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I am having all the symptoms of IC and waiting to be diagnosed. Has anyone tried chiropractic care and, if so, with any success?
I am seeing my D.C. today and will share what I learn from him.
07-16-2004, 07:44 AM
I have never tried it. If you try it let us know your results. I hope someone else can help answer your questions. Take care - Chris :)
07-16-2004, 08:12 AM
I have been seeing a chiropractor for about a month and half so far! I did not go for IC symptoms however I have had chronic lower back pain since my IC started!The lower part of my back is usually swollen when I go! It helps me for a day or two!
I just got back from my chiropractor, who told me a story of a woman a few years ago that he helped. Just before I went, I found an article on the following website, which refers specifically to the tie between L5 sublixations and IC. I gave the article to my doctor today and he has read other research by the doctor who wrote the article. Last year, I was diagnosed through MRI after a car accident as having a herniated disk at L5 - this can't be merely a coincidence. I've also just started running again and that may be contributing. Needless to say, I'm resting for now! We'll see what happens....I go back for another adjustment on Monday and, at the very least, I will know I've tried the least invasive of treatments. Stay tuned and thanks for the responses.
07-16-2004, 10:29 AM
Let me know how you feel soon, I just read that article earlier today!!! Thinking of taking it to my chiro too! I need a crackin anyways lol. Yea, definately let me know how u r doing!!!
07-16-2004, 11:24 AM
I printed out the article thanks for sharing !
Where is this article? I would love to read it. Kathy
07-16-2004, 05:48 PM
I have gone to my chiro on & off for as long as I can remember ( not for IC) anyway after about 4 years into my IC I was disscuising it with me ( at this stage I did not know I had IC, or no one could give me a name for it ) After breifly talking about my bladder problem he look at me & said I can fix it for you it's only because of lower back pressure of the bladder & after a few treatments we will relase that pressure & all will be wonderful. Needless to say it didn't work because that wasn't they problem. However I still see him when I think I need to it doesn't hurt to keep things in line & any pressure off.
Good luck with it
07-16-2004, 05:49 PM
Yes i have tried chiropractic care in the pass but personally for me it didn't help it made me go into a major flare that lasted for two weeks but don't let me scare you please don't because i have heard some success stories with this type of treatment
sending you hugs and prayers
I am reposting the link to the article as requested. Will write again next week after I go to the chiro again. I am also on Detrol LA so it's going to be hard to tell what's working. My symptoms seem to be improving. I've modified my diet, as well.
Hope you are all having a pain-free, peaceful weekend.
07-31-2004, 09:38 PM
Kim, it's great your searching out different therapies for your pain. I used to work for a D.C. and I learned a lot. I also majored in the medical field and never understood till then how the spinal nerves can be so affected like they are. The chrio most likely won't cure your IC but it may help release some of that tension in your spine. Hopefully you can work with your urologist and d.c. and work as a team to make you feel better. Definitely try the medications b/c they can help quite a bit. It's definitely trial and error to see what works for each person. Keep us posted. Good luck. :)
Thanks to everyone for all of your replies to my post about chiropractic care.
I found out this week that I don't have IC; this was confirmed by my urologist. As it turns out, I have a benign ovarian cyst and my bladder symptoms are virtually gone now. The urologist isn't sure what actually caused the sudden onset of IC-like symptoms. I want to let all of you know that, in my brief time as a member, I've found this to be an incredible forum and it has been a relief knowing that there is such a vast source of information available for IC. Wishing you all peace and pain-free days. Kim
08-02-2004, 01:57 AM
Kim, it's great to hear about your non-IC. Good luck with your cyst. Make sure to spread the word about IC and the IC-network to people you know who may be suffering. Good luck with care. (((hugs)))
08-18-2004, 06:21 PM
I have seen a Chriopractor for 7 years and he loved that article. My L5 is always out of alinement and he really feels strongly that it could be affecting me. Its something I am going to consider after I try a few otehr things.
After my appointments with my chrio I feel great for a few days. I see him every 6 weeks.
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