Katherine got into a car accident about two and a half years ago. At very first, she saw a registered massage therapist (RMT) and a kinesiologist with little success of alleviating her symptoms. She suffered from a whiplash which led to headaches and stiffness in her neck, shoulders and back.
She told a friend about her symptoms and her friend suggested that Katherine visits a chiropractor. Katherine was nervous at first, but at that point, she was willing to try anything because she felt sore and had headaches all the time.
“I thought there must be a better way to do this. Finally, I made an appointment in 2018 with my friend’s chiropractor to have an initial assessment and told her my concerns about being adjusted. She was very kind and supportive and started with things I was comfortable with.”
Eventually, her chiropractor transitioned into performing adjustments. She did a great job of making Katherine feel comfortable which eased that transition. “I have way fewer headaches now. My chiro also connected me with another kinesiologist whom she knew. So, a combination of the two really helped alleviate a lot of my symptoms and I am very grateful for that.”
Ongoingly, Katherine has some stiffness in her neck, shoulders and back. So, she does some maintenance work and sees all the practitioners including a physiotherapist and RMT. She now sees her chiropractor about once a month and appreciates and trusts her wealth of knowledge about the human body and various techniques and treatments.
Katherine’s wishes are for people to understand that chiropractors do all sorts of treatments to alleviate pain and to keep our minds open to new approaches to health care. “Don’t be afraid to try new things. If something that you’re doing isn’t working for you or for your body, then it’s worth it to try a different type of health care. After all, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to go back.”