I thought I had IT band Issues…

I became a runner last year at age 37.   I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do.  My first half marathon was in Jan and I signed up 3 weeks before the event with our training. I walked most of it but that’s OK.  When I crossed the finish line I cried tears of pride.  It was such a huge accomplishment for me!.

A few races later, I started to develop EXTREME leg pain! =( It was horrible.  I would wake up in the middle of the night with radiating pain in my upper mid thigh. I found myself having to take pain killers.  It was horrible. I thought for sure it was my IT band and that my running was over.  So sad…I did not have faith in my traditional Dr.  Seems like the solution I get when ever I visit my general practitioner is take a pill and it will be OK.  That approach was not going to work for me.

Someone mentioned to me that I might visit a chiropractor…so I went.  I have never had back pain but I thought I had nothing to lose.  At the first appointment I got X-Rays and was SHOCKED to see my back was way out of alignment.  Like I said before, my back had never hurt….so this was a HUGE surprise to me.  Because my low back was out of alignment my leg was hurting.

Its been 4 months since I started to regularly see my chiropractor and I am happy to say I am completely pain free!!  HURRAY for natural remedies!!! Love my chiropractor!!

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