When my doctor diagnosed me with diabetes, I knew that I was going to change everything about my life. My aunt had diabetes, and I saw what not taking care of yourself did to her. I didn’t want to go through the same complications, so I decided to change my lifestyle. I went on a weight loss plan, and I also started eating healthier. I lost 10 pounds in just a few weeks, and my sugar levels were getting more stable already. When my aunt suggested that I get some turmeric pills with black pepper to help maintain my better levels, I wasn’t sure what she meant. Continue reading
Last month I was sitting at the chiropractors office thinking that maybe I should finally settle down. I’ve lived a pretty action packed life, doing many extreme sports and competing against some of the top athletes in these games. I’ve gone through my fair share of injures and recovered from them, but I think my body has had enough. That doesn’t mean that I’ll just give up extreme sports entirely, but I’ll be playing it a little more safe. No more trying out tricks that will likely result in injury, and I may just leave the competitions to the younger guys and girls.
People in the world of extreme sports were shocked to hear that I wanted to cut back. Even though I’ve been at it for many years, they still look at me as if I’m a younger guy still chugging along. It’s nice to know that so many people still look up to me and hold me in such a high regard. Continue reading
Many people who live in a small town will often say that they are frustrated with the medical care available in small towns. I am one of those people, and the lack of help that I was getting led me to start seeing a chiropractor in Cumming GA who has been wonderful with fixing my back issues. Up until that point, two different doctors that I had seen about my back previously wanted only to tell me to have really expensive surgery to get my back to a better place. I have never known even one person who has ever found any relief after having an operation to try to solve their problem. I was done wasting time listening to their advice.
I have gotten a lot of great help from my doctors, but I also know that sometimes they do not know all there is to know about a lot of different treatments for pain. Often, people simply say yes to surgery or pills because they think their physicians are spot on about those things being the only hope. Continue reading
It is really expensive to live in this city, but I sort of lucked out and got a place where I do a bit of barter with a San Francisco chiropractor instead of paying all of my rent. He has a nice old house on top of one of the hills, it is not very far from that famous road that twists and turns all over the place. At any rate I am living in the loft above his garage, which is really very large. He is a car collector, or at least he has four old Jaguars, one of them is completely restored and the other three are in various states of not restored. Of course one of them has been completely cannibalized and it is probably not ever going to make it back. That is just as well since some unlucky person crashed it really well. Continue reading
I was pretty happy when I first learned that medical marijuana in Marlton NJ is now an option for me. This is because I have epilepsy, and I also have a very young cousin who has it, too. Both of us have tried to make it through life as well as we can on the different prescriptions we have been given over time, but we have both long wished for the right to use medical marijuana after learning how helpful it is for the condition that we both share. We have both hoped that getting to use it would be life-altering and it has been.
My parents and I found out that I had epilepsy when I was 6 years old. I can’t say that I remember all that much from that time period in my life, but I do remember being scared often about when my next seizure episode would be. Continue reading
I was experiencing pain in my back for a few weeks before I finally decided to do something about it. I figured I had just pulled a muscle or something, so I thought that time was all I needed to feel like myself again. I also tried a heating pad, an ice pack, over the counter pills, and even a few massages by my husband, but none of those were working for me. The pain was not getting much worse, but it was not getting any better either. I decided to see a chiropractor in San Leandro, the same one that my cousin had been trying to get me to see for the last few years. Continue reading
I was lifting a heavy box, and I felt something kind of click or clunk in my back. It was like something moved just a little, but it was enough to cause me to drop the box and abruptly sit down. It did not feel right even though there was not a lot of initial pain. After a few minutes of sitting, I was able to get back to carrying boxes. However, the next day I was at a Petaluma chiropractor trying to get the pain to stop. It was really bad when I got up the next morning.
