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Aug. 25th, 2009 @ 08:49 am A Good Morning
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From:senseless
Date:August 27th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)

Pain is Relative

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Isn't it?

I'm super carefull lifting with my legs instead of leaning over so even though it hurts constantly I can still life the wife up and get her to the car, although I recently accepted the fact that I actually am old so I quit carrying her the hundred feet cause I was out of breath when I got there so I gave in and use the wheel chair LOL.

I asked my Doc about Chiros and about a minute after asking him he took a step and his back locked up and he had to pause my life is full of irony but he said a good one can help but to be careful who you see.

That's pretty middle ground for an MD I thought because and perhaps it's some urban hospitol rumor that Chiropracticers aren't "real" docs but PhD's get the same treatment I've noticed.

Hope you get lots better my Lady.
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From:ladygzb
Date:August 27th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Pain is Relative

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Oh yes, pain is relative.

A few years ago, I was having shoulder trouble as well as the never-ending back pain, which had gotten a lot worse that year. I saw a doc for the shoulder, they decided it was bursitis, and gave me an injection in the shoulder.

The pain in my shoulder cleared up almost instantly. Suddenly the pain in my back was so bad I could barely walk! It was the most bizarre thing. While they were both hurting, I guess I was so overloaded with pain that I didn't realize how really terribly the back was hurting.

I got injections in my back, too...they didn't help at all, though. That's when I started seeing a chiropractor, and that helped a lot more than anything else had since the fusion. The guy who did my fusion told me that he was "okay" with me seeing a chiro, and that he was happy enough with my choice of chiro. Which is good, because even if he said he was unhappy about it I was gonna keep going!

Tell you what, though, I *love* acupuncture. I love, love, love acupuncture. And I have a needle phobia! I saw an acupuncturist last year because I had an idiot doctor who was refusing to help with headaches (turned out to be a pinched nerve in my neck) and she worked on my lower back, too. It was astounding. She actually got the pain in my lower back to reduce down to where it was possible to overlook it completely.