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When The Right Person Reads the X-Ray

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Some people live half of a lifetime before finding someone that can help them manage their back pain. When Patty ended up in the Emergency Room as the result of excruciating back pain, she knew it was time to seek out other options to find relief. Two days later, this led her to her first appointment with Dr. Kilmer. Seven years later, Patty still sees Dr. Kilmer as regularly as possible.

An X-Ray Can Reveal The Answer

Patty’s first appointment was incredibly eye-opening. After struggling to find out why she had so much back pain for so long, Dr. Kilmer looked over her X-rays and discovered the problem. It turned out that Patty had an extra vertebra in her lumbar spine – which can sometimes lead to instability and extra stress in the spine.

“After that, I didn’t have any reservations about coming because she was the first person to tell me that,” she says. “She followed me for several months after that. It was an amazing recovery to go from excruciating pain to very little pain.”

She began to see results after just a few visits and was able to learn more about her spinal condition and ways to manage it. As life brought new challenges, she and Dr. Kilmer tackled them together.

Maintaining an Active Life

Patty is a tap dancer and tries to stay as active as possible with her grandchildren. Sometimes, this can lead to an unforeseen tumble every now and then, which often results in injury. With the right treatments, she’s able to recover without the use of pain medication every time. When we asked how her continued use of chiropractic care has affected her life, she simply said “a lot!”

“I’m able to keep dancing and doing my exercises. It helps me maintain my wellness and allows me to keep working,” says Patty.

She feels strongly that anyone who is suffering from pain that they can’t seem to find help for to consider chiropractic care as an option, but with one condition: “It’s gotta be Dr. Susan!”

“She’s very thorough and spends the time with you that you need,” she adds. “I really feel like I am in good hands.”

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The writing team at Tuck Chiropractic.

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