Growing up, I was involved in many sports including swimming and track. For years, I had signs that something was not right with my body. As a young child, I would wake up and not be able to move my neck. The pain would come and go. My friends and family chalked it up to growing pains. One day, I woke up one day with such excruciating pain in my lower back I could hardly even perform everyday tasks–and this was in my 20’s!
Having been athletic all my life I was shocked at how much pain I was in. Over the course of a few months, it worsened. Disliking the taking of medications ,I became more dependent on them to get through my days. I stopped all athletic activity, and I soon for the first time in my life felt depressed. I sought medical help but the doctors said there was little they could do for me. A family member gave me a number for a local chiropractor. I must say I was skeptical and a little scared. What should I expect?
As soon as I walked in the door I felt welcomed and cared for. The chiropractor explained that I had misalignments that was affecting my body’s ability to be healthy. He told me he could help me. After the first adjustment, I felt different. By the third adjustment, I realized just how disconnected from my body I had been. By the end of my care, I was sleeping better, I had more energy, and I resumed my activities. That experience shaped me and changed my life. Chiropractic continues to enhance the quality of my life. Now I spend my days running after my vibrant little daughter Caitlyn. We treasure our vitality and love to spend our free time hiking and enjoy the joys of living in the bay Area. We love scootering and walking our dog Toro.