Patients who go to see a chiropractor have between 5 and 10 “sublaxations” or things that aren’t quite working as they should. A little over a year ago, when I first started seeing mine, I had 43. Definitely above average. But. As of today, I am at
1 month ago
x-rays this morning. I need to wait to go over them with my chiro, but from what I can see, I’ve improved! 2 months ago
adjustment today! Usually there’s one that hurts, but this time it didn’t and moved well. Yay! Must keep up with yoga in the morning, I think it helped. 2 months ago
because I had a re-exam today & my results were excellent! I am now down to 13 things that are out of alignment. The beginning of this year, I was at 43, then 23, 18 and last time, 15.
In one of the tests where I have to stand on 2 scales, I’m usually leaning heavily to one side, this time there was only 1 kilo difference, which is considered “normal.” Another test where I have to shut my eyes and march on the spot, I usually end up halfway across the room, today I rotated 20 degrees to the left & didn’t move forward.
My chiro told me that I’m going so well because I’m putting in the work & doing the exercises and changing my diet, while other people don’t, so their progress is slower. In the new year, he wants me to get some more X-rays done and then in late February, I might only have to go in every couple of weeks, instead of once a week! 5 months ago
There’s a test I have to do when taking a re-exam which involves marching on the spot with my eyes closed and arms outstretched in front of me. Last time I moved 8 feet forward and turned to the right. This time I stayed facing forwards and only moved 1 foot ahead!! My number is now
8 months ago
from my last re-exam, that number is now down to 18! :D 9 months ago
and guess what, guess what, guess what?!!! I now have 23 things that aren’t working properly instead of the 43 I had before! And I don’t have to do one of the exercises that shifts my spine into alignment any more because it’s already there. And I only have to go once a week now. So happy! 13 months ago
and this is the first that I’ve had a negative reaction. Usually, I’ve walked out feeling good, on a kind of “high.” Tonight I walked out with C., feeling nauseous. Wasn’t very nice at all, although it only lasted an hour. Now I just feel really tired. Going to talk to the chiro next visit and see what he says. 14 months ago
to my auntie’s chiropractor. Finally! He was very professional, explained things well and made me feel comfortable. And he picked things up that have been picked up in the past without seeing any x-rays. All 43 of them :S (Which is kind of ironic in a way). Today I have to go and get x-rays, then drop them off. 15 months ago
❤ learning to breath like a pro (complicated, almost mystical activity, especially since the carcass of my bones seems
to be stopping my lungs from grasping enough air).
❤ finally seeing a physiotherapist, who wears glasses
and measures the length of most of my organs to understand the angles of my spine better.
last time he taught me three exercises, all of which made my brain warp into a puzzled bundle.
so far, getting interested in my back feels like reading a book about nuclear physics. a complete “whoopsadaisies” experience. i hope to understand all i need to understand before monday. my personal “whoopsadaisies” schedule. and my next appointment. 17 months ago