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It is like a miracle

I have loved playing sports all of my life. In November of 2005, at the age of 12, I fell really hard playing basketball and landed on my hip. It hurt so badly that I couldn’t play basketball or any other sports that involved running. After a few months of waiting for it to heal, my mom and I started what turned out to be almost 3 years of consulting with many specialists to take away this pain.

Over the course of three years, I had many tests to try to determine what was causing this pain to continue. I have had many x-rays, 4 MRIs, and CT scan and some blood tests.

Most doctors thought that my problem was growth plate inflammation on my iliac crest, and treatment for that is 4-6 moths of rest. But when those months passed, I was no better, so I started long sessions of physical therapy, daily exercises at home, steroid injections, acupuncture, a TENS unit, lidocaine injections, pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, icing, Prolotherapy (Dextrose injections) electric stimulation. I also wore a Protonics device for about 6 months. I tried physical therapy at 3 separate clinics for months at a time. I have seen orthopedic and neurologic specialists and I saw three chiropractors for extended periods of time before finding Dr. Salonek.

After all of this, I was no better. There were times when it hurt to walk a single block. I was very unhappy to be missing out on sports and fun with all my friends and family for almost 3 years.

Last August I came to see Dr. Heidi and she decided that I should have some x-rays in the standing position, and it was revealed that I have a large curve in my lower spine which was putting too much tension on the nerves leading to my hip. She has been helping me to change how I eat and how I exercise. I take some supplements and she has been adjusting me for about 6 months. I started to get better after just a couple of months and now I am able to play basketball and other sports again. It is like a miracle. I can’t imagine what my life would be like if we hadn’t come to know Dr. Salonek.