Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chiropractic Care

Because traditional chinese medicine is a rare and rather expensive comodity around here (and I would have to take off work and visit Dr. Crazypants again and am sure I would have to admit he was right) I have turned to more modern if equally taboo treatment, chiropractic care.

I have never before sought out chiropractic care because I always thought it was a bunch of hooey, but recently I was forced to to become a recipient of their services.

I woke up one morning with a sore back, or rather a small sore area in the middle of my back right on my spine, about the size of a quarter. It felt like a bruise, but there was no visible bruise, and none ever appeared. I assumed it would go away, but throughout the day got worse, more intense, and began to radiate. I got H to rub it, but it didn't help because it wasn't muscle related there was nowhere to rub. I eventually asked the PA at my practice to look at it and she indicated that it might be a spinal subluxation or in layman's terms a twist in my spine that got stuck. She recommended some home remedies and stated that if I couldn't resolve it on my own, I should seek chiropractic care. It didn't so I did.

It was the day of my HSG and I'd already taken a half day off work. So I made an appointment and went because I felt fine after the HSG. I went to a chiropracter who is one of my patients (its a relatively small town here and I'm sure my patients will come up again and again) I relayed multiple ailments I had aquired over the years including hip problems from volleyball, foot problems from running, the new back issue but also and most importantly for this post the new infertility problems. She took an xray of my back down to my pelvis (interested parties might like to know that HSG contrast was already gone and it had been about an hour, I find it mildly interesting that it came out so quickly when I must suffer though AF, who originates in the same place, for 4-5 days). She was quick to fix my back which was my main problem, but the moved on to my pelvis (adjustments for the pelvis involves pushing in the buttocks when I'm face down, awkward, but it could be worse) She was the second person in as many hours to note that I would have trouble birthing vaginally, did both people fail to notice that I'm in for infertility? I don't care about birthing vaginally right now I care about getting pregnant, I'll worry about that later. She indicated that problems with the lower back can contribute to infertility and adjusted that too. I have since been back for repeat adjustments for the above problems, but am also trying adjustments for my feet and neck for my new, fun thyroid condition.

I plan to continue chiropractic care because my back still acts up and it helps my feet, but also on the off chance and even the slightest possibility that it helps with my thyroid condition. If nothing else, the ease of my aches and pains helps me relax and reduces stress, and we all know that's all it takes, right?!?!


  1. I love love love chiropractic care. Started going as a jr high kid if I remember right, and it has helped with SO many things in my life, especially after my car accident. I'm glad you're giving it a try!

  2. That's interesting she can see all that and the connections. I tried it a couple of times and it really helps if anything is 'stuck' so to say.

    You must live in a very small town!

  3. I went to my chiropractor when we couldn't get pregnant and he told me when he and his wife first got married she couldn't get prgnant- then he started going to chiropractic school and needed someone to practice on. She started getting adjusted frequently and got pregnant soon after. I hope this will work some magic for you!

  4. That's interesting. Ive heard chiropractic care could benefit fertility, but it's still one of the few things I haven't tried. My hesitation is because I've heard that once you start, you can't stop. Have you found that? Or is it just a myth? Glad it's working for you!

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