Left Hip Pain, Left Upper Thigh Pain, Ankle Pain, Low Back Pain, Avascular Necrosis
Hilda (from Garden Grove, CA) This 54 year old Hispanic female had extreme left hip pain that radiated down to her thigh, knee, and ankle for 2 months. The pain was so severe that she started to use a wheelchair. She consulted chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, and had MRI’s and x-rays done, which turned out to be negative. She was then diagnosed with avascular necrosis and was told by the orthopedic surgeon to refrain from putting any weight on her left hip. Physical therapy only aggravated her hip pain more and she needed a lot of pain medication to numb the pain. Hilda also complained of low back pain for over 20 years from an auto accident. After 2 treatments with Dr. Tong, she had no pain and did not need any pain pills. She is also no longer using her wheelchair. She is emotionally more stable and secure now, whereas in the past she had fear and was emotionally uncertain.
Fiji (caller) – Cause of Fibromyalgia
Juan (caller) Manic Depression, Medicine vs. Alternative Therapies
Low Back Pain, Right Knee Pain, Thrombocytopenia, Left Sided Weakness from Stroke, Depression
Judie (see #165 8-14-04, from Escondido, Ca) This 61 year old Caucasian female had a stroke 5 years ago which caused her to have left sided weakness, numbness, and pain ever since. She also complained of low back pain and right knee pain. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with a low platelet count. She had a bone marrow biopsy, spleen scan, and blood work done, which all came back negative. She went to the Mayo Clinic where doctors wanted to take out part of her spleen. All of the above caused Judie to become extremely depressed to the point where she could not get out of bed. After 2 treatments with Dr. Tong, she has no more pain. She does not need to drink wine and take a SOMA in the afternoon anymore. She is also able to wear her shoes on her left foot now without taping them to her foot. The strength is gradually coming back to her left side. Most importantly, she is no longer depressed.