As a teenager I knew nothing at all about chiropractic, I hadn’t even heard the word. Now I am a chiropractor at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic, and people regularly ask me how I got into it.
Like many people I was very active growing up. I enjoyed karate, football and athletics to name but a few sports. Also like many others, I started to get aches and pains, especially in my lower back. I did nothing about it expecting it to improve by itself, but it never did. I sought help and was told that my problems were likely to be related to growing pains, even though it felt like simple back pain. I was told that the issue was something I just had to deal with.
As my problems worsened my ability in my sports decreased, I even found myself having to swap places with the goalkeeper in football as I couldn’t bear running around for more than 10/15 minutes. I was getting irritable and my sleep was being affected, which left me feeling desperate.
It was then recommended that I visit a chiropractor. I cannot actually recall anything that was said at my consultation other than the fact that my condition was a simple case of back pain. I do, however, remember my first treatment a few days later. I was pushed on and twisted with an exorbitant amount of ‘pops and clicks’ and remember saying ‘ow’ as a reflex even though it didn’t hurt.
Similar subsequent visits followed and I started to feel a massive improvement. It made so much difference to me that it made me wish that I could make the same difference to others’ lives. Since that time, I have never looked back. From that point I was destined to be a chiropractor myself.
I have always been fascinated by how things work, and in discovering chiropractic treatment I have been able to learn about how the miraculous and complex human body works.
This article was written by Lushington Chiropractor Mykel Mason.
Lushington Chiropractic is a multi-award winning chiropractic and sports massage clinic in Eastbourne town centre. The clinic provides a range of treatments from expert chiropractic care to nutritional therapy, counselling, acupuncture, podiatry, sports massage and relaxing massage.
By Mykel Mason
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