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I Learned That It’s Important to Always Care for Your Health

I knew that I was the one responsible for my aches and pains. There is no one other than myself to blame. I had let myself gain too much weight. I had done a lot of sitting and found myself laying down or sitting far more often than I stood up. I ate junk food. I wasn’t active and didn’t work out for at least a decade. It took going to a Sacramento chiropractor to try to get me on the right track again. I am not very good with willpower, but I knew that I had to do something before I got worse.

I had a big falling out with one of my kids, and she didn’t talk to me for five years. That is when my troubles started.

Our Weird After Dental Exam Ritual We Do As a Family

We do not eat out a lot, and we never have fast food. However, we do have a weird tradition we do as a family. My husband and I along with our two children all go for our annual exams and cleanings for our teeth at our Tracy dentist. If we get a clean bill of health, we go out for ice cream afterwards. It may seem kind of counterintuitive to go for a sugary treat after getting a dental exam and cleaning, but it is what we do. We started it when my husband and I first got married. He drove me to the dentist and I found out I had to have my wisdom teeth out. Not a fun prospect at all. So, he took me for ice cream. The teeth did not have cavities, it was just my jaw and gums hurting. The ice cream actually made it feel better for me.

Then, when our son needed to have a tooth pulled, we went out for ice cream. He said it soothed the spot where the tooth come out.

I Just Wanted to Feel Better

When I first went to a Cumming chiropractor, it was to help relieve me of the pain that I had just about every day. There were some days when I was not even able to bend over to tie my shoes because the pain was so bad mainly in my lower back area. I knew that I could not continue to go on like this without having it checked, and it only made sense to go to a chiropractor since they are the ones that deal with the back and neck issues that so many people seem to suffer from.

Something incredible happened though when I went to the chiropractor. On my very first visit, he explained exactly what chiropractic care is. That really opened my eyes because I thought it was mostly for back and neck issues. I had no idea that they can treat so much more than those two areas of a person’s body. I also didn’t know that they can treat a lot of different illnesses.

Time to Give Up Softball

I ended up visiting a Phoenix chiropractor after sliding into home during one of my work’s softball league games. I’ve been on the team for years and never had a problem despite the play being fairly rough. We don’t pull any punches to win, and that usually results in a lot of scrapes, bruises, and even pulled muscles. The problem, I think, is my advancing age. What you can shake off in your thirties and even forties really hits home after you turn fifty. My fiftieth birthday came and went before the latest season started but I was still out there playing like I was a young man.

As soon as I slide into home, I knew something was wrong. I felt a shooting pain start in the middle of my back and extend down my legs. Not good. After ascertaining that I wasn’t paralyzed, I quietly took myself out of the game and watched from the bench. I hoped the pain would decrease, but it didn’t.

The Tree House I Built for the Kids Beat Up My Back

The kids told me to climb up into the tree house with them. I built it big enough to hold about four adults comfortably. The massive maple tree was not even touched in the design of the tree house. The design flows around its branches and trunk. The ladder is very sturdy. Strong enough for even my big brother who is a linebacker. Leave it to me to slip getting back on the ladder to come back down. I pulled something in my shoulder and had to see a San Francisco chiropractor a couple of days later. I was asked by the doctor why I did not come in earlier. I like to see if something will get better before seeking medical help. I should have went in.

I hurt pretty bad for two whole days. It was not severe when I did it. It just kind of popped and felt funny in my back. I knew I pulled a muscle, but I had tingling pains too. I figured I twisted my back and irritated some nerves. I even took a couple of ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation.