When I started experiencing back pain, I didn’t think anything about it at first. I figured I had probably just slept wrong. However, when it did not go away after a day or so, I knew something else had happened. I tried to think of when the pain first started to see if I could pinpoint what had happened, but I was clueless. I put up with the pain for about a week before I decided to make an appointment with a Bakersfield chiropractor to see if they could tell me what was wrong with my back.
I thought I would have to wait to be seen, but they were able to take me the next day because of the pain I was in. I had never been to a chiropractor before, but it just made sense that this was the doctor I needed to see since they do specialize in this kind of pain and injuries. I had to fill out some paperwork so they would know my medical history, then the doctor examined me. I had to lie on a table while he examined my back, which included my neck and head also.
After the physical exam, he took some X-rays, and then he was able to tell me what was going on. It appeared that it was just a natural happening, as there were no signs of trauma from an injury of any kind. He explained that this does happen in people who are overweight, lack certain nutrients in their diets, or just as people age too. The good news though is that he would be able to do a series of manipulations to help with the pain. He did the first one that day, and I walked out of his office feeling better than I had in a couple of weeks. I go back twice a week for at least a few more weeks, but I am already feeling so much better!