Patient Stories

This is the story of an incredible journey, a journey to health and wellness because of chiropractic care.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s start at the beginning.  I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle, hiking, roller blade hockey, aerobics and many other fulfilling activities that brought both fun and enjoyment to our close-knit family. It’s hard not to take advantage of the active outdoor lifestyle here in Colorado Springsand my favorite neighboring eclectic town of Manitou Springs. The Manitou incline was also something I enjoyed. Nearly ten years ago that fun and fulfilling life style came to a grinding halt due to low back pain.  At first, the pain would come and go.  Then it began intensifying and becoming chronic.  Finally, realizing this was not going away I began to seek medical attention.  Standing, for even just a few minutes, became impossible. It felt as if a band would begin constricting in my midsection and the pain and pressure would just continually increase forcing me to sit down for relief.  It didn’t even matter if there was an appropriate place to sit or not.  This was so different from my earlier life and I had no idea what was happening to my body.  I went to the doctor.  No answers.  Then I was sent to a gynecologist; still no answers.  I was referred to a urologist.  Each visit the test (some of them quite embarrassing) would show some minor thing wrong, but nothing that would be indicative of the severe pain I was experiencing.  It became very frustrating.  Finally, my primary care doctor said to me there is nothing the medical field can do for you; I would suggest you either try chiropractic or acupuncture.

During this time two friends had been relentlessly asking me to try their chiropractor in Colorado Springs.  One even offered to pay for me to go.  I had tried acupuncture in the past, and just felt that this wasn’t for me.  Between the fact that I didn’t relish the idea of needles and the insistence of my friends; I went to a Colorado Springs Chiropractor that she referred to me.  He took initial x-rays and then gently adjusted my hips and mid back with what he was referring to as manual spinal decompression.  One leg was longer than the other and my hips were twisted and with my pelvis tilted forward slightly.  When I walked out of that office I had my first moments of being pain free in several weeks.  It didn’t last long, but it gave me hope that we were finally moving in a positive direction.  All those “little” things each doctor had found wrong, as well as nerves that were pinched, were in distress since my body had just gotten completely out of alignment.

For about 4 weeks I went to this Colorado Springs Chiropractor three times a week.  Then I began going fewer times.  At this period, I go every 4 to 6 weeks just to make sure I stay in the proper alignment.  I could resume an active life-style and my quality of well-being was exponentially improved!  Going into chiropractic care was something that I was basically forced to do, but I am so very glad that I did! Like me, many people are skeptical about chiropractic care and even those who are not skeptical are not sure where to begin. Here’s a handy checklist that will assist you in finding the most qualified chiropractor for you needs.


Check List for Finding Chiropractors In Colorado Springs Co

  • Personal Referral
  • Google Reviews
  • Treatment Philosophy? Evidence based.
  • Post Graduate Training or Certifications?
  • Treatment Plan.  Lifestyle Changes needed?
  • How many patients successfully treated with your diagnoses?
  • X-rays
  • Recommendation in writing
  • Insurance? Payment plans?
  • Waiting Room wait time average
  • Free Consultation?
  • References
  • Weekend Hours?
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