Self Improvements

I’ve been doing some restructuring in my health care, I’m keeping my general practice doctor, but I broke up with my therapist and chiropractor. I am so glad I did too!

The new chiropractor is close (my old one was 2 hours away) and has located the cause of my back pain. I don’t even have scoliosis. He said it does have a curve, but not enough to cause my pain. He discovered that the ankle injury I got playing soccer 2 years ago is the cause for all of my back problems.

Yeah, this injury:

He worked on a nerve bunch he found, my ankle tendons, popped a few bones in my feet and worked my hip a lot. I feel like a new person, even my anxiety is better. I was also amused because he could be a double for Skinner from the X-Files.

I talked to him about my anxiety and he suggested a diagnostic blood test that’s pretty comprehensive. He offers it for $300, so I’m thinking about doing that. I have to call my doctor and find out what their test covered to make sure I’m not doing the same thing twice, but it’d be great to rule out physical causes in my anxiety or find something. Otherwise, it’ll be off to my new therapist and if that doesn’t help, antidepressants. I really don’t want to be on pharmaceuticals at all if I can avoid it, but we’ll see what we can find out.

The new therapist is a woman and seems really warm from the phone calls I’ve had with her. Things look promising with her, but we’ll see how things go. I have felt like no one can really help me, since this will be my 5th or 6th therapist. I definitely want to see if there is a physical cause before I spend a good amount of money on therapy. I really feel like there is a physical problem, mostly because of how all this came on with the dizziness and fatigue first then with the attacks. It also didn’t seem to have any cause when it started. The old therapist was ready to say I couldn’t pretend things were OK anymore, but I don’t buy that. I’ve got some trauma and some baggage, but I’ve been dealing with it for 15 years. With the new therapist I’m going to focus on the newer trauma since I’ve been over and over the old stuff. So, exciting changes and improvements in the works.

~ by accordingtoleanne on May 23, 2012.

One Response to “Self Improvements”

  1. Ouch! That looks painful : (

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