The Pain of Helping Friends

Helping a friend move resulted in a visit to a Sacramento chiropractic center. A friend asked me if I could help them moves some boxes from their old apartment to their new one, and I agreed with reluctance. I really didn’t want to do it, but I owed this friend a favor for helping me out of a jam. As I carried the boxes, I did my best to lift them with my legs and not my back, but after I was done, I still had some back problems anyway. First I had a little tickle in my back, and that turned into a slight pain.

The slight pain graduate into a sharp pain that would start traveling to other parts of my body. I was moving around like an old man, and had to even make a makeshift cane out of a piece of PVC pipe that I had stored in my garage. I was using over the counter medicine to treat the pain, but the pain would come back much later, and I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling that pain in my back. Once I was awake, I couldn’t get back to sleep. There was nothing I could do to stop the pain, so I just called the chiropractor.

A quick examination determined that I had pulled a muscle while moving the boxes. Even though I was careful, I somehow slipped up and put my muscles through a bit of discomfort. The best way to heal something like this is with time and rest, so the chiropractor told me not to do anything too taxing that would cause more pain to my back. He gave me some medicine to take care of the traveling pain, which was better than the stuff I bought at the store.

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