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 accidents, falls, stress, tensions, and overexertion while limiting or completely eliminating the need for, surgery and hospital stays. If you are experiencing stiffness, pain, spasm, decreased numbness, headache, range of motion, tingling or any combination of these symptoms then it is probable that you are suffering from a chiropractic problem 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. she was driving full speed and rear ended me while I was sitting at a stop sign. I remember looking back into 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 explosive. I blacked out. I awoke with the EMS hovering over me. I started to panic, they calmed me down and told me there were no external injuries, and asked me if I felt any pain in my body. I let them know that my back was in serious pain. They had me move my legs and move my toes. I could wiggle them, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room and took x-rays of my back, I had some hairline fractures on my tailbone and some of my discs had shifted out of place. The doctor suggested surgery to fix some of the problems it was either that or pain killers while it healed.
The thought of surgery made me remember 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 person and I was only 34! It went on like this for two months. I couldn't stand 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 live like that.
I was upset to the point of tears one night after not being able to move without terrible pain 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 started to look like an option, I prayed for something better.
A friend of mine called me that I hadn't talked to in years. I mustered up enough energy to say hello. He wanted to grab some dinner, I let him know that my back I was hurting too much. He was disappointed, but then what he told me was the first glimps 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 better 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 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 another 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 heard a pop in my back and it was like a miracle, a pressure that I had in my back released. I felt it throughout 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 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 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 use a cane anymore, and pain killers are a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!