Avoiding Surgery and off Pain Meds with Visions of Walking Cane-Free!
Posted Jun 25 2014 4:11pm
When posting a testimonial, I typically say something about the client, the condition they were in when coming to the clinic, and their outlook on their current condition after doing Egoscue for a while.
However, today isn’t one of those days. After reading what Adeline wrote, there’s just nothing left to add. I would actually detract from her words if I tried to add to them. So, take a couple minutes and read this, and then share it with those around you. I honestly believe this can be a life-changing testimonial for someone.
For me, Egoscue means “HOPE”. For the past 12 years my life has been a constant stream of pain, injuries, bulging discs, bone spurs, anti-inflammatories, pain meds, doctors visits, physical therapy, decompression therapy, immobility, weeks in bed because I couldn’t sit up, epidurals and more! I had walked with a cane for 1-1/2 yrs. I could write a whole book about my battle with chronic pain every day. Doctors wanted to do surgery more than once, including wanting to do a Total Knee recently. My family even begged me to have surgery to see if it would help. However, because I worked 30 years as an RN with most of those years in surgery, I wouldn’t do it even though the pain was severe. I saw many patients come back over & over for multiple joint, knee & back surgeries with no improvement in the end. I never lost hope that I would find something else that would give me my life back.
None of the doctors seemed to have an answer for me other than pain meds and surgery. Instinctively I knew my body was very out of line and my posture was poor. During my better times I would try all kinds of exercise programs but they didn’t last long because I always injured myself and ended up back in the cycle of doctors, physical therapy, pain meds, etc. A few weeks ago it became a medical semi-emergency that I needed to get off the anti-inflammatories that I had taken for years because I had decreasing kidney function. The doctor cut my meds way down and my pain increased more. So, Egoscue came along at such a critical time for me.
I found Pete Egoscue’s book on the internet and began reading. Because I also had hammer-toes and pronation of my feet I started doing some of the feet exercises. Within 3 days I saw an improvement, so I thought “this really does work.” However, I didn’t know where to go next because I never knew from day to day where the pain would be the worst. I had pain in every part of my body and one doctor had told me I had fibromyalgia. I didn’t accept that diagnosis and believed it all had to do with my body alignment. I decided I would go to the Egoscue Clinic for an individualized program.
Luckily the Nashville Egoscue is just 2 hours away. From the moment I walked in the clinic I knew this was the answer I had been searching for. John & Mario evaluated me & found my upper body rotated one way and lower body rotated the opposite. When I arrived my back pain was a 5-6 which was a “normal” day for me. By the end of my 1st session my pain was decreased. By the next day my pain was down to a “1” most of the time. I do skype sessions and in only 4 weeks, I feel like a new person already. My pain is at a” 1”some of the time but I have started having periods that are totally pain free for several hours (without any meds). I am now walking without a cane much of the time & I believe I can be totally “cane-free” within the next few weeks. I don’t remember how many years since I was pain-free at all. It is heaven for me. I am excited to know that my quality of life will be better in my future. I am 66 years old and I plan to do some things I haven’t been able to do for a long time. If you have chronic pain, RUN , don’t walk to the Egoscue Clinic. Everyone is so caring and professional too which means a lot. What an answer to many prayers!
Adeline in Alabama
I mean…COME ON! Is anyone else INSPIRED after reading this? If you don’t think your body can change after reading this, then you need to check your pulse!