The Chiroprator: Lola’s Journey

Our Lola came home from China just over a year ago. She is legally blind due to sclerocornea which causes opaque corneas. Additionally, Lola struggles with ADHD and impulse/mood control. While Lola’s blindness doesn’t hold her back, her ADHD presents issues for her in daily life. We have used many natural items that help her significantly, like Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Natural Calm and most recently L-thiamine in the form of these cute little Dinosaur Chewables.

Additionally we use sensory therapy items like trampolines, balancers, chewable jewelry, you name it. We did try medication for a time but that sent her mood swings into overdrive. Diet and the supplements listed have been the most significant thing we’ve done to help Lola.

Recently Lola began to complain of headaches. Terrible headaches, that caused her to cry and scream out in pain. She doesn’t sleep well and her bathroom trips are not regular. I was really starting to worry. There had to be something else we could try.

The Chiropractor.

People have their own opinions about Chiropractors. I have personally utilized chiropractic care on many occasions. During pregnancy for sciatica, after pregnancy when everything was out of alignment and for the time when I bent down to pick up a kiddo and got stuck that way. Each time I’ve been cared for well in an education-driven environment. So yes, I love the chiropractor. But honestly I had not considered how it might help with other ailments, or how not being aligned could cause a mass of symptoms throughout your body.

I want so badly to launch into everything I’ve learned about chiropractic care and ADHD but I’m saving that for part 2 of the journey. I know there may be readers out there who are struggling with the same issues and I want to walk you through this whole thing. I plan to share our weekly visits and update on Lola’s progress while sharing every single thing I learn along the way. As a starting place I will share that at this point Lola has had her first set of x-rays (I included them below, because it’s fascinating) and had one adjustment. I’ll also tell you that with one adjustment she made a trip to the bathroom. Even more impressive, Dr. Ben said that would happen. Congrats Dr. Ben, you called it. For the first little bit we will be hanging out at Living Well Chiropractic 3 days per week.


By the way, Lola calls the adjustment “popcorn back.”

I’ll continue to share and update and educate about our chiropractic journey once a week. I hope you’re riveted…because I am.


About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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  • Ok, I want to know more!!! Especially about the chiropractor! I have been super interested in going to see one (major back and headache issues, alignment, etc) but have mainly heard negative things about chiropractors. Like, once you go see one, you’ll ALWAYS have to keep going back. Can’t wait to hear more about Lola’s experience!

  • Lola is a very lucky little girl to have parents as wonderful as you and Calvin!!! Bless her little heart, I am sure she will continue to get results, as I know her parents will not give up. love you!!!

  • I have been going to the chiropractor for about the last 3 months 3 days a week, and I am amazed at what they have helped me with!! I am an RN, so fall more to the “traditional medicine” kinds of ways, but recently have started using essential oils and the chiropractic care and am excited to find a more holistic approach to patient care!!

  • I love the post! My family has also gotten great results from the chiropractor. I am amazed at all the are able to do. On several occasions I have had flare-ups of acid reflux. I did not connect the two symptoms but I also was very sore in my upper back. I went to the chiropractor to get adjusted and told him about my acid reflux. He advised me that the nerves going to your digestive system leave your spine in the upper back between your shoulder blades. When these nerves get irritated due to misalignment, it affects the function of your digestive system. The short of the story is he adjusted my back and my acid reflux symptoms were gone almost immediately. We love the chiropractor. Our entire family has benefited and one time or another from chiropractic care.

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