Monday, September 13, 2010

Sigh

Bloggy friends, I need your input!

I'm having some pretty frequent (ok very frequent) tension headaches lately.  After a few doctor's visits to make sure everything is ok neurologically, a few people (cough cough MOM, lol) have begun to suggest a visit to the good ol' chiropractor.  The chiropractor really helped my mother a few years ago after a car accident, but I'm terrified.  I went with her to an appointment once, and the angles that chiropractor put her neck in to pop them still make me cringe.  I am scared to death to go, but I just can't seem to work up the nerve to go.  I need some input! Tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly. Any of your personal experiences or knowledge would be so appreciated!

8 comments:

Jess said...

I went to a chiropractor years ago, but it was for my lower back. I LOVED it. Then again, I'm the type of freak that can crack my own neck (and pretty much any other part of my body, lol).

Have you thought of trying a massage therapist, first? I also get tension headaches (they stem from tension in my neck and shoulders) and a couple of good massages do wonders.

Jorden and Kristin said...

I go to mine regularly. I love him! He is a gentle chiro so none of that jerking, just gentle pressure then the popping! It's excellent! It helps my moms headaches a lot! We take ryleigh too for her acid reflux and it works wonders!! She loves it!!

If you are scared to go straight to the chiro maybe try physical therapy or a massage first?? I've heard great things about accupressure as well!

katie + bret said...

A) make sure you are sleeping ok. A lot of times my headache stems from that.

B) I would definitely try a massage first just to see if there are some basic kinks that need to be worked out...

C) Do you work out any? A lot of times exercise can help to STOP these headaches... just a thought

I have been MIA for a while but I am back and catching (trying to) up!! I've missed you pretty lady!!

xx

Lyr said...

HA, I'm pretty sure that I should be going to a chiropractor, but to be honest... I'm really nervous about it. Sorry... there is no good advice from me today! :)

Brittany Ann said...

Chiropracters and massage therapists work wonders for me. I'd say it's worth a shot!

Amy Lynn said...

Yucky! I have to agree with some of the people above who suggested massage therapy. Another alternative would be accupuncture. AND... Ed was getting bad tension headaches for 2 weeks, I tried getting him to go to a massage specifically for tension headaches, but before he tried that he got a new pillow. Poof. No more tension headaches. Worth a shot? Hope you figure it out and feel better soon cousin!!!

Jen Creed said...

I'm sorry about your headaches, that's awful :(

I used to go the chiropractor a lot. The neck popping was always my least favorite. Not because it hurt or anything...just freaked me out. But as long as you relax and have a good chiro it's not bad! And I loved everything else.

I bet a good massage therapist would do some good too!

HTRenz said...

I LOVE going to the chiropractor. I enjoy the popping, but I could see why the sound would bother you. If you are uncomfortable do some research...in all honesty chiropractors have very low malpractice rates and often do more good than damage. A GOOD chiropractor will only do adjustments if they believe it will be beneficial to you. I was nervous when I first went to, but the most important thing to do is try to stay relaxed, breathe and ask questions!