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Do any of you see a Chiropractor?(5 posts)

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 helpLeGrimper
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?

Le Grimp.
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.