I have had a pain in what I thought was my right hip for more than 5 years. I have had x-rays taken and even an MRI and they kept saying there was nothing wrong with my hip. My doctors could not find anything but the pain kept getting worse and worse to the point where I could not walk 25 feet without having to drag my leg due to the pain. It felt like bone on bone in my hip and severely limited my mobility. My doctor recommended I go see Dr. Reina who has a chiropractic practice at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I had never been a big fan of chiropractors so I was hesitant but the pain was intense and I was tired of not being able to walk very far so I decided to go. I can’t tell you what an idiot I have been to wait all this time to go see Dr. Reina. My brother has been telling me for years to see a chiropractor but I didn’t listen. During the first visit after my examination Dr. Reina told me the problem was not in my hip. I had a lower back problem because I was walking incorrectly with my left leg and it was over stressing the right side of my lower back which was causing the severe pain. He gave me an adjustment, some stretch bands and showed me a couple of exercises to do with my feet. (At this point I should mention that I have severe COPD and pulmonary hypertension which means my feet, ankles and legs are always swollen tight as a drum.) He had me walk after the adjustment and I could not duplicate the pain no matter how much I walked. I figured it would come back for sure so I left and they scheduled an appointment for 3 or 4 days later. I told the Dr. that I bowled on Mondays and he told me to go ahead and bowl. When I went back to see him I told him I had no pain walking during the week but after bowling my back tightened up. It was not the same pain but it still hurt. He said I’m walking better now and the exercises are working so keep doing them. He told me I just strained some muscles I had not been using during bowling and then gave me a different type of adjustment and the pain went away. I walked almost 2 miles last Saturday, pain free.
I cannot thank Dr. Reina enough! All those years of pain and he corrected it so quickly I still find it hard to believe. If you are a doubter in Chiropractors, as I was, and you have pain — go see Dr. Reina. Don’t be an idiot like me and suffer unnecessarily. This guy knows what he’s doing. Don’t be afraid to give it a try.