At Boca Wellness Center, we have so many happy patients. Here’s one of our favorite stories:
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis in your neck and were told by the medical personnel that there was “no cure” or “nothing we can do” to correct your problem? Well, in January 2015, I was told the same thing and decided to seek alternative methods of treatment. After many months of agonizing pain, discomfort, and sleep deprivation I decided to get an MRI of my neck area which ultimately revealed Degenerative Disc Disease with both anterior and posterior osteophyte formation. I first decided to seek help from my family chiropractor who informed me that this condition is quite common in people by age (60), and with proper treatment, the pain should subside. After 8 treatments I pretty much felt the same. I experienced soreness and pain every time I moved my head side to side and especially when I laid my head down to sleep. The pain wasn’t as severe during the day when I was active and didn’t think about it much. My second appointment was with a local orthopedic surgeon who administered a shot of cortisone in my neck and discussed the options of surgery. Well, the shot had no affect and surgery wasn’t even an option.
My third adventure was at Penbrooke Pines Spine and Neck specialist. After two scheduled appointments, I was still waiting for the doctor to call me back to discuss my MRI results. The call never came, only an apology. ( I got lost in the shuffle). Next, my appointment with a well established osteopathic specialist in Davie, FL had me being anaylzed by a staff of interns who actually worked on my body quite well. But, after three apointments, I was not satisified witht the results or progress. I realized that visiting this type of specialist would require more regular visits which was quite a distance from my home, I decided not to reschedule.
It was now five months since my MRI and I as pretty much feeling the same, lousy. I just about gave up all hope until I read a full page ad in the Sunsentinal newspaper alerting the public to a new treatment dealing with lasers. Dr Fano, a Boca Raton chiropractor, was proficient in this realitively new procedure for arthritic patients and decided to give his office a call. I was greeted by a very friendly and courteous office staff who scheduled me an appointment for the following day. After meeting with Dr. Fano he felt confident that he would be able to make my arthritis much more bearable after just twelve treatments ( 3 times a week ). I thought I tried everything else, why not give this a chance. After only the first visit, I felt that 50% of my pain was gone. I now felt that I had a chance without considering surgery. His weekly sessions consisted primarily of massage therapy, laser treatments and neck, back and spine adjustments. It is also important to note that I was ALWAYS in and out of his office within a 30 minute time frame. Dr. Fano was able to cure my arthritic condition within a 30 day time frame with astonishing results. I still visit his office on a monthly visit to keep everything in place. Dr. Fano has now became our new family chiropractor and I am indebted to him for his vast knowledge of his profession and his commitment to his patients. Great job, Dr. Fano! Thank you again.
Your devoted patient and friend,
Mitchell R. Pavlik
Pavlik Realty, LLC