probly will get deans book because i'm VERY open minded and will try anything. But hey it's like Kevin Trudeau with his "natural cures" book, either you think he's brilliant or a fraud. I love my chiro and he doesn't sell me on any crap about legs being uneven or cracking sounds. What i do know is i walk out feeling much better. I do acknowledge that i will have to rebuild my back and will probly get Deans book. But let's be a bit more open minded and less judgemental about other professions. I think each has it's merits, and not one discipline is solely "the answer". Even Howard stern had back problems which supossedly turned out to be unresolved emotional issues, maybe us back sufferers need to see a shrink! Listen to all, but in the end do what works for you..