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St. Petersburg, Florida Back Pain effective treatment
"In The Past 5 Years I Have Been Treated By A Minimum Of 6 Different Acupuncturists With No Successâ€¦Until Now."
"I am a 49 year old woman who has had back problems for my entire adult life. Because I do office work, I am constantly on the phone while working on a keyboard. I have also had several severe car accidents and falls.
I have been going to a chiropractor since my early 20's. Chiropractic adjustments have helped to make the pain somewhat bearable, but at times the flare-ups are so bad that I can't even sit for more than a few minutes at a time. In the past 5 years I have been treated by a minimum of 6 different acupuncturists with no successâ€¦until now.
After losing 3 jobs in 4 years due to excessive absenteeism relating to back, shoulder, and neck pain, I found myself relocated to a job in Rye Nrook, NY. I was despearte to find yet another acupuncturist who had a convenient location and offic ehours that would suit my schedule. I searched the internet and found that there was an acupuncturist right across the street from my office. What more could I ask for and what did I have to lose after trying so many with no success?
During my initial consultation Justin told me that I could expect to experience almost 100% pain relief within 5 visits. I was skeptical to say the least, but thought to myself, "I'd be happy with 5% improvement at this point". Besides, no other doctor or alternative health provider has ever given me any prognosis as to how long it would take to get the pain releif I needed to live my life in a normal manner.
Justin began treating me with a combination of acupuncture, cupping, and the Trap-Eaze Technique in August 2007. After the first visit my pain was about 80% better. Six visits later, I found myself 95% pain free. True, it took one extra visit than he had anticipated, but that was only because the pain radiated across the left side of my back and into my shoulder so it was difficult to pinpoint the origin of the pain and I couldn't reach far aenough behind me to point to the area. Afterall, health care providers are not miracle workers. They can only work with what they have. So I've always been a firm believer that the patient needs top be specific as possible by whatever means possible.
Then, while skimming through a magazine, I came across an ad that had a picture of a woman's back. It ocurred to me that the best way to show Justin where my pain was the worst to point to it in a picture. I tore the page out of the magazine, put an "X" on the spot in the ad and showed it to Justin. Once that areas was treated the pain was almost completely gone.
Because of the type of work I do it is unrealistic to think that I will ever be 100% pain free, but in the skillful hands of Justin Mandel, DOM AP I'm hopeful. I haven't felt that way regarding my health in 30 years."
C.L., Office Worker