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night almost over

tonight was not as bad as last night. maybe partially due to my being meticulous after the weekend, but work has gone smoothly. in other good news, i would like to let everyone know that emissions testing is the EASIEST MVA-related thing to do ever. and my car passed, i needn't have worried. since it's newer than '96, they don't even hook the exhaust pipe up to the little hose. i was then able to go home and go to bed and not feel guilty as if i hadn't gotten anything done. then i woke up and did approximately the LEAST i could imagine doing to further my packing goal, and went to zarobi's to watch buffy. scott pointed out a crucial detail: sometimes the goodwill will come pick things up from you. i meant to find out about that and forgot. i'll check later. on the bad news side, i have what i feel is a misaligned vertebra or a pinched nerve or something, and can't turn my head to the right without pain, also, i think i'm coming down with a cold. and i was just marveling at how all these colds were going around and i didn't get any yet. terrific.

so i think a poll is in order:

Poll #66470 Chiro-mancy

Have you ever visited a Chiropractor?

I won't confess to anything!

How do you feel about the whole chiropractor issue?


Tell me a chiropractor story, if you have one.

Should I try out this crazy quack chiropractor thing?

I'm not the one to ask.
I'm so biased in favor of them I write them love letters!
I'm so biased against them I make chiropractor voodoo dolls.



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Oct. 9th, 2002 06:44 am (UTC)
Dr Telf prescribes 2 asprin (or other anti-inflamatory)the booze of you choice applied until relaxed, and moist heat(hotwater bottle or microwave heating pad wrapped in damp towel)
Oct. 9th, 2002 07:23 am (UTC)
you do realize you're going to have to walk on my back tonight.
Oct. 9th, 2002 07:59 am (UTC)
You do realize you just caused a dozen or more *schwing!*s with that statement....
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Oct. 9th, 2002 07:25 am (UTC)
Re: i would suggest...
i wouldn't say no, but a number of factors induced me to curiosity about the chiropractor... 1. i get visits for free under my insurance, 2. i've heard alot more about chiropractors than accupuncturists, 3. needles!!! AGH!!!

however, that's not to say i wouldn't give it a try if this neck thing becomes chronic.
Oct. 9th, 2002 08:26 am (UTC)
Chiropractors are witch doctors and quacks, and could severely hurt you. Go to a real doctor if you haven't already.
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:02 am (UTC)

See my chiropractor story under the poll results. You don't want that to happen to you, do you? :0
Oct. 9th, 2002 01:21 pm (UTC)
aha!! i was hoping to draw out the bad chiropractor stories with this poll. i hadn't heard even one. my theory was that if i still didn't hear any i'd maybe actually go.

i have this unnaturally intense fear of having my neck broken. so, um, yeah.
Oct. 9th, 2002 01:28 pm (UTC)
well i'm glad i came through for you. i think the getting stuck on the toilet story is a pretty bad one.

pesonally, i think they either make you have to go all the time to feel good or screw something up, like they did with my friend.

you should just go and get a good, healthy massage! If I had the money, I'd get one with you!
Oct. 9th, 2002 08:48 am (UTC)
The thing to pay attention to with chiropracters is that they always set you up for a never ending series of treatments. You gotta keep going back. Nice cash flow!! Follow the money!! Telf's idea of two aspirins and the Scotch of your choice is a good one but I fail to see the need for aspirin.
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:06 am (UTC)
Have I ever told you how much I think your dad rocks, snidegrrl?
Oct. 9th, 2002 01:23 pm (UTC)
He talks a good game! He didn't even take my poll.

Okay, okay, maybe my dad is a little cool. My mom is going to start getting jealous of all this attention! Mom, you are cool to, you just like to be cool in secret.
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:10 am (UTC)
In my experience, chiropractors really aren't any better or worse than any other kind of doctor. You just have to find a good one, which is sort of liek finding a good shrink -- it can be done but is sometimes a pain. ;) A good chiropractor will not try to suck you dry and is very, very unlikely to hurt you. My own chiropractor works with the doctor who's the head of the spine clinic at the major research hospital here (considering that he's an expert in his field, I highly doubt he thinks she's a quack); I don't see her unless I make an appointment, and she's worked on me for free on numerous occasions because she knows we're tight for cash.

If you're interested in chiropractic, I would do some research on the web and then see if you can get some good references for practitioners in your area. A good one will tell you exactly what he or she thinks is wrong and will not drag your treatments out longer than necessary; s/he will spend a good amount of time with you, explain what they're doing, and refer you to clinicians or PT if necessary. I don't want to go on, though -- if you want to, you can e-mail me and I'll tell ya more. :)
Oct. 9th, 2002 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'd like to second everything you just said. Sure, there are bad chiropractors out there who will hurt you through incompetence or ride you 'til your wallet is dry. There are also mechanics who will loosen parts of your car to make sure you come back for more repairs soon.

In addition to doing web research, I strongly recommend getting references from level-headed people you trust who have had chiropractic work done.

I'm extremely skeptical of some of the more extreme claims of chiropracty (e.g., that they can make allergies go away... see also acupuncture here), but when it comes to keeping the spine happy, I certainly wouldn't call the profession as a whole a bunch of quacks.
Oct. 10th, 2002 04:19 am (UTC)
I good chiropractor can really help. Just be sure to get a good one. Mom
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