I noticed that when I resumed carrying the boxes that I was holding them different. Continue reading
It started as a crick in my neck. I thought I just slept wrong. As the day wore on at work, the pain got much more intense. It felt like a cramp that was spreading down into my shoulder. I got a bit scared as it was a radiating kind of pain. The ER said it was not my heart, but it was likely muscles in my neck and shoulder area that were in spasms. I called my doctor, and he told me the best choice would be a chiropractor in Peoria AZ. He said he read the ER report, and he knew I did not want to take any pills such as pain pills or muscle relaxers because of my job.
I had never been to a chiropractor before, so I was not sure what to expect. The treatment was pretty straightforward, and it was not a gimmick. I can say that due to the instant relief I got. I went in hurting really bad with my neck tilted to one side. Continue reading
Have you ever heard of Lumbar Radiculopathy? If you suffer from it, you know the name. Its common name is sciatica. It is that nerve that runs from your lower back down your leg. When it is irritated, it hurts something awful. My medical doctor offered me prescription painkillers to ease the pain. I wanted the pain gone rather than just taking something to mask it. I went to see a chiropractor in Turlock to find out if I could get even a little relief from the pain of that irritated sciatic nerve.
Let me describe to you what it feels like. Continue reading
My mom was having such a hard time moving around. I asked her if she had injured herself in some way, such as a fall, but she told me she hadn’t. We thought that it may have been her bed, but she still felt the same way after sleeping in the guest room for a few nights. She was just chalking it up to getting older, but I knew that there had to be another reason because of how quickly it came on. I urged her to see a chiropractor in Phoenix AZ because I know that these types of doctor want to get to the bottom of a problem rather than just covering up the pain with pills or doing surgery as a first option.
I researched different ones online since there are several in the area, and it did not take me long to find out that Back in Line Spine was the one we needed her to see. The testimonials on their website were exactly what I needed to see to know that they could hopefully help my mom just like they have helped so many others who have had similar pain stories. Continue reading
When the winter gets here my back starts to hurt a whole lot more. I have always been a bit stiff in the morning or sore after working all day. However, when the cold gets here, I really start to hurt. My neck and shoulders hurt the most. It was suggested to me that bracing against the cold makes me twist my own neck, and the cold is not helping with keeping the muscles warm. I would have spasms in my muscles. I went to a Vancouver chiropractor last winter to get relief. It worked very well for me.
I would hurt really bad when the muscles in my shoulder would start to spasm and it would tighten my neck up like a steel cable. It was awfully painful when it happened. I had my wife use the capsaicin muscle rubs on my back. That stuff burned like fire if you used too much. It sure did distract me from the pain though. However, it did nothing to make it go away. I got some relief from the microwaved rice bag I had. Continue reading
I used to get annoying headaches. I was sent for x-rays, then a CT scan. Then they did an MRI. You know how insurance companies are, they only pay for the minimum to figure out your problem. It took forever to get the MRI. It basically showed nothing. However, my chiropractor in Campbell noticed issues with my posture. My wife told me that I would start leaning forward with my shoulders and neck when I worked at home on the computer. I would telecommute three days a week.
I noticed that my headaches started when I started a job using the computer most of the day. Continue reading
I have had back pain for as long as I can remember. I always attributed it to the extra weight I was carrying around. I have tried so many times to lose weight, but nothing seems to work for me. I have insatiable cravings at times, and on some diets I even gained a few more pounds because I was always hungry. I was talking with a few people about this online, and one of them told me I should see a chiropractor in Santa Rosa CA. I explained why my back was hurting, but they told me that a chiropractor could still give me some relief from the daily pain. Continue reading
For my birthday, I was given a Blazeray flashlight by my uncle. I’ve acquired a lot of flashlights over the year, and a lot of them have come from my uncle. He says that you never know when a good flashlight will come in handy. I can see the need to be prepared for whatever may come, but I think having over 20 flashlights is a little bit over prepared. I put the flashlight in my car and didn’t think much more about it. As luck would have it, I would need that flashlight in order to get home one day.
