Work Stress

November 22, 2009 by
Filed under: Case of the month, Cases, Spinewave Bulletin, Symptoms 

“Despite my initial concerns that it may be uncomfortable and a perception that it was just for your back, I have come to realise it is so much more than this.”

This is a little feel-good story. I like it because it reminds me that small changes can make a BIG impact on one’s quality of life and happiness. The crux of the book Ask & It Is Given by Jerry and Esther Hicks is that there is nothing more important than feeling good. This is not in the context of being pain-free. This is a feeling-state by which good things can start to be drawn to you because your good feeling state is in harmony with your desires.

Small changes, one at a time, can make a big impact even over a short period of time. And I like where Sarah writes “we only get one shot at life.”

It reminded me to start making changes because as my nieces are taught: A few rubbish days strung together makes a rubbish week; a few rubbish weeks together makes a rubbish month; months into years, and if you’re not paying attention, years strung together make a rubbish life. Nobody wants a rubbish life. So I reignited a few passions like beach volleyball and aikido, I get out into the sun more, don’t work weekends any more unless I absolutely have to (beyond adjusting people), catch up with friends I keep meaning to call, get to know my family better, not worry so much about the little things, and start adding up all the little changes that make for a great life! You only get one shot – make the change.

So if the rest of your house is in order, all that’s left to do is get adjusted. That’s a pretty easy way to short cut a good feeling state.


My chiropractic experience began a few months ago through a wellness expo organised by my work.

Chiropractic care wasn’t something I felt I needed as I had no pressing health issues or concerns, just a few headaches each day and a bit of lower and upper back pain. I decided to give it a go as I had nothing to lose and as I would later realise, so much to gain.

My first visit and every one since, I have been greeted by smiling faces and professionalism. The office has a very warm and inviting feel to it (not just because of the heat-pump). You feel relaxed and comfortable being there.

My initial consultation revealed my head wasn’t on straight, my headaches weren’t dehydration or sitting in front of a computer and some attention was needed to my upper and lower back. After my first couple of visits the headaches disappeared and have not returned since. My head is now on straight and over the past few weeks the back discomfort has ceased also. Most surprisingly though, it wasn’t just those concerns that improved but other aspects of my life also.

I sleep so much better! I’ve also found I am nowhere near as stressed or anxious and am more alert and awake during the day without anywhere near as much caffeine! I am a happier person all round and physically so much stronger.

Chiropractic care is something I have already recommended to friends and family but more specifically the care you receive at Spinewave. Despite my initial concerns that it may be uncomfortable and a perception that it was just for your back, I have come to realise it is so much more than this!!

We only get one shot at life so you may as well feel good living it! 🙂

Sarah McLennan
Auckland

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