Although I haven’t seen you in a while, I wanted to write you a thank you testimonial because my one visit at your office changed my life.
When I met you, you immediately heard me, you suggested based on my past medical history (already having seen a doctor and trying physical therapy etc) to have an MRI rather than waiting and making me come back and forth to the office as many other doctors would have tried.
You then gave me great advice – get a standing desk or you’ll be back for surgery. Your straight talk saved my life in so many ways. In fact, I’ve provided your sage advice to many others that standing desks are beneficial especially for people with back pan (or not) or work at companies where long hours required.
During our visit, you spent time talking to me about the medical facts and my potential for being a candidate for surgery due to my pain from 3 herniated disks, but that it was not the only option. You offered eating tips some closely related to the Paleo Diet (cut out processed foods, eat more fruits, veges, and protein, avoid bread, gaseous foods in my case, limiting dairy, chocolate, common sense, etc) and other pain relief ideas. Believe it or not, I am one of those A type personalities that listened and tried it.
Soon after I bought a book called Paleo Diet, I adhered to it strictly for the first 30 days then modified as the author suggested, I lost 23 pounds in about 13 months without even trying. Then after many months, I started to resume modified yoga and tennis *sorry just can’t give it up*.
However, the biggest pain relief I had was time and the “standing desk.” Guess I was one of the lucky ones.
Thank you again for helping me and going beyond what was required to help my future and provide me the facts about the surgery, alternatives, and healthy choices. I appreciated your visit and sage advice until we may meet again.
I also concur with your thoughts that women take calcium and magnesium together, along with their Vitamin D’s.. etc..
All great things you managed to say in 1 doctor’s visit to me. It made me feel special.
You are a great doctor. I never knew there was a cure for “pain” and it was so much about food and managing timing (lots of time).