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Apr 14, 2006, 21:33


February 2006

I have spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column that causes lower back pain along with some arthritis.  I also have spondylolisthesis recently diagnosed early in 2005.  This is the term for a slipped vertebrae compressing on a nerve.  This added to my lower back pain, including right leg and foot pain.  I have been dealing with the discomfort through pain management, epidural steroid injections, orthotics, massages, ibuprofen and chiropractic treatments.  This was all done in my hometown.  After moving to Smithville [name of town changed] two years ago these treatments ceased and the pain worsened. 

I then saw a neurosurgeon in Smithville. The surgeon said I needed a lumbar spinal fusion which would be done in a seven hour procedure.  Recovery would take 6 months, sometimes as much as 18 months before fusion is complete.  She told me I did not have much of a choice.  Was she wrong!  I sought a second opinion and was told I did not need an invasive surgery as she suggested.

I met Dr. A at the Womenís Expo in the fall of 2005.  I told him my tale of woe.  He did a computerized spinal exam, which showed my right side from neck to lower back was unbalanced.  He was very encouraging and seemed to know exactly what was giving me back pain.  I have been receiving treatments from him ever since until January 2006.  I am now on monthly maintenance treatments which I feel is very important to maintain my road to recovery.

I can now sleep through the night.  Being fairly active senior citizen.  I can resume most of the activities I enjoy doing, which improves my mental attitude. I am looking forward to summer gardening, playing with my grandchildren, golfing, hiking and more, all with less pain than before.

Thank you Dr. A for helping to improve my lifestyle and to enjoy life to the fullest.  Yoga, meditation, healthy eating and a positive mental attitude professed by you has influenced my life.  Your friendly and professional staff, A & K are a plus to your practice.  I am always greeted with a smile and genuine concern for my well being. Chiropractic is the way to go!
J. M.

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