An avid ballet dancer and horseback rider, I was devastated when I injured my spine last Christmas. The disc herniated in the accident caused nerve damage, resulting in excruciating pain that kept me from any physical activity.
I'm an avid dancer and horseback rider. PinnacleCare found me an alternative to chronic back pain — acupuncture.
On my own, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who had performed knee surgery on my son years ago. This doctor prescribed a pain medication. When that didn’t help, he offered epidural steroid injections that did not provide any pain relief either.
When I joined PinnacleCare, my health advisors suggested other orthopedic surgeons as well as a naturopathic approach. At this point, I was open to trying something new so they scheduled an appointment with an acupuncturist and naturopathic physician.
I’ve been seeing this physician for acupuncture every 10-12 days. Alleviating my back pain has been the focus of the treatment. Subsequently, I’ve begun walking two miles a day, which I haven’t been able to do for the past six months, and I was finally able to go back to my ballet class.
I told PinnacleCare that this physician has been a godsend and seems to genuinely care about my health. I haven’t felt this good in ten years, and I am very thankful that I took the naturopathic route and found such an excellent doctor through PinnacleCare.