- February 02, 2017
Hi, my name is John Ramirez Jr. I’m a chiropractic physician here at Florida Orthopaedic with a specialty in chiropractic neurology. I have a wife we get involved with the church do volunteer work there and we also play intermural sports as a softball, kickball, just whatever may be going on in that season. We like to travel. So we try like traveling abroad. So that’s kind of where we’re at right now. The training that including for chiropractic school as they call it, is just like medical school. Although we don’t do as much pharmacology, we do more anatomy. My training in chiropractic neurology, it’s a little bit of a different look at patients and evaluate patients a little bit differently. I look at myself more as a kind of a biomechanical physician, meaning I look at the body as a whole, how the body’s functioning, how the patient is moving. So you’re, you’re using a combination of both physical therapy and chiropractic manipulation to treat these patients. So for neck and back pain is more traditional where people come to her chiropractor for but also treat, you know, extremity pain such as joint pain, shoulder, elbow, knee hip pain. And with my specialized training, I also have a unique way to treat headaches balance disorders and other neurological conditions that people may have. So it’s just a, it’s a different way of looking at things.
My name is Rhoda Marie and I’d had a boating accident in July of 15. I had a serious boating accident, where it affected my lower spine. And after going to physical therapy and not getting any improvement in August, September, October. My regular chiropractor referred me to Dr. Ramirez. And I came to see him and he realized that basically my whole right side was numb and I didn’t even realize my right side of my back was numb down. The back of my leg was numb when I first got him. I could only go on the examining table in a fetal position. That was the only position that was comfortable for me at all. I couldn’t sit, couldn’t stand her to walk my dog, ride my bike. I had chronic pain. After that accident, I was like, I’ve just, I had too much I wanted to do to have chronic pain.
But since then I have gone I rollerblading, I swim, I do something different every day, like I do yoga. And so what I’ve taken up new since I’ve seen Dr. Ramirez is crew. So now I do rowing on the Hillsborough River, but he can tell right away whether I’m out of alignment and he’s just a very caring and compassionate doctor. And during the year he seen my husband, he has seen my daughter, Casey and my son, and they all just say what a marvelous doctor is. He’s just, he’s just very compassionate. He’s very caring. He’s generally interested. And you as an individual and what are your aches and pains and how can I help? How can I find a way to help your life be, have better quality of life?
So what really satisfies me is you know, hearing from the patients, the, you know, when you’re able to help equate patient, you are able to get that gratification. And you hear how you’ve helped them, how you’ve you know, got them along in their process of their injury or their chronic pain. And just hearing from them, you know, even if you change just a little bit to their quality of life is better. I’ve seen that that’s, this has been very gratifying in that aspect.