|During my monthly stop at the pet store to pick up a bag of dry dog food, I was pleasantly surprised to find the 50 pound bag for the same price as the 35 pound bag. Score a free upgrade!
Rather than walking back to the front of the store to get a shopping cart, I chose to toss the enormous bag on my shoulder. No problem; or so I thought.
The walk through the store to the checkout, followed by the walk to my car and finally carrying the heavy bag into my house accounted for approximately fifteen minutes of 50 pounds resting on my neck and shoulder area.
After I brought the bag into my house, I noticed I had a bit of a “swag” in my walk. What’s that about I thought to myself? An hour later, I was dizzy and unable to focus. Although I have not had motion sickness or vertigo before, my ability to do anything had come to a stand still; thus, my dizzy brunette story had begun.
Fortunately, it was late so I headed to bed and was able to close my eyes without being overwhelmed with dizziness. My hope was to wake up refreshed and renewed.
Wrong! I awoke on Sunday morning and my head was spinning. My equilibrium was off making walking a challenge, which also brought on nausea. I was in no pain and had no issues with my inner ear or sinus, things typically associated with balance.
Next step, I checked in with the all knowing “Doctor Google”. I typed in “vertigo” to learn more. Attempting to read anything at this point was a challenge but I ventured on to find Wikipedia’s definition. This did not provide me much comfort and, actually, elevated my anxiety.
Looking back at the turn of events I came to the conclusion my lifting and carrying the 50 pounds on my shoulder could have pinched a nerve, causing a “sublixation”. Over the past three decades I have become a huge fan of chiropractic services because of the benefits it has brought to me, my family and my clients.
Early Monday morning I visited my good friend, Dr. Fred Clarke at Life Chiropractic. He made some adjustments in my neck and shoulder area; restoring 90% of my balance. Shortly after my second visit on Tuesday, the nausea and vertigo were gone. Awesome!
Here are a few of the lessons I learned and want to share with you:
LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL. Tip 101: Learn to let go of perfectionism…a classic video of Paul Hunt on the balance beam.
August 11, 2013