Ok, my New Year's resolution was that I was NOT going to spend any more money on trying to feel better. Then I saw a little ad in the newspaper from a local chiropractor who claims to have great success with fibro cases. I called the number and received a generic information kit. It basically talked about how fibro begins in the central nervous system. I do understand that chiropractors think every illness pretty much stems from our spines. I made an appointment. On the first visit, they did a history, took X rays, a range of motion test and did the double scale thing. They had me read several brochures and read a paragraph here and there back to them to make sure I understood it (?) I have used chiropractors in the past for soft tissue injuries and my carpal tunnel, but nobody ever did X-rays. My next visit was yesterday where they had me read more brochures, look at X-rays of spines in various degree of sublixation and then we looked at mine. Not bad all things considered, my neck has lost some of its curve and my right hip and shoulder is higher, but no bad discs or anything like that. She then went over the "treatment plan." Three visits per week for 3 months, then two, then one, then maintenance. Since my insurance only covers 20 visits per year, they would be used up in two months of 3 days per week. Then comes the additional visits at $55 each. It added up to over $2,000.00! She had broken down a discount for pre-paid with cash, a handy financing plan with no interest for $175.00 per month, or 3 debits from my bank or credit card. I told her none of these arrangements was good for me, I am on disability, have a son in college, etc. and would only use what my insurance would cover. I then asked if I could just come in once per week and stretch out the visits that way and she said absolutely not. The treatment needs to be very intense at first. Then she adjusted me.. did the big massage machine over my back, worked on some trigger points with a little clicker and did all of the adjustments with one of those tables that drop in different places. Took about 5 minutes. Nothing different than any other chiropractor has ever done for me who do not claim to specialize in fibromyalgia. I might add that she also has an add in the newspaper for back pain, same basic premise. She called me after I got home to see how I was feeling, which at the time was a lot of pain. My headache was not better, although I did start to loosen up a bit over the course of the evening and feel better. Sorry this is so long, but part of me feels like this is a racket and I am being snookered. I will not pay for or use any more visits than my insurance will allow. I don't want to use them all up by July and have none for the rest of the year if I need them. Please tell me if any of you have really been helped with fibro, migraines or TMJ with intense chiropractic care. Thanks!