Day 1211 | The Inversion Table


After six weeks in PT with limited relief, I'm getting a little annoyed and very frustrated with the fruitless process of attempting to find some relief for my back pain. These days, I've moved onto a new chiropractor in hopes he can shed some light on what's going on.

His diagnosis? Degenerative disc disease (aka a bulging disc). I guess the space between two of my vertebrae (where the arrow is) is much thinner than it should be. If you have any experience reading X-rays, I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)

In the meantime, the chiropractor has recommended 15 minutes/day (for forever) on an inversion table (see above) in hopes it provides me with some relief. That, coupled with regular chiro appointments, is my best bet right now. I'm trying to stay optimistic about it but after so many failed attempts at treatment strategies, I'm not going to lie, I'm feeling a bit dejected.  

On a positive note, I'm spending my 15 minutes/day on the table meditating. This has been on my list for years now and finally I have some dedicated time where I literally can't do anything else. No excuses! Maybe I'll be able to help my back and cure my "monkey mind".