Something About Mary
When Mary started care she had been sick for a longtime. She suffered from constant daily headaches, neck and back pain, breathing difficulties, indigestion\acid reflux with most meals, she craved sugar most of time, had chronic constipation, had reoccurring bladder infections. PMS was a nightmare for both her and the family and some days she was so depressed and in so much pain that she just stayed in bed. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being high energy she felt like a 2 or 3.
Mary’s evaluation indicated several areas that needed help. Her nervous system was under a tremendous amount of stress due to Subluxations she had carried for years. Even though her present symptoms go back 10yrs. Her history indicated a car accident some 15 to 20 years ago that started the whole downward spiral. Mary lived on Pepsis or Cokes to get her through the day and her diet was whatever fast food restaurant she was close to at the time.
She had been to one specialist after another and had a bag of prescription drugs that only complicated her case. The challenge with cases like this is to get a commitment from them to not only change their lifestyle but to stay with a treatment program until the problem is completely resolved. Some patients mistakenly become their own doctor when they start to feel better and decide they can discontinue care. This is a mistake for anybody that leaves treatment unfinished, but for Mary it would be a disaster. Luckily she was at the end of her rope and was determined to do what it took to get well. Our testing indicated three areas that we needed to work on. One was detoxification, both to eliminate the environmental toxins that she had been accumulating for several years since her body stopped functioning normally as well as for all the internal toxins from metabolism and drug therapy that she was not properly eliminating.
The next area was lifestyle and diet including targeted nutritional supplements to help repair and rebuild the damage that had been caused by years of neglect and inappropriate use of pharmaceutical drugs. And last was the realignment of her spine to help reduce the serious stress on her nervous system that was not allowing for proper regulation and control of internal systems. This nerve pressure was one of the biggest reasons her body was not able to return itself to proper health. As this nerve pressure advanced after her accident 15 to 20 years ago her body’s systems slowly but surely lost their capacity to maintain not only proper function but the proper elimination of toxins that had now accumulated in several major organs, including the brain, leading to her symptoms.
As we began the treatment program Mary, unfortunately, got worse. As soon as we started relieving the nerve pressure her body wanted to dump all these toxins she had accumulated over the past twenty years. Also, because her medical doctor had recommended such a high level of calcium intake, she had developed a magnesium deficiency. This caused joint pains, a heel spur and inhibited her muscles from relaxing to allow the changes that needed to take place from her adjustments. After removing the excess calcium from her diet and getting her on a good magnesium product, that was matched properly to her metabolism, she started improving. The muscles that were working against us and becoming sore after her adjustments started to relax and allow the correction she so desperately needed. I recommended magnesium salt baths to help the muscles respond quicker. Then we began a detoxification program that not only helped her eliminate toxins but also had the nutrients to neutralize the toxins so she didn’t become too uncomfortable during the detoxification process.
After the first two weeks of treatment she noticed that she went a whole day without a headache. She even started to notice more energy and a better sense of well-being. Mary was on her way out. Soon she was going two to three days a week without headaches, her neck and back pain was 50 percent better. She could even make it a whole day without Pepsi. Mary was leaming the importance of eating whole foods and foods that were compatible with her metabolism type. She started consuming soy and flax not only to help regulate her raging hormones during PMS but it also helped in the rehabilitation of her colon.
Each week she proudly noted progress. She would come in and show off things that she could do now that she couldn’t do before. She brought her children to get a chiropractic checkup because she wanted to make sure they didn’t have to go through the type of problems that she did. All because the emergency room, after her car accident, said there was nothing wrong with her. She learned the hard way they don’t know how to see subluxations on the x-rays. She is still working on her husband to come in for a checkup but he keeps saying there is nothing wrong with him. Mary explains: “he just doesn’t understand how misalignment can cause problems and yet not cause back pain”.
At the end of three months time Mary is amazed how much her health has improved. She gets out and plays with the kids at night. Something she could never do just three months ago. Even after a long week of work she’s ready to go out on date night with her husband, something they were doing once every two or three months before. Mary is sleeping the night like a baby again, not waking up with heartburn two to three times as in the past. Mary didn’t get here by accident. And she would’ve never maintained her progress if she decided to stop care after she was feeling better. She committed to stay until the problem was fixed. And not only did she get her life back but her family had a wife and mother back as well.
Frank Sinatra used to sing “I did it my way” but when it comes to your health there are certain laws that you just can’t get around. If you try to become your own doctor and pick the way that you what to get well then you’ll never be well.
Exercise, diet, rest and relaxation, positive mental and spiritual attitude and a healthy nervous system are the laws that must be followed towards good health. Do you know someone like Mary? A friend that she met at the store told her about chiropractic. What if they decided just to mind their own business? Where would Mary be today? Thank you for telling others.