One of the first things I wanted to do when I moved to California was look for a reputable chiropractor in the San Francisco area. I know a lot of people will look for other professionals first, like an attorney, a doctor, a dentist, or even a hair stylist. For me though, there are very few things in this life that are more important to me than making sure I have regular spinal adjustments done. Anyone who has lived with excruciating back pain can understand that, because it is one of the worst pains I have ever had.
It really does incapacitate a person. It is hard to do a lot of things when your back is hurting. If your arm is hurting, you can still walk. If your leg is hurting, you can still type at a computer. When your back is hurting, it is hard to do just about anything. I had trouble sleeping because I could never get comfortable. I had trouble sitting because I had to keep shifting. I had trouble standing because the pain was so bad. I couldn’t even tie my own shoelace, which was perhaps the breaking point for me.
I started seeing a chiropractor when I missed more work than I could afford. I honestly did not know what could be done other than surgery, and I was extremely resistant of that. It turned out that going to the chiropractor was the only thing I needed to do. After an exam and testing to determine exactly what the problems were, he set up a treatment plan for me. I noticed results within weeks of going, and I hated to lose him as part of my medical team when I moved. That is why I wanted to find a good chiropractor right off the bat here, and I did just that. I am now getting adjustments on a regular basis again, and I can still tie my shoes very easily!