My Loop-the-Loop Addiction

Do you have a habit you know is bad for you, but for whatever reason, you just can’t quit the thrill? I do. I know that sounds bad, but I’m not talking about a smoking addiction or even a stash of Hostess Cupcakes — I’m talking about roller coasters!

I’ve been a big roller coaster fan ever since I was a kid. I’ve got the stomach for even the craziest, loopiest rides, so the downside isn’t that I get sick. As I’ve gotten older, every time I go on a roller coaster, it throws my neck and back out of whack. Going upside down and zooming around curves gives me whiplash every time. It’s gotten to the point that now, whenever I plan a trip to Six Flags Great America with some friends, I schedule an appointment with my favorite chiropractor for the day I get back.