I was in my 50s when I started to hold my lower back when I got up. I would hesitate for a moment as the pain hit me in a wave, then I would brave a step forward. The first few steps after getting up from sitting for some time were bothersome. It was not getting any better even though I exercised and ate right. I was still at my proper weight. Okay, I was five pounds over my ideal, but I never let it go beyond that. My wife scheduled me an appointment with a chiropractor in Phoenix to have my back looked at. She told me that I should not have all that trouble with pain when I first get up.
It was only the first five or so steps that were painful. Then my lower back would loosen up and be okay. I told her I was just having a bit of a hard time getting into second gear. Still, she made me go. I had no confidence that the chiropractor would be able to help me. However, I was proven wrong. Continue reading