I have chronic back pain. It used to be just in my lower back, but recently in the last few years it's been mid-back, lower back, and neck (and sometimes ass too 😂).
I don't know what it's like to live pain-free. And well, I tend to just ignore it.
huh, me, ignore my meat suit. why yes, I do that a lot. Except when it comes to eating. Eating is a Thing for me, which is why I'm on the eating plan I'm on! But that's another post.
It's been several (like almost a decade) years since I've been to a chiropractor.
And for the new moon I was feeling all fiery and found a chiropractor in my area, sent them an email and made an appointment for yesterday. Yay Self Care!
I've never been to a chiropractor who hands-on adjusted. My previous Dr did the drop adjusting where the chair moves and you don't crack at all. This Doc was making me into a pretzel, asking me to relax (while I'm in pain?) and then moving me in the opposite direction of where my body was.
It felt as if she was going to break me. Break my back, my neck. I didn't trust her. She moved so quickly that I couldn't really catch my breath. I didn't know what to expect so I didn't know what was going to happen next.
Then she asked me to move onto my back or side and I had to lay there for a second to collect myself. With the pops came a rush of energy, a release. It was pleasant?
At some point she realized that I was a newbie and began explaining what she was going to do. But when she went to do it, I still resisted. Mostly because it fucking hurt.
Today, my lower back feels great. no pain there. My middle back and neck muscles are tender. I'm sore. She said this might be the case.
I go back to her today as she said that it will be better for me if I have adjustments really close together so we can get my back in a good place and then space them out more.
Hopefully the aches will go away soon.
Do you go to the chiropractor? Did it scare you at first? lol
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