Hi I’m Sylvia.
A few years ago, my quality of life was progressively deteriorating due to many months of back, hip and neck pain and feeling too fragile to exercise normally. I was in so much pain that even my husband noticed and he encouraged me to be assessed by Dr Darren at North Shore Family Chiropractors in Chatswood.
I was skeptical as I had been told not to have manipulations on my neck. However, I was ready to try something new as I’d already had several years of physio which helped for a short period of time but the maintenance exercises were no longer effective. I’d always been extremely active and had been an avid jogger, enjoyed cycling, yoga and coached softball. My fitness and general health were decreasing due to the lack of mobility.
My first impression was how relaxed and professional both Dr Darren and Helen were. Also the practice was open plan and contained apparatus that I’d never seen before. I could tell that this was going to be different.
After being assessed by Darren, he assured me that he could improve the structure of my back as I had a curvature in my spine. He thoroughly explained how the spine worked and the importance of correct alignment for overall health. His explanation all made perfect sense and I began a six week program.
My hips began to show improvement quickly however I did experience new aches and pains and due to my initial skepticism was ready to stop my sessions. Once again my husband suggested that for any change to happen there must be a period of time that the body needs to accommodate the changes –so I continued.
Literally within the next visit I was relatively pain free and the stretching exercises and traction were much easier. Better still, I was getting out of bed like any other healthy person, not slowly inching and rolling and then standing with a jolt of pain to my hips.
My follow up x-ray showed a major improvement in the alignment of my spine. I was amazed to see so much change in such a short time. And I’d almost forgotten how bad my back had been until I spoke to a previous neighbour who had moved six months earlier. His first question was, “How’s your back?” I’d forgotten how often I had left dinners and barbecues early because of my back pain.
Attending the North Shore Family Chiropractors has been one of the most positive decisions concerning my health that I’ve made.
Thank you Darren and Helen, I feel great and look forward to my visits to your practice.