Well, I've continued with the treatment and with my research. There are various bits of information I've received but not yet verified that I will not publish. I do, however, want to share my own experiences.
On Labor Day my practitioner made a special trip into San Francisco by ferry (the Bay Bridge was closed for work) to get my 3rd set of treatments done within the prescribed period of time. He has regularly fit this treatment into the billing Veterans Administration Hospital Services accepts. While doing so he has also begun actions to get me treated on a scholarship due to my financial situation. After the 2nd set of treatments I went through a 67 hour period without followup. The pain -- at 8 to 9 on a scale of 1-10 for years -- went down, on Friday, to about
a 2. Saturday evening, 28 hours after the last treatment, some pain sites went up to around a 5, but many didn't increase significantly fromn the 2 level. I then had three treatments each day Monday (Labor Day), Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Right now, 27 hours after the latest treatment and despite my going food shopping today on my cane instead of my wheeled walker, my pain levels are so low in every respect that I have to concentrate really hard to figure out they're about
at a 2 or 3 level. I've been so
being able to stand up STRAIGHT for the first time in more than 15 years that it's been tempting to jump right into mild exercise in an attempt to rush the improvement. I have, however, adhered almost slavishly to the cautionary instructions Peter lectured me with.
I understand that Dr. Whitcomb, perhaps in an excess of zeal, used the word "cure" in reference to this procedure. He also, I believe from what I've heard and read, failed to stress strongly enough that fibro-myalgia sufferers probably will need a treatment every month or two for life in order to maintain the feelings of well being the concentrated sessions bring to most sufferers. All of that seemed very obvious to me, but then, I've been care giver to victims of more severely disabling conditions over the past 20 years. I understand quite well that there has never been a chiropractic or acupuncture treatment that did NOT require regular reinforcing "tune-ups." Unless the great relief and increased pleasure in life either disappears despite continued treatments or is eliminated through some unforseeable damage from the process, I am well pleased with my experiences.
If I fail to find strong corroborative evidence for the information I've heard and read in support of Dr. Whitcomb soon I may well post the data as hearsay. I want to try my best to find such evidence before repeating hearsay, though.
Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 9/13/2009 3:57:44 AM (GMT-6)