Coping with middle-age degeneration seems to be in the air recently. I have seen several otherwise healthy middle-aged clients in crisis this past couple of weeks. Specifically, disc herniations have been frequent. I am not sure exactly why now, maybe because of the spring weather and increased activity or the increase pressure due to the end of the school year. What I do know is that chiropractic is one of the best approaches to working through the crisis. The other thing I know is that these storms do pass. It may try your patience and take you to the edge of your breaking point. Seeing people over the span of a lifetime I have seen and heard about many such healing crisis. So if you or someone you know is having one, show great compassion and gently remind them that this too will pass and they must dig deep and persevere.