I feel the need to share how important Chiropractic care is to the general public. Too often I assume that everyone knows what I know, and I want EVERYONE to have the benefits that I have from what Dr. Pletcher and I do every day in our office at HealthQuest Longevity Center.
Over the years I have been plagued with neck and arm pain that has come and gone with treatment. In 2001 I experienced the first SIGNIFICANT episode of pain. After getting an MRI I learned that I had two herniated discs in my neck. I was experiencing numbness and tingling in my ring and pinky finger of my right hand. Dr. Pletcher and I started a treatment protocol of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) and Chiropractic manipulations to help my body deal with the problems that I was having. On a recommendation from the MRI center after reviewing my report I visited a Neurosurgeon for their opinion. The Neurosurgeon said that he didn’t believe that I could get out of the pain without at minimum a cervical fusion at the C6-C7 disc level. Invasive surgery was not an option that I was willing to choose. I was told that I would not be able to adjust patients for a period of six months with no guarantees that the surgery would correct the problem. From experience in practice I knew that scar tissue could form and actually create more problems for me. Dr. Pletcher (HealthQuest Longevity Center) engaged upon a more rigorous treatment protocol. Within 3 weeks the majority of my symptoms had disappeared and in two weeks following that I was back to normal.
It’s amazing to me that I really let the entire scenario escape me until this past Thanksgiving when I had an entirely new flare up. I had completely forgotten about the pain and was amazed that I have patients every day deal with this. I sure do have empathy for anyone undergoing this kind of pain. I had a new MRI taken and realized that now I had some mildly increased degeneration with some pressure on my spinal cord likely dueto inflammation from the disc herniation. I was convinced that if I could take care of the inflammation from the disc herniation that I could once again be pain free. Dr. Pletcher manually manipulated my cervical spine, I had some therapeutic massage and FSM. After three weeks of treatment I am once again pain free and I have completely blown a well know Pain Management Clinic out of the water with the fact that I can be pain free.
Many people have tried Chiropractic and Massage Therapy for neck problems but how many have tried Frequency Specific Microcurrent. I hope that anyone reading this realizes that there just may be an option to get you out of pain… and that might just be Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). If you have an issue like these, please contact HealthQuest Longevity Center.
Dr. Jeff Watkin