I recently took advantage of a 10 - 15 minute massage offered at our company's annual health fair. After filling out the standard questionnaire, I noticed that I had shaded in almost all of the symptoms listed on that form. Too my surprise, Corey, the admin coordinator/representative for the Washington Chiropractic group also noticed this as well, and invited me to stop by the practice in order to receive a no cost initial consultation. Yeah, I had problems ;p
I have suffered (in silence) with pain in my neck, shoulders, lower back and hip area for many years! I had not noticed just how bad the pain was until I discontinued taking Tylenol for the pain maybe three years ago. I experienced insomnia due to the pain, in addition to allergies, asthma, headaches, muscle spasms, numbness/tingling in my hands and feet, painful joints fatigue, but the most disturbing of all was the shortness of breath, which seemed to come out of nowhere, sever enough to the point of me having to dial 911 for medical assistance!
I never considered that something else could be wrong other than the usual aches and pains from exercising, I even started to believe the old adage that, "these types of aches and pains were common with one's maturation process."
However, after having a complete and thorough consultation and comprehensive examination, Doctor Bullen, went over the findings (with a fine tooth comb) and coached me in exactly what was going on, from a chiropractic perspective, of how improper spine alignment was the cause of the many maladies I have endured over the years.
A corrective plan of care was prescribed, and although, it is going to take a number of office visits and treatments, I can honestly state that, in knowing that there is an underlying problem, this knowledge has changed my perspective over night that, "getting older doesn't mean we have to live in discomfort." Dr. Bullen, further explained that, "pain, should not be considered as common."
The front office medical/coordinator (Jocelyn) is very friendly, efficient and well organized. She will even verify your insurance coverage! The chiropractic physicians (Dr. Bullen, and Dr. Joo) are precise and straight to the point in terms of treatment options/plans, and what needs to be done.
Please note: You will be given information to read, please do so, there will be a quiz ;p
this is Dr. Bullen's way of getting you to become familiar with the terminology, as it will apply to you and your current condition.
Today, I understand that pain can be managed without medications, and that there is a better (drugless) approach towards a healthier, natural, and pain free way of life.
Our day-to-day busy schedules often dull our senses, and we block out, and even ignore those distress calls our bodies send out naturally...I would highly recommend a visit to Washington Chiropractic (if you live in the DMV area) or to your local chiropractic office, to anyone who is experiencing ongoing aches, pain and discomfort.
The thigh bone is really connected to the hip bone ;p