Our Patients Speak
I was involved in a car accident on July 15, 2011. I was hurting after the accident, but I didn’t see a doctor until the beginning of September; I had to do something, my headaches and back pain were becoming unbearable. I started care with one of the larger rehabilitation offices in town and went to them for 6 weeks. In all that time, they focused on therapies. Lots of therapies. I only had 2 chiropractic adjustments during those 6 weeks.
At first I saw some improvement, especially with my sinuses, but then I started to get worse, and soon I was in constant pain daily. My headaches were terrible! On a scale of 1 to 10 (1= no pain and 10=excruciating pain), the headaches were at 10++++! My back pain was unrelenting; it felt like I was being poked with pins and needles. The pain was so bad that while sleeping at night I’d wake up every hour from pain. Needless to say, I wasn’t getting any kind of restful sleep. It seemed sitting in only one position offered any kind of relief. My body was literally tensed up all the time and not able to relax because of pain. When I went for my appointments, all they did was have me do some rehab exercises, massages, and muscle stim. When I’d tell them that the exercises were painful to do, it seemed they didn’t listen or care. I’d cry all the time because I was in so much pain.
I was really getting scared. I was wondering if this was what my life was going to be like – living in severe pain every single day for the rest of my life. I found myself getting pretty depressed about what my future was going to be like.
My friend, who had been in the car accident with me, had started seeing Dr. David Pearson at the same time I started seeing my doctor. She had been trying to get me to switch to Dr. Pearson because had been getting results on a regular basis and was getting out of pain and feeling much better. So, I made an appointment to see him and began care.
That was just 5 days ago! And here’s what’s happened since starting care with Dr. Dave (by the way, I’ve been adjusted every day):
· I am now sleeping better. Instead of waking up every hour from pain, I actually go to bed at 10:30pm and can sleep until 6am! That’s 7 ½ hours of sleep each night!
· My headaches are now at a 1 (not a 10+++)!
· I am able to move around a lot easier.
· The pins & needles sensation in my back is gone.
I am very happy and amazed! What a difference chiropractic adjustments make! I cannot believe at how quickly I have gotten results.