Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis no longer limiting the most simple of tasks
Debra Kerr, a vibrant, 51 year old woman has been suffering from fibromyalgia and
osteoarthritis for several years. Her pain, in her lower back and left shoulder,
was consistently a 7-8 out of 10. Unfortunately, her pain was limiting her from performing
simple daily activities such as shopping, because she had to rest too much… laundry,
because she couldn't lift the baskets full of clothes… and vacuuming, because her
back was too painful.
Debra first sought treatment with her rheumatologist and took pain pills and used
hot and cold pack to treat the pain. After that treatment did not give Debra much
relief, her rheumatologist recommended ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center for further
help. She was a little nervous about the acupuncture, but amazed with the relief
Along with the acupuncture, Debra also received physical therapy, massage therapy
and exercise. After ten visits, her pain has decreased to a 1-2 out of 10. She recently
went shopping all day with her mother and played darts with her sons on her birthday!
Debra feels that the staff at ARC is very friendly, very concerned and personally
involved with her well-being. Debra stated, "They noticed things my family members
didn't notice, and I have a close family!" Debra is hoping that her oldest son is
going to get treated at Arc for his persistent back problems.