I Got Hurt at the Gym

I decided to get into better shape. I was not overweight, but I was not really in good shape either. I joined a gym, and I enjoyed working out the first couple of days. I took it easy, but by the third day I felt I was ready for a challenge. That was a mistake because I ended up getting hurt! I fell off of a machine, which was embarrassing enough. It did not help that I had to go and see a Sacramento chiropractor because my back was hurting so bad and I could not hardly sit up straight let alone walk without being hunched over.

I was going to give it a few days but decided that was just silly. With how much I was hurting, I did not want to risk that I had done something more serious than just a minor twist. I went to the same chiropractor that I had seen when I was in a car accident a few years ago, figuring the staff there would be able to tell me if they could help me or if I would need to take my embarrassment one step further by seeing a specialist.

Thankfully, they were able to help me! The chiropractor did a manual adjustment on my back, and then he ordered a massage. He also wanted me to do some stretching at home before coming in for another adjustment four days later. The stretches did hurt, but at least I was able to do them. When he did the second adjustment, I knew that whatever had been wrong was no longer there. He had managed to get my back into the right shape again. I still go to the gym, but I am very careful in following my trainer’s instructions this time around!

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