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Date: Monday, 15 September 2003
Name:  Erica Schultz
Main Condition
Main Condition:  Fibromyalgia
My Brief Story
Brief Story:  I am eighteen years old and I attend Pittsburg State University. To briefly sum up the last five years, I have been to hell and back with my health. It started in eighth grade; the doctors thought that I had a classical case of shin splints. As luck would have it, I never got better after that until I came and saw Dr. Brooks.

At one point I was diagnosed with Chronic Exertion Compartment Syndrome, and I had surgery to try to correct it. After surgery, I got worse and worse. All of the doctors I have seen range from K.U. Med Center to Mayo Clinic. At one point I saw an herbologist from Florida. One could honestly say that I have been everywhere possible to try to get better. Through out these five years I was in unbearable pain; I missed school all of the time because of my “unknown” disease. Every doctor that I went to said I was their mystery patient and they promised that they would keep trying to find me an answer. When I was in high school, I could not think beyond that I wanted to play the sports I played before. I didn’t really think of all the long term effects that I could experience.

If I thought I had it bad in high school, I hadn’t seen anything until I got to college. All of a sudden I was sleeping at least fifteen hours a day and in constant pain. I missed a tremendous amount of class because my body physically could not get off the couch to go. After a while, weird things started happening to my body. My muscles would freeze and I wouldn’t be able to use them. I was in more pain than I had ever experienced before. I ended up going and seeing a doctor in Joplin and she diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. This of course terrified me, being eighteen. She ended up putting me on medication and I had quick results... After a couple months I noticed the tiredness was back and the pain seemed to be increasing too.

My aunt heard about Dr. Brooks on tv and that he had a lot of luck with Fibromyalgia patients. I went to see him and my spine was definitely out of line. He corrected it, but I didn’t feel the instant relief that I heard everybody else talk about. I continued to come back but wasn’t feeling any better. One day he told me that he wasn’t going to ask me to go off my medicine, but he did think that I would have better results with his treatments if I did. The first time he said this I shrugged him off. I felt like I could not give up my medication because I was scared to go back to that awful feeling again. When I went to see him two weeks later, he suggested that I go off the medication again. This time I told myself that I had nothing to lose and if I got worse, I could always go back to the meds.

My life was changed by one decision! The weekend I went off them I slept all of the time, but that Monday morning I woke up and felt like a different person. It was a very gutsy decision, but it was the best decision I have ever made. I got my personality back that I haven’t had for five years. Everything was changed. I have held my alignment since I went off the meds. The best advice I could give anyone would be don’t be afraid to try. The treatment is painless and it might be scary to go off meds, but think about how much better your life could be. I know mine has changed: I have one now!

Good luck with your treatment! Erica Schultz
Chiropractor's Details
Name:  Dr. Robert Brooks
Practice:  Brooks Spinal Care
Has own X-Ray equipment.
Street Address:  1722 South Carson, #3100
Suburb/City:  Tulsa
State/Province:  Oklahoma
Postcode/Zip:  74119
Telephone:  918-587-7111
Fax:  918-587-1177
Email:  frontdesk@brooksspinalcare.com
Web Site:  www.brooksspinalcare.com
Chiropractic Technique:  NUCCA
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