I’ve been going to see the chiropractor for about a month or so. I’d been to one many, many years ago after a car accident and it seemed to help. I thought I’d give it a go again since I’m lopsided from walking with a limp for so long.
The twins who run the place are very gung ho on the proper placement of the Atlas bone. This is the top cervical bone in your neck – the one that your skull is supposed to rest serenely upon. Apparently, mine is out of whack because I am not even close to serenity at the moment.
They have a funky machine that looks as if it going to deliver a lethal stab into the base of your skull. What it does is gently adjust the degree of angle in the Atlas. No more, “take a breath, relax and try not to think that I’m about to snap the hell out of your neck” stuff. Nope, just a gentle, almost unfelt tap.
My Atlas has been reset oh, six times now. I’m guessing the little bugger is quite happy being crooked. It just won’t sit still and every time they adjust it, I end up with these
excruciating bothersome muscle spasms between my shoulder blades. You know the kind where that’s pretty much all you can think about?
I was dancing with Yoda yesterday and with every move my back had it’s own little disco party. Today, I’ve been attempting to study for my Archaeology final, but the spasms in my back are making me wonder if I need my own forensics done.
Female: approximately 50 years old
Height: feet touch the floor
Weight: filled out
Race: hasn’t run one in 30 years
Teeth: still her own, although they could use a whitening
Body shape: filled out
Musculature: apparently doesn’t eat spinach
Handedness: both there
Scars: emotional and physical present
Past bone injuries: two screws in right ankle; one slightly skewed Atlas
There was a crooked woman and she walked a crooked mile,
She found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
She bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
Until she underwent chiropractic manipulations and ended up in worse straits than before.
Anyone know a good masseuse?