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 falls, accidents, stress, tensions, and overexertion while limiting or completely eliminating the use of medicine, surgery and hospital stays. If you are experiencing pain, stiffness, spasm, decreased range of motion, numbness, headache, tingling or any combination of these symptoms then it is probable that you 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. It changed my life. I was driving home from a night out with friends, when I was stuck by a drunk driver. He was driving 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 approaching. The car didn't stop and I hardly had time to react. The impact was explosive. I passed out. I woke up with the paramedics 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 told them that my back was in alot of pain. They had me move my legs and toes. I could move them, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room they 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 surgery to correct some of the issues it was either that or medication while it healed.
The thought of surgery made me remember 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 take it anymore. I thought sugery would 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.
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 get some dinner, I let him know that my back wouldn't allow it. He was disappointed, but then what he told me was the first glimps of hope I had heard in a while. 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 the 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. since 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 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 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 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 pills are a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!