Written by: Jenny
I once broke my neck in the middle of the night while sleeping in my bed. Ok, that's not entirely true. But, I did wake up one morning a couple of years ago and literally could not turn my head. At all. I cried. I panicked. I had no idea how it happened, but it did and it hurt.
What was I supposed to do? I had two kids to take care of. I had to go to work. I had to drive... how was I even gonna do that?! I couldn't turn my head! Moms do NOT have time for things like this. Was I supposed to go to the ER? My family doctor? A chiropractor? Nooooo. I had an idea of what THAT was all about and I wasn't about to let someone crack any parts of my body (although, I couldn't exactly tell you WHY I felt that way).
Desperate, I did some Googling and Web MD'ing and everything pointed in the direction of chiropractic care. Crap. Who would I even call?! This was a bit of an urgent situation so I didn't even have time to do my usual investigative research!
At the time, we were building a house. I remembered that a chiropractor lived in the new neighborhood! I called his office. They told me to come right over.
Dr. Ben greeted me with a giant smile and a lot of compassion. After some x-rays and a very informative discussion, he got to work. He saw the problem. He was confident he could fix it. After my very first adjustment, I felt relief. After a few more appointments, I was healed.
I'm a believer in getting to the root of physical ailments. I'm not a medicine kind of girl. I don't even like taking Advil unless absolutely necessary. Dr. Ben has that same mentality. I feel like he looked at my situation as a puzzle that he was determined to put together. I get the feeling he's like that with each of his patients. In fact, I know it. I've sent several family members and friends his way and everyone says the same thing.
Cut to today. Another sleeping injury (how do I manage to keep myself together while I'm up and about, yet when I sleep, I get wounded). I felt like I pinched a nerve. Pain in my shoulder area was shooting down my arm and up my neck. Semi-unrelated, I had a feeling of pressure in my ear on that side. I'd been telling my hubby for weeks that I felt like there was a blockage or something -- I could just tell that something was not flowing correctly.
I called trusty Dr. Ben. He told me to come right over. Immediately diagnosed the problem. Immediately got to work. Told him about the ear thing. He adjusted my ear. I didn't even know that was a thing!! But, sure enough, it is and I felt immediate relief.
I feel like we know our bodies best. We know when something is 'off'. Rather than cover up with medication, again, I'd rather get to the source of the problem and fix that! I think that's what I love the most about my chiropractic experiences with Dr. Ben. He feels the same way and to me? That is refreshing.
So, I don't know why I had a preconceived notion about what chiropractic care was all about. I think the idea of getting 'cracked' freaked me out. I don't even like cracking my knuckles. But, whatever idea I had was completely false.
I believe in this stuff! I really do. I've personally had amazing experiences and highly recommend Dr. Ben.
Some neighbors pop over to borrow a cup of sugar. I casually drop by for an adjustment!!
Dohrmann Chiropractic + Acupuncture, 816.436.5520, 9576 North McGee St., KCMO 64155