Dr. “Z” is, truly, one in a million. His personalized care has changed my life forever. I will never be able to thank him enough for not giving up on me.
In 1979, and again, in 1993, I had reconstructive back surgery correcting my S-shaped spine (scoliosis). It left me with a serious phobia regarding spinal manipulation. It also left me with zero range of motion due to complete spinal fusion extending to my hips, and a forward-falling posture resulting from “Flat Back Syndrome.” That was me until 2011.
My initial visit to Dr. “Z”, in 2011, was for a serious neck injury. The “old” me cried every time. But like a magician, Dr. “Z” used song and conversation as misdirection until one day I could not figure out what I was so upset about. At this point, I trusted him implicitly with my care, and we were able to move forward with my treatment.
All of 2012 consisted of re-training my musculature. Dr. “Z” even designed custom exercises to meet the demands of my restricted mobility. It was never easy, and sometimes discouraging, but so rewarding when the commitment was actualized.
It is now 2013, and I am a new person! My family and friends cannot believe the difference in how I look and move. My corrected posture makes walking, and simply standing, sustainable. Now I can be on my feet for hours and still want to do more.
To anyone who reads this – change takes time, patience, and commitment. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: “Never, never, never give up!”
Thank you again Dr. “Z” for not giving up on me!