It all began in September of 2008 after a traumatic injury to my left shoulder and neck. The pain was instant, constant, and getting worse with each passing day. I was being held back from performing normal daily tasks. Brushing, washing and drying my hair was extremely painful. Getting dressed required a scientific formula to avoid excruciating pain. Driving was becoming increasingly difficult and restful sleep was non-existent.
My entire left arm felt so heavy and weak, and started to develop a tingly numb feeling. I was constantly dropping things and found it impossible to function properly. I first went to see an Orthopedic specialist who sent me for x-rays and wanted to load me up on pain medication and inject me with corticosteroids. Wanting a second opinion I went to a second orthopedic specialist who set me up with an MRI. After evaluating the results he decided that physical therapy was what I needed. I took his advice and completed 8 weeks of physical therapy. It did nothing but increase my pain and the numbness in my hand. That’s when a friend urged me to see a Chiropractor. I was new to Chiropractic when I made an appointment with Dr. V. I was nervous and not sure exactly what would happen, but was willing to try anything to improve my quality of life.
From the moment Dr. V introduced himself I knew I was in the best possible hands. He is the first doctor I have been to that took the time to stop and actually listen, quite intently, to what I have to say. He explains in great detail what he has found and how we are going to fix it. I will never forget my first Chiropractic Adjustment. There was an immediate difference. The numbness in my hand was gone, my headaches much less frequent.
Dr. V is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in soft tissue injuries, as well. After just one session of Active Release Technique my pain was cut almost in half and for the first time in 6 years I was able to move my arm and shoulder without excruciating pain. After my fourth visit my shoulder had full range of motion, my pain nearly gone.
While in physical therapy they would explain what they wanted me to do then leave me to figure it out on my own. This was not the case with Dr. V. He got down on the floor and joined me, staying the entire time, coaching me and making sure I had proper form. Quality over quantity is his motto. I have no doubt he will have me lifting again in the near future!
Dr. V is the most informative doctor I have ever been to. He always takes as much time as needed to thoroughly answer any and all of my questions. His positive attitude, calming presence, empathy, understanding and passion for what he does is inspiring and contagious. I truly believe that I would not be where I am today if Dr. V were not a part of my journey.
Dr. V is an outstanding Chiropractic professional and I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking to improve their health and quality of life. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I feel incredible!
(this patient later on suffered a low back injury that required neurosurgery and wrote this after surgery and rehab)
I know I sound like a broken record, but I just wanted to say thank you. For everything. From the top-notch care I receive while in your hands, to your patience when my nerves get the better of me and I start to tense up, but most of all for your genuine concern for my well-being. You were so dedicated to making sure I got the care I needed, even when you could no longer help me. You were always right there for me and that my friends means the world to me.
I knew from the very beginning when I looked up and saw you starting at me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, that everything was going to be OK. I was meant to meet you and now it’s very clear to me as to why. So thank you, Dr. V, for being my miracle. You’re not just an amazing doctor, but an amazing person with such a big heart that’s in the right place. I know you are going to do so many wonderful things and help so many people. I am forever grateful to be one of them. Thank you!
New Smyrna Beach, FL