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 pain, stiffness, spasm, decreased range of motion, headache, numbness, tingling or any combination of these symptoms then you most likely have a chiropractic issue 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. 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 red light. 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 impact 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 wounds, and asked me if I felt any pain in my body. I told them that my back was in serious pain. They had me move my legs and wiggle my toes. I could wiggle them, thank God.
I was taken to the emergency room they 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 a dangerous sergical procedure to correct some of the issues it was either that or pills 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 scary 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 stand it any longer. I figured surgery had to be better 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 be like that.
I was frustrated to the point of tears one night after not being able to move without horrible pain shooting down my leg while I layed there. The thought of having to be like this for the rest of my life was overwhelming. A whole bottle of pain killers started to look 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. Daniel wanted to get 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 fixed up in no time." His tone made me think he didn't not understand the severity of my condition. I tried to tell him 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 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 some 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 finished I got 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 like before 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 walk with a cane anymore, and pain killers are a thing of the past. Somebody up there heard me.
Don't Give up hope!