So when CA Cop was still in the academy and friends were learning of his new career path, we would get bombarded with both questions and advice. I remember when one lady in particular was sharing stories of officers she knew. As we were parting ways she left CA Cop with some words of wisdom.
"Watch your back," she said.
No kidding, I thought.
"No really, watch your back. Officers end up with back injuries pretty frequently."
CA Cop has weighed himself in the department locker room with and without his gear on. His "stuff" weighs 30+ pounds. And its all hanging on his lower back and shoulders, add to that the amount of driving and its the perfect combination for a back ache.
And ache it does. He comes home from his 12+ hour shifts with lower back pain almost every day. I try to offer massages to help bring some relief, but ultimately I know we need to figure out some way to fix this irritation before it becomes a problem.
So enlighten me on back troubles and all that goes along with it. Does your cop visit the chiropractor? Do you believe in chiropractics? Have you found any tricks to taking care of your back? What do you as a wife do to help your cop's aches and pains?
I'm really looking for some answers here. CA Cop did visit a chiropractor, but we never really pursued the several thousand dollar treatment plan that he laid out for us. That being said, if it will ultimately save his back, we'll do it!