Before I met Dr Velez I was a thirty-something feeling like a sixty-something. I was unable to run any more than 10 steps without enduring days of debilitating pain and discomfort. I had constant pain in my back and legs to the point where I had accepted pain as my burden for the rest of my life. This had been my “reality” for 5-8 years. I had visited numerous general practitioners who would all listen to my complaints, nod sagely and then prescribe yet another round of pain killers. These doctors all said to me “You have scoliosis and that’s something that can’t be treated all we can do is give you painkillers.” I asked a couple of the general practitioners whether seeing a chiropractor might help and they were very dismissive and frankly made me feel bad for asking.
After my pain increased to the point where I could barely stand for more than 5 minutes and the painkillers were making my stomach ache, I took a friend’s advice and made an appointment to see Dr Velez. What a difference! After taking X-rays and performing numerous other tests the verdict was “We can fix you.” Dr Velez kept his word and following his care and guidance I am now pain free. I get much better sleep no more pain waking multiple times in the night. I can run again. This has been the biggest turn around in my health in my life, I cannot recommend Dr Velez’s care and skill highly enough and would encourage anyone with persistent pain to make an appointment as soon as possible. Pain is not inevitable and you can be free!