When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and I'll be 54 this year, so from 13-54 I've had back problems.
The school nurse wanted to send me to the ER in an ambulance at age 13 because of how crooked my spine was. I've had chronic back pain my whole life.
May the 10th of 2016, I fell two stories from a broken rung on a ladder. I fell onto my back (landing on concrete) and absolutely smashed one vertebra and herniated 3 discs. A part of the lower back that was supposed to be an inch and a half thick measured about an eighth of an inch thick.
The neurologist I saw wanted to put me in a brace and said that I wouldn't walk for 2 years. I was put in a brace from my pelvis to my neck.
My dad gave me info about a colleague of Dr. Marmorstein's who referred me to him.
After I saw him, I was out of the brace. I had been eating codeine like M & Ms, but was able to throw them into my glove compartment after one visit. Two years ago, I broke my neck at C3 or C4, but now have no more difficulty in that area.
I don't have back pain any more. My back does not bother me a bit. Now I come back every 6 weeks for a tuneup.
I really like the Kinesiology and Pain Neutralization Technique treatments since they don't require heavy manipulation.
Dr. Marmorstein, on a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give you a 12.