Sometimes telling our story isn’t just about us; we tell our story in hopes that it benefits someone else. Meet Maggie, who at 24 was losing her passion. A professional trainer, she found herself hurting more, feeling sick often, and drifting away from what once made her feel alive. While Maggie may have initially been hesitant to share her story, she dug deep within her soul and found her voice, in hopes that her story will provide hope and courage to others.
In December of 2013, this 24 year old personal trainer found herself at Family First Chiropractic seeking treatment for something she had struggled with for years. Reaching out in need to someone else was an additional struggle for her, since she is typically the one providing help to others. For years, Maggie suffered from low back pain, yet she always attributed it to being an athlete. What she assumed would be a small adjustment, actually ended up changing how she lived her life.
Dr. Joel and his team soon informed her that she was actually suffering from severe subluxation in her neck, her middle and lower parts of her back. Again, she figured she would be “normal” again after a few minor adjustments. She was wrong. Dr. Joel explained how corrective chiropractic didn’t work that way, especially for someone in her condition.
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges defines a subluxation as “a complex of functional and /or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.”
With Stage 2, subluxations, Maggie learned that her internal health was literally shutting down. The Subluxations were impacting her nervous system and she was suffering from digestive issues, chronic stomach, back and neck pain. Like most people, she had easily made excuses for all of her symptoms. Her heating pad provided some relief from the wear and tear on her body after years of physically pushing herself and she just lived with her stomach issues, thinking she inherited them from her mother.
Maggie was severely impacted by her presenting problems and her diagnoses. She had gone from being what she deemed a “healthy individual” to someone who was losing her passion for fitness. An avid runner, she was giving up on running and feeling overwhelmed by a lifelong diagnosis.
Fast forward five months and Maggie is ecstatic! “Dr. Joel has given me hope and excitement for what the future has in store for me. Being a Personal Trainer and an avid runner, exercising is part of my daily routine. Before I met Dr. Joel and his team, I started losing my love of running. I can confidently say my back pain is gone, my stomach issues are gone and I signed up for my first full marathon in May of 2015!”
Maggie’s story gives hope. She teaches us to listen to your body, and if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. When you start losing love for something you were once passionate about, it is usually a sign that something isn’t working the way it should be. Take a chance and find someone who will listen to you and whom you trust. And believe in yourself enough to allow yourself to heal. When Maggie put her trust in Dr. Joel and his team, she regained her passion and took back her life. If you would like more information about how Family First Chiropractic could help you through the benefits of chiropractic care, go to their website at www.familyfirstchiropractic.info or reach them at (402) 884-4100.