Thursday, November 17, 2011

Climbing Out After the Big Snow Storm in Glastonbury Connecticut

Sorry for the long delay with posting to our Glastonbury Chiropractor Blog! We are finally getting back to business as usual after a freak storm that hit Connecticut on Saturday October 29. This was not just your run of the mill storm. 9 days it left us without power, without phones and off course, no internet. It uprooted century old trees- one of our neighbors in South Glastonbury had a sign on their lawn after a large tree was uprooted: " born: 1878, died 2011- 138 years old" Yep, trees came down as did power lines. It looked like a war zone in Glastonbury. I have never seen gas lines as long as they were. It seemed that the little town of South Glastonbury's Gas Station Irvine, was the only one open for miles. It took us 40 minutes and some scary minutes to fill up our vehicle.

The kids in our neighborhood didn't even get a true October 31 Halloween !

It was quite frustrating dealing with our power company CL & P- their reaction to the disaster was painstakingly slow. 800,000 customers without electricity, and the numbers were increasing. You would think after Hurricane Irene 8 weeks prior (for which we lost power for 5 days), the work would have been a little faster. But Nope, not so.

Off course some folks were lucky, they had a generator. This kept them going for a few days. At least with a generator you can have some semblance of normalcy. You can run your refrigerator, take a proper shower, and simply flush your toilet.

Lucky for us, my wife's sister was getting married on the November 5 weekend in Canada ! With no heat, no phones, and not being able to do anything really, we left for our trip earlier than planned. Getting out of Glastonbury was difficult, but well worth it. The timing could not have been more perfect. Even the Toronto Star- one of Ontario's main newspaper- featured Glastonbury CT and the storm damage.

Needless to say after the storm, we had storm related pain with patients as well. Picking up, or starting up the generator, chopping wood for their fire place, shoveling snow, and filling up their pellet stove. Lots of low back, midback and neck injuries. Its true, everyone suffered from this snow storm. These sprain/strain type of injuries can happen readily in emergency situations- you do much, lift too much, or bend over just the wrong way, and your back goes out. Emotionally, it can make you crazy too- we have mulitple stories from our patients about the agony of having no power ! If you suffered physically (and emotionally) from the recent CT Storm, visit our office. We can help you.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression

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