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    Chiropractors are basically a scam. Not a
    Medically recognised qualification nor any scientific basis for their treatment.
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    My God! This has to be a first.

    I actually agree with randy1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsnroses
    I can tell you from my personal experience. More than a year ago, I had back ache and for some reason which eludes me at this time, I started going to a chiro, and well he told me there's some slippage in my spine and that's what causing the misalignment of the spine and consequently my right leg is little longer than my left, so he'd adjust it with cracking my back etc and it'd feel ok, he also told me that I always should sit ramrod straight, sleep on my back and not on my side, not do any exercise that involves my back (so almost any exercise). Thus I started going to him, initially thrice a week and then 1-2 times a week, at 400 per visit that always lasted 5 mins or so. This went on for a year, in which I put on roughly 5-7 kilos, and started to get frustrated with this dependency, weight gain, no exercise so no energy, and not to mention the money I was bleeding. I started asking him when does he think I'll get well enough, he never said if I'll ever get well. He always said that it could take years. One day I decided enough is enough and I stopped going to him. I looked up a physio therapist and went to her, the first question I asked, how long does she think I'll take to get well with her therapy, her answer was 2-4 months. I started going to her once a week, and now in two months I can play sports again, but yes I have to be careful, but, atleast I don't have back pain every day. I can live my life normally.
    Hi,
    May i know where i can find your physio? I had that experience too.
    thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly Boy
    lf you want a permanent cure go to 10/F Wealthy Plaza 138 Shaukeiwan Rd Sai Wan Ho. Tel 3568 9044 Dr. Liu Chang... the same name as the famous Chinese hurdler.
    HK250 30mins. You'll need a Mandarin or Cantonese speaker to translate though.

    I had serious chronic back pain for 5 years, tried everything, and anyone including one of the chiros mentioned here @$600 20+ sessions... wasted my time and money...

    I was depressed and suicidal when I found out about Dr. Liu. He was in Shenzhen then and only RMB90 a session. I used to see him twice a week. He uses manual manipulation and massage for the tight muscles. He got my disc back in and got my muscles relaxed so my body was aligned properly.

    This guy saved my life. I can't recommend him highly enough.

    That was two years ago and I'm 100% pain free and more flexible than before my injury... and I was pretty flexible, I used to stretch a lot!

    I went to see him in September and October as I fractured my arm in August, but I didn't find out until 3 weeks after the accident when I had an Xray because my I couldn't straighten my arm or touch my shoulder. I went to him and he got my arm straight and able to touch my shoulder. And he does this through massage! Amazing!

    No idea if your insurance will cover it, but what do you want, insurance coverage or a permanent solution to your pain?

    Call him today! He's the best!
    Quote Originally Posted by jmq
    Hi,
    May i know where i can find your physio? I had that experience too.
    thx.
    Call Dr. Liu above. I'm 100% cured and can lift heavy weights, go to the gym, extreme sports... that's how I fractured my arm... but my back is as good as new and I can live a normal life!

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    This is from a PM I sent someone on back pain:

    I tried everything I could, accupuncture, herbal, cupping, electro, those expensive chiropracters, every swamee lotion and potion you could think of.

    I even considered surgery as I couldn't even put my own socks on.

    I spent over HK15,000 with a fancy Central chiropractor for no gain at all.
    The session only lasted 5-10 minutes and I didn't even take off my shoes!

    Liu Chang who cured me, started by finding the problem disc and pushing back in, then he used massage to relax the muscles in my back, from neck to bum and legs because they were so tight from all the pain I had.

    When I was 90% better he used some accupuncture at the end of each session for the really deep aching muscles in my legs and bum. And you should have seen the length of those needles!

    He didn't charge extra for the accupuncture; I still had a full 30 mins of massage & 30 mins of accupuncture.

    He's a really good guy and he knows his stuff.

    If you don't know anyone who speaks Mandarin, you can call me to talk about it and I can get someone to make an appointment for you.
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    I believe it has been mentioned before but perhaps I should stress again: back pain is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Back pain can because of primary tumours, cancers that have spread (and the first symptom is back pain), as well as simple things like slipped discs or muscle spasm. Its quite important to find a cause (or at least exclude certain causes) of back pain before embarking on symptomatic therapy.
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    Yes I agree with you jeanlim. Since my first message, I have seen an osteopath, a physio, a rhumatologist, two other physios, did blood tests and sonograms. I am still in pain. Diagnosis is muscular though. I have a long term (4 years) upper back pain spot that I can feel some relief for a couple of hours after massages and bones cracking, another one in lower back which is also persistent, and finally some recent (1 year) burnings in the neck/upper back when I feel particularly tense. I am doing stretching everyday but I see no difference. What can I do to relax my back muscles?

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    Good for you temajie for seeing some real doctors and establishing a diagnosis of muscle issues.
    The correct specialist for this would be a rhuematologist, if his program of treatment and physio doesn't work you might consider getting the opinion of a second rheumatologist.

    Besides stretching you might consider whole body health like general exercise, healthy diet and plenty of sleep. Other types of stretches (yoga?), heat (hot bath), stress reduction (meditation?), focus on poor daily posture and stopping having your bones cracked might help.

    Keep us informed, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmq
    Hi,
    May i know where i can find your physio? I had that experience too.
    thx.
    I went to sports & spinal in central, 50 Wellington street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsnroses
    I went to sports & spinal in central, 50 Wellington street.
    Very good and honest staff, no unneeded treatments offered.

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