Functional Restoration from Spinal Degeneration
A 60 year old female patient was diagnosed with Lombard scoliosis (L4/L5), disc degeneration and osteoarthritis in November 2010. The patient suffered from severe pain in her lower back and hip (pain level: 6-7 out of 10). The pain seemed to be constant and the back showed a high amount of stiffness. The neuromuscular system appeared to be in the process of shutting down.
Dr. Lind prescribed a combined treatment program composed of adjustments, physical therapy (to induce blood supply to the critical region), herbal remedies, and home exercise. The patient has completed 16 sessions between November 2010 and June 2011. Long-term maintenance will be necessary because of the severe level of degeneration. The goal of the comprehensive treatment program is to make the patient function without pain and ensure a quality lifestyle. Part of the treatment focuses on metabolic treatment to eliminate her back inflammation.
The results have been promising so far. The patientís pain level has been reduced to 3 out of 10 (from 6-7). Her back has been stabilized. The patient shows slow but steady improvement. The trend is right and the achieved results have always sustained.
Resolution of Painful and Chronic Disc Injury
A male patient, 33 years old and a professional classical ballet dancer, came for treatment in 2011. He suffered from a disc injury incurred in 2010 as a result of which he had not been able to perform for several months. An MRI confirmed a disc tear. As a consequence, he had gone through some traditional physical therapy such as stretching, strength conditioning, acupuncture and massage. It had left him with general chronic back pain when dancing. His range of motion was normal. However, his performance as a dancer was not.
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The dancer came for treatment 18 months after the injury had occurred. He was dancing again but highly afraid to reinjure his back. The patient reported to be at about 85% of his normal performance. Dr. Lind applied muscle testing to his lower extremities. All of them were identified as being weak. The dancer showed a high level of compensation for spinal stability. He was diagnosed with several subluxations at C1-3 as well as mid thoracic and at L5/S1. He was afraid he'd lose his contract with the San Francisco Ballet Company if they could not rely on him.
Dr. Lind implemented a combined treatment program composed of chiropractic manipulations, tapping of the acupressure points, affirmations, reflex work with the neuro lymphatic system, and neutralizing the stress response brought on by an appendectomy (surgery was done two years ago, it had created chronic nerve patterns which were never resolved because of the trauma of the illness, treatment of the neurological effects of the disease had become necessary). The goal of the treatment was to reintegrate the nerve inputs to allow for better coordination and stabilization of the spine and the pelvis. The treatment program lasted for a total of 6 weeks (once a week with 1h per session).
The outcome has been miraculous. The pain has been completely eliminated. He is approaching his original 100% performance level. The patient is back to his normal duties as a professional dancer with a new level of confidence.