I was always tired, which was not normal for me. I had trouble sleeping, it hurt when I would stand for too long in one place, I had very little energy, and I was tired. That seemed to cause me the most trouble because I have a lot of responsibilities. I simply could not afford to just lay around doing nothing. I talked with my doctor, and he told me that he thought I needed to see his chiropractor in Santa Barbara. That is why I like my doctor so much. He is not afraid to think outside the box.
He did some blood work first to see if there was a medical reason for the symptoms I was experiencing, but everything came back good. I was tired of being tired, and I was tired of hurting, so I called the chiropractor that he had recommended.Thankfully, the appointment was for that same week, which gave me the motivation I needed to struggle through the next couple of days. Once there, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I felt very calm knowing that my primary care physician trusts this chiropractor enough to be a patient himself.
Our visit started with a talk, and I explained everything that I was feeling and having trouble with. He then did a hands on exam of my back, neck and shoulders. I thought that might be a bit awkward, but he made me feel so comfortable. I could tell that he was in this profession for the right reason, which was to help people who are hurting. To make a long story short, he adjusted my back that day, and then he scheduled me for a few more in the upcoming weeks. He also wanted me to get a deep tissue massage, which was another first for me. Everything works though because I am back to my hectic lifestyle, and I am loving every moment of it.