back pain testimonial

I’m writing this testimonial for the wonderful care I’ve been given by my Acupuncture Physician, Dr. Debra Gaffney.

I have suffered with back and neck pain for several years. I spend a lot of time on the road and in my automobile inspecting job sites and on-going work as Project Manager for a company based here in Central Florida. I average about 150 miles per day in my automobile. I’m sure the travel, sitting, and type of daily activities I do has contributed to my problem.

Early this year my back pain began getting worse and worse. My personal care and Chiropractor doctors whom I admire and respect greatly didn’t seem to be able to help.

My wife and I had decided to travel, drive to Texas to see our daughter and grandchildren. Sadly, I was reluctant to get on the road because I was hurting so badly. Seeing family was wonderful! I had just bought a new full size Grand Marquis Mercury, hoping it would help and it did some, but my pain kept getting worse and worse. It had gotten so bad I could barely walk. I finally had gotten to the point I just didn’t know what to do.

I began having lower back muscle spasms about 5 to 10 minutes apart!! All day and much of the night 5 to 10 minutes apart!! It was the worst constant pain I have ever felt! And we were 1,000 miles from home. We finally, painfully, made it home. After suffering for another week a friend suggested Acupuncture. I had happened to see or was lead to an ad Dr. Gaffney had run in the local paper. I explained my problem to her. Her friends, family, and patients call her Rusty, and so I do too.

She immediately suggested some food products I should stay away from, and some that should help. She began treating me with Acupuncture. The first treatments were three times a week and then twice a week and finally now once a week as needed.

I’d like to share that I had been in pain for more than a year and that it kept getting worse. Finally it had gotten unbearable. I had to stand very slowly for fear of what pain I would feel and not knowing of exactly where it would be. It could be my neck, lower back, spine base or even between my shoulder blades. It had gotten so terribly painful I couldn’t sit on ANY type of hard surface!

When Dr. Gaffney began my treatment, she was very kind. She seemed certain she could help and said she felt that I would see a substantial change in a week or so. She was absolutely right.

I can’t put into words adequately how much the doctor’s care; Rusty’s care has improved my general well-being. I will say I’m a forever patient when on occasion I’m not so well and will forever be grateful.

Sincerely, R.H. September 17, 2007