I hope you’re having a happy Thursday! I know both LB and I had a pretty hard time waking up this morning… and I’m pretty sure I could take a nap this afternoon.
I think one of the reasons that we’re both so mellow was that we had our first adjustment with our new chiropractor on Tuesday and we feel soooo good.
I won a free exam in a farmer’s market raffle the other week, and finally had some time to make the appointment. LB came with me because after doing some research on all benefits for children, I asked if we could squeeze him in too. Our chiro, Dr. Jason, was super accommodating and was happy to add LB to the appointment.
Since I had never been to his office (Jake was the only one in the family to be seen fairly regularly by an equine chiro) we started out with a brief exam, he explained his way of cracking, the benefits, and then we took some x-rays. We also talked about my health history and he really honed in on the depression and anxiety piece of things.
The general theory of chiropractic is that everything is controlled by the brain and the nervous system. If you have something that is out of alignment, it can very easily disrupt the signals given to and from your brain. Not only does your skeletal system feel out of whack, but your digestive, mental, and muscular health is weakened too.
After listening closely to my history, we took X-rays and then Dr. Jason adjusted me based on what he saw, felt, and heard.
What was really interesting was that I was incredibly weak on my left side… to the point where my left leg was shorter than my right. Yikes.
After Dr. Jason snapped me, I immediately felt better. He used the term “bobble headed” and I feel that that’s incredibly accurate. Not only have I been sleeping like a baby, but my rides have improved and I’ve also seen a HUGE improvement in my level of daily anxiety.
Now, because LB is LB, Dr. Jason didn’t do quite as hands on of an exam as he did with me. It’s just not as possible with a toddler… but I was seriously impressed by how willing to go along with the treatment LB was. This is the kid who does alligator style death rolls when you so much as put a sock on him, so the fact that he was just chilling out letting Dr. Jason crack his neck was insanely telling.
I noticed right away that LB was a little more pliable during the rest of our errands, but then he got home and took a 3(!) hour nap. He also managed to push out the last two canine teeth he’s been fighting with these past few weeks.
Maybe these things are coincidental, but I’m going to put my money on them being eased along by the chiro treatment we received, and we will both be going back to continue our wellness visits and continue forward on the path to total alignment!
I highly recommend Dr. Jason and his practice! He is charming, knowledgeable, AND affordable if your insurance doesn’t cover the visits (mine does). If anybody in the area is looking for a good chiro, please email me for his info… I’m happy to pass it along.
Seriously. Who doesn’t want a kid that’s so relaxed he falls asleep with his shoes still on?