Some people would call it a ‘slipped disc.’ Joe knew better. Discs don’t ‘slip.’
But he knew that even with the pain shooting down his leg, he wasn’t going back to surgery again. The MRI showed that the disc in his low back that was operated on once before was bulging – again. He was determined to find a way to get stronger, even though he was staring at the image above on the left – with a bulging fourth lumbar disc herniation creating pressure on his sciatic nerve.
Joe, you see, performs MRI examinations as his profession. But this time, he was the patient. After watching countless streams of people seeking information, and more importantly, seeking help, he was determined to find a better way and to get his body back. As a professional performing MRI examinations every day, he will tell you that he sees a very specific pattern with the disc cases at his work. And the pattern that he sees is the same faces showing up at his facility over and over again, still in pain. Before surgery. After surgery. And then again before the next surgery.
He did not want to be one of these people.
But he was afraid that is where he was headed, a lifetime of chronic pain and dysfunction. He had been through this leg pain and weakness before his first surgery. And now it was back. So bad that he was struggling to help take care of his two year old daughter.
So on the recommendation of a friend, he sought chiropractic care. Reluctantly. He had heard that chiropractic care was not the right choice for him with his disc herniation. But he was determined to get better and wanted to learn how chiropractic could help him. He made the decision to truly give it everything that he had and follow every recommendation he was given by his chiropractor to give himself the best shot.
And to his surprise, he got his life back following a consistent series of chiropractic adjustments. So he was not surprised when he decided to check himself again after he was fully functional. Then, he was looking at the picture on the right, with no disc herniation. And to a trained eye, the difference is striking. However, anyone can look at Joe and see he is now a stronger, healthier man and father.
“Before coming to Dr. Danielle, I had been suffering from Sciatica and pain in my back and sacrum for many months. Sitting or standing for any length of time was very painful. Pain and limited mobility for daily activities (like walking in the grocery store) were very debilitating and painful. l was unable to bend my leg, and I was unable to participate in social activities. During my ﬁrst appointment, Dr. Danielle did a thorough intake and physical exam, took an x-ray of my neck and spine, identiﬁed several areas of subluxation in the vertebrae, and performed my ﬁrst adjustment. I felt an immediate change, and over the next weekly appointments, the improvement and pain relief was remarkable. Dr. Danielle gave me exercises to do at home, and she recommended a deep-tissue massage therapist. I’ve been amazed at my progress from ” I can’t bend my leg to put on my socks” and “l have to lie down most of the day” — to “WOW! I’m back in Yoga class.” This has occurred within a few months of my ﬁrst appointment. I can’t say enough about Dr. Danielle’s caring and compassionate care and her wealth of knowledge about chiropractic care. She has a vision for how to get results for her patients and uses a multi-disciplinary approach. This includes very focused and effective chiropractic adjustments, home exercises, patient education, adjunct deep massage that supports the release and realignment of back and leg muscles and connective tissue, and recommendations about dietary supplements. Going through this process and experiencing this ”return to health and wellness” with Dr. Danielle has been life-changing. She is very focused on patient well-being and helping you achieve optimum health. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, her caring, and her deep knowledge about the path to wellness and restoration of spinal function. As an aside, I no longer have sinus headaches, and I’m wondering if this is my additional beneﬁt!! I feel so grateful that I have come to Dr. Danielle and the entire great team at University Chiropractic. What a life-changer!”
– Nancy D.
“I wanted to let you know that my baby girl was born at 1.55pm on Monday. As a reminder, I was at your office from 9:30-10am that same morning. At 11:15am my water broke, contractions quickly picked up in intensity and we were only at the hospital for 1.5 hrs before she was born. No pain medication, no baby stuck on my hip, no delayed dilation….. absolutely a smooth and fast labor and delivery. I want to thank you for taking me as a new patient and working me into your calendar the month of August/early September. I am so thankful that my friend Julie referred you and your expertise. I know that your sessions tremendously aided a smooth labor and delivery. (I was in labor at the hospital for 35 hours with my first child 2.5 years ago and he was stuck on my hip for the majority of that time) Take care.”
“When I was 16 years old I wore a full body cast for 2 months because of my back problems. For my whole life (over 40 years) I have had lower back problems, many times disabling. I had become exhausted, irritable and even depressed over the years. I was taking anti-depressants an assortment of pain killers regularly and eventually drugs to relieve my stomach pains (a side effect of the other drugs). Now, I have lots of relief; I feel more flexible. I can turn around to back my car out of the driveway! I feel taller physically and psychologically. I appreciate the atmosphere & the non-invasive treatments.”
– Elzie H.
“Been coming here for almost 15 years….need I say more? Awesome people that love what they do and it shows!!”
– Samantha T.
“Love these people! Knowledgable, professional and always looking for ways to make me feel special. I highly recommend them!”
– Danelle T.