Chula Vista, CA
Before DRX: I experienced terrible pain on my low back, buttock and all the way down my right leg. For months I was only able to sleep and lay down 3-4 hours each night. I could not sit for long periods of time. I could walk, but slowly. I had a hard time because I couldn??t do much at home. I could not put my socks and shoes on. I had a herniated disk for years. I learned to live with the problem and the pain in my low back. My orthopaedic doctor recommended surgery, but I did not want to have surgery. In February 2008 I ruptured the Disk by coughing. It was the worst day of my life. I felt pain from my shoulders all the way down to my toes. I was taken to ER and they did not find the problem. (No MRI) They only gave me Morphine. I wasn??t able to move or walk for days. When I saw my orthopaedic doctor after a week, he thought I only had a flare-up. (Still no MRI) The pain got worse and worse with time, but all he did for me was give me medication and kept me off work for months. I knew I needed to do something about it, either have the surgery or find another alternative. Thank God in June I found Dr. Bell. He ordered the (new) MRI and told me I had a ruptured disk and that I was a candidate for his treatment. That same day I decided to start the spinal decompression knowing that the DRX was a non-invasive treatment and that my pain was worse each day. I said, ??I have nothing to lose?, and had the confidence that God had sent me to Dr. Bell??s office.
During DRX: I had my ups and downs during the treatment, but was never worse than before the DRX. It took several visits before I felt improvement. One thing everybody needs to know is that the treatment is not painful at all. You will be sore, but it??s normal due to the spinal decompression. I had a lot of hope in Dr. Bell and his treatment, and he didn??t let me down. He gave me more visits than what I paid for because he wants his patients to get better and because he really loves to help people. Dr. Bell and his staff did more for me than what I expected. I don??t have words to tell you how much I appreciate all they did for me. I love them and God Bless their family and their business.
After DRX: I feel great! Now I don??t have pain in my low back, buttock or down the leg. I have no numbness, no tingling. I sleep my 8 hours a day, not 3 or 4 hours like before. Now I can put my socks and shoes on. I feel I have my life back. PLEASE TRY THE DRX BEFORE SURGERY! Dr. Bell will do whatever it takes to help you get better because he cares about you.
Laura Saldana, Administrative Assistant, El Cajon, CA