The Witch Doctor

I've had neck pain for about 6 months now. It's not unbearable pain...just constant. These days when you see a doctor they ask, "On a scale of 1-10, how does the pain feel?" For me...that's a solid 6.

I did something I've never done before. I went to a chiropractor. I asked a ton of questions, talked to a lot of people, and a lot of them said, "Make sure he's not a witch doctor." Not really sure what that means. I was a little nervous about it, but I have felt like I've wanted to crack my neck for the last 5 years. I sucked it up, and went.

My chiropractor is a runner, which I like. He did all kinds of tests and x-rays and then we got about the business of actually doing the adjustment. WOWZERS...that is a freaky thing. He cracked all kinds of places up my spine and then got to my neck. Holy crack I had no idea could happen Batman! It was the loudest crunch ever...on BOTH sides. Ummm yuck.

That said, my neck feels fantastic. Like...really FANTASTIC. I've gone twice now. I'm supposed to keep going for 8 weeks. I've read all kinds of negativity about how there are no studies to prove it works...and how they are snake oil salesman, and I gotta say, that's not my experience. My Doctor is a really nice guy, there are tons of folks in his office, and everyone seems happy and getting over one sort of pain or another. My neck pain is "tech neck" which doesn't surprise me since I'm on this computer 5-8 hours a day. I need to pay more attention to my posture and get in a more natural position when I work.
Enter my new desk! I LOVE it SO much. It's the peekaboo clear console table from CB2. Did I mention how much I love it? ;)

 I felt a little weird going to the chiropractor, but the bottom line is, it's working for me. Between my desk, and my witch doctor, my neck is on it's way to a full recovery ;)

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  1. It works for me too. Totally. I'm glad to know you're feeling better!

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  2. The method may not look good superficially, but it works! You're right that you have to incorporate some neck exercises if you want to shake it off. Doing this and going to your chiropractor every time you're scheduled will help a lot in healing your neck. Give us updates when your neck pain totally goes away! Take care!

    Joseph Holt @ Summit Upper Cervical Chiropractic Center

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    1. Thank you Joseph! I am doing the neck exercises, and I had my third visit this week. I will certainly keep you posted on my progress ;)

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