Back Pain No Mas

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Back pain has plagued my life ever since I started skateboarding around 6 years old. Who knew that falling on the concrete over and over again would catch up with me.

Fast forward about 22 years and I still have a pretty significant amount of pain.

I’ve been to numerous doctors and chiropractors on the east and west coast and no one has ever been able to provide any answers as to why I am having this pain. MRI’s, CT-scans, Barium CT scans and every other test possible has been done and nothing has ever given me an answer. For a few years I was running very habitually and that definitely helped out a lot.

Once I graduated college and got a nice desk job, the pain started to show its face again. For the first few months of my job I was so mentally drained at the end of the day that I couldn’t bring myself to run anywhere but the couch. Needless to say the pain came back, and I was right back where I started.

I was at a friend’s house on a lovely Saturday afternoon drinking some cold beers in the yard as everyone does in Southern California, and a friend of a friend mentioned to me that acupuncture really helped him. Since I had tried everything else I was game for anything.

After my first visit with Eric Hollander, the pain was gone. I couldn’t believe it. After living with lower back pain for so long I was amazed that for the first time I couldn’t feel my back anymore. The coolest part about acupuncture is that the end goal is to get you out of the office. When I was with my chiropractor, the pain was under control while I was going three times a week, but the day I stopped, all the pain came right back.

I went to see Eric for about 4 months making appointments further and further apart and now it’s been a year and a half since I’ve seen him and the pain is still gone.

Even though I may sing a song of praise about acupuncture it’s not a magic cure. I still have to stay fairly active or else my lower back pain comes returns. I find that if I can run twice a week the pain completely stays away. If I don’t or get too busy, my back is the first one to let me know that I need to get back out there.

After going to Eric for a limited amount of time I learned that acupuncture can help with all kinds of problems: Pain Management, Fertility Enhancement, Mental Conditions, and Digestive Tract Issues, just to name a few.

I’m turning 30 at the end of this month and I can honestly say that I’ve never felt better both physically and mentally and I owe a lot of it to the absence of my pain.
Not to sound too much like an infomercial, but if you’re having any type of problem I strongly recommend seeing an acupuncturist. For me, it was a real lifesaver.

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