In August 2017 I was in a bicycle accident and broke my hip and shifted my pelvis. Within a few hours of the accident, I had to undergo an emergency surgery consisting of 3 pins inserted into my hip to hold my bone together and stabilize my pelvic structure.
Four weeks after my surgery and two weeks after stopping pain meds, I started experiencing severe pain in my left leg, back, and hip, along with sciatica nerve pain from my mid back to my foot. I could not sleep or rest in any one position for more than 20 minutes. Faced with the stark pain, I started back on my pain medications. Due to the risk of the bone not re-bonding, my mobility has been dependent on crutches, throwing my whole body out of alignment with an onset of atrophy.
When I described my pain to Dr. Gridley, he determined this was most likely a soft tissue issue, and suggested we try cold laser therapy and biomedical acupuncture. I have had acupuncture in the past, so knew it would help. What I didn’t anticipate was the dramatic difference after just one treatment. The muscle and sciatica nerve pain were gone that night. My flexibility increased. I slept for 10 hour without any pain medication, and could sit down for extended periods.
I plan to continue this treatment along with physical therapy, to help speed up my recovery and help regain my strength and flexibility. I highly recommend Dr. Gridley for anyone who is experiencing post-surgical pains associated with soft tissue for great results!
I look forward to my appointments because I know that I will not only feel better, but look better too. Dr. Gridley treats many athletes in many different types of sports, he is very knowledgeable and conscientious of the needs of athletes. I know, for me, this treatment will remain an integral part of my training and recovery regimen!
– Ronnette S.