Today, I want to tell you about:
Bad News #3- When he first looked at this picture, he asked me “Have you ever been diagnosed with scoliosis?” No. “Well, you certainly have some going on here.” As you can see, my spine doesn’t exactly resemble a straight spine. It is all sorts of wonky. So you can see why my back has been hurting.
I am so messed up!
Now get this. This was the most exciting news Dr. Pochucha gave me! My hips are not lined up at all. My pelvic bone is titled and my lumbar vertebrae are squishing nerves affecting several different organs in my body. That certainly doesn’t sound like exciting news. But it is.
I finally have answers to why I had a c-section. He asked if I had irregular and heavy periods. YES. And then I told him about my delivery. He asked if I had an epidural. YES, I HAD 3 FAILED EPIDURALS. Turns out that my lumbar vertebrate were/are smooshing my nerve that relays messages to the uterus which explains my crazy irregular, heavy, painful periods and explains my difficult delivery. This explains why my contractions were never strong enough to progress my delivery past a 4. And once I had an epidural, that just shut the whole works down. Once I had the epidural, there was absolutely no way that I would deliver vaginally. The impulse was already being weakened by the smooshing of the nerve prior to the epidural and the epidural just turned off any chance of the nerves telling the uterus to contract. It didn’t matter how much pitocin they gave me and they gave me ALOT of pitocin! I was doomed from the moment they gave me the epidural.
I am completely convinced now that chiropractics should be a part of maternity care. And I will be getting chiropractic care with my next pregnancy. How many “failures to progress” occur because of situations similar to mine? And I hate that word “failure” to progress. It is a terrible phrase to tell a mother that tried so hard to delivery vaginally. Ooo man, I feel a blogpost about that coming on in the future!
THERE IS GOOD NEWS!!
And this is by far the best news I have heard in a long time regarding my body!
If we fix all this, my chances of having a successful VBAC will skyrocket.
Did you hear what I just said?
I know other things can happen and I don’t want to get my hopes up to high,
but you have no idea how excited I am to hear this.
I not only have answers as to why my delivery went the way it did, but I also have hope in future deliveries.
He then said “The trouble with c-sections is that most doctors won’t allow vbacs after a c-section.”
I replied with “I know. That’s why I am going to find a doctor that will allow me to have a vbac.”
Dr. Pochucha grinned and proceeded to give me a high 5!! 😉
After going over the results, we did the first set of adjustments. Oh. My. Gosh. He popped nearly every bone in my spine. And it was amazing. Simply. Amazing. It felt so good. I haven’t been able to pop my own back for years now and with the amt of “poppage”, I exclaimed “that was like 10 years of popping that have been stored in there!” He laughed and proceeded to break my neck.
(or at least it felt like that was what he was going to do!)
It is still there, and he said it will take time, but the massive intensity level of that the sharp aching pain has DRAMATICALLY decreased. I mean…WOW. I am sitting here on the rocker in E’s room as he plays, rejoicing in the fact that I have not had to change positions 700 times to find relief. WOW!
I go back on Monday for another adjustment, and I honestly cannot wait.
Perhaps I will even get a full night’s sleep tonight!
Do you or have you seen a chiropracter? What are your thoughts on chiropractics?