Change is hard but sometimes not changing is harder.
After much thought, I’ve decided to change the chiropractic method I use in the office. As most of you know, I use a biofeedback instrument to help me find out where to adjust you. I’ve used this method for my whole career but over the past 2 years, the chronic repetitive strain injury that I have developed in my elbow has gotten worse.
In the beginning, it would only hurt once in a while, then after a long week, then after a long day. Now it hurts even when I’m not in the office, like when I’m holding or carrying something heavy or awkward. And it’s only getting worse.
Now, I’m human too, so my first response was to ignore it. Which I did. Until I couldn’t. Then I started getting treatment for it and while it’s helping, every time I come to work, I re-injure it. I’m always playing catch up, never actually getting on top of the condition.
So I’ve made the very difficult decision to change chiropractic techniques. For those of you who know me, you know how much I love that little biofeedback instrument but in this case, love hurts.
The new method uses the Activator Instrument (the clicker). It’s still gentle, still safe and still effective. It’s just quieter. 🙂
I haven’t performed a burial service for the squeaker (as it’s lovingly called in the office) so don’t worry, it’s still around! I’ll be using it with babies and patients who don’t like the new method.
It’s not always as easy as this to find the cause of a chronic problem. Do you have a pain that won’t go away? Start checking in with yourself every 45 minutes or so to see if what you’re doing is contributing to your problem. Just becoming aware can help you change and feel better.