Wellness Wednesday – Healthy Back Tip By Chiropractor Dr. Michael Ackerman
If you suffer from any type of back pain, today’s Wellness Wednesday post is dedicate especially to you. I’ve been having back issues for the last couple of years and it’s no fun at all. In fact, it’s probably been one of the saddest episodes in my entire life.
Trying to remain positive about back pain is a difficult thing to do when you are used to being physically active and feeling great most of your life. But as time goes on, we must take better care of ourselves emotionally and physically to ensure we stay in tip top shape.
One of the things I’ve learned in the last year is that our emotions play a huge roll in our back pain. At first it was hard for me to grasp because this meant I wasn’t able to point my finger at a specific incident and say that was the reason for the back pain. Instead, I had to accept responsibility that I was creating much of this myself inside my own head. This was tough to grasp.
Over the last year I’ve seen countless physical therapists, masseuse’s and chiropractors, but I’ve never run into anyone like Dr. Michael Ackerman in La Jolla California. This guy is a champ!
Here’s a snippet I copied from his website www.depthhealing.com
“Michael is a medical intuitive, distance healer, and chiropractic physician in La Jolla, California. In addition to a meditation practice since his early teens, and 21 years of study under a world-renowned spiritual teacher, he spent 3 years in India studying and performing volunteer medical work, culminating in an inner transformation that radically changed his approach to life and healing.
Now in addition to practicing as a chiropractic physician, he offers healing work which goes beyond the boundaries of most other mainstream and alternative therapies, wedding Eastern and Western medicine–along with his spiritual insight–into a powerful synthesis to offer new help in eliminating the physical and emotional pain of others.”
Some of that may sound like some airy fairy holistic mumbo jumbo to some of you, but let me reassure you… this guy is legit. I’ve seen dozens and dozens of chiropractors and healers in my day and I trust this guy with every one of my darkest and deepest secrets. He puts me at ease and allows me to completely release the moment I walk in the door.
Anyhow, let’s get to that healthy back tip.
On monday I visited Michael for the best adjustment I’ve ever experienced. I had so much pent up emotions in my shoulders and back it was insane. A few twists and turns and I was feeling like a school kid again. It was incredible.
While there I mentioned I had recently drove to Seattle and back from the San Diego area. Michael gave me this tip that made a whole lot of sense, so I wanted to share it with you as well considering most of you drive also.
While we are in bed we move around quite a bit when needed. We don’t really notice it, but if our bodies need to move about we are able to do so. But when we are driving for long periods of time we are pretty much stationary and remain in the same position throughout the duration of the drive.
Most of us have our seats set to what we believe is the most comfortable position and we leave it be. However, Michael suggested that instead of leaving the seat in the same position for the entire drive that you occasionally alter the angle and switch up the positioning a bit to give your back a different feel.
This is simple yet easy. And it makes sense. Also, don’t forget to stop at rest areas and get out and stretch a bit. After driving tens of thousands of miles across the country I can’t tell you enough how important this is. I try to stop at least every 100 miles to take some deep breaths and relax.
So, if you’re ever in the La Jolla California area and you are having any ailments with your body, I strongly urge you to go see Dr. Michael Ackerman. He’ll do you right. Also, he doesn’t just deal with physical issues. If you’re suffering from any type of emotional duress or pain, he’s incredibly nurturing and very gentle with that type of stuff. You have to experience it to understand, but I promise you won’t regret seeing him.
Here’s to better health and a better back.
PS: Michael is also one of those great souls who genuinely wants the world to be a better place and has yet to start charging accordingly for his services. I always find it fascinating that the best of the best in the holistic healing field seldom charge the highest prices. In a industry full of opportunistic healers looking out for the big bucks, it’s refreshing to run into a guy like Dr. Michael Ackerman.
You can visit his site at www.depthhealing.com