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Postby BobbieB » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:56 pm

My friend has a really bad back that keeps her laying down for much of the day. Yesterday I took this friend to a pain specialist doctor to see if she is a good candidate for a new form of surgery on her back that uses an implant that stops the pain signals from getting to her brain. Anyway, while I was in the waiting room while my friend was having her appointment I was surrounded by people of all ages who were in chronic pain, most of whom could hardly walk. They say if you're feeling down you should visit the burns ward of a hospital or something similar to get your problems into perspective. Well my experience yesterday was a bit like that. Looking around me at the poor people in pain, I couldn't help but feel happy to be healthy and able to exercise however and whenever I want to. Needless to say it has given my motivation a kick along. I don't know about you, but I'm going to enjoy my health why I still have it and I'm going to exercise more to make sure that it stays good for as long as possible.
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Postby Maraver » Fri May 27, 2005 9:15 am

So true
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Postby natalie » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:02 pm

Yes very true indeed....To often we make exuses why we cant exersise but in the end its all up to us.
Yes its bloody hard but it is worth it but I think for some people(like me) we always have to be searching for new ways to be inspired and to stay motivated and for me its looking around here and seeing how great you are all doing and I love reading succsess stories so if there is anyone out there who would like to share please post your story as it would be much appreciated and it helps people to read of others succsess.

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Postby Dolly » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:22 pm

Hi Bobby, a friend of my husbands was booked to have a surgery on his spine (he was told he would never get the full use of his back once he has the operation and may have to work part time) He couldn't take the pain and was going to go though with having a disk removed.

I told my husband to tell his friend to check with a chiropractor (I was a chiropractors assistant and had seen many horrific back injurys) before he goes ahead with the surgery.
Time was running out but he managed to get an appointment with a chiropractor.
He left the chiropractors, with slightly less pain and the next morning (his second appointment) his back was fixed. He cancelled his operation and thanks my husband every time he sees him.

Can your friend see a chiropractor for a second opinion on that compressed nerve?
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Postby Belzie » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:23 pm

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Postby roxy » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:04 am

chiropractors are the bomb.
my dad was in the same boat, had really bad back pain couldn't hardly move at times not a good position to be in for a mechanic!
and then my mum was working with someone at the time that was going to a chiro and basically swore black and blue that all her aches and pains were fixed so my mum booked my dad in and after his third visit i think, he was back to work moving well and everything. after that i made my mum get me an appointment as well. i really can't praise them high enough. if you have access to one GO FOR IT :D

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Postby Iwillbefit » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:15 pm

An old thread but a good one.

I cannot recommend chiro's highly enough. After having two kids back to back, my back was sooo sore - one pregnancy was hard enough but to have no break and then another one straight after did it for me. It was three years before I found out what a chiro even was and my back was sooo sore I couldnt exercise properly, or even walk properly and I'm still far too young to think I was going to spend the rest of my life that way. I've even had chiro done on my kids and they very rarely thank God have to see a doctor for anything.
I cracked the 90kg mark for the first time in two years, I'm happy!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:05 pm

i know a lot of people who recommend chiros- unfortunately i hate being touched! lol. i wouldnt be able to stand it lol but i know it works wonders for some people
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:11 pm

Chiropractors are fantastic - if the problem is bone/joint related. Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists (I'm not just saying that cos I am one, honest :P) are much better for muscular issues.

I've got a couple of mates who are chiros, they are great at what they do!!!
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Postby KimE » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:48 pm

How does the average person know the difference? I mean if you're not sure if its muscular or skeletal how do you know who to go to. And aren't there some people who work both parts...remedial therapists or something like that...not sure.
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:33 pm

It's hard to know, Kim.. Usually X-Rays will tell ya if it's something to do with your bone alignment or not..
And as for therapists who do both - I'm not sure actually!!!
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