Scoliosis, Back Pain
I was told by my medical Doctor
" I would have to live with it! "
Hi, my name is My and I have a story to tell you that begins some years ago. The school nurse screened me, like all my classmates for scoliosis, but some how it was completely missed.
Last year I tried out for the high school soccer team. After the third practice my low back was killing me. After every run my low back hurt so much that I could not finish the practice. My coach would send me to the trainer to get a rub down to loosen up my back muscles and get electrical simulation treatment. These treatments were not working for me. I went to the medical doctor to get some relief and to find out why my back was hurting. They took x-rays of my back and they told me I had scoliosis. They told me there was nothing they could do for me or that could be done. I figured I was never going to play soccer again and would have to live with this constant pain in back.
This guy on my soccer team knew what was going on with me before I went to the doctor. He kept on telling me I should go and see his dad and that his dad could help me. I didnít think his dad could help because the medical doctor told me there was nothing that could be done for me. He kept asking me when I was going to see his dad and that he was sure that he could help me. I figured I had nothing to lose and I wanted to play soccer, so I got my brother to take me.
Dr. Lincoln performed a very thorough exam and spent the time to explain what I had and how chiropractic could help me. He set 3 goals for me. The first was to get me out of pain, second was to prevent my scoliosis from getting worse and the third was to try to reduce my scoliosis. He told me that I would play soccer again. I was not sure if I believed him but I was willing to try.
Because my scoliosis was so bad Dr Lincoln put me on a very intense treatment plan that included adjustments, stretching, exercises and weight wearing to retrain and strength the muscles of my spine. This all started the first week of November, by Thanksgiving my low back pain was pretty much gone but I was still having mid back and neck pain. November turned into December and January into February. My pain was gone and soccer was going to start the first week of March.
The first week of practice I was sore but Dr. Lincoln told that was to be expected and that after 2 weeks I would be doing everything the other kids were doing. He was right. I played the whole season without any pain. I want to thank my friend Rodger for getting me to see his father and my brother for taking me to see Dr Lincoln.