I was working at a desk job. My work station was poorly set up and I worked long hours accompanied by a lot of stress. I started noticing numbness in my left foot. I ignored it. Then the numbness crept up my leg to my knee. I ignored it. Around the same time I pulled a muscle in my left leg really badly while working out at the gym. My symptoms got worse. I began to limp and I lost control of my left foot. My genital area became numb and I began to lose control of my bladder and bowels.
I went to a medical doctor who performed tests; MRI, x-ray, Nerve conduction velocity, etc. It turned out I had two bulging discs in my lower back. I hoped this would explain my situation. However, to my disappointment, the doctor said my symptoms were far too severe to be caused simply by two bulging discs. He treated me anyway, hoping to see some results. I was put on very strong anti-inflammatory medications. They didn't work. I was put on steroids, didn't help. I was sent to physical therapy, that didn't help either. The muscle relaxants for my cramping up at night helped a little. After seeing no significant improvement, the doctor referred me to a Neurologist.
Before going to the Neurologist, a friend told me about a Chiropractor named Dr. Zail Khalsa (see list of doctors and specialists in the USA). He told me how much he had helped him so I decided to give it a try. I was sick of tests and pills that didn't work.
My husband and I went to Dr. Khalsa office. He was very warm and the environment was welcoming. I told him of my symptoms and we talked about my health history. He analyzed my situation and recommended care that included: chiropractic adjustments of my spine and coccyx and a new outlook on how I viewed my health and the healing of my body. I started to see results after 4 or 5 sessions although he explained to me that everyone reacts differently. The healing process, he further explained, can even include regressions. I started viewing my condition in a new way. I no longer got scared thinking about it but rather I enjoyed thinking about my healing. I felt empowered and in control.
My symptoms started getting better. The numbness went away; I regained bladder and bowel function, the cramping up at night stopped. My motor control is improving. I am much more aware of how my stress affects my body. Things are so much clearer. I am confident that I am on the right path. I wish I had come here from the very beginning. From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful for the day I met Dr. Zail Khalsa. He is gentle in his approach and goes according to your comfort level. He listens. He cares and is truly committed to helping others. He makes sense and helps you create an environment to improve and maintain your own health and well being. If you want to better your health, please see Dr. Khalsa. He won't let you down.