I Was Hopeless.....

Written By Chiropractic Health and Wellness on January 17, 2014

I began suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) about 4.5 years ago.  After seeing TMJ specialists, ENT specialists, neurologists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and multiple medications; I was completely hopeless.  Nothing I had done gave me any consistent results or pain relief.  I was bound to get through each work day by consuming 8-12 ibuprofen, heat/ice packs and topical pain relief products on my jaw, temples and neck.  I inevitable began suffering from stomach pain from all the ibuprofen and couldn’t drink coffee, eat spicy foods or enjoy happy hour with friends.  I was prescribed multiple prescriptions to help reduce the amount of pain not only in my jaw, but my stomach as well.  In desperation and hopelessness, I sent out a Facebook post asking everyone I knew if they ever had TMJ surgery, as I thought this was my last hope.  I got a private message from one of my ex-boyfriends from middle school, who worked with Dr. Fargo, and he told me before contemplating surgery I should give chiropractic care another chance.  I was skeptical as I had already seen three chiropractors without any significant results.  However, with this recommendation from a friend combined with my desperation, I thought I would give chiropractic care another chance.

 When I first met with Dr. Fargo, I was a hopeless, blubbering mess.  I immediately realized that Dr. Fargo had a different approach to chiropractic care, using kinesiology and viewing the body as a whole and it’s interconnectedness; as opposed to just jaw work as I had experienced before.  After my first adjustment, I was shocked.  I came back for my second adjustment with nothing but a huge smile on my face; hope was restored.  Ever since then my pain has consistently and significantly decreased.  I was able to stop taking a majority of the prescribed medications and my ibuprofen intake dramatically decreased.  I can now go days without taking ibuprofen and I began feeling like the pain-free person I used to be.  I call Dr. Fargo my “chiropractic wizard” and have recommended and will continue to recommend anyone with chronic pain to him.  Chiropractic Health and Wellness is always flexible to work my schedule and empathetic to my needs.  Dr. Fargo has changed my life and I am forever grateful.  I got my hope and my life back.

Diana F.

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