I am now halfway through my course of chiropractic treatments based on the initial exam. X-rays revealed two areas of misalignment as well as areas of fixation in the tailbone region. Most of this issues are probably the result of scar tissue so we are doing ultrasound therapy in addition to adjustments.
The first week was really rough as I felt like I had been beaten with a jack hammer after every visit but thankfully that has subsided. The SI and tailbone pain has greatly eased up and I finally feel like exercising again! Once this cold subsides in the next day or two, I plan on hopping back on the fitness wagon which will include C25k and bootcamp workouts. I’ve gained 8lbs since the start of the year and I am NOT happy about it. I can’t seem to find the balance between obsessing about the number on the scale and not caring at all and eating whatever I want. Now I know why everyone complains about the maintenance phase of weight loss! We’re joining the YMCA once we get our taxes back which will help keep me active. Our Y also has a water park so once it warms up planning to spend a lot of time in a bathing suit should keep me on point too (and help me hit my goal to be a hot mom at Disney!).
All in all, I think opting for chiropractic treatment was a good decision. I definitely feel better, especially when I remember to take all of my meds. We started balance training today so I’m interested to see how that works out! It was definitely a financial sacrifice (we had to pay for entire course of treatment upfront) but I think it will be worth every penny!