I will admit that I was afraid to go to a chiropractor at first. I really did not know a lot about this kind of medical professional, and I honestly had misjudged nearly everything about them, from their education to their techniques. It was not something that I did on purpose, and I am really glad that I decided to research more about them when my doctor said I could possibly benefit from adding this type of professional to my medical team. I did a search for a chiropractor in Petaluma first, to find one that is located relatively close to me.
After finding a chiropractor who is only about six miles away, I decided to look at their website along at an unbiased website about chiropractic care in general. To say I was shocked when I read this would be an understatement. I had no idea that someone who wants to be a chiropractor must go to school just like a medical doctor. It is not a two year or even a four year degree. I also learned that they can treat all kinds of conditions and injuries. I had always known that a person usually goes to a chiropractor when they have been in a car accident, but I had no idea that people with medical conditions went to one as well to find relief.
As for me, I have had arthritis in my shoulder for years. There really isn’t anything that can be done about the actual arthritis, but I learned that there is something that can be done about the pain without resorting to pills or surgery. When I went to the chiropractor for the first time and had an adjustment, I really could feel the difference almost immediately. I am not saying I no longer have arthritis because I regularly see a chiropractor now, but I do have less flareups now that I am in regular treatment.