The headaches that I’ve been getting truly are a pain in the neck! They start there anyway, and travel all the way up the back of my head and through my eyes…
I had been getting headaches off and on for many months and didn’t think much of them. And then I got the mother of all headaches, a few weeks ago – the worst I had ever experienced. I have a high tolerance for pain – I’ve birthed six children, four without drugs – but I truly felt as close as one must to dying. Since I had never had a headache that horrible before, I thought for sure that something was wrong with me, so I made two calls – one to make an appointment to see my physician and one to see my chiropractor.
My doctor shrugged it off as a migraine, but ordered blood tests, “just in case.” My chiropractor was on vacation, so I saw my hubby’s chiropractor… She said that my neck was most definitely “messed up,” adjusted my head back on to it’s axis and sent me on my way.
I felt okay for a little while, with only just a mild headache lingering over my every move. But, I couldn’t sleep well and I would wake up tired, only exasperating my pain and making me a grouchy mama. Then I felt another monster creeping up through my neck and into the back of my head… another migraine.
Just a few days before this monster decided to visit me again, I met Dr. Jared Thomas on Twitter. He happens to be the chiropractor of my good friends the Unfrieds and I was excited to find a chiropractor that not only came as highly recommended, but also had an office close by. So, of course, I thought of him when I knew I needed some help with my pain.
Here’s one of the things about me that he discovered –
Do you see what’s wrong? Our necks should be curved, but mine is STRAIGHT, which is causing all sorts of problems, including my headaches. I also have some problems with my spine further down, but once I heard that my biggest problem was with my neck and Dr. Thomas could fix it, I kinda stopped listening.
I almost feel better already, just knowing that what is wrong can be corrected. I am trying to sit up straight, follow all of my newest best friend’s advice, and hopefully soon (with Dr. Thomas’ help, of course) I’ll be headache free!