Ever hear the one about how I got a weak back?
For a few weeks, I’ve been alluding to my back and the issues I’ve been having with it. It started after a routine massage at one of the chiropractors in Gardner. My back had been bothering me a little beforehand and my masseuse must have knocked something loose because I woke up the next day barely able to walk. My hips were bothering me and my back didn’t feel a whole lot better.
The situation did not progress positively.
Over the next couple of days, everything was painful to me. I went back to the chiropractor and said to them, “You’ve got to fix this.”
I had some X-Rays taken and it turns out that I have a pretty severe curvature of my spine that starts at my L5 vertebra and manages to straighten itself back up by the time it reaches the bottom of my shoulder blades. That results in my spine looking somewhat like an upside-down question mark.
Over the past weeks I’ve been visiting the Chiropractor every day or two, getting adjustments and therapy to my back. Lately, I think we’ve been making progress. After long periods of sitting in a chair all day long (which is pretty much what I do every day), my back gets really really tired. And I still get twinges every once in a while, but I’ve been icing it like crazy and they gave me this very cool herbal anti-inflammatory called Inflamax.
Apparently, this curvature is something I was born with. Once all the swelling around my nerves goes down, I should be able to manage with bi-weekly or monthly adjustments. I’m hoping that I can return to a normal, active life (not that it was terribly active, but one can hope, right?).
So that’s the “back thing” I’ve been talking about for a while. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.