Before QEST, it was kind of miserable. By the time I was 8, I’d been in 6 car accidents (yes, that's unusual) and as far back as I can remember, I had these pains: Lots of neck pain, upper back pain, bad headaches, and pressure on the top of my head. Except for general check-ups, my parents had stopped taking me to doctors because nothing helped.
After my first QEST visit, my neck didn’t hurt as much and I could tip my head back. I could breathe deeper. After a lot more QEST visits, my neck and back don’t hurt! And I don’t have headaches.
Before, I always got carsick. With every single bump I’d feel like I was going to throw up or explode. If I was in a car for an hour, I’d usually throw up. I had to carry a bag with me in the car. Now I don’t get carsick and I don’t feel embarrassed. Last summer, I went on a very long car trip with my family with no problems. I even read in the car without getting sick!
For years, I had trouble going to sleep. Sometimes the headaches would come on in the night and wake me up. Now I never get awakened in the night with pain—unless I fall off the bed! I used to sometimes feel dizzy and feel like I was falling backward. Not now. No more dizziness.
Most days, my stomach hurt a lot. Sometimes before eating lunch at school I’d feel like I might throw up. My stomach doesn’t hurt anymore unless I eat or drink something bad.
I couldn’t do a lot of things my friends could do. Now, I can do a cartwheel without getting a stabbing pain in my back. My back feels better so I can touch my foot to my head. I can do so many more things than before and I don’t feel as tired.
In general, I feel good and more confident because I’m not in pain. I haven’t felt this good for almost my entire life.