I guess being a little accident prone has lead me to seek Chiropractic care. As a teenager, I experienced my first broken tailbone. Anyone who has had this experience knows the pain involved and how long it takes to recover. Of course, back in those days, you didn't go see a doctor unless it was absolutely necessary, so my body was allowed to "heal" on its own. A few years later I was in a serious bicycle accident. Being in the military at the time, they treated my broken elbow, damaged hand, and scraped face, but no attention was paid to a possible back injury.
Many years passed and I broke my tailbone again. Since Chiropractors did not serve in the military in the 1990's, again my body was not checked for any possible spinal damage. It wasn't until I retired from the military that my body started to feel like it had been beat up. My new job required me to travel by plane about every other week. Sitting in coach is not good for the back; especially for long periods of time. I started to experience severe sciatica and was absolutely miserable. Since I worked in Hampton, I was able to find a Chiropractor close to work. After several adjustments, I started down my road to recovery. Unfortunately, I lost my contracting job and my Chiropractor moved up north.
About a year later, I suffered a nasty blow to my head. I was so concerned about the huge lump on the side of my head that I didn't even notice the pain in my neck. Three weeks later the lump was gone but I was unable to move my neck without experiencing severe pain. My boss at the time referred me to Dr. Walsh. Dr. Walsh has made a world of difference in my recovery. I'm very "picky" about my health care. I refuse to take medication of any kind (including over-the-counter) because I believe that the body is designed to heal itself. Chiropractic care helps my body through the healing process.
I was fortunate in October 2008 to join the Walsh Family Chiropractic team. I will never again go more than a couple of weeks without an adjustment. I've also learned a few other things over the past several years. I try to eat healthy, get enough exercise, keep a positive attitude, stay away from bicycles, and, if I fall, try not to land on my tailbone. But if I do, I know a great Chiropractor!
I initially experienced back pain as a teenager from a stress fracture in my spine due to years of dance classes. After a few months of physical therapy I felt I had regained the majority of my strength and range of motion; however never completely got rid of an underlying ache. Early in my twenties, after an inversion gone wrong while practicing yoga, I felt like I had jammed something in my back that I could not stretch loose, this time I had a friend recommended I try a Chiropractor. After only a few weeks of chiropractic work I felt more pain free than I had in years. I thought I was never going to be able to completely get rid of my back pain, that it was something to learn to live with, chiropractic care changed my perspective.
A few years later, after having my first child as is often the case I felt misaligned and lots of new aches. I believe chiropractic care was integral in my quick recovery. And now during my second pregnancy have found regular chiropractic care is extremely helpful with combating prenatal discomforts. I am very happy I was given the opportunity to become a part of the Walsh Family Chiropractic team in July 2019. Dr. Walsh is a great Chiropractor who creates a welcoming environment to all; he has even managed to adjust my rowdy toddler. I believe the care given here helps people live a healthier, more comfortable life.
Almost 9 years ago, I was introduced to the wonderful world of chiropractic care. My job at the time was very stressful and I started getting migraines quite frequently. I also suffered from low back pain and I know I didn’t have the best posture. My mom would always yell at me when I was younger to stand up straight, stop slouching! Always sitting at a desk now of course doesn’t help. I also thought I ate pretty healthy and exercised enough, although I definitely had a sweet tooth. The chiropractor I was introduced to back home in PA is also a wellness coach. My boyfriend & I went to one of his workshops and the rest is history! We were both on the road to better health. After just a few adjustments and learning how to eat and exercise right, my migraines and low back pain became non-existent. I have always been one of those people to try to heal and do things naturally so this has been the answer to my prayers!
Unfortunately, I stayed at my highly stressful job a few more years and ended up with some serious hormonal issues. I moved to Virginia shortly thereafter and was referred to a chiropractor in Chesapeake, continuing my care and feeling better all the time. He ended up moving to another state but referred me to Dr. Walsh and I couldn’t be happier! He has been so wonderful in helping me with my issues and getting back to / maintaining good health. In March 2017, I became fortunate to assist in the office and be part of such a knowledgeable and caring staff. I have learned so much and have really enjoyed being able to give back and help others!