Pain No Longer Steals My Active Lifestyle

Juli Gordon and Dr. Patrick Baker
Juli Gordon and Dr. Patrick Baker

My name is Juli Gordon and I’ve been receiving chiropractic care from Dr. Patrick Baker for 5 weeks.

What has Dr. Patrick done for me? He has done something no other orthopaedist, chiropractor, spine specialist, massage therapist, physical therapist or medication could do. He has given me back my life.

For the past 2 years, pain has robbed me from living an active lifestyle.  2 years ago, at the age of 46, I was an avid marathon runner and triathlete.  Over the years I’ve had some back pain, hip pain, and SI joint pain, but nothing that could ever keep me from enjoying a very active lifestyle.  Life isn’t worth living if I can’t be on the go.

Due to my own stupidity of running a marathon on an injured foot, I found myself in an air cast and crutches on and off again for about 4 months.  Although my foot heeled, somehow by hobbling around in a boot, I developed excruciating lower back pain that left me completely incapacitated. Now instead of running, biking and swimming, I found myself unable to do even the simplest tasks around the house without experiencing a stabbing pain in my lower back.

Turning to look out a car window, picking up heavy objects, even sitting up in bed were very painful.  Sleeping became an impossible feat. I could only lay on my back, literally unable to roll to either side due to pain.  The stiffness and inflammation that would build up in the nighttime would leave me barely able to get out of bed and walk in the morning.  I became very unsteady on stairs. With the exception of walking, my beloved daily exercise became a thing of the past.  I couldn’t understand how I went from being in peak physical condition to a feeble state in a matter of months.  No MRI, specialist or therapist could identify and treat the invisible bullet in my back.  I sadly resigned myself to the fact that I would live with chronic pain for the rest of my life.

That all changed when I met Dr. Patrick Baker.  Dr. Patrick, using the Gonstead approach to chiropractic, immediately identified the problem. He was confident, even when I wasn’t, that he could restore my body and decrease my pain.

After 2 years of failed attempts by other providers, in only 5 weeks, Dr. Patrick has decreased much of my pain and allowed me to return to a normal life.  Not only can I do simple things like rolling over in bed, turning in my car, and picking up heavy items, I am now able to do intense gym workouts – performing exercises I haven’t been able to do for 2 years! I’m so confident that I am on the road to recovery that I am already planning for my next, most challenging marathon yet, in just 6 months.

I am totally sold on corrective chiropractic.  I will continue to do my home therapy and receive consistent chiropractic care temporarily. If I feel this good in only 5 weeks, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me 6 months from now.  I’ll let everyone know how I’m feeling AFTER I finish that marathon!”*

– Juli Gordon

*Please note, there is no guarantee of specific results with our care and results may vary. Please contact us to discuss your specific condition.