Friday, May 3, 2013
Chiro, Sciatica, FRESH, and Community Gardens
I want to thank everyone for the well wishes during my nervousness prior to my very first chiropractor's appointment on Tuesday. LONG story short on that I now know what has been going on with me! It's official! I have Sciatica. While at my first appointment I was "Cracked" in two spots in my lower back as well as purposely putting immense pressure on the Sciatic Nerve to try and loosen it. What they think is happening in my cause specifically is flow of fluid in between 2 Vertebra getting 'stuck' or not flowing back after I move which could be causing the nerve to act up. They told me this is good because at least it isn't a disk problem causing it. Anyhow...in addition to a few other stretches and exercises I have been doing he now wants me to do the Sphinx Pose (he called it something else but I am familiar with the yoga term!) 6 times a day for at least 2 minutes. I'm also supposed to force myself to get away from my work computer more throughout the day. I already knew that but when I get on a roll - I get on a roll and sometimes can't break away! Anyhow...at least now I know what it is, right!? Yesterday I went to my 2nd appointment and he moved up my back and cracked me in 4 places as well as my hips on both sides while doing a gentle twist. Oddly these parts haven't bothered me too much as of yet. It's the intense nerve work he's doing that takes my breath away! WOW!
I mentioned a while back that I was going to be tuning in to the Food Revolution Summit online this week and have been listening to a few of the shows as background noise while doing other work. Sometimes I absorb the info better by doing this. This week - I think that was certainly the case. I haven't listened to Russell Simmons YET but want to!
I signed up for a few more news letters, too! No...I don't read all of them all of the time but you can never have enough knowledge, eh!?
After the tour of the Community Garden we walked back to the teleconference center and watched the documentary FRESH. It was a great film - a few familiar faces from other documentaries I have seen in the last few months - but it was neat to watch it with other people, too! So far I have only been watching them by myself in the evenings in the comfort of my own home. It was catered by Planet Earth Catering in Jamestown and they try and use local foods in their business as much as possible. The did Meatballs - of course I did NOT partake in but I did nibble on a small amount of salad made with greens, wild carrots, a radish, and a dressing made from local Maple Syrup. They also had regional sparkling water.
I had fun meeting various people and I handed out a few business cards to people as well. I spoke with some of the Warren County Master Gardeners and they told me about some of their upcoming events including a Kids Day during the Warren County Fair in Pittsfield, PA, in August.
Before I go, tho, I have a Paco Pic for ya! He's been pretty good lately! Perhaps it's the weather? What ever it is - I'm grateful!
Have you seen FRESH yet? Do you know if your community has Community Gardens? Have you been back to an old school of yours after a long time away? Have you met any interesting people this week? Which yoga poses are your favorite for back and leg pain?