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I Couldn’t Take The Shoulder Pain Any Longer. Now, I Have Almost Full Range of Motion and No Pain

Baker Chiropractic Patient Tim V. and Dr. Garrett Knuckles
Dr. Garrett Knuckles and Tim V.

In the spring of 2017,  I started a project in my backyard. While working on that project I injured my right shoulder.

At first I didn’t think much of it, although I couldn’t raise my arm above my shoulder. I thought it was just soreness and getting older catching up to me.

The problem persisted for a few more weeks and became very painful if I moved my shoulder in almost any direction. It was getting worse rather than getting better and I was also having trouble sleeping with this condition. I was stubborn and let it go for a few months, just dealing with the pain. I finally couldn’t take it any longer.

After experiencing going through hernia surgery the year before and dealing with my insurance and a high deductible, I decided to try chiropractor care instead of going to see my regular doctor and an orthopedic doctor.

At first I was a little skeptical. After my first couple visits and my examination/evaluation by Dr. Garrett Knuckles, I was still a little skeptical but thought it best to give it a try. Man was I glad I did.

I was given a plan to have 3 adjustments per week for 3 months. After the first couple weeks I made some decent progress and was very happy with how things were going. Dr. Knuckles had told me that shoulders were tricky at the beginning and that it will take a while to see some good progress.

The next couple weeks, honestly and frankly, were not so good. I didn’t think I was making any more progress, and at times thought I was going backwards. The range of motion was staying the same and the pain had actually increased a little. Dr. Knuckles could tell I was getting a little irritated and depressed. He reminded me again this is part of the process, it will get better. Well he was right.

The last 3 or 4 weeks of my treatments I have seen steady improvement in range of movement and very little pain. I almost feel back to normal now at the end of my treatments, having almost full range of motion and no pain.

Dr. Garrett Knuckles and the entire staff at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness were very professional and kind, always making every visit a positive experience. I will recommend them to all my friends and family and will definitely be back for regular treatments.

Tim V.