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First Trip to Chiropractor

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This week is full of appts for DH. We saw the chiropractor for the first time on Monday. It was mostly a consultation where he looked at the MRI and other information that had been sent to him. He did a gentle adjustment as he didn't want to start out with too much.

Denny is and has been in pain in the lower back for at least two months now. The pain killers the doctor has been giving him are not even touching the pain. He has a full beard now, since he says standing kills him and he cannot stand long enough to shave.

We see the chiropractor again on Wed. By then we hope he will have a plan for how often to see him. He does do acupuncture and wants to try that also on Wed. He will also give him some exercises to do at home. Denny is sick of feeling pain and willling at this point to do what it takes to help. Our goal is to avoid another back surgery. When we saw the neurosurgeon, he referred him for these alternative treatments. I am very grateful for that and hopefilled that this will make the difference for him.
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    Pain is the worst! I hope you are holding up ok along with your husband! I know it's hard but try to keep the spirits up in the house. I know when I am in severe pain, I get down, and then the pain gets harder to take. I love the meditation and praying that you are doing! Try some uplifting music and funny movies too! I am praying for you two for some relief!


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    4048 days ago
    Keeping you in my prayers. My dad's chiropractor has been a life saver for his back. Hope it helps Denny also.
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    My heart goes out to your husband. Chronic pain is so hard to deal with. I hope that he finds that this is the answer. emoticon
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    It is good news that your husband is seeing a chiropractor and might also have acupuncture treatment. I have know several people for whom both methods have worked successfully to relieve pain. One of them is my mom who for years has been relieved of painful neuromas in her feet by regular acupuncture treatments every two weeks. I would get that treatment myself if I needed to without hesitating.

    Another instance I know of - my sister-in-law - has suffered severe back problems at an early age (in her 40s). At one time, she had to walk with a cane. Her back problems were miraculously and completely relieved through regular physical therapy sessions (3 times a week) to build up the muscles that support her spine. She had several deteriorated disks. Once the muscles were strengthened, she no longer needed the physical therapy and resumed her regular activities. Those exercises saved her life!

    My wish for your husband is that he experiences the same successful outcome.

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    4049 days ago
    I hope the chiropractor is able to help your husband. I used to get an adjustment on a regular basis and it is helpful. I also have had acupuncture and it was a wonderful experience for me. While they say it is only a temporary fix, I don't necessarily believe that. If the practitioner is good the relief should be immediate and should last for quite awhile. In the mean time the adjustments should start helping. Good luck and keep us up to date.
    4050 days ago
    Chronic pain is so very difficult to live with. I hope your husband will get relief from this doctor. The acupuncture has me curious so be sure and give reports on the treatments and how they are doing. I have never been to a Chiropractor but my husband goes every few months for an adjustment. He loves his doctor as she doesn't believe in the harsh cracking like some of the doctors. She believes in gentle adjustments. Hubby has been to both and he feels her gentle adjustments are easier on his body and longer lasting.
    4050 days ago
    Glad to hear that you are moving forward.
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