ACC provides the best care for every patient everyday. Patient journeys to well-being are the stories of ACC and they tell that story best. This is the sharing of Ms. Lê Thị Nguyệt Oanh, 53 years old, who lived in Hang Trong street, Hanoi.
“My back pain started over 20 years ago and recently I experienced some difficulty in walking with my hammer toes condition, especially when wearing shoes. For a long time, I have gone to many hospitals for help and often take medication for pain relief. The medication could not actually heal my injury, and only temporarily stopped the pain for a while and then it would return, over and over again. The symptoms were getting worse and the local doctor suggested that I go for a surgery. I was quite terrified of being cut and started looking for another alternative treatment instead. Fortunately, a colleague of mine suggested for me to visit ACC where her back has been treated successfully. I listened to her and met a doctor of Chiropractor – Dr. Erik Waarderburg. Dr. Erik very kindly and carefully explained my situation from the root cause to the symptom. After a detailed consultation, we figured out that I have a 70-80% flat feet condition which leads to the bunion (hummer toe) and spine imbalance. Like most people, I would not even think that there would be any relation between foot and spinal health. The truth as I finally learned is that the feet is the foundation of the whole body, and a fallen arch cannot provide stability when we walk to support the entire weight of the body. So the feet and spine have very close association and any misalignment affecting one can impair the function of the other. Dr. Erik prescribed orthotics designed to correct my feet problems and relieve the pain. I also followed a care-plan of 15 sessions including chiropractic adjustments, physio therapy, DTS and laser treatments. Chiropractic is the main treatment as Dr Erik shared that “When we correct the spinal structure, it would mean correcting the whole body function. Chiropractic adjustments help with the back, knees and feet, by specific motion and alignment of the spinal structure” Dr. Erik said.
If you have the same symptoms like mine or even if you are still healthy today, chiropractic care will be beneficial for you. Symptoms are the last to appear and normally when they can be felt, the condition would have already happened. We check our eyes, our teeth, but we do not think about checking a most important part of our body – our spine. Without a properly functioning spine our health will certainly deteriorate.
I learned a lot from my experience. Chiropractic is not just about pain care. Chiropractic can also help prevent future problems and supports the optimization of our health from a new born child to the state of geriatrics.
I would like to thank ACC staff and Dr. Erik for their wonderful and most courteous as well as professional help throughout my treatment at ACC. I felt very comfortable every time that I am at the clinic and most importantly, I am already feeling the improvements. I’m confident that ACC will finally fix my problems.”Leave a reply →