My Name is Craig, and like a lot of you, I have had a physically and mentally stressful life.
I have been in the Floor Covering Business for just over 30 years. Carrying 12 foot carpet and vinyl rolls on my shoulder and stacking & loading miles of hardwood and tile have put much Stress on my shoulders and back.
I would take nine to twelve Advil every day, to numb the pain, so that I could do my job. The adverse effects of that much medication was that my stomach would get so sore it was hard to eat and enjoy most foods. I was taking a dose or two per day of Prilosec to offset the 9-12 Advil.
This was my routine every day for the last 15 years.
Recovery started for me, when my lifestyle and choices caused my left leg to go numb and some paralysis started setting in. I knew I needed surgery to fix me up, and save my leg. I went to Dr. Michelle Anderson, to ask for help and opinions, because I have trusted her knowledge and enthusiasm since she started Chico Spine & Wellness. After extensive testing, her plan of action was to start with chiropractic, daily exercises and traction work to realign my body so it could heal itself.
I was very suspicious that it would work, without surgery. Even more so when, we started a Detox Program and a new eating Plan. But I trusted the Plan and therefore followed diligently. As I write this, I am seventy five days into my recovery, and I Feel Great!
Since August 1st, I have not taken any Advil or Tylenol. I have not had any Prilosec. My Energy level has been completely restored. I can feel my legs. My mental stress and anxiety are very minimal. I have full range of motion. My vision has unexpectedly improved, and I have accidentally lost 15 pounds, which makes me feel better, and feel better about myself.
I did not realize how poorly I was feeling, until I felt better. Dr. Anderson has taught me so much, about what it means to really live, and enjoy life and be healthy. My words do not adequately represent the amount of Thanks and Appreciation I owe to her and her team.