Posted On: 01/01/17
Posted by : Colette B., Santa Ana, CA
I was in a minor bicycling accident in September of 1999. Although I did not realize it at the time, my pelvis became misaligned and insidiously strained the muscles and bones in my left hip. In December of 1999, I became unable to perform my duties as a registered nurse because of the constant pain. My hip problem was discovered and diagnosed after several months of seeing numerous doctors. Treatment included several months of physical therapy and I was able to return to work after 4 months. Because I could not withstand the physicality of being a floor nurse, I had to change job positions. In the several years that followed my injury, I grew accustomed to intermittent sharp, shooting pains that would occur without warning. I started to develop arthritic type pain that was sensitive to weather and activity; I was only 31 years old but my hip felt a lot older.
My sister has been a patient of Dr. Erickson for many years and had urged me a few times to give chiropractic care a try. For whatever reason, I never seemed to get around to it. As the frequency of my pain became worse, she reminded me once again. I found the time. Originally I saw Dr. Erickson twice a week. Within three weeks I noticed a dramatic improvement in my pain. Within six weeks, I was seeing him once a week and able to exercise without the pain that would normally follow. I was weaned off frequent visits and am now able to go eight weeks between appointments. Although this in of itself is an indication of the benefits of chiropractic care, what is even more of a statement is how I feel during the time between appointments: pain free.
It has been several years since Dr. Erickson relieved me of my excrutiating pain. Now with just periodic maintenance, I feel great ALL the time!!!
-- Colette B., Santa Ana, CA