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Posted By : JYD - 7/30/2016 4:53 PM
Hey folks,

I'm 39, healthy, very active, workout 5 days per week, bloods/labs look wonderful. First let me say, I rarely EVER (never) get headaches. Also, I'm not a chiro nut or crack addict, but I have a sports injury and I have one chiro I see occasionally when it flares up in my shoulder.

I went to see a new chiro that is a personal friend/acquaintance that works closer to me at work for deep tissue work on a shoulder injury. Short story of it, he adjusted my neck with no warning and torqued it hard. I immediately had a headache in the forehead and back of my head for 12 hours. It was not excruciating, but it was hard to concentrate, foggy headed, and harder to work that day. Woke up the next day and could still feel it hovering. Called that chiro's office and they told me to come in. I came in, and he wasn't even there! He's fired!

So I called my chiro that's closer to my house and he immediately could tell my atlas was off and he could fix it, gently. He did. I immediately felt somewhat better, but it's been 24 hours since the REadjustment, and I'm not 100% yet. Still have some pressure in my forehead and back of my head.

Has this happened to anyone? Will this headache go away on it's own? Although my neck and base of neck feels better, looser, the headache is still there, albiet reduced.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Posted By : BnotAfraid - 8/1/2016 12:38 PM
This is normal aftere a chiro adjustment. You always feel worse before you feel better.
This is because your muscles and vertebrea have to be worked back into place slowly so no damage is done.

Call the doc and find out what to use to ease the pain.
Ice, heat, asprine, tylenol, etc.... depending on the diag the answer with be diff.

Feel better soon.
Peace
Trina
Moderator - Depression
Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Posted By : BnotAfraid - 8/1/2016 12:38 PM
This is normal aftere a chiro adjustment. You always feel worse before you feel better.
This is because your muscles and vertebrea have to be worked back into place slowly so no damage is done.

Call the doc and find out what to use to ease the pain.
Ice, heat, asprine, tylenol, etc.... depending on the diag the answer with be diff.

Feel better soon.
Peace
Trina
Moderator - Depression
Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Posted By : JYD - 8/1/2016 1:05 PM
Thank you, Trina. It's been 5 days since the initial adjustment that caused the issue and 3 since the readjustment to "fix it".

I'm not in any major pain, but I have a constant, dull, headache. I've had my neck adjusted before, much more lightly, and never experienced a 5-day headache. I'm just hoping I get an idea of how long this will last, because I'm getting tempted to get an X-Ray or CT Scan to see if there's more permanent damage.

Cheers and thanks, again!

Posted By : JYD - 8/9/2016 11:39 AM
Just an update: So I went to the Chiro that did the adjustment for X-rays. Said they won't show, but he'd do them. He said he adjusted too hard (pulling my head up) and that it will heal. Sure enough, by the 9th day, it was healed. I did not experience the 'headband headache' effect at all again, UNTIL TODAY. It's pretty prominent today.

So strange that it came back out of no where after being healed 100% for 4 days. I called my other Chiro--the one that did not cause this issue--and he said that yes, it's normal for it to go away then come back in the first few weeks.

So, I'm still dealing with it, but it appears to be getting better. Still need to ice it every hour now.

Cheers.

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