I was in so much pain, and I did not know what to do. I fell down my steps the other day. Thank goodness I was almost at the bottom when I tripped, because it would have been so much worse if I had fallen down more than just three steps. It still hurt a lot, and nothing I did took away the pain. I tried a heating pad, but then I read that icing it up might help too. Neither did! What finally helped me was going to a chiropractor in Orland Park IL.
It was my first time in visiting one, and I did not know what to expect. Since the majority of my pain was in my back though, it made sense to go this kind of doctor. I was able to get in the same day I called because of the pain that I was in, and I was really appreciative of that. I had to fill out a bit of paperwork, but then I was taken right back to one of the patient rooms. I had some X-rays taken to make sure that the damage from the fall was not anything that required extensive care.
The chiropractor told me before the imaging tests that he thought it was just a matter of relieving me of the pain, and time would take care of the rest. He was right, as the X-ray showed no signs of extensive damage. He did an adjustment on my back, which hurt, but in a good way if that makes sense. It helped to get my back in realignment, which is what I needed. He also ordered massage therapy for me, and i went back six more times for adjustments. I feel great now, and I am more careful when walking up and down the steps too!