Arthritis, Back Injury, Sleeping Problems, Hip Pain, Sprained Ankle
How does one resurrect a 76-year-old body???? The answer is in the dialing finger of your hand.... Dr. Justin Roth. My story is one of great gratitude and a long-time regret.... The main reason is that the PCP gives you the excuse of arthritis because they do not know the answers and pills for pain which I refused to take. We are raised to believe our physicians are all knowing, but I have come to the conclusion we all need to be better advocates for ourselves.
Last spring, I attended a “: Dinner with Doc' at Portofino's in Kensington with an opportunity to have x-rays and a consultation for a reduced rate.... It was a no-brainer because I was going to prove that I was filled with arthritis and nothing could be done for me.... But this was not the end of the story......I was told I had 13 subluxations in my back and that Dr. Roth could make me 80 to 90% better. He asked for my pain level from 1 to 10 and I quickly spouted 15....with a high tolerance to pain, which is even worse!!!!!
Now it was nonnegotiable......I had to do something about this body.... Now, mind you, I have always had the fear of being hunched over and looking my age. It was NOT happening if I could help it. I also had two other major things in my life: a severe right ankle sprain during Blizzard Larry in 1978 and a broken back on December 12th, 1986 to be concerned about. Again, this I figured would never be addressed or only a slight modification could be made after all of these years. I have not been able to sleep on my left side of my body all these years thinking it had to do with my hip.... Well, pain radiates from many areas. My pain came from my tailbone, when I broke my back, which had snapped off and moved to my right side. Dr. Roth on my second appointment moved my tailbone 'back home' where it belonged, and the pain instantaneously left me and now I can touch my left hip and roll over on my left side pain free after 31 years.........A-MAZ-ING!!!!!! The sprained right ankle left me with a locked ankle, which radiated severe pain all the way into my groin to the point of uncontrolled tears and pain waking me up in the middle of the night. NOTHING would relieve it until it relieved itself. The pain's severity made it impossible to walk, even to get ice out of the fridge for relief. I casually mentioned it to Justin because I had an episode during the night before an appointment. He checked it out and realized I did not have free range of motion in the ankle. Since that adjustment I have not had another episode of pain in that leg, I believe in miracles and he has performed them all on this body.
Other significant changes that have occurred are a deeper breathing ability from the diaphragm, a total realignment of my hips which were caused by other injuries, a vastly improved range of vision.... I feel like an owl when checking my peripheral vision, LOL. and my posture has become immensely improved.... back to being totally erect rather than inching forward ......Dr. Roth even is amazed at the progress that I have made due to all of my long term physical setbacks and scoliosis that I am in the good shape that I am in....I owe it all to him.... I tell him he has 'healing hands.'
If you have any questions about your need for a chiropractor, feel free to call him and tell him I sent you.... You will never be disappointed with the results.... He is thorough, through and through.... you will have no doubt about his professionalism and his ability to make you feel like you could once again dance the night away!!!! From not being able to stand for any length of time, to climbing stairs or walking any distance to feeling like a viable human being .... from a pain level of 15 persistently to perhaps a 3 or 4 occasionally I feel like everyone needs to know that there is relief to be had.... Try the holistic way, without pills. Preventative medicine is not prescribed by our health plans in general, because it does not benefit the insurance companies. YOU, as an individual must take the initiative to make yourself feel healthier. It was the best decision I could have made for myself......and I pray you take it into advisement for yourself!!!!!