I recently suffered a neck injury that was a combination of old trauma (two major neck injuries during puberty that almost paralyzed me) and over stretching caused by an ultra-sound e-stim machine at my Chiropractors office. ✨ Tuesday; my neck had been stiff and tight for a few days and since it's a sensitive area for me I decided to take extra good care of myself and see my Chiro for an adjustment, which went really well and felt perfect. He used an e-stim machine before I left to help relax any residual spasmed muscles. ✨All was fine until I woke up on Wednesday in excruciating 10/10 pain, could not move my neck and my entire left side locked up in a vice grip from hell. Yikes. My first picture shows the way I treated myself for those first 2.5 days. I did EVERYTHING humanly possible to shift this on my own including visiting a nearby Acupuncturist. I used #resinallk and other herbal trauma formulas (ones that helped me to work with a broken foot a few months back with little to no residual pain). These formulas are STRONG folks and have never let me down, until this week. My stress level was astronomical. I couldn't sleep or rest comfortably because the pain was too intense. I was scared because even with all the holistic intervention my neck was getting worse each day, not better. ✨On the third day I finally went to my GP. He prescribed lots of drugs....and I took them all! Taking the medication reduced my pain from a 10/10 to a 7/10 in just a few hours, then to a 4-3/10 with 8-6/10 flare-ups over the next 2 days. They helped my body turn a corner and actually start to heal. The medication helped me to sleep which is vital to my recovery and put my mind in a safer space, so even when I could still feel the pain my nervous system wasn't in such a state of shock anymore. I continued my holistic treatments which finally started working and speeding recovery. Looking back I should have gone to the hospital right away. I should have been able to notice the difference between a situation which could be treated with holistic intervention vs. one that needed Western medicine. Integrative medicine is the key here.