This week has been an interesting one... We were happy to have Nicole back from her Mission trip in Mexico, with her family. Spring has definitely sprung! Along with the nice weather over the weekend, came a rush of yard work-related lower back pain. So please take the time while doing your yard work to focus on hinging at the hips!
While there was a lot of lower back pain from that, there is another conversation from earlier this week that is standing out in my mind. A new patient, let's call him "Dan," came in with acute lower back pain, which is not all that unusual in our office. Once we had discussed his lower back pain, "Dan" looked at me and told me that he knew what he needed to do. I remained silent because I wanted "Dan" to finish his thought, but he hesitated. He was getting emotional, and needed to gather his thoughts before he spoke. "My weight is the biggest problem. I need to get back on track." he said sheepishly. As we continued, "Dan" revealed that he lost both of his parents and a sibling to heart conditions. For "Dan" his weight is not only contributing to his lower back pain, but it may be threatening his life. In this moment, "Dan" realized the severity of letting his health get away from him. He vowed to get to work on his diet and exercise routines.
Sometimes we need to come face to face with our mortality in order to realize just how far we have strayed from the path. I challenge each and everyone of you to take a moment to look in the mirror and ask yourself two simple questions:
"Am I happy with my current health?"
"What can I do to make it better?"
Let us know how we can help you on your journey!!!
Movement is my medicine,