Out of the blue, I felt a pain in the joint area of my right arm. This happened at home one night very late, and it made no sense because I wasn’t doing anything at the moment that should have been causing pain. Each time I rotated my arm, the pain grew worse. I took some over the counter pain medication and immediately went to sleep for the night. In the coming weeks, I ended up needing to see a Redding chiropractor to access the situation and figure out the problem. Prior to getting to do that, I really suffered quite a bit.
When I woke up the next day, I didn’t think about what happened the night before until I reached up to get my coffee cup out of a kitchen cabinet. I could barely lift my arm up above chest height. I felt pain rip through the same area. I took me by surprise because I felt nothing since I woke up until that very moment. I ended up having to use my left arm to reach up to get what I needed and then close the cabinet door again. I stretched the painful arm a bit, tried to lift it and was able to do a little better. I found myself hoping it would get better throughout the day and was just stuff from the night before.
Over the following weeks, I still needed to take care of my children, work and do all the other things in life that you must do to get by. The pain issue I had been having did not disappear. I was frustrated because I had no health insurance and knew that my doctor always gives me strong pain pills without really helping. My mom is the one who told me to go to a chiropractor instead. That is what helped me, and I’m grateful that I didn’t have to deal with strong meds to fix the issue!