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Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« on: 19 October 2017, 12:37:35 »

I suffer from pain in my lower back, hips and knees.  :( 

I was told years ago that I have a twisted pelvis which at the time didn't cause any problems, but as I've got older the pain levels have increased and at times I've had mobility issues which can only get worse.  :-\  My GP's response has been to dish out painkillers and anti inflammatories which have helped, but I don't feel that these are treating the problem just masking the symptoms.  :-\

I'm wondering if manipulation might help and given most of you lot are creaky old geezers, i thought this was the ideal place to ask!  :)

So Chiropractor, Osteopath or Physiotherapist?  ???  TIA!  :y

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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #1 on: 19 October 2017, 12:49:41 »

I suffer from pain in my lower back, hips and knees.  :( 

I was told years ago that I have a twisted pelvis which at the time didn't cause any problems, but as I've got older the pain levels have increased and at times I've had mobility issues which can only get worse.  :-\  My GP's response has been to dish out painkillers and anti inflammatories which have helped, but I don't feel that these are treating the problem just masking the symptoms.  :-\

I'm wondering if manipulation might help and given most of you lot are creaky old geezers, i thought this was the ideal place to ask!  :)

So Chiropractor, Osteopath or Physiotherapist?  ???  TIA!  :y


Don't assume this, Sir Tig.

Not sure about knees and hips but back pain often improves with age due to fusion of the lower spine as we age.

Less flexibility but also less pain. :y

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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #2 on: 19 October 2017, 12:51:24 »

Excess weight will make the problem worse.


Are you a fat bastard? :)
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #3 on: 19 October 2017, 12:54:51 »

Excess weight will make the problem worse.


Are you a fat bastard? :)

Not really, although like most middle age blokes I could probably do with losing a few pounds, I can still see my old fella!  :)
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #4 on: 19 October 2017, 13:02:08 »

Excess weight will make the problem worse.


Are you a fat bastard? :)

Not really, although like most middle age blokes I could probably do with losing a few pounds, I can still see my old fella!  :)

Good.....not one of the 'buried penis' club then. ;)
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #5 on: 19 October 2017, 13:06:13 »

Excess weight will make the problem worse.


Are you a fat bastard? :)

Not really, although like most middle age blokes I could probably do with losing a few pounds, I can still see my old fella!  :)

Good.....not one of the 'buried penis' club then. ;)

No.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 19 October 2017, 13:11:44 »

What made me think of some manipulation, was a new pair of shoes that nearly crippled me.  :'(

They were the same as my old pair but I think that the new un-worn soles forced my hips and pelvis into a different position.  Ouch!  ::)

I think that generally GP's see Chiropractor's and the like as Quacks, but I saw an episode of 'Doctor In The House' recently where the Dr sent a chap off to some specialist or other who pulled him about and apparently made a world of difference.  :-\
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #7 on: 19 October 2017, 13:26:40 »

OP and CP often do little man than make a lot of money. That is my experience.

Activity is important or you'll seize solid. I suggest gentle exercise (walking) along with possibly yoga and swimming.

It depends if your problem is muscular or mechanical.
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #8 on: 19 October 2017, 13:33:03 »

I suffer from pain in my lower back, hips and knees.  :( 

I was told years ago that I have a twisted pelvis which at the time didn't cause any problems, but as I've got older the pain levels have increased and at times I've had mobility issues which can only get worse.  :-\  My GP's response has been to dish out painkillers and anti inflammatories which have helped, but I don't feel that these are treating the problem just masking the symptoms.  :-\

I'm wondering if manipulation might help and given most of you lot are creaky old geezers, i thought this was the ideal place to ask!  :)

So Chiropractor, Osteopath or Physiotherapist?  ???  TIA!  :y


Physiotherapist ! Absolutely. They are regulated and properly qualified. Some will disagree but the others are on the verge of "Alternative Medicine". Some really are very good but others are just quacks and bullshitters


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-41634996
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #9 on: 19 October 2017, 15:16:51 »

