Patient Testimonials

My story: I have been suffering from constant chronic back pain for the past 12 years and was basically bedridden. The pain was excruciating, unable to walk or function. Activities of daily living such as driving, grocery shopping, etc, became impossible. Unable to socialize, I needed help from neighbors just to do my daily chores.

A year prior to seeing Dr. Melendez, my medical doctor discovered that I had two herniated disc in my neck, which required surgery to fuse C5 through C7 with a titanium plate. In addition, ten years prior I had a discectomy and suffered chronic headaches and limited neck and back mobility ever since. Oh, I also had two shoulder surgeries as well. I was pretty messed up.

In addition to surgeries, I tried ice packs, Lidocaine patches, stretches, and massages. I received numerous cortisone shots for my shoulders and neck but nothing worked. I also had 3 epidurals which were unsuccessful as well. Due to a stomach problem and allergies, I was unable to take pain medications. I went back to my doctor and he said everything is OK. It was hard for me to take a shower; I was at the mercy of my neighbors. I could only take baby steps; had lost my appetite; and lived in my bedroom close to my bed because I could barely walk. My vision was foggy and felt like I was fading away. I was living in fear but never lost hope and I was willing to try anything at this point.

I shared my desperation with Melissa, my massage therapist. I told her I thought I was fading away, possibly dying and was ready to do my living trust. Melissa heard my plight and told me to go straight to see Drs Melendez.

I’ve been under the doctor’s care for 3 months now and am happy to say I’ve been transformed with new health. Through the doctor’s Spinal Rejuvenation plan my pain is pretty much gone! My range of movement is now great with no more neck pain and my low back pain is gone too! I now feel great physically and emotionally. I’m able to now drive, socialize with friends and be independent once again. My vision is clear, my depression is gone and so is the fear. It’s the first time in twelve years that I’m pain free! I now can go to the gym, do the treadmill, the elliptical and for the first time in many years, I’m planning a trip to Florida to visit friends and family.

Don’t ever lose faith or hope but be persistent with mental strength. Also follow all the instructions and daily exercises given by Drs David and Lorraine for they will guide you back to life, and a new beginning!

Thank you, Wally