I've been debating going for awhile. I know that gimpy leg affects how I walk, and I can only imagine that it's having an affect on my spine. I kept putting it off though, since I wasn't having any pain.
Well. Funny story. George and I were at a home show and the local chiropractors had a booth. Turns out my shoulders and hip are out of line, and I don't carry my weight evenly. According to Dr. Alyssa, anything more than a 3lb difference in distribution is potentially problematic. I had a twenty pound difference. That was enough to make me schedule an appointment.
I'm really glad I did. We took X-rays, and let me just say, it isn't pretty. Dr A keeps asking me if I'm sure I didn't have some sort of trauma that would throw my spine out of whack. For the record, no, I did not.
The ironic part is that while my back/hips aren't perfect, it's my neck that is the main issue.
It's supposed to look something like this:
My Xray was somewhere between the two stages of disalignment below-
|The black line is where the bones are supposed to be, red it where they actually are.|
So now I get to go get adjusted multiple times a week for the foreseeable future. Kind of a time and money suck, but I guess it's better to start fixing it now while we still can, right? It's better than starting 15 years from now when I'm even more messed up.