Our Chiropractors in use treatment involves manual therapy, including realignment of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic treatment in intended to relieve serious complications If you are experiencing stiffness, pain, spasm, decreased range of motion, numbness, headache, tingling or a combination of these symptoms then you most likely are suffering from a chiropractic problem and you need to call our office in for an appointment.
My emotions get the best of me when I think about the car accident I was in 4 years ago. It changed my life. I was driving home from a night out with friends, when I was stuck by a drunk driver. He was driving full speed and rear ended me while I was sitting at a stop sign. I remember looking through the rear view mirror as the car was getting closer. The car wasn't slowing down and I barely had time to react. The impact was terrifying. I passed out. I awoke with the EMS hovering over me. I started to panic, they calmed me down and told me there were no obvious injuries, and asked me if I felt any pain in my body. I let them know that my back was in alot of pain. They had me move my legs and toes. I could move them, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room and took an x-ray of my back, I had a hairline fracture on my tailbone and some of my discs had shifted out of place. The doctor suggested surgery to correct some of the problems it was either that or medication while it healed.
The thought of surgery had me thinking about my uncle. He had back problems and had undergone alot of back surgeries. He lived from walker to wheelchair for many years. It was a terrible thought. I had a cane to help me walk, I felt like an old man and I was only 34! It went on like this for a couple of months. I couldn't take it anymore. I thought sugery would be better than this. I signed up to get my first surgery, and the memory of my uncle kept playing in my head. I don't want to live like that.
I was frustrated to the point of tears one night after not being able to move without terrible pains shooting down my leg while I layed there. The thought of having to be like this for the rest of my life was overwhelming. A whole bottle of pain killers started to look like an option, I prayed for something else.
A friend of mine called me that I hadn't talked to in years. I mustered up enough energy to talk. He wanted to grab some dinner, I let him know that my back wouldn't allow it. He was disappointed. The next thing he told me was the first glimmer of hope I had heard in a while. He said, You're in luck Ray, My wife is a chiropractor. "She'll get you fixed up in no time." His tone made me think he didn't not understand the severity of my condition. I tried to explain that this was past any help of a chiropractor, but he wouldn't hear it. He set me up an appointment with his wife Shelly the next day. I was intrigued, I never went to chiropractors cause I always relied on medical doctors. Now Medical Doctors had failed me and I figured I"d try a different method.
I went into Shelly's office and Daniel showed up for moral support. Shelly took a few X-Rays and did some tests with me. She had me lay down, and started realigning my back. I felt a crunch in my back and it was like a miracle, a pressure that I had in my back released. I felt it all through my body. I literally had goose bumps. When she finished I got up with a grin on my face. I could feel something was different...Better. I had a long list of questions for Shelly and she answered with a grace and patience like no other. She Actually took some time to listen to all my concerns unlike Dr. Joe Schmo who wanted to get the best bang for his buck.
She saw my hope and enthusiasm, to which she told me that she would have me walking without my cane in a few weeks. I was so impressed with my first visit I cancelled my surgery.
I continued my treatment with them and I still go at least once a week. I don't use a cane anymore, and pain medicine is a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!