Often a patient will describe their experience with discomfort as, “I think I slept wrong.” Sometimes we neglect just how important a good night’s rest is. When we look at the numbers, we spend a third of each day sleeping. Why then do some wake up feeling sore or completely unrested after a solid 8 hours? The answer may be your pillow or mattress.
This is another common question that I am asked in my San Clemente chiropractic practice. Or I will hear that the patient had a previous experience with a chiropractor where they felt some soreness or discomfort after the adjustment. My goal here is to shed some light on what is happening during an adjustment and specifically the first time you receive one.
This morning I found a note on my desk from the other Chiropractor I work with. One of his patients is the son-in-law of an elderly patient that I have just recently begun to treat. The note informed me that my patient, I’ll call him Steve, had been using a cane to get around for the last year. Steve went on a 3 mile hike this past week and was excited to have left his cane at home. I have only adjusted Steve twice prior to this.
What a year 2013 has been! As I reflect on the past events of 2013 it seems a daunting task to surpass the accomplishments of the year. However, setting goals is the only way to push oneself to further growth and accomplishment. I have never been a big fan of setting huge resolutions but rather smaller attainable goals that help us work our way to success in all of its facets.