Chiropractor Caused Severe Back Pain
Last edited 25/08/2019 - 04:31
Morning to All!
Firstly,i Couldn't sleep whole week properly and whole night tonight due to back pain and my whole week was nightmare
A month and a half ago i went to my local GP for some tests and a tiny pain(from inside the hip) which started after gaining 30 extra kgs(core of the problem).My GP adviced me to take a trip to Chiropractor(saying he/she was 'Real good') rather than paying 200+ bucks to see the interior drama thru MRI.(Big mistake)
After long resist of standing against this decision(approx 1+ month.A week ago i decided to give it a go…(BIGGEST mistake) and took and appo with the Chiro.
When i went there they gave a paperwork and at the back of it similar to saying "If we completely destroy your spine,leave you paralyzed or nerve damage etc etc(tones of other stuff),we are not responsible and here is your consent" and it was sort of shocking. I raised my concerns and i DID NOT sign the paper.So i did NOT consent to procedure whatsoever.
The receptionist at the place said "Ok" and when the Chiro called me in, i went and briefly after approx 3minutes talk which He didn't ask anything( if i have conditions anywhere or anything serious ) except if i had any broken bones and let me sit to table and poked back of my spine mumbling some of the spinal lumbers(L1-2-3-4-5 those thingies) and started the procedure straight on!!
I was not happy but at that moment i felt no pain.
Until (later i learned when i asked why the pain) he applied "Dry needling" to my back and did the leg crunchy painful movement.
Whole process took maybe 10minutes(with some hot towel&massage) and i had to pay money(as they stated).
At this stage,i haven't even given an explanation or a detailed paper on what procedure is done!
Less than 2hours,
I started having nerve pain,here,there and almost all the places he tweaked around.
The whole weekend was nightmare.My back started having PAIN constantly in different places!! Having pain in the areas i NEVER had any pain in my life.Nerve pain as well as BURNING sense of pain where he did the needle "treatment".i searched on Dry needle Side effects and didn't find good stuff.
1 week on, i went to see another GP who said it was complete pseudoscience and he stated it was too early for MRI scans for any damage to show(True or not?).
(NONE of these existed before except once a year tinitiny inside right hip when i sit for too long btw)
1-I have full motion of my spine but TONES of randomised nerve pain.Especially inside the hips.Sciatica kind of pain in BOTH.Very painful. Sometimes it pulses down to my leg.
2-Tail section is also in some form of pain
3-Under my Right Rib i got pain coming and going with motion.Which is painful and stressful.
4-Had a massive headache at the right side of my head for a few times.Which NEVER happened to me,Ever in my life.
5-Couldnt do almost any of the sports during whole week and feeling tired/weird.
6-Walking like my spine is going to somewhere rather then the place i want it to go(Very weird and hard to explain sense but NOT a good feeling at all!)
Questions for Experts:
0-Should i go to MRI asap today?Do fresh damages show up on MRI or my GP does not want to take it seriously?(i have pain but full motion,so he said
yea yea yea,nah you are OK)
1-Any risk of permanent damages?
2-Burning sensation at the dry needling area,infection,inflammation?Is there a nerve damage,can it be visible in MRI from this Dry needling?(GP had no idea what it is)
3-Your Family/Friends experiences about this kind of "back wreckjustment"?Did they have the similar experiences? Did they get better or had pain etc?
4-How are these "Clinics" which are running on Complete Nutscience are legal? Some are doing almost live human experienced and no regulations??? IF i wanted to build&manufacture a ladder i need to go thru a wall high(literally) of AS standart and paperwork and these clinics can do inject solutions into human spine??
5-Should i do a legal stand or sit up or chin up? Will raise complaints here and there but i don't think they'll take it even seriously.
From what i experienced,looked up and learned this practice is complete Pseudoscience which does NOT have solid scientific base or proof.
Another VERY interesting thing is all these "Clinics" have COMPLETE 5 FULL star reviews on FB,Google etc. ZERO 1 star reviews…
Which was really interesting to see…
Years ago,i went with one of my friends to one of these chiros and he was asking my mate to bring him Xrays almost every week!!!!(crazy).He went for months and at the end,ended up in the specialist whom told to his face(i was with him as a company both times) that it was NOT a fix to get with Chiro as it was an unknown Autoimmune disease which attacked his joints and he had all the Rad from tonnes of Xrays and paid solid gold amount for nothing to all..
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And i'll add updates as well if anyone wants?
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Thanks everyone for the contributions. I'll keep updating. I did a map,NO WHERE NEAR ACCURATE thou. Hard to tell exact pinpoint in this image due to not knowing how to count spine sections but marked them as much as i can.
A : The MOST painfull and pulsing pain section at the moment. Time to time Goes down to leg.
B : Where the Dry needling thingy happened. Although the pain is
lessened i feel pressure and
pinching kind of feeling when laying flat
C: When laying Sideway or when doing movements(such as streching the left leg while sitting) combined with D it randomly has a nervy feeling(like dislocation) (Very hard to describe) but the pain is lessened and happenes very rarely.
D: Had Pain but improved.
E: Still Mild pain around this whole area overal.
I used whole V……n and after few hours i used a cream called D—p-H—t (I have hidden names of the products but they are from Woolies&Pharma non prescribed) and seemed to help a lot and improved.
Still thinking about MRI thou as
A is no where near. B especially keeping me awake and feeling
squashed(or under pressure) even when i lay flat…
Currently it seems to get better(ish) but nowhere near where i was before.
I read all the comments but may delay on answering and will keep on updating. Thanks to everyone of you.