I went to the chiropractor a few weeks ago. He turned me, cracked me and poked me. When I left his office I had to prop pillows beneath my left leg and cram one behind the lumbar area of my back to keep my backbone from shifting back to the way it was before my chiro played it like a fiddle. I've been sleeping in a recliner and keeping my legs in all kinds of positions when I type at the computer (boy could I use my grandsons' laptop) to keep it all aligned.
Every time I make a move, I hear a snap, pop, crackle in my back and feel a rumble tumble in my joints. Don't know if that is good or bad. It doesn't hurt when it makes that noise and as far as I can tell, no one can hear it but me. So as long as I don't mind, I don't see that it will annoy anyone else.
Before I went to the Chiro, I kept tripping. Whenever I walked, my left foot dragged. I missed steps by, what felt like, three inches when I came down on my right foot. It was weird. Turned out my right leg was nearly an inch shorter than my left one. That explained the pain in my knees when I stood for long lengths of time and my perpetual need to shift from one leg to the other and inability to stand on both at the same time. It also explained why my brain sent signals to my feet to move and they moved according to my backbone's misalignment and not my brain's command. Also weird.
What really excites me about getting my backbone all lined up, and keeping it all lined up, is I might be able to walk on my treadmill again. I might be able to walk in the mall, around the neighborhood. And maybe just maybe I'll be able to do it pain-free. I still have pain, burning and pinprick sensations--but not nearly as bad as before.
It's a funny thing about backbones. The way we sit, how we stand, and where we lie down, all make a big difference in how we walk. Some folks can't sit in hard chairs. Some need soft beds. Some folks don't need to be standing around all day in one place, shifting from one foot to the next. Our positions---sitting, standing, lying down--all contribute to the diassembly and difficulties we have with our walk.
And just as we need to be careful of the positions we allow for our body, we need to be careful of where we allow our minds to wander. Who are we sitting with, who are we standing by, who are we reclining with, who are we joining in a walk? The situations we face in life are too vital and important to the Kingdom of God for us to be out of alignment with Him and His Word. For it is written:
"Blessed is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather." Psalm 1:1.
Blessed is he who knows when to jog on by. selahV
[copyrighted, SelahV Today, 2008]