Sunday, January 07, 2007

A good stiff... neck

So I've been visiting the chiropractor for a few weeks now. This week past has been the first since the Christmas break, so I was scheduled for four visits over four days, the most recent adjustment being Friday.

On occasion, my chiropractor would say something like,

"Now you may feel some tenderness here...", or
"It's likely you'll be a bit sore for a day or so... here..."

For the most part, nada.

Until yesterday.

All day I felt as if I'd been in a car wreck, steam rolled or beaten from the bottom of my shoulder blades to the top of my neck. I was stiff, sore, almost to the point of feeling bruised.

I've been here before, and it's normal. You're probably saying,

"Right, Dave... the doctor's supposed to make you feel BETTER... repeat after me, B-E-T-T-E-R..."

Suffice it to say, it's all part of the process of changing the shape of my spine... for the better.

A hot tub last night made things a might easier to take, but I feel like I should be wearing one of those neck braces.


Misty said...

Is the pain likely due to the absence of treatment over the holidays or the extra treatment each week? If you were feeling okay after the 3rd, but not the 4th, you may want to rethink the extra treatment each week, no? Perhaps add it to the end of your treatment schedule instead of sqeezing it in.

Hot baths are wonderful aren't they? They soothe more than aching muscles and bones. Here's sending you a mental hug - can't have too many of those.

I hope you feel better soon!

ipodmomma said...

ooohhh.... that's not nice! I know that feeling, but usually it's in my lower back. however a sore neck is worse, in my opinion, so a prayer is said for you...

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