Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain (bilateral neck pain, low back pain, muscle spasm), Chronic Fatigue
(Martin, see #82 7-20-02, #129 8-2-03 YT , from West Virginia) – Martin has returned to CA for treatments from Dr. Tong since he last came in July 2002. Martin has been suffering from 20 years of anxiety and depression. Four and a half years ago, he was in an auto accident with severe whiplash. He underwent physical therapy and alternating ice/heat. His pain got progressively worse where he had to go to teach with ice packs in his pants. He consulted chiropractors, 4 different pain clinics, and was prescribed drugs. He began with small doses, built tolerance and had to increase his dosage. When those drugs did not work, he had to combine this with other drugs. He felt that his body was becoming mummy-like with spasms, and he was mentally suicidal from the severe chronic pain. Before seeing Dr. Tong, he was on 260mg of morphine per day. This week, Martin has had 4 treatments. He has been able to cut his medication in half (medication for pain, anxiety, and muscle spasms). He now has hope for his condition, whereas in the past, he felt that there was nothing the doctors could do for him. It has been 6 months since Martin last saw Dr. Tong. He was still on 160 mg of Morphine at the time. Now after treatments with Dr. Tong, he is down to 60 mg of Morphine/day.
His wife Becky, who suffered from indigestion, acid reflux, and sciatic nerve pain is also doing much better. Martin also brought his mother from West Virginia for her excruciating knee pain. Her pain has also decreased dramatically.
Herniated Disc in Neck, Shoulder Pain, Back pain, Hip Pain, Leg Pain, Diabetes, Weight Loss
Marilla (see #92 9-28-02, #95 11-2-02) Because of insurance reasons, Marilla, a registered nurse, has not been able to continue treatments with Dr. Tong for a couple of months. However, she continues to improve. Before she began seeing Dr. Tong for treatments, she could not even walk. Now she is exercising and walking 25 minutes per day, she is completely off her medication, and she has lost 40 pounds.
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