By now Spring Break is just about over for everyone. A few of my patients went away on vacation and had to miss coming in for a week or two. For someone who has been taking care of themselves for a while, a short break in their treatment is usually not an issue, but these patients had just started care within the last month or two so I was a bit concerned. As you can see, though, with a little foresight, a few responsible accommodations to their conditions, and some timely chiropractic treatments, their trips were pain-free, Spring Break success stories.
One woman from Dumont had been suffering with back pain that radiated all the way down her leg. She was doing well but was planning on traveling down south with her husband and family. The plan included a lot of walking and sightseeing. When she started with me, putting any weight on her leg cause terrible pain. However, after a short period of chiropractic adjustments, she was able to go on her trip and keep up with her family.
Another man was having almost constant headaches. He usually woke up feeling okay but by the middle of the day, his headaches had caused him to take medication and he often had to leave work early to go home to Bergenfield to lay down in a dark room. He had plans to travel to a beach but being out in the sun was torture when he had a headache. Fortunately he was feeling much better by the time he left and the biggest problem he had was a bad sunburn. No headaches the entire time he was on vacation.
A third patient, a woman from Demarest was getting terrible pain in her buttock when she sat in her car for more than a half hour. Her vacation plans included visiting some friends in Pennsylvania. It was a 3-hour drive each way. She made certain to stop every hour for a quick rest but made it there and back with practically no pain.
I hope that pain didn’t ruin your spring break. But if you or someone you knows is suffering, don’t lose another day of vacation. Give us a call at The Back Care Center.
The Back Care Center is located in Dumont, NJ and we see patients from our surrounding towns including Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Englewood, Harrington Park, New Milford, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call us at 201-387-7463 to schedule an appointment today.