CHRONIC JOINT PAIN TESTIMONIALS
It’s worth the drive from Bellingham
I hated getting up in the morning. Standing up caused stabbing pain in my leg. My left foot was so numb, it made me walk with a limp. I was only able to do about 30% of my life. I could feel the improvement after the first few weeks of treatment at Olympic. Now I’m able to do life at 90%! It’s worth the drive from Bellingham. Treatment here has been a total game-changer.
By the end of April, I was over 90% improved!
I’m 71 years old and have been an avid athlete all my life. I started experiencing pain in both of my shoulders that was bothersome. By the first of 2019 the symptoms had become debilitating, causing constant pain from my shoulders to my hands. I started treatment at Olympic Spine and Sport in late January 2019. By the end of April, I was over 90% improved! The pain is largely gone, and the range of motion has greatly improved. Now I’m back on the squash and pickleball courts and in the weight room.
Now I can go up and downstairs, ride my bike and I’m back to hiking!
For a year and a half, I had sharp pain in both my knees. Going up and downstairs was very painful, and I could no longer run. Before coming to Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy I worked with an Orthopedic doctor, a Spine Specialist, my General Medical doctor, a Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist and a Podiatrist.
I started to notice a difference within the first couple months of treatment. Now I can go up and downstairs, ride my bike and I’m back to hiking! My outlook on life also has improved. The realization that I’m not restricted due to a decline in a health is a big relief. The staff is very personable, friendly and caring. Every department knows how to work together as part of the team.
Now I can put my own socks on and walk normally! My wife and I even joined a gym!
Since 2010 I’ve had pain in my right hip including sciatic pain that radiated down my entire right side. This was from years of being an umpire and traveling. Last December after officiating a basketball game my pain was so intense my wife had to put my socks on.
My wife heard about Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy on the radio and encouraged me to give it a try. By the end of the first week, I felt better. I’ve been able to reduce my pain medication, which is huge. I’m able to work for longer periods of time, even squat to work with catchers. My wife is really excited that I listened to her suggestion to come to Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy.
Now I can sleep through the night, I can cook without assistance and my symptoms are improved by over 90%
I had an electrical nerve test performed and they said I had carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists. Last summer, after spending all day pruning, I developed shooting pain in my arms and hands along with numbness and tingling. I couldn’t lift a coffee pot, even using cooking utensils was difficult. One of the worst things was waking up because of the shooting pain. I started feeling improvement from my treatment at Olympic within a few weeks. Now I can sleep through the night, I can cook without assistance and my symptoms are improved by over 90%. They said I needed surgery, I’m sure glad I tried this first!
It’s worth the money because my quality-of-life has dramatically improved!
I had pain, numbness, tingling, and burning in my feet, all day, every day. I’ve also had dealt with hip and low back pain for many years. If I went to an event, I had to plan for time to stop and rest. When I went to the dragstrip, I could walk down the 1/4 mile, but had to get a ride back. Now I just walk as far as I want. Yesterday, I walked 4 1/2 miles. Now, my workouts are stronger, and I sleep better! I’m 65% better overall and still improving. I wasn’t willing to just let it get worse. It’s worth the money because my quality-of-life has dramatically improved.
I am no longer limited by pain
I had horrible pain in both knees, especially the right one, they said the cartilage was gone. I went to physical therapy which worked for a few months, but then the pain came back. My husband had seen Dr. Shelley for peripheral neuropathy and had good results, so I decided to see if he could help my knees.
I started to feel better after my very first treatment. I’m using less than ten percent of the pain medication I was on before, and I no longer rely on my walker to get around. Now that I am no longer limited by pain. I can do things I wouldn’t have even considered before such as traveling to my 55th class reunion in Oregon, watch my grandkids play softball, going out to dinner with friends, and can even drive myself again!
He was able to create a treatment plan that addressed the entire spinal problem, not just the symptom.
I originally came to Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy because I had intense pain in my right shoulder. I wanted massage and physical therapy to relieve the symptoms. At the time, I knew that I had some previous back and neck injuries, but I did not know that they were contributing to my shoulder pain. Dr. Shelley deduced that my prior back and neck injuries were contributing to my sore shoulder. He was able to create a treatment plan that addressed the entire spinal problem, not just the symptom.
I believe the total treatment plan, with a combination of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, was the key to my pain reduction which resulted in lifestyle changes. I began to sleep less often and I had an increase in energy, I used all of my extra energy to cook and exercise more frequently, The best news is that the overall lifestyle changes , along with treatment, have helped me lose a little weight and normalize my high blood pressure!