By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2010
Jacquetta Gormly can comfortably bend, reach and lead a pain-free life, thanks to Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma.
“I can remember a time when just sitting in the car about killed me,” recalls Jacquetta Gormly. Now she comfortably drives, bends, reaches, walks regularly and does water aerobics three times a week.
Until two years ago, back and leg pain was something that Jacquetta thought she would have all her life. It seemed to be the family curse. Everyone in her birth family dealt with this pain. Most underwent surgery, with only short-term – if any – success. Jacquetta’s sister actually had five surgeries; all of her savings were gone, yet the pain persisted.
Jacquetta, too, followed the traditional path: first pain medication, then injections through a pain management program. All the while, the pain continued. She was told that surgery was her only alternative for relief. But she was determined to do something other than surgery.
The Internet introduced Jacquetta to a new treatment called spinal decompression therapy. The idea of gradually and naturally stretching the muscles appealed to her. The more she read about it, the more she wanted to give it a try. The procedure was non-invasive, and that was her top priority – no cutting!
Jacquetta did a little more research and came across Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma, located at 1408 N. Florence in Claremore. She could barely drive herself to the clinic that first day she met with Dwight Korgan, M.D. She had lots of questions, but Dr. Korgan took all the time she needed to address all her anxieties and concerns.
Soon she was saying, “Leave me on the machine all day. I’ll stay here.” It took about six or seven treatments in a two-week period, she recalls, for her to feel like the pain was history. Each treatment involved hot packs, ultrasound, decompression and then cold packs and a stimulator. There was no discomfort.
“It’s a wonderful feeling not to have pain,” she says. Jacquetta soon began low-impact exercises and was doing things she had not been able to do in years, such as driving 12 hours to visit her daughter in Chicago. But another thing she hadn’t done in years is slip and fall on ice. There went her back again, and the pain returned.
Dr. Korgan assured Jacquetta that another series of decompression treatments would bring her back to normal again. And he was right. After just a few treatments, Jacquetta was back to her active lifestyle.
This past Christmas, she once again drove to Chicago. And once again she fell on ice. This time Jacquetta immediately began treatments again and got the same pain-free results. “This is wonderful,” she says. “You can repeat the procedure any time you need it.”
According to Jacquetta, the staff at Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma has gone far beyond ordinary patient care in following up after her treatments. They call to make sure she is comfortable and to answer any questions. Dr. Korgan says that’s just the way they take care of everybody.
Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma also handles all paperwork for insurance coverage. Jacquetta’s only out-of-pocket expense was standard co-pays.
“You don’t have to live with pain,” she adds. “And you may not have to resort to surgery.” People who have no surgically implanted hardware are ideal candidates for spinal decompression therapy.
For more information, call Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma at (918) 341-1250 or visit their website, www.sdoback.com.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.