Michael C. - My results at Raleigh Specific Chiropractic have been nothing short of amazing.
“I was an All-American distance swimmer, completely unaware of the damage that my 15+ years of training was doing to my body. It wasn’t until later that I learned I’d developed a number of herniated and deteriorating discs from extreme overuse. The problems began in my mid 30s and progressed rather rapidly. The worst moments were the times I was unable to sit up or walk at all, requiring help from others to move 5-6 feet. Over time, my condition evolved into pain I could only tolerate until mid-afternoon. I would end up horizontal for the reminder of the day, trying anything to dull the pain just to fall asleep and do it again the next day. There were no good days; they all fell into the category of “how much can I handle today”. Life was grim!
Over the course of 10 years, there was nothing I did not try. Multiple epidurals, dry-needling, physical therapy, acupuncture, (other) chiropractors, E-Stim machines, medications of all types, etc. Everything available was used at some point in time. The best-case scenario from these therapies was a few tolerable months, but in most cases the relief was so short lived that it probably wasn’t worth trying in the first place.
My back not only affected me, but my whole family. It was difficult to sit in a chair and work during the day. The longer I sat, the earlier in the afternoon I would find myself stuck in bed or on a couch with a number of machines, medications, heat/ice, or anything else that would help dull the pain. Exercise was out, long walks were out; pretty much anything that would have me standing or sitting for more than 60 minutes was guaranteed to ruin the remainder of the day. The worst moment and wake-up call was when my 4-year old son began walking around our home with his hand on the small of his back saying: “My back hurts today, I need to lie down”. It brought tears to my eyes.
I was referred to Raleigh Specific Chiropractic by another swimmer who was actually my roommate in college. We swam the same years, same events, and have almost the same back issues down to the specific vertebrae affected.
My results at Raleigh Specific Chiropractic have been nothing short of amazing. Within 30 days, I was back on my feet with the pain reduced by about 80%. Over the following 60 days: I started to exercise, play in the yard with my children, work in the yard and on the house; virtually everything in my life that I once enjoyed began to come back to me. I am not naïve in believing the damage done over so many years can be completely reversed, but I am currently as close to 100% as I have been in 15 years, and I would very much accept my current position as not only a huge win, but a manageable way to live life moving forward.
My entire experience at Raleigh Specific Chiropractic has been unlike anything I have previously experienced. Results aside, this is the most professional, knowledgeable, and polite group of people on the planet. They care about their patients as individuals; wanting to know them personally, help with their overall well-being, and understand priorities in order to treat them appropriately.”
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