When I first felt the tingling in my legs, I did not think too much about it because I had gone from being extremely active to extremely sedentary. I thought that it was just a symptom of a new type of lifestyle because of the change in my job. However, when the numbness started, I knew that something was wrong. I went to the doctor, and he told me that it is Sciatica. He gave me some medicine which helped a bit, but I wanted more relief. I consulted a chiropractor in Santa Maria after my doctor told me months later that he could do a surgical procedure that could bring me some comfort.
While I definitely wanted to feel better, I did not want to go through a surgery. It was bad enough being on pain pills when it would get bad, but I was hoping for something other than surgery. He told me that I could see a chiropractor to see if there was anything they could do to help me. He did advise me that it was not a sure thing that I could get relief, and it might just end up delaying the inevitable of having surgery done.
If I have to have surgery, then I will cross that bridge when I get to it. I wanted to explore all other options first though, so I grabbed at the chiropractic one. The chiropractor explained how he would be able to remove the pressure from the nerves that were causing me the issues, and we started right at that appointment. I went twice a week for about a month, then once a week. I am down to a couple of times a month now, and the difference in how I feel is nothing short of amazing. Even my doctor is impressed!