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A 37-year-old member asked:

How will chiropractors help my achy limbs?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Depends on the cause: Chiropractic adjustment is based on restoring proper nervous conduction by altering pressures on various nervous structures (apologies to any chiropractors who may be reading this). The adjustments you receive will attack your aches from this perspective. This differs from osteopathic manipulation, which focuses on restoring proper circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Minimal relief: The chiro will administer a deep, thrusting massage which might give a bit of relief for a day or two. They cure nothing, and are delighted to have you to keep coming back again and again for their deep massage. If your limbs ache a lot, day after day, see your family doctor to get started in a proper diagnosis and cure.
Last updated Apr 3, 2012

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