During my childhood and up until about 40 I saw chiros. At that time my doctor became ill and the practice was taken over by a new person. One treatment with him and the next day my entire neck from spine to throat was black and blue. That was the last time I went, over 25 years ago. I am 65, have spinal stenosis C 4,5,6, spinal degeneration and sacro problems, I think my right side is all shorter than my left. Looking at shoulders it is fairly obvious. Five years ago I went through problems with a nerve that went from my neck to my elbow pinched. That was painful and I was unable to use that arm for a couple of months. During that time my doctor ordered an MRI . When I saw him for the results he sat reading them for the FIRST time and said this is bad, this is very bad, you will need spinal surgery. Bam, I nearly fell over. Then he said: "it is a good thing you didn't go to a chiro or you could be paralyzed". That is what I remember most. I was sent to PT which made the arm much worse, it vibrated for days all by itself. Then I was sent to an ortho , by this time it was about 8 weeks from the intial diagnosis. Before I went I took valium and soma and was willing to do a headstand to keep from hearing the words spinal surgery. I was moving and 90% of the pain was gone from my cervical area/arm. My husband went in the exam with me to take notes. When I get nervous my brain slows to half speed if you know what I mean. My spouse said that I should not go back to him, that in plain English he was "snotty" and crass. I think I was so nervous I didn't hear much of what he said, but my husband had everything written down for me. The ortho did a thorough physical exam and said my skeleton could account for all my problems and pains: saying you do not have FMS but bone/spine/skeletal problems. He was more worried about my sacro region than the cervical, that last 9 pound baby left his mark. He dismissed me but said if I had further problems to see his WIFE in the office across the hall, who happened to be a Chiropractor.!! hmnnn This morning as I sat I felt "ping" like somebody snapped a nerve in sacro, plus am recovering from two months of not using my arm again. I went five years in between without a problem. If I see my GP again, he will send me back to that ortho who will send me to his wife the chiro. Would you see a chiro with my history/problems? I am 65 and had poor experiences with the several tries at PT. I have a hot tub and spend about 30 minutes daily in it with jets on high aiming at "problems de jour" and I truly believe that is why I have been so mobile. Now wondering if I need more.