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Old 01-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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So, I was in an accident on Monday. I'm fine, thanks.

The wife and I were rear-ended by a teenager on a cell phone (go figure). We were stopped, she was doing about 40 mph. I had the normal whiplash symptoms in the neck and shoulders, so I decided to skip the chiropractic route and began active release technique treatment today.

My first reaction: Ouch. But in a good way.

Now, I'm sore, but feel good with no headache. I'm also tanking on my attempt to finish the "New Rules" strength workouts and replacing it with Afterburn for the next 8 weeks or so. I'll update on the ART as go along. The doc says about 8 sessions ought to do it. We'll see.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:46 AM   #2
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Ron,

Glad to hear you're alright! In regards to the "New Rules" I found that Phase I trying to do all 4 workouts a week was kicking my ass in terms of being able to recover I took 2 weeks off and now I'm on Phase II with 3 workouts a week and it's going a LOT better so far. Let me know how you like Afterburn.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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I did ART for my disc herniations and it seemed effective. Make sure you get an orthopedic evaluation for your insurance company and in case issues surface later on. You want a record if you need to initiate a lawsuit.

Glad to hear, though, that you're alright. We were rearended by a teenager when my wife was about a month away from term in pregnancy. I was ready to hit him but then had to drive my wife to hospital because it provoked contractions. Fortunately all worked out.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:39 AM   #4
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Nice to hear some first hand feelings on the ART. I have wanted to try it myself, however there are no practitioners in my area. Good luck with your recovery.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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Glad to hear you are okay. . . I hope you didn't spill your beer.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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Jonsey,
You been talking to Silver? He said the same thing.

Great minds. . .

Thanks for the well wishes, all. I think everything shold work out OK without court, but being a lawyer helps if it does go there.

So far, only a little tenderness from the ART session. It's totally different from going to a straight chiro. Lots of pressure and release and some discomfort. Like a massage, only painful.

and no "happy ending."
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:03 PM   #7
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We have an ART/DC in chico we refer people to, John fragoso:
http://www.fragoso-chiropractic.com/

The guy is a miracle worker. Awesome stuff. Sorry Ron, no happy ending here either. I do have another friend however...
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:24 PM   #8
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Next appointment is tomorrow. I've only had a little stiffness in the areas he worked, mostly in the hips, which is surprising.

I always thought of Chico as the land of the "happy ending."
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After several delays, I finally got to session two today. Focus was on shoulders (specifically the rotator cuff), neck and hips. He did some moves on the adductors that had me reeling, but feeling pretty good afterward. The neck work was deep and painful. I like the shoulder moves as they are doing me the most good. After all that, he did a chiropractic adjustment to the thoracic spine, showed me a great ITB stretch and I was on my merry way. A few more sessions and my shoulders and neck should be better than new.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:05 PM   #10
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Do you know what the differences in types of certifications are for ART? There's two ART docs in my city and both have "upper and lower extremity" certs but one is also certified in "spine" and "nerve entrapment."
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