I swore off Chiropractors for about 15 years until this past month. Ever since riding the Livestrong Philly ride, after a couple of days, I developed some lower back pain. Nothing severe more of a nuisance. I have these stretches I have been doing for the past 15 years that usually fixed any lower back soreness. Although, this time they didn't really seem to work like they normally do. Couple of weeks go by, I was still riding and running pain free. Then afte one lunch time ride the pain came back but a little more sever that the previous weeks. I ran the next day back was still kind of sore and not really getting better. Then the next day I cut my grass. I have a lawn small enough to do with a push mower and not large enough for a riding mower. Now as an aside, my lawnmower is 20 years old and the handle was about 8 inches shorter then when I bought it because I refused to give up on it when the engine still worked perfectly. When the handle would wear out againt the deck I would just cut it down and keep going. Anyway, after cutting my grass on a Friday, yes it was a little painful, I woke up Saturday with sever lower back pain and could barely standup and walk. I spent the weekend laying on the floor hopped up on Advil. I decided to go see the medical doc Monday morning. He did some very minor movement test and said it was muscular, which I knew it was, then told me to take 3 Advil mixed with 2 Tylenol and a prescribed muscle relaxer. This didn't sound right to me but I went along with it for a couple of days and no improvement. Finally, I decided to try the Chiro again. Some guys at work recommended one and after a month off the bike I am cured. Cured my lower back pain, my left shoulder pain, and no longer feel like I am 90 years old getting in and out of chairs. I am a believer in Chiropactic once again. Things is the chiro said the shoulder pain I was having was most likely an indicator that something was wrong and led to my lower back pain. To finish my long winded story... do you guys prefer medical docs or chiropractors when dealing with back and muscular pain? Can't wait to get back on the bike but we are supposed to get snow this weekend!!!!