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Looking out my Backdoor: Out behind the barn


Broken bones. Missing parts. Titanium joints. Scraped eyeballs. A gimp, a limp and a cane. Moving more slowly every day.

“Pain is a brute dictator,” said Dr. Backman, the quiropractico I saw this week in Mazatlan. “The more we hurt, the less we move.”

He didn’t say — and — the less we move, the more we hurt. But I got it.

And, yes, that is his real name. Dr. Backman, the man who works with backs.

To my shame, I put myself in the shape I’m in today. After hip replacement, three years ago, my physical therapist, sweet, young, Arturo, told me I’d need to do exercises ev...

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