I had a decision to make. I was hurting, and I had two courses of treatment I could take. The first was going to my doctor and getting a prescription for narcotic pain pills. The second was to take a leap of faith and see a chiropractor in San Jose to see if he could help me with my chronic back pain issues. My pain was slowly getting worse. On a good day, it was very tolerable. However, on a bad day, it was really hard to even get out of bed.
I was tired of letting my back pain have so much power over my life, and I knew that I had to do something before I could not take it any longer. I thought about both options carefully. I knew that if I took narcotics, I would only take them on the really bad days. I knew that I would be able to function much better than what I could on those days where even sitting up in bed was a struggle. On the negative side though, I knew that it was just going to cover up the problem.