Thanks everybody for your input...the thing is, he doesn't want to go to a doctor...he says that a doctor would just charge him four times as much to tell him exactly what the chiropractor told him, or to tell him that he needs surgery, which he doesn't want at all and can't afford. So he is looking for different options...he would rather just deal with it and wait for it to go away (his brother had the same problem for 3 months and then it left) than pay for a doctor.
Angel Leaguer...now that you mention it, I think he has talked about his right leg going numb and hurting also. I wonder if it is a blocked artery? Where can he go to treat that?
He can't get medical advice from an internet forum. The only way to know what's wrong with him is to go to a doctor. Chiropractors are not doctors. If he doesn't want to go, his only option is to take it easy and hope it gets better. Maybe he could pay to see a physical therapist instead of a chiropractor.
Maybe I should have been more clear in my original post. My husband had back pain for many many years, and he tried to just numb it with pills or buy a new bed, new chairs, etc. He had leg numbess/pain as well. He did not get better, he got worse. He did complain to the doctor about it, and they sent him to get an MRI. That's when he found out his back was herinating and he needed to get surgery asap.
My father also had back herinations, but because he went early to the doctor, he was able to be fixed with physical therapy and medication.
If he wants to get better, he needs to go see a doctor. Yes, doctors cost money. He'll just have to decide what's more important, feeling better, or having spending money.