All too often, people realize that they need to start treating their body right when it is too late. In this two part blog series, Dr. Bruce Fulford of the Alphabiotic Balance Center explains why it is important to keep your body healthy and practice injury prevention with his inspiring story below. This is a perfect example of the kind of injury you can sustain from bodysurfing, and all the more reason you need to protect yourself from it.
Without your health, you don't get to do all of the things that truly make you feel alive. I hope my short story inspires you to respect your body enough to take care of it!
In 2000 I broke my back in a motorcycle crash and was left in severe pain. After multiple spinal surgeries, including a spinal fusion, I found no relief and pain management seemed to be my only option. Being an athlete, and lifelong surfer and extreme sports enthusiast, my quality of life became so bad I began spiraling into a deep depression. I had tried every form of pain management in this period, and saw leaders in their respective fields. Physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, natural healers and of course, the strongest prescription drugs available – I tried all with no lasting relief. I truly thought I would spend the rest of my life in misery.
I eventually discovered a process called Alphabiotics and after my first alignment I was nothing less than stunned to be instantly free of pain, with more mobility than I had in years. I almost cried with joy. If Alphabiotics could help me, I believed it could help anyone. It may sound corny, but I truly believe that finding such a powerful wellness system caused me to find my purpose in life - a way to help other people discover how to truly live life to their fullest potential. Fast forward to 5 months ago and it turns out that this process potentially saved my life.
Check back here later this week to see how Bruce's story ends, and how his bodysurfing incident showed him something very unexpected.