I would have never believed how much using a rotor tiller could have hurt my back. But my back is in terrible shape today, and I am going to try to get set up with a chiropractor in Bakersfield so they can take a look at my back and determine what is wrong with it. With any luck, it won’t be anything serious, but I really do not know at this moment. I am still kind of amazed at how I hurt my back, but I guess people have probably got hurt like this before.
I was using the rotor tiller – a big one that is self-propelled and probably weighs 300 pounds or so – and it hit a patch of ground with a lot of rocks in it. I swear the thing must have jumped over a foot off of the ground and it took me with it. I felt pain shoot all way the from my neck down to the bottom of my leg as I tried to hold onto it. If I were smart, then I would have let off of the throttle immediately, but instead, I let it drag me around for a bit, and that was surely not very fun.
I am just glad that I didn’t get more seriously injured. Although, I can’t say for sure how injured I am at the moment. It sure does not feel very good, and I can barely walk right now. I already had a bad back, so that is why I am worried that it might be kind of a serious injury. But anyway, I will feel better after I know something from the mouth of a chiropractor. I doubt that my speculation is going to get me anywhere, except to make me paranoid and more anxious.