I’m a furniture mover by trade. It’s a tough job and one that virtually guaranteed I’d be looking for a Campbell chiropractor at some point. All of my co-workers have been to a chiropractor, many multiple times, and the fact that I hadn’t been to see one since I started working here two years ago became both a running joke and also made me sort of a legend. I used to give everyone grief that I would never have to go because I used proper form moving heavy objects. I also made jokes that more of them were prone to gravity than I was since I was lighter.
The dreaded day came though as I knew it would. I forgot my belt at home and decided I’d just gut through the job. Unfortunately the home had some very heavy pieces. The bookshelf that caused my back injury was a monstrous old antique, really fancy but really heavy. This wasn’t a piece made out of pressed wood like modern furniture. Read the rest of this entry »