Roger – Newport, AR – Small Business Owner
I came to this clinic because I had a lot of problems with my lower back. I had degenerative disc disease. I also had fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy. When I walked in the door, it was all I could do to walk through the door. On the way down, I fell asleep. Of course I had about an hour and a half drive, and it was all I could do to make it up on the table.
Before I came here, my fibromyalgia was probably a 9 on the pain scale. It also had to do with my neck problems. I could not turn my head to the left at all, and I had it very restricted to the right, and now I've got full movement. Basically any time a major storm came in, I was in the bed for two or three days. Now, a storm comes up, I very rarely even feel it coming on, and never get over the edge anymore. On a day to day basis my fibromyalgia is probably a 2.
For my neck, as far as the movement goes, it was probably a 9 on the pain scale. Pain wise, I had to block out the pain because it happened in a car wreck in 1988, so it had been a long time. And I'd just gotten adjusted to that I could never turn my head to the left at all. And then right, I could not go very far without pain, and now I can get it all the way around.
For my lower back, I was right at a 9, very lack of movement, couldn't bend over and tie my shoes. I couldn't put socks on, I had problems. In fact, the first couple of visits, they had to take my shoes and socks off for me. That is how bad it was, limited as far as movement goes. It was all I could do to struggle to get up on top of the table. It's right at about a 3 or 4, and I’m able to tie my shoes again. It's been about 15 years since I could do that. The treatments definitely helps neuropathy. I've went from having sharp needles and pins in my feet at all times, burning sensations, now I've got a cool dull pain that 's bearable. Before it was a struggle for every step, and there were a lot of days where I couldn't get out of bed and put my feet on the floor. It just hurt.
I used to get the worst headaches you ever thought about, and basically the only way I ever got rid of them was just to sleep. And now, I haven't had a headache since after the first week.
Basically when I walked in the door, I said it can't hurt, because as far as...as bad as I was, and to see the kind of results that I've gotten, is just great. And we saw results from day one on the neck. Now, it was about the sixth treatment before my back started doing any better. But you definitely can notice the results.