In April of 2003, I was in a car accident that sent me into a ditch, compressing my spine. This left me with low back pain that was a deep, sore, dull ache in the lowest part of my back. Lifting even small things was very painful and I do a lot of lifting at work. I also had headaches 3 times a week and they would generally last a whole day. Since the accident, I had trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Over the years I had also been fighting acid reflux. I was not able to sit very long. I either stood or laid down during the day.
I went to regular medical doctors and they were not able to even give me a time to expect to return to work and there was no help for compressed spines. I had heard from a chiropractor that the only relief he was aware of was to hang upside down by your feet and let the back bones decompress. No physician in the area would risk the liability, so I purchased one myself and used it. I was back to work in 3 weeks, but I lived and worked in pain. I was on painkillers and could not sit for more than 10 minutes. I also could not stand very long. I either walked or laid down. Before I heard of Dr Risners office, I did not have options to improve the situation.
My friend and co-worker told me about Dr. Risner. The only downside was that his office was 5 hours from my house. I decided it was worth the trip and made it initially every 2 weeks.
I now see the doctor every 5 weeks. I sleep all night, my acid reflux is better, and I do not live in pain or on painkillers. My overall heath has improved and my productivity at work has improved.
Not long after being adjusted, the pain in my low back has reduced a good 90% or better. I only have a headache if I need to be adjusted, so I’d say that’s improved by 90%, and my need for medication is no longer there. Most of the time I am having no difficulty falling or staying asleep. That’s basically 100% better! I’ve also decreased my medication for acid reflux by 75% and have no problems with it any longer. I am gardening again, and I have a life after work again. I can even dance! I can twist to the floor! I can sit for hours and do my work on the computer. I can travel in a car or plane to any destination.
In a nutshell, it has improved the quality of my life. I am busy with what I am going to do and not concerned with how much painkillers, and which kinds I could take to get through the day. Now I can take care of my job, my family, and enjoy life. This is one of the best decisions I have made.Jan W,