I have been doing warehouse work for over twelve years and I use to love going to the gym and exercising until one day about seven years ago I injured my back weight lifting. I am a very stubborn person when it comes to injuries. I have always been told to walk it off and ignore it. Over time the lower back pain, daily migraine headaches and pain shooting down my legs started to become part of everyday life. Being younger, in my early twenties, it was easier to ignore until my son was born. Simple tasks from sitting to playing with my son caused a chain reaction of pain from my head to my feet.
I never had my back examined because every doctor I met in the past only wanted one thing and that was my money. They could have cared less about me. Then in May, the warehouse that I work for brought in Dr. Z to speak. The only thing going through my head, besides a migraine, was that this is just another doctor. Then Dr. Z started going into detail about chiropractic care and what he does to help people with the exact type of pain that I had. The more he talked the more I started to think about all the time I have missed with my family because of my back. When Dr. Z was done speaking I went up to him to ask a couple of questions and that is when he really had me hooked. I was completely blown away by the information he gave me. There was no "I’ll look into it and get back to you” or “You will have to make an appointment if you want to know”. He told me the truth whether it was good or bad. It was amazing all the information he gave me so I had to make an appointment.
On my first appointment I got even more information and I could not believe I let this go for as long as I did. I went for my x-rays which really opened my eyes. It is one thing for somebody to tell you the problem but to physically see it is another. I started treatment right away and after my second or third week my headaches were completely gone. I have not had a true migraine since the middle of June. I am currently coming in every two weeks. I still have no back pain, migraines, or pain in my legs.
Before Dr. Z, I would go to work, come home, and go into a dark room with an ice pack to try and get rid of my headaches. After Dr Z, I go to work and do my job better than I ever have. When I come home I actually enjoy spending time with my family without worrying about aggravating my back. I now enjoy all the little things in life that I took for granted like playing with my son, taking walks with my girlfriend, and helping her clean around the house.
I cannot thank you enough, Dr. Z. You and your staff are a true blessing. I don’t know how I lived through the pain all those years. You have given me hope knowing that there still are doctors out there that care about their patients like we are a part of your own family. Now the only thing to do is somehow go back in time and slap myself around for not doing this sooner. Seriously, I thank you and my family thanks you for giving me my life back.