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Does Anyone See A Chirpractor?

Does Anyone See A Chirpractor?

I went to a Chiropractor years before I was diagnosed. Wasn't sure how they feel about adjusting osteoporosis patients

posted July 30, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I am seeing a chiropractor. I am doing daily exercises at home. This is encouraging me to move, which is good, and has corrected my sleeping on my stomach. I will have repeated xrays in a couple of weeks to seeing if there has been any significant changes. The office has told me that some of their patients do show improvement. I think you have to be careful in choosing one since it seems no two practice the same. You could check out Max Living chiropractors and read about their school of thought. I do like that the use vibration therapy which I have heard does help. Hope this helps. I, like so many others, am struggling with going forward with Reclast IV treatment.

posted September 18, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

Yes, I have resumed going to my former chiropractor. I hesitated after my fractures even tho it had been a year. I think it is making a good difference. However, my chiro also only uses an activator. As Carley mentioned below, he uses it just to the side of the vertebrae. He also uses it on my sore muscle on the lower back.

Def worth a try, Good Luck

posted July 31, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

My chiropractor got my hips and spine aligned which helped with pain and mobility. I have gone to 3 different chiropractors over the years and they are not all the same; some are too forceful and others want you to come on a prepaid plan. My favorite is one that is gentle and does not force you body to do something it is not ready to do, and tries to space out your appointments to see how you do. One thing I did get from them that I continue to do at home is vibration therapy on a vibrating plate. I also have a neck traction set up that I use to help with alignment which makes a huge difference for me when my neck hurts (I have degenerative arthritis in my cervical vertebrate). Here's what I am doing. I will be having a DEXA scan within the next 5 months and will know if I have improved, maintained, or lost density. I am fighting to try and avoid medication if at all possible. 1. Get calcium from food and drink (almond milk, fortified juice, etc.) What I don't get from this, I supplement with a plant-based calcium product. 2. I alternate supplements with a bone density supplement. 3. I do weight bearing exercise almost daily and do vibration therapy for 10 mins. most days. I feel that I am doing all that I can on my own. My doctor is pushing medication. After my scan, I will know where I stand. My balance is good and I am trying to maintain the muscles in my legs. I am praying that all of this will come through for me. Both of my parents had osteoporosis. My dad lived until 91 one, maintain a high level of activity (farming) and never broke a bone but was hunched over; mom had a tremendous amount of breaks between her 60s and 80s. Who knows . . .hope this helps and I would love to hear from someone who has found something that worked other than medications. Blessings to all.

posted January 18, 2021
A MyOsteoTeam Member

If your NOT short of money until SS check Try acupuncture not cheap but I could barely move legs a few years back
he got me back on my two feet (literally ) Its relaxing to me and that's never a bad thing I'm nervous about going to my chiropractor he's rough lol

posted August 8, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

Recently started seeing a chiropractor for scar tissue pain and think it's helping that as well as osteoporosis.

posted July 31, 2019

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