I found out that I have scolioses when I was in my mid 20’s. It started with back pains that never seemed to go away. When I had myself checked the Doctor told me I have scolioses which at that time I didn’t know what it was. The doctor said curvature of the spine.
He told me to do some exercises and after a few months the pain went away. I started to have pains again in 2008 and when my Doctor did an x-ray and MRI he told me my scolioses moved a little.
I don’t know what happened but the pain went away. Or it would come back every now and then but I just carried it with me since it was bearable.
Until last May when I had a “car accident” (if you have been following my blog you will know that someone hit our car along EDSA) and I suffered a whiplash a few days after. My neck was so painful. It never went away and my back started to hurt again.
As usual I just carried the pain except for my neck I drank Ponstan.
When I had lunch with my friend Pam Garcia a few weeks ago I mentioned to her randomly that I am having neck pains and my scolioses is starting to bother me again. She told me you should see my nephews. They’re Chiropractors and they just arrived from the states and opened a clinic here in Manila.
A few weeks before Pam and I had lunch Vito was asking me to bring him to a Chiro. “Mom, I need to see a Chiro.” I didn’t take him seriously because Vito always has body pains due to his intensive work outs. I always bring him to his orthopedic every time he is home from school.
And a few days before I saw Pam, Claudia has been complaining of lower back pain. Ever since she started to play tennis again she’s been suffering from lower back pain and it has been getting worst. So, she went to her orthopedic and he requested for an x-ray of her lower back.
To cut the long story short, I was meant to have lunch with Pam. Lol.
I promised Pam I would go and visit her nephews.
Dr. Miguel Flores and Dr. Gabriel Flores. Doctors for the millennials. 2 young doctors who are very passionate of what they do.
I first met them in the “community dinner” that they host once a month. They invite people and explain what they do. I told Doc Miguel in the community dinner that I have scolioses and I have severe neck pains after my “car accident.”
He told me I should see Doc Gab. He is the one who knows what to do with me.
Doc Gab is the Philippines only Toggle Recoil Upper Cervical Chiropractor. “The Toggle Recoil technique is utilized in the correction of the atlas vertebra. This method is dedicated to the restoration of health and healing of the body.” – Pam Garcia
That same week I went to see Doc Gab at their clinic in Jupiter Place along Jupiter Street in Makati.The first person you see is Rita, their secretary.She tells you to log in and fill up some forms. When I was done filling up the forms I was lead to the office of Doc Gab. Doc Gab asked me a few questions on why I was there and I told him my situation. Doc Gab then started to explain to me what they do. As a Toggle Recoil Upper Cervical Chiropractor the only thing he will touch is the atlas vertebra. Atlas vertebra is that bone that connects our head to our spinal chord. This is what an atlas vertebra look like. (As drawn by Doc Gab)This small bone connects our head to the rest of our body. If this bone is mis aligned then our whole body gets affected.
For him to know if my atlas vertebra is mis aligned he first scanned my nerves.
Their xray room. In less than 10 minutes I found out that my atlas vertebra is so mis-aligned and according to the results of my nerve scan and my x-rays it has been mis-aligned for the past 10 years already.
Rita scheduled me for my next appointment where Doc Gab will adjust my atlas vertebra. He has to study my xrays first so he will know how much he will move my atlas.
I was itching to go back to the clinic asap and have my atlas adjusted. Thinking that I have been walking with mis-aligned atlas for the past 10 years made me feel so unhealthy and unfit.
A few days after, I was back in the clinic to have my atlas adjusted. This is where Doc Gab adjusted my atlas.
It took less than 15 minutes for Doc Gab to adjust my atlas. I didn’t feel anything. After adjusting me he brought me to their waiting room.
I have to lie down for 25 to 30 minutes without moving after I was adjusted. They gave me a headphone to listen to music so I won’t get bored.
After 30 minutes Doc Gab came back and slowly helped me stand up. I have been suffering neck pains since May and after I was adjusted my neck pain was gone. I did not feel anything anymore.
Doc Gab was so amazed ’cause usually a patient will feel the response or result after a few days. Some after a week. Some after a few adjustments.
Doc Gab said I was the second patient that had an instant response to the adjustment.
I felt so light and relaxed. And the most important thing is my neck pain was totally gone. While I was in the car on my way home I kept on rotating my head to check if the pain is still there.
I am free of the pain.
I told Vinny, Vito & Claudia right away when I got home. And right now, as we speak, Vito & Claudia are both with Doc Gab having their atlas adjusted. Vinny will go when he’s no longer busy.
I went back a few days after I was adjusted and Doc Gab scanned my nerves again. This time my nerves were no longer that crooked unlike the first time he scanned me.I’m very excited to see Doc Gab again for my next appointment.
Read about the extensive chiropractic exam here.
Please visit their clinic for more details about how to learn to “live with health and not disease.”
Dr. Miguel Flores/Dr. Gabriel Flores
N8 Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Unit 301 Jupiter Place
136-138 Jupiter Street,
Bel Air Village, Makati.
Telephone numbers 5536218 or 0917-5710212