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sniffingAround  ·  462 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All the right words on climate have already been said

Pity talk is cheap

sniffingAround  ·  464 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Things You Should Know When Choosing a Chiropractor

For my money, it's a better bet to find a good physical therapist instead of a chiropractor based on the business model.

Chiropractors want you to come back for adjustments.

Physical therapists, at least the good ones, want to correct your problem and teach you how to prevent it from happening again.

Personally, that's why I think people go to chiropractor ... they cannot commit to "I must perform this exercise for the sake of my health"

But that's another conversation.

A good physical therapist is one that will put their hands on you, do a movement analysis and track back pain/muscle imbalances to their cause.

Where it hurts is often not where the problem is.

They'll treat you with a combination of treatments to get the afflicted area to relax and show you stretches/exercises you may have to do forever to shore up the injured area.

Soft tissue, like muscle/ligament/tendon scars over. It doesn't grow back. The scar tissue is problematic because it's not flexible like the tissue it replaces. It has 1 job - to tighten up and keep whatever its growing between from separating

That's great when you initially tear a muscle. It's terrible when it heals and you're trying to use it normally.

Not all physical therapists are created equal. You have to know what kind of questions to ask to find a good one.

You want one that works on professional, amateur, college, high school athletes and dancers.

If you can find a hospital on a college campus, they'll be there.

Failing that, ask your Dr for the number of a sports medicine Dr and ask them.

Bottom line ... while there are good chiropractors out there you are more likely to find one that says they'll cure your allergies by manipulating your spine.

sniffingAround  ·  465 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin Receives 22 and a Half Years for Murder of George Floyd

I can't speak to the culture but I know for a fact their training is minimal due to taxpayers not wanting to pay for anything better and the fact that anything outside of the police academy is paid for by the individual.

sniffingAround  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin Receives 22 and a Half Years for Murder of George Floyd

It is a training problem and yeah, it will take money to solve.

Problem is, you (and I) are in the minority about being ok with having our taxes raised to help solve the problem.

sniffingAround  ·  467 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin Receives 22 and a Half Years for Murder of George Floyd

Fine with me

Am I supposed to be outraged?

I'm not

I don't understand how anyone in the US can take any of our political "leaders" seriously.

I have come to believe the strength of this country isn't democracy but the fact we've isolated ourselves from these idiots.

There was a time when DeSantis would have been lord over his kingdom/principality and we would have been subject to his every whim

Now at least when he decides to enrich himself nobody is breaking into our homes and stealing stuff for him.

sniffingAround  ·  468 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kip Kinkel Is Ready To Speak

Regarding using his actions as reason to leave kids in prison for life ...

Is treatment for schizophrenia advanced enough to guarantee he wouldn't do it again?

Even if it is, it requires taking meds.

Can you guarantee he'd take them?

The body changes over time and levels have to be adjusted.

You can't guarantee he'd notice the changes in his mental state, call up his shrink and say "we need to fix this"

He can stay in prison

sniffingAround  ·  469 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Won’t Remember the Pandemic the Way You Think You Will

Unfortunately what I'll remember from the pandemic is my well paid govt's lousy response and the ignorance of a percentage of my countrymen.

The was this played out was not a good look for the US. It highlighted all kinds of problems we've ignored as a country and still nothing is being done to address them