I am a 65-year-old woman with a history of severe arthritis and osteoporosis. I have had both my knees replaced, a 12 inch rod put in my hip and my right shoulder replaced due to the arthritis. I was scheduled to replace my left shoulder in February 2012. My daughter finally convinced me to see Dr. Chavez and after a few months of nagging from her I gave in. I was raised to not believe in chiropractors and not encouraged to go to one by my physician.
When I first saw Dr. Chavez I was not expecting any improvement in my pain and discomfort that I dealt with on a daily basis. After my first visit at Vita Nova I was amazed at all the physical and health issues Dr. Chavez was able to share with me. After two treatments not only was I feeling much better but also I had absolutely no pain in my left shoulder that I was told needed to be replaced as I had no cartilage left between the joints. Since my treatments I have been able to do amazing tasks with my arms that I could not do before. I now can lift my grandchildren, bathe them and play with them with no pain. Before treatments I would be in pain for days after doing any of this. Nightly I would put an ice pack on my left shoulder in order to sleep and wake without much pain. Now I can even sleep on my side without a problem. I can’t believe what a difference Dr. Chavez and Vita Nova has made in my life. My happiness has returned since I’m no longer in severe daily pain. I recommend Vita Nova to all my family and friends. Dr. Chavez is my hero.