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Crack My Back Doc!

Most of you know that I have a daily 3 hour round trip commute to work.  So sitting in a car,  gripping the steering wheel for an extended period of time over a 5 year span has really damaged my body. 

That coupled with the fact that I was the caregiver to my grandmother for over a year prior to her death in 2009 is why I was desperately seeking relief from a Chiropractor.

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It was during the 2016 Annual MACCDE Spring Expo that I signed up to receive a free evaluation at Middletown Chiropractic with Dr. Trevor Ennis and his wife and partner, Dr. Becky Keeley. 

The office is located on Main Street in Middletown not far from home and is on a convenient route to work, plus the morning and evening hours fit perfectly into my schedule.

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My first appointment was at 8:00 am and walking into the brightly lit office I was warmly greeted by the receptionists and felt completely at ease.  After completing the paperwork which included extensive medical history questions which would assist “the doc” – which is what I like to call him, determine my immediate needs.   Although this was a “FREE” exam, I didn’t feel slighted nor rushed and the x-rays were also included.


Using an inclinometer to measure the range of motion while bending forward, backwards and side to side neck rotations along with the results of the x-rays would determine the plan of action.  Needless to say, my range of motion wasn’t as it should have been and the pain in my shoulders, upper arms and neck was quickly determined to be caused by the long car commute.

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I have been feeling older than my 54 years and I would love to be able to get up in the morning without feeling the shoulder and neck pain so I signed up as a patient. 

Having seen the doc for 4 visits since then, I must admit that I feel a difference and enjoy the “pops” of my neck, the loosening up in my shoulder and spine.  But most of all I love the feel of the 4 warm electrodes that releases tension and relaxes my muscles, they actually feels like tiny caterpillars massaging my neck.

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I have my “pillow wedge” to use at home for 5 minutes a day to help relieve the tension of having the weight of my head which is tilted too far forward. 

Middletown Chiropractic care includes Spinal Decompression, Medical Acupuncture, the Graston Technique, Medical Massages and a good Keurig Cup selection!

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If you are suffering from ailments such as headaches, migraines, pain, joint stiffness, weakness, or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I suggest you seek out a Chiropractor as it should make you feel much better…don’t wait until it’s too late like I almost did!

  crack my back doc!

BTW – this is a non-medical – non-sponsored post, I just wanted to share my experience with The Doc!

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Leonisa Shapewear for Men

This is a sponsored post for Leonisa, for more information please read my Disclosure Statement located in the top tab.

When you hear the word Shapewear, do you automatically think of undergarments made specifically for women? In actuality there are probably just as many men as women who wear Shapewear although I doubt many will confess to doing so. Shapewear does more than just take inches off your hips and waist, making you look better in your clothes. It can also enhance your posture and aid in relief with back pain. If you’ve ever had back problems then you know that it can be a life long concern, one that causes you to pay closer attention to your movements and sometimes even to your choices in clothing. Eight years ago, my husband had a total disc replacement in his lower back and to this day he still has to be careful in how he moves and turns, as well as what he wears. Belts are too constrictive so they are no longer part of his wardrobe, suspenders have taken their place.

Leonisa, is a company that sells Intimate Apparel and Lingerie for women as well as Toning and Shapewear for men. After viewing their online catalog I decided to show it to my husband and asked if he would be interested in doing a review. leonisa He agreed and chose the Leo High Waist Control Boxer Brief and wore it for the day. As an athlete, he’s used to wearing supportive undergarments and thought it might be too tight around his back and midsection. It turned out to be the complete opposite, it was non-constrictive and the breathable mesh made it comfortable for an all day wear. The size he chose was large which for him is 36-38, and it fit perfectly, washed well and air dried quickly.

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If you are looking for a comfortable undergarment for the man in your life, check out Leonisa and make sure to sign up for their specials and discounts. I’m glad my husband participated in this review, now I know what to include on my holiday gift list. If you also have a man in your life that would like a Leo High Waist Control Boxer Brief, Leonisa is offering to give away one free to a lucky reader of my blog.  Please like our Facebook page to enter and the winner will be chosen on 10.31.13.
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