BONESETTER is a practitioner of joint manipulation. Before the advent of chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical therapists, bonesetters were the main providers of this type of treatment. Bonesetters would also reduce joint dislocations and ‘re-set’ bone fractures…The modern form of spinal manipulation techniques have characteristic biomechanical features, and are usually associated with an audible “popping” sound. – Wikipedia


We’ve been on a program of exercise and try to do something active almost every day. Walking is the workout of choice but we’ve also been going to the gym to lift weights and do cardio. Of course there is also the workout we get from crawling around the floor playing blocks with our 2-year old grandson. Mix the exercise with the daily routine of us sitting in front of the laptop or an iPAD for a few hours at a time and we both have some aches in our back and neck.

So Mary decided to try a chiropractor and after a couple of sessions she seems to be feeling better. So being a bit jealous of her I decided to do the same and went for an adjustment.

We both were told that we had one leg longer than the other and of course there were parts of the spine which were crooked. According to the chiropractor the adjustment fixed it. We just chalked it up to “bonesetter speak”…but it did make us feel a little better so we will continue to get adjusted on occasion.

At least he didn’t claim that it cured acne!!