My wife can always tell when my back is hurting. She sees me get in and out of the car much more slowly. Then she will see me fidget in my seat as if I am trying to get comfortable. Then I progress to where I cannot get comfortable in bed. When I get up in the morning, I cry out a bit when I stand or sit. Bending over to pick something up is an adventure in slow movements and managing the pain. She hears me. She told me to go to an Orland Park chiropractor that her brother recommended. He has had issues with his back off and on for years.
I know what the pain feels like, but it usually goes away on its own after a couple of days. This time it was hanging around. I was moving slow on the job, and that was not going to make my boss very happy. I had been hiding from him most of the day as I favored my lower back. I was trying to direct him toward the younger guys to have them lift heavy things for a couple of days. When I had to call off because of my aching lower back, I had to get to the chiropractor to get something done to relieve the pain and stiffness.
The doctor was able to give me a lot of relief on the first visit. I was feeling like my old self quite a bit after the first treatment. The doctor warned me how I would need to come back to get things right and rebuild some strength. I followed the treatment plan rigidly, and now I no longer have any lower back pain. It feels good to be the old me again. My wife told me that she noticed the change right away.