Acupuncture is the only thing that has helped with my chronic pain

Let me start by saying that Steve Phillips’ Acupuncture clinic is the only thing that has helped with my chronic pain. I am only 29 years old and have been suffering from chronic low back pain and hip pain on the left side for over a year. The results of the x-rays and MRIs were that I supposedly had a hip impingement consistent with a labral tear. This basically means that my femur sits improperly in my hip socket and was caused by a tear in the hip cartilage. I think this was caused by a fall from a massive dog knocking me down. The pain spans from my left lower back throughout the left hip, abs, and groin area.

Doctors were less than helpful. I had tried everything before acupuncture including physical therapy, chiropractic care, muscle relaxers, heat & ice, stretching, etc. Nothing helped. After the first visit with Steve, he told me he believed he could help. First he told me I should try to shift my weight forward when I walk. I had been walking improperly to overcompensate for pain in the groin/cartilage area. This has helped tremendously. Additionally, he said I should really start to notice a difference in the level of pain after about the 4th acupuncture treatment.

I noticed a significant difference after only the 2nd treatment. About an hour after the 2nd treatment, I felt so good that I actually went for a sprint/jog. The pain fluctuates on a daily basis but things really started improving after about the 4th treatment. I have been receiving acupuncture treatments for approximately 3 months now. I went weekly for about 2 months and then bi-weekly from there on out. I continue to improve over time. It is a gradual process.

I can’t thank Steve enough for helping me. I was getting depressed and was willing to try anything before surgery. I had heard good things about acupuncture and decided I had nothing to lose. It’s important to note that even if you don’t understand how it works, it DOES work. I had always been an active person but stopped being active due to pain. I am happy to say that I am gradually becoming more active now thanks to Steve. Steve has over 20 years of experience and his prices are very affordable compared to other acupuncture clinics in the Sacramento area. I highly highly recommend this clinic.


Treated (for): Hip Pain

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