Find a better chiro.You guys certainly know how to sell the chiro. Here's how my day went. I went to Navy Medical and while waiting in the waiting room, I called a chiro. To my surprise, I was able to make an appointment same day. Navy Medical also surprised me when instead of the usual treatment, they actually referred me to xrays and physical therapy. I personally think the xrays will be useless and unrevealing, but at least they actually tried. I'm authorized 24 visits over the next 3 months for PT, but before making an appointment, I waited until the chiro. After discussing my problem as well as the previous back injury I had in December, he immediately found...well, I don't know the terminology, but something in the back hadn't fully closed. He corrected it and told me to keep away from all lower body exercises. So much for maintaining my strength, now I can't even do deadlifts. But if it works, then I'm all for it.
One thing he said that I didn't like was that squatting all the way down to the heels (ATG) is bad for the knees. I was never breaking world records, yet there are olympic lifters who do massive amounts of weight ATG without problems. Also, full ROM squats are supposed to be natural for humans. Before I ever saw him, I had stopped doing ATG and just went somewhere between parallel and ATG, but this was because I believed it offered the same benefit, but also allowing me to lift more weight. So his criticism of ATG bothered me.
I also don't think he understood what a squat was. The motion he used to demonstrate problem areas resembled more of a deadlift, but I mentioned deadlifts and he seemed to know about those. In regards to the squat, he even said that the shoulders are supposed to be over the hips. This would be a squat variation in which the torso is upright, such as with front or overhead squats, but a back squat I'm pretty sure the hips are supposed to shoot back away from the shoulders.
All in all, I'm pretty pleased for $35, which was less than my copay.