Biked to gym, 30 minutes on elliptical, did stretches and core exercises. Yesterday and most of today my body has been feeling pretty good, especially my back. It seems like the 3 hours of yardwork on Saturday actually helped things.
I had scheduled an appointment with a chiropractor this evening. Some people call them "quacks", but at least they don't stick drugs in me every chance they get. Personally, I appreciate their methodology. I spent a couple hours over there doing an array of tests and interviews, followed by a short adjustment. I've seen chiropractors before, so I realize it takes time. I walked in there feeling pretty good and left probably feeling a little worse. What I like about this guy, though, is that he's very wholistic. He specializes in sports injuries, and seemed a lot more robust in his treatment options (and energy level) than the previous chiropractor I had seen. He treated not just my back and neck, but also my foot and knees. I've expessed interest in getting my foot taped, something that my PT or podiatrist have never offered, but the chiropractor will do it next visit. I also like how chiropractors are into natural healing. I think I may get off of ibuprofin (been taking it way too long -- scary) and try an oral enzyme he's recommended. Also, he's brought to mind making some life changes, such as attempting to drink more water and changing my diet to include for whole and natural foods. I know Sasha will vouch for this. While I don't think I'll go vegan and eat buckwheat everyday, I can surely benefit to cut out red meat and Twizzlers, and try to eat more organic fruits and vegetables.
Anyway, by the end the evening I was actually starting to hurt a little bit, particularly my SI joint. I decided to go to bed sans ibuprofin and see how I feel in the morning.