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Chronic pain

Osteopath or Chiropractor for herniated disc problem?

10 replies

rosebud5678 · 10/10/2022 22:28

I've had ongoing back issues for years - in recent years this has manifested itself as leg pain on one side. Probably some kind of sciatica.
I've tried going to an osteopath with varying amounts of success, and am considering trying a chiropractor.
Has anyone tried both, and if do which did you find the most effective? I'm slightly nervous about making things worse...the spinal manipulation looks a bit dramatic!
Thanks in advance.

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Scoundrella · 10/10/2022 22:32

Osteopath was much better for me I tried 2 chiropractors and it just didn’t help.

saw a physio as well who was really helpful.

goosebuster · 10/10/2022 22:32

Doctor. I know someone who had this and it ended up prolapsing. Cue helicopter to hospital and emergency surgery due to cauda equina syndrome.

Please get it checked out by a medical professional and get appropriate scans if you haven't already. Chiro made it worse in this case and they are extremely lucky that they're not paralysed. Note Chiro did not know about the disc issue, nobody did, so absolutely not their fault that it made it worse.

Whitepouringglue · 10/10/2022 22:33

Osteopaths are trained to a higher standard, it doesn't really compare. I would not trust my body to a chiropractor although as in everything there are some skilled ones.

Toohardtofindaproperusername · 10/10/2022 22:35

See a physiotherapist .. specialist in,back problems ...(even better if they also do pilates)

parietal · 10/10/2022 22:36

physiotherapy or doctor

don't see an chiroprac - they have no medical training and can cause injury by doing the wrong thing.

BryceQuinlanTheFirst · 10/10/2022 22:40

Download the curable app, your pain might be neuroplastic which is a learned response. Even if it's not for you it will help you understand your pain

RebeccaCloud9 · 10/10/2022 22:41

Don't see a chiro. Pseudo science quacks who have no clue about genuine medical conditions and can make it worse.

rosebud5678 · 11/10/2022 17:46

Thanks everyone - this has confirmed my suspicions!

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LynetteScavo · 11/10/2022 17:53

An Osteopath, but a good one. I've seen an amazing osteopath, who works miracles, but when she was booked up I saw another at her practice and he was nowhere near as good.

alexdgr8 · 11/10/2022 17:56

avoid chiropractor.

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