My younger brother had a hideous accident last week. He had a fall at home, shattering his left leg. The surgeons held off for a day to stabilize him before performing surgery because they were worried he would lose his patella (kneecap). The patella is not necessary to have, but it makes the leg look very deformed if it is removed.
My brother is still young. He was worried about not walking, or walking with a limp, or needing a device like a cane or walker for the rest of his life. Lots of prayers were said. After surgery, the doctors said they saved the patella! My brother is in for a long, tough road of rehabilitation to be able to walk normally, but we have the highest hopes.
Most Chiropractors are against everything that has to do with the medical community. I have always found this to be a very narrow viewpoint. My brother is a case in point. I am an exceptional doctor. I can assist in repairing even a horribly degenerated spine, but any Chiropractor would have been useless for my brother’s injury. A skilled surgeon was needed, and my brother got one of the best in the valley. I will always be grateful for medical care when it handles a situation like this.
Barry Stanley, D.C., C.I.C.E.
Active Life Health and Wellness