Pinched nerve

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Pinched nerve

Post by mavisbramston » 19 Jul 2019, 22:48

Oh damn. Its back. After a few years my pinched nerve is back.
Anyone else?

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Post by Dreamweaver » 20 Jul 2019, 06:50

Chiropractors are great. These days their training and registration is far stricter than some years ago when you needed to investigate before choosing.
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Post by Slapsy » 20 Jul 2019, 13:54

I once had a pinched nerve in my neck,causing pain in my left arm. My doctor referred me to the physio next door,and after 2 sessions of traction it was gone. It has never returned.
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Post by Perrorist » 21 Jul 2019, 11:20

A surgeon warned me years ago to steer clear of chiropractors. He said he got a lot of business because of them. Physio has always worked for me.

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Re: Pinched nerve

Post by Biggdad » 21 Jul 2019, 22:41

Perrorist wrote:
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A surgeon warned me years ago to steer clear of chiropractors. He said he got a lot of business because of them. Physio has always worked for me.
Same here Perry. I have Calcium spurs through out my spine, which constantly irritate my back( inoperable).
Manipulation of the spine could be devastating! :character-oldtimer: :eek

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Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Jul 2019, 07:02

Perrorist wrote:
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A surgeon warned me years ago to steer clear of chiropractors. He said he got a lot of business because of them. Physio has always worked for me.
Yes. That was so when I first turned to them, as physio wasn't working, not as advanced as now. In those days it was advisable to steer clear of Australian chiropractors and look for Doctors of Chiropractic trained in U.S.A. They always required xrays. Australian training and registration is now much advanced, but I wonder if it is equal to the American hospital trained D.C.s.
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Re: Pinched nerve

Post by mavisbramston » 22 Sep 2019, 15:27

I will have to do something. Had injection last time

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Post by Perrorist » 22 Sep 2019, 16:49

Sorry to hear that, Mavis. I hope you can find treatment soon, as it can be very debilitating.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Sep 2019, 20:04

To become a practising Chiropractor in Australia, you need to complete 5 years of study. First, complete an accredited bachelor’s degree in Health Science, followed by a two-year Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
Complete a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science.
Complete a Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
After completing your study, you need to achieve AHPRA registration via the application process, including mandatory Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Once achieved, registration must be renewed each year, demonstrating the mandatory CPD each year. CPD includes training courses and seminars which update and develop your knowledge of Chiropractic.
Very different from 1964 when I was first in trouble with my back. The GP told me they could give me something for the pain, but I would be in a wheelchair within 12 months as the osteo-arthritis was progressive and couldn't be treated. As I had a new baby and two other young ones, I felt desperate. A friend told me how a USA-trained chiropractor had helped her, but warned me off Australian ones.
When I went to this man (he was the son-in-law of Melbourne's Mayor!) he was astounded that a GP could say that. He explained that if a hose gets a kink it can stop functioning, it can get a crack there that the water will seep or spurt out. It simply can't function. But when it's straightened out it will function again, if not perfectly, as the crack will still be there - the osteo-arthritis is not cured, but not as limiting, and the pain is relieved.

Since then my family has benefited greatly too. No.1 son, nerves from spine to lungs have been relieved, curing teen-age asthma. No.1 daughter, nerves from spine to knee and stomach have been relieved, curing teen-age knee collapse and vomiting spells. No.2 daughter, neck injury following accident not responding to physio treatment, completely cured. And so on.

I used to have annual appointments to keep in shape, but they said at my age not to expect a cure, but to come only when in pain, as that can be quickly relieved. That only happens now, rarely, if I overdo something.
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Post by Slapsy » 23 Oct 2019, 14:10

I am happy that you have had so much success with chiropractors Dreamweaver,but can I tell you a different story. For part of my previous life I was employed as a workers' compensation assessor. Part of this involved monitoring the different medical functions. One day a claimant came to me complaining about the fact that his chiropractic treatment was not helping. Naturally,I told him to cease going,but he insisted that the chiropractor kept telling him to return again in a week. I obtained the normal authorisations from him,and then wrote the the chiropractor asking for details like,diagnosis,past and future treatment,and prognosis. Things that normal practitioners were answering every day. Within a week I received a call from an extremely irate person. It was the chiropractor,threatening to report me for being critical of him. He said that he was a fully qualified Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine,trained in an American university. He even spoke with an American accent. I told him that I was really only interested in him advising me about his past and future treatment,and the prospects for recovery of his patient. He told me that he would refuse to see the patient again,which I thought was very strange,and convinced me to steer clear of these type of people in the future.
The next time I saw that worker he thanked me for helping him.
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Re: Pinched nerve

Post by Perrorist » 23 Oct 2019, 16:56

Many chiropractors advise against vaccination. They believe spinal manipulation is more effective.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 24 Oct 2019, 19:49

Slapsy, thank you for that info. My first chiropractor was American with the training you described, and at that stage I would never have gone to an Australian one. The behaviour of yours was inexcusable, and makes me wonder if he was an impostor or just a nasty person, of a variety that can be found in surprising places.

Perry, I have never heard of a chiropractor advising so, but admit it's not impossible! I know they advise that freeing pressure on the nerves running through the spine to anywhere in the body does enable that body part to function better, but as an adjunct to standard medical treatment, not as a replacement. But hey ho, I'm a possibilitarian. :lol:
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Post by Dreamweaver » 25 Oct 2019, 10:15

Thank you Perry, an excellent article and well worth reading. It does show what damage a vocal minority can do!
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Re: Pinched nerve

Post by Perrorist » 27 Oct 2019, 17:19

Mavis, are you still in pain? I ask, because my wife's in agony with what she claims is a pinched nerve. It started on Friday evening and she can barely get up or down or in and out of bed. Are those typical symptoms?

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