Chiropractor before BR?

  • Aestas1
  • 3 years ago

I'm in a holding point right now, trying to lose weight before I can reschedule my surgery. In the meantime, I'm trying to deal with my very bad back pain. My doctor recommended a chiropractor. I never would have considered it otherwise, because I'm not sure I believe in chiropractors. I've been for two adjustments, and my back feels the same (maybe a little worse). Has anyone here been to a chiropractor before their BR? What are your thoughts on it?

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I love going to the chiropractor. For me it takes a few visits to work out all the kinks but eventually i feel SO much better.
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I have Horizon BlueCross/Shield NJ. My plan stated that I needed 6 months of chiropractic care so that it could be documented that this did not help my back condition (this of course is so that my insurance co. would pay the 80%). I did NOT want to be "crunched", so my chiropractor used STIMULATION and ULTRASOUND. My insurance okayed the surgery. Just tell your chiropractor, NO manipulation if you don't want that,sometimes I think that makes things worse.
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Wow I have same insurance n had to show proof of 6mos wrk also before approved. I even tried the acupuncture I was desperate for the pains to stop. Well, after surgery felt great no pains. Wks later pains are back:( best to ya. Better for me 80% rather than frm my pocket.
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Many patients begin and continue chiropractic treatment while waiting to undergo BR. Insurance companies who may be reimbursing the BR actually require conservative treatment" for a period of at least 3 months and sometimes a year. Chiropractic care typically satisfies these insurnace requirements as well.
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thank you so much. my doc wants me to come for physical therapy 3 times per week, didnt say how many, but its $20 per visit. I just want to make sure thats the right thing to do.
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I just had my 2nd adjustment last night at the Chiropracter. He said i didnt have any disc or neck issues from the xray and the "dents" in my shoulders were "normal". I am just not sure whether to continue the adjustments for the back up for the insurance claim. any suggestions??
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Well since my hubby is a Chiropractor (the best of course) I will ask him and post you his response soon.
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He said...If the Chiropractor is not supportive, consider a different Chiropractor. What technique are they using? There are many different kinds. Dents in shoulders are not "normal" they are "common" in women with larger breasts.
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Well, the chiropractor and massage didn't help at all. I went back to my doctor and Xrays showed a degenerative disc condition. I'm getting an MRI this weekend and that will tell us what the best course of treatment is. (Hopefully just Physical Therapy and not surgery). Bright side: It will be pretty hard for my insurance to deny breast reduction surgery after documented proof of back issues!
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Oh my goodness I am sorry to hear that.  The MRI will tell all so I am sure you will be back on track and healing soon.   The BR will definitely help with some of the pain. 

Let me know how this all goes for you this weekend.

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Thanks for your input, ladies. The pain is so bad that I had to cancel a 4th of July trip to my Dad's, because I didn't think I could spend 6 hours in a car.

I've vowed to give the chiropractor 2 weeks, so we'll see how that works out. I've got one more week to go.

Kimmers - I'm getting a therapeutic massage on Tuesday. Hoping it helps.
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That is probably a smart idea skipping the 6 hour car ride.  That would not do your back any good at all.   You will enjoy the massage!  It really relaxes you and eases the muscle tension. 

Hang in there:)

Hugs

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I see a chiropracter every 4 or 5 months and it keeps my back pain to a minimum. To start with it took a few sessions to reduce the aches and you are right it can feel worse before better. I am UK not US but I guess things are the same everywhere.
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I have tried Chiropractic and it did not work for me at all.  What works best for me is hot stone, deep tissue massages.  I get one every two weeks.

Also having the breast reduction is what greatly helped me.  I now have total back, neck and shoulder relief.

Hang in there:)

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I agree! The deep tissue massages work for me! I think at first I thought "ohhh massages are just for relaxation" because that was the only kind I had experienced so far... Not so with these guys! In fact, they really, really hurt but then I would have relief for about two weeks after. I also had to try a few before I found a good therapist.
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do you mind telling what size you started and what you went to? i am F now, but my body frame is smaller
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I started as a DDD and now a full B.
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i just read your story and saw your pics and the comments, what a great thing i found today! i am a 38 F and would love to be a C! I lost 40 lbs over the last year but not one ounce from the boobs! couldnt believe it. Everyone said, oh thats the first thing to go. whatever. Thanks so much for sharing, it really does help to hear stuff from others.
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