tonight i was out at a local coffee shop where i often run into a friend of mine, an older guy who i did aikido with and who earns a living as a chiropractor.
he asked me how i was doing, and i mentioned that i had seperated my shoulder somewhat in judo three weeks ago, but that i hadn't been in to see a doctor and was just letting it heal on its own.
he asked if he could take a look, i said sure, and he ended up (painlessly) pushing my clavicle back into place. he told me i needed to make sure it stayed there for six more weeks, then it should be healed.
i mean, it feels better since he "fixed" it, but i'm not above the placebo effect or anything. i've been working out (jiu-jitsu and weightlifting) on it for about a week now, and although a little sore, it hasn't given me any serious pain or problems.
i had planned on maybe starting judo again this week, but that would be against his advice, i think. if anything fucks my shoulder up again, it would be judo.
anyway, just curious if you guys had an opinion: have any of you had your shoulder seperated? how did you treat it? did you see a chiropractor, an MD, or both?
the only other opinion i've gotten was from a fellow judo player who has had three shoulder seperations, and he opined that i had a "first degree" seperation and that it would heal no matter what i did. thoughts?