Yes, that’s right, even chiropractors need a good adjustment some times. In fact, they probably need it more than the average Joe.

I tweaked my neck ten days ago while drying my hair after a shower. Oh, it was bad – I could barely move my head without excruciating pain. I toughed it out at work, but…it wasn’t good.

I had a subluxation of my first cervical vertebra (the atlas); it was rotated and wedged to the right. Aside from the pain, I had severe muscle spasms of the upper trapezius muscle (upper back and shoulder) on the left, which meant…more pain. I was having trouble sleeping. Every night, I woke up several times throughout my sleep despite the fact that I’m usually a very sound sleeper. And on several occasions, I woke up at 4 or 5 am and couldn’t fall back to sleep – a definite anomaly for me.

I also noticed an increase in symptoms related to allergies. Now, granted it’s been windy here in L.A., I guess I am connecting the allergy symptoms to my subluxation, because the second after I was adjusted today, the symptoms cleared up.

I feel better now, but I know that I’ll have to be adjusted again in a couple of days. I generally try to get adjusted once a week, but in these types of situations I need more. All in all, I’ve been adjusted three times since developing the tweak, each time I felt better than the last. That’s how it works – sometimes it only takes one adjustment, other times, more.

Hey, I’m just happy I’m feeling better. I accept pain an an occasional part of life, but like most people, I don’t love it. I take the presence of pain as a sign that something is not right, and I’ve got to get it checked out and corrected. BINGO – that’s the way the body works.

So, if you’re feeling pain – go visit your chiropractor – don’t wait for it to “go away on its own”, because, the fact is, it probably won’t.

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