When I went to my ob/gyn, I suspected that I was pregnant. I did not want to take a home pregnancy test because I just did not want to get my hopes up. I made the appointment and was able to get in there that same week, which is a rarity! When she told me that I was pregnant, I could not stop crying. She told me everything I needed to know for that particular visit, but the one that surprised me was the suggestion that I look into Sacramento chiropractic care. I had never needed a chiropractor, so I was not sure why I would want to start going to one just because I was pregnant.
She explained that the body changes so much during a pregnancy, and women can experience a lot of joy but a lot of pain as well. She wanted me to stay ahead of the game so the pain would hopefully not come. Continue reading
I got a recumbent bike to exercise. It is supposed to be easier on my back. It is. There is no doubt about that for me. However, I like to overdo things. Rather than easing back into riding the bicycle, I decided to run 30 miles on the trail the first day. I had stopped riding months ago because my back would hurt riding my regular upright mountain bike. I irritated my sciatic nerve this time, and I stopped on my way home from the trail to see my Santa Rosa chiropractor. I made the staff laugh at my predicament. They warned me, and I did not listen. The doctor just looked at me kind of funny and did the work to help undo what I did to my back.
The treatment helped a lot. I was able to ride five miles the next day with just a twinge of pain. The sciatic nerve runs down your lower back to your foot. Well, that is where you feel the pain anyway. It would burn and then shoot electrical kinds of pain into my big toe. It felt like I was being shocked and burned at the same time. Continue reading