I No Longer Hurt Every Day

I was so tired of hurting. I refused to take pain pills, and I would not consider surgery, because I had heard horror stories with both of those things. I had a good friend who became addicted to pain pills after a car accident, and a friend’s aunt was worse off after surgery than she was before. I was hurting, but I did not want to make matters worse. I honestly thought I was just doomed to feel bad the rest of my days, but that changed when I heard about a chiropractor in Petaluma.

Now, I had been to a chiropractor before, and he was able to give me temporary relief, but it did not last very long at all. I was not opposed to seeing a new chiropractor though, especially since Dr. Linzey was really built up by the person who told me about him. Continue reading

A Pinched Nerve Caused Me a Lot of Pain

I had a pinched nerve that was really bothering me. I had a good friend who suggested that I try acupuncture, but that really did not do anything for me. I decided the best thing to do would be seeing a chiropractor in Sacramento since they are the experts in back and neck pain. It was my neck that was causing a lot of the pain, but I also had pain going down my right arm as well, making it numb quite often. This would affect a lot of different areas of my life, and it was painful to boot.

I was able to get an appointment with a chiropractor in the area who came highly recommended by some work colleagues. Continue reading

I Was Diagnosed with Whiplash

I was driving down the road a few months ago, just listening to my music and thinking about what I needed to get at the store, when another car hit me. I didn’t even know what was happening, it was over that fast. I was so thankful that I didn’t bring my two daughters with me because it could have been so much worse. As it was, I was able to get out, but a tow truck had to come get my car. I didn’t even consider contacting a Redding chiropractor until the next day because I didn’t think that I was hurt that much.

I did have a few scrapes on me, and I had a mild headache, but that was normal. I was taken to the hospital for observation, but I was released within a few hours. My husband had instructions on what to watch for, but I didn’t have any other pain in my head after the pain pills I was given. Continue reading

My Back Pain is Managed, but I’m Looking Forward to Retirement

I probably should have picked a different job than being a masonry contractor in Arizona. When I started at 18, it was a lot easier. Thirty-eight years into it is wearing on me. I like being outside, but the Arizona sun can wear you out. My arms and legs are still strong, but my back hurts me so bad sometimes that it makes me weak. I keep seeing my chiropractor in Phoenix on an as-needed basis to keep me able to do my job without going home at the end of the day too sore to do anything else.

I grew up back east in an area where there was coal mining. Continue reading

Testing the Limits of the Body

On the rock climbing wall, I always like to push myself beyond my limits, for better or worse. There’s something inside me that always look for a challenge, and I’ll test my body to see how far I can take it. Often this results in injuries, but you can’t expect to get anywhere without a little pain. Things like leg cramps and sore elbows won’t stop me, but a back problem nearly did. I pulled my back while reaching for a rock on the wall, and had to come down. I eventually went to the Oceanside chiropractors for treatment.

Initially, I didn’t want to go to the chiropractor. I wanted to rest for a little bit and try to climb the wall again. I figured it was nothing but a simple cramp that would go away, a very painful cramp. But at time passed, the pain was still there. Continue reading

The Fear of Possessing Knowledge

I find it amusing that disciplines of education and professions in the modern world are not perceived as more absurd than they appear to be on the surface of things. Take the best San Jose chiropractor or any chiropractor! They’re men and women who have devoted years of education solely to the study of human pain and bones. In another time, at another place, they might have been considered mystics consorting with the divine itself or maybe even those of below. They could have been treated with something of awe and even a little bit of fear for the knowledge they possess and for the instruments they wielded in their pursuit of that craft. It’s very much like it is today; it seems as if everyone has heard at least one story about some friend-of-a-friend’s cousin who lost his life at the hands of a chiropractor. Bone adjustments, they’ll say in a hushed whisper, can kill you.

It all seemed absurd to me. Then again, living every day in the year before I visited the chiropractor, I was (badly) coping with a perpetual pain in my lower back. Continue reading

Thinking About What I Want to Do

I have been spending a bit of time working at the hospital lately. I have a part time job at this nook where they serve coffee. Of course I have been thinking about whether or not I want to be involved in the health care industry. I know a couple of the doctors and a lot of the nurses. They let me watch a little while they were working today. Of course I was not allowed near the serious patients. One guy had the sort of hypertension type associated with the elderly and he seemed to be quite normal on the outside, at least he was really nice and got around pretty well for a man who was probably close to eighty five years of age. At least I think that most people would be happy if they could make it that far in life and still be able to get around fairly well.

In fact there are a lot of things to worry about if you have a job in a hospital. Continue reading