Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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As one of the other replies notes, there are some things for which a chiropractor is invaluable, but were I you I'd ask friends and co-workers in your area for a personal recommendation. There are lots of hucksters out there, the key is to find a good one.
The worst ones -- IMHO -- are those who espouse that chiropractic heals everything from foot fungus to gum disease and you need to come 2-3 times a week so they can take care of you. (What such charlatans really fix is a lack of funds in their bank account...) The best ones focus on the issue presented and while initially it may take more frequent visits, it works out.
I'd respectfully suggest that you first see a regular doctor to ensure you don't have a serious injury that chiropractic may exacerbate. I had a bad sprain a couple of years ago, decided to start with a massage, shouldn't have gone for the deep tissue variety, because -- I'm not kidding here -- I ended up in the emergency room, had to use a walker for about 4 days, it was really, really ugly and about the third worst pain I've ever experienced (yeah, worse than that). The manipulation from a chiropractor would be still more intense, so proceed cautiously.
In the meanwhile, alternating heat and ice work wonders, aleve is a good pain reliever and an excellent anti-inflammatory (in the short term you can do 2 tablets 3 times a day, don't do that more than a week or two, though), and rest is key.
Good luck, man.