Discussion by: matt1162
I've read many people sharing their ideas that chiropractic care is quackery. I am a former competition weightlifter and have been to a chiropractor many times with mixed results. Usually the chiropractor's assistant would come in and massage my back with something like Icy Hot or Ben Gay. Then the chiropractor would come in and pop my spine from top to bottom. Sometimes I felt relief instantly while other times it took a few hours for the relief to set in. The problem was that after a couple of days my spine would start hurting again just as bad as it did before. Then I would have to keep going back to the chiropractor every couple of days (costing $$$). However, conventional medicine won't do anything for me except prescribe dangerous prescription pain pills that contain opium derivitives which do kill the pain but they are also heavily addictive and can cause liver damage. They have done an MRI on my back and it showed that I have osteoarthritis in my spine. Let me know what you think about chiropractic care. I'd like to hear from skeptics. I'm also in the USA where there are thousands of chirpractic practitioners.