Wednesday, June 6, 2007

It Worked!

Ben went in for his first treatment appointment yesterday. Turns out the C1 vertebrae is off by 50 degrees. Which is 7mm. So it is pretty significant. The most likely cause was one of the 2 car accidents Ben was in years ago. It is a common long term injury from whiplash.

While the dr was doing the procedure, Ben's pain went away. Of course, afterwards the headache returned. But it shows that this will get rid of the daily headache! It's going to take about 2 months to train the vertebrae to stay in place & train the muscles & reduce their swelling. He has to go 3x a week for the rest of the month, then 2x a week for July & it will gradually reduce to where he goes 2x a year.

Now don't ask me to explain what they are doing, I didn't go with him so I have no idea. But I am going with him tonight so I will be able explain it later.

Finally, after almost 2 years we have the problem figured out & the treatment plan in place!

1 comment:

ellen said...