When Yvonne started having balance issues she was mystified and struggled to find a satisfactory explanation of what was happening to her, and a practitioner in the area who would be able to treat her.
She had never seen a chiropractor before and had heard stories that made her skeptical about chiropractic care. However, a close friend’s positive experience with chiropractic and strong recommendation convinced her to give it a try.
During her first visit, Yvonne’s chiropractor provided answers regarding a back condition and treatment that was effective. She saw the chiropractor a few times and was discharged soon after as there was no need for continuing care.
Yvonne didn’t see her chiropractor again until her family doctor referred her to his care because she was experiencing difficulty walking. Yvonne’s chiropractor focused on her pain as well as mobility and provided exercises, neural stimulation, and a series of exercises for home care.
“I could see the immediate effect of chiropractic care on my posture. I was stooping before I went to see my chiropractor and in weeks, I was able to walk more upright and even do some light gardening because of better balance.”
Yvonne’s quality of life has improved significantly with chiropractic care. She feels stronger, more flexible and in fuller control of her movements. “The other day, I caught myself from falling! Now, I have more confidence from the knowledge of what’s happening with my body, so I don’t worry and just roll with the punches.”
Enjoying his enthusiasm and encouragement, she describes her chiropractor as focused, knowledgeable and inspiring. “There is a confidence that he was able to create that I really appreciate. For the first time, I really feel challenged to do more and to keep working on myself.”
Yvonne came a long way. From living with pain and mobility issues to enjoying movement and feeling empowered. She recommends that anyone with similar issues should at least have a meeting with a chiropractor before giving up on the idea altogether. “Tell them your story and what the problem is. Only then you can form an opinion from the content of their response.”
~ Yvonne, Victoria, BC
(Note: Featured photo is for illustration only. The patient wished not to disclose her likeness.)