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 stiffness, pain, spasm, decreased range of motion, headache, numbness, tingling or any combination of these symptoms then you most likely have a chiropractic problem and you should 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 came full speed and hit me from behind 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 didn't stop and I hardly had time to react. The crash 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 external wounds, 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 toes. I wasn't Paralized, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room and 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 fix 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 back problems 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 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 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 unbearable pains 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 something better.
A friend of mine called me that I hadn't talked to in years. I mustered up enough energy to talk. Daniel wanted to grab some dinner, I told him about my accident and that my back I was hurting too much. 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 better 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 beyond the help of a chiropractor, but he wouldn't hear it. 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. since They 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 diagnostics 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 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 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 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 medication is a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!