My Job Finishing Concrete Gets Me Visiting My Chiropractor in San Jose
When I was 18 working as a concrete finisher, I had a slight pain in my back at the end of some long days. It was mild, and I just ignored it. By the time I was 25, it got to be a little more annoying. I worked bent over quite a bit. A friend suggested I learn stretching and get busy lifting weights. It really helped a lot. I built up my back strength and agility to do my job. Now that I have had my own concrete business for 30 years, I see a chiropractor in San Jose to help me keep working.
Over the years I have not been friendly to my back, even though I keep up my stretching and weightlifting exercises. It is just damage due to my genetics and all the years spent bent over working concrete. I should have been more concerned with ergonomics way back at the beginning, but I started out with mostly manual tools to finish concrete. Now we have a lot of fancy tools that do a lot of the work for us. Still, there is a lot of work that requires you to bend more than 90 degrees at the waist. On some days I feel like I will not even be able to straighten up.
My chiropractor in San Jose keeps my on the job. I have much younger guys and gals working for me, but I still have to teach them how to do things right. I worry about their backs, and I warn them. Of course though, they are young and invincible, just like I was. There is nothing wrong with doing a laborious job. It is necessary to build the infrastructure that supports how the rest of the world runs. Still, you need to be concerned for your body as it is the only one you have to get you through this life.