I have recently had a course of chiropractic treatment on the recommendation of my Mum, sister & brother in law, who have all been & improved their backs & pain levels considerably.
My rhuemy now sees me yearly, she's virtually given up on me, so I looked for help elsewhere.
I explained all my health problems, including fibro, osteoporosis & osteoarthritis, to name but a few, to the chiropractor. He took x-rays of my back which showed "wear & tear" (I so HATE that phrase!) degenerative disease & a swollen disc sticking out. He said he could cure all my problems & even my "hump" back. To get myself virtually free of pain, straighten my spine , help me sleep well, & get my energy levels back, were all promised with a course of treatment.
I signed up, paid up & started on the road to utopia!
To cut a long & sorry tale short, I was promised the moon & stars, but came back to earth with a very painful bump!
The young & too enthusiastic guy got fed up being gentle & slow. He overdid the treatment on one session & really hurt, if not harmed me. I spent a w/e in so much pain I could barely stand or sit, absolute agony.
When I complained I was given 8 free treatments with another older sympathetic man who explained the truth, that some Fibro patients respond to treatment well & some do not. No prizes for guessing which category I'm in?
I've wasted over £400. That could have paid for a relaxing holiday. But worse of all, I can't believe how much more depressed I've become. At the end of my "freebies" I decided as I can't get my back straight, I'd better try to get my head straight!
I cried for 2 days solid, not just coz of the extra pain, but beating myself up that I could have been so foolish to hope & believe someone could help me. I know I'm too hard on myself over it, but when does logic ever balance with emotion?
I'm not even back to square one, I feel I'm on a minus. I should go & see my GP & get counselling, but I'm too embarrassed. My family mentioned above think the sun shines out of the chiropractors behind, so the fault lies with me!
Luckily my husband has not yet said outright "I told you so" but I know that's what he's thinking!
My daughter tries to help & understand, that's when she's not going on about why I've not done her washing!
Sorry for going on so much, I don't think I've ever felt so down, but just writing this has helped me a bit. What a numbnut I am!