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Sometime last October, around the time I was racing from Chicago to Pittsburgh to St. Louis back to Chicago, I did something to my neck. Maybe opening a car door the wrong way, picking up a piece of luggage that was too heavy, I’m not even sure.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but a few weeks later, around the time the Cubs were quietly leaving the postseason at the hands of the Mets, I began to have pain in my right arm. I had no idea where this came from, but it made it difficult at times to write stories for this site, and the pain was bad enough that it began waking me up at night.
I got misdiagnosed by one doctor; another gave me a prescription that made the pain go away for a while, but in January it came back and at times was excruciating.
A number of years ago I had seen a chiropractor in Chicago, who did good work on me and I was sorry when she moved to California (check out something interesting about her here). So I thought I’d try that again, and fired up the Google machine to find one in Scottsdale.
By random chance I happened to find a chiropractor who treats major-league baseball players as part of her practice. (There’s lots of signed memorabilia in her office, too.)
I saw Dr. Alicia Myers several times just before spring training games began, and through a combination of massage and chiropractic adjustment, the pain in my arm is gone. Turns out I had a pinched nerve in my neck that was radiating pain down my right arm. If you’ve had one of those, you know how extremely painful they can be. I’m really lucky to have found someone who’s really good at what she does.