I love working on all extremities including shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. I have had tremendous success with helping folks with all kinds of problems in these areas and love doing it. For example, one of my patient’s, CC had knee pain for more than 30 years. She thought that was the way it was going to be for her. She had been to many other medical doctors and chiropractors, all who helped her in some way, but never with her knee pain. After coming to my office for some time, she told me didn’t have any more knee pain – at all. She couldn’t believe it. I had completely resolved her knee pain – something she had “learned to live with”.
Another patient, Alice said she had plantar fasciitis for more than two years, and she had been to her medical doctor who prescribed physical therapy for it. She said that did nothing for her, but within a short period of time in my office her plantar fasciitis completely resolved. She couldn’t believe it since she was told that she would have to “learn to live with it”.
Another patient I helped was named Ed and he was a cook who had debilitating pain in his right elbow every day for more than three years. He said he went to physical therapy and two different medical orthopedists who couldn’t help him. He told me he wasn’t sure what he was going to do because he was afraid of losing his job and had a wife and a young son who depended on him. When I evaluated him, I found that he had problems not only in his elbow, but also in his spine, and shoulder. Within a short period of time he started to have pain free days. He said he couldn’t believe it because he was told he may have to “learn to live with it”. His condition eventually resolved with the chiropractic care I provided to him.
I could tell you numerous success stories with patients related to their extremity issues, but I’ll share just one more. This was a special story about a 17-year-old who was a gymnast who had terrible pain in her right shoulder. Her mother called me desperate to get help for her young athlete since she said her daughter wasn’t getting any better even though she had been to the best medical orthopedists and physical therapists in the area. I evaluated her and discovered that she had two disc herniations in her neck that no other provider found. Apparently, at least one of the orthopedists she went to see laughed at her saying that she shouldn’t have any pain since she was only 17 years old. They told her “there is nothing that can be done” and “you have to learn to live with it”. Needless to say, within a short period of time under my care her shoulder problems resolved and she was thrilled. She told me that she thought she would have to “learn to live with it” because as she said “I’m getting older”.
Can you imagine? A 17-year-old saying she is “getting older”. This is the same kind of thing we are often told to believe by the dominant paradigm under allopathic medicine. Her medical doctors should have said that they didn’t know what to do for her. Not, “there is nothing that can be done”. Even if I am unable to help someone, I would never say “there is nothing to be done” or “you will have to learn to live with it”. I would try to find someone else or another method to help. My approach is to find the cause(s) of the problem(s) and to then help eliminate the cause(s) so that your body can heal itself. Your body is the ultimate doctor and possesses the innate wisdom to heal and repair. That is why I love chiropractic because our philosophy believes in connecting you with the power that is already within you and within the universe, and all universes. That power is awesome and beautiful and is ultimately more powerful than any one of us outside of you. In chiropractic, we know that we facilitate your body to do what it already knows how to do.