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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Dreaded Chiropractor

Took my first trip to the chiropractor on Monday.

THIS is the perpetrator.
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I've had problems with my lower back for, oh, a year and a half (no thanks to my trusty yoga ball), but I never bothered doing anything about because, well, chiropractors have a stigma and I may have had a faint fear of becoming paralyzed.

BUT, I figured I should have a go at it while I have good insurance and before I start working full time. So I went.

Wasn't so bad. I felt like I was on America's Next Top Model when the doc had me walking up and down the hallway so he could study my stride (which, apparently, I do wrong. Whoops). I did some weird strength tests and, at the end, bent body and legs in weird directions so I could be "popped" (I think I only actually "popped" once, though). Now I have silly exercises to do until my second visit on Friday. Something about an SI joint. Makes reading on my stomach a muy bit difficult.

...and I just remembered I have a Dove chocolate in my purse that the receptionist gave me. SCORE. *runs away*

8 comments:

  1. I've never been to the chiropractor but my dad has had some luck with them. Hope it helps you.

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  2. hahaha
    If I chase you down, will you share?

    Just as with any profession, there are good ones and bad ones, but I have friends who swear by them. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Score!!!!! Man, you're in Idaho? Ship some down to me! :D

    And good luck... :/

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  4. I wish I could afford to go more often. I'd never been until my second pregnancy, when things started doing things they shouldn't.

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  5. I am so happy I came across your blog! I was just recommended the best chiropractor in Danvers, MA but have been too scared to call and make an appointment! I have some serious issues but what it comes down to is getting paralyzed! I am petrified! Please update us about tomorrows visit and maybe it will give me enough of a boost to go see one myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  7. I'm getting ready to go to the chiro myself. I definitely need some help :) I'm one stiff puppy from sitting at my desk all day.

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  8. Of course, certified chiropractors will never do you any harm, rather, will give you soothing treatments to help alleviate the pain. If you want to save yourself from pain and restore the condition of your health without the need to take medications, then, you should give chiropractic care a try. Anyway, don't miss any of your sessions, Charlie!

    -Tanisha Muench @ USHealthWorks.com/Lynnwood-Center

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