"Some years ago I hurt my back. I had moved and everything went off without a hitch. Everything was packed onto the truck Friday night, and unloaded Saturday.
Sunday morning I could not get out of bed.
I missed a week of work because of my back. The pain was so strong I thought my body stopped sending the pain signal, and just flat told me the muscles would not respond.
I went to a general practice a doctor Wednesday of the following week, still in a massive amount of pain. I shuffled rather than walked, and every step took the breath out of me. I was given muscle relaxers, and told to lie down. Weeks went by with the pain abating slightly each day. Eventually it was gone, but in a way that allowed it to rear up from time to time and remind me it existed. Last thursday I was in the same situation.
I know that I carried the sink up and down the stairs to the garage and back a few times on Wednesday, and never felt a thing. That night in the shower I twisted just wrong and pain hit me such that I lost my breath for a second. But then I righted myself, stood straight and like that it was gone. All day yesterday there were no signs, nothing. Then while working out, I went to repeat a squat jump motion and nearly fell on the floor.
I spent the rest of the night on my back, on a heating pad on the couch. This morning I had trouble moving to the bathroom, and then when I tried to stand in the kitchen to start breakfast I came close to vomiting (I guess from the pain? It is such a strange and different thing I feel I cannot say for truth) and felt like I was shivering. Back to the couch with me.
I felt like I was broken and there was always something wrong with me.
My wife did a google search and found Dr. Zhou’s clinic and seeing all of the positive reviews for it we decided to take a step out of the realm of what we knew, what was comfortable for us.
I left Dr. Zhou’s office at a much easier pace (and able to bend forward, backward, and even “hula”), and drove myself home. The next day I was more sore than when I left the office, but by day’s end I was doing yoga with ease again.
As of this writing I have had my second visit and the soreness in my back is all but a memory, with only a little stiffness remaining. I have already recommended Dr. Zhou to two of my friends and will speak highly of my experiences there and with the acupuncture he provided."