I am brand new to the forum. A friend of mine highly recommended this site.
I battled back pain for years. As a professional musical theatre dancer, I was very cautious of injuring myself... and then I go on a ski trip, fall once, and bam! My whole world seemed like it was coming to a crashing halt.
I suffered from extreme knee pain. It was excruciating to walk, let alone dance. I assumed surgery was inevitable, but I was so worried that it would also put an end to my dancing career.
I scheduled the surgery and hoped for the best.
A week before, my mom suggested I at least try a chiropractor.
I relented. Hey, what did I have to lose?
I NEVER imagined that the solution would be a back adjustment.
I never connected that the pain in my knee could be caused by my back. Turns out, a disc in my lower back had shifted slightly to affect a nerve affecting my knee.
After seeing a chiropractor regularly, and having therapy sessions in my hot tub which is designed for those with back pain (the Amore Bay from Dimension One- I highly recommend trying it), I am almost 100% back to normal.
I hope my story helps at least one person in their situation too.
Best wishes for good health! :-)