Six years ago, Sebastien was working as a meat cutter and started experiencing headaches. At first, it was a slow, progressive thing but then it got to the point where his headaches became a recurring theme. Sebastien had a hard time functioning in daily activities. He was also running a high fever frequently. Sebastien was prescribed anti-inflammatories and painkillers to help ease the fever and pain without much effect.
His other symptoms included nausea, heart palpitations and various body aches and pains. He got an appointment with a neurologist to find the source of the pain, but it was months away. His symptoms led to an extreme sensitivity to heat. Sebastien described his situation as exhausting and desperate “I couldn’t go outside and play with my kids. I missed a lot of family events because of my inability to function.”
Sebastien’s symptoms took a toll on his energy, so he spent the weekends recovering and every evening he took an ice bath to cool down. It was then when he started looking for other health care options and found chiropractic.
He did some online research and discovered that chiropractic may help. Sebastien started looking for a chiropractor who would specialize in neck manipulations and found a doctor through a family member. He went in for an initial appointment and got his first neck adjusted. “Almost immediately, I felt a huge amount of relief. I would say if my symptoms were at 100%, there was 80-90% relief right after my adjustment. It was crazy!”
A big thing for Sebastien was his body temperature adjustment after the visit, he started getting cold, which he wasn’t used to anymore. “For the first time in six years at that point, I was actually physically cold. It was kind of a damp rainy day and I could feel the weather, which was something that hadn’t happened in a long, long time.”
At the beginning of his treatment, Sebastien had a few sessions once every two days. Then his chiropractor started spacing them out to every two weeks and eventually ended up visiting every two months. From there on it became Sebastien’s judgement call to book an appointment.
“Chiropractic care has significantly improved my life. Over the two years that I have been going, it’s done wonders for me. Not only with my head and neck but helping my knees and back feel better.”
Now, Sebastien can have a full day at work, take care of things around the house and play with his kids. “I would say to anybody that if they feel that something is off, give chiropractic a try. You may be surprised by the results.”
~ Sebastien, Surrey, BC
(Note: Featured photo is for illustration only. The patient wished not to disclose his likeness.)