I can’t be any more creative than that today. I’ve been having one of those weeks. You know, one of those weeks where everything seems to go wrong. I had to cancel our new patient workshop due to technical difficulties. My car battery died (luckily, I was at work already). Then our phones and internet were down, which rendered our office virtually non-functional for a few tense hours. I blame it on the full moon. Don’t get me wrong: things could be worse, and I’m so grateful for what I have. It’s just that things feel stagnant, or stuck.
That’s similar to the terminology I use when describing to patients why they’re experiencing back pain, or headaches, or any of their various ailments. Nerves, our body’s sophisticated network to communicate our brain’s messages to our various body part and organs, can get irritated and stuck. If a nerve that’s traveling to your leg muscle, for example, gets stuck, what do you think will happen? Will that leg muscle get crabby and irritable? Sorry, maybe that’s just what I’ve been like all week. A crabby muscle will give you trouble though, in the form of a muscle cramp or ache, or even numbness and tingling sensations.
Your chiropractor can get that pressure off the nerve, by adjusting and realigning the spine in the area where that nerve is housed. New technology can do so without cracking or twisting to the spine. But that will be discussed in the next entry, when I’m in a better mood. Don’t worry: I’m going to get my spine adjusted by my chiropractor before then.