spodosaurus wrote: > hintofsmile wrote: > > I donno if my chiropractor is bullshitting me > > Almost certainly. Most of chiropractic has no scientific basis beyond > that taken from legitimate physiotherapists. Has he tried to tell you he > can cure your kid's ADHD by 'manipulating the plates of his skull' yet? > That'll cure the kid...of everything, including living. Luckily, I *am* seeing a physical therapist next week, recommended by my orthopedist. I look forward to what they have to say about my chiro's findings. > > > just so he can keep > > another client. > > That's the thing with chiropractic: it only works as long as you keep > coming back over and over again, kinda like a little bit of improper > physiotherapy and a lot of placebo. There is a minority of really good > chiropractors out there, but given the proportion of bad to good, odds > are yours is a bad one. > > > Let me know what you think: > > > > I have some pain around both knees. My chiropractor took an X-ray > > Probably completely unnecessary for you, but it'll help keep his pockets > well lined. > > > and > > found "right sacroiliac joint fixation > > I hope he wasn't x-raying your knees to find this...? It's also BS: > sacroiliac joints that are not pretty darn well fixed are a recipy for pain. He X-rayed my entire spine, as well as my hip. > > > causing bio-mechanical strain to > > lower extremities. > > And exactly how was this happening? I'd feel tightness in my legs around my knees after standing or walking for a few minutes. Knees quivered and felt unsteady when going downhill or down stairs. > > While I > > can accept that a messed up sacroiliac joint can cause the shooting > > pain, > > Generally it's the sciatic nerve that causes the leg shooting pain, not > the SI joint. SI joint shooting pain feels like someone is pushing a > nail into your SI joint. The chiro did mention the sciatic nerve. My SI joint doesn't feel painful unless someone pushes on it while I'm lying on my stomach. > See a rheumatologist. A chiropractor could do a lot more harm than just > lightening your wallet. Thanks. I'll look into that. I actually did see my general physician at first. He was the one who sent me to the orthopedist, who, dumbstruck by my symptoms, refered me to a physical therapist.