Back in June I posted about Tucker’s first chiropractor appointment and how happy I was with it. Tuck had been having problems with his right SI joint. Thankfully nothing to do with saddle fit.
The before and after was like night and day. One day he’s taking funky steps and the next it was smooth sailing. Best money ever spent.
Now it’s my turn. As you may or may not know Tucker and I took a tumble just over two weeks ago. As a typical equestrian I tried to walk it off. I figured a bit of time was all I needed. NBD.
However, as I’ve stated before, I don’t bounce like I used to. Most of the pain went away but I was still having issues with my hips. Specifically when riding on a left rein or when asking for lead changes. Not cool.
When I was filling out the paperwork at the clinic there was a question about how it effects your daily work/sleep/normal life. I didn’t tick any of those things. I don’t care about any of those things. Let’s be real. The only reason why I’m not just slapping some liniment on and giving it a bit more time is because it’s effecting my riding.
Which is exactly what I told Dr B. I think the good doctor might have been a bit perplexed by me.
Dr. B: Did you get it looked at or x-rayed?
Me: Are you nuts? Of course not. I could get up so I got back on.
Dr. B: You waited more than 2 weeks to come in?
Me: I’m an equestrian. I tried to walk it off and give it time to heal itself.
Dr. B: Having this amount of discomfort after 2 weeks is not normal.
Dr. B: It’ll probably feel worse before it feels better.
Me: Whatever, do what you got to do.
As it turns out Tucker and I now have the same issue. Dr. B says that my SI joint is all out of whack. I wonder if I can add Tucker to my benefits plan as a dependant.
So I got twisted into a pretzel and partook in a serious trust exercise with a man that I’d known for less than an hour. Seriously. You want me to trust you not to drop my ass off the table that you’re currently rolling me to the edge of. He did say he’d never dropped a person yet. I say there’s always a first time for everything. Luckily I wasn’t the first.
The adjustment itself was slightly uncomfortable. I wouldn’t say that it hurt when he pushed his whole body down on my hip, it was just kind of a strange feeling. He said there was a huge crack. I didn’t hear it though.
When I left the clinic I felt pretty good. I was hopeful that I’d be one of the few that would have instant relief. But that didn’t happen. Quite quickly I got sore and riding was harder. Ugh. Trust the process. Things still need to get back to where they should be. It’ll get better.
What’s your chiropractic experience (horse or human)?