(Based on a comment left on someone else’s post) H/T to Gunner, link at bottom of page
I have a history of getting cricks in my neck and knots in my back. It happens from nightmares and exercising, weird positioning at work.
I went to the barber shop at (redacted location) where a lady cut my hair with all sorts of implements, including the banned straight razor. (Non replaceable blade type, btw). When she was done shaving my head, she asked “You wan’ me to pop your neck?”. I had thought it was a joke, so I said yes.
She went to town wobbling around on my neck, two jerks afterwards and I had one knot gone. Another set of yanking and one smaller pop. I have had that issue for a while. I left her a tip worth half of my bill.
Apparently, there are people trained for this, unlicensed, that do this stuff in (redacted location). The one lady, who owns a bar, does this stuff for house calls, not a prostitute.
I can’t find an orthopedist anywhere that deals with this kind of shit. Sure, I have one damn good “abuser” doctor that jabs me with a type of steroid when my shoulder turns to shit, or gives me the nasty Z pack when my back hates me. But no one that can unkink my neck like that.
I felt awesome afterward. Like I wanted to cry feeling good, better than the first time I heard Pink Floyd good.
When the real fascists come for the chiropractors and back/neck straighteners, I will hide them with pride.
(and btw, our government is in cahoots with lobbying efforts like medical associations and doctors groups to force you into only making certain medical decisions).