Hello, I’ve had some vision disturbances, eye pain, double vision, and such over the yrs of dealing with my illnesses, (fm, cfids, ibs, endometriosis, adrenal fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, etc…) but it has started to come on and off more often. Last week. I woke up with blurred vision. I showered, rubbed, blinked, used eye drops and did every thing I could think of to get rid of the blurryness.. It seemed like I was looking though glass with vaseline on it. I had an appointment already scheduled with my Sports Medicine/Chiropractor for that afternoon, due to a bout of torn cartilage in my rib area that he and I had been working on trying to stabilize. I wanted to be able to drive to his office safely. By the time I needed to leave, I realized that not only was my vision still blurry, there was a lot of double vision going on too. It was a clear day outside, so I decided to go forward with the appointment. Reading the traffic lights and signs was very disturbing.. Luckily, he wasn’t too far from my home. He asked for an update since my last visit, I told him the rib cartilage is stabilizing, BUT, today, my vision is very much out of whack. More-so that the normal on and off double vision issues, now I’m very blurry. (I felt like crying.. because this seemed like a new depreciation of my abilities and was very scary to me.) Well, my D.C./Sports med doc adjusted me for my rib situation, and when he got ready to adjust my neck, he said, “Hopefully, this is where I can help you with the vision problem.” I thought to myself “sure” *Not very optimistic in the moment,* where-as I am typically very optimistic when someone is trying to offer assurance of any kind re: relief of one of my medical issue… I guess I just had “the blues” really bad over my new eye presentation. Sure enough.. he found the exact spot that needed to be decompressed.. and within’ an hour of leaving his office my vision problem had cleared up. I was amazed. That was several days ago, and my vision is still not fantastic, but the new, blurry symptom had been resolved by his expertise. I think a nerve was pinched, or fluids were not flowing freely, w.e., and he was able to correct it easily enough because, since I was going to see him anyway that day, the problem didn’t have a lot of time to exacerbate. I’m not saying it won’t return, just that a neck adjustment helped me in this particular occurance, and I was very grateful.
I am severely hyper mobile (9/9 Bieghton), and very “loosey-goosey” as Dr. Dianna says, so from what little bit I’ve read, Chiropractic care can be a “grey area” (in a probable but not dxed EDS patient,) while it gives symptomatic relieve and better circulation in the moment, over the long term, the jury is probably still out on whether it does more harm than good, and in regards to what parts are more or less vulnerable. It would be nice if DR. DIANNA, or anyone else knowledgeable, could weigh in on this for us. (<< PAGING DR. DIANA, PAGING DR. DIANA.) I just wanted to share my recent experience with you in case iT can be helpful in some way. Regards, Kim. P.S. My D.C./Sports med doc is in Bedford, TX if anyone needs to see him. He is wonderful. I've seen chiropractors on and off for much of my life,(since a car wreck at age 15,) and he is by far at the top of the heap. He has a "first do no harm mentality" but is not afraid to think outside the box to help the indiviualized patient. His name is Dr. Richard Chatfield,D.C., Bedford TX.