Muscle tension—primarily in my neck and shoulders—has been an unwanted companion of mine for years now. I’m a problem solver by nature, and I really wanted to get to the bottom of this. Was it stress? Poor posture? Sleeping the wrong way? All I knew was the problem wasn’t getting better—in fact, it was growing worse. The muscle tension started the moment I woke and lasted all day, every day. Most days this would produce a headache, which made it hard to be cheerful and fun with my family.
In June I started seeing a chiropractor. It turns out I had major problems with the alignment of my neck. With adjustments three times a week, then two times a week, and finally weekly, this improved dramatically. The muscle tension, however, did not improve—it increased and the headaches remained.
Less than two weeks ago my chiropractor suggested taking a magnesium supplement. I was skeptical: I really believed I was causing the tension by something I was doing (or not doing).
The result since I started taking the supplement? The tension is gone; the headaches have ceased. I feel so different—so free! From the reading I’ve done, magnesium deficiency is very common. Many physicians say somewhere between 80-95% of Americans are deficient, and muscle tension is just one of many symptoms associated with it.
Each night as I take my magnesium, I thank God for this new discovery. And each day as I’m free of pain, I’m so happy to feel like myself again. I still love problem solving, but this was one problem I couldn’t solve on my own.