Over my ten years as a volunteer firefighter I have had a number of minor injuries but nothing like the one which made me begin chiropractic care. It was November of 2010, I was at an incident and bent over to lift a ladder and injured my lower back. I thought I just pulled a muscle, so I tried some over the counter pain relief remedies. Ice and heat, a hand full of pain relief pills, and a trip to my family doctor then followed. The doctor sent me for x-rays and told me that nothing was wrong. The pain wasn’t getting any better and then the pain began to radiate down my left thigh. It was to the point where it was difficult to do my daily routine. Getting out of bed everyday was a struggle, getting full nights sleep was next to impossible. I just couldn’t get comfortable when I was lying down. I even purchased a new mattress thinking that was contributing to the problem. When that didn’t help I ended up sleeping many nights on the floor just to get comfortable.
In January of 2011 Dr. Zabinski did a presentation at our fire company training night. It seemed like every symptom he would describe I had experienced at one point or another. After the program I signed up to have an examination by Dr. Z a few weeks later.
The staff at Zabinski Chiropractic is fantastic! Everyone is kind and courteous to the needs of every patient, working with you about scheduling unlike any other doctor that I’ve experienced. When I arrived for my initial examination, Dr. Z did a full work up of my spine, examining everything with his hands. He could tell just by touching where I was having the most discomfort. I was sent for x-rays and when I brought them back I was ensured that I could be helped. I was put on a three appointment per week schedule for 5 weeks. By the end of the 5th week I could tell a huge difference in the way that I felt. I was back to my daily routine, I was sleeping at night in my own bed, and waking up refreshed and rejuvenated. I am now back to doing all of my hobbies, bowling, playing golf and my favorite hobby of all, firefighting.
If I could offer a few words of advice to a skeptical patient it would be. Go into your treatment plan with an open mind. If after the first few visits you don’t notice an improvement, stick with the program. In most cases it took more then a few days to get you to the position you are in now, treatment will in turn take more then a few days. I feel better then I ever have because I listened to Dr. Z and followed his instructions. If I can do it, so can you!