I was out walking on a local trail when I had to bend over to tie my shoe. The ironic part is that I had stopped to do this so I would not get hurt, but something happened when I bent over. I felt something pop in my back, and the pain was horrendous. Thankfully, I was only about a half mile from my car, but it took me a while to walk that short distance because of the pain. I knew that I had to call a chiropractor in Bakersfield CA because something was seriously wrong.
It did not occur to me to call or see any other type of professional. While I had never been to a chiropractor and had no idea which one to go see, I knew that this was something that had happened in my back. Because of that, I wanted to go to the medical professional who was more apt to be able to treat me quickly and effectively, so I went to the one who handles back issues the best. I just hoped that I would be able to get in to see one that day.
When I called one that was close to my house and explained that I was in a lot of pain, they told me to come right in. I was really appreciative of this because I did not want to go to the emergency room. Even though I was in a lot of pain, I did not think that it was a serious injury. When I got to the chiropractor’s office, they ran some X-rays first to see what damage was done, if any. This allowed the doctor to devise a treatment plan that involved adjustments, massage therapy, and exercises that involved stretching my back. I felt better after that first day, and I was out walking again in a little over a week!