Low Back Pain, Neuropathy, Big Toe Pain, Pain in lower legs | Johnnie Testimonial

Low Back Pain, Neuropathy, Big Toe Pain, Pain in lower legs | Johnnie Testimonial


Dr. Currie: Today is August 14, 2013, and
we’re at Arkansas Spinal Care & Neuropathy Treatment Center. And this here is Johnnie,
she’s a patient here of mine and Johnnie, today’s your last day and we’re gonna miss
you. Johnnie: I’ll miss ya’ll too. Dr. Currie: Miss Johnnie, will you please
tell us what brought you here to my clinic? Johnnie: It was my back. Well and my neuropathy. Dr. Currie: Your neuropathy as well. So let’s
talk about both of them individually, okay? Your low back, how long did that bother you? Johnnie: About 10 years. Dr. Currie: About 10 years. That’s quite a
long while. How had that changed your life? Johnnie: Well, I couldn’t go anywhere. Couldn’t
get in the car. Couldn’t get out of the car if I got in. Dr. Currie: You know what I remember on your
first day of care, I walked out to your car with you and had to help you get in your car. Johnnie: Uh-huh. Dr. Currie: I just remembered that. Johnnie: Yeah I remember that too. Dr. Currie: That’s something, huh? I mean,
life’s a lot different now, isn’t it? Johnnie: Yeah, it is. Dr. Currie: Well, what about the neuropathy? Johnnie: Well, it started in my big toe. It’s
in both of my feet. It started up in my ankles. It’s up to about here. You’ve helped me a
lot. Dr. Currie: Good. That’s awesome. Now I’ve
been looking in the computer each day when you log in and you rate your pain levels and
everything. For quite a while now, the last two, three weeks, you’ve been doing real well
in here. What would rate it at, if ten is extreme pain and zero is no pain. Where are
your pain levels at this point? Johnnie: A zero. Dr. Currie: A zero. That’s awesome, isn’t
it? You know, would you have ever thought that was possible before you came here? Johnnie: Well, I was in hopes, and I prayed
about it. Dr. Currie: Yes, ma’am. Yes, ma’am and that
goes a long way. Johnnie: Um-hmm. Dr. Currie: I’m so happy that you became a
patient here. Johnnie: I’m happy too. Dr. Currie: What would you tell someone that
you thought might need care here or that was maybe looking at having neck or back surgery
or had really bad neuropathy pain? What would you tell them if their doctors told them there
was no hope or that they…..you know, we get a lot of neuropathy patients that their
doctors tell them that there’s nothing that can be done. Johnnie: I did, I did. They told me there
wasn’t nothing to do about it. Dr. Currie: What did you have to say about
that? Johnnie: I said okay but I went to you and
it’s okay. Dr. Currie: Thank you. That means a lot and
that’s gonna help a lot of people. Johnnie: And my back, it’s a lot better. We
have a dining room where I live, and I go there to lunch. And I’ve been walking on the
walker, and the other day I went in there and I didn’t have my walker. And all of them
stood up and clapped. Dr. Currie: That’s awesome. And you know,
before you came here you weren’t even close. Like we talked about, trying to help you get
in the car that first day. I mean, that was not even close to happening and now here we
are six and a half weeks later. Johnnie: Before I would have to have people
sometimes take me out of the car. Dr. Currie: Yeah. Well, thank you so much.
That’s a great testimony, and it’s going to help a lot of people. Johnnie: Thank you.

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