Oh, this uncertain life……..
I’ve always struggled with control. I think it became my mind’s coping mechanism after going through an emotionally troubled childhood. I used to have this incessant need of having to know every single detail of what’s going to happen in the day so that I get ready for it.
I was terrible at having to be spontaneous at things, I just couldn’t. If something came up that wasn’t planned for or wasn’t on the agenda, anxiety would take over and I wouldn’t know what to do with it.
For so many people, the first few months of the year are a stressful time. The combination of cold weather and the pressure of a new year, on top of busy work schedules, can be a lot to handle. Therefore, it is so important to take extra care of yourself and tackle stress head-on, sometimes in ways you wouldn’t expect.
After years of office-based working, I’ve suffered multiple back issues during my life. From neck ache, lower back pain, to tension in my shoulders and finally a muscle spasm in my lower back in 2015 which finally put me out for a number of months.
After trying many alternative therapies, massages and acupuncture that were all successful for momentary pain relief, it was a long time before I took up proper treatment to address the underlying issues.
During my research and advice from family and friends, I decided to go ahead with Chiropractor treatment before swiftly moving onto osteopathic treatment.
Why the change of heart of the treatment? I’ll explain shortly…