Helping Convince Others How Chiropractic Can Relieve Chronic Back Pain

I am kind of acutely aware of people who have pain in their back. I had it for years before I sought getting real relief from a San Francisco chiropractic center that treats back pain. Now that I can walk around and work and play without my chronic back pain problems, I notice it instantly in other people who are suffering from it. I was at the checkout when I noticed the cashier with that hunched over posture and a real look of distress on her face. I asked her if her back was hurting, she said that it was really hurting her. I told her to call my chiropractor if she wanted to get rid of the pain. Continue reading »

I Caught a Really Big Striper

Of course the spawn is on and if you know what you are doing then you can easily find some pretty big female striped bass this time of the year. I figured out where to look from my uncle’s friend Jack. He had gone out with a couple of fishing guides and he told me where they went. Of course the big ones do not act the same way as the little ones and the guides are not really happy to have me on their spot. I had to see a chiropractor in Huntington NY a few days later, but I am not going to claim that this is totally related to the fight I had with this big female striper. The fish weighed about forty two pounds and a couple of ounces after I got it back to the marina. Of course I am thinking about whether or not I want to have it mounted. Continue reading »

Seeking a Fourth Opinion of What Was Causing My Shoulder Pain and Cold Hands Paid off

It started with a pain in my neck. My wife told me I had a lot of experience causing that exact pain in others. She is the resident comedienne at our house. I then started to have pain in my upper back. It would hurt in my shoulders, and I could alleviate it by changing my posture. I found myself sitting hunched over at my desk. When both arms started to hurt and my hands started to get cold, I went to a doctor. Three of them actually, and none helped me like my Corte Madera chiropractor did.

It turned out that all that time spent hunched over my computer at work had caused me to develop what is called thoracic outlet syndrome. I did not have every one of the classic symptoms, and different doctors thought it was different things. I was a diabetic, so an orthopedist thought it was entirely related to nerve damage. Well, it turns out that the pain was associated with a little nerve damage, but the root of the matter was my poor posture. It was causing pressure on nerves to make my existing peripheral neuropathy a whole lot worse. The Corte Madera chiropractor I see relieved the problem of the thoracic outlet syndrome. Continue reading »

Relief for a Painful Condition

I have been going to a chiropractor in San Diego for some time in an effort to alleviate the pain due to Scoliosis. If you don’t have this condition, consider yourself very lucky. It is actually a rare condition, extremely rare, and usually affects women. I’m a woman and I am one of the unlucky ones. Scoliosis is a life long challenge and one I cannot take lightly. The condition causes pain because your spine is out of alignment. You can imagine the distraction I had sitting in a classroom for eight hours a day with constant back pain.

Those of us afflicted with Scoliosis often do poorly at routine tasks because we are in a constant state of pain. Working at a desk job is often an exercise in how bad will you feel today? Movement helps, but it’s not a cure all. Continue reading »

Active Release Therapy Definitely Works

A Phoenix chiropractor recently explained the benefits of something called Active Release Therapy. It’s a technique used to treat sports related injuries, but works equally well on body areas affected by old injuries that have resulted in a build up of scar tissue. Scar tissue tends to cause inflexibility and in some cases pain. It can restrict the blood flow to the area and thus prevent healing from taking place. I think that’s what happened to my elbow. I played a lot of tennis back in the day and hurt myself more than a few times trying to power serve the ball.

Flash forward twenty years and I’m definitely feeling those old injuries. My other arm is fine, but my serving arm doesn’t seem to have the full extension most elbows do. It has certainly become more problematic as I’m getting older, enough so that I finally made an appointment to see what could be done about it. I worried about having to undergo surgery to loosen the elbow up and was willing to try just about anything to avoid going under the knife. Continue reading »

I Get to Spend Time with My Kids Again Each Day

Having kids has really helped me feel young again. Actually, that was true until I broke my back last year. It took me about 6 months to get better, but I had continuing pain for many more months until I saw a TV ad for a chiropractor in Philadelphia PA one night. Ifigured that going to see him because I really needed to feel better again. I needed to be able to spend time with my kids with no troubles, and I also needed to be able to work every day without pain, too.

I have always enjoyed getting out of the house and going outside to spend time playing with my children. Continue reading »