For the past year, I’ve been going to a chiropractor. It became necessary after I started experiencing incredible tension in my neck and shoulders — from all the time I spend at the computer.
I was actually very, very (VERY!) skeptical of chiropractors at first. I had always heard that once you start going, you can’t stop because they talk you into needing adjustments for the rest of your life.
What I found: This is true.
Not only does it make you feel better on-the-spot, but it also keeps your body in full alignment at all times.
For me, that meant no more excruciating tension in my neck and shoulders.
I spend upwards of 12 hours a day sitting at a computer. In addition to the early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, I was feeling constant pain in my neck and shoulders — even when I wasn’t at the computer. (And Jim’s fab-u-lous massages weren’t doing the trick.)
In sum, I can personally attest to the value of chiropractic care to relieve lower back pain, neck & shoulder tension, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Locally, I highly recommend Dr. Rick Cutsinger of Cutsinger Chiropractic in Franklin, Tennessee.
NOTE: A friend of a friend (who’s a physical therapist) recommended that I also consider physical therapy — if chiropractic care didn’t do the trick. My pain was SO bad at first that I thought I would have to go the physical therapy route, but I never needed to. Dr. Cutsinger was able to alleviate my aches and pains after just a couple visits. I am, however, still intrigued by physical therapy as an option, and would like to give that a try at some point.
Here are some of the best things my chiropractor taught me.