One week ago today my chiropractor caused severe pain under my lower left rib. He said he dislocated it and he said he put it back in place. I was told to ice it and it would hurt for a few days.
One week later I still hurt just as bad and do not know if I need to go to a regular Dr. Or what. It really hurts to bend over patients to do my job.
Please help. Also if a Dr. (Chiropractor) did this to me, what are my options? I work at a hospital and have legal services included.
Any recommendations are welcome
Hello Lotte. I'm not expert but I think that you should see a real doctor, an MD. I'm not a fan of chiropractors. Maybe he broke your rib? I don't know what your legal services can do but first try to get better. I hope that someone else here has better advice then I do. Irene.
I used to work for an insurance company.....Chiro's are taboo.....That was company B.S.....A chiro got me back on my feet.....Like any doctor you have to find a good one and there really aren't that many.....In my experience and opinion 85% of doctors are bad and shouldn't be practicing medicine.....It reminds me of somethins you most likely have heard....What do you call a doctor at the bottom of his class?....Doctor...
They weren't smart enough to be one, which is probably why they are what they are.
The standing joke is"when a person isn't smart enough to be an MD, they become a dentist, when they aren't smart enough to be dentists, they become physical therapists, when they're not smart enough to me a PT, they become Chiroprators or Pharmacists. But what do I know, I'm just a self made millionaire, not smart enough for any of the above.
First, I'm so sorry this happened to you! Now, go see your family doctor right away, or go the ER. I won't step foot into a chiro's door anymore because was told by my then Ortho specialist to not ever ever ever go back. They can do more harm than good..I would get really bad headaches after seeing the chiropractor.
They don't go to med school, the cannot diagnose you. Try to see your own doctor or an ER doctor right away. I think, if it's proven that you do have an actual broken rib, or cracked rib, or dislocated one, you should seek legal counsel, maybe not at the hospital if he's affiliated with them...
Onehurtguy, Have you ever gone to a chiro?.....Doesn't your spine spine crack naturally when you exercise?.....When I exercise and stretch my spine moves and cracks and sometimes it gets stuck and that is when the chiro gets it to move.... I love a good massage and myofascial release but your wife must have gone to "The Hulk.".....If he hurt her so bad why didn't she tell them to stop?...Holostic and conventional medicine work best together....In my opinion...
I love a good massage, and early on in my treatment I did see a Chiropractor ONCE. He snapped my neck and cracked my back all the while not knowing that I had a herniated disk in my neck at the c5-c6 level, and herniated disks at the t5-s1 in my back. I was lucky he didn't paralyze me.
My wife had herniated disks in her c5-c7 levels that were severely abbreviated by her massage theropist. At the time, she did know of her issue, she thought it was old age or arthritis. She's pretty tough like that.
Fact of the matter is that while these people have good intentions, their lack of clinical and radialogical diagnosis is terrifying. They just want another patient to sign up for a three year program. The chiropractor I saw promised me that he could fix my back IF I paid him 4k, and visited him twice a week for three years. He didn't even know what was wrong with me, and quote possibly could have paralyzed me be cause of his lack of knowledge.
You see, some people can function daily through the pain that herniated or bulging disks may give. And because I'm not lying down, waiting for death like most, some people assume that I'm not as bad as some others. That's when things get dangerous with Chiropractors, they think a few minor adjustments will fix it all.
So to answer your question, I love a good soft tissue massage, my back cannot be cracked, ad it's all bolted and screwed together.
There is definitely NOT enough oversight for Chiroquackters they make outrageous claims of "curing cancer" and one that I know nearly killed my friend by rupturing a vessel in her neck...As a last resort,suffering from excruciating back pain, I tried one and he made matters worse I will NEVER be that desperate again. Also, they never cure anything every patient is in for life..another friend has been going 20 years, a true believer, but in pain, anyway.
Curing Cancer? There are cons everywhere.....A patient for life can be applied to pain mgt also.....Chiro is a form of therapy....Xrays are taken by mine and he won't touch someone that shows problems.
I'm Beth. I live in Connecticut, and I am also an RN. You can click on my name or little photo icon to read a little about my history.
Chiropractic was dreamt up in Davenport, Iowa, in 1895 by a guy named Daniel David Palmer.
Unburdened by any medical training, Palmer was a devotee of phrenology, magnetic therapy, and other meta-physically inclined notions of the era, and he conceived of chiropractic as a "philosophy, art, and science" of healing.
Its core premises:
(1) the body is possessed of an "innate intelligence" that permits it, under ordinary circumstances, to repair itself as needed;
(2) this innate intelligence is transmitted through the nervous system, and disease is usually caused by disruptions in the "nerve flow" resulting from "subluxation," or misalignment, of the vertebrae; therefore
3) pretty much any ailment — deafness, heart trouble, you name it — can be treated by manual adjustments to the spine. Hence the chiro- part, from a Greek root meaning "hand"; practice means "practical," as opposed to theoretical.
Such an adjustment would typically consist of an abrupt push or pull on the back or neck, involving about the same range of movement as cracking your knuckles.
Before we go any further, there's a nomenclature issue to address:
In conventional medicine, a subluxation is a standard-issue partial dislocation, the kind of thing that's easily spotted on an X-ray.
So when chiropractors appropriated the term to describe typically imperceptible spinal abnormalities or functional problems that don't lend themselves to direct observation — well, I won't say it's been the biggest barrier to mainstream acceptance of chiropractic, but it hasn't helped.
So, Palmer was in no-small part a whacko, but this hardly differentiated him from many other quasi-medical pioneers of the era.
Back then it was something of a seller's market for zany ideas about health.
What's alarming is that most chiropractors working today haven't progressed much beyond Palmer's initial precepts.
I had a good friend in California, when I lived there, who took their two-year old child to a chiropractor for his c/o headache. The chiro diagnosed the child as having (you guessed it) subluxations and began "adjustments".
The child spiked a 106 F. fever the next night and exhibited a febrile convulsion. He was brought to the ER emergently and diagnosed with spinal meningitis.
The child lived, but has lifelong disabilities as sequalae of the child's commencment on IV abx hours-later than clinically optimal.
Chiropractors are not just quacks: they are dangerous quacks.
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