I came to Dr. Mancini on Sept. 3, 2004 with several issues. I was 60 pounds overweight and I was suffering with chronic and debilitating pain in my right hip. This pain in my hip was a daily occurrence, sometimes interrupting my sleep with its intensity. It would always hurt to arise from sitting or laying down and I dared not put my full weight on it until after I’d loosened it up with a few steps first.
My hip felt weak and there was a lot of pain. Standing for any length of time was extremely trying and uncomfortable. My range of motion with my hip was also limited. I felt clumsy and lacked agility. My posture suffered more and more as I compensated for the pain by placing more weight on my left hip and leg and though I made a conscious effort to support my weight balanced on both legs I was not able to maintain for more than a few moments. I felt the strain on my back and neck and I worried that at the young age of 45, I was already seriously and maybe permanently impaired physically.
I have been receiving acupuncture treatments from Dr. Mancini, as well as his instruction on trigger point massage and exercise suggestions. I have reclaimed healthy eating habits as per Dr. Mancini’s Phase 1 eating plan and I’ve lost 27 pounds to date. On November 9, I realized that on the previous day I had experienced a completely pain free day with my hip! For the first time in over 10 years. Not only that but I have limberness in my hip. I can take a full stride and twist and turn fluidly and with agility. Before, I always had to move slowly and deliberately so as not to aggravate my hip.
As I sit here and write, I am pain free. As I arise from my chair or bed I feel strength and when I stand I am supported by both sides of my body and I am pain free! As each day passes, the incidents of being pain free last longer and longer, my strength continues to increase and the overall balance that I feel being restored to my body is sheer and wondrous delight to me.
To Dr. Mancini and his staff, I have the highest praise and am forever grateful. Thank you.