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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:32 AM in New Member Introductions
I am brand new to the forum. A friend of mine highly recommended this site.

I battled back pain for years. As a professional musical theatre dancer, I was very cautious of injuring myself... and then I go on a ski trip, fall once, and bam! My whole world seemed like it was coming to a crashing halt.

I suffered from extreme knee pain. It was excruciating to walk, let alone dance. I assumed surgery was inevitable, but I was so worried that it would also put an end to my dancing career.

I scheduled the surgery and hoped for the best.

A week before, my mom suggested I at least try a chiropractor.

I relented. Hey, what did I have to lose?
I NEVER imagined that the solution would be a back adjustment.

I never connected that the pain in my knee could be caused by my back. Turns out, a disc in my lower back had shifted slightly to affect a nerve affecting my knee.

After seeing a chiropractor regularly, and having therapy sessions in my hot tub which is designed for those with back pain (the Amore Bay from Dimension One- I highly recommend trying it), I am almost 100% back to normal.

I hope my story helps at least one person in their situation too.

Best wishes for good health! :-)


  • Hello, and welcome to SH :H

    Glad to hear you had such good success with a chiro. I had just the opposite. #o

    Stick around and interface with the other members in the pain and surgery forums. It's a good way to help other people and you can also learn a lot in the process. :)

    2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. thanks for your story!! :D good luck in the future! =D> Jenny :)
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