Wednesday, August 3, 2011
First of all, the heading of this post is regarding my chiropractor visit and the SUCCESS of the treatment. Smart Guy just made a remark that he is glad that the treatment has been so successful, not just for me, but also for his comfort. I suspect that I am really not much fun to be around when I'm in pain. I wouldn't know, though, since the only thing I'm aware of at that time is trying to avoid more discomfort. Other people's difficulties are secondary to my own. I hate to admit it, but there it is.
Although I had a great night's sleep last night and walking to the bus stop this morning was almost pain free, I worried about taking my aerobics class and whether it would make things better or worse. Everything I've read on the Internet, however, says that exercise is good for lower back pain. By the way, it is the sacroiliac joint that is causing the pain. Remember when we were kids and we would hear some old fart talking about her sacroiliac causing her trouble? Well, that's now ME! I remember hearing her talking about "throwing my back out," which is exactly what I have wished I could do for several days now.
But today I noticed that I have been able to walk around, get up and down from chairs, tie my shoes, and actually do these things and not feel constant pain. I am now a believer in chiropractic care, and next time I won't wait so long. Now that I've got a great guy who actually gave me a big teddy bear to hold while he adjusted me (really!), I am feeling like I've just gained a resource that was missing in my health care regimen.
And I also feel confident that I will indeed be able to go on tomorrow's hike with the Senior Trailblazers after all! I had almost convinced myself I needed to stay home, but now I'm thinking I should pack some extra ibuprofen, just in case. And the best part is that I notice I am actually smiling while thinking about taking on a hard hike with a less-than-perfect sacroiliac joint. It's not easy, but somebody's gotta do it!
Labels: chiropractic, hiking, wellness
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smiles on the teddy bear...and i am glad you are feeling better!ReplyDelete
Wow. Love the geese and am so happy that the chiropractor did you good. Two wins. Enjoy the hike tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Great that things are turning around. It's all that super fitness that does the trick!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear you're doing much better. Chiropractors rock! Enjoy your hike tomorrow. Take care. xoReplyDelete
The teddy bear and the geese make me smile. I'm glad you're going to be able to go tomorrow; I'm sure you'd hate it to stay at home. But please, don't try to do too many toe touches or jumping jacks!ReplyDelete
So glad you are much improved. I have never been to a chiro...hope I never have to go either:)ReplyDelete
I've never been to a chiropractor but know people who swear by them. Glad you were able to get relief. I hope you do well on tomorrow's hike. You're much braver thn me.ReplyDelete
Great! I'm so glad that you are better. I am always amazed at what a little adjustment at the chiropractor does for me. I am a great believer in chiropractic care. I wasn't always a believer. It took me hobbling in to my doc's office in pain and walking out pain free before I could believe. I love that he had you cuddle a big teddy bear. That is really cool.ReplyDelete
I love that shot of the Canada geese. As far as I know there are no difference in marking on the male and female. The female is slightly smaller than the male and has a different honk. Usually the male behaves that way when the female is on the nest.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your hike!
Hurrah! Oh, I'm so glad you achieved success! And, of course you are going on your hike tomorrow!! What a great chiro to give you a teddy bear to hug. I think that would help me relax! Wonderful news and I'm looking forward to hearing all about the hike tomorrow, hopefully pain free!ReplyDelete
There's a yoga stretch you can do for this pain, but I'll have to ask rob for specifics.Have used it before and it works.Can't wait to heaer about your hike tomorrow.ReplyDelete
That's a quick recovery. I hope the hike goes well.ReplyDelete
You have lots of fans rooting for you. You have a wonderful attitude and lots of determination. It is great to hear the treatment and the teddy hug worked wonders. Enjoy your hike.ReplyDelete
Good. I am glad you are well enough to even think of going for a hike.ReplyDelete
G-R-E-A-T !! Good Recovery.ReplyDelete
I am posting a blog about Canadian Geese, as we have them right in our back yard (so to speak) - give me a couple of days and then check it out. Glad u r feeling better.
I am glad it worked for you. I know some of those people are not the best when treating the spine as some harm is often done. None intentional, of course.ReplyDelete
The Teddy Bear thing...reminded me that when I had my heart aneurysm fixed that I got a teddy bear to hug to hold things together with the pressure of squeezing on him.
If I find him I will send you a picture of him.
OK DJan - I posted a blog about our Geese - just for you to read. Have a great dayReplyDelete
So glad to hear you got some relief for your back. Hope it does O.K. for today's hike. I'm with you in spirit!!ReplyDelete
I like the geese.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the hike. I hope it doesn't put your back back, ha ha!
My DIL has had back trouble since a car accident and swears by her chiropractor. They are not all the same, tho. You got a good one, so hang on to him! Or onto the teddy bear--LOL! ;) I'm sooo glad you are feeling better and ready to go hiking. Just make your way carefully and you will be fine. :):)ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're feeling better, Jan. Back pain is really the pits. I've heard that a good chiropractor is a wonderful person to know.ReplyDelete
Good to know you found a reliable one. I once had one too but h moved out of the country.ReplyDelete
Did you know Canada geese are a protected bird in our country?ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that you're feeling better.. and that you're enjoying "our" geese. ;)ReplyDelete