About eight years ago, Jeff came in with two typed pages of all the traumas he experienced. He was a physical therapist, and once when a patient was falling down, they grabbed and yanked his shoulder while his back was turned. It totally tweaked his body and he’s been in pain ever since.
Jeff has been going to a chiropractor every other day for a long time, and was using magnets all over his body for the pain. When he started seeing me, he said, “I know you don’t crack the spine, but if I tell you I need it, you have to do it for me.”
I told him, “No, I won’t.”
He was upset about it, but knew I was still helping him out. Months later, Jeff asked to crack his spine again, and I turned him down again. He was an intense person, but had a very big heart, and went through so much transformation. Since he started getting adjusted, I never had to crack his spine, and he let go of a lot, causing him to cough all the time during adjustments.
People hated being adjusted at the same time as Jeff because they were afraid of catching a cold. Every time Jeff would come to get adjusted, he would cough a lot. There was another woman who was scheduled at the same time, and she asked the office manager when Jeff would be coming again because she wanted to be scheduled after he was done.
The office manager scheduled this woman later, but it just happened that Jeff called the next time to say he was running late because of work. The other woman comes in, and ends up getting adjusted with Jeff and his coughing again.
After the adjustment the woman complains to the office manager that she specifically asked for a later time than Jeff. The office manager apologizes and explains why they were put together again.
The woman then schedules her next appointment earlier than Jeff. When that day comes around, he gets off from work early and asks if he can come in since he’s already in the area. There was space in the schedule, and Jeff came in, just to be placed right next to the other woman who was trying so hard to avoid him.
It was crazy and hilarious. I finally had to explain to the other woman that when Jeff coughs, it’s not because he has a cold, it’s just the body’s way of clearing out all the “old stuff”. Jeff had so much old stuff to clear out, with so many different traumas throughout his life.
Jeff was a trooper and worked through a lot. He ended up being a good teacher for me because he taught me how not to cave in and crack someone’s spine just because they insist.