To Dr. Marin,
In 2006, I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis (PF) and spent the next 10 months attending physical therapy, three times a week. In June of 2007, the pain in my left foot reached the point that I was advised to have surgery. After surgery, I spent another seven months attending physical therapy and although the pain had subsided somewhat, I had chronic reoccurrences at least twice a week. Over exertion on one day led to two or three days of light activity to recover, but the pain never really stopped.
I finally decided to try Acupuncture, as I had heard it might help. I must say I was completely shocked when after the very first treatment I had NO pain in my left foot whatsoever! I then thought it would be temporary and would return the next day – but it did not. I have received several more pain treatments (not so much for chronic pain but for light pain associated with being able to do more on my feet now), and after each treatment, I leave with ZERO pain in either foot!
This has changed my quality of life, and I only wish I had started this therapy before I was talked into surgery, as I now believe that I could have avoided it completely. Furthermore, the middle back pain that I have wrestled with since a 2000 car accident has pretty much gone away now, since the first treatment, enabling me to sleep for longer periods without turning all night long to get comfortable!
Thank you, Dr. Marin, for your expertise, professionalism, clinical atmosphere, guidance and most of all, your treatments, as I continue to feel so much better every day. Shame on me for not looking into acupuncture earlier!
Federal Law Enforcement Officer
(individual results my vary)