I would like to take this moment to thank you and your professional staff for breathing new life into my music career. As you know, I have not had any previous luck with orthopedic medicine or chiropractic care, but you sure have hit the problem dead square.
The terms that were used by an orthopedist to describe my problem were “motor nerve compression, cubital tunnel syndrome, and/or anterior submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve”. My reple “What the hell is that! I just want to be able to play my guitar pain free!” My previous experience with chiropractic wasn’t great either. The philosophy at that office was heat pack on the back, shocking little buzzing thing-a-ma-gigs in the same area every time, and the occasional adjustment. What got to me was the “cattle call” type of “hurry up, lets get moving” and the fact that everyone was being treated the same way. Patient 1, neck problems, heat pack with T.E.N.S. stimulation, ultrasound upper back with sticky substance, adjustment, see you next time. Patient 2, foot ailment, same treatment. Patient 3, elbow problems, same treatment, etc. etc.
What I find remarkable about your practice is that you and your staff took the time to understand not only what my problem was, but also how it affected my day to day living. Being an active Recording Engineer/Musician/Songwriter for 24 years, one tends to learn that accumulative aches and pains are part of “the gig”, but there is a braking point some where, if not many, go the road of “self-medication” to alleviate the above said. I was very close to that edge, and thanks to you I am slowing backing away, regaining focus, all pain free.
There is a great website for musicians at www.musicianshealth.com. This is where I found you. Not too many people I know are aware of it, but if they did, many of my brothers and sisters would turn to chiropractic & exercise instead of drugs and alcohol to alleviate the pains associated with our craft. I plan on spreading the word!