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#1 mum2jp

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hi,

Just after others experinces with this kind of therapy. I have had a sore back for many months now just aches and pains lately it is worse though. I am carry extra weight since having DS who is almost 2 (i know its been nearly 2 years and im still overweight- i suck at being motivated and losing weight). As well as this i have had alot going on lately been very stressed/upset and not sleeping well. Its just really bugging me know becasue i an stiff and sore everyday and never feel well rested. Most of the pain is in my mid back shoulder and neck area. I am thinking about trying some kind of therapy but am not sure where to start. I have never even had a massage before so not at all familar with what may be helpful for back pain. Any suggestions appreciated.

#2 epl0822

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

I had back pain that flared up easily and it totally stopped when I saw a chiro. I wish i thought of seeing one earlier because the physio and acupuncture treatments were proving ineffective. Massages are also a great form of pain relief for me. Bear in mind, however, different things work for different people. Give it a go.

#3 katniss

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

My Chiro changed my life. I had years of an on/off sore neck that became too regular, headaches & general aches & pains. After seeing a Chiro for regular sessions, I haven't had any neck pain & the headaches & aches/pains went away. I had to stop earlier this year because of the cost but my neck pain hasn't come back.

#4 ceeshell

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

I hurt my back during labour and for months afterwards it would seize up terribly without warning. (I even had to call DH to get him to come home from work one day because I had got down to play with the baby on her play mat and couldn't get up again!).

I tried to sort it out with yoga and stretching to no avail and it was actually my yoga instructor who recommended I try a chiro. I'm so glad I took her advice as I only needed to see her four times and the problem is totally gone.


#5 c4a79

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

I've never seen either an osteo or chiro but I did used to get pain in my shoulders and neck which I knew was muscular.  I found that it substantially reduced after I started weight training and built up those muscles in those areas.  It's not about becoming a body builder but just strengthening the muscles.  A physio could help you with this.

#6 LK1

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

I have seen both, and a lot, so can usually tell now which one I need according to what pain I am in.

If you have never been to either, start with an osteopath. Mine massages, manipulates, does acupuncture and stretching. I am in love with her lol!

A massage is great too.

Just keep in mind that you may be sore afterwards as your body tries to get out of it's bad habits, and drink lots of water etc.

#7 olikat03

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

Ive been to both and the chiro was a waste of money. I spent so much money there and he didnt fix a thing. I went to the oesteo and she told me she could fix me in 6 months. I was sceptical but she was so right she fixed me after living in pain for over 5 years. But now 3 years later im getting the same pain back again. I really need to go back.  

In saying that i think there are all different types of chiros and oesteos and some actually cross a little over from between the two.

I knew  friend who went to a chiro but sounded more like a mix of chiro and oesto. So it depends on the practitioner.

You get more time for your money with an oesteo. 30 mins sessions with the osteopath or 5 mins with the chiropractor.

#8 readyandraring

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

big believer of osteo over chiro. I much prefer the gentle massage before manipulation by an osteo. I also like that they don't touch anything if they think it might do more damage but also don't hit you up for three appointments a week for the next month like some chiro's I have been to!

I think it comes down to your preferred method, I have been going to an osteo for about 10 years and I go monthly due to my back issues. He got me through my pregnancy brilliantly and checks over my daughter free of charge which is so nice. I can relax a lot more with an osteo so that by the time he gets to my neck at the end of the appointment (30 mins) he can easily click my neck.

#9 Mousky

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

I prefer Osteo over chiro but would try either. Just be careful not to see one of those ones that put you on a payment plan pay up front thing. Get a recommendation and be prepared to do exercises. I can recommend a good Osteo inner east Melbourne, pm me if interested.




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