Dh has had lower back issues off and on for the past 20 years. It's usually once a year. Last year was the worst and he could barely walk for more than a week. He took a lot of pills, slept a lot, and was better after a few weeks.
He just tweaked it again. We went to a chiropractor since doctors just want to give him pills that don't seem to do very much. The chiro seemed to know what they were talking about but I am just unsure. Their explanation of his hips being out of alignment and that causing knee pain when he runs made a lot of sense.
Dh did see a chiropractor years ago after falling on ice and was feeling completely normal after one adjustment. That was the last time we saw one.
I've spent time searching online tonight and I am more unsure than ever. We've never tried a physical therapist so I'm wondering if we should do that or some type of orthopedist. Mostly, I just don't know if chiropractors are good or not. I'm worried about messing him up worse than he already is.
He's not overweight (doctors usually want him to gain about five pounds when they see him). No health issues at all and all yearly physicals and blood work are great. His back just messes with him at least once a year.