Chiropractic Conundrum

I finally talked The Sweetness into going to see the chiropractor because he wrecked his motorcycle when he was 16 or so and has never gotten treatment and it’s been getting worse over the last decade. The chiropractor looked him over and worked on his hips a lot and loosened up some muscles, but there’s another underlying problem that is causing his adjustments to fall back out of place when he gets up and walks around. Since I can pop something in his mid-back side to side horizontally, I am not surprised by this. We have another appointment for him next week to work on it some more (we actually ran out of time at the last appointment, over an hour) and to check out his neck. I suspect it’s an old whiplash from either the motorcycle accident or subsequent car accidents. We got him fitted with some orthotic inserts and he says he’s feeling a bit better, still stiff, but not in so much pain. I had no idea he was in as much pain as he is. They have a 1-10 rating system there (10 being the worst thing you’ve ever felt) and he put down an 8. The chiropractor was even surprised and seemed somewhat perplexed by the whole thing. We might do x-rays and/or acupuncture next time depending on how well the orthotics work out. In the meantime, we’re going to keep him a little quiet to let things settle after the adjustment, but I think that he’s going to be feeling a lot better in the next few days.

~ by accordingtoleanne on August 10, 2012.

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