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Anyone Experienced "Maximized Living" Chiropractic?

I have an appointment this coming week. I looked them up online and found pro and con opinions. Some call them a cult. It seems to me, it boils down to whatever your thinking is of conventional medicine -vs- healing yourself with the right foods and exercise; and of course getting the spine corrected.

 

I personally, would rather not take more "pills", if I can heal my body with the right diet.

 

Anyone with personal experience care to share? TIA

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Re: Anyone Experienced "Maximized Living" Chiropractic?

I use it as a tool. It was my first impetus toward much needed weight loss, and as such I am grateful to the program.

 

There are aspects of the overall program that don't jibe with my belief system and I don't incorporate those aspects into my lifestyle.

 

I'm certainly a much healthier person than I was before being introduced to the program.

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Re: Anyone Experienced "Maximized Living" Chiropractic?

I have heard of them, there are a few in my area-none are ever busy.

I am always wary of chiropractics they claim they are experts in EVERYTHING!

I barely consider chiro's 'doctors' I know a few and refuse to refer to them as Dr.   I will refer to them as chiropractics

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@Tabbycat

 

While I believe in chiropractic for spinal issues, that is as far as it goes with me. A very close, and no longer living, friend of mine was a chiropractor. He knew what he could do, and what he could not do.

 

He never made any claims to be able to prevent illnesses of any type, nor did he ever tell me about cures unrelated to issues of the spine. He is the one that asked me about nutrition and specific types of exercising, and exercises.

 

I never went to a dentist with any of my 3 completely ruptured spinal discs, and I never went to my friend, the Spinal Surgeon to get my several root canals.

 

If they in some way are adding something other than their chiropractic knowledge that varies from what is taught in major chiropractic schools of learning? Believe what you wish, but if it has anything to do with something other than the spine? To me it probably is bs.

 

 

hnj

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Re: Anyone Experienced "Maximized Living" Chiropractic?

Thanks for your responses. I have never been to a chiropractor either.

I learned about them when the Dr came to the YWCA for a seminar. Some members have gone to him and say he is great. He has several followers from the Y.

 

I am somewhat leary and DH is strickly against chiropractic, but he told me it was my body, my choice. I"m having some pain issues from 2 falls in 2 years.

 

@violann ... it's nice to know you are much healthier now. I'm all for that. I don't need to really lose but 5 or 7 pounds, I try to get exercise 3 times a week, but the healthy diet healing the body got my attention. I guess I will go see what it's all about. I would love to get off the BP meds.

 

 

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Re: Anyone Experienced "Maximized Living" Chiropractic?

I am all for fewer prescription meds too. 

 

Never had chiropractic but I do have a naturopath's office near me who offers a wide variety of services by several providers. Some according to belief systems like Reiki, others are mechanical such as deep tissue massage or a sauna.

 

Go slow in your treatments and listen to your gut when you know a course of treatment isn't right for you. They will try to sell, sell, after all, it's how they stay in business. 

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I spent 3 years going to a Maximized Living chiropractor. I consider it cult-like. He claimed he could fix any ailment, incuding my MS. I initially went to see him for chronic headaches and neck pain. I quit. I never , ever felt the slightest improvement and he made me feel guilty that I was not better even though I followed the "program". There was constant pressure to buy supplements, cookbooks and more. I felt very uncomfortable and hustled the longer I saw him. Now , when I see him at social events , he pretends he doesn't know me. Save your money. See a real doctor and do your own research.

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@mimilucy wrote:

I spent 3 years going to a Maximized Living chiropractor. I consider it cult-like. He claimed he could fix any ailment, incuding my MS. I initially went to see him for chronic headaches and neck pain. I quit. I never , ever felt the slightest improvement and he made me feel guilty that I was not better even though I followed the "program". There was constant pressure to buy supplements, cookbooks and more. I felt very uncomfortable and hustled the longer I saw him. Now , when I see him at social events , he pretends he doesn't know me. Save your money. See a real doctor and do your own research.


So, OP,  you will have to assess very carefully what occurs in your clinic.  

There is NO pressure in mine, and the adjustments are comfortable and very relaxing. There are supplements available, but never pushed.

I think if I felt there was anything going on that made me feel uncomfortable, I'd stop going myself.

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I went in for the x-ray of the spine. I had to reschedule for Monday for my first adjustment.

 

@Snowpuppy... thanks for the advice. I will go slow and listen to my gut. This is a really busy place and everyone, staff and patients, are helpful and happy.

 

@mimilucy... I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience. I will watch out for any negative feelings I get. I have read a lot of reviews online for different locations. They vary from one extreme to the other.

 

@violann... It's good to know you had a nice experience with ML. I do hope this place will be more like the one you go to. I couldn't really tell with the first visit how pushy the sales pitches will be. I will stop going if that's how they are, especially since my DH is still not on board with me.

 

   So I'll just go and they will show me the x-rays on Monday and do the adjustment, if I choose, that day. The third visit will be their recommendation and cost of care.

 

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Re: Anyone Experienced "Maximized Living" Chiropractic?

I go to a chiropractor every month for my arthritis and I always feel great after he adjusts everything.  If he thinks there is a problem that he can't fix he always tells me to see my family doctor. 

 

Are "maximized living" chiropractors different than regular chiropractors?