Wednesday, June 15, 2011

geez louise.

I have been having neck pain, since i don't know....forever? but It comes and goes and I just kind of live with it. I have changed my pillow numerous times to try and help, but it was never bad enough i thought i needed to see someone about it really. But since I have been running it has been EXCRUCIATING! uggh i haven't been able to look behind me for days (better not be behind me when I back my truck up!) So my sister finally convinced me to go to a chiropractor. We are covered so I figured it couldn't hurt. He told me I was in rough shape and probably shouldn't be driving! ha ha (like i said...watch out!) so he sent me for an x ray yesterday and today i went back to him, where he showed me my x-ray. it looked a little like this:

 The picture on the left is a normal neck "curvature" or so they call it. and the picture on the right is my perfectly straight piece of crap spine.  I have an abnormal cervical (neck) curve, which could be caused from lots of things but I am sure it is due to my extremely bad posture. So the doc told me that cause I have no curve to my neck it is just putting pressure on all my vertebrae and disks and blah blah big words i didn't understand. so I came home and looked it up, and Kyphosis they call it is also called the "hunchback" disease. aaaaawesome. so what your telling me is if I don't fix it I am going to start looking like this guy??

Well I guess it could be worse, at least he had a girlfriend right?

7 comments:

Jessie said...

You were dangerous backing up your truck even BEFORE this neck pain..... ;-)

PamH said...

Holy crap! Ouch!! My neck kinked after Bakes was born and I couldn't evn move and it was excruciating!! I shed tears over it. Ha ha. You better take care of that!!

Skye said...

My neck looks like that too! I am constantly changing my pillow, blah blah blah. Trevor's uncle is a chiropractor and said he could fix it, so I went to see him EVERY SINGLE DAY for weeks, then he said I could come three times a week, then twice a week, then once, and so on. Didn't make a single ounce of difference, so just be warned before you put all your eggs in one basket. I'm going to a physiotherapist next, once that uses TENS or whatever that electrode stuff is called. I tried the chiro thing, and now I think it's a pack of you-know-what. But that's just me!

karlielsa said...

Booo, I have the same neck as you. I had to get x-rays and the chiropractor seemed stumped. He gave me a few things to do but they didn't work. He tried cracking my neck and I just didn't feel comfortable with that. The neck pain sucks but I guess that's better than being paralized. Good luck with that!

Tina Wilde said...

Well you already know this but I'm PRO CHIRO! And that neck is freaky looking man!

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

but Jennie, at least you'll have straight teeth too!
That totally stinks. I've decided your body is very complicated.
Good luck!

Emily said...

I looked at the two necks before I read it and thought, what kind of freak has a curved neck... most people I guess. Good luck figuring it out. I'll watch your kids if you need to go to more appointments.