Give me an O for osteopath

Posted on April 16, 2012

So, I found myself on my back today, with one knee pressed up somewhere near my left ear, my right hand gripping my left forearm and a large man with a towel in his hands leaning on my top half with all his weight.


My knee slipped a little further into my earhole, my hand gripped my arm more firmly, he leaned a little harder and – CrrrAACkK! Some small portion of my back clicked and clunked and cracked it’s way back into position. My breath left my body in a huge whooshing gasp.

“Right,” he said, leaning back, and swinging the towel up across his shoulder. “That wasn’t quite as satisfying as I’d hoped. Come back on Friday and we’ll try again.”

True story.

I’m still limping. But not as badly.

Friday’s the day.

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  1. Kymmie

    So… Are you better now??? Just wondering…

  2. cathy@home

    Hope your back feels better soon Sciatica is a b–ch

  3. loulouloves.me

    Osteo’s. I’m a fan! Good luck on Friday, they are much better than chiro’s!

  4. River

    oh ouch!!
    I’m so glad that my back pain is more easily fixed by truckloads of painkillers and resting flat on my back with pillows under my knees to raise the legs to a 90* angle, if you can picture that, I’m bent like half a swastika. No osteopath is getting his hands on me!

  5. At Number 32

    Wow….camping is not your friend! I hate going to the osteo, just the sound of your own bones cracking some how gets into your ears and never comes out……hoping friday is more ‘satisfying’!!

  6. Amanda Carmen

    I was in a similar position at lunchtime – but I was getting a Brazilian.

  7. Yvette Vignando

    Hilarious. I love my osteopath. She’s not a ‘cracker’ but an amazingly intuitive ‘fixer’. Hope Friday meets your expectations.

  8. Toni

    Even the word ‘osteopath’ sounds painful. Hope Friday does the trick!

  9. Libby

    I’ve been seeing an osteo for12yrs…better than a physio or a chiro in my book:) bring on the cracking I say!

  10. Annieb25

    Ahhhh I love me a good back cracking. You will be swinging from the chandeliers again in no time 🙂

  11. karencharlton

    Does this mean camping is off the list of ‘things we do to get out of the fibro’? Feel better soon. x

  12. Lipgloss Mumma

    I used to work for a chiropractor for 6 years so I get this. But I feel the CA (chiropractic assistant) in me should advise against the use of the ‘cracking’ terminology. As it scares the crap out of people LOL!

    I see my chiro fortnightly, couldn’t do without it not just for my back but health in general. I’m sure your Osteo will get you back to your normal self in no time. Hugs x

    • Kelly Exeter

      I see my chiro every fortnight too. She is all kinds of awesome. Definitely a high position though!

    • Kelly Exeter

      High *trust* even …

  13. Mum on the Run

    The stuff of my nightmares.
    Had my neck cracked years ago and the sound/pain still haunts me.
    good luck for Friday.
    🙂 x

  14. Mama of 2 boys

    Holy moses! That sounds fascinating and excruciating all in the one instance. You poor thing. I do hope he fixes it once and for all on Friday. Until then, heat packs maybe!? xo

  15. ruddygood

    Ouch! It’s scary stuff, isn’t it? Had a similar experience after our move last year… but blessed relief afterwards. Friday. x

  16. Fly Anyways.x

    Oooooft 🙁 Hey at least it’s a little better. x

  17. Jodie Ansted

    This whole back cracking stuff scares the beejeebies out of me. I’ve never had stuff like that done. #chicken

    Hope it’s over red rover on Friday and you’re back to normal programming. 🙂 xox

  18. Maxabella

    Geez, I need to get me some of that!! x

  19. tinsenpup

    That sounds seriously intense! I’m sorry your back is giving you grief. 🙁

  20. Valerie Khoo

    I think we have the same back.

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