A few months ago, I herniated a disc in my cervical spine (C5/6). I was bedridden for about two weeks due to nerve compression, extreme pain, numbness in my forearm and thumb, and weakness in my entire right arm--I could hardly hold my head up or pick up heavy things and I was taking narcotic pain meds around the clock.
After getting an MRI and epidural steroid injection (at another medical facility), I had enough range of motion and decreased pain to start getting adjustments to my neck and decompression therapy. I found Chiro-Medical Express which is conveniently located next to my office. Here we are, about 8 weeks later and 9 visits in and I am 100% pain free, able to do just about everything I was doing before my herniated disc, I have no numbness in my thumb/arm, and my strength has significantly increased.
I know that going to a chiro office is not necessarily supposed to be a relaxing experience, but I look forward to every appointment, as it's my time to loosen up, listen to music, interact with great people, and get my neck stretched out!