No, Joyce..you did not over react. My mother gets the every 2-5 weeks…she is in the hospital at least 2 times a month with them. The doc is now saying that because she has had so many, so frequently that he recommends not treating them anymore and has given her 6-8 weeks to live. It's awful to watch her when she has them…suddenly she doesn't recognize anyone ( she usually recognizes everyone) She has had alz. for 5 years. She had congestive heart failure, one kidney is failing, a pubic cath, and has have been having mini-strokes and 2 hear tattacks in 2 years. I am her main caretaker ( she lives at home) and I feel if I do not have her next UTI and I don't have it treated, I will be killing her…not a good place to be…..
In 2007 guidelines, the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society included spinal manipulation as one of several treatment options for practitioners to consider when low-back pain does not improve with self-care. More recently, a 2010 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report noted that complementary health therapies, including spinal manipulation, offer additional options to conventional treatments, which often have limited benefit in managing back and neck pain. The AHRQ analysis also found that spinal manipulation was more effective than placebo and as effective as medication in reducing low-back pain intensity. However, the researchers noted inconsistent results when they compared spinal manipulation with massage or physical therapy to reduce low-back pain intensity or disability.