I wish you the best with your cleanse. It helped me so much. My back is just fine now. I'm still really careful about bending over and picking things up but better safe than sorry. In the beginning the doctors put me on powerful pain meds and wow those things caused even more problems. I never take anything stronger than an aspirin now and hate to do that. I understand your concerns with going to a chiropractor but if you can ever find a "good" one they are unbelieveably helpful. I even took my baby to one starting when she was 3 mths old, some people take them sooner. My chiropractor does laser accupunture, I'm still not sure how it works but it does so I'm happy.
You are on the right path and I wish you all the best. Let me know how things are going.