Monday, July 13, 2009

Definitely Not Female

I broke my own rule of female-only medical staff today. After losing sleep last night due to my continuing back pain, I decided to call a chiropractor. The older brother of a high school classmate practices in Hometown near where I live, so I called his office and they got me in late this afternoon. Today was just about background information and x-rays. I'll go back next Monday to review the x-rays and set up a plan of attack. In the meantime I'm supposed to be icing my back and not sleeping on the couch. Er, I'll try. I don't have an ice pack (I know, I should've just bought one while I was there) and I hate anything cold. And I sleep on the couch EVERY night for at least 2-3 hours.

I've never been to a chiropractor before, and I don't know how I feel about this. It seems like a bit of a racket. He'll say I need this and that just so I'll have to come every week. That doesn't sound cheap. Plus, he's hot. Let's all imagine how red my face must've been when I told him about the IBS. Maybe I would've been better off with an anonymous woman doctor in the city.


Momma Val said...

OMG, I have been having chiro adjustments since I was 14. They are nice, though something to get used to. Now we have crappy HMO and all they want to do is give medicine, send you to physical therapy, and possibly to surgery. The chiro I think would be right up your ally in the way you like things to be natural. I like to get my bones cracked and crunched . . . . . sets me straight. They do try to get you suckered into coming alot though. I would recommend telling them that you will have to call them after you know your schedule to make another appointment. That usually works for me, then I go when I want :) Happy crackin' with the hottie!

Smellyann said...

Who is it??

I'm sure he's heard much worse than IBS!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


I went to a chiropractor briefly for my pinched nerve but then read that neck adjustments are correlated with anueyisms, and quit going.

She wanted me twice a week, week after week. Gets expensive even with copays.
Couldn't you get a TV for the bedroom and place it up high and fall asleep in bed with a remote?

Sorry about the back pain. (I have some too, in the lower back.)