A Painful Back Injury from a Bike Ride

I was really excited about going bike riding with some friends. It was a new hobby we had taken up, and we were finally going to take our first 20 mile ride together. After performing all the safety checks and making sure we had all the gear we needed, we were off. I wish I could say that the ride was fantastic, but I didn’t even last for a mile. I hit a pretty large hole on the trail and went sailing off my bike. I just knew that I was going to have to see a Turlock chiropractor after getting up because I was in so much pain.

My friends all wanted to stop the ride, but I insisted that they go on without me. My husband was one of the riders, and he assured everyone he would get me home safely. I was disappointed, but pain was mostly what I felt. My husband contacted the chiropractor that his sister uses, and we were able to go right to his office. When I got out of the car, I was in even more pain. The doctor took some X-rays just to rule out something serious like a break or fracture.

He did not see anything, so he moved on with his physical examination. He explained how spinal adjustments work, and he did one on me that day. I could feel such a relief as it felt pressure was removed from the area that was hurting. He did suggest that I not move a lot that first day, and then I went back to him two days later for another adjustment. I feel so much better now, and I am even going on another 20 mile bike ride in a few days. This time, I am keeping my eyes straight ahead for my own sake!