I had always had lower back ache since I can remember. It was an ache that would come on after doing anything physical like house cleaning, sport, etc. And in rare occasions it would ache even after doing none of those things. About October 2007 I noticed that after physical activity not only my lowerRead more
I had always had lower back ache since I can remember. It was an ache that would come on after doing anything physical like house cleaning, sport, etc. And in rare occasions it would ache even after doing none of those things. About October 2007 I noticed that after physical activity not only my lower but also the middle of my back would ache. Then by Jan 08 the ache I would get after physical activity had worsened. It got quite painful. From then on my back got worse. I kept being active, but it got hard to do. The middle of my back had started to give me huge discomfort when sitting down to study, watch TV, even to eat dinner. Then it got to the point where I was taking pain killers so that I could get to sleep at night. My back was hurting constantly. Come mid February I decided that the pain was not going to go away by itself, that I must have something wrong, so I went and made an appointment with you. You sent my away to have x-rays. The next appointment you showed me the x-rays and my spine was clearly crooked. I’m a young, fit, healthy, active individual and I very rarely get injuries so I kind of considered myself invincible in that aspect, so to see the state that my spine was in was a big reality check for me. I try really hard to look after myself physically so I felt really gutted that I had let this happen to myself and I wished I had done something about the pain earlier because maybe then it would not have gotten so bad.
During my 3 months of courses to relieve the pain you had me take a questionnaire to see what metabolic type I am. I am a fast oxidising protein type. You introduced me to a new diet that consisted of more protein and fat than what I normally eat. I was really dubious about it, fearful of the fat in the diet. But I gave a go. For the first 2-3 weeks I felt a bit sluggish and moody. The only good thing at that stage was that I did not feel hungry between meals anymore and found that I was snacking less. Then after about 4 weeks on the new diet I started to really feel the benefits. My energy levels went up, I now sleep all night without waking up, I no longer have cravings for chocolate or cheesecake, I feel great and I have lost 3kgs without even trying to lose it.
Things I have learnt:
• chiropractors are NOT scary and it does NOT hurt
• back pain is NOT normal
• some fats are NOT bad
• some things is doesn’t pay to be tough about, I should have addressed this problem a lot earlier
Gold Coast, Australia