Amazing Revelation At The Chiropractor’s Office

Spine
Spine

One interesting detail I have discovered from life so far, Chiropractic doctors have a certain mystic, unknown connotation attached to their services. Its strange, but when you tell someone you have a Chiropractic appointment, the silence is deafening. Almost predictable. Not that I’ve been to very many, in fact, only two in my life. The fact remains people like to talk about their aches and pains and the choice of healthcare does arise in conversation.

Since I brought it up, let me tell you why I was visiting the Chiropractor. I have found writing torture on the lower back and neck, especially after a 30 year career of traveling, dragging around luggage, a few car accidents, and just life’s bumps and lumps. When I settled down to begin writing, my body started screaming in pain. I’m a lefty, so it started with tendonitis in my left elbow, and naturally, it traveled to other places in my body. Long story short, after inhaling much anti-inflammatory meds and several specialist, I find myself staring a skeleton model of a human spine at the Chiropractor’s office.

The good news is he can help with the pain by relieving pressure off the nerve being pinched. This comes by a series of adjustments to open the area where the nerve sits in that particular vertebra (please forgive my laymen terms). Looking at the spine model as he carefully explained the process and reviewed my x-rays, it all made perfect sense to me. I’m certain my back will continue to feel better and I can keep writing as usual.

The funny thing was while all the details and options were discussed, in a rather serious way, as it is serious, my mind decides to go on a rabbit trail. I hate when this happens, I try to reel it back, but I keep thinking, here I am, not employed – finally, and my back is hurting. As I stared at the bony form in front of me, I imagined a sort of humorous 3-D image emerging from the rib cage, aiming straight for me. A revelation began to take shape in my mind.

In life we need 3 bones:

Funny Bone
Wish Bone
Back bone

The funny bone to take everything with a sense of humor, not to be so serious. The wish bone to wish for all dreams to come true, (like the chicken bone),and the back bone to do another day.

My advice for writers or anyone with sitting jobs:

  • Stand up and move around often
  • Get regular exercise daily
  • Keep drinking lemon water to push out the toxins.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress. By the way, I prefer Chiropractic treatment over medicine any day. It won’t improve your pain overnight, but it’s a way to repair the damage without surgery and drugs.

What has your experience been with back pain, and methods to cope with the pain? Maybe you’re a longterm writer or you have an occupation requiring hours of sitting, with tips on how you escaped lower back pain? I’m sure others would be interested in your suggestions.

Happy Trails
Donna George

6 thoughts on “Amazing Revelation At The Chiropractor’s Office

  1. I have been doing chiropractic for years. I had a severe sciatic nerve issue and could barely walk, in a week the pain was gone. I have been to many on and off over the years, they all have slightly different methods. I really disliked the pretzel method and cold adjustments so I quit for a while. I was having issues again so tried one right near my house. The BEST ever!! He uses massage therapists to relax your muscles (which makes perfect sense) and then you have a smooth adjustment and get a bonus massage included! So if your chiropractor doesn’t offer this, try one who does. 😊😊😊

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  2. Chiro and massage as well…I recently learned it could be posture while sitting, stress, and even a tight muscle. I read on WebMD that walking, yoga, and swimming could help and resting too long could make it worse. I recently researched back stretching and strengthening exercises.

    I came across the SCM muscle on a forum recently that causes a lot of issues! There are YouTube videos, on massaging the area, as well. It doesn’t appear to be related to what you are dealing with, Donna. Since it can cause a lot of issues, it’s worth spreading the knowledge, even as a preventative measure!

    http://www.natural-solutions-for-muscle-pain.com/sternocleidomastoid-muscle.html

    Pain is not fun! I am sorry you are going through this!!! I pray you get relief quickly!

    I’ve tried:
    *Warm water with vinegar and honey
    *Warm almond milk, lemon and tumeric
    *Probiotics

    To good health!

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  3. Hello Jen
    This is great information to review. I look forward to watching the videos on massage and the exploring the link. It sounds like you have much knowledge about this kind of pain. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this information ;).
    To good health!

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  4. Great advice! It is important when sitting for a while to take proper breaks. I also drink lemon water as well and find it to benefit me greatly. Thanks for sharing!

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