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 solve spine, other joint problems and pain that results from stress, tensions, falls, accidents, and overexertion while limiting or completely eliminating the need for, surgery and hospital stays. If you are experiencing spasm, pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, numbness, headache, tingling or a combination of these symptoms then you most likely are suffering from a chiropractic issue 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. I was driving home from a night out with friends, when I was stuck by a drunk driver. It changed my life. He came full speed and hit me from behind while I was sitting at a stop sign. I remember looking through the rear view mirror as the car was getting closer. The car wasn't slowing down and I barely had time to react. The crash 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 obvious 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 wiggle 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 surgery 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 scary thought. I had a cane to help me around, I felt like an old man 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 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 horrible 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 started to look like an option, I prayed for something else.
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 wouldn't allow it. He was disappointed. The next thing 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 explain that this was past the help of a chiropractor, but he wouldn't listen. 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 They 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 heard a crunch in my back and it was like a miracle, a pressure that I had in my back released. I felt it all through 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 which 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 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 medicine is a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!