5 minutes in and I’m starting to panic. There’s 45lbs of weight wrapped around my throat and and chin. I’m becoming claustrophobic.
“Breathe,” I tell myself.
I can’t say I ever thought I’d be willing to pay someone to almost choke me with a medieval weighted torture device.
But when the pain is high enough… I’m willing to try almost anything.
My Neck and Upper Back Were Throbbing All Day Long
I’ve been sitting at a computer for significant amounts of time since I was 14. This was 10 years later. And working 80 hour weeks, all behind a screen, was destroying my neck.
Day in and day out, there was tension and pain. If you bumped into me back then, I was always rubbing the right side of my neck and shrugging my shoulders a lot.
So, I went to see a chiropractor. And a 2nd. Finally, on the 3rd I found someone who knew what he was doing.
Chiropractors are just like any medical consultant. There are great ones, good ones and lousy ones. It took me a bit to figure that out.
The first day Dr. Ryan worked on me, I was breathing so much easier and feeling energized as I walked out. My pains were gone.
The relief was like an amazing drug.
But it was short-lived as the pain came back in a few days.
Sitting is Killing The Western World
Have you seen the TIME headlines? Sitting is KILLING you.
Now of course, there are some worthwhile ideas about all this sitting fuss.