In January of 2014 I developed severe pain in my right hip. It became so bad that I went from being able to walk for 45 mins a day, to struggling to walk for 5 or 10 mins. I was awoken as often as 3 or 4 times a night and on occasions I round it impossible to get back to sleep. An x-ray showed a little arthritis in my left hip and none in the right one, yet I was given anti-inflammatory medication and told that time would show arthritis in the right one.
I only had arthritis in one hip and that one did not pain me …. So my question was, why was I being put on anti-inflammatory medication for something that had not yet become obvious enough to show on an x-ray? I enquired about some investigation into the possibility that there might be any other problem or methods of pain relief. I was not receiving satisfactory answers to these questions.
I decided to speak to a chiropractor and found the Clane Chiropractic website.
During my first visit I felt that I was being listened to and that my concerns (about going on pain medication for the rest of my life, yet still not having any quality of life) were being heard.
On my second visit I was shown my x-ray, it was explained to me that I had Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and told what treatment was available to me. I was given a clear indication of how many treatments it would take to rectify the problem to enable me to function normally again.
I had been suffering for 4 months when Richard started treatment and within a short time I was getting a full night’s sleep, which helped me cope so much better. Shortly after, the pain had diminished so much that I did not need medication every day. I was able to walk for longer distances without excruciating pain. I think I expected the treatment to be very painful and was amazed how little discomfort there actually was.
I am coming to the end of treatment and feel so grateful to be back to full health again. I am pleased that the offer of checkups is there for me, I am so relieved to have found someone who is prepared to get to the root of the problem rather than treat the symptom.
My friends and family were all very concerned about my extreme and rapid loss of mobility. They are delighted and impressed how the treatment has given me a much improved quality of life.