All I remember is hearing a very loud crash, metal crushing and glass breaking. The next thing I remember was I heard a siren in the distance. I had been unconscious for approximately 5 minutes. When I opened my eyes I could see a crowd of people gathered at the corner of the intersection and some people were pointing towards my car. There was quite a bit of commotion as me having been unconscious for that length of time might have had people thinking I was dead.
The seat belt kept me from hitting the steering wheel but the impact was so hard it knocked me unconscious. I had an abrasion on the side of my neck and a swollen bruise on my chest from the seat belt. My knees hit the dashboard and I suffered a severe whiplash injury to my neck. After months of therapy my left knee still bothered and in fact got worse. As a Chiropractor the last thing I wanted was to undergo a surgery. I went ahead and scheduled arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus (cartilage) with a local orthopedic surgeon I knew from playing tennis.
The day before my surgery I received an E-mail and was instructed to go to the tennis club and look for my friend Juan, a tennis instructor. Ross Walker, who was the club director there at the time, saw me limping through the club and asked me to look at something. He pulled out a notebook and showed me some testimonials from different doctors and therapists on the use of magnets.
I asked Ross how he found out about this. I told him I had heard magnets were being researched while in Chiropractic School but that there was not much information available yet. Ross told me there had been an anesthesiologist who flew into El Paso to play in a Tennis Tournament a few weeks ago. In between one of his matches he was sitting on a bench rubbing his elbow with a small apparatus. It turned out to be a magnetic massaging device called a Magboy.
I explained to Ross I was scheduled for surgery the next day but that I would be more than willing to cancel my surgery and try out the magnets.
To make a long story short…. after only one week of usiong the magnets I was able to walk without limping or pain. I could put pressure at the point where I had the pain and still feel some pain but not like before. Three more weeks of using the magnets and I was completely out of pain. I never had the surgery.
I will be posting a link to a company I buy my magnets from. There are many imitators of magnetic products. Just like everything I recommend, I try the products first on myself and then I try them on my patients to see how they respond. Buyer beware.
Magnets work! You just need to get good quality magnets and wear them the right way and for long enough time. Some people may require longer times to heal than others. People who smoke generally take longer time to heal. If you are in poor health you may also take a longer time to heal. You may have to do a few other things if you are slow to heal with only the magnets.
Be patient and persistent.
UPDATE- MAGNETS IN THE NEWS!
Magnets in the News – part 1 of 4
Magnets in the News – part 2 of 4
Magnets in the News – part 3 of 4
Magnets in the News – part 4 of 4