I used to be in the skeptical group; but through first-hand experience, I have moved into the Believer category.
Several years ago I was having some strong knee pain and asked my closest friend’s son-in-law who was a local chiropractor (Dr. Bob Riebesell of Naples) if he thought he could do anything to help me. He suggested I come into his office for an evaluation.
He had me do the usual: walk toward him, stand on one leg, etc; and then had me lay on his exam table as he manipulated my leg, knee, and foot.
Holding my foot in his hands he gave a strong yank and pushed with his thumbs and said, “Let’s see if that helps.”
His analysis: the talus bone in my FOOT was out of place and that imbalance was causing my knee pain. After three visits, my knee pain went away.
That summer, I played some hard court tennis up in New Hampshire and got the same knee pain back. I called Dr. Bob down in Naples and he found a New Hampshire chiropractor who practiced the same chiropractic philosophy that he did.
I went to see the local Doc and he performed the same voo-doo magic … and my knee pain again disappeared.
For 20 years or so, I have experienced on-and-off hip pain and figured sooner or later I would need a surgical answer.
A few weeks ago, our grandkids were visiting and I spent several days hitting on the cement wall (with cement under my feet); and came down with hip pain that wouldn’t go away. Aleve didn’t seem to help and it was keeping me awake at night.
So I thought this may be the time to go see an orthopedic surgeon and get his opinion. But just for the helluvit, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Bob.
He examined me and discovered that my right leg was about ½ shorter than my left, due to my hips being out of alignment. Again, laying on his exam table he did that “Vada-vada-VOOM!” yank on my leg.
And after three sessions, the pain is virtually gone.
I do not know HOW it works. But it works.
Any other believers or non-believers out there?
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