Mindfulness programs and practices frequently describe a process of locating your "center." One's center may be conceived as a focus of energy, both spiritual and physical, by which all activities ...View Article
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Until this last year I cannot tell you the last time I was without pain. Since I was a young child I have had pain. No matter what I did there was pain. I had come to believe that this was how my body was supposed to feel. One of the most wonderful days of my life was September 16th 2008. Why do I remember the date? It was the first morning in memory that I woke up pain free. Multiple back injuries including three auto accidents had left me physically old. The last two fingers on my left hand had been curled and numb for more than a decade. Shoulder tension, headaches from neck pain and lower back pain (that frequently prevented me from standing upright were a fact of life). I had been to neurologists, chiropractors, and general physicians. Eventually I found myself at The Center Of Chiropractic; when I walked through the door I was standing at a sixty degree angle and could not even sit comfortably. Within three months of regular adjustments my fingers began to straighten and my posture was erect. Now more than a year later I am enjoying life again. I am healthier than I have been in years, my mornings are pain free, and I have the full use of my hand that I was once told would require major surgery to correct. I no longer plan my life around my pain and know that pain is not a way of life.