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Chiropractors? Anybody use them for your aches and pains? SM

Posted By: RockinMT on 2008-08-22
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My mom swears by hers.  I've never been but I have such problems with my neck and shoulder.  I get neck spasms chronically.  I was in a car wreck years ago where I had whiplash and that coupled with being an MT has not done my neck any good.  From time to time my neck will act up, get stiff and sore and my head feels like it weighs 100 pounds!  I was rear-ended back in June and it aggravated my neck AGAIN and now it's stiff all the time and pops when I stretch it out.

So I'm considering going to a chiropractor for the first time in my life.  I also have TMJ and my dentist has told me that a neck adjustment at a chiropractor's would help that as well.  So what do ya'll think?  I'm kind of nervous about a guy popping my neck and back.  What exactly do they do?

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