January 22, cialis malady 2007 – Fibromyalgia patients… take heart! Are you sick of your “fibro fog” brain and your extreme fatigue? Do you want to have fewer aches and pains? Do you want part of your former life back?
I did too! With a combination of chiropractic adjustments, viagra nutritional supplements and education about nutrition, Dr. Wellens has been instrumental in improving my quality of life!
There was a time when I had to avoid going to the mall or large stores unless I could use a wheelchair. Even if I tried just going for one thing without using a wheelchair, my legs and feet would throb so badly that I would be forced to sit on the dirty store floor until the pain subsided before I could go home! There were other times when I got so exhausted doing a short errand that I couldn’t even make a small decision about what to buy, so I had to immediately put down my selections and go straight home. Worse yet were the times when I was out shopping alone and would suddenly feel so light-headed and foggy-headed that I knew it was unwise to be driving, but I did anyway so I could get home!
I spent 6 years going to doctor after doctor, including an internist, endocrinologist, rheumatologist, neurologist, podiatrist, psychiatrist, physical therapist and pain management specialist. Each one ordered copious medical tests for me which never revealed physical causes for my symptoms and they subscribed many types/strengths of medications, with little success.
In fact, the pain management physician just wanted to mask my pain by subscribing opiates which I rejected because I wanted to be able to function! The neurologist simply told me that there was nothing the medical community could do for me… that I would just have to learn to live with the pain! I guess I don’t have to tell you that I came out of that doctor’s office feeling very depressed.
It was through a friend that I heard about Dr. Wellens. I had already unsuccessfully tried regular chiropractic care, but I took a chance on him because he was a board certified chiropractic neurologist… a specialist I had yet to try! I was pretty skeptical that anyone could ever help me at this point, but I figured I had nothing to lose by just going for a consultation. Boy, am I glad I did!
At my first appointment, I learned that Dr. Wellens studied nutrition as an undergraduate, so he came to the table with that knowledge as well as musculoskeletal education. He explained that he personally had experienced a debilitating medical problem which he struggled with for a long time, but was able to get under control and manage with the same things he was going to prescribe for me. (That alone went a long way in persuading me to give him a try-he practiced what he preached!) He successfully explained to me, in a manner which made logical sense, how and why he could help my particular situation. He sent me home with articles to read, patiently answered my questions and acknowledged my pain.
I have been seeing Dr. Wellens for a year now and my quality of life is SO MUCH BETTER! I have cut back and even stopped taking many of the medications I used to take. His chiropractic adjustments have alleviated a “stress knot” in my back that has given me pain for 30 years AND I can shop for 1-2 hours at a time! I now even enjoy taking my puppy for long walks without suffering painful consequences! Although I sometimes have “flare-ups” of my symptoms, they happen much less frequently and for shorter periods of time.
Since Dr. Wellens began treating me, I feel so much healthier and happier! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him and would gladly talk to anyone about my positive experience under his care.