Sunday, May 27, 2012

Every bone in my body must have popped

As I made my appointment to see my physical therapist my doctor said before I do that to see the chiropractor since he noticed my legs were 2 different sizes. I didn't get this at the appointment - he called me about a week after I blogged about it. That was alarming. He said that he thought a chiropractor would be good since it would help my posture and straighten me out so that any pressure/tension felt because my legs were 2 different sizes would be alleviated.

I did not want to hear my body pop like that! I had heard it was painful.

And well, here's how it went...

The doctor canceled my appointment on Thursday and rescheduled me to Friday.

I met the doctor when I arrived, he asked about my concerns/told me his. Then he told me to go get a chiropractic massage, which I have to say is one of the best massages I have had. I felt so much tension in my neck I didn't know was there be alleviated - and I had just had a massage about a month ago. This girl was young and looked inexperienced who gave me the massage, but man, it was good!

Then I met the doctor again and he told me what he was going to do. He had me bend over and touch my toes without bending my knees. He asked where I felt the stretch and I told him my hamstrings. He was impressed with me knowing that muscle group. He said I should not be feeling the stretch from there, and that meant that my posture was off. I should be feeling the stretch in my back. He laid me down on the bed and felt down my back. He identified 3 areas of concern- my neck, my middle back and my lower pelvis area. He said my left leg was about 1 inch longer than my right leg. He said that it would take several visits to get me fully aligned and equal. He had me do some hugging and bending while he pushed down on certain areas of my body. It was crazy, quick, and I felt taller after, as well as in a little pain. The pain subsided, but I noticed a difference immediately in that a lot of the pressure was gone from my leg - and I didn't know there was pressure there before - I would have said that leg was just hanging on as it didn't feel as tight as my other.

So I am excited to go back in a couple weeks to get my next adjustment and to make me even - my legs are now within 1/4 of an inch of each other. How triply. Physical therapy will ensue after the chiropractor.

1 comment:

Aek said...

Interesting . . . I wonder what your cause of one leg being longer than the other is. Usually that can't be fixed without surgery and such since it's caught so late in life.