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My dentist knew what he was doing when he referred me to Dr. Johnson after a diagnosis of TMJ. Now, after only a few weeks of treatment, I am gratefully pain free. Many thanks to Dr. Johnson and his friendly, knowledgeable staff for working together to make this happen.Dorothy Addoms
I have been a competitive ballroom dancer for more than 20 years competing in
both Rhythm, Smooth and Standard styles. I compete in regional, national and
world class competitions. In addition to dancing, I have a career as an
Information Technology (IT) manager for a defense contractor in St. Petersburg,
I started going to Dr. Johnson after injuring my back at a ballroom dance
competition. He took the time to evaluate the injury and determine a treatment
regime that would allow me to continue my competitive dancing. He often
evaluated me before and after my treatments to ensure that I received the most
improvements that I could. I appreciate all the time Dr. Johnson takes to
ensure I can be in the best condition.
I think it would be more interesting if I actually had some tragic reason that I could blame my back problems on. Nothing serious happened to me, my back just decided that it wasn't going to work right, overnight. One day, while working on a small refinishing project, I turned to pick up a drawer and had excruciating pain shoot like a thick band of electricity across my lower back. It paralyzed me and nearly took me to the ground. I couldn't pick my feet up to walk without pain shooting across my back and down my right leg. I didn't know what I did, but I surely didn't want to do it again!
Of course, I went to my regular doctor, and the only remedy available was a shot to ease the "trauma" and medication to control the pain. They didn't have an answer for what happened, or an idea of how long it was going to take to heal, but I was lucky enough to get a referral to Dr. Johnson. The doctor's office told me they were having good results with sending patients to Dr. Johnson for sports therapy kinds of injuries and I should give him a try. I had been to chiropractors before and was a bit skeptic. They seemed to be more interested in selling me the latest supplements they had just been to a seminar on, or trying some new kind of laser/heat/brace therapy treatment they just bought equipment for, but I went on the recommendation of my doctor.
On my first visit to Dr. Johnson, I was met with very courteous staff, and a Chiropractor that did much more than make a quick assessment of my situation, give me a quick adjustment and tell me to come back the next day. He was genuinely concerned about my back pain, about my range of motion and the overall health of my back. He asked a lot of questions and continued to show genuine concern about my progress on subsequent visits. He taught me how to stretch. At first I couldn't even do that without getting out of bed. Eventually, I could move to the floor and stretch. Now I stretch every day. He taught me how to participate in the healing of my back. This was totally different from my previous experiences with other Chiropractors who seemed to want to get me to be dependent upon them.
That first visit was just over a year ago. It's hard to believe when I went to his office the first time, I could barely move. My L-5 and S-1 still have their problems, but Dr. Johnson has improved the overall health of my back to where most days I am pain free, and when I'm not, I've usually stopped doing something that I need to do for myself on a regular basis.
I recommend that you give him a try and see what he can do to help you learn how to heal.