Apr 05, 2008 3:09 PM GMT
Just about 2 weeks ago, I heard a crackle from my lower back when making a not very difficult maneuver. Right away, I knew the next movement was going to hurt a lot, and it did. Other than going to work, I've been pretty much homebound, keeping pretty still. Couldn't even sleep for more than an hour at a shot because I couldn't get into a position comfortable enough to stay asleep. The pain subsided enough, finally, that for the last two nights I was able to sleep through the night. I had some xrays done and they found compression between the l4 and l5 vertabrae as well as potentially some scoliosis. The scoliosis is probably the result of a broken leg some years ago causing my right leg to be shorter than my left by nearly an inch. My right hip sits lower than my left. In any case, I thought I'd get through life w/o the need for a chiropractor but my luck didn't hold out. Starting Monday, I'm going for "adjustments". I'm wondering if anyone here has experience and could tell me what I might expect. The chiropractors I'm seeing seem very competent, the facility is a chiropractic and sports medicine facility (plus, they do hair removal - like I need that). I hate pain. Am I going to be in more pain?