Our Chiropractors in use treatment involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic treatment in intended to solve spine, other joint problems and pain that results from falls, accidents, stress, tensions, and overexertion while minimizing or completely eliminating the use of medicine, surgery and hospital stays. If you are experiencing spasm, pain, stiffness, decreased numbness, headache, range of motion, tingling or any 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. she 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 approaching. The car wasn't slowing down and I hardly had time to react. The crash was terrifying. I blacked out. I woke up with the paramedics hovering over me. I started to panic, they calmed me down and told me there were no external injuries, and asked me if I had any pain in my body. I let them know that my back was in alot of pain. They had me move my legs and move my toes. I could wiggle them, thank God.
I was taken 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 pain killers while it healed.
The thought of surgery had me thinking about my uncle. He had a bad back and had undergone many back surgeries. He lived from walker to wheelchair for many years. It was a painful thought. I had a cane to help me around, I felt like an old person and I was only 34! It went on like this for a couple of months. I couldn't take it anymore. I figured surgery had to be better than this. I signed up to get my first surgery, and the thought 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 anymore was overwhelming. A whole bottle of pain killers was looking like an option, I prayed for anything else.
My friend called me that I hadn't talked to in years. I mustered up enough energy to talk. Daniel wanted to grab some dinner, I let him know that my back I was hurting too much. He was disappointed. The next thing he told me was the first glimps 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 how bad my contidion was. I tried to tell him that this was beyond 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. since Medical Doctors had failed me and I figured I"d try another method.
I walked into Shelly's office and Daniel showed up for moral support. Shelly took a few X-Rays and did some diagnostics 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 weight on my back had. I felt it throughout my body. I literally had goose bumps. When she was done I got up with a grin on my face. I could tell 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 just 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 walk with a cane anymore, and pain killers are a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!