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    Chiro will it help ?

    I have a mild curve only 7degrees , but I have pain in my back just beween my shoulder blades. It comes and goes . My Chiropactor wants me to commit to long term teatment . It will cost hundreds of dollars ! Has anyone had success with chiro adjustment ?

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    Les,
    How old are you?

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    My opinion don't bother....7 degrees is almost normal...try massages...or try chiro but don't commit....or add it to your insurence policy
    CONNIE


    Surgery June 28th 2004
    fused T4 -L3
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    Grown 1 1/2 inches
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    53/o T 15/o
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    Dr. Micheal Nuewirth
    New York City

    August 6, 2004
    Pulmonary Embolism
    complication from surgery

    January 2007 currently
    increasing pain at the T4/5
    point irratation heardwear

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    chiropractic

    My experience was:
    At age 11 I had a very mild curve, my parents sent me to a chiropractor for 9 months, 3X a week. It did not help. My curve ended up at 100 degrees! by age 14 requiring surgery in 1956. My parents had no medical insurance and really did not have that kind of money. False hope!

    I needed a revision of that surgery in 2002 at age 60.
    Karen
    Last edited by Karen Ocker; 12-29-2005 at 09:36 AM.

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    Chiro Adjustments

    It seem you guys are right , there is no evidance that chiro works . Knowing that I have decided to go once a month for a year. He has given me an exercise program to follow and I intend on following this every day . If between to chiro and exercise I get some pain relief it will be worth it . I know that 7 degress isn't much but for some reason I have a burning pain where the spine is curving back . I have had this befor but it only lasted for a week or so then went away . Now that I'm almost 50 the pain is back and worse !

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    Les H,
    My doctor told me that scoliosis isn't scoliosis untill the curve goes beyond 10 degrees. I am not sure if that is totally accurate but, I thought you might just want to know.

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    Ohh ,one more thing, since it is such a small curve you might just have to keep a eye on it and see if it gets worse.

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    Thanks for the advice

    It's just great to receive advice form you all ! After reading some of the posts I consider myself lucky ! Who knows mybe my pain is cauesd by arthritis ? I will keep you posted .

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    Les...

    If you have pain at the curve, it seems to me that you might have some condition that is causing a muscle to spasm and pull your spine out of alignment. If the pain persists, get yourself to an orthopaedist who specializes in spine. You can find a list of specialists at any one of these locations:

    http://www.srs.org/directory/directory.asp
    http://www.spine.org/spinefinder.cfm
    http://www.spineuniverse.com/spumd_search.php
    http://www.spine-health.com/find/fi01.html

    Regards,
    Linda

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    RIPOFF

    Chiropractors cannot help a scoliosis curve, they think they can, but they sure can screw it up. I should know, I got suckered into a long term adjustment plan that I had to stop from so much pain. Don't waste your time and money, they cannot help anyone........

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    chiro care for scoliosis

    Quote Originally Posted by Les H
    It's just great to receive advice form you all ! After reading some of the posts I consider myself lucky ! Who knows mybe my pain is cauesd by arthritis ? I will keep you posted .
    At 7 degrees, you are really not considered to have scoliosis. The orthapedic journal says that the body starts to develop degeneration two weeks after an incident or trauma has happened to a joint. This is the only reason to seek chiropractic care. Spinal adjustment does not cure scoliosis.

    The number one thing found in a predominance of scoliosis patients is a head forward posture. Get somebody to take a picture of you from the side, if your ears are not in line with the seam fo your shirt along your shoulders. This is the beginning of the crankshaft phenomenon and COULD lead to scoilosis.(Scoliosis is a rotation and re-alignment of the Anterior-Posterior power curves to a lateral "S" positioning) HTHs

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    This is a new one on me

    Does anyone out there on this board have any knowledge of this Clinical Bio-mechanics of posture method of chiropractic?

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    It is the only technique in the world that can reverse and correct scoliosis.
    Dr. Britton
    Any evidence of that in studies publishes in reputable journals?
    Last edited by gerbo; 12-15-2005 at 11:12 AM.

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    Cakedec,
    Beware, just because this guy that is signing his name as DOCTOR, he IS NOT AN MEDICAL DOCTOR. Anyone with a PhD. (his is in math) can sign their name with Dr.

    This person is in the business of making money off of people that have a medical problem. He will offer all sorts of things to make money off of people that need help!!
    SandyC

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    Sandy....

    Chiropractors have a special degree, but it's definitely not a PhD. I've found that some like to tell people that it requires 8 years of study, but in truth, you can get a chiropractic degree in less than 4 years.

    --Linda

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