I have been having some hip pain; nothing serious but enough to make me walk funny, groan when I get up and down and not want to start running again. (Running and I took a break. We’re back together, but I might have damaged our relationship permanently…) I kept joking about my sciatica acting up, but the more it went on, the more I thought there actually might be some truth to that. Which pains me because sciatic nerve pain is an old people’s disease; like incontinence and needing to go to the bank three times a week.
Anyway, it was bad enough that I thought about going to the doctor. Which is not a big thing. Jethro HATES doctors, I’ll go in a heartbeat if it means that I can get fixed. However, Jethro knows a chiropractor and suggested that I go see him. Which is also not a big thing, because while he won’t go to the doctor himself, he’ll send me in a heartbeat. Usually because it means that I’ll stop hurting, stop complaining and then he can stop having to listen to me whine during Top Gear. Everybody wins!
So I went and after some x-rays, testing, twisting and pushing on some pressure points…I feel better! Not automatically better, but way better than I did two days ago. Turns out that fascia over my hip muscles was jacked up and pushing on my…yep, you got it, sciatic nerve and making me all hurty.* So he did some magic fingers thingies, ran some thumpy vibrating thing over my hip and BAM! Less whiny Lyssa. A-MAZING.
My pelvis is a little wonky, so on my visit today, he also popped the shit out of it. It felt WEIRD. I also have to go back a few times for him to keep working on it into it gets into place. Also, I’m not sure what the benefit of fixing my pelvis is, (future baby related??) because I forgot to ask, but at least my bones will be nice and tidy. I may look like hell, but my bones will be LOVELY on the inside.
Jethro considers my doctor the smartest guy he knows and my husband is not much with the compliments, so that means something. Also, chiropractic care is good for TMJ-related issues, so hopefully he’ll be able to help with that! (And yes, before the sensible folks chime in, he and my face doctor are aware I’m seeing both of them and they’re okay with it. My TMJ treatment is polyamorous…)
Anyway, the main point of this post was that I want to hear y’all’s thoughts on chiropractic care. Awesome? Bunkum? I’m in the former camp, but I wanna hear everybody’s opinions!
*Although I come across as highly intelligent, this is obviously not exactly the diagnosis that he gave me. Y’all are lucky I remembered what fascia was…