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 Chiropractor treatment is intended to relieve serious complications and pain that results from falls, accidents, stress, tensions, and overexertion while minimizing or completely eliminating the use of drugs, surgery and hospital stays. If you are experiencing spasm, pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, headache, numbness, tingling or a combination of these symptoms then it is probable that you are suffering from a chiropractic issue and you need to call our office in for an appointment.
I get upset 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 came full speed and hit me from behind while I was sitting at a red light. I remember looking through the rear view mirror as the car was getting closer. The car wasn't slowing down and I hardly had time to react. The impact was terrifying. I passed out. I woke up with the paramedics hovering over me. I started to panic, they calmed me down and told me there were no obvious injuries, and asked me if I had any pain in my body. I told them that my back was in serious pain. They had me move my legs and wiggle my toes. I could wiggle them, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room they took x-rays of my back, I had a hairline fracture on my tailbone and some of my discs had shifted out of place. The doctor suggested a dangerous sergical procedure to correct some of the problems it was either that or pills while it healed.
The thought of surgery made me remember 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 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 two months. I couldn't take it anymore. I figured surgery had to be easier 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 be like that.
I was frustrated to the point of tears one night after not being able to move without unbearable pain shooting down my leg while I layed there. The thought of having to live like this for the rest of my life was overwhelming. A whole bottle of pain killers was looking like an option, I prayed for anything 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, but then what he told me was the first glimmer of hope I had heard in a long time. 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 tell him that this was past any help of a chiropractor, but he wouldn't listen. He set me up to meet 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 diagnostics with me. She had me lay down, and started realigning my back. I felt a pop 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 sat up with a grin on my face. I could tell something was different...Better. I had a huge 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 happy 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!