buyer beware

From my previous entry, you know I’m on the hunt for a hip replacement (hahaha). In my search, I was on a bargain hunt since I do not have chiropractic care on my medical insurance.

Casey, one of my 24cycle spin cult followers (wink-wink-wink) and every-so-often race buddy, referred me to Dr. Jin Kim at Manoa Chiropractic and Therapeutic Massage. For $100, you get a 30-min chiropractic adjustment AND a 60-minute massage. I gave it TWO gos.

Before I go on, let me give you some history. My go-to place has been Diamond Head Chiropractic with Doctors Jesse and Erik. Most of Honolulu Triathlon cult know these dudes for their amazing Chiropractic care and Active Release Technique. But, at $100 per 30-minute torture session (torture in a great way), I jumped ship with Dr. Kim for TWO gos.

Did I say, I gave it TWO gos? I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Kim. He is knowledgeable and thorough. My massage therapist was the same, except for this one thing…

During our session, he kept referring to massage release like an orgasm. Hey, I’m no prude, but I was definitely weirded out since this was our first time meeting. And because after two gos, I still experienced chronic pain, I put on my big girl panties and went back home, to see my tried and true, Dr. Erik.

Dr. Erik now runs his a solo practice Epik Chiro in Kapahulu. Although I don’t see him as often, he never misses a beat and within 10 minutes, he targeted my problems areas to my Left TFL, my Left Glute, and my Left Hamstring.

It was 30-minutes of a lot of whimpering (on my part of course), a lot more swear words (me again) and even more laughing (Dr. Erik). And although I left there with a $130 hole burned in my pocket, it was the best I’ve felt in a long while. I go back in 2 weeks. THANK GOD HE DIDN’T SAY 2-3 TIMES PER WEEK, which has sometimes been my fate.

If you are experiencing lingering muscle or joint issues that you have been unable to remedy with traditional stretching, foam rolling and massage, I definitely recommend giving Dr. Erik and ART a go!

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