Back in 2004, a CFS friend called me and urged me to go to an "Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor." I had never heard of this kind of chiro before. They essentially believe that the neck and back and rest of the body would be ok if your atlas bone in your neck was in. They take a device that looks like a gun/laser and send a sound wave that hits your atlas bone and puts it back in place. I know, totally bizarre, but what I liked about it was there was no snap, crackle pop. They don't touch your neck. This laser doesn't touch your neck. Like I said, it's just a sound wave that is sent out of he laser to your neck. I have been going for 7 years. In the beginning, it would work and hold for weeks. Now, 7 years later, I can barely hold the adjustment for a few days to a week. There have been 2 times this year where literally an hour after going to the chiro, I am in horrible pain all over again. This weekend, like many...was one of those weekends where I went to the chiro and felt better for 5 minutes afterwards. Yet, in my mind, I feel like I need to keep going. I don't know if I have been brainwashed or what. After my last appointment, I came home and danced for 5 minutes and my neck went out. I am now on pain pills. This is new. I never used to have this and the doctor basically tells me, "don't move." The doc is 40 minutes away from my home, in another state. I have to pay tolls, pay for gas, etc. I have actually (this is really crazy) pondered moving to New Jersey, so I can be closer to this chiropractor. I also feel like I will never be able to move, like I must stay in this location for the rest of my life to be near my chiropractor. This weekend, I had a total meltdown realizing that my thinking doesn't make sense. It doesn't because it's NOT WORKING. I am sick of going to the chiropractor, etc. ANd, I am sick with the fact that he wants me to come every week and I go every week. I go because his treatment lasts for too damn short. There was once a time when I was fine, I walked in there and left in pain. I told him how I was pissed. I should have never come. I was fine when walking in and not so fine, when leaving. Sometimes, I hate this man. When you look online at Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic, everyone who gets it feels so much better. These people hold their adjustments for weeks to months, to years. I have a herniated disc and bulging discs. I am thinking that what I need to do is to stop going for awhile and hope that my neck just settles down. I need to detrain myself into NOT believing, that my atlas bone in my neck is the sole reason that my neck is a problem and that if the atlas is in, I will be fine. Mine never remains "in" so what the F ? And, bottom line, I have herniated discs which have nothing to do with the Atlas bone. This chiro wants me to buy a shirt that is $110.00 that keeps your posture upright. It has boning in it to keep you sitting up straight or standing straight. I decided, no way. I have fibro and I have a feeling that would kill me. And...$110.00? It better be made by Versace. Any thoughts? Anyone with a similar story?