Whacked and Got Unkinky
Well, I made my second trip to chiropractor. I hadn't gone for years because I couldn't afford it. (still can't really but have partial coverage for a few visits a year). I knew I was whacked out. In the past I went often and tho it didn't cure me it did seem to keep some things from getting worse, helped headaches etc and helped keep me more on a plateau, ie not getting worse all the time.
This Dr is trained to do A.R.T. which I found helpful for the shoulder I had frozen shoulder in for a year. He helped that the first time. This time I complained about pain under outer edge of collarbone near shoulder (a FM location??) and on the side of my body between ribs I'd been having for a week! (argh!). He adjusted the very top of my back in ways I'd never had done before and I felt a rib move a lot! As I had this problem years ago and my myopractor had explained to me that area can cause skipping heart and/or rapid heart beat I asked him about that. He informed me that anywhere from T2 to T7 affects the parasympathetic nervous system that includes heart rhythm. Later I remembered that is what my brother's chiropractor said about his reflux too, and it totally disappeared when his rib was put back into place. I need that too as reflux has been bothering me bad lately!
You know how it is when you have horrid pain and are soooo happy when it settles down but don't realize the lower level of pain that is ongoing until that goes away? That's how I was. Couldn't ignore the severe pain I get but really didn't realize how much pain I was experiencing constantly (in my upper back) until it was gone! wow! I was soooo relieved with the relief I felt in my back! Unfortunately all afternoon today it felt like it wanted to pull back out of place again... still much better than it had been but I wouldn't be surprised at all to need repeated treatments to get the muscles etc to behave and get used to being where they should be. It's been whacked out for a very long time I think.
It's just too darn bad (and very upsetting) that medical doesn't cover it all and that I can't afford to go as often as I need to :( (this is one of my big objections to universal health care btw. The very things that help me the most are not and would not be covered! ie alternative treatments. AMA practices do nothing for me.)
Anyone else try chiropractic and other natural type treatments?
Hope you are all recovering from Thanksgiving dinner :)