So I thought this topic would be appropriate at the start-ish of my new blog… Let’s take a journey together…. way way back in time – to where my son Leo thinks Dinosaurs roamed the Earth…. Yes, that’s right, all the way back to 1993.
I was in first year university at the University of Waterloo. The good daughter of a pharmacist who had worked since she was 12 or 13 in a Shoppers Drug Mart knew she wanted to be in healthcare somewhere but wasn’t sure where.
Fast forward to mid terms, or maybe it was first term finals – I really don’t know it was so so long ago (Dinosaurs you know). Anyways, I digress, I had been studying like crazy, as usual, and had tremendous neck pain and headaches. So much so that I would take about 100 Advil a month.
I look back on that now and think it is crazy but the fact is that there are so many people out there taking this much over the counter or even prescription medication for pain due to headaches or mechanical neck pain.
One of my friends suggested I see a chiropractor – I had never been and had no idea what to expect. I did end up going with a friend of mine and after about 3 visits I was amazed that I no longer had headaches. I mean at all. I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.
Now, I do get the odd headache and I continue to see friends who are chiropractors but they are few and far between and rarely need any medication.
It was so simple and easy and, really it still is. If this sounds like you – 100 Advil a month is not a great idea, any MD or other health practitioner will tell you so for sure. I can help you and would be honoured. It’s not magic, its physical medicine using soft tissue techniques like massage and deep tissue, stretching and exercises as well as adjustments if they are warranted – You may be surprised that often headaches respond best to upper back adjustment so if you fall into the category of people who are nervous about neck adjustments I promise I can still help you.
By the way, in my office my rule is that we only provide treatment that is safe, effective and that you are 100% comfortable with. It’s your body so you are in charge. If you are not comfortable with something the dialogue is always open and I will find a way to help you that you are comfortable with that is still effective.
I would be honoured to help you.