Chronic Pain from 3 Auto Accidents Was Ruining My Life – Mylo McGowen
“I Wish I’d Come Here 25 Years Ago!”
Chronic pain had completely altered my life. I began working at the age of nine doing heavy, labor-intensive jobs. Over the years, I was involved in three separate auto and motorcycle accidents, injuring my back numerous times. As my pain worsened, I found I could no longer work or do anything that required any physical demands. It got to the point that people would turn the other direction when they saw me coming; they were tired of hearing me complain about my pain. I was miserable. I couldn’t do any of the activities that I once enjoyed, and if I did, I would be in pain and unable to move for weeks afterward. In addition, I found out that pain causes a person to lose sleep; much sleep.
I had been going to my family doctor and to the Veterans Hospital for the past 25 years and was given a permanent prescription of pain killers including Morphine, Oycontin, and Percodan. I’ve had pin point injections and epidural blocks and even been in traction several times, all in an effort to relieve my pain. Diagnosed with chronic neck and back pain, Fibromyalgia, type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea and severe depression for the constant pain, my family doctor told me I had the thickest medical records of any of his patients.
I met Dr. Justin at the VA’s Pain Clinic. After receiving care for only seven weeks, I am happy to report that I am sleeping much better, movement in my neck has improved, and I’ve stopped taking pain killers. Life is getting better. I feel like a new person. Thank God for Dr. Justin and his staff. If I can help just one person understand the benefits of chiropractic care, I’ll gladly let them know. I tell everybody about how great I feel now. I wish I had come here 25 years ago.