I was just doing the same thing I do every day, driving to work down the same road I always take. I heard the sirens and I was trying to get over on the shoulder when the guy plowed into my car and knocked me into a utility pole. I saw him hit the other car, which hit me again in trying to avoid him. That really was not that big of a part of it though. I did end up in the hospital for a day and a half, then a chiropractor in Sacramento had to work on my back a couple of times. I really did not miss that much work, although I had a really tough time with the stairs for the first week or so.
I had no idea that visiting a San Jose chiropractor once a week would change my life so dramatically. I was not involved in any kind of accident nor did I have any kind of injury related to a fall. I just had lower back pain that made no sense to me. It came out of the blue one day about two years ago, and it got progressively worse. I am very good about taking care of myself, so I made an appointment with my doctor to figure out what was going on.
He did the usual tests. He had me show him my range of motion, then he did a physical examination of the area, but he did not come up with anything. He looked at X-rays of the affected area, but he was still not able to see anything that would cause me that level of daily pain. He suggested that I do some stretching exercises every day to make that area of my body stronger.
It happened while I was helping this guy from work move into his new Jackson MS apartments, he and I have known each other for awhile and I did not think it would have been right to turn him down. I obviously did not want to spend my Saturday helping him move his stuff up three stairs of flights, but I knew that he could not afford to hire a guy to help him. Now however I am thinking that I am going to probably need to find a chiropractor. The guy did not tell me this in advance, but instead of sleeping on a real bed he uses one of those sleeper sofas.