I was very skeptical of chiropractors at first, but when I pulled a muscle in my neck and couldn’t turn my head *AND* my massage therapist moved away, I needed help. I had spoken to Dr. Cole a couple of times about Active Release Therapy, and though it made sense to me, I still resisted. However, when I got desperate due to my pulled neck muscle, I broke down and went to see what he had to say. To my surprise, he relieved the pain in my neck within minutes (versus the hours of massage therapy I was getting), and though I was still sore, I could turn my head. After that, I was sold on chiropractic care. That was in 2008.
Since then, Dr. Cole has helped keep me aligned through numerous “tweaks” and injuries from Tae Kwon Do and other exercise (ie. jogging). I literally had a different body part that needed help at every visit! Wrist and ankle sprains, uneven hips, and a sore back were just a few of the everyday bumps that he helped fix. When I tore my ACL during a TKD sparring match, I was on crutches for 6-8 weeks during my rehabilitation. Dr. Cole kept my shoulders straight when the crutches tried so very hard to make them crooked.
Then, when I got pregnant about a year ago, the loosening joints in my body made it hard to keep my hips in line, so Dr. Cole kept them aligned, and I don’t ever remember having really bad back pain that so many pregnant women report as a symptom. Even after the birth of my son, breastfeeding wreaked havoc on this new mother’s back and shoulders, so he helped with that as well.
What surprised (and pleased) me most about the care I received at Trinity Chiropractic Wellness is the overall philosophy of ‘treat the problem not the symptoms.’ Dr. Cole is a huge advocate for not only letting the body heal itself since that is what it is built to do, but also for healthy living. Many of my issues were caused by years and years of high stress levels that my body did not know how to handle. *I* didn’t know how to deal with the stress, and over time, I got so used to feeling bad, that ‘feeling badly’ became normal to me. How backwards is that?? Once I felt what a relaxed body felt like again, there was no going back. I began taking steps to live a healthier, low-stress lifestyle, and feeling bad is now occasional, not normal.
I don’t rely just on chiropractic care to fix my ailments. My family and I eat whole foods, including lots of fruits and vegetables and fish and just try to get regular exercise (as much as you can with an infant). Chiropractic care is just one of the many things I use in my repertoire of resources for healthy, happy living.