Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD
Jack came in the front door of the clinic in obvious agony, leaning forward and to his left. His low back pain radiated to the back of the right calf, severe and disabling, worsening with coughing and straining. He was supported by his petite wife, Shelly, who struggled valiantly under his size and weight.
Shelley's determination to hold Jack up was fueled not only by concern for her husband, but also by her anxiety about what was happening to him. Sometimes desperation gives us uncommon strength, and she was working beyond her predicted capability that day.