Ramah Lee P.
Chula Vista, CA
I have been a very active athlete throughout my life. I am 59 years old and enjoyed bowling 4 times a week, golfing, and playing basketball with my 13 year old grandson . . . until I ruptured a disk in my lower back! The pain became so severe that my husband had to take me to the hospital emergency room in a wheelchair. The ER doctors gave me Morphine and Dilantin and x-rayed my back. They sent me home with Percocet, saying that my back was ??not broken?. The pain got worse, despite the medication, and after a few days, was traveling down my left buttock, hip and leg. I was really hurting, but my doctor assured me that it was only ??sciatica? and she prescribed Prednisone. I asked for an MRI of my back, but the doctor said they (my HMO) would ??not even consider it?. Well the pain got worse, so I went to an acupuncturist, Dr. Donna Kater, who gave me one treatment. When I returned with no improvement, she told me that it was more than just sciatica and immediately referred me to Dr. Bell, since he specialized in treating severe back pain.
After Dr. Bell reviewed my medical history and examined me, he was confident that I a disk herniation in my lower back, and ordered an MRI at the center below his office. I was praying that Dr. Bell would be able to help me. He analyzed the MRI and told me that I had a very severe ruptured Disk, but that he could help me. I started my daily treatments on the DRX9000 and I began to feel pain relief after my second week of care. I also bought a ??zero gravity? chair that Dr. Bell recommended, and a Tru-Comfort Mattress that both gave me relief at home.
My primary care doctor got mad at me for trying spinal decompression and told me that it wouldn??t work and that I should get my money back. Instead of spinal decompression, I was told that I should have physical therapy and exercise for my herniated disk. Since I could barely move, I knew that kind of therapy would not help and would eventually lead to surgery. Most doctors recommend back treatment that does not cure or heal you, ie. pain pills or surgery. Dr. Bell??s treatment on the DRX9000 has healed the herniated disk in my back, without drugs or surgery.
Now I am ??pain free? and am able to do all of the things I was doing before this happened, including bowling! Dr. Bell has prescribed a program of muscle and spine strengthening exercises at his clinic before I returned to bowling. I am so thankful to Dr. Bell and Cyndi for what they have done for me. I watched my brother, who had surgery on his back, become an invalid. He was bound to a wheelchair and he died at only 54 years old. I thank God for Dr. Kater??s honesty and professionalism, who referred me to Dr. Bell. Finally, I just want to thank Dr. Bell and Cyndi for their compassion, love, kindness, patience, and positive attitude, and also the DRX9000!
Ramah Lee Peralta, Bonita, CA