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goodwitchggoodwitch Posts: 1
edited 04/07/2015 - 10:09 PM in New Member Introductions
Was searching the internet for "pain after I visit the chiropractor" and found an entry in this forum. (Hope I can find that again--I think it was the same Chiropractor.)

I have seen chiropractors most of my life but I've never had pain like I was having after every visit to a new chiropractor who uses an Activator. I have had Activator treatments many times before (but only 7 with this new DC) and never pain like this. A little soreness perhaps--not pain.

My first visit was in hopes of getting an adjustment but what I got was a sales pitch and X-Rays. I don't typically have low back issues but I had injured my low back reaching for something.

After the X-Rays, the Chiropractor noted several problems including a twisted hip bone. I agreed to his plan of 3 visits per week for 8 weeks. After the first week, I was in much more pain. I asked the chiropractor about it and he said it was normal. (Never had that kind of pain before). After 2 more visits the next week I had decided to stop the plan. I was given special pricing for paying in advance about $2000 for four months of treatment. Since I stopped, they are increasing those fees because I didn't stick with the plan. I am being penalized for cancelling early due to pain of their treatments. I don't think this is right. They said I signed something and will email me a copy. Still waiting on that email. I spoke up early and often about this pain to both chiropractors. They said it would be better by week 3. There should not be this much pain. The office staff and doctors are pleasant but I have to say a bit sneaky when it comes to their treatment plans.

Just to check if the pain is normal, I visited a former chiropractor also using the Activator for one treatment. They are 40 miles away or I would have stayed with them. I felt great after the treatment and no pain the next day.

If you know you're usually better after 1-2 treatments, don't signup for a treatment plan. Or ask about early cancellation.


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    ....I know I don't get out much, but that kind of contract sounds...unethical if nothing else.
    You said you injured lower back by reaching for something. Was that injury verified from an X-ray?

    I'm sure chiropractor took X-rays , but differnt docs can see...focus .....on different areas and injuries...maybe a second opinion.

    Did your primary doc refer you to chiropractor ? I would double check with primary and let her know you ended up in more pain with chiropractor. For myself, I am not a candidate for any kind of surgery, so I have pain management doc who helps me stay stable.

    You did find a great site here....much information. Sometimes I would type into the search area whatever I was interested in and I would read old posts, very helpful, and also the articles and videos available for trying to get a handle on whatever your issues are.
    Good luck!
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