any good news out there????
Hello, I am a 32 year old active mother of 2. About six weeks ago I was training for a 10k race when I got on a treadmill one morning and could barely get off of the thing. I thought that I had hurt my knee. After a couple of days, the pain traveled to my left hip and I just felt as if my hips were out of line. I went to a chiropractor who did an x-ray and ultrasound on my back and hips. He said my pain was actually from my back and I had a bulging disc on my L5 s1 and he starting doing adjustments on me, traction, PEMF, inversion, vibration therepy, basically, the works. I began feeling much worse and starting having a lot of pain in my lower back (I had NEVER had back pain before this) After about the 10th adjustment, my left leg started becoming numb and weak. Well this freaked me out so I did not go back!! That was a couple weeks ago and I am still suffering from the weakness and lower back ache. I have made an appointment with an orthapedist and I am nervous about it after reading many of the horror stories on here. I am afraid that I will be like this forever!!!
I just wondered if there was anyone out there with a success story that did not involve multiple failed surgeries b/c surgery is not really an option for me as I have to care for 2 young children and I live far from family!!
Also what are some suggestions of thing that I should do/should not do??