Headaches Neck Pain Low Back Pain Neuropathy Numbness Burning Roger Testimonial
Currie: Today is August 28, 2014 and thisis Roger. And Roger, you've been a patient here at Arkansas Spinal Care and NeuropathyTreatment Center and you're now finishing your care. What conditions brought you toArkansas Spinal Care? Roger: Basically, I had a lot of problemswith my lower back. I had degenerative disc disease. I also had fibromyalgia, diabeticneuropathy. When I walked in the door, it was all I could do to walk through the door.On the way down, I fell asleep. Of course I had about an hour and a half drive, andit was all I could do to make it up on the table.
Currie: Wow, so you had a lot of painand a lot of different conditions going on, and let's talk about each condition individually.First, let's talk about your fibromyalgia. How bad was it before you came here on a scaleof 0 to 10 and where would you rate it now? Roger: I was probably a 9. It also had todo with my neck problems. I could not turn my head to the left at all, and I had it veryrestricted to the right, and now I've got full movement. Basically any time a majorstorm came in, I was in the bed for two or three days. Now, a storm comes up, I veryrarely even feel it coming on, and never get over the edge anymore.
Currie: Awesome. So what would you rate,on a daytoday basis, your fibro, on a daytoday basis, where would you rate it now? Roger: It's probably a 2. Currie: About a 2? Okay, so that's awesometo go from a 9 to a 2 on a daytoday, regular basis. Roger: Yes. Currie: All right, let's talk about yourneck. Okay, how bad was that on a scale of 0 to 10, and how would you rate it now?
Roger: Well, as far as the movement goes,it was probably a 9. Pain wise, I had to block out the pain because it happened in a carwreck in 1988, so it had been a long time. And I'd just gotten adjusted to that I couldnever turn my head to the left at all. And then right, I could probably get to abouthere, that's as far as I could get without pain, and now I can get it all the way around. Currie: That's awesome. Okay now, lowerback? Roger: Lower back, I was right at a 9, verylack of movement, couldn't bend over and tie my shoes. I couldn't put socks on, I had problems.In fact, the first couple of visits, they
had to take my shoes and socks off for me.It is how bad it was, limited as far as movement goes. It was all I could do to struggle toget up on top of the table. Currie: Okay. And then where would yourate that now? Roger: It's right at about a 3 or 4. Currie: 3 or 4, and you're able to tieyour shoes again, and. Roger: Oh, yeah. Currie: And how long had it been sinceyou've been able to do that? Roger: It's been about 15 years.
Currie: Wow, that's amazing. All right,now the last thing. A lot of people come in here and say, quot; Currie, I see a lot oftestimonials about, you know, neck or low back pain, or headaches, or fibromyalgia,but what about neuropathy, because I've been told that there's no cure for neuropathy.quot;I hear that over and over again. What would you say to that? Roger: Well, there is a cure. I mean, it definitelyhelps. I've went from having sharp needles and pins in my feet at all times, burningsensations, now I've got a cool dull pain that 's bearable. Before it was a strugglefor every step, and there were a lot of days
Neck and Back Pain Headaches Neuropathy Kathleen 1
Interviewer: Hello, ma'am. What's your name? Kathleen: Kathleen Hare. Interviewer: Kathleen, all right. Here weare. It's May 22, 2013. Mrs. Hare, when you came into Arkansas Spinal Care, how bad wasyour pain? Kathleen: On a scale of 1 to 10, it was a10plus. Interviewer: Yes, ma'am. Tell me how it wasaffecting your life. Kathleen: I'd gotten to where I couldn't doanything. The usual hobbies I had, I had to give up. I just didn't feel like doing anything.It all hurt.
Interviewer: Would you describe the pain thatyou were feeling? Kathleen: It was a pressure type pain, andit was very severe, and it would start and go across my back and down my right leg. Itwas steadily getting worse and worse. I guess in a vice, almost. It was bad pressure. Interviewer: What had your other s tried,and what had they told you? Kathleen: The first thing I was being toldwas to get off my feet, put my feet up, and not to do anything and it would going away.They would give me medications that half the time kept me sleepy, uneven. The orthopedics I had talked to, since I had move
to Arkansas, had said that they saw no relief.I had had a surgical procedure where they wouldn't even try and put needles into myback, that they couldn't even get the needles in. The MRI that I had made, every thatlooked at it just couldn't believe that I was still walking. If it hadn't been for mydetermination, I wouldn't have been. I was using an electric scooter most to the timeto get around, and I had been doing that even in part of my professional life, because ifI didn't, then the pain would be too bad. And I did not like taking the painkillers,so I would stay off my feet.
So, I wasn't doing anything. If it hadn'tbeen for my husband, nothing would get done around the house or anywhere else. I've hadto make sure that he could cook, wash, and sew because that's what had to be done andI couldn't do it anymore. There were days when I just didn't want to get out of bed. Interviewer: When you came in here, what wasthe point you were at in your life? What were you thinking when you came in here? Kathleen: I was thinking that if this didn'trelieve pain, there wasn't going to be anything. I even had some thoughts of ending it all,helping to put me out of my misery and everyone
else out of theirs. But this was my last resort. Interviewer: Yes, ma'am. I've heard that somany times through the years. Kathleen: I had been been told that I wasinoperable. I said, quot;Okay, what else can happen?quot; and nobody had the solution. I had seen adson TV with Curry, and I felt like if anybody can do anything, maybe he can, because I wasreally worried. And I wasn't sure even when I came in here; I wasn't certain. But after the first treatment, I noticed adifference and I started feeling more and more relief. I realized I can stand up onmy own and it doesn't hurt, and I can move
around now and it doesn't hurt. So I've gotall the faith in the world in him now. Interviewer: Thank you. Now let me ask youthis: you said you were a 10 when you came in, a 10plus, on the pain scale. As we sithere right now today, where are you on that pain scale? Kathleen: I'm a 0. It sounds funny to saythat, but I don't have any pain at all. Now, once in a while, I might move a certain wayand I feel a little twinge SP, but even just sitting, I was having pain, and I don'thave any of it now. Interviewer: Awesome. Would you mind sharingwith me and the viewers here the amount of