I love my chiropractor. Truly. So very much. I hadn’t been for an adjustment in several months until I went a little over a week ago, and I tell ya, it was like flipping a switch. For several weeks I’d had a very weird feeling in my ribs. I felt like my rib cage was… twisted… or something. When I’d lay on my back and put my hand across my upper abdomen like in the bread basket area, it was so obvious that one side was higher than the other, and laying on my right side was VERY uncomfortable. It felt like my right ribs were just going to come up and overlap my left ones, and it felt like they were literally pushing the air out of my lungs. I told D that I felt like my ribs were out of whack and he laughed at me, but I knew I wasn’t crazy! When I told my chiro what I was feeling, he felt my ribs in my back and was like, “Yep, you’re not crazy. You have three displaced ribs.”
Who knew that was even a thing?!
He twisted me up like a pretzel and put me in some positions I’m pretty sure I have never been in… certainly not with clothes on. haha Lots of snap, crackle, and popping later, I felt normal again! I really need to get back into going for regular adjustments because this always happens. After an adjustment I feel so much better. I never realize how off kilter I am until I’m not anymore. I always have an “Ooooooohhh yeeeeaah…. THIS is what it feels like to feel good!” moment afterwards.
How do you feel about chiropractors? Love ’em? Hate ’em? Never been to one? I swear by mine. He’s saved my ass and got me out of severe pain more than once. Funny enough, it’s never been back pain. Thigh, knee, foot, and now rib.