I started having some numbness in my left shoulder about one year ago. After a month or so, my bicep began to feel numb as well and I was having dull pain in my shoulder. Then a few weeks later, I began getting a sharp, stabbing pain in my elbow. This pain continued to get worse, to the point that I had lost most of the strength in my left arm and hand.
I had been taking handfuls of over the counter medicine every day but it did not help. Nothing I did seemed to make any difference. I went to my family doctor who was willing to give me prescription strength medicine; but at this point, I was already taking prescription doses without any relief. The next thing my doctor suggested was a shot. Now keep in mind this shot can only be given every so many of months, and may or may not work.
At this point my wife (who has been a patient of Dr. Zabinski's for ten years) tells me "I'm not telling you again, go see Dr .Z." My first thought was "why should I go see a chiropractor? My arm hurts, not my back." I decided to go, but I was very skeptical when Dr. Z told me he was going to examine my spine using only his hands. Amazingly, Dr. Z told me exactly where my pain was. When I told him about my arm pain, he told me he was pretty sure he could fix it, but didn't want to adjust me until he got x-rays taken.
When I came in for my first adjustment, Dr. Z showed me on my x-ray where the problem was that had been causing all the pain. At this point, I was still skeptical. But within hours of my first adjustment my arm began feeling better. For the first time in almost a year, something made my arm feel better. No pills and no shots.
Three months later and my arm pain is completely gone, and my back feels better too. I've regained mobility I didn't even know I had lost. Many thanks to Dr. Zabinski and his staff!