I don’t take a lot of vacation time, not because I don’t like vacations but often times we are left with no choice but keep on grinding to make ends meet. So when I finally scraped enough to pay my obligations, with a little extra (aside from savings) for some fun, I finally went to that Las Vegas trip I’ve been planning. Why Las Vegas? For the chance to have a fun vacation while testing out my luck, who knows I might just win it big and never need to work again. I wasn’t planning on going all-in with my life savings though, it was just a vacation with a little chance of winning big or losing a little (I made sure to set my limits).
My trip started out really well, I got to my hotel and for some reason I still cannot really comprehend I got a complementary room upgrade, which was a really pleasant surprise. The room was beautiful, quite a bit more extravagant compared to the rooms I usually get, so I happily enjoyed what It had to offer minus the minibar, because that’s where hotels get you, that and outside call rates.
When I got down I played a little and won a little and lost a little, all in all I was neither making nor losing money. I was having fun though which was what was important in a vacation, the fun almost ended when I was arranging my luggage in my room, my bags weren’t that heavy but when I lifted them on the bed I had the most terrible pain I’ve ever felt on my back, It was at that moment that I knew that I threw my back. At first I thought that just lying down on my bed would remedy the situation, but after an hour of just lying down the pain didn’t dissipate.
I didn’t want my long awaited vacation to abruptly end so I looked for solutions on my phone, things like different pain medications came up, which I would rather not take, if too weak I wouldn’t really enjoy the vacations, if too strong I would probably just sleep my vacation away. I spent the last hour reading through forums about people with back pain, some suggest that a massage would help, some said a massage would make things worse. It was not until I found a group of people swearing how chiropractors would make things a lot better, some even saying they could eliminate the pain, that I decided to pick up the hotel room phone and asked the concierge to direct me to the nearest chiropractor.
I was at first very skeptical, I’ve heard of chiropractors before a lot of people say that their practice is less medicine and more of some sort of placebo, but I was desperate, I even thought of just going to a masseuse if I didn’t feel any changes after. But when the Doc (yes, it worked so well that I decided to call my chiropractor “Doc” from now on) fixed my back, I got back to enjoying my vacation.
Being skeptical about things is often quite necessary, but it’s important to give things a chance (within reason of course.) You might not know, it might just save your vacation.