This week went by waaaay too fast! I hurt my back on Monday - just thought I had pulled a muscle on the left side. By Tuesday night, I knew that it was worse than that because I could not stand up straight. Also, any twisting movement was very painful and I could not reach my arms in front of me to do anything. This was very inconvenient, as I was unpacking - trying to make this house more comfortable for us.
Wednesday morning, I called Affinity Chiropractic Center in Libertyville. They got me in that morning and, through electric stimulation and an adjustment to my spine, I was able to stand up straight again and even cross my arms! I was still in considerable pain, so Dr. Keith sent me to the Center for Pain Control, where I saw Dr. Hurh. He set me up with steroids and some pain control medication. I felt much better.
Thursday, I fell down the basement stairs. Not my best moment. No sirree.
Today, Friday, I went back to Affinity Chiropractic Center and was told that I was going to need chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy for several weeks in order to get myself straight (literally) again. I have a bulging disc and nerve compression. Also, two of my discs (one of which is the bulgy one) are deteriorating. Poop. I really like my chiropractor and my anesthesiologist - but I wish I did not need them.
Kudos to both of these offices for getting me in right away and on the
same day that I called. I would highly recommend both of these places,
should you ever need chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy,
acupuncture or pain control. Really.
I have lots to tell you about - our first week of whole foods, the lunches Abs has been eating, and my first experience in joining a PTA. Also, we WILL have a guest blogger - soon.