She Once Experienced Pain in Every Joint in Her Body... Now She is Pain Free!
Marleen Bazzano, a positive minded 54 year old saw a sign, in her primary care doctor’s window, with the word acupuncture and an arrow pointing to an office up the row. Marleen had thought about acupuncture in the past and decided she would find more out about it. So, up she came to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center to get more information. Marleen left with a brochure and an appointment to meet with the acupuncturist. After consulting with the acupuncturist, Marleen said, “For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had hope.” Marleen had been suffering with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1990, “I had pain in every joint in my body, I had no energy, couldn’t perform any household chores and felt like I had no life anymore”, she said with despair in her voice. Before coming to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center, Marleen had back surgery, a 4-disc fusion, both knees replaced, cortisone shots, pain medications along with prednisone, methotrexate and humira for treatment for her RA. All of these treatments only gave her partial or temporary relief. Upon receiving treatment at ARC, Marleen had manual therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, Moxibustion and cupping. Marleen declared, “After only the third visit, I was feeling a difference.” And, after a month and a half of treatment, Marleen is doing her housekeeping, cooking and shopping. “I am just thrilled to be spending more time with family and friends now that I can do things again, I am also thrilled to be able to walk my dog”, she said with delight. Marleen went on to say, “I really appreciated how the therapists at ARC took their time to explain everything and gave me such hope.” Marleen has referred two friends to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center who are already receiving treatment. Marleen now has days where she is completely pain free and is happy to spread the word about her success story with ARC.