I’d never even met a chiropractor before, much less been treated by one on the day that I went to an appointment with my girlfriend, who needed a little help driving to see her chiropractor in Philadelphia. My friend even let me come in during her visit to see what happens during treatment. I was fascinated by everything that I learned that day, and I wondered if it was something that could help me, too. At the end of the appointment, I told her what had happened to me when I was in school many years earlier.
Back in high school, I was really active. I was in a lot of clubs and I was on was on a few sports teams. One day we were outside playing soccer on a rainy wet day. I slipped in the mud and landed on my back. I had fallen many times prior to that, but on this particular day I struggled to get back up. My coach and a couple of my team members came and helped me to stand again. That was the last game I ever got to play because I had back pain for years to come after that.
I had long since accepted my fate. I love sports, but I knew that I could no longer participate in them. It made me sad, but I tried not to dwell on it too much. I found myself no longer even watching sports on television because it made me remember how much I miss it. But after a few visits with this chiropractor, everything changed. She told me that it would be possible for me to play again, and she is making that come true for me. Last week, I went out and played a game of tennis with no problems for the very first time in 20 years.