Feeling Younger by Eliminating Back Pain

I used to deal with a lot of back pain.  Since I’m getting up there in years I was paying for a lifetime of too much fun and not enough care for my back.  When I was younger I did all sorts of things like skateboarding, bmx racing, skiing, snowboarding, cliff diving, etc.  Looking back it seems like everything I was doing was a recipe for back pain.  Back then when I felt pain or got injured I pretty much just waited for it to pass.  And it did!  The pain always went away eventually.  As the years went on I started noticing back pain even when I wasn’t doing anything that you’d expect to cause back pain, like tying my shoe!

I eventually got tired of the pain and more importantly started to realize that if that back pain kept progressing like it was, I’d be in real trouble down the road unless I did something about it soon.  My first stop was the chiropractor because I knew they dealt with backs.  What a great experience.  He got me feeling better quickly and just as important, he told me what to do to stay healthy and continue to feel better.  He gave me functional exercises and stretches I now do on my own.  Now instead of feeling older as the years go on, I’m feeling younger every day.  I highly recommend checking out my chiropractor Chandler AZ by visiting www.ApexMedicalAZ.com

Computer Neck Causing Issues

I have been struggling with neck pain and headaches until recently.  The neck pain came on first, most likely because I sit and stare at a computer all day for most days of the week.  Not that the view from my cubicle isn’t great, but there’s just not that much else to look at when I’m at work.  Over a few month period I could notice the neck pain more and more until it became pretty constant about 2 months ago.  Around that same time I started getting headaches above and behind my eyes.  Those lasted most of my day starting about an hour after I got to work and going away only when I went to bed.  I figured the headaches were just stress from work.

I finally broke down and listened to my wife who had been telling me to go see her Chandler chiropractor.  He did an exam and took some x-rays of my neck.  He jokingly told me I had “computer neck” which he explained was when the normal curve of the neck straightens out and that can cause stress on the muscles and even the spinal cord.  He said that in itself could definitely be causing the neck pain and headaches.  He must have been right because after only a couple treatments the headaches are gone and the neck is feeling much better.  Feel free to check out ApexMedicalAZ if you’re dealing with these types of issues.