I’ve always been a skeptic. Honestly.
I have some serious degenerative issues with my lower back. We have most of that under control now, thanks to modern medicine. My rheumatologist has sent me to a sports medicine and rehab specialist for some upper back issues (I spend too much time at the piano and/or working with dogs, it’s enough to seriously screw up your back and shoulders… not helping the lower back issues!)
The Rehab dude, a friendly old chap, has me doing all sorts of nifty exercises to help, but also sent me to their clinic chiropractor.
Chiropractors, to me, always sounded like pure quacks. A little “crack” here, a little “crack” there, and all better… Well, this guy turned out to be rather interesting. He’s into sports medicine, and treats a lot of the local pro-sports players (football, basketball, baseball). He’s into long-term improvement and strengthening rather than cracking and adjusting ad eternam.
I have to admit I have been walking out of his office with reduced pain, better range of motion, and far more relaxed muscles. Something must be working.
What’s your take on Chiros and their art?