Steven Jordan

Steven had some of the worst low back pain that a person can have. He was one of the youngest people that I had ever met who needed a cane to assist him in walking due to a searing pain that grabbed him at the belt line and would frequently radiate into his legs. At times his leg would even go numb to the point it would buckle on him when he walked. He had seen other doctors, but reported that they told him that there was nothing they could do for him. He had seen physical therapists who were unsuccessful at helping him. He had even been to a chiropractor who used traditional methods which would help him get through the day, but unfortunately the pain was quick to return. After he told me that he didn’t want to live with the pain anymore, I recognized he was willing to do anything to make it go away. He liked his job and he wanted to work, he liked mixed marital arts and wanted to exercise, he liked having energy and wanted to sleep, and he liked hiking and wanted to enjoy alaska again without the pain getting in the way. I remember asking him, “if you need a cane at this point in your life, what’s going to happen when you are older?”. Steven discussed with me that he was afraid about the answer to that question. He knew he was already limited and didn’t want to imagine it getting worse. The pain was deep and affecting more than his back, but also the way he thought about his future. In turned out that steve required advanced treatments, adjustments, and rehabilitation for problems in his lower spine that were impacting his overall function. His spine was in need of change, primarily because parts of his spine were straight where there should have been a curve, and parts of the spine were curved where it should have been straight. The stress on his spinal cord was intense and was producing the symptoms that he presented with. Steve was able to work hard and managed to get through the crisis care rather quickly. Once the inflammation was managed we were able to successfully begin the rehabilitation. Within a short period of time, he was no longer requiring the cane. He was working harder and maximizing his potential. He was even able to go on a hike to watch the sunset over turnagain bay without pain, something that would have previously taken days to recover from. Steve had his life-changed and is now able to help change the lives of others with his smile and his newly discovered outgoing nature. Steve, you did it!

 
If it weren’t for Dr. Ryan, I would not have been able to achieve what I have. I owe it all to him.
— Steven Jordan
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