|Do any of you see a Chiropractor?||Americano Cyclepop|
May 21, 2002 1:47 PM
|H ave they helped any?
|Only when I had an obvious problem. (nm)||allervite|
May 21, 2002 1:57 PM
|re: Depends if you have a problem.||titansprodigal|
May 21, 2002 3:54 PM
|If you're just going for the heck of it then i doubt you'll notice much. However, if you have a slight leg length discrepency, hip rotation, small scoliosis then yes you'll notice the difference. Get xrays of spine and pelvic, neck and that'll show any discrepencies.|
|It can help||LeGrimper|
May 21, 2002 9:57 PM
|I see one around once a month. I have a leg length difference and also a rotated hip.
I find that slowly I loose flexability and start to stiffen up more and more, first in the back, then the hip and finally in the hammies. I try to stretch it off but I slowly loose ground. Once this happens then I book in and get cracked. The amount of tension your body can hold is amazing.
Interestingly I have packed the short leg up by 4mm with washers under a Look cleat and this helped loads. I also flipped my stem over to rise my bars around 4cm and pushed the seat back and up a few mm to 8cm behind the BB. All on the advice of an expert. Did it work?
Power went up 10%, visits to the chiro went down and my hammies have grown considerably in the last 9 months.
Not as aero granted but then Im not so sore, recover quicker and have had more places this year than all the others years put together.
Worth a thought?
May 24, 2002 7:08 AM
|I've seen one off and on for back pain etc, but the relief I got was not total.
The thing that has helped me the most recently, don't laugh, is traction. I bought an EZ-Ups inversion rack and boots and now I hang upside down for 3 minutes everyday. During the hanging, I do inverted sit-ups. You can't believe how quickly the pain and tension flows out of your back! It also seems to help flush the lactic acid out of your legs after a hard ride.
Stretching is a must also.