From Unable to Even Make it Through Grocery Shopping to Getting My Life Back          

Now it’s 2017 - My pain started in 2008 after I fell down the stairs at home. I was diagnosed with sciatica on the right side, the doctor did x-rays and and an MRI which showed that I have 2 damaged disks and degenerative arthritis in my lower back. I have been to Physical Therapy, I have seen other chiropractors, I tried acupuncture and massages. I was on Ibuprofen for so long that it caused scarring on my kidneys but the doctors still kept me on Ibuprofen. In 2014 I slipped badly as I was exiting my car.  That made the sciatica pain also go down my left leg too. At first when I was at work I was okay because I would sit all day. But as soon as I stood for over 4 minutes I would be crippled with pain that would cause my legs to stiffen and keep me from moving. In September 2016 even sitting started bringing me pain too. I would get home and not be able to cook because it required standing. At the grocery store I would use the cart to wheel myself out because standing in the line would also cripple me. I have a 2 story house so if I went upstairs, I would not be able to go back down for the rest of the day. It was kind of a game of "pick a floor and stay on it." Some days my pain was so bad that I found myself crawling in order to move around my house. I'm a single mom so my helper has always been my son who is now 11 years old. He has had to live with too much responsibility because of my pain and he has missed out on so much because I couldn't get around. Finally this past fall the doctor gave me a cane. I'm 37 years old and I needed a cane to stand and walk!

I first went to Dr. Gordin on November 16, 2016, he was recommended by my co-worker Naomi after she heard that I had been in so much pain for so long. The only reason I actually called him is because he was so well recommended, but I was still skeptical. After my evaluation Dr. Gordin put me on a glandular repair nutrient to be taken hourly. I had to take this for a couple of days before my first adjustment. When I went in for my first adjustment, I didn't feel much right away (this was on a Friday), but the next day I went to the store and I was shocked that I was able to walk through the store and stand in line and walk out of the store on my own and not be in any pain. This was a miracle! I had not been able to do this in over 8 years, and I thought I would never get to walk normally again. Now I am able to stand and cook in my kitchen! I'm able to go to the store! I even took my son to a theme park and I was fine! Since I started seeing Dr. Gordin the pain has been minor, and I'm not even half way done with my treatment! He’s also already made a huge improvement in my Carpal Tunnel pain in both hands and thumbs.  I'm looking forward to finishing my treatment with Dr. Gordin and I'm so thankful that I have my life back! 

-A F