Thursday, April 22, 2010
Pain in the Neck
Courtney was slide-tackled in soccer the day after we left on our trip. She's been in a lot of pain. She's also got a very high pain tolerance, so when a week later she's calling me from school asking if I can bring an ice pack to ease the pain, I know we've got to get her in for some help a.s.a.p.
As usual the orthopedic didn't have appointment availability until May and the place they referred me to didn't see children. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try the chiropractor. They got us in the same day. He worked on Courtney and I was impressed with his diagnosis methods and information. It was a little freaky when they adjusted her neck -- kind of looked like a murder movie. Not a comforting visual for a mom. He said she'd probably be more sore the next day but hopefully feel better by the next visit.
The next morning I woke up feeling fine until I sat up in bed. Couldn't even move my head. My neck felt like it was locked in place and it even hurt my neck to breathe. I was a little freaked out. Fortuately, I knew the name of a chiropractor. They got me in that same afternoon and after 30 minutes on the table I regained 50% mobility.
Courtney and I went back together for our follow-ups yesterday and now her back is feeling better too. I'm a believer. Courtney is hoping she'll be able to play in her game in a week.