Jean's Story - A Neck Pain Journey
When I came in, I had a intake interview with Matt and it was very difficult with me. I was in tears a lot of the time because I was in so much pain with my neck. And I was to the point that I didn't think that anything was ever going to be able to help me. And so, I was doubtful, but I thought, you know, what, if I don't give this a try, I'm not going to know. And so I put my trust in Matt and, was skeptical at first I was afraid. I didn't want to increase my pain level. But also I was afraid that if I didn't try that I wasn't going to get any better. So I started in the program and we went very slow, which I totally appreciated because that builds my trust up in the program.
And with Matt, who was very careful, to check in with me, throughout the course of, each time that I came in here and we did baby steps. I couldn't believe how simple things against the wall, the angel, which was my hardest, how much that affected me and not having to use any kind of special equipment. I was flabbergasted and I would go home. I would tell my husband, I can't believe this we're doing this. And you know, it's working the muscles that haven't been working or have been working in properly at, but a month in, I thought, you know what? I am healing better. My neck is feeling better. I'm almost forgetting I have pain in my neck would just the first time since like, I don't think like 2006 over the last two years, I've not been able to go to the movies and the movies for me have always been kind of my stick.
And I haven't been able to go with my friends or anybody because I had too much pain in my neck. I would have to be in a certain seat at a certain angle. I couldn't look up, look down for too long. And if I did go to the movie, I would go racing, home, crying in pain. It was pretty soon became not worth going to the movie. And, and that like broke my heart. And so after I've been going here since June, and so after about a month and a half or a little longer, I thought of Hamlet and test this out. And, uh, I went to the movie for the first time and I sat the whole movie. I had no pain. I went home. I couldn't wait to tell my husband. You're not going to believe this. I don't have any pain. And so then the next day that I was scheduled, I could hardly wait to tell Matt. Yes, what I went to the movie and I had no pain.