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Why I wasn't on the internet at all yesterday [Jun. 25th, 2008|08:55 am]
Stephan
Owie.

Monday: Appointment at the chiropractic clinic
Tuesday: Dental appointment
Today: In a lot of pain

My chiropractor gave my spine AND arms a thorough workover, and starting yesterday I've had aches through all the affected regions. My shoulder is burning, and both my neck and lower spine are in a constantly painful state. On top of that I have the sniffles bad which is usually a sign that I'm heading for another dose of the flu.

The new filling was put in my bad tooth yesterday. I had planned to ask about a crown, but I was in too much pain from my neck to compose myself. At least the tooth isn't hurting, and doesn't have any sharp edges now.

What a less-than-ideal way to start my week away from work, although the way my life goes I guess this is rather typical.

Bummer.
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[User Picture]From: dhlawrence
2008-06-25 04:44 am (UTC)
I hate sharp edges. I've got a molar that feels incredibly sharp, especially when my tongue feels swollen from thirst or some other irritation.

I've heard that less reputable chiropractors sometimes make too much of an adjustment to ensure repeat business. Let's hope your aches and pains are merely your body adjusting to realignment!
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-06-25 06:25 am (UTC)
dhlawrence said:"I've heard that less reputable chiropractors sometimes make too much of an adjustment to ensure repeat business. Let's hope your aches and pains are merely your body adjusting to realignment!",

That very thought has weighed heavily in my mind since the day I first started attending these sessions.

As it's too expensive for me to seek a 2nd opinion, the only thing I have to reassure myself is that he's also the chiropractor for my boss, and I trust my boss. He's not the type of person to be duped, unlike me.
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-06-25 06:53 am (UTC)
dentist visits are never fun but i sure do hope it helps you out
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[User Picture]From: carlfoxmarten
2008-06-26 07:46 pm (UTC)
The chiropractor I've been using says that sometimes (okay, probably more often than just sometimes) your muscles will get used to an improper bone position, then hurts like heck when the bones are put back in the right place.

Of course, since the muscles were used to the bad position, they'll try to go back to where they were, taking the joint with it...
(which is why they highly encourage repeat visits. However, each time the muscles will get closer and closer to the right position, so it does actually work...)
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-06-26 10:04 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it; I'm still in an awful lot of pan, especially my arm.

I could withstand the ache in my neck, but my arm really worries me. There's differences of opinion between my Chiropractor and my orthapaedic surgeon. My Chriopractor believes that the arm should be exercised, my orthapaedic surgeon believes the arm should be rested and I'm much more likely to believe him given that calcification and tendonitis are far more likely to be conditions that he'd be more familiar with. I hope the chiropractor in his enthusiasm hasn't damaged anything.

I had planned to go for a visit to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, but I'm not going anywhere in this state. I can only hope that this situation improves before Monday, because I'm due back at work.
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