As it turns out, spending so much time trying to save Stargate SG1 is a pretty stressful ordeal. In fact, since I’ve been on this mission, I’ve been experiencing progressively more severe back pain and neck pain than I’ve ever had. And this includes any job I’ve held in my life. Some of those were hard but the stress levels just weren’t there.
But what am I to do? It’s not like I can just quit because of a little stress, right? Well, I decided it might be time to get some treatment. But where to look? It’s not like I have access to Janet Fraiser at the SGC complex. I’m sure if I did, I wouldn’t have any stress at all and would get the best treatment ever. Come to think of it, if she was still “practicing”, there would be no purpose to this site and my stress levels wouldn’t have been affected in any way shape or form.
So I’ve been looking around at other professionals, albeit none seem to have the extended resume that Dr Fraiser had, unfortunately. However, in my area there seems to be a few promising looking professionals that could help me get the job done and help me get rid of my back pain.
The first I’ve been looking at is Massage Trois-Rivieres. It seems that they have massage therapy as well as kinisetherapy (whatever that is) on offer and that might do the trick. I’ll definitely have to give the lady who runs the website a call soon. Maybe even go in for a session or two, see how things go.
Next up there is a chiropractor near where I live that is, well a chiropractor. I’m not a big fan of getting my bones cracked and whatnot but if the results are there, who am I to argue? That’s another option that I’ll willingly explore.
Then there are more holistic approaches that I’m willing to try. One is a Japanese woman who has been doing acupuncture for what is probably the better half of a century. Now I’m not a big fan of needles, but a friend of mine actually managed to get rid of a nagging shoulder problem that he’d been dragging for years. Nowadays, as soon as there is a problem, he swears only by her.
There’s also a herborist near my place that well, I’m not sure what she does. She sells herbs obviously, but how that relates to back pain, I don’t know. How can eating a flower and whatnot cure back pain? I guess that there might be some compounds in some herbs that can numb the pain or help me relax and eliminate the source of the pain, but this is the one that I’m most skeptical about.
So that’s pretty much it in terms of my options. It’s not like I have an unlimited budget either so I want to find the best deal on getting better, or at leat the one that makes me feel the best without requiring me to get a second mortgage on my house.