Ed Harmes III
MY CHIROPRACTIC STORY:
I started out with constant lower back pain and neck discomfort with limited motion. With only three weeks of treatments, I have significant improvement in my neck range of motion and reduced discomfort. My back has improved to a point that I no longer need drugs. As a side note – my blood sugar levels have also improved.
Signed: Ed Harmes Date: 03/13/2017
DR. DAVID W. LOPER at ALL HEALING ARTS, 4219 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
Patient Name: Ed Harmes Date: 03/13/2017
Describe what conditions you had before receiving treatment.
I had chronic lower back pain with a persistent swelling on the right side of my lower back. I also experienced chronic neck discomfort when turning my head up, down, left or right. There were significant limits to my range of neck motion.
Describe the length of these conditions and how they affected your life.
The back pain and swelling I have lived with for over 10 years. It limited my ability to do things I enjoyed by limiting the duration of my activities. The pain sometimes prevented me from participating in things I loved to do.
Describe the various attempts of treatment before seeking Chiropractic care.
I have tried three other chiropractors, acupuncture and massage.
Describe how you felt about your introduction and treatment here.
My introduction to Dr. Loper was significantly different from other chiropractors. He took the time to listen to all my issues and spent time explaining how the spine and nervous system works. He explained the autonomic nerves system interacts with the whole body. He described in detail how subluxation affects the body. He used diagrams to show how treatments would help my issues. He provided additional reading material for me to go deeper into understanding how the spine and nerves connected to cause the pain I was experiencing. He stressed the point that it was important to use chiropractic help to get the spine in line and how that would affect my overall health. His initial examination was thorough, asking questions as he went along. After his exam he told me that there were no issues that he couldn’t address. He assured me that none of my symptoms required other professional help. This eased my mind greatly.
Describe how your condition responded to treatment, the conditions that have improved, and also any conditions other than what you came here for, that have gotten better.
After only three weeks of treatment my back pain went from a constant 4 or 5 sin pain severity, to a 1 or 2. There are days when I hardly notice the pain. The neck stiffness had improved significantly. My range of motion without discomfort has also improved. Another side affect is that my blood sugar readings have improved since I have been treated.
Describe how your improvement through chiropractic care has affected your life.
As the treatments progress I am finding I can do things longer than before. I am not at a point where I do not have discomfort after long periods of work, but there is improvement. Judging from the progress so far, I look forward to continued improvement.