I started an 86 year old man as a new patient the other day in my office. He has had some pretty severe medical issues over the years and was on the brink of death when his kidneys started failing a year ago. Thankfully, he recovered, but he still has less than optimal health. The reasons he came to see me were because he was experiencing a lot of pain in his low back and pelvis as well as his neck. He also fell recently and cracked three ribs due to instability in his legs. This particular gentleman also has severe weakness in both of his arms, wrists and hands and he is also having trouble walking. To make matters worse, he is barely getting any sleep. After going over his history and recent x-ray reports, I examined him and went over his findings and determined that it was safe to proceed with chiropractic care. On this visit I opted to use a hand held instrument that delivers a very specific yet gentle impulse. I determined where to apply the impulses to his spine, adjusted him and sent him home. He came back yesterday and we talked about his first visit and how he did. He told me how he couldn’t believe that what I did on his first visit had the effect that it did. He noticed that he now had almost complete range of motion of his neck which totally blew his mind because he hasn’t been able to turn it well to the left for quite some time. He also noticed that he had less pain in his low back and he felt more stable while standing and walking. During our consultation he told me that his handwriting was getting worse because he barely had any grip strength in his right hand. He told me the day after his first adjustment he was writing a note to himself and he noticed that his handwriting improved. He then realized he had more strength in his hands. One of the most exciting changes that he experienced with his first adjustments was the fact that he slept through the night for the first time in YEARS! These changes might not seem like a big deal to you, but it was LIFE CHANGING for him.
The story above is really about a man who was searching for happiness and finally found it with chiropractic. For YEARS he has been poked, prodded, tested and medicated only to be disappointed. He has been through 10′s of thousands of dollars of MRI’s, CT scans, and x-rays only to progressively get worse. Many people benefited from his “condition” except him. A lot of people he trusted to help him got him nowhere. After 3 visits in my office he is the happiest he has been since his wife was still alive. The power that made the body heals the body every time. Chiropractic can unleash that power. Imagine what chiropractic can do for you.
Dr. Richard L. Hruby Jr.