It was nothing for my husband to come home from work and find me laying on the couch. This wasn’t because I was lazy, but rather it was me recuperating from a full shift spend on my feet. I would be in such pain after days like that, but there was nothing I could do about it other than apply heat or ice to the areas that were aching. My husband finally told me that we had to do something, and he made me an appointment with a chiropractor in Chicago.
I asked him why a chiropractor instead of a regular doctor, and he told me because a chiropractor would probably be able to determine exactly where the pain was originating from, and then treat me in a natural way. If I went to a medical doctor, there were probably going to only be three options. The first would be heavy pain meds, the second would be to have some type of surgery, and the third would be to keep doing what I was doing, which obviously was not working out all that great. He then explained that a chiropractor is only going to use drugs and surgery as the very last resort, and I did like the sounds of that.
I went there not really knowing what to expect, but that was okay because my husband was beside me every step of the way. I was not sure they would even let him in the room with me, but the chiropractor actually encouraged it. He did a full exam and even did some manipulations on my back and neck that first visit, and he gave me a list of exercises to do at home. Between my twice weekly visits, the exercises at home and a lot of prayer, I am finally at the point where I have so much energy after a full day’s work that I could run circles around most people!