Health Update Health/FitnessNews

I’m typing this from a room at the Hilton New Brunswick. I don’t mention this for any good reason except that it’s pretty cool that I don’t have to be on my home computer. That’s why I switched over to this new format – ease of use and mobility!

But I die-gress. I’m talking about health. I’ve been thinking about the past year and how much healthier I think that I feel now that I’ve left New York. I’ll write much more about that soon, but for now I’ll just mention that Back-Pack Back and New Jersey Transit Neck are feeling much better but not 100%…. so I’m going to a Chiropractor.

For those who haven’t… the process goes like this:

  1. Find a practitioner that accepts your insurance. This could be harder than it sounds.
  2. Visit said practitioner, fill out lots of paperwork & watch videos that use the word “Chiropractic” as a Noun.
  3. Go get X-Rays of affected area. You may have to fight to find a Radiology place that takes your insurance.
  4. Return to Chiropractic specialist with exposed X-Ray sensitive sheets in hand.
  5. Watch another video explaining terms associated with your suffering (like “degenerative” & “subluxation”)
  6. Chiropractor explains your condition using terms from above video.
  7. The honeymoon is over! Your joints will now be adjusted, turned, twisted & realigned & positioned as necessary.
  8. Your body rebels against the newly positioned joints and slide back into their wrong positions.
  9. You return to the expert practitioner for re-re-alignment.
  10. Repeat steps 7 through 9 until terms learned in step 5 no longer apply.

I’m stuck in the steps 7-9 loop at the moment but I can feel a difference. It’s been many years since I was able to fully turn my head to the side though I hadn’t realized it until just last week.

That’s about all for my quick health update. Oh, and to answer the question you’re thinking of asking… yeah it makes popping/cracking noises! That’s perfectly normal… its just pieces of your spine snapping off and entering your blood stream. Nothing to worry about at all!

Dictionary of Chiropractic Terms

1 thought on “Health Update

  1. MoM

    After years of trying to get you to go to a chiropractor–phew! I’m relieved that you have finally found relief. Hugging you sometimes was like hugging a suit of armour…lots of kinks and locked vertebra; decades old. Glad you are feeling better.

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