They Can Find All the Problem Areas

Looking online for Valley Village chiropractors helped me to narrow down my options when seeking help with my chronic back pain. I’ve been to a number of specialists and chiropractors over the years for this problem, and usually the most I’ve gotten out of these visits is a temporary respite from the pain. Sometimes the pain would go away for longer periods of time, maybe up to a year even, before reappearing. It’s tiring and depressing dealing with chronic pain because it really does never seem to go away. Then I found a place that’s helped better than anything before.

When I went in for what I thought would be yet another quick fix for the problem, the chiropractor suggested using a digital imaging device to identify the problem. The thinking was that an image scan might find all of the problem areas and thus a treatment might actually work long term. I was skeptical, of course, but I’d never in all my years tried imaging technology to address the problem. No one else ever even suggested using this technology. So I underwent the scan and the results turned out to be very intriguing indeed.

It turns out all those visits and all those old treatments only addressed part of the problem area. The scan revealed that several areas are causing the problem and that a treatment needed to tackle all of those areas or else the pain would likely return. I came back in for several treatments over a period of about two months and I must say I’ve felt better than I ever have after getting my back worked on. It’s still to early to say whether it’s gone for ever, but the pain is definitely gone and the chiropractor thinks I’m likely done with doctor and chiropractic visits.

I Wrecked My Bike Last Month

In truth I was involved in the wreck, but it had rather little to do with me aside from the fact that I went flying over the hood of that Honda Accord and sliding down the asphalt for about fifty yards. The girl driving the Honda was really cute and she was only about 17 or 18 I would guess. She was really frantic and thought she had seriously injured me, although in truth I was so mad that I did not realize that I was badly hurt. A San Rafael chiropractor had to see me and get my back sorted out this week, but other than that all of the things that were wrong with me were relatively minor. Of course I had a good jacket and I was wearing heavy leather chaps, gloves and a helmet. All that stuff is there for a reason and I would be in really bad shape if I had not had it on. Continue reading I Wrecked My Bike Last Month

I Am Home from the Therapist

I just got back from the physical therapist a few minutes ago, they think I am going to be back on my feet doing things when and how I want in about three weeks. Right now I can get around, but it takes a bit of planning and a lot of effort. I have been to see all sorts of doctors and a chiropractor in Santa Rosa along with the physical therapist over the past three weeks. Of course I am really pretty mad at Jack, especially since he basically walked away with nothing more than a broken nose and a couple of minor scratches. The guy is always in way too much of a hurry, you probably know people just like him. He is so desperate to shave time off the commute that he is willing to risk his neck in the process and in this case he was willing to risk my neck since my car was in the shop getting new tires and an alignment. Continue reading I Am Home from the Therapist

Medical Marijuana for Treating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors diagnosed my sister with multiple sclerosis eight years ago. She has reached the point with the progression of this disease that it is causing her a significant amount of pain. The doctors have prescribed numerous pain medications for her but they all make her dizzy, light headed and sleepy. We were sitting around talking about it one day and I asked her if she ever thought about medical marijuana since she lives in a state where it has been legalized. She told me she hadn’t and we decided to do an internet search for medical marijuana in Marlton NJ. We found a website that had some very interesting information on this subject. Continue reading Medical Marijuana for Treating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Save Life!

I was out of work, doing nothing but passing time when I came across an advertisement where you could apply as a volunteer in Blood Donation camp. Long back when I was in college I tried to donate blood but due to underweight I was not able to and after that it never occurred me to donate again so, the ad caught my attention. I dialed in the numbers and volunteered for it. Since, I was not working I also volunteered to give a hand for setting up the camp also.

It was fun volunteering for it, this blood donation camp sets up quarterly so, once in four months I used to go out meet new and old donors, it was a sort of picnic for me till one day a teenage girl came up to in the camp and asked “Hi, how are you?”

“I am okay, thanks, how are you? Are you here for the blood donation, do you have an appointment?” I replied.

“I would love to but I have a question?”

“Yes sure, happy to help, what is it?” I said.

“Umm, I am suffering from hemolytic anemia, so just wanted to know if there is an arrangement in the camp for Plasma donors?”

To be frank I could not even catch what was she suffering from but I was sure I heard Anemia, though being a layman in biology at least I knew Anemia had to do something with deficiency of blood or hemoglobin in a person. Why the hell she wanted to donate blood if she is anemic and what the hell was plasma donation! I revised all my biology classes in a gist just not to make a fool of myself there but still said

“I am sorry, I did not get your question, you are suffering from what?”

“I am suffering from Hemolytic anemia, in my condition my bone marrow is unable to produce the red blood cells in the body fast enough to meet my body needs. It is a disorder where the red blood cells are destroyed before their normal life span and since, RBCs are responsible for carrying oxygen and when I do not have enough RBCs in my blood it can be fatal”

“Oh okay… I am sorry, but clearly you need blood in your body then why do you want to make a donation?” I was so confused.

She smiled and replied “I just want to donate the Plasma. You know, it is because of people like you I am able to stand here, I laugh, I cry, I walk, I talk and everything thing I do is a gift from people like you all who donate blood. In every 120 days I undergo blood transfusion where blood is given to me through intravenous(IV) line in one of my blood vessels. I am so grateful for all of you to be alive and I also want to participate in Saving Lives. I want to donate plasma so that if there is someone like me who needs transfusion of Plasma I can repay to this society for giving me so many new lives.”

I was speechless, I had never taken Blood donation seriously, for me it was just a day of fun, meeting people, laughing with others eating free ice cream. For a moment I felt ashamed of myself for not donating blood for years. I was guilty for the number of lives lost due to lack of blood in the blood bank and here I was standing before a person who is sick and still willing to help others in need.

With a prayer to make her live long and many others like her I urge everyone to donate blood as much as you can. It saves life it truly does!!