I went to a chiropractor for the first time today. I get chronic headaches and thought it might be a better alternative to all the ibuprofen I’m popping. I’ve been a chiropractic skeptic for a long time, but I really liked it. After the initial assessment, she put a hot towel-thing on my neck for about 5 minutes. Then she had me lie on my back, turned my head, and quickly twisted my neck. A series of sharp cracks came out from the base of my skull. I gasped because it sounded scarily like my neck was being broken, but holy crapspackle! It feels so good now. My neck parts are looser and my head feels lighter.
I came home and read that there’s a risk of stroke from neck adjustments. I didn’t know I was going to get one before I went in there. Nothing bad happened, but I’m not sure if I should go back. Any thoughts?