Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Quasimodo

There was a health fair at my office yesterday. It was nice because participation was encouraged and that meant I could gallivant about and be away from my desk a large part of the morning. There were handfuls of screenings, tests, and even massages. That, by far, was the best part.

My former place of employment had an event such as this, too, which was my first infamous encounter with a chiropractor. Yesterday, I had another such encounter. Not only is my right leg about an eighth to quarter inch shorter than my left, my feet have no arches. None. at. all. Because of this I put pressure on the whole bottom of my feet, especially the outsides. This will apparently cause knee pain, followed by hip pain, followed by arthritis in the back. Furthermore, I have bad posture. Apparently my shoulders walk two steps in front of me and the rest of my body just tries to keep up.

That's right Internet, I'm falling apart and expected to be the hunchback by the middle of next week.

The funny part? The chiropractor was giving me the whole spill of treatments, options, blah blah blah and assured he could take away any pain and asked me where I felt it most. What pain? I'm fine! Seriously, the only pain is on my poor mind that come next week I'm going to be hobbling. I've opted not to "treat" my many, many quirks listed above. The first encounter with the chiropractor led me to his office for a couple of weeks. I decided it was crap and quit going. Hey, I was young and naive and had insurance for the very first time in five years. You betcha I went to his office twice a week!

Now, I'd like your humble opinion on chiropractors and chiropractic care. If you don't have one, tell me your quirks and what is going to cause your to stumble up the bell tower with me.

7 comments:

JayJenny said...

Well, if we had an inusrance plan that covered such things, it may be a question I could more easily answer. For now, it's not!

I have the longer leg thing too, and probably the bad posture too. I slouch - a LOT. The only thing I wondered is if a chiro could help with the tension in my neck and shoulders, therefore taking care of my daily headaches. I don't know?

Good for you for taking advantage!

Zoe D. said...

I also have flat feet! I remember being a kid, and my mom MAKING me wear Keds, OUCH!! They have those crazy high arches. It was the WORST. I also have bad posture, so you and I will be fighting to find a bell tower in Knox-vegas to ring:)

Angelarae said...

I have flat feet and my left hip bone is rotated up and in and I have mild scholiosis. How's that for fun. I used to go to the chiropractor, then my benefits ran out and I stopped going. So long as I TRY to have good posture, I tend to be okay....I've thought about going back, but I much prefer massages. Even if they won't fix my back, they're relaxing and I leave happy!

Zoe D. said...

Oh, and from now on, you will be my monogramming go to:)

Kristen Miller said...

LOL! You're too funny. I think you'll make it...despite all of your hideous ailments. ;) I could use that health fare to get someone to take a look at my gimp foot.

Mike said...

Never had experience with chiropractors but I love your post. Funny.


Mike
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Mrs. Belle said...

I have had a good experience, but mine is also a personal friend so there is a good bit of trust there. When my insurance covered it and I went regularly, it cut down on my headaches, my shoulder and neck tension and my sciatic pain...
yeah, I guess you could say that I enjoyed it!