When my doctor told me he wanted me to consider surgery, I did. I thought about the pros and cons of having surgery, and the cons list was much bigger than the pros. If there was a guarantee that it would be successful, it would not have been an issue at all. However, there was no possible way to promise that it would work. I was tired of the pain though, so I asked my doctor if he thought a Santa Barbara chiropractor would be able to help me with the pain before I gave surgery the green light.
I could tell that he was hesitant to give his approval, but I told him I was really worried about going through with surgery before exhausting all other issues. He finally gave his blessing for it as long as I stayed in constant touch with him too. I had no problem doing that, so we agreed that I would follow up every two chiropractic appointments with a trip to him so he could make sure I was doing okay. The next step was finding a chiropractor who could see me, but that was very easy to do too.
That was my first experience with a chiropractor, but it definitely was not my last. The chiropractor made me comfortable from the start. I expressed the doubts of my doctor, and this chiropractor had no issues with having his work double checked. That gave me such a good feeling, and my own doctor is now a believer in chiropractic care too. He told me that the surgery may have helped me with the pain, but that the chiropractic care did 100 percent. Now he advises other patients who are contemplating surgery to see the chiropractor that I still use to this day. I think my doctor has even become a patient!