Initially, Jeanne started seeing a chiropractor in her early twenties for a back injury that occurred at her gym during a weight-lifting session. Taking pride in being active, this caused a fair bit of frustration.
Having exhausted all avenues to alleviate her back pain, Jeanne was at a loss. Then, a friend suggested trying chiropractic. Though hesitant at first, Jeanne was willing to try anything, and almost immediately after her first session, she felt relief.
Skipping ahead, Jeanne next experience with chiropractic saving the day was after she gave birth to her second son. Her back faired up with persistent pain, and she suffered from frequent headaches. “Every time I went to the chiropractor, my condition progressively improved. For home care, my chiro gave me exercises and showed me how to do hot and cold therapy.”
Then, about ten years ago, Jeanne’s had another back injury. It was not getting better with home care alone, so she sought chiropractic in conjunction with registered massage therapy (RMT). “I found that going from massage into chiropractic treatment helped me heal much faster.”
It’s been 35 years since Jeanne first visited a chiropractor. Now a chronic pain patient, Jeanne gets treated for osteoarthritis in her neck and shoulder calcification. Jeanne’s current chiropractor encourages her to work on her core and back strength to improve posture and mobility.
“I exercise almost daily, and I swear that going to the chiropractor has contributed to me being upright today. I hate to think if I hadn’t had chiropractic care where I would be right now.”
Recommending chiropractic care to others, she would say to jump right in and go for a session. “If you’re not comfortable with certain part of your body being worked on, then say so. If you’re not comfortable with the chiropractor, then try another one before giving up.”