For the past two months I’ve had increasing back pain/crookedness. I have scoliosis between my shoulders, which makes me want to collapse on my right side and gives me shoulder pain. But this was a whole new creature. I started having mid-back spasms and sharp pains in my right lower back that were shooting into my hip.
For the last month if I take a robaxacet before I ride, I feel pretty good. More relaxed than normal even. But I pay for it the next day.
It’s been a very cold winter and I think that’s been a major contributor. I spend a fair bit of $$ for massage and chiro for horses, now I’ve decided to invest in some massage/chiro/osteopathy for myself. It’s probably hard to be a straight horse with a crooked rider anyhow.
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I had a consult with a new chiropractor on last Saturday morning. They do a whole bunch of xrays and imaging to get a baseline. They total up all the degrees you are crooked into a special score. The ratings for crookedness are as follows:
1-5 Very minor issues
6-10 Minor issues
11-15 Moderate issues
15+ Severe issues
Kate’s score: 21.5 K
I have a severe twist in my pelvis, in addition to being completely out of whack in the shoulder area. My head also sits too far forward. I’m just generally a mess. I had a two hour x-ray guided appointment on Wednesday, and they have promised the first treatment will improve my “score” by 80%.
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I kind of feel bad for the horses! They've been carting my severely crooked ass around for the past few months. I hope that with some regular chiro (and my massage and osteopathy appts are booked for later in the month) that I will be feeling 100% soon. I’ve noticed my energy level has been in the toilet lately. But I kind of wrote that off to the fact that I work so much, but I think being constantly in pain/crooked all day probably contributed too.
I gave all three horses some time off this week to let my adjustment set. And Apollo and Henry had their teeth floated so they probably appreciated that anyhow.
Does anyone else do any bodywork on themselves? I’ve signed up for a yoga class so I hope that will help too.