Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

January 28, 2013

July 4th, 1979 was a Thursday…

Filed under: Back pain, Chiropractic — Tags: , , — doctordilday @ 11:29 pm

I know that because a patient I saw today told me about his first visit to our office (before my time, but a classic story so I share it). He is 66, a retired mechanic.

He said that he had severe lower back pain, had seen other chiropractors, and a friend told him about our office – “it was kind of a last resort”. It was Friday and most people were closed for the long Fourth of July holiday, but the office was open and he remembered that specifically.

He also remembers being transported to the office in the back of his friend’s truck because he couldn’t sit.

Of course he was adjusted, get better and the rest is history. Chiropractic care helped him through more than one job-related injury and kept him mostly pain free for his entire career.

What’s funny is that today’s visit came four and half years after his most recent visit, a month after this episode of low back pain began, and following a visit to his Medical doctor resulting in x-rays and several visits to another more local chiropractor who failed to check his neck and adjust it. (It needed to be adjusted.)

When he came in in 2008 he had gone five years between visits and suffered with low back pain for two months, worsening. It took several visits but he was out of pain and “walking like a 16 year old” shortly.

I expect that he will do fine this time as well.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi Dennis – It’s been a really long time since we connected; I ran across a comment you left on my blog a couple of years ago and decided to check out your Facebook and see what you’ve been up to. I think there’s a hidden message in this post somewhere. 🙂 Hopefully your patient will not take as long to come back next time. I, too, tend to go very long periods without seeing the chiropractor even though I know I should.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Tia

    Comment by Tia (bizchickblogs) (@bizchickblogs) — January 29, 2013 @ 4:35 am


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