Last year, I felt a pain in the lower portion of my back. It was kind of a dull pain that came about randomly, and would last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes before fading away. Initially I thought nothing of it, but the pain continued and moved up my back. I didn’t have health insurance at the time because of my employment status, so I waited to get treatment and just lived through the pain. Since the new year began, I was able to get health insurance, so I went to a San Francisco chiropractor to finally have my back looked at in the hopes that the pain would be eliminated.
I learned from the chiropractor that the pain was being caused by a problem with one of the discs in my back. The alignment was messed up and needed to be corrected. I had no idea how something like that would happen to my back, as I’ve never had any back injuries. The only possible answer I could think of was that maybe it had something to do with the way I was sleeping. I asked the chiropractor if I would need a major surgery to have the disc put back into place, but he told me that it could be treated without a surgery. All I had to do was a little bit of restorative therapy to get things back into place.
The therapy has been going remarkably well and my back feels a lot better. I’m going to try sleeping on a new bed. I’ve been using the one that I have now for over 8 years, so I’m pretty much long overdue for a new one. I’ll probably get one of those beds that lets the user alter the softness of the mattress.Top