Cracked rib

I've been going to a chiropractor who only does drops on my low back, and it gives very temporary relief. Physio doesn't help at all, and I refuse to take painkillers and antiinflammatory drugs. Finally decided to make the change to a different chiro.

The new chiropractor also uses a technique where I lie on my side, and he clicks the spine. He couldn't get any releases for the first few consults, but then it starting clicking, and immediately got relief.

Until yesterday. I did tell him, but he forgot it seems, that at 60 I have quite serious osteoporosis. He cracked a rib! Damn, just when I was getting relief from the low back pain. Now he's having to be far more gentle.

It's the fifth time I've cracked ribs, the last when coughing. I suppose I have quite weak bones.

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Physical Therapists providing a Chiropractic adjustment?

Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.

It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.

In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.

Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?

The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.

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