We're sharing some great news today, Friday with our patient Cheryl.
In December, Cheryl was scheduled for knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in her left knee, which was confirmed upon imaging. Unsure of whether she was ready to pursue a major surgery or not, and seeking a more conservative approach, Cheryl was referred to me by another patient and decided to go for it.
Three months later, Cheryl remains 90% improved and never had a surgical procedure on her knee of any kind.
I've seen Cheryl a total of 6 visits over those 3 months, and her treatment included full body and extremity adjustments, including to her hip, knee, and feet. It included organ system work, in particular to the gall bladder and intestines, often which contribute to knee problems. The gall bladder is often involved in knee problems, is also related to a major knee muscle, and houses the body's own anti-stiffness factor. We also gave Cheryl dietary recommendations, supplements and homeopathic remedies to support joint health and in general her optimal healing. Cheryl was a wonderful patient who was complaint with our treatment plan.
There are many times where surgery or drugs will be recommended before they are absolutely necessary. While we have become somewhat desensitized to the idea of surgery, due to the wonderful surgical advances we've made in this country's medical system, having a surgery is a major deal. It is a major stressor to the body. It doesn't always provide the solution we are looking for as well. I always advise people to seek second and third opinions and to try a holistic and conservative approach which addresses the true underlying causes first. Exhaust conservative methods first. In Cheryl's case, it saved her from surgery.
A big thanks to Cheryl for sharing her success story with us!