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02/18/2013 05:00 PM

Chiropractor and self massage, my experiences

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New to this but desperate for relief I tried self massage and did go visit a chiro for an adjustment.

I has some relief with the massage. I was desperate to get the hernia out of my chest and it did help but I was very sore after one occasion I had to do it.

I went to a chiro on thursday and had a treatment. It was nothing like the YouTube vids that don't seem too horrible. It was a tremendous amount of pressure and I am still sore as well as had to fight off pretty severe panic for about a day and a half. Today, just 4 days later the hernia is back up so all that pain for nothing. I would try again with someone else who was more gentle.

Anyone else have much experience with this or have any suggestions for relief?


02/19/2013 02:35 PM
Posts: 161


It is no fun when you have put a lot of effort in to going to see a specialist only to get a non-productive outcome. The problem with the chiro is that it is not good for everyone, so we can only put down to experience, if it doesn't work.

I have been experimenting with all kinds of foods and as a result I have wittled out a lot of the things that cause me trouble. The main culprits are Potato, Pastry, Red Meat, Onion, Caffeine, Cake, Most Beers and Ciders, Wine, Burgers, and on the plus side I have no problem whatsoever with Chocolate, Fish/Prawns, Raw Vegetables, Guinness, Rice, Ice Cream, Fruit Juices, Custard, Rice Pudding.

I also found that if I drink a glass of boiled water that has cooled enough to gulp down I then get up on to my toes and let myself drop back onto my heels a few times it tends to pull the hernia back out of my chest thus giving me a few hours of reliefSmile

I hope that you can get some answers from our pages.

Take Care.



02/19/2013 02:40 PM
Posts: 8
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Thanks for the reply. I don't seem to have much luck with the water and jumping exercise. I mostly just feel rattled and when the hernia is that bad, it's really hard to squeeze any water down without chest pain and it feeling stuck.

I'm really having a tough time right now, it has come back up into my chest and is giving me neck pains among other things. I hate when it pinches off my esophagus.


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