As an athlete my entire life I have always been a big believer in chiropractic, but it wasn’t until old injuries and arthritis caught up with me that I learned how valuable a really great chiropractor can be.
Five years ago the arthritis in my shoulders became so bad my orthopedic surgeon told me to stop lifting weights and doing virtually all other upper body exercises or risk completely destroying my shoulders. I was supposed to just take prescription pain meds, use super strong topicals, and hold out as long as possible before total shoulder replacement. About this same time I began having trouble with my knees too. When I met Dr, Lambert he told me the worst thing to do for an arthritic joint is to leave it alone and he put me on an exercise and nutrition plan. The pain lessened and my strength and range of motion increased dramatically. He uses cold-laser technology to reduce inflammation and acupressure to release nerves along with a host of other modalities in addition to manual manipulation of the spine.
In December of 2016 I had total knee replacement and in spite of the condition I was in my surgeon said I was the fittest person he had ever performed a replacement on. With diligent physical therapy and treatment from Dr. Lambert I was hiking the most difficult trails in Big Bend National Park five months post-surgery. As we age it is even more important to take car of our backs and the rest of our skeletal-muscular system, which is why I will continue to see Dr. Lambert regularly.
He once said to me, “I have 80 year old patients who come in with a walker and can hardly move and 80 year old patients who come in for a quick adjustment after playing tennis or walking 18 holes of golf. Which do you want to be”?