This is a slightly edited post from my personal Facebook post on my personal wall. It is the result of an injury I received earlier this summer.
Thank God for answered prayers, wonderful chiropractors, and relief! I saw both of my chiropractors this week and last. Last week, I was convinced the pain in my shoulder and arm were MS in origins. Even though I felt so much better after seeing the chiropractor the first week. After seeing the second chiropractor the second week, I wasn’t sure. It’s funny how they both attended the same school and graduated within a few months apart, but have different enough approaches that I was able to figure out what happened.
She said that it seemed as though I had messed up my Brachial Plexus, which is pretty hard to do. She adjusted my hips, back, elbow, and wrist. Even my HEAD had to be adjusted!! When I went in, I could barely move my hand behind me at all. When I left, I could move my hand completely behind my back. In the four hours since my adjustment, I had already gotten back more movement in my arm than I’d had in a couple of weeks. I was still sore and stiff, but sooo much better than I’ve been! After my daughter and I left the chiropractor’s office, I realized what caused the problem.
The teenagers had a bonfire on the night of her graduation party. The darling in this pink shirt, did one of those, “You can’t catch me,” sort of things. Never one to turn down a challenge, I took off after him. Too bad he stopped short and I didn’t stop until my head made full contact with the front tire of my riding mower. Yep, the same riding mower behind his butt! Now, you know the rest of the story! So, I beg of you, if you’ve been in any sort of an accident and still have all kinds of pain, especially nerve pain, find a GOOD chiropractor! I’ve used the Crocker (in Lebanon, MO) and Ogle (Waynesville, MO) families for over a decade. The Crockers are the first generation of chiropractors and the Ogles are the second generation in the same family. Sorry if you’re not in our area, but they’re the best!
As great as my chiropractors are, I am still relying on medical interventions as well. I’m still in considerable pain. It runs from the top of my shoulder, down the front, and under the collar bone. Next it runs from the collar bone down my arm to my ring finger. It crosses in and out of my upper right arm, almost down to my wrist.
Sadly, I’m often relying on my Narcotic paint medication They don’t necessarily work, either.
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