Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Chiropractor

Nevaeh has been only turning her head to the left. She would scream and cry if she was made to turn it the other way. We had been doing neck stretches and massages trying to help her. Her Dr. suggested we try the chiropractor. WHAT! I was sooo nervous about that idea. It took me weeks to decide if i would even talk to the chiropractor. We decided to go see Dr. Jolley at Wasatch Spine and Disc in Layton. Ok so WOW is my word for him. She now is turning her head on her own and did not have to have all the pain to do it. She has only seen him 3 times. I am so impressed and now the only thing i wish i did differently was ...i wish i had gone sooner. We had done daily stretches many times a day for weeks. So many tears we did not have to go thru. Well live and Learn.


aj said...

I just happened to check your blog today from a link on my neice's blog (also a heart baby) and saw that your daugther was having this neck trouble.

If for some reason she goes back to having problems, after six months of therapy, Primary Children's physical rehab clinic took care of my daughter's same problem (torticollis) by putting a few simple shots of Botox (yes, you read that right) into her neck. She was asleep for it, but only for about 5 minutes.

I couldn't believe how quickly it solved the problem after so many months of therapy!!

:) I just thought I'd tell you that in case your daughter back-tracks for some reason!

Nevaeh said...

aj- thanks for the info. I will look into that if this does not end up working long term.

Colleen said...

I am so glad Nevaeh's appointments have gone well! My nephew had this same problem and I believe they took him to a chiropractor as well. It seems like maybe his neck was squished funny in the womb and he never got over it??!!! But he is fine now.

Evie's Story said...

So glad the princess is feeling a bit better! I had to do therapy on my firstborn for neck problems and I relate to the agony and tears for both him AND me!

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