Hello! I have never written a testimonial before but, I do feel my story needs to be heard. My name is Tom and I am 61 years old. For the last 7 plus years, I have suffered from excruciating pain in my lower hips and back when attempting to walk more than 50 yards. The symptoms would be burning and stabbing pains going down the front of my legs, my hips feeling like steel rods are being driven into the sides of my hips and lower back pain. The pain was so bad at one point, just sitting in the chair watching TV the top of my legs would feel like they were numb, asleep and tingling. Then it would feel like knives were being jammed into them. I have a knot a little larger than a golf ball in my left butt cheek and I was told it was my piriformis muscle ceased and was part of the pain and walking problem.
The things I have tried in the last 7 years to correct this condition were countless X-rays and MRIs, physical therapy, heat massage, and electroshock therapy. In addition, I’ve had Cortisone and Steroid shots put into my hips and lower back as well. I have tried chiropractor adjustments too! I even went as far as attempting dry needling. (Which was no fun!) None of this gave me any relief whatsoever. The doctors and even orthopedic surgeons went as far as to tell me it was not arthritis or bursitis. So, after being told what it’s not over and over and over again, I started to believe that this is just the way the rest of my life will be when it comes to walking.
Then a co-worker of my wife’s mentioned to her about acupuncture. A friend of hers was treated by an acupuncturist in Virginia Beach and had excellent results. So, my wife researched acupuncture in the Bedford/Lynchburg area and we talked it over. I was very reluctant and did not believe it would do me any good but, thinking to myself, at this point, what do I have to lose. So, we chose Acupuncture Works LLC, spoke and met with Deborah Farley. I told Deborah my pain history and admitted I did not have a lot of faith in acupuncture. I really and truly thought it was BS! Deborah’s reply to me was, “one of the great things about acupuncture is you don’t have to believe in it, in order for it to work.” So, I had my first session. After it was over, my wife and I were walking back to the car and she pointed out to me that I was not limping and I was standing up straight while I was walking! I am now here to tell you straight up, we left there, went to two separate grocery and department stores, and I walked around for over an hour with no pain at all! When we got back home, I unloaded the groceries and other goods we had bought which consisted of 5 to 6 trips up and down five steps carrying the stuff into my home with absolutely no problem. The following Friday I had another treatment came home got up Saturday and Sunday and raked leaves as well as used the leaf blower for approximately 6 to 7 hours each day with no pain. I have to admit at this point I had a tear in my eye. I was truly amazed that I could walk without pain, it had been so long. I have gone back for 1 more treatment and now I have been on a three-week break of no treatments and still walking around with virtually no pain! So, bottom line, this good ole’ southern country boy is eating a lot of crow and admitting acupuncture from Deborah Farley at Acupuncture Works LLC, really can make a difference in your life.
One final note; she is currently treating me for the alpha-gal allergy and I am expecting nothing but great results with that too! The very best advice I can give anyone if you are having any kind of health problems call her. The only thing you possibly have to lose is a phone call but please do not hesitate calling Deborah at acupuncture Works LLC at 434-237-0302 you will not regret it!
Living life to the fullest again thanks to Deborah!