Poor husband started physical therapy for his back. Would you believe they put him on the rack?
Ok, maybe not as primitive as this and certainly not to pull his limbs off, but the concept is the same. He was stretched to bring blood flow to his discs to begin healing. Who knew that an early torture device would become a medically advised form of therapy?
Let us hope that this work, because the cost of moving is continuing to climb.
Interestingly, I learned that “to rack your brain” comes from this early form of torture. To Rack something was to cause pain or anguish and was adopted by Shakespeare and then also used by other writers. Hopefully this post won’t rack your brains too much.