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I Never Thought My BAck Pain Would Let Me Work Until I Could Retire

When I heard that the government was thinking about raising the retirement age to 72, I kind of just threw up my hands thinking I would never be able to work that long. I am only 53 with a minimum of nine years to go before I can even think of retiring. The problem for me is back pain. I go to work every day in a lot of pain. I take ibuprofen every day just to get through the work days. Well, I used to. Not any more, because a chiropractor in Petaluma has changed how my back feels now.

I no longer have the chronic pain. I never even knew it had a label. My back started hurting a few years ago. I had put on about 10 pounds over about three years, and I lost some muscle mass. I had changed to an easier job, but it still required physical labor. It was just that part of the day included desk work too. I had sciatic pain and the loss of muscle mass caused horrible upper back pain in my shoulders especially.

My Back is Being an Issue

I have been trying to figure out what to do and it seems from what I can tell that I should go and find a Sacramento chiropractor, which is a bit more complicated and a much bigger deal that it would seem. After you sit down and figure out how this stuff works, it is real easy to see how it can go wrong and why you want to do all that you can to avoid the bad outcomes. A chiropractor is trying to move things around in your spinal column and ideally leave them in the correct location relative to one another.

Looking for a New Chiropractor

In fact my back has been giving me trouble for about five or six years. The original problem happened when I was in Iowa and I had to get a chiropractor in Peoria to fix it up for me. In fact I was going to be leaving there and a bunch of my friends threw me this wild party, all sorts of stuff happened and some way or another I ended up in this drunken wrestling match with a guy that we called Bear. He was obviously a huge person and he was really strong, I was probably drunk it would seem. At any rate ever since then I have had occasional problems with my back and the only thing to do is to find a chiropractor and get him or her to fix things. That is not as simple a thing as it sounds when you say it like that however.

A chiropractor does something that makes it dangerous.

I Can Play Racquetball Again

I did not know a lot about chiropractic care before I started looking at different chiropractors in Huntington NY. Truth be told, I didn’t know anything at all about them. I had never been to see one before, and I had no idea what the general course of treatment even was. When my racquetball partner suggested that I see one after calling off three games in a row because of my back, I figured he may have a valid point. He suggested that I see his, but it was just too far away, which is why I started looking for one in my own neck of the woods.

That is how I found Waterfront Chiropractic, and it has made such a huge difference in my life.

Getting Help with Healing My Back After an Injury

Just saying I had a backache was like saying the “Mother of All Bombs” the military dropped was a firecracker. My back hurt! I slipped and fell and the impact did not cause any breaks, but it did something to my back that created a host of pains I would experience. My back would hurt really bad just reaching to put my socks on. I could not bend my leg and back correctly to even put my socks and shoes on without having pain. A San Francisco chiropractor agreed to treat me after checking with my medical doctor. Since a fall was involved, it was necessary for me to be checked for potential fractures. The imaging said nothing was broken, but there were areas where a couple of discs could have sustained damage and be putting pressure on the nerves.

My doctor told me I was probably looking at needing surgery, but it was important to see if it would heal on its own. I never had any surgeries, and I did not want to start now. My personal opinion is that there are probably a lot of back injuries that do resolve or become tolerable or manageable on their own. I think my recovery was greatly hastened and helped by chiropractic therapy.

I Was Always Tired and Sore

If someone would have asked me a few months ago when I started to feel so bad, I would not have an answer because it happened so gradually. It was not like I was healthy as a horse one day and weak as a 100 year old man the next. It happened so slowly that I didn’t even realize how bad it was getting. Now, if someone were to ask me when I started making a comeback, I would definitely have an answer. It all started with a visit to the chiropractor in San Rafael.

My doctor is the one who told me I should see a chiropractor. He knew that I was tired and having a hard time just getting through the days, but all of my labs were coming back just fine. He could not find a problem with me, so he suggested seeing someone who has a more holistic approach to medical issues.

My Corte Madera Chiropractor Helped Me Get Rid of Back Pain to Reach My Goal Weight

I was so proud of myself for losing a little over 100 pounds. Then another year of sedentary winter work set in and I started to put on a pound here and there. I was bored, and I started eating things I had cut out of my diet. I was being careful, but I put 35 pounds back on. Then my back started to hurt. My lower back hurt so bad it was painful walking up the stairs. That made me more sedentary. At the prompting of my wife, I went to see a Corte Madera chiropractor to see if I could get my back feeling better to hopefully at least start golfing again.

The weather was nice for golfing, but I did not even want to go out on the links using a cart because my back hurt so bad at times.