Multiple Sclerosis and Headaches
I was diagnosed with MS in November 2003. I have suffered from frequent headaches also. Since starting chiropractic care with Dr. Smith, my headaches have decreased significantly and my physical symptoms of MS have lessened. It has also been a lot of fun as a patient in his practice. It is not at all uncommon for me to walk into the office after having a bad day at work or otherwise, yet always leave the office feeling happy and much better than when I walked in.
Before seeking chiropractic care, I was having a bad headache every single day, with an average of 3-4 migraines per month. I can remember as far back as when I was three years old, lying on a couch, crying because I was in excruciating pain. I was also experiencing lower back pain, tingling and weakness to my right hand, and stiffness and pain in my neck which I attributed to the work I do. I have been in the medical field now for twenty years and have been through the most thorough and extensive of physical and diagnostic exams possible. I have taken all the different remedies for migraines that were recommended. None of them worked for very long. Since being adjusted, I have been keeping a log of my headaches and found that mostly, aside from notes about how great I feel, there are no notes on when and how my headaches are because I haven’t even had pressure in my head since my very first treatment.
Numbness, Tingling, and Dizziness
At twenty four years old, I started suffering from strange episodes. All of a sudden out of the blue my entire arm would go numb from my fingertips to the top of my arm, I would get extremely dizzy, my heart would start racing and my ears would start ringing. I went from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist. Each would give me a different diagnosis and would try to prescribe me some drug, but not one of them knew or seemed to care what was causing my problems. It was not until Dr Patrick took x-rays of my spine and more specifically my neck that I discovered what was the root of all my problems. My neck had severe degeneration especially in the area of the spine which controls my arms and hands. Since I have started corrective chiropractic care, all of these symptoms are gone, but the best thing is that I know now that my body is healthier. I know that as long as I continue my care I will be healthy and well for life.
Acid Reflux and Fatigue
I came into Dr Smith’s office because I had been an athlete my entire life and I realized that the older I got the worse my health was. I was in my thirties overweight, tired all the time and suffering from acid reflux. Since I have been going to see Dr Smith, I have increased energy and vitality. I am now taking care of body for the future and I know that if I continue to remove subluxations I will be full of energy and life!
Chiropractic and Pregnancy
I was under Dr Smith’s care throughout my whole pregnancy with my second child. My pregnancy was not difficult because I was adjusted regularly. In fact, my daughter was in a breech position several times throughout my pregnancy. Dr Smith was able to perform a special adjustment to help turn her, so that I could deliver her naturally at home.
When I started chiropractic care, I was scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery. After seeing my x-rays, I canceled the surgery and started a course of treatment with Dr Smith. Now, a year later, I can not thank Dr Smith enough for showing me how to heal myself without surgical intervention. Each of Dr Smith’s suggestions helped me to feel better and another ache and pain that I had accepted as aging disappeared. I can actually turn my head now instead of my entire body to look both ways at an intersection!
I was suffering from extreme pains in my waistline and my shoulders were cracking and aching all the time. I also had pains in the neck, the top of my head, etc. Since starting chiropractic care, I can move! I can move without pain! Dr Patrick’s techniques are wonderful and amazingly don’t hurt! He has a wonderful personality and a sincere interest in helping people.
Chiropractic and My Children
A significant issue for me when I choose a doctor is how that person is going to treat my children. Dr Smith was so patient with my son. He would always take the time to address him as a person and ask me what was going on with him (had he fallen a lot this week, slept wrong, etc…) just to be sure that he was giving my son the best adjustments possible. One time my son was having sinus problems. Dr Smith took an extra couple of minutes and did some therapy on his sinuses to help them drain more efficiently. Dr Smith truly cared that my son was functioning at his best. My son loved to see Dr Smith and always gave him a big high five!
I was having trouble sleeping and along with that lowered energy levels, low back pain, and neck stiffness. After less than two months of adjustments my lower back pain is nearly gone. I sleep sound with less tossing and turning. After each adjustment I feel an energy surge that lasts for hours. My neck no longer feels like it has a constant “hitch” in it. I’ve already had a double c-spine fusion. I know with chiropractic care I will be able to stay off of the surgeon’s table!