I was overweight, and I figured that is why my lower back hurt as much as it did. I was carrying a lot of extra weight in the front since most of the extra weight was right in my belly area. I tried to lose weight on my own, but it was hard when I was hurting so much. I couldn’t even walk around the block without having to stop because of my back pain. My mom is the one who suggested that I see a Peoria chiropractor to see if I could get any relief.
She had never suggested something like this before, so I guess she could see that I was really serious about losing weight. I almost balked at her suggestion because I was embarrassed. I had let myself get that big, and I felt that it was my punishment to have to endure the pain. It was a catch 22 though, because as long as I had the pain, I would not be able to lose the weight I was so desperate to be rid of. I finally worked up the courage to visit a chiropractor in my area.
I was comfortable from the get go there. The chiropractor was very compassionate, and he was encouraging too. He explained that he could help me with the back pain with some simple adjustments, but then he told me something that truly changed my life. He said he could help me with my weight loss journey too. I had no idea that chiropractors did that, and I was on board as soon as he started explaining about nutritional counseling and how much it can benefit me. I still see my chiropractor, and I have lost 50 pounds so far. I no longer have back pain, and my future looks so bright!