Originally Posted by Princess Fiona
I had back problems earlier this year - I went to a chiropractor...
Yes - a chiropractor is the person to see.
My daughter had problems with her back when she was sixteen. She saw our family doctor first but he (like a lot of doctors) assumed that because she was young, it was 'just a sprain' that would clear up after a while. It didn't, so a month later he recomended she see a physiotherapist who gave her some excersises to do. That didn't help either.
Eventually she went to a chiropractor who finally spotted the real problem - scoliosis, a lateral 'S' shaped spinal developement caused by a combination of fast spinal growth (she is taller than average), sitting on poorly designed school furniture and years of carrying heavy school books around on one shoulder.
Following six months of therapy, her spine straightened up (it was amazing, you could actually see
the difference) and she now visits her Chiropractor three times a year for a session. Had she relied on conventional medicine, the problem may not have been identified until it was too late.
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured,
his glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
as makes the angels weep.
William Shakespeare (anticipating George W Bush?)