Dr. Derrick Stanbrdge December 17, 2018
Several years ago I had carpal tunnel surgery on both arms and it did not go well. The doctors found that the surgeries had traumatized my nervous system. It was decided that an implanted spinal cord stimulator was going to be the best treatment. It did help quite a bit but it also caused migraines so I didn’t use it.
The rod that was placed in my broken leg bent so I also have different leg lengths which causes leg, back, and hip pain. It was because of this issue I was sent to see you for a leg length measure to have a pair of shoes made that would even out my legs.
When I came in to discuss the results of the leg x-rays, you went above and beyond why I was there and asked why my fingers curled into my wrist and my arms curled up across my chest. I explained to you what the problem was and you asked if you could try something. I had tried everything else so I was all for it.
You want to try neck decompression. you thought it would probably take 2 appointments to show a difference. I did both appointments and after I got home, I realized I could put both arms out straight and hold both hands flat and it didn’t hurt!
I was so excited that when I came in for my next appointment, I held both arms out straight with both hands out flat toward you. “I have not been able to do this for over 20 years!”, I exclaimed.
I am so grateful that you made the decision to treat the whole patient and not treat only what I was there to see you for.
My arms are still straight and my hands are still flat. It has been 3 years! I will always be grateful that you went above and beyond.