Things you never want to hear from your chiropractor:
“Man, your wife is all jacked up.”
Brian and I see a husband and wife chiropractic office. He visits with the husband, and I go to the wife. Sometimes if I am out of alignment, she calls in her husband to help crack my neck.
That’s what he told Brian about my back problems that have been plaguing me this week.
Last month my mom gave us a wagon from the garage and we immediately had fun putting Bunny in it as we go for our daily walks around the neighborhood. Well, the wagon is vintage and it was a little tough to pull initially (Brian has fixed it since then). When I first grabbed the wagon’s handle, I think something in my back snapped or went crazy out of alignment. I could not sit down without feeling like I was being jabbed by my own tailbone. It took me a couple of weeks but I finally decided to go in to see both my acupuncturist and my chiropractor. I thought it was mostly fixed and I came home with a new pillow to keep my body more in alignment when I sleep.
(Side note: Brian has a matching one (also from the chiropractor). When I came home with it, he said, “Welcome to hell.” I had to laugh because I actually don’t mind it. He is a natural stomach sleeper, so it is torture for him.)
Since then, I thought everything was fine and dandy until my legs started tingling with numbness and pain overnight. It was back to the chair where in the span of 24 hours I got cracked, pressed, poked, prodded, acupuncture, cupping, cold laser therapy, ice, massaged, put on blocks, stretched, and who knows what else.I am aching and sore, but the issues with my legs are mostly gone. I just have one leg that is dramatically shorter than the other because of a twisted pelvis, sacrum, L4, and L5 (whatever that means).
I go back to the office on Monday.
Did I mention that Bunny keeps asking me to pick her up despite all this?