Got to kick my own door in this morning. Yeah, that’s the day I’m having. I admit I panicked a bit. Shut the bedroom door to contain the doggies for the day, only to realize I left my keys in there. Went to open the door—and its locked! WTF?! Freaked a little that my dogs were now locked inside a room that I couldn’t get into. I didn’t lock it. Turns out the doorknob seized up. Fortunately the damage from my radical dislocation of the door was minimal. Door itself I think is even salvageable. Door knobs, however, are all going to be replaced. Turns out we have a lot of locks we don’t have any keys for. That’ just won’t do.
In other news… I got to see my insides yesterday. That was kind of neat. Been experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and neck. Feels like everything has been shoved inward. Basically I have bones where they shouldn’t be.
As my chiropractor had retired, I kept putting off getting anything done about it because I needed to find a new one. Finally tried a new guy out yesterday. turns out he knows my old one who, like a pro athlete or something, has actually come out of retirement. But I was already there, so figured we might as well proceed.
I like the new guy, and ended up getting a lot more than a simple adjustment out of my visit. First there was a fairly detailed exam followed by some x-rays of my spine.
I got to see my own skeleton! Well part of it. I’d have really liked to see my entire skull. Neverthless, what a great halloween treat! Turns out that my neck is straight (yeah, yeah) but the rest of the spine not so much. This is backwards. One’s neck should have a graceful curve (according to the literature) and of course the rest of the spine should be fairly straight (in-so-far as the overall vertical alignment goes). My spine juts out to my right a bit, about half-way down my back.
Good news is that its the very early stages of degeneration in my neck, and no permanent damage seems to have yet occurred. So i’ll be using state-of-the-art technology—a towel—to attempt to correct it and get my neck’s curve back. My head sits a little bit more forward than it should, putting un-needed stress on the vertebrae that make up my neck.
Following the X-rays he warmed my back up with a heating pad, ran some machine over me that gave me a good massage, made a few chiropractic adjustments, then put me under some sonic treatment to ‘micro-massage’ the pain areas. It sends sound waves into the body that, amongst other things, break up scar tissue. Following that I was put on ice for a good ten minutes and then released until tomorrow when I go back for a more detailed review of my Xrays and follow-up treatment.
I’m already experiencing a tremendous relief. Neck is still a bit stiff, but the pain in my shoulder/back is barely there anymore. Now if I can just get my body accustomed to remaining asleep while on its back. Its gonna be tough as I’ve been trying to get myself able to sleep that way for years with little success.