I was preparing for the 2012 Chicago Marathon and began experiencing lower back and hip pain/discomfort that was preventing me from completing my training runs. I was having severe pain and tightness in my left lower back and left hip joint. In addition to preventing me from completing training runs of more than 1-2 miles, it impacted walking longer distances, sitting comfortably in a chair for more that 30-45 minutes, and made sleeping on my back impossible. It was time to do something to fix this. 10 years prior, I had seen a chiropractor for approximately 6 months to address tightness in my neck and was generally familiar with the concept and open to its benefits. In the past the treatment was generally effective although not a dramatic change. After just three weeks of treatments, at 3 times per week, I was able to complete the Chicago Marathon with no pain in my lower back or hip which only weeks before had kept me from running more than 2 miles. I had an amazing day thanks to Universal Wellness Source! Since then I have continued to see improvement in the flexibility and comfort of my back and neck and I continue to feel progress as each week goes by. In addition to the direct physical benefits I have notices a decrease in a facial numbness I have had due to a prior injury, which has now almost entirely dissipated. Additionally I have noticed that I am able to breathe more deeply and feel more energy on a daily basis. Lastly I sleep better and more soundly at night. Beyond the treatments, I find that I look forward to my visits to the office as an enjoyable hour, the doctors and staff are super friendly and there is a family like atmosphere that I miss when my schedule keeps me away for several days. Even if I didn’t have the need for chiropractic care I would want to stop in for visits and get my spirits lifted.