Monday, May 23, 2016

Back to enjoying dance: Michael's success story

"The upper back inflammation localized and eventually subsided..the low back pain was immediately greatly diminished."

“I was having pain in my middle and upper back. I am familiar with several types of muscular pain and this felt nothing like that. If anything- it felt like bruising, even though there was no bruise or swelling. In addition, I was having worsening pain in my lower back. I dance at least twice weekly and these problems affected my ability to perform certain moves and my overall enjoyment of dancing. 

During the course of several weeks, I also experienced worsening pain in one of my shoulders that was greatly exacerbated by dance movements that involved bearing my partners weight. The pain radiated into my arm and made holding my partner quite painful. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One more try at physical therapy before surgery, discharged pain free: Shawn's success story

“I arrived at Maccio Physical Therapy confident I was wasting my time, only going there to satisfy a friend who asked me to give it a shot. 

I was already considering surgery through a neurosurgeon. Why not? I had two bad discs and stenosis of the spine, which were all proven by MRI. I had already done PT elsewhere, tried shots in the back and nothing was working. I was positive only surgery would help. 

I was sure I was wasting my time. I’m so glad I was wrong. After working with Maccio PT, I have been able to manage my pain, eliminating my perceived notion that I “needed” surgery. I am sleeping so much better, There is no more burning down my legs- no more “restless leg” syndrome. 

My life has improved greatly since visiting Maccio PT. I would strongly recommend making an appointment. If you have been suffering with back pain, especially if you’ve been told back surgery is your only option…it isn’t! Trust me. McKenzie Physical Therapy works and Maccio PT is the place to go. Thank you to the staff at Maccio. I have my life back!” –Shawn, May 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"I want to learn what I need to do to FIX the pain" : Katherine's Success Story

“I had severe neck and shoulder pain for about three months. I thought that it might have been a pinched nerve or stressed muscle but I wasn’t quite sure exactly what was wrong or what I needed to do to fix it. In the past when I had these problems, I would get a massage and be good to go. The massage didn’t work so a friend of mine suggested that I go to a chiropractor. Unfortunately, the chiropractor wasn’t going to be a good fit for me because after an initial consultation, x-rays and a follow up appointment, I was told that I would have to come back for follow up treatments 2 times a week for 18-20 weeks. This was NOT an option for me. 

I am a super busy person who is constantly in motion and I didn’t have the time for this type of treatment. Now, you are likely thinking- why didn’t you go to a doctor? The reason being: I am not a big fan of our traditional medical system. I don’t want to take any medications to ease pain. I want to learn what I need to do to FIX the pain. I was seeking other options that I thought would be more cost effective and I was worried that Physical Therapy would be way out of my price range. But I had enough. 

At the suggestion of another friend and after hearing about my roller-coaster ride, I walked into Maccio PT and met Joe. That day I was in severe pain. I couldn’t bend down to put on my shoes or move the right half of my body without screeching out in pain. This was absolutely no way to live and I didn’t care how much it cost- if they could help me, it was going to be worth it. 

Maccio got me in that day and after the first two stretches I was able to move my head, neck and shoulder. It was nothing short of amazing. 

I got stretches to do at home and I had all that I needed to care for myself at home. Two weeks later I had full range of motion again. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the amazing care and expertise of the Maccio Physical Therapy team. It is without question that I recommend them.” 

–Katherine, May 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

From Sleepless Nights to a Pain Free Life: Nalaysha's Success Story

“My doctor was pushing for me to get surgery for the four bulging discs I had in my back. However, I wanted to explore my options before just jumping into surgery. I made a good call. 

Since coming here, my symptoms and pain have improved tremendously. Prior to PT, I was unable to bend my neck up or down without getting dizzy or lightheaded. Now I can move without any problems. The headaches I used to get from the neck and back pain have gone away as well. 

I feel a lot better and now have more energy. Thank you Maccio Physical Therapy for your help and a big thank you to Linsday for her time. I greatly appreciate it.” 
–Nalaysha, May 2016