I Had to Temporarily Give Up Tennis

July 26th, 2017

I am an impatient person. I don’t like to wait for most anything, including when I have to take it easy per doctor’s orders. When I went to see a Oklahoma City chiropractor because I was just in constant pain every single day, I got some good news as well as bad news. The good news is that the chiropractor said he would be able to fix me up. The bad news is that I had to allow my body time to heal. That meant cutting back on being so active, which is something I was doing even with me not feeling so great.

I was still walking, plus I was playing tennis three times a week. I was not moving as fast, but I felt that if I stopped, I was not going to ever get back on the court. The chiropractor told me that he would help me, but I would sabotage everything he does if I continued on with all of my activities. He told me to give him just one month, and then we would see where I was at. Since he is the expert, I agreed, even though it was very hard. Continue reading »


A Ride on a Horse Sidelined Me with Back Pain for Months

July 26th, 2017

A very rough horseback ride in my fifties helped aggravate an old back injury that has been keeping its head down for a long time. The day after my first ride on top of a horse in a number of years came with quite a bit of lower back pain. I was used to doing what I wanted to do, but I ended up having to favor my back with each step and when getting up and down now. It was embarrassing for me to be seen getting in and out of my car. My chiropractor in Tracy helped me get my rhythm back.

We went over a full treatment plan that included diet, exercise, losing just a few pounds and more. I was so used to sedentary living and did not know my back had gotten so weak. I really needed to get moving again, and my chiropractor in Tracy helped me do just that. I had regular massage and heat therapy followed by electrical stim that helped me a lot. The actual back massages where a deep muscle massage was given was the best help. Continue reading »


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