I was embarrassed when I would go somewhere where I had to sit. I am not a vain person, but I had to carry one of those air pillows around because it hurt me so much to sit down. I had been to a doctor about it, but he could not find anything wrong and told me to exercise that area more, which made no sense to me. Instead, I purchased the air pillow and took it everywhere. Someone at church saw it and told me to look at some chiropractors in Santa Maria if I did not want to cart my pillow around everywhere.
I told her I had already been to a doctor who said he could not help me, but she told me to not discount her suggestion so easily. Continue reading A Chiropractor Helped Me with My Pain Issue
I knew that I needed to get into better shape, so I decided to take up jogging. I had never jogged before, but I figured it was an easy enough sport to figure out. How wrong I was! I had no idea that this is an activity that one can really get injured in without the proper warmup first. When I tell people that I had to start seeing a Santa Barbara chiropractor because of my new interest in jogging, those who know me very well are not too surprised that I jumped into this without educating myself first.
I just walked out my front door that first day and started jogging down to the store. I did not do any stretches, and I did not warm up. My muscles were not ready for this kind of assault on them since I was normally a couch potato at that point in my life. My muscles were screaming within a couple of blocks, but I thought that was just fitting the motto of no pain, no gain. It was actually more than that though. Continue reading How Jogging Landed Me at the Doctor’s Office