I thought growing old meant having arthritis and pain that increased the older you got. My hands were swollen every night (painful), my back hurt, my knees creaked when I walked, I had hot flashes, all my joints (shoulders, feet, arms, etc.) would ache at different times.
Now, I can play duck, duck, goose with my grandchildren and be the goose! I feel unlimited when I am with my grandchildren, up & down, running, dancing, jumping, etc. I can work on the computer all day, knit or crochet or do handwork as long as I want. It seems like everything I do throughout ANY day is more enjoyable because the aches & pains are not present anymore. I LIKE GROWING OLD!
I started to develop numbness, tingling, burning and weakness on the entire left side of my body (after a surfing accident). I went to all kinds of doctors, including several neurologists that ordered MRIs and CAT scans and other expensive tests. They told me that NOTHING was wrong with me. How could that be when I couldn’t feel the left side of my body! I was extremely uncomfortable and in pain the majority of the time to the point that I wanted to cry. I thought that I was going to just have to live like that for the rest of my life.
Since being under Specific Chiropractic care, I no longer have any numbness, tingling, or weakness and I don’t have to be adjusted 3 times a week to make that happen! I haven’t needed an adjustment in 7 weeks and counting! This time the changes in my body feel permanent rather than temporary.
I had two rib heads that would pop out on a regular basis. I also had a number of aches and pains that I thought were due to my age, especially in my ankles and back. I was not able to work out on a regular basis because of the pain in my ankles and back so I was really getting out of shape.
Since being under Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic care, I have not had a single incident of my rib heads coming out since the first adjustment. I have more energy and the pains are gone. I now work out twice a week and am taking martial arts again. I can do physical things again that I thought were a “never again” thing because of my age. I am so much more active now and have been back-pain free for many months and am getting back in shape again. I also seem to sleep better now.
I could no longer run, sit long enough to sew (one of my favorite pastimes), or do household chores such as laundry or sweeping the floor. I had to train myself to move differently to compensate for my back and hip. I no longer made the decisions of my life. Instead, those were made by my body as I became bound by my body’s limitations. I had a constant burning pain along my right arm and shoulder, Tinnitus in my right ear, numbness on the right side of my face, right sided jaw pain, a right sharp painful buckling knee, headaches, shooting/burning pain down my right leg, to name a few. I saw many doctors and began doing everything from physical therapy, massage and chiropractic. With all of this therapy, I saw temporary and fleeting improvements, but these would dispel and eventually my condition would worsen within a month of ceasing the prescribed treatment.
Now with upper cervical care my whole body functions well together. I now have the ability to enjoy the fullness of life again like hiking without knee braces and a walking stick. I can bend over and enjoy gardening and housework without pain. I can sit and sew for hours making prom dresses and wedding gowns, not being limited by my condition. Even better, I no longer have to fight off depression and pretend to be happy. Now that my body is working properly I am naturally happy and have a great attitude about life. One of the best miracles is that I no longer have to focus on my pain and keeping myself together, I now have the freedom to focus on simply making others happy.