So to give this practice the review it deserves, I have to talk about my very first visit. I had just injured my back, the day before I went to the ER (which was a waste of $2,500) with crazy pain in my lower back. I couldn’t feel my legs, I couldn’t walk, sit or lay without crying in pain. I spoke to a friend who told me about Dr. Connelly. So I made an appointment, lied to my fiancé and told him I was okay so he wouldn’t miss another day of work taking care of me, and drove myself to the appointment. I was shaking and sweating and tearing up when I was waiting because the more thats how much pain I was in. I was a wreck, they evaluated me and gave me some ice and did stimulus therapy, but it was deemed that I needed to heal a bit before it was okay that they touch me further, they didnt want to do more damage until I was stable enough to access the situation.
Dr. Connelly asked me to be picked up by someone, because I couldn’t even sit in a driving position anymore. To be honest I wasnt even sure if I could stand to move my feet between the brake and gas pedals. He said that he would drop by if it was okay with me to lend me a tens machine and check up on me and give me further instructions on what I can do before he can work on me. So he dropped by, told my sister how to help me around, gave me some tips, gave me a tens machine and told me he would see me soon.
Now, I needed a referral to get it covered by my insurance. My primary doctor has a grudge against chiropractors so I couldn’t get it from him. I tried visiting another doctor to get a referral, but everywhere was either not accepting my insurance or not accepting new patients. I called them and let them know “hey thanks for your help, but I can’t afford to pay out of pocket and my insurance won’t help me”. I got a call back saying that they’ll figure out a way to work with me financially so I can get the help I need. And they did so I could afford to go.
Since the initial visit, I’ve seen Dr. Connelly a handful of times. He promised me within 3 visits I’ll be back to normal. And he came through with his promise! I went a few times after that just for adjustments but unfortunately between traveling and work I havent had a ton of time for a visit. Regardless, I’m doing better than ever and since he got me back to working order Ive been able to keep up on my weight loss goals. Im able to go to the gym at least 3 times a week and do zumba once a week, he showed stretches and exercises that have helped me continue to keep the back pain away. I don’t know what I would have done without his help.