The kids got some games over the holidays. Some of them were old games I used to play when I was a kid. It was fun playing Life and Monopoly. Then they pulled out Twister, and I just had to give it a try. I used to always win that game as I was very flexible and had great balance. Well, that was also 50 years ago. I had put on some weight and apparently lost quite a bit of my flexibility. That game had me visiting my Santa Barbara chiropractor the next day.
I was doing good until right hand yellow came up on the spinner. Even the other players told me not to try it. However, I was convinced I could do it and keep my balance. Well, I was no longer 10, thin and flexible. I felt something pop as I went down. It did not really hurt at first. I got right back up, and sat out the next round. As the day wore on, my back started to hurt more and more. By the time evening rolled around, I was looking for the ibuprofen bottle and the heating pad. I did not sleep well that night. It ached all night long. Sort of like a burning throbbing pain.
The Santa Barbara chiropractor got me in for a visit the next morning. I was very glad that I did not have to wait another day for an appointment. The adjustment was like closing a valve or flipping off a switch as far as the pain goes. I felt so much better. I walked in like a lame old man and walked out feeling like a new person. However, I did keep all of my followup appointments to allow my back to be adjusted right to promote healing. I won’t be playing Twister again anytime soon, but my back no longer hurts.