When I was 19 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis, I had gone from being in pain chronically since I was 16 unaware of my symptoms to constant agony for every hour of every day for years. Physical therapy did nothing, acupressure and acupuncture barely made a dent, then [...]
Due to a degenerated posterior tibial tendon, my foot had completely collapsed and could only be described as looking like a seal's flipper. I had significant pain, and difficulty walking. Two other orthopedic foot and ankle specialists were unsuccessful in correcting the problem. One said that there was nothing that [...]
On Feb 4, 2012 I thought it was a regular day, but I got a phone call says my mom was being rushed to the hospital because she was in a accident. I later found out it was pedestrian vs car and not just a regular car accident. She was [...]
When I was 11, I went to see my doctor for back pain. She sent me home thinking it was just muscle pain from gymnastics. About a month later, I collapsed while practicing a back handspring. The pain was incredibly intense. I couldn't walk for the rest of the day. [...]
James Matthews thought the increasing levels of pain in his neck and the numbness that ran down his right arm were just a routine part of getting older. “All through these 10 years, I accepted it, thinking it was normal,” says the 54-year-old administrative manager.
By Edna • June 30, 2011
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