My Mom always told me that after you hit your 40’s, you begin to get all sorts of mysterious aches and pains.
And after having three kids and a full-time job, was she ever right! I’m a working Mom myself, and I started to wonder if I was being too hard on my body.
It’s weird. You’ll feel fine one day, and then in the next morning, you’ll wake up with a strange pain in your back. Or you’ll bend over and suddenly you’ll feel a cramp in your leg.
The worst is when your back starts to ache. For no reason at all, suddenly it’ll hurt when you bend over or reach to get something. One other thing I hate is when I get a bad headache that knocks me out for hours.
My back sometimes feels like it goes out for no reason at all. I’ll be sitting at the dinner table, and when I stand up, I’ll get this shooting pain at the base of my spine.
I’m only 46, but I realized I was starting to sound like one of those old ladies who do nothing but talks about their aching legs or their swollen feet.
I hate going to the doctor, but I finally made an appointment and ended up waiting for almost two hours in his office before he could see me. He gave me a complete physical but basically, he just told me that there was nothing seriously wrong with me.
“You’re getting older. These things happen. You’re not 18 anymore, you have to take things slow and not strain yourself. Your body can’t recover quickly like it used to!” the doctor told me.
Then he offered to give me prescription painkillers for the bad days. Wow! I hate taking drugs and these things were powerful stuff. No thanks!
There had to be a better way!
I went to a Chiropractor, but he scared me.
He started twisting my head and made loud “cracks”. Then he pushed and pulled me way too hard! I tried the Chiropractor for a few sessions, but I ended up feeling even worse after his “treatment”. And I was afraid he could be damaging me. I was scared when he cracked my joints and snapped my neck. And he was charging me $125 per session which basically DID NOTHING.