I had shoulder pain for quite a few months. I thought at first that it was a work injury, then I figured it was just old age creeping in. Granted, I am not that old at 44 years old, but I also knew that my body took longer to recover than it did when I was in my 20s. I did not even consider going to a chiropractor in San Diego because I just figured that it was something I had to deal with. I am not the type of guy to go running to the doctor every time I have a sniffle or I have a body ache.
I realized though that I needed to do something because this pain was really starting to interfere with how I was living my life. It was getting harder to do what I had to do on the construction job I work, plus my home life was suffering too because I just wanted to relax or sleep when I got home because of the pain. My wife had looked online and found a chiropractor that is not far from us, and she made me an appointment with them on my day off.
When I explained the pain to the doctor, he did an examination and he also did some other tests to ensure that something major was not happening. Because I did have a decent amount of movement in my range of motion, he figured it was something that would be fixed by manipulating my spine, but he did want to make sure first. He devised a treatment plan that consisted of two adjustments a week, physical therapy twice a week, home exercises every day, and even massage therapy. The amazing thing is that this worked, and my shoulder is almost back to normal now. Even better, I have so much more energy now too!