When last I wrote, I was recuperating from a back injury.
Last Thursday I felt horrific, so went to a local walk-in clinic. Within 30mins I was sent to hospital because my blood pressure and heart rate were at stroke out levels (most likely due to the extreme spasms/pain I’d been in for 2weeks.) I was also dehydrated because getting off the bed or couch to get drinks took sooooo much effort.. I ignored the thirst.
Long story short: the hospital gave me iv fluids, high blood pressure pills, anxiety meds (I had worked myself into wild stress anxiety) pain pills, muscle relaxants. They ran tons of tests/xrays/bloodwork. Everything came back normal…no fractures/diabetes/kidney issues/etc., so 5hrs later they discharged me to the care of my mother, rather than home alone.
Well…that first night at her house I awoke at 3am in such horrific spasms I could not move without screaming. My mother called the EMTS who came FAST! They lifted me like I weighed 3ounces and got me seated. They determined it was well past time for another round of meds and stuck around waiting for them to kick in. On the way out the door, one of the EMTs said he’d suffered the same type of injury and credited his chiropractor with getting him back to work and feeling fine!
Monday, I called a chiropractor. For most people this is a simple, no brainer event but for me it was EXTREMELY difficult.
Although I’ve said very little on this blog about my ex-husband, he was a highly manipulative surgeon who controlled and brainswashed the kids and me for 17yrs when FINALLY I got smart and filed for divorce. Whatever my ex didn’t believe in, we couldn’t outwardly believe in or there’d be hell to pay. He insisted chiropractors were quacks who practiced chicanery and faulty science; the only people who used chiropractors (according to him) were shysters looking to get out of work or losers on the scam for a government check. With these thoughts circling, I arrived at 930am this past Monday for my first appointment.
OH MY GOODNESS!!
This office was so far from Loserville I can’t believe I EVER bought into such CRAZY thinking.
The staff and Docs were ultra professional; xrays were taken and techniques were explained. Every patient I saw was someone like me: an average person seeking relief from painful knees/necks/backs/shoulders. If these are the world’s losers, I have no problem joining their ranks.
After several sessions, I’m feeling REALLY good! I’m walking upright and no longer getting spasms. My entire back feels more stable. I’m in my own house (alone) and not in such pain I can’t get up for food and drinks. Yesterday I even walked .15 of a mile to a coffee shop (something I couldn’t do a week ago) and felt proud and FREE starting this tiny walk from my chiropractic office..
I believe everything happens for a reason,,,even miserable experiences arrive to teach us something valuable. I’m starting to view my backpain as God’s way of helping me untether from a very unpleasant past.
Until next time, I’ll leave you with the latest blooms from Phaleanopsis Lila Mystique
- Get Help From Your Chiropractor (benefitsofchiropracticcare.wordpress.com)
- Keeping athletes in the game with chiropractic (blogs.vancouversun.com)
- What does a Chiropractor Do? (berlinchiropractic.wordpress.com)