Going to a chiro for back injury?

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  1. John Lee

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    Yesterday, I just tweaked my back a little after a hard workout (deadlifting). So I bent down to pick something up, and basically became hard to straighten up. Now, it feels sensitive and I'm still gingerly moving around. Is this the sort of thing that a chiro can treat? Since it feels like a "sprain" (i.e. ankle sprain), I can't imagine how manipulation of the area would fix it. (Like an ankle sprain), I imagine it just takes rest. (which sucks, since I want to work-out and get into shape)
     
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    My daughter had great success with chiropractic treatments when she had problems with her back. She did have a herniated disc, which took a lot of time to recover from--3x/week chiro visits for several months--but she was able to get a lot of relief.
     
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    My mom goes for things like you described. I just went over the weekend... I like to get back in alignment. Don't forget to ice after your adjustment.
     
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    Yes, I think that a chiro can probably help this unless it's something very severe that would require surgery or something like that.

    Be prepared to have several visits, possibly dozens. I went to the chiro after a shoulder sprain in a car accident. It took about six months with me going twice per week, but now my shoulder is almost back to 100%. It worked well for me.

    Have you been to a chiro before? Some are more hands-on and will do manual adjustments, while others prefer more hands-off methods like stim pads or rolling tables. You just have to figure out what method(s) work best for you. I definitely prefer the hands-on stuff and the manual adjustments, especially the drop table. I find that those give me the most relief.
     
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    Yeah, I've been before. Mine does a combo of manipulation and stimulation. With my back, it just goes out on me occasionally. It sucks right now because I have time right now to get back into good shape, and the weather is great. I did force myself to go on a good 4-mile hike yesterday though, so I think it will get back into working shape in the next couple days.
     

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