I’ve never considered myself someone with “bad knees” or a “bad back” but in the past few years I’ve noticed a lot more aches and pains. I’m in my early 40s and just thought it comes with age and the fact that I move a lot of furniture in my second-hand business. I figured I needed to just be more careful and try to let other people do the heavy lifting for me. If you’re anything like me, then you know that just isn’t possible!
My back didn’t hurt all the time, but when I’d move a large load – like a houseful of furniture or a big haul from the auction – my lower back would hurt for a few days. Moving hide-a-beds and hutches could make me ache for a while too.
I also had this thing of when I’d stand up after sitting for any extended time, I couldn’t stand up straight right away, I had to kind of “walk-it-out.” I felt like I was doing a demo of the evolution chart where man starts hunched over and progresses to upright.
My knees never seemed to have any problem until I decided to exercise regularly. I was going to the gym 3 – 5 times a week for step, pump and yoga classes. I really enjoyed the classes and the way I was feeling, except that my knees started to hurt – especially my left knee.
I hadn’t set out to find a fix for this problem, however, I did have another health problem that I was looking to fix and that’s what made me try these products. It did so well addressing my other health issue that I added a product specific to bones and joints. Within about a month I noticed that I wasn’t having knee or back pain.
It’s kind of funny how I realized I wasn’t hurting anymore… I got a text message from my chiropractor saying he hadn’t seen me in a while and how was I doing. I stood there thinking for a moment and realized I hadn’t noticed any back pain for a while. I tried to remember the last time I did the “neanderthal walk” and couldn’t. I swung my left leg back-and-forth a few times and didn’t feel anything. I wonder how long it would have taken me to notice if he didn’t ask. After that, I would really pay attention. Shortly after that, there were two major moves that I just knew would leave me hurting for a few days, however, by the same evening, I wasn’t hurting on either of those days. I was shocked. Now I’m not. Pain is not normal and it has nothing to do with getting older. I’m giving my body what it needs and it’s rewarding me with higher performance.
It’s been about 9 months now. I can do lots of things and I don’t hurt. The best part is that it’s so simple even I can stick with it.