Success Story – Sheila Hall

Success with Chronic Low back pain due to degenerative arthritis.

I first came to Optimal Performance Health Care Center on September 9th, 2015. I had been suffering from daily back pain for 30 years from multiple car accidents, falls walking the dogs, falls on ice, falls playing soccer and 41 years as a vet tech. I started my day for 30 years with low back pain when I awoke in the morning. Prior to coming to Optimal Performance I had tried heat, ice, exercise and I had seen my primary doctor who took x-rays and diagnosed me with Chronic Degenerative Arthritis and prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxers. I saw a chiropractor who I felt made it better and then worse. I saw different physical therapists who prescribed different exercises. Those doctors and treatments gave me some temporary relief but I still continued to suffer with bouts of extreme pain so then I used the muscle relaxers and pain medication to deal with the problem. I had been told by multiple doctors that I would just have to live a life with daily low back pain. I was totally frustrated with this chronic daily pain. It caused me to miss work, not go hiking, not do photography, I could not clean my floors and the pain would wake me nightly to change sleeping positions.

Since becoming a patient at Optimal Performance Health Care Center I can now wake in the morning without any lower back pain! I sleep through the night. I can stand in one spot without any pain for long periods of time! And I do not need to use any muscle relaxers or pain medications and I can spend more time shopping since I can stand and walk for long periods of time without any pain which my husband is not so enthusiastic about me shopping. I am now in control of my back pain and look forward to a future without pain. I can now go hiking and spend more time walking in nature with my two dogs which makes me very happy. I will continue to recommend my friends and family to Optimal Performance Health Care Center.