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Bad back spell
clkwc1964 posted:
Hey FMily,

Unfortunately the new myofascial release treatment kicked off a back spell. I have not had one this bad in 10 years. My back cervical spine and lumbar spine are really screaming. Especially cervical- the bulging discs must be really bulging right now. Very painful to be on computer - kind of makes you wonder about yourself- am I nuts??? lol Anyway went to my old doctor and got a new muscle relaxer which is much less side effecty for me and a steroid which is making me a little aggressive and anxious but has helped quite a bit so I'll take the side effects for the positive outcome in the end. Well enough of that. This too shall pass. Cat:0)
gabuschka responded:
Good morning. Hoping you are feeling better by now. It is horrible that the myofascial release treatment kicked off a back spell. I think we corresponded before about this and I mentioned that I remember having some mixed results in getting myofascial release. It really has to be done right to help and that takes a highly trained specialist. So far I only found one massage therapist who gave me relief with it. Many others made me feel much worse. So sorry, this treatment you received made you feel worse. Hope you get better soon. Gabuscka
clkwc1964 replied to gabuschka's response:

Thanks a lot. Yeah I hope so too. I have 4 more sessions scheduled with this chiropractor. He is super nice though and I will tell him next week about the back issue so hopefully he will lknow what to do to prevent a repeat. I have to pay if I cancel these appts a cancellation fee and I also want to try to give it a chance so I guess I will at least do the 4 sessions and just hope for the best. Fibromyalgia is so frustrating. There are so many theories on the condition and so many different ideas on treatment. I guess the bottom line is we have to advocate for ourselves and find the treatment that works best for us. Just wish they would find something that really works well. Take care. Cat:0)
gabuschka replied to clkwc1964's response:
Dear Cat:0, thanks for letting me know about the chiropractor visits. I was wondering if you would decide to go back after you had so much pain following the last myofascial release treatment. But then if I correctly remember the previous treatment made you feel better. It would be so great if the next treatments would work well for you. It seems like you also have to consider the financial commitment. that can certainly have an impact on your decision. I recently dealt with a chiropractors who wanted me to sign an agreement which would obligate me to show up twice a week for 12 weeks, prepay and be penalized if I missed an appointment. before signing I asked to try out her treatment even though the price for an individual treatment was higher than the prepay price per treatment. I knew she couldn't help me when she use her hammer in my face to adjust my bones. I have TMJ and Atypical face pain. A little breeze on my face can already set off hours of terrible face pain. that hammer certainly was not a good idea! 100 horses could not pull me back into that office after that and I am so glad I did not sign an agreements. since then I was lucky to find a much better chiropractor and go there as needed, pay a reasonable fee per visit and if I cancel 24 hours before the appointment they give me no problem. that's how I like it. years ago I often found myself stuck in these alternative treatment dilemmas. paying a fortune and not always getting good results. Very frustrating. I really hope this was just a fluke for you the last time and going forward the treatments will help you. i think its a great idea you are going to tell your chiropractor how you feel so he can consider your feedback and adjust the treatment accordingly. Let me know how it turns out if you feel up to it. OK? best wishes, Gabuscka

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