Our Chiropractors in work to realign the skeletal system of the physical body through careful manipulation of the spine when one or more vertebra is out of place. Chiropractic treatment in intended to solve spine, other joint problems and pain that results from accidents, falls, 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, 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. It changed my life. I was driving home from a night out with friends, when I was stuck by a drunk driver. she 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 blacked out. I awoke with the paramedics hovering over me. I started to panic, they calmed me down and told me there were no obvious wounds, 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. No paralysis, thank God.
They took me to the emergency room and took x-rays 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 medicine while it healed.
The thought of surgery made me remember my uncle. He had back problems and had undergone alot of 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 person and I was only 34! It went on like this for two months. I couldn't stand it anymore. I figured surgery had to be easier than this. I signed up to get my first surgery, and the thought of my uncle kept playing in my head. I don't want to live like that.
I was upset 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 anymore 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 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 glimmer 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 an appointment with his wife Shelly the next day. I was intrigued, I never went to chiropractors cause I always relied on medical doctors. since 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 heard a crunch 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 finished 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 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 medication is a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!