"Wanda Rains, Machine Quilter
In 1990, at the age of 40, my neck and back problems began. They started small and were temporarily remedied with an adjustment and/or icing. I would have bouts with lower back pain, especially around Spring gardening time. In 1997 I started a machine quilting business which required a lot of upper body work. After a few years my neck was so stiff, it had to be iced, massaged, and adjusted several times a month. Then in 2002 I had a freak accident following a fall which resulted in a lamenectomy spinal surgery. Recovery was supposed to take 6 months. However, the pain in my neck never went away, and I worked when I could. As the months and years went by there were things I could not do that worried me, and things seemed to be getting worse. Carrying groceries or anything over 10 lbs. created pain, and gardening was out completely. As a result, I was doing less and less physical activity in what once was a very active life. At 58, when getting out of bed in the morning, I was so stiff that I moved like I was 30 years older. The stiffness and pain took its toll. It drained me of my self esteem and kept me from doing any physical activity. I was worried that by the time I reached 70, I may have to have a walker or be in a wheelchair. Not something to look forward to.
Then, in the Spring of 2009, Dr. Lamar figured out I had an underlying chronic sacroiliac sprain resulting in an unstable pelvis that was causing the rest of my back and neck to stiffen and seize. Dr. Lamar's diagnosis, and subsequent treatment, simply changed my life.
In just a few months, I literally feel 20 years younger and am now looking forward to a long, healthy and happier life. I am strong enough to carry groceries without pain, I have the energy to walk my dog twice a day, and I've lost 10 pounds just being more active. With the new exercise program Dr. Lamar has prescribed, I look forward to putting a garden in next year, and who knows what else I will be doing. I could not have imagined feeling this good again, but here I am. I am so grateful to Dr. Lamar and the chiropractic discipline.
Rainy Day Quilts
"Our sweet baby Owen was born Saturday, November 15 at 7:27 am. He was 8 pounds and 21 inches long. Just like with any birth, mom and baby were a little traumatized, needing rest and of course, wanting an easy, positive nursing experience. Since this was my fifth baby I knew what to look for in terms of latching on, but my sweet little guy was having some trouble. He cried when I tried to nurse him, acted odd, and would just give up. After repeated tries and him continuing to nurse poorly on only one side, I was a little unnerved. This wasn't the experience I wanted, and I knew there must be something wrong.
The next day my midwife encouraged me to contact a chiropractor, and that perhaps it was something simple that would be fixed with an adjustment. I called my dear friend, Keri, and asked if there was any way Tom would come over to help Owen. What a blessing it was to have him come and look our baby over, adjusting his neck where necessary and enabling him to be a little more at ease when trying to learn how to eat. Owen started nursing on both sides, was less fretful, and even slept great! We're so thankful for chiropractic care and know it makes a world of difference, not only with immediate needs like that of our Owen, but with routine preventative maintenance, allowing our whole family to enjoy good health.
Ryan and Wydie Mayfield