Instant Results for a Woman with Scoliosis
I am a very practical, open minded, health conscientious person. BUT, cupping had me scared from hello. I’d been a long time participant and advocate for regular deep tissue work and adjustments when cupping entered my social media. So, being who I am, I researched it; I followed those I trusted and knew who were utilizing it; but I just couldn’t get past the pictures of the process. SCARY. Freaky as my daughter would say.
I have scoliosis and powerlift and have a mostly desk job, as well as coach for wellness and nutrition…I value and know how important it is to train our bodies, feed our bodies, and rest our bodies. By all means cupping made scientific sense. But I was nervous. I asked a lot of questions, and one night I got a nerve of courage, and asked Dr. Mork a gazillion more questions and booked an appointment. I quite frankly was a little worn out from deep tissue work, and thought worse case, I’d find a chiropractor I love closer to my office. BUT, unlike deep tissue work for me, cupping, without copious amounts of mental focus, instantly relaxed my muscles without tensing them. It was uncomfortable, but not teeth gritting like deep tissue work could be, and oddly relaxing. PLUS, the recovery was almost instantaneous and the lingering affects longer. My skin was a little tender, but after the first session where marks lasted for 6 days or so, subsequent sessions’ marks have faded in 1-3 days depending on the spot and tenderness is spotty at best. My back and hips aren’t nearly as tight as often now despite hard training and desk sitting. I’m like boom, shacka lacka…cupping for life.
Hip Fracture Causing Hip & Low Back Pain
At the age of 13 I suffered a growth plate fracture on my femur bone which caused the ball of hip joint to be sheered off with a lack of a better way to explain. This fracture resulted in having two pins placed in the joint to allow it to heal. One year later the ball had lost blood supply long enough during the original injuring causing osteonecrosis or death of that part of the bone. They removed one of the pins and adjusted the other to stabilize the joint again. I have had with this hip issue most of my life now and have had to learn to work around it to do things I want to do. Doctors and specialist have always told me that I should be careful and that I need a hip replacement but I am way to young for that. I became more and more active as I got older making my way into a gym around my mid 20's. I can say that I have competed in a Figure Competition, 15 mile Tough Mudders and my most loved sport Powerlifting. I did these things with pain, steroid shots and finally lots and lots of NSAIDS and Ibuprofen. In the last year after seeing two different specialist because the pain in my hip and lower back was almost unbearable. Was told not to take NSAIDS and Ibuprofen because test result showing small amount of kidney damage, but also not to lift weights as I was doing, especially using my hips and back. I was told that I shouldn't do powerlifting at all. So it has almost a year since then and my lower back pain and joint pain has only intensified.
I have a fellow powerlifter friend who had started seeing Dr. Abbie Mork at Price Performance Chiropractic for adjustments and cupping. I at first didn't even think for one second that it would help me but it made me curious. I researched it, and reached out to Abbie to ask her some questions. I scheduled an appointment within the same week. We discussed my issues and she suggested cupping. Soon after my very first appointment I felt relief. It was amazing but was still leery as I had tried so many things in the past with no relief. My second appointment I felt even better and I even got back under the bar and did squats without ANY pain in my hip joint and lower back. I just finished up my third treatment and know that I have found something that will allow me to get back to what I love doing and miss dearly. POWERLIFTING!
Low Back Pain
I had been having some significant S.I. joint discomfort for a few months in the spring and summer to the point that walking and driving were very uncomfortable. I tried a few extra adjustments with Dr. Price which helped but the relief was not lasting do to muscle tightness. Dr. Mork does cupping and I decided to give it a try, especially after I heard good feedback from others who have tried cupping. The first time was pretty uncomfortable, but not unbearable. I could feel muscles and tissue relaxing toward the end of the treatment and my adjustment went much better. The relief lasted for about 5 days. The relief from the next two cupping sessions followed by adjustments lasted longer. After 3 more sessions followed by adjustments, the discomfort was completely gone. I still do regular adjustments, but would highly recommend cupping in addition. Thank you Dr. Mork.
Improve Performance and Pain Reduction
In 2006, I started developing pain which began on the side of my leg and slowly started moving toward my lower back. Since then, I have lived with chronic pain. I have taken many measures to include massages and myofascial release work. However, I have experienced the best and most immediately results with cupping therapy. After my first treatment, the pain on my left lower back diminished by 70% and increased my performance abilities as a power lifter!
Shoulder & Low Back Pain
For a long time I experienced pain and tightness in my shoulders and lower back. The mobility in my shoulders was not good to say the least and this began to cause more and more issues as I pursued goals with work as well as fitness and strength training. My wife and I started visiting Dr. Abbie at Price Chiropractic a few months back and she began using cupping therapy and gua sha to treat the problem areas. Since beginning there I have found increased mobility in my shoulders and a very significant reduction in pain. Also, the treatments and environment are extremely relaxing from the minute we walk in the door. It’s always apparent that Dr. Abbie and her staff put the patient as their number 1 priority. Visits and treatments with them have become a staple in our families long term health and well being regiment.
Stress & Tension Relief
I started seeing Abbie because I needed a forever chiropractor after moving to Des Moines from Kansas City. I let her know some of my chiropractic needs, but was curious to learn more about cupping. After playing college sports and starting a career in a fast-pace, high-stress environment, I was stressed to the max and carried all of my stress in my shoulders and neck.
Abbie explained how cupping worked and how it was the reverse of a deep tissue massage, which I have had 100's of deep tissue massages with very little relief. I trust her and gave it a try. Cupping was a great experience for me and changed everything. I could feel the tension and tightness was relieved immediately. It was not painful and the "knots" in my shoulders were gone. My husband noticed a change in my stress level as well and could tell I was much less tense. If you are dealing with a problem area or are looking for a different kind of relief, I would HIGHLY recommend going to see Dr. Abbie Mork. She is one of a kind, genuinely cares, and has really helped change the way I manage my stress and tightness.