In Oregon, at the age of 19, I fell off of a ladder while hanging Christmas Lights. I had some initial pain in my pelvis and right ankle. I have seen Chiropractors on and off since that happened. The Chiropractic care has helped manage the pain but never offered a permanent or long term solution. Hi, my name is Katie and this is my story. I live in Boise with my Husband, Stepson, and have two Boston Terriers.
As of this post, I am 33 years old, I have a good career and a house with a garden in Boise. The official term for my career is a Newborn Care Specialist but some people call it a Baby Nurse. I love to plant and grow organic vegetables; tomatoes, celery, broccoli, peppers, cucumber, and lettuce. Anything in my garden that will make for a great salad, or homemade salsa for my “foodie” Husband.
However, as my career and garden began to grow, three years ago, I noticed my back pain and aches were starting to really flare up again. Having to bend over to care for babies and tend to weeds in my garden was causing additional strain on my back. The back pain I was suffering was starting to effect my day-to-day. I started asking my husband to help more with the garden (not really his cup-of-tea but was willing to help) and cutting back on how much I planted. What was really scary is that I started to doubt my career path. I loved my career but it was hurting to do it. The back pain, stress, and money spent on care was now causing me to feel depressed which in turn affected my relationships and marriage.
My visits to local Chiropractors in Boise started increasing and I started looking into Orthopedic, or back surgery as an alternative to my homeopathic lifestyle (I typically avoid modern medicine). The Orthopedic surgeons said they could help but I would have to deal with scar tissue in my back for the rest of my life. I desperately wanted to maintain my lifestyle and continue to help new parents with their babies. I was very nervous about back surgery and kept looking for a more comprehensive long term solution.
To be honest, I was very skeptical about finding a Chiropractor in Boise that did little more than adjustments that helped short term. On a recent trip to Washington D.C. I was introduced to a CBP (Chiropactic BioPhysics) practitioner Washington D.C. CBP which sparked for a search when I got home. Here comes Modern Chiropractic Care in Boise, their office was close to home and Joe and his team were confident they could help with a long term, less invasive solution than surgery. I decided to give them a shot. After 5 months; I am not complaining to my husband about my back pain anymore, I am able to go on long walks with my Bostons, the garden is weed free, and I am taking on more clients (and their babies) without the pain and stress I had before. I still won’t be hanging any Christmas lights, that’s a job for my Husband.