Low Back Pain Gone and Life Back!


After suffering for a year with Low Back Pain, Don felt relief after just a few visits…

And now he has his life back.  Don is a very active retired man who enjoyed a very active lifestyle, until relentless low back pain seemed to sideline him for good.  Here’s Don’s story in his own words:

Low Back Pain relief - Stuart FL“About a year ago, I hurt my back helping one of my kids move, a task I guarantee will never be done again. The injury to my back hurt terribly when I was in the prone [laying down] position. Needless to say it made sleeping extremely difficult, if not impossible, and I felt miserable. The lack of sleep and the stress it caused combined to create another health issue when my heart went into aFib (atrial fibrillation). My back hurt 24/7, my heart was beating irregularly, and my active lifestyle came to a crashing halt. I was nearing the conclusion that my life would never be the same.”

“For my low back pain, I saw a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and two chiropractors. I did 25 physical therapy sessions with traction, ultrasound, heat, and massage. I had over 20 injections to various locations in my back, and took a ton of muscle relaxers. Net result: NOTHING WORKED.”

For my heart, I had two cardio versions (electric shock to the heart) that put my heart in rhythm, but lasted only a few days. On November 1st I was sitting on the couch and noticed my heart had gone back into rhythm on its own. It has remained that way for over six months and I feel fine. Go figure…”

“I found that walking eased my low back pain slightly, but I needed a new pair of running/walking shoes. Rather than go to a big box store, I went to Fleet Feet in Jensen Beach where I was fitted for a great pair of sneakers. I was telling the sales woman about my low back pain, and she recommended that I see Dr. Dan Rukeyser at Vital Wellness. She said that she, and many elite runners and athletes, see Dr. Dan with outstanding results.

At this point I was ready to try anything, so I made an appointment.

Prior to the appointment I sent my x-rays and MRI to Vital. On my first appointment Dr. Dan did a complete review of my situation and determined that all the things I had previously done [for the low back pain] had no chance of helping. He said that I had a muscular/tendon/nerve condition, not a structural issue.

We began treatments that day, and from day one I noticed the improvement in my low back pain. I have had treatments for the past two month and they have done wonders.  I have my life back. I’m back on my road bike, getting the mileage up each week. I’m playing golf again, and am 95% pain free.

Sleeping is no longer an issue and my heart has stayed in normal (sinus) rhythm.”

“Dr. Dan Rukeyser and the staff at Vital Wellness gave me my life back.”
Don Crowley

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