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I went to a 92-yo 4ཇ female chiropractor and she was great (sm)

Posted By: Getting older on 2006-03-06
In Reply to: Ever had sciatica? - Lisa

 I have a history of back problems and had a slipped disk in my back, would sometimes get sciatica and definitely would need to walk with a cane, but after a few treatments, I would get fixed up by her. She would only charge $3 !!!!!! (back in the 70s) for treatment and took care of my sinus problems as well! Ah, the good old days.

Now I go to another one and he's just as good but I'm afraid he's going to retire soon. He charges $35. Three treatments and I'm back to normal. I look only for graduates of the Palmer School graduates as they still manipulate mostly without machines. He takes x-rays before working on you to make sure there is nothing really strange with the back.

I'm allergic to most steroids so I can't have injections and that would be my last resort anyway. Forget surgery unless it was a life-threatening situation.

Anyway, I believe most of the stuff they want to do nowadays is just a money rip-off to pad their pockets at the expense of the patient.


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Might call some local DCs in your area and see if any of them do wrists/CPS. I'm currently lucky enough to have insurance that pays a small portion, but even without he only charges $45 for visit, which is well worth it to me.

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Yes, you should go for it! Just be sure you find yourself a good one. I have scoliosis and a herniated disk and have very little pain.

Love them!!!  I had an injury to my jaw and got TMJ also, and the chiro can help that and the neck.  In fact my dentist had me go to the chiro first for an adjustment before I had my night guard measured that I use for grinding. 

But I go to the chiro about once a month now for a good adjustment.  Just sitting in the position we do all day really wears on the body and the neck.  I also have my chiro spray the area with fluoromethane just before the adjustment.  It gives you a buzz for a couple minutes long enough for you to relax and they can do there job even better.

I even was a guinea pig for my chiro when he went to learn how to do manipulations under anesthesia.  That was a great experience too. 

Also my chiro sends me to a massage therapist in between my adjustments just to keep everything loose and moving freely.  And if you can, try a hot stone/rock massage.  Gets to the muscles even deeper for even more of a relaxation during the massage.  We all deserve the massage treatment for the jobs we do.  My attitude is a whole lot better for a longer period time. 

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 I, too, was in a car accident in my 20s with a rollover x6, have/had 2 herniated disks and neck problems. The pain would be so bad, I needed crutches or a cane and could barely get around. I decided to go to a chiropractor instead of being operated on. My first one was a female, 4 feet 11 inches tall,  and still working at age 92. She was great. She didn't use machines at all.

My second one is now in his 70s and he uses a vibrating machine to loosen up the muscles, then cracks my back or neck.

I rarely have pain anymore. When I feel my back going out on me or my neck hurting, I immediately make an appointment, and I'm good as new within a treatment or two. 

Can't beat the price, either.  Go for it. Just find someone who graduated from the Palmer Institute. They're the best.

Chiropractor visits
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He uses Dragon Dictate to dictate his notes.  His notes are so repetitive that he says he doesn't need a transcriptionist.  Plus he only charges $25 per patient, so it isn't as cost effective for him to use a Transcriptionist as it is for other doctors.  He said that if he charged $150 per patient like other docs, he could justify the cost of a transcriptionist. 
I talked to my chiropractor (sm)

and he said that new graduates (probably medical school ones also) are being told that Medicare/Medicaid won't pay for claims that aren't EMR genrated by 2014 and as early as 2009.  Thus several new doctors are starting right off the bat with this type of program.

EMR is a fact of life, the touch screen programs are being touted highly for doctors who perform the same type of procedures over and over and several hospitals and large clinics are making the switch.

I woke up this morning and decided to go back to school and finish getting nursing degree.  I don't think it's too far-fetched to be realistically concerned about MT being phased out.

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Quilified chiropractor. It's an alignment problem.
One of my best friends has a good friend who is a chiropractor -sm
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Who is better in the Medical Transcription? Men or women medical transcriptionists. I believe it has been a debate throughout decades who is better in this industry. Regardless of Race and regardless of Age. Let the battle begin... (hey its just for fun)

State your side: Age sex Location. No names Pls. and comments. Maybe Footonmyneck, SUN, Cheeseburger, Proud to be Indian, and the entire MT Stars gang can start it up. Its better than talking about outsourcing and MQ for a change.


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