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 stress, tensions, falls, accidents, and overexertion while minimizing or completely eliminating the use of medicine, 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 have 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. I was driving home from a night out with friends, when I was stuck by a drunk driver. It changed my life. He was driving full speed and hit me from behind while I was sitting at a stop sign. I remember looking in 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 explosive. I passed out. I woke up 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 had any pain in my body. I told them that my back was in alot of pain. They had me move my legs and move my toes. No paralysis, thank God.
I was taken to the emergency room they took an x-ray of my back, I had some hairline fractures on my tailbone and some of my discs had shifted out of place. The doctor suggested a dangerous sergical procedure to fix some of the issues 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 terrible 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 stand it any longer. 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 frustrated to the point of tears one night after not being able to move without horrible 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 was looking like an option, I prayed for something else.
My friend called me that I hadn't talked to in years. I mustered up enough energy to say hello. He wanted to get some dinner, I told him about my accident and 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 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 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 some 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 throughout my body. I literally had goose bumps. When she finished I sat 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 the 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 like before 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 pills are a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!