Everyone Needs A Looocy

March 25, 2010 at 9:51 am 12 comments

Consider this my PSA:

I’ve suffered from headaches for most of my life. I get the awful I-just-want-to-die migraines and the nagging will-this-little-thing-just-go-away headaches. I would say that I’ve had a headache of some degree for 80% of my life. Not anymore, my friends.

I have a friend from high school that is about to graduate from chiropractic school. Her name is Lucy. Lucy > Drugs. Not kidding. I’ve seen chiropractors all my life but none of them have fixed my problem. I’ll go and feel better for a day but then it’s back to awful back pain and headaches. I’ve mentioned this before once or twice, and I’ve had more extensive conversations with a few of you who suffer from the same issues. My advice? Don’t just find yourself a chiropractor, find yourself a Lucy!

And if you’re really lucky, find yourself a Lucy from England so you can call her “Looocy.”

She uses this technique called ART (active release technique) to work out the muscles where the issue stems from. That’s the key, y’all! Fix the problem, not the symptom. Makes sense, right?

I see her once or twice a week and she works on my neck, shoulders, butt, and arm. Neck and shoulders are for headaches, butt is for pregnancy pains that shoot into that muscle in my butt, and my arm is for carpal tunnel. She talks me through everything she does so that it makes sense, so that I understand what she’s doing and why it works. She doesn’t just lay me down, pop pop pop, adios! She works on me and digs her indestructible thumb into my muscles. It hurts and I groan and sweat, but it is SOO worth it.

I’m at the point now where I get maybe one headache a week. I’ve only had 2 migraines in the past 4 months. This is huge. I have a herniated disc and have always feared pregnancy for this reason. She’s keeping the pain and discomfort manageable. She’s taken me from “I seriously can’t click my mouse one more time without screaming!” to “Oh it’s 4:00 and I think I feel my first tingle of the day.”

I’ve turned my mom and sister into believers. I’ve turned my coworker into a believer, who has also turned her daughter into a believer. Stephen is a believer. I’m here to make you into a believer. Not because I’m trying to boost her business, she doesn’t need me to do that. But because I CARE ABOUT YOU DARNIT!

Chiropractors don’t just do backs. Well, some may. Avoid those, trust me. If you are having any issue… back, wrist, ankle, knee, neck, jaw, finger, etc. etc. etc… then google (or better yet, Swagbucks!) ART and find someone around you that does this treatment. There is really no reason not to. Insurance will cover your trips to the chiropractor (currently… but it’s not looking good once this bill takes effect… and that’s about as political as I’m ever going to get on R&R) so you’ll have little out-of-pocket costs. I know it sounds like I’m trying to sell you something. I’m not. I’m just here to tell you how much better I feel and how wonderful it is to not have to live my life with a headache, ice on my back, and throbbing wrist everyday.

If you have questions let me know. If you live by me and want to get set up with my Lucy, I can get you in contact with her. But regardless, I don’t think anyone out there is so healthy that they couldn’t benefit from this. Everyone needs a Looocy!

And this concludes the one and only PSA I’ve ever had on this blog.

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  • 1. osarah  |  March 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I’m so glad that trips to the chiropractor/Lucy are continuing ot help. Yay! I got worried after hearing that you had a migraine even after treatment, but hearing that you have only had 2 in 4 months sounds so awesome. I know how bad those are for you.

  • 2. Stacie  |  March 25, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I have a friend who worked for a chiropractor. We were sitting down for some lunch one day, I complained about a headache, she shoved her thumb into my neck, I screamed, then I continued eating headache-free. It was awesome. I have been meaning to schedule an appointment for my constant nagging headaches; this post might just be the shove I needed to actually do it. Thanks!

  • 3. Tabaitha Kaye  |  March 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love our Chiropractor. She is a “Lucy” and people really should be aware of all the benefits of what a Chiropractor can do for you. For instance, did you know that it helps your allergies? It didn’t matter what allergy season just ended, a new one would start and I would be sick again. Ever since I started going to Wendy, my allergies are almost none existent.

  • 4. Debbie  |  March 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Wow! She sounds awesome and I’m so glad it’s been so helpful for you! I really should look into one. I, like you, have had headaches for as long as I remember. Scratch that, mind-numbing migraines where I’m laying inside the house with the lights off and my sunglasses on. Ugh! Time to find someone up near me! Thanks for the wonderfully helpful PSA! I hadn’t ever really considered going to one before now…

  • 5. Jessica  |  March 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    This is kind of related, but my campus minister said his wife stopped getting headaches when she was pregnant with their daughter, but had terrible ones with their son.

  • 6. mom (nana)  |  March 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    YEA for Looocy! I am glad she is helping you.

  • 7. Rachel  |  March 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I NEVER believed in chiropractic medicine. However, I’ve been going to one regularly for 3 years now and it is amazing. I haven’t had the miracle results you have… apparently I need a Lucy instead of the dr. I have… but he’s great too.

  • 8. That Pink Girl  |  March 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    ART is the BEST! I’ve been seeing a chiro for my hip issues and ART got me through all 26.2 miles of my marathon when before I couldn’t even run 3 without pain!
    Glad it is helping with your headaches too!

  • 9. John  |  March 26, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I hope that after the healthcare bill goes into effect you will still be able to get your treatments covered! I did a quick search and this came up. It seems like the American Chiropractic Association is happy about this bill so hopefully that will translate into good things for you and your doctor. 🙂


  • 10. Southern Gal  |  March 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

    I’ve never had to go to a chiropractor, but my mom, dad, and sister’s family make pretty regular visits. They are like you and love the results they get.

    So glad it’s helping you so much. Can’t imagine having headaches (and horrible ones, at that) so frequently.

    I blogged about you yesterday. And I came clean on all my giveaway wins. Go read.

  • 11. Aunt Bonnie  |  March 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Forgot to comment yesterday since I emailed you. I couldn’t agree more with your comments. My John is just like your Lucy. Add acupuncture to that and you’ve really got a combination.

  • 12. Jill  |  March 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I’m glad it is working for you! I’m scared to go to the chiro, but I’ve never heard of ART. I might be willing to go if I could find someone who did this type of therapy.

    It’s funny you mentioned the healthcare bill bc my last blog was titled, “This post is not about Obamacare”

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