I had no intention of going to a Corte Madera chiropractor because I thought that this was the type of medical professional that car accident victims went to. I did not have back problems either, but I did have pain in my shoulder. I thought it would go away at first, but it persisted. I then tried to play doctor myself, and I alternated between heat and ice, as well as taking pain pills when it got too hard to take the pain. I knew I had to do something though, so I went to my primary care physician.
He did X-rays, and then he wanted to do surgery after not being able to correctly diagnose what was happening. He thought that the best course of action was to get in there and find out what was happening. To me, that sounded like the worst course of action. I am not a fan of surgery when the problem is definitely known, so I could not advocate having surgery done when the problem was not even known. I decided to finally see a chiropractor after a good friend of mine told me that a chiropractor would definitely not advocate for surgery either.
I was surprised at my first visit. It was nothing like I had expected, and it made me feel silly for not going this route from the beginning. I realized then that a chiropractor has medical training, and is also the type of medical professional who wants to heal holistically rather than through surgical means or with medications. They want to get to the root of the problem and fix that rather than just help with the symptoms. It did not take long before I could start feeling the positive affects of going to the chiropractor, and I have sent several people there too after they have heard my own success story.