Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Trying Accupuncture for Neck Pain

I (Rob) have had problems with my neck for about 2 years. For the last 1 1/2 years I've been seeing a chiropractor who was able to re-instate my range of motion, and I can now turn my head to the left about 90 degrees (just as I've always been able to do on the right side). When I first went to the chiropractor I could only turn it about 20 degrees to the left, so they've really helped.
- Lately, my TMJ has become hyper sensitive (since I had a tooth pulled and had to keep my mouth open for over and hour. The chiropractor hasn't been able to relieve that continual pressure as well as I had hoped, and I still have a very tough muscle knot in my left shoulder that's been there about 1 1/2 years! SO, I finally went to an acupuncturist yesterday.
I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a very calming experience, and instead of putting the tiny needles in my shoulder or neck, she put them in my lower legs. Almost immediately the dull ache of my jaw's TMJ symptoms lessened. Today, they're still not as pronounced as they were before my appointment. Also, my left shoulder doesn't seem to be pulling as tightly. I also have occasional tingling in the back of my neck on the right side. They're all inter-connected as I suspected, and the treatment can help. Finally, after 2 years of this stuff, I went to the right place (I believe). I go back in a week and am looking forward to it!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next