I Was Too Tired to Have Fun

When my husband started to complain that I never wanted to do anything anymore, I realized that he was right. I used to be quite active, but I had been losing my energy so slowly that I did not really realize it was happening. I missed those days of playing tennis with him or riding bikes with him on the trails. We did walk our dogs still, but our walks were shorter than ever because I was just tired. I decided to make an appointment with my chiropractor in San Francisco. I had not been there for several years, but I knew that was where I needed to be.

I had been to him in the past because of an accident I was involved in. He was able to help me manage that pain much better until it was completely gone, but he had done so much more than just that with his adjustments of my spine. I felt so much better overall physically when I was getting the adjustments from him, and I had a feeling that the same thing would happen again. I did not tell my husband at first that I was going because I wanted to surprise him. Continue reading I Was Too Tired to Have Fun

Working out the Kinks in My Neck Without Surgery

My neck has been giving me trouble for years. At least I thought it was my neck. I started getting discomfort in the muscles. Some people call it a “crick.” My neck would be stiff for days to the point I could not turn my head to look behind me while driving. Then my neck started making popping and grinding noises as I moved it. I had some disc damage developing that kept getting worse. I went to a chiropractor in Phoenix after an orthopedist could not offer any help.

There is no way I am doing any surgery on my neck. I have seen the same pattern repeat itself over and over again with people getting surgeries on their spines. Continue reading Working out the Kinks in My Neck Without Surgery

They Can Find All the Problem Areas

Looking online for Valley Village chiropractors helped me to narrow down my options when seeking help with my chronic back pain. I’ve been to a number of specialists and chiropractors over the years for this problem, and usually the most I’ve gotten out of these visits is a temporary respite from the pain. Sometimes the pain would go away for longer periods of time, maybe up to a year even, before reappearing. It’s tiring and depressing dealing with chronic pain because it really does never seem to go away. Then I found a place that’s helped better than anything before.

When I went in for what I thought would be yet another quick fix for the problem, the chiropractor suggested using a digital imaging device to identify the problem. The thinking was that an image scan might find all of the problem areas and thus a treatment might actually work long term. I was skeptical, of course, but I’d never in all my years tried imaging technology to address the problem. No one else ever even suggested using this technology. So I underwent the scan and the results turned out to be very intriguing indeed.

It turns out all those visits and all those old treatments only addressed part of the problem area. The scan revealed that several areas are causing the problem and that a treatment needed to tackle all of those areas or else the pain would likely return. I came back in for several treatments over a period of about two months and I must say I’ve felt better than I ever have after getting my back worked on. It’s still to early to say whether it’s gone for ever, but the pain is definitely gone and the chiropractor thinks I’m likely done with doctor and chiropractic visits.

I Am Home from the Therapist

I just got back from the physical therapist a few minutes ago, they think I am going to be back on my feet doing things when and how I want in about three weeks. Right now I can get around, but it takes a bit of planning and a lot of effort. I have been to see all sorts of doctors and a chiropractor in Santa Rosa along with the physical therapist over the past three weeks. Of course I am really pretty mad at Jack, especially since he basically walked away with nothing more than a broken nose and a couple of minor scratches. The guy is always in way too much of a hurry, you probably know people just like him. He is so desperate to shave time off the commute that he is willing to risk his neck in the process and in this case he was willing to risk my neck since my car was in the shop getting new tires and an alignment. Continue reading I Am Home from the Therapist

I Wrecked My Bike Last Month

In truth I was involved in the wreck, but it had rather little to do with me aside from the fact that I went flying over the hood of that Honda Accord and sliding down the asphalt for about fifty yards. The girl driving the Honda was really cute and she was only about 17 or 18 I would guess. She was really frantic and thought she had seriously injured me, although in truth I was so mad that I did not realize that I was badly hurt. A San Rafael chiropractor had to see me and get my back sorted out this week, but other than that all of the things that were wrong with me were relatively minor. Of course I had a good jacket and I was wearing heavy leather chaps, gloves and a helmet. All that stuff is there for a reason and I would be in really bad shape if I had not had it on. Continue reading I Wrecked My Bike Last Month