Update: minor whiplash|
Ouch. Well, I knew it was a mess in there, and I'm glad it's at least something "minor." What is the treatment for whiplash?
well, he adjusted my whole system very carefully (hips, lower back, mid and upper back, neck), and applied some point pressure on the spasming parts, not unlike what you did, and he gave me some biofreeze, which is a cooling gel, and recommended icing it. With the spine adjusted I'm pretty sure the nerve isn't pinched any more, so the trick is just to get the muscle settled down and keep the swelling down, and release the rest of the body, which is all tensed up from protecting the injury. He said my spine was way pulled over to that left side, which is so tight. And that messes everything up. so I'll go back in a couple days for more adjustment.
He said my spine was way pulled over to that left side, which is so tight.
That makes sense to me.
I'm very glad the pinch is now corrected. If I knew more about bone manipulation, I would have been better able to help. I know soft tissue very well, but not the spine.
I hope you're able to relax over the next several days, letting your back relax and let those muscles settle down. I'll nag you in a couple of days to get a few professional massages scheduled.