Went to see Dr. Ratliff in Grapevine. I did not know that some chiropractors these days do not manipulate by physically pushing down on your spine, but now use instead what amounts to a mini electronically controlled jack hammer the size of a large syringe.
And, very tolerable . . . no neck jerking . . . no crunching.
Dr. Ratliff was very thorough, and said after one more treatment on Wednesday, that I will be as right as rain.
I just love the guy.
A very professional and compassionate office.
And, although my back is still sore . . . I left Dr. Ratliff's office walking straighter and more erect.
One piece of advice he gave me . . . was to throw away the heating pad . . . and to use ice. The rationale being that when the bones in the spine are out of alignment . . . they are actually sprained. The inflammation I thought was muscular inflammation, was in fact a sprain in the joint of the spine.
And what do you do for a sprain . . . you put ice on it.
So, I rigged up a zip-lock bag with two pounds of frozen peanuts.
Ahhhhhhh . . .
God's grace still amazes me.