Last Christmas my husband strained his back and it has not got better despite ongoing physiotherapy. We don't know if he has "slipped" a disk as the doctors' view is that he should continue with physio and pain control (which has not so far been very effective).
A lot of friends have recommended that he should try a chiropractor. Has anyone got any advice? We have heard this can be risky particularly for people over 60 as the spinal manipulation has been known to cause never damage in uncommon (but not vanishingly rare) cases. More damage being the last thing he needs at an age when we don't heal up well ...
He's had quite a lot of osteopathy when he was younger, but never seen an actual chiropractor. Over the years, physio core exercises have been the most effective help, but this was before he actually injured himself - and now we read that core exercises can make things worse in some cases by making muscles over-react!
Gratefull for any insight anyone can give.