I have been going to Vita Nova Spinal Care since the beginning of January 2012. The results I’ve had from Dr. Chavez’s prognosis and adjustments in this short time I’ve been going have been nothing short of amazing.
I have had migraines for 16 years, which I thought I had handled when I finally managed to reduce them to once a month. Last year I was in two car accidents, one in which I was a pedestrian hit by a car. I received several broken bones and a Traumatic Brain Injury from these. Since then, I’ve had severe neck and back pain, I’ve been constantly tired, and my migraines have increased from 1 a month to 1 at least every other day. Since the accidents, I’ve been in physical therapy with several specialists including manual therapy, trigger point, and exercises to name a few. I had massages about twice a month to help ease my pain. I even tried acupuncture. None of these had any lasting effect on my issues. I’ve been on some medicines, such as Flexeril for muscle pain, Propranolol to try and decrease the severity and frequency of my headaches, Tylenol and Advil. None of these medications made any dent in my symptoms. I can’t take narcotics, as I’m allergic to most of them, so my choice in pain killers was limited. The only medicine that worked was Sumatriptan to counteract the migraines when I got them. However, my insurance only covered 9 pills a month, so after the first 9 days, I was out of luck for help with even that.
Dr. Chavez was recommended to me by Denver Options. As I had tried everything else, I decided to give him a shot, expecting no lasting results. I was impressed with the amount of effort his office puts into just finding the cause of the problem with his patients. Once this was done and I had my first treatment I thought, “That was it? Hmmm… Ok.” I didn’t see a result the minute I left the office, however, I noticed that I slept better that night and the next two days I had no migraines, so I continued to see him.
A month later, I have much more energy than I have had in the past year. I have even been able to take on more responsibilities at work, without any ill side effect. Outside of work, I have been able to come home and do stuff with my family, instead of lounging on the couch because I was so exhausted. My boyfriend has said that my complaining about my neck pain has almost come to a stop. I don’t take any medications for this now, as it really has decreased dramatically. The most amazing thing I noticed is that my migraines are almost non-existent now. This was one thing that was a “hopeful” for me when I started, but I certainly did not expect any kind of effect, as I have never been able to fix them in the past. My headaches have decreased from 1 a day to maybe one a week. The frequency of these are decreasing as I continue to see Dr. Chavez. The severity of the headaches I do get now has become more manageable now. When I get a headache now, I can rest or simply take Tylenol and it will go away. I haven’t been able to use over the counter drugs for headaches for at least 10 years.
Thank you for providing this great service!!