A Little Pain Won’t Stop Me

My granddaughter was playing in the school Christmas concert for the first time, and I couldn’t wait to see her. She plays the clarinet, and had been practicing Christmas songs all month long for the big day. The day before the concert, my back started giving me trouble. I went to the San Francisco chiropractors office in the nick of time and received treatment so that I could still make the concert. I would have dragged myself to the concert in a full body cast if I needed to, but I figured I should at least make an attempt to get help.

On the day of the concert, I was excited, but my granddaughter was nervous. Since it was her first time, she was afraid that she would make a mistake in front of everyone and they would all start laughing at her. I told her that everything would be fine, but she just couldn’t shake the thought of playing the wrong note. Read More »

My Doctor Was Wrong About My Options

For about 6 months, I had extreme pain in my lower back that reached down the back of one of my legs and stopped right above the back of my knee. I figured that I had a pinched nerve and that it would soon go away if I did some stretches and was patient. It didn’t get better, though. A Cumming chiropractor helped me to get by more easily after I learned that I have sciatica. I was originally diagnosed by my physician, and my physician told me there was no help at all other than using a pain prescription continuously or having surgery. I’m only 42 years old, so I was having trouble wrapping my head around his diagnosis.

There was nothing specific that I did to cause the sciatica to come about. I just woke up one morning and found myself soon complaining about back pain by the time that I reached my office a couple of hours later. Within days, I had constant pain shooting down the back of my leg as well. Read More »

I Hurt My Back in the Bounce House

I have been accused on more than one occasion of having not grown up. It is not because of my maturity level, because I have that in spades. I just know that kids have a lot of fun, and I don’t mind jumping in and having fun with them. Sometimes, it literally is jumping in too. When we went to the family reunion last year, there was a huge bounce house. The kids were having a blast in it, so I went in to have some fun too. Well, I ended up visiting a Concord chiropractor a few days later because I learned that just because I like having fun with the kids does not mean I always should.

The first few jumps were not bad. They were actually fun, and my kids and I were having a blast with all their cousins. Read More »