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So I am 23 years old and when I was young I was in a very violent accident when I was 9. I've struggled most of my life with my back and hips since. A lot of physical therapy and chiropractors throughout my life that didn't help. I've been using a cane lately when I am at home just to take pressure off my hip and give it some support and it helps a lot. I am still afraid to go out in public with it. When I was 19 I went to a Chiropractor in Ohio and the X-rays were atrocious. My hips were misaligned more than an inch and my lower lumbar was crushing my disk at an inward left angle. I never really pursued treatment being out of the house and was broke at that age with no insurance. Recently I dealt with numbness from the waist down and was worried so I went to a chiropractor here in Chicago and he took X-rays and he did nothing but throw my age in my face the entire time and the x-rays were barely visible. It was like 400 bucks. He told me that the numbness could be diabetes and that my back was off a little bit but that's it, which is impossible seeing that I had recently had my blood checked and my sugar was fine. The X-rays from when I was 19 were crystal clear and the doctor pulled me aside and told me "Mr.Bloomfield you have a very peculiar spine." and the X-rays were really bad. I have a bad feeling about this new chiropractor and I am unsure what to believe. I'm in a lot of pain still. I am thinking of collecting all my X-ray records from when I was a kid and when I was 19 and just going to an orthopedist. Atm the cane has relieved a lot of pain and the numbness is less intense.