In 1986 at age 32, I sustained traumatic injuries to my body. Over time when my physician said I was completely healed, I remained in pain. My pain also caused me to slump over and I developed poor posture. The first few years I was put on several kinds of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. They didn’t work, then steroids. I was first diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and was told I needed anti-depressants and psychological therapy. My joint and muscle pain and fatigue continued over the years. I was sent to a Rheumatologist who then diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. I again was given non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, steroids and anti-depressants. I was told my brain didn’t relax when I slept and that was causing my pain and fatigue. The side effects from the medicine made me feel like I was in a fog and it became even more difficult to function. A neurologist who prescribed Neutrotin and diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia also saw me. Again the medicine made me foggy and I chose not to follow her recommendations. I just learned to cope with the discomforts. I was not physically active and laid on the couch most of the time. My symptoms affected my job and I took part time work. At the same time my gynecologist felt I should be on HRT and felt maybe I was going through menopause although I had no symptoms except for having a hysterectomy also in 1986. I developed cystic breast disease a year later and was monitored for breast cancer.
In June 2002, I read an article in the Daily Local News from Dr. Childs about Fibromyalgia. His office sent me a booklet and free coupon for consult and exam with no obligation. Everything in the booklet described my symptoms and answered questions truthfully. I called and was given an appointment in 2 days. At my first visit I was extremely impressed with the knowledge I received from the physicians and staff. I was given a complete consultation, x-ray and exam and finally found out I had 5 subluxations, which could be corrected. I immediately started with adjustments, which improved my symptoms in the first week. Their office also gives valuable information about life and total health of your entire body. The staff is extremely helpful caring and knowledgeable. They also provided an exercise program to my needs; spinal care classes and educational programs.
It has been 2 months since I started my adjustments at Corrective Chiropractic and I have improved 90%. I no longer need to visit my medical doctor and have thrown away all medicines, even my HRT medicine. My cysts on my breasts have shrunk 80% in size in the last 2 months.
I am now 48 years old and have begun to look at myself as not of a middle-aged woman who expects to have aches and pains, but as a more functional, happier person whose life just begun.
Mary Yohn