As some of you know I recently took a fall while hanging a tree stand. If you haven't read the story here is the link to it. Please read it and learn from my mistakes. http://forum.deeranddeerhunting.com/tm.aspx?m=39769
After taking the advice of another poster on these forums, I went and saw a chiropractor to see if anything was wrong that I couldn't see.
After xrays and one adjustment I have at least 2 more to go. My neck took a pretty good beating and he said that if i would've landed harder or differently, I could've been a quad. He says that the same disc that Christopher Reeves (abc?) damaged is the one that I also strained, right by the brain stem.
Thank the good Lord above that all I ended up with is some lost skin and sore shoulder and neck!!!!
Luckily my wife had a coupon for free xrays and a consultation from her chiropractor.($250)
I had one visit today and for sure 2 more to go yet, so at $41 a piece that already comes out to $123
About the same price for a top of the line safety harness.
I am very lucky and blessed because this could have been much worse, so remember next time you cringe at the prices of one of these vests, one prevented fall (even if you land just right) it has paid for itself.
Please buy a harness, and wear it per the directions.