I decided to give chiropractic care a try in August of 2012. When I initially made the appointment to see Dr. Patrick Baker at the Fairfield Clinic of Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, I had no idea that I would still be going a year and a half later or that it would turn out to be such a life-changing decision.
I originally made the appointment because I was having severe neck pain. I could not tilt my head from side to side and I would wake up from sleeping with constant headaches. After the spinal exam and x-ray results were in, I found out that I was suffering from a condition called Forward Head Posture.
I have also suffered with migraines since I was thirteen, and Dr. Baker assured me that the chiropractic adjustments would help with those as well. I decided to proceed with Dr. Baker’s treatment plan, and it was one of the best choices I have ever made.
After the first couple weeks of adjustments, I noticed a dramatic decrease in the level of neck pain I was experiencing. The constant headaches began to subside, and within a month, I was virtually pain free. And that was just the beginning. I also noticed that I was sleeping better and had more energy. And after just a couple months of care, the migraines became less frequent. I went from having migraines three to four times a month to just three to four times a year in the time I’ve been a patient.
I wish I would have known years ago how much chiropractic care could help with the migraines alone. I would have started going sooner. And I urge anyone reading this that does get migraines to give it a shot. It will really improve your quality of life, much more so than those triptans we all get when we tell our doctors that we get migraines. As if the migraine itself isn’t bad enough, we’re prescribed pills that only work some of the time and leave us in a sleepy haze for three days afterwards. No thanks. I’ll take a massage and an adjustment instead. At least then I know I’m treating the problem and not the symptom – as evidenced by the fact that I no longer get the migraines with any real frequency. And when I do get them, they are much less severe. I no longer take triptans to treat them. Or any prescription medicine, for that matter.
Since I had been feeling so much better, I asked Dr. Baker to help me with stepping down off the antidepressant I had been prescribed three years ago because I had no lingering symptoms of depression. I felt like the meds were keeping me in a constant fog. He referred me to Dr. Theodore Cole at the Cole Center for Healing, and with their help, I was able to successfully step down off the medicine two months ago without any side effects, except a little weight loss.
Which brings me to the bonus: since attending the Baker Chiropractic Total Food Makeover seminar in February of 2013 and slowly implementing the nutrition and fitness guidelines that were provided, I have lost 40 pounds. And I’m still losing!
That’s what I have enjoyed so much about this whole experience. It has been nothing but positive, and the doctors and staff are truly invested in helping you achieve your health goals. They take the time to educate you and provide you with the tools that you need to succeed. I am grateful to all of them for their help and support. I don’t even want to think about what my quality of life would be like right now had I not decided to seek chiropractic care. So if you’re thinking about giving it a try, just go for it. It will be one of the best decisions you ever make.*
If you suffer from migraines, headaches, neck pain or any other type of pain, please contact us by calling (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment here on our website. We will help!
*Please note, there is no guarantee of specific results with our care and results may vary. Please contact us to discuss your specific condition.