I was never sure what to think about chiropractors. Some people swear by them while others have, um... less than kind words. But as the saying goes, "There are no atheists in foxholes". So, when I started experiencing lower back pain... I was open to suggestions. Fortunately, I didn't have to look any further than my own gym where Dr. Bob Ruano trains. Bob actually competed at the Crossfit Games. His athletic background gave me confidence that his approach would be very functional and aimed at getting me back on my feet. Fellow gym rats understand the anxiety associated with being sidelined by an injury.
I went to Innovative Back Solutions where Bob diagnosed it as an issue with my sacroiliac joint. That's where the tail bone connects to the hip bone. He gave me some adjustments with accompanying electro-stimulation therapy over a couple of sessions, and I was a new man... with no recurring pain. Now THAT'S what I'm looking for in a doc!
One of the cool things about seeing Bob was that he was able to show me through a diagnostic tool that I don't have any skeletal mobility issues with my back. This gave me renewed confidence in performing some of the olympic lifts we do in Crossfit. Thanks, Bob.