I love to take pictures. There are some weekends when I will go out hiking and not come back until the next day. I had to stop doing that when my back started hurting me. I thought that it was because of my sleeping arrangements, which were not the best. However, even when I would sleep in my own bed at home, I noticed that my back would still hurt on occasion. I missed getting out there and taking great pictures though, and that is what motivated me to go and see a chiropractor in Sacramento.
I told him that my back had been hurting for years, but that I had just attributed it to sleeping on the ground in my sleeping bag. That is when he told me that my back should never hurt just from that. More than likely, it was just that my back had been out of alignment for that long, which meant that I would never be able to truly feel comfortable. That made sense to me, and I was happy that he was not able to find anything wrong with me when he did the examination, other than a misaligned spine.
He explained what manipulations are, and then he proceeded to do the first one there in his office. I honestly was expecting it to hurt, and I was surprised when it didn’t. What also surprised me was how good it felt to be able to move around and not feel the discomfort that I had felt when I walked in his office just an hour earlier. He told me that I would need regular adjustments to get my spine back in alignment, and I had no problem going to those appointments because I walked away feeling a little better each time. I am never going to stop going because I never want to have that pain come back again. It feels great to be out there taking pictures again too!