My back has been hurting since the trip to the Bay Area, thanks to huddling in conference rooms and not sleeping as comfortably as usual in the Rolling Stone. A new chiropractic office has opened in the same small center as where the optometrist's office is, so on the way out, I stopped in to make an appointment. To my surprise, the doctor could see me that afternoon! Lisa decided to go on home to make dinner (she roasted a chicken, and it was very good) while I filled out paperwork and the doctor examined me. It doesn't look like I have a pinched nerve, just some strained muscles. He worked on me for a while, and I feel somewhat better. I have a follow up appointment on Thursday.
I'm not used to being able to get medical appointments on such short notice. We made the vision appointments only a week ago, and the only reason we couldn't do them sooner was because I needed them to be at 3 PM or later so they would be after work. The small-town practices here must have somewhat more slack in their schedule, so I don't have to make plans weeks and months in advance.