I had a friend at work that had terrible lower back pain, and went to a chiropractor for years to treat it. Said chiropractor, according to her, popped her hip out of socket to relieve the pressure (according to him) every time she went, which was more or less on a weekly basis.
So obviously it kept getting worse because that’s a gigantic load of bullshit, and I told her as much and mentioned that she ought to go see an actual doctor. They did some scans and found she had spinal arthritis that was being exacerbated by weak lower back muscles which weren’t able to properly support her (which were being strained, leading to the majority of the back pain in the first place).
So instead of doing some simple exercises to strengthen her core and lower back, she just paid a chiropractor god knows how much money over the course of several years to make her feel a little better for a couple days.
But this is completely ingrained into our culture around here at this point, even more so than essential oils. Every time I hear someone say they’ve got a backache or a sore neck at least one person in the vicinity chimes in with “You should go to the chiropractor…”.
You know what I never hear, though? “You should get more exercise and maybe do some strength training and work on improving your posture.” In fact if you do say that, you’ll probably be met with derision and a bunch of folks side-eyeing you because you told someone who was in pain that they should exercise.