I can’t brag to people enough about my care.

It’s almost impossible to put my feelings towards Chiropractic care into words!

After carrying and giving birth to my 3rd child, who sat backwards in my tummy, is when my lower back and leg pain began.  I talked it over with my OBGYN, he chalked it up to the baby sitting on my sciatic nerve and told me it would get better after delivery.

Delivery came and went, time passed and nothing was getting better. At my 6 week check-up I re-addressed the pain with my doctor and he referred me to physical therapy. I went to therapy, which was 1 visit, and they gave me stretching and strengthening exercises to do. Didn’t work and I learned to live with the pain and dealt with it.

Along comes my 4th child, another one who sat the same way! It was a long 9 months and the doctors didn’t have much to say to help with the pain. I was told it’s basically part of being pregnant. After delivery the pain stayed, got worse and I continued to live with it.

It got to a point where I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t sit on the floor and get up without help; couldn’t sit for long periods of time, if I bent over I could hardly straighten back up. (Things as simple as bending over to change a baby’s diaper were impossible!)

I went back to my M.D. desperately seeking help. Went to x-ray, nothing shows. Had an MRI, nothing wrong. Had 3 steroid injections in my lower back that temporarily took the pain away and helped put on 10 lbs!

Again, I had given into the fact this was going to be my way of life. Life was miserable! I had already started telling my husband, “I hope our wedding vows are sacred to you, by the time I’m 50, I think I’m going to be in a wheel chair and you’re going to have to take care of me.”

One day at a softball game, I was trying to get up from the bench and one of my friends noticed the pain. I explained all I had been through and he said to me, “why don’t you go see Mitch”. Dr. Mitch Patterson was a coach in our league.

I gave it a try. I took 6 years of pain to Mitch, he educated me on the spine and nerves and I started treatment.  One month later, I had a new lease on life! I could sit, I could sleep, I could bend over; I felt like a new person! I was in total awe of the simple procedures it took to bring me back to good health after so much suffering and dead-end medical help!

I can’t brag to people enough about my care. I think people think I’m crazy when I get so excited about telling them where I was and where I am now! Give it a try, you have nothing to lose!

—  Denise I.

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