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Oh yeah, I went to a chiropractor at lunch. I had never gone to one since I always figured they were quacks. Shan has said that they've really helped her a lot in the past though, so I thought I'd give it a try. Kind of creepy when she cracked my back and I don't think I really believe in the whole "adjustments" thing, but I guess it wasn't too bad to have a woman palpating me for half an hour or so. It didn't cure my sore back though. Still, I'm going to go back again later this week. I'm hoping she hooks me up to the electric muscle massager thingy that I've heard so much about. That sounds rad.

I have a meeting with a personal trainer today at my new gym too. I'm gonna be all gimped out, arrgh. The trainer's name is Devon, hopefully it's some meathead gymrat and not some hottie.


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Mar. 27th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Your insurance doesn't cover the chiropractors that offer a complimentary reach-around with each back crack? Pity.
Mar. 27th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
It didn't cure my sore back though.

Ding ding!

Still, I'm going to go back again later this week.

Ding ding ding!!
Mar. 27th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Girl touching my butt.

Ding dong!
Mar. 27th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
hopefully it's some meathead gymrat and not some hottie

Who are you, and what have you done with Demo?!
Mar. 28th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
I am BlubberMan, I'm hiding Demo in my vast folds of soft tissue, but he's trying to get out...
Mar. 27th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
it didn't cure your sore back because the soreness is in your muscles. Your muscles are attached to the spine, she adjusted your spine and realigned where it was pinching or out and that is what caused your back to be sore in the first place. Just like after working out at the gym and you have sore muscles afterwards, it takes a day or two for everything to go back to normal.
Ice it if it's inflamed, heat will relax tight muscles.
I'm a chiropractic assistant and I have been seeing a chiropractor since I was a child after a horrible injury. After my regular Dr. ran out of pain drugs for me to OD on, put me on pure caffeine pills for migraines and sent me to a psychotherapist to make sure I wasn't making my pain up, I was finally introduced to chiropractic and I don't want to think of where I'd be without it.
Chiropractic isn't something to be "believed" in. Almost anyone would willingly try physical therapy if their doctor referred them. Chiropractic is like PT for your spine and reg PT is for your muscles and building strength. The go hand in hand most the time if it's a hip, back or neck injury.
the only reason people get weird ideas about chiro's is because a large percentage of them believe in "holistic" healing which is basically laying off the chemicals and pharmaceuticals and going for the natural thing instead of pills... and then of course you can imagine what percentage of the people who like it natural that are gonna end up being tree hugging hippies or some other form of free loving weirdo.
like any profession, you are gonna have the weirdos, you just have a better chance of finding a tree hugging, crystal loving, energy healing chiropractor because of the "holistic" thing.
k, off my soap box!
hope your back gets feeling better soon. don't forget ice and heat.
ps- "quack" actually comes from the dentistry profession.
Mar. 28th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
I loved my chiropractor. I saw him for 2-3 months of regular adjustments, probably 8-10 years ago and haven't had a back problem since. Give it time. It took 5 or so visits before it felt remotely better. Usually gets sore before it gets well, because the muscles around it are used to holding the bones incorrectly. Once your body gets used to how it's 'supposed' to feel, it'll be much better. I promise.
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Mar. 28th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's what it seems like to me. I'm going to go back a few times because I like getting my butt touched, but I think I just pulled a muscle or something and it will go away on its own anyway. It's not like I have chronic pain. And if I did, I would just drink more, if that is even possible.
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