The best exercise for back pain is Sex. :)  I would think the field Marshall would agree  :y
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« Reply #10 on: 19 October 2017, 15:34:03 »

The best exercise for back pain is Sex. :)  I would think the field Marshall would agree  :y

Yes.....but Sir Tigger lives in rural Dorset where women with their own teeth are hard to find......so he'll probably have to improvise.
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« Reply #11 on: 19 October 2017, 15:48:01 »

The best exercise for back pain is Sex. :)  I would think the field Marshall would agree  :y

Yes.....but Sir Tigger lives in rural Dorset where women with their own teeth are hard to find......so he'll probably have to improvise.

Hmmm I do go to Wales quite a bit.  ;)
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #12 on: 19 October 2017, 16:06:51 »

If you can find one near you have a chat with a McTimoney Chiropractor ... After years of physio/osteopath/chiropractors of various type and hues this has been a godsend to me ...

Many years back I slipped 2 discs in my back, the RAF treatment was to hang weights off my ankles for 7 days then tell me I had to live with it .....  various practitioners over the years have pushed, twisted, pummelled etc etc all achieving not a lot. At a large country show there was a McTimoney  demonstration going on that Chris persuaded me to  "have a go" .... lead on the bed and this guy just looked at me for a couple of minutes - he wouldn't let me say anything - then pulled my ankles gently, and then told me that I had at some time I had damaged my back and that there was something "strange" with my pelvis / leg geometry that he couldn't fathom ... I then told him I had had polio as a kid which has left my right leg 1/2" shorter than the left ... he then asked me if anyone had ever aligned my pelvis ... answer no .... so he then did it .. just a few small shoves on my hips an a couple of pulls on my buttocks and the pain was gone !! Seems my back had been compensating for a twisted pelvis for many years, not helped by the "short leg" which tends to twist the pelvis anyhow.

I would not have believed the difference if you had told me .. in simple terms its all about small movements to realign the body not bloody great big ones that most osteopaths seem to enjoy !!.

My local lass is quite small, but manages to put everything back in line with no problems and I feel great .. I visit every 6 months for a check up and no longer walk like a pregnant duck after working on the car, and can easily walk the dog 5 - 6 miles without any pain ... something that was not possible for many years. Every visit is £40 for an hour as she checks and, if necessary, realigns every joint in the body.

I would recommend her to anyone with any muscular pain at all.

https://www.mctimoney-college.ac.uk/about/about-chiropractic/
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #13 on: 19 October 2017, 16:16:39 »

I suffer from pain in my lower back, hips and knees.  :( 

I was told years ago that I have a twisted pelvis which at the time didn't cause any problems, but as I've got older the pain levels have increased and at times I've had mobility issues which can only get worse.  :-\  My GP's response has been to dish out painkillers and anti inflammatories which have helped, but I don't feel that these are treating the problem just masking the symptoms.  :-\

I'm wondering if manipulation might help and given most of you lot are creaky old geezers, i thought this was the ideal place to ask!  :)

So Chiropractor, Osteopath or Physiotherapist?  ???  TIA!  :y


Physiotherapist ! Absolutely. They are regulated and properly qualified. Some will disagree but the others are on the verge of "Alternative Medicine". Some really are very good but others are just quacks and bullshitters


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-41634996

A chiropractor is also regulated and properly qualified to Doctorate level.  A physio does a fraction of what a CP does, but a CP will do all that a Physio does.
OP's can also be good, but less regulated and not as qualified.
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Re: Chiropractor or Osteopath?
« Reply #14 on: 19 October 2017, 16:17:42 »

Wow, that's great to hear, Albs. Before I read down to your post, I was going to say Chiropracter above all else because I had a good experience with one near Wareham Station (near you at all. Sir?) when I had a neck/shoulder problem plus hip pain.
First visit, a few gentle manipulations and magic happened. Another visit two weeks later to check and I was declared fixed!

Ron.
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