Our daughter needed to see a chiropractor in San Diego due to an injury she received at school. She’s quite the athlete and is big into track and field, a fun sport but one that often results in various injuries including pulled muscles and even ligament tears. She was running hurdles when she misjudged the distance and tumbled over the top. She went down hard and I could tell she hurt herself badly. The coach thought she would be ok with some ice packs, but that isn’t how I saw it. I could tell from her face that she was really hurting.
My wife insisted we take her to the emergency room, and we did, but they didn’t do much other than examine her knee and take some x-rays. Nothing was broken and they said it was probably just a severe muscle pull and that she would heal nicely as long as took it easy on the knee. We went home and the next morning her pain level went up considerably. I went to a chiropractor a couple of months ago for a bad back and suggested we take her to the same clinic for an examination.
We called to make an appointment and once they heard about what happened they insisted she come in immediately, which we greatly appreciated. It turns out, according to the chiropractor she saw, that the muscle was indeed sprained severely and that she needed some stretching and pulling to make sure there wasn’t any permanent damage. It took about four visits and the pain is gone. She isn’t even looking back, but moving forward and now she’s jumping those hurdles as easily as she did before the injury. Our experience reveals that chiropractors can help a situation and that the medical doctors aren’t always right.