Featured Success Story at the office of Dr. Desirée
What do over 30 doctors, including (but not limited to) four osteopaths, four neurologists, two neurosurgeons, five pain management specialists, one vascular surgeon, one acupuncturist, two chiropractors (NOT Dr. Desirée), and no less than nine orthopedic surgeons (five spine, four ankle) from notable institutions have in common?
None of them could help me.
"They could not explain the cause of, nor offer me any relief from, an intermittent, but excruciating, pain in my right ankle that I have battled for six years. In spite of countless MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans of my ankle, back and brain, two 3-phase bone scans, a venous Doppler, five electromyograms, six spinal injections, three nerve block injections in my ankle, and five ankle surgeries, I continued to suffer. I was given several nerve-pain drugs, including Neurontin, Lyrica, and Topamax, that not only failed to help but resulted in several very bad side effects (including nausea, fatigue, and muscle weakness). Vicodin didn’t help, nor did Bextra (which gave me a full-body skin rash) nor did 2400 mg/day of ibuprofen-which led to prescriptions for Prilosesc and Prevecid to protect my stomach. I had a very difficult time working and I could no longer do the things I loved most (eg. hiking, hunting and fishing), resulting inn a 35 pound weight gain. The consequent stress led to other prescriptions including Xanax, Lorazepam, Lexapro, and Cymbalta (which gave me horrible night sweats) to treat the resultant anxiety and depression. You don’t want to know some of the things that I considered doing to stop the pain.
Then doctor #33, a wonderful podiatrist, sent me to see Dr. Edlund D.C. Nothing happened overnight, but by the 12 th visit the pain stopped! I don’t mean lessened; I mean stopped! It was so strange not to hurt! I am currently continuing my treatments, and as of this writing, I have been pain and drug free for over seven weeks. It is nothing short of a miracle. I have started going on walks again, my work life is back to normal, I’m sleeping all night, I have a fishing trip planned (the first such activity in five years) and a hunting trip planned for the fall! How can I ever repay you for convincing me (which, I’m sure you’ll remember, took some doing) to give you and your team a try? Your concerted efforts have given me my life back; something 30+ doctors from all over southern California couldn’t do. God bless you all. I will be forever grateful”