Success Story – Joseph Noid

Success with: Low Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain and Elbow Numbness

I was accepted as a patient at Optimal Performance Health Care Center in September, 2017. I suffered daily with severe low back pain since 2006 before becoming a patient here. I suffered with shoulder blade and neck pain that was on and off for 3 years. The shoulder blade pain was at a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most painful. The neck pain was at a 10 and really hurt after a long work day. I have also suffered with elbow numbness for 13years. In 2005 I suffered a car accident where my head hit my car’s windshield and was severely bruised in that car accident. In 2012 I had a back injury. In 2006 I tripped and had a terrible fall in a machine shop. I was always a physical kid. Since I was 13 years old I participated in football, wrestling, and heavy lifting which also put strain on my body. From 2004-2010 I would even spend 40-60 hours a week at work repeatedly lifting heavy objects.

Before becoming a patient at Optimal Performance Health Care Center I saw my primary doctor, took pain medications and I just figured I was going to have to live with this pain for the rest of my life. I would also not go to work. I tried ice, heat, massage, muscle relaxers, exercise, OTC and rested. These only provided temporary relief and sometimes no relief at all. I was told by other doctors to just lose weight and I felt as if it was just a part of my life. The pain would cause me to slow down at the end of a work day and I would have to lie down and relax more. Since I was a teenager it has been difficult for me to sleep and this pain has caused me to be less physically active with my kids.

Since becoming a patient at Optimal Performance Health Care Center I have had major improvement in mobility and comfort. I have no pain! Well worth the time and money. My future will be much better with no back and neck pain because I can do the things that I want to do!

I would highly recommend Optimal Performance Health Care Center to others who are suffering from unnecessary illness or pain. Thank you to Dr. Van Westen and his staff for working with me on this journey of health!