My name is Michelle Simpson, I am 44 years old and have been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years and during this time I have been getting fairly regular care from chiropractors. I had ruptured my L5 disc in high school, when a friend pulled a chair from underneath me and I had surgery then in 1982. Since then I have been pain free and active, until June 26 2010, when out for a routine jog, I experienced immobilizing pain in my low back, I spent a day on ice and taking Ibuprofen, without any improvement.
I was familiar with that kind of pain and I was having flashbacks to my previous injury and scared I would be again facing surgery. I could hardly move or get in and out of bed alone. I tried a day or two of muscle relaxers, steroids, anti-inflammatory medications prescribed by my general physician and again found little to no relief.
I had one visit at Progressive, where they assessed, provided me with relief using adjustments, some flexion distraction and they introduced me to their Decompression Table. They explained everything so thoroughly and made me feel safe and hopeful. Those two things are priceless to a patient in pain.
The treatment was so beneficial and helpful. After one visit, I knew I was in good hands. I have thus far had 3 more visits and am almost pain free. I no longer believe that I am surgery bound and believe her techniques and modalities and the use of her Decompression Table have offered me a different avenue of healing and recovery.