One morning I was awakened at 1 Am by the incredible numbness in my right thumb. I shook my hand and massage my thumb and finally the circulation returned to normal. However, this sensation really frightened me because I didn't understand what was causing it.
The symptoms then started to happen during the day. I would have tingling in the thumb and index finger as I was gripping the pins on a clothes hanger. Eventually I read an article about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and it confirmed my symptoms. The treatment options were based on the seriousness of the condition and it could involve surgery. So one morning as I was sharing this woe with my sister, she brought my attention to an advertisement in the Daily Breeze "FREE Ultrasound Screening for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at CROSS CHIROPRACTIC CENTER".
Dr. Starnes explained to me in a very compelling and creative manner the philosophy of chiropractic care. He had props, charts, pictures, and a sense of humor that encouraged me to trust him. The man sense.=) Then he demonstrates this new laser therapy on my right arm. I actually saw and felt the before and after effect of this "thing" strengthening my arm. What a technology!!
However, I did hit a wall of fear when I realized the commitment of 3 times weekley spinal manipulations. The popping sounds in my head caused great anxiety. Dr. Starnes was compassionate and unrelenting in answering all my questions and demonstrated to my through his props what he was adjusting in me, what was the sequence of events, and how long it was going to take.
Within 10 visits (3 weeks) I have noticed a great improvement in my body.