I am a 56 year old woman, mother of 4 boys, who has spent parts of her life with the challenge of pain and muscle spasms from a spinal curvature (most likely from an accident) since about the age of 10. I have seen chiropractors at least once a month since I was 12, receiving great but often temporary help.
This was life, I have always been very active, I practiced yoga which I was only able to do very little with as my body would reject it and I would have to start over again each time. I became a body therapist and learned more ways to help my body to support it?s self, along with helping others. Life was great and I planned on living to a ripe old age... until about a year and a half ago, when I further injured my back.
I ruptured some disks in the lower vertebrae and put a larger curve in my spine. I was in bed for most of the first 6 to 8 months, unable to get up without becoming sick to my stomach or passing out. I began getting acupuncture treatments which helped quite a bit, but was not able to completely heal. What was happening was that the spine was still compromised, keeping the bones from healing and pinching nerves.
I could not walk, sit, eat, or lay down without excruciating pain. I did not want to be touched (which I love), even by me, as I hurt everywhere, and I could not think clearly any more, everything seemed to be shutting down. I tried to stay positive, but it was so hard, as I began to lose patience with everything. I began to no longer have the desire to live that long life I had wanted, as it was hard to imagine it being possible.
I was very clear from the start that I would not do surgery. My loving husband Sergio, knowing this, began searching for a cure for me. In doing so, he found articles on the Vax-D and Laser Therapy at the Advanced Healing Center. The boys and Sergio had a pow-wow and we began the next part of my journey.
We signed me up for the two months of the program. I believe that if I were to assess my pain a level from one to ten, I would have to say that it was often a 12 to 15 before I started the therapy. The first couple of weeks were hard and a lot of work. My body would go into chills and spasms, and I would sleep through most of the day and night. During this time Sergio and the boys took turns watching over and caring for me, with a lot of love and encouragement. The doctors, therapist and staff at the center are all so caring and patient, which helped to make it through the first few weeks.
Nearing the end of the therapy, I had assessed my pain in some areas to be down to 0, and in others about 4. Knowing that I had just invested a lot of time, energy and money into the rest of my life, and that I had gotten this far, we decided to go another round. I have 2 more Vax-D sessions left at this point and I am my pain level is down 0 most of the time, the worst being at 1 or 2. I am still working with the doctors doing exercises every day, and table work several days a week for a while longer. I am eating a proper diet of proteins and carbs three meals a day to support my healing. I?m making sure that I still let my body rest, as it is doing a lot of work in its healing process.
I am now walking several hours a day without pain, sleeping through the nights, able to sit for a short time without my body getting tired or sore, and my mind is working again. Wow!
If you ask me, yes, the time and cost are very difficult, but I want to live my life again. What is that worth?
Thanks to my family, and to the doctors and crew!!