Have you tried a Chiropractor lately?
I am a Registered Nurse and was trained in traditional medicine. As I grow older, I have recognized the benefits that alternative medicine can bring to a treatment plan. One such treatment is Chiropractic Services. The thought of ever considering to use a chiropractor is a western medicine no-no. I have had lots of back problems in my life and I attribute it to fracturing my SI (Sacral Iliac) joint in me teens and then being throw from a horse in my 20’s. I often have low back pain, but in addition, sometimes my back won’t straighten up and I can’t walk right. I was visiting my sister in Oregon when one of these episodes happened. I could not straighten up and was in so much pain that I threw caution to the wind and considered ANY treatment that might help me. It was a holiday and the only place I could find that would see me was a chiropractor. So in I went. I am sure you know by now, that I hadn’t a clue what to expect. I was envisioning all kinds of bone cracking and manipulating and really was terrified but in so much pain I didn’t care.
I was escorted into the evaluation/treatment room to wait until the chiropractor came in. When he entered, I noted that he was extremely tall and very kind appearing. He took my history and said he could help me and had me lay on this table that looked rather scary to me with pieces that would drop out from under parts of my body. He yanked, pulled, pushed body parts around and I was scared to death but nothing hurt that he did. The end result was that at the end of his treatment I stood up correctly, had NO pain and could walk like nothing had happened. He said that my SI joint had “gone out” and was out-of-place. I was so grateful to him for his help! My joint has not gone out since.
I am glad to know that there is a Stockton chiropractor since I have family in Stockton. Should I ever have problems while visiting there, at least I know someplace to get help. So to those of you that have not tried a chiropractor I say, don’t be afraid to try some alternative medical therapy and give them a try.