Chiropractic Symptom: Trigeminal Neuralgia
I am a patient that is a stay at home grandma and a housewife. I first came to Elliott Center of Chiropractic because I have been suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. It started one day while I was taking a sip of ice water and suddenly there was a sharp shot of pain through my right ear. I didn't have any accident or trauma to cause it. That was five years ago and this intense pain continues and completely disables me. I have searched out anything that may help. I went to 13 doctors; neurologists, chiropractors, ENT docs and my primary care physician before I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. I have been hospitalized three times for a total of 46 days. I even had brain surgery to try to help the pain. Nothing worked though. When I was in the hospital the surgeon, my primary care doctor, the hospital staff, and the neurologist all stood by my bedside and shook their heads and said they didn't know what else to do to relieve the pain! It was such a hopeless feeling. All they did was give me more pain meds, but I still suffered.
I found out about Elliott Center of Chiropractic through my brother and Dr. Mary Schrick, and started coming in March [8 weeks now]. Dr. Sprague is my doctor and she is great, very friendly and professional. Since I've been coming, the pain has almost gone away! My medical doctor and I are slowly weaning myself off all my meds and I am doing great! I feel more energetic and feel like I am doing better overall. I suffered 5 years too long and hope that anyone suffering gives this type of chiropractic a try. Even with the most skilled medical doctors at my side I was still suffering. I am so grateful for Dr. Schrick for letting me know about the advanced type of care given at the Elliott Chiropractic Clinic. I have been given a new lease on life.