Last month I completed an intensive care period at the chiropractor and graduated from three sessions a week to just two. I hope that in the coming months I’ll be able to drop down to once a week, and eventually to once a month. For now though, I’m keeping up my appointments because I know only too well how different life could be for me right now. To be told, at the age of 39, that without chiropractic care I could be just five years away from a hip replacement was scary enough. To see my x-rays lit up before me was worse. The degree to which my spine was curving as I stood there in September was genuinely distressing. All those years of neck pain, disturbed sleep, numb arms, shoulder aches… it all made sense all in that one moment. And I cannot stress this enough. If you have a bad back please please please get it seen to NOW. And, if you don’t have a bad back (because I didn’t- I never did and still don’t suffer from back pain) please get it checked out anyway. You can never be too careful and we all need help with our posture seeing as our generation spends more time than ever sitting.
Since seeing my chiropractor I’ve learnt a lot about my own body and I’ve worked with him and my PT to really improve my strength and to rehabilitate my back. I’m so impressed with the progress I’ve made so I thought I’d share three easy ways to strengthen your back after injury or stress….