In 2010, at the age of 26, I began having severe side pains which landed me in the emergency room numerous times. Several times they sent me home without a specific diagnosis claiming they were fairly sure I was alright. Finally, ultrasounds showed that I suffered from a very common medical condition called endometriosis. After a very uncomfortable surgery and very painful recovery, the doctors told me that I would probably not be able to have children without medical planning and treatment.
When I first met Dr. Pickman I had just been in a traumatic car accident and decided to seek chiropractic care. After going over my medical history, Dr. Pickman’s enthusiasm and passion for the Gonstead Method and proper chiropractic care (spinal corrective care) being used to treat ALL health related conditions became very apparent. He explained to me in our consult that spine curvature and the nerves extending from the spine are connected to vital organs and explained to me the connection between spinal health and proper organ function. After looking at the x-rays of my back, both Dr. Pickman and I were convinced that the endometriosis I suffered from could be directly linked to the lack of curvature in my lower spinal region.
I began traction, excercises, and regular adjustments right away. Over time I noticed a significant difference in my posture, the pressure, and the pain I was feeling in my back.
Not even one month after I finished my treatment with Gonstead Chiropractic (and Corrective Care) I became pregnant, without medical intervention, with a healthy, beautiful baby girl.
Her name is Miko Lucy Masuoka and was born on September 21, 2013 weighing 5lbs 15oz. I thank Dr. Pickman and the people at Gonstead every day for not only the gift of my amazing daughter but by having a hand in bringing her into this world without invasive medical procedures and loading my body with harmful chemicals! I am a firm believer in the Gonstead Method and will continue to frequent Gonstead Chiropractors in the future.