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 need for, 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 you most likely have a chiropractic problem 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 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 approaching. The car didn't stop and I barely 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 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 move my toes. I could wiggle them, thank God.
I was taken to the emergency room they took an x-ray of my back, I had a hairline fracture 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 medication while it healed.
The thought of surgery made me remember my uncle. He had back problems 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 man 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 terrible pain shooting down my leg while I layed there. The thought of having to live like this anymore was overwhelming. A whole bottle of pain killers was looking like an option, I prayed for anything better.
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 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 explain that this was beyond any 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 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 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 all through 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 long 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 pain killers are a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!