Real Help From Acute Daily Pain
This patient was experiencing acute pain daily. She had muscle and leg cramps at night, and she woke up with pain every morning and could not even touch the side of her jaw or ears. She described the pain as an “eleven out of ten.” However, with only a month of treatments at Functional Medicine Center of MN, the “eleven out of ten” pain is gone!
Plus, she had neuropathy in her legs and feet for over 15 years, which she believes was initially caused by a lower-back injury from years ago. The neuropathy resulted in progressively losing feeling in her left leg and foot, and the numbness was moving to her right foot. The pain, cramping, and numbness caused her to be very unsteady, and she worried about falling. However, after treatments, her balanced has improved dramatically.
Sharon: Hi, I’m Sharon Patterson. I live in Maple Lake. I’ve been here for about a month now.
Dr. Robert: Yeah, it’s been about a month. What did you come in with, and how long were you having…
Sharon: I had progressively less feeling in my left leg, and it was beginning to be starting in my right foot, my big toe and my right foot wasn’t functioning, uh, just a feeling of numbness. And I had a lot of pain when I first got up in the morning. I’d have headaches, uh, when I’d go to wash my face, I couldn’t touch the sides of my jaw, my face, my ears severe pain.
Dr. Robert: How severe would you say? 11 out of 10!
Sharon: 11 out of 10! Over 10.
Dr. Robert: Just so excruciating
Sharon: And it worried me because I thought, well, maybe it’s that carotid artery thing or whatever, you know. But Dr. Maudi has been working on that, and I’d have to say it’s been very painful, but she’s worked on it, but now I haven’t had any of those pains.
Dr. Robert: It’s gone.
Sharon: Yeah, it’s absolutely so that 11 out of 10 is gone?
Dr. Robert: It’s gone. And then, how long were you dealing with neuropathy in the feet? How many years?
Sharon: Oh, at least 15. Probably more than that. I had something of a back injury years ago. They said it was in my lower tailbone, and it went from the injury to the numbness in my leg and foot, and I just felt real unsteady on my feet, you know, And i. You know, let’s say I’m 70 plus, so I was worried about falling.
Dr. Robert: Yeah, and just have you noticed an increase in steadiness?
Sharon: Yeah, I think I have much better balance now. I still hold on going up and down the stairs. I’m not exactly dancing on the stairs but
Yeah, I do. You know, I feel a little more secure and just even.
Well, now, obviously, we’ve got ice to walk on, whatever too.
Dr. Robert: And are you being woken up by the pain anymore?
Sharon: No, I haven’t had any of the muscle cramps or leg cramps at night anymore, either, so that disappeared
Dr. Robert? And so, within the last month, a lot of changes happened that you’ve had for 15 years.
Sharon: For a month working with you, yes.
Dr. Robert: Well, thank you for sharing.
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