While driving on a lonely road at night, my car stopped working. I barely know anything about fixing cars, except how to change a flat tire. I looked around under the hood, but I couldn’t tell what was wrong. Continue reading
I wanted to have lighter skin, but I was not sure how to go about this. I had talked with a few people, and I even went to see a dermatologist about it. This turned out to be the best thing that I could have done because she told me about a product called Meladerm. I had never heard of it, but it was something she recommended whole heartedly. I went home and did an online search for Meladerm cream reviews because even though she recommended it highly, I still wanted to be sure that it was something that was not going to do anything to my skin that I didn’t want done.
I was able to find a site that had a lot of information about this product, and the more I read, the more I became encouraged that it was exactly what I was looking for. Continue reading
It seemed like a lot more of an inconvenience than a real problem at first. I was going through an intersection in Chandler AZ when I got t boned. The guy who hit me was driving a broke down old Ford pick up truck and you could tell that he had been drinking from ten yards away. I think he had literally been taking a drink of Southern Comfort, the stuff was spilled all over him. At any rate I was mad, but it was a rental car and I felt okay. A Chandler auto accident chiropractor had to do an adjustment the next day however. Continue reading
The first time I heard the word subluxation, I had no idea what it meant. All I did know was that my back was killing me, and it was not getting better on its own. I figured I might need to see a chiropractor in Beverly Hills to get things back to normal. What had happened was rather silly. Some of us were goofing off at work, and I ended up falling off my chair during a game of office football. As soon as I got up, I knew that I was in for a few days of pain because of how I felt.
However, after a few days, the pain was not better. If anything, it actually felt worse. I had tried low dose meds, ice packs and heating pads, figuring one of them would have to work. I even had my wife massage my back every night, but nothing was helping me. Continue reading
Mom worked at a desk all day. She got promoted and rarely did field work. She had gained a few pounds and complained of her back hurting her all the time. She went on a hike with my dad and they both slipped on some loose gravel on the trail. Neither of them fell, but mom hurt her back. Dad did not. She keeps saying she needs to do more exercising since she was not a field geologist anymore. However, to deal with the immediate problem, we talked her into going to a chiropractor in Cumming GA.
The doctor came up with a treatment plan that included immediate relief, exercise and nutritional therapy to get back to good health. She needed to cut back on her caloric intake or increase her activity. She was not liking her desk job, and she only accepted the promotion because of the money. Mom felt better after the first treatment at the chiropractor. The throbbing ache in her lower back was gone. Continue reading
I have a collection of odd looking moles on my back, and I would like to get rid of them, or at least have them tested to see if any of them are a problem. Their irregular shape, and their dark coloration are trouble to me, and I hope that they are not cancerous. I am going to try to find a private dermatology clinic in Manchester to go see soon, because I just discovered the moles, as I do not look at my back all that often.
So I guess I should have been looking at my back more regularly, because I was definitely surprised to notice all of these moles that do not look very good. It has been a long time since I have been to a dermatologist, but the last time I went to go see one, they told me what to look for in a mole that does not look right.
I have kept that knowledge stored in my head, and so far, I have never seen a suspect mole before just recently. So if you can imagine, I was pretty shocked to see the moles. It is a lesson though, as I will never go so long without looking at my back again. I hope that all of these moles are benign and that there is nothing to be worried about. But I had a family member that was diagnosed with skin cancer just a few years ago, and so that fact makes me even more nervous. The best thing that I can do is to go see one as soon as possible. Going to see a dermatologist as soon as I can is going to be the only way to feel any relief about this situation. Up until then I am sure that my anxiety is going to be on high alert.
I have always been very self-conscious about my body image. Ever since I was a pre-teen, I always had a slim, petite frame. Despite the fact that I was going through puberty, my body showed no signs of improvement. When I became a woman, my body still looks the same. I am still skinny and very underdeveloped. I wear push-up bras to enhance my bust. I am so jealous of my friends and co-workers that have better bodies than I do. I must find natural breast enlargement pills. I am considering getting plastic surgery on my breasts. I will keep this choice as a possible option for me.
It all stated during my high school years. Continue reading