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Kathy’s Story

Statement given 5-28-14

I began having severe lower back and sharp right leg pain in April 2008. My treatment plans were physical therapy and epidural and pain medication. My pain was not alleviated so I had a 3 level lumbar discectomy and laminectomy in November 2008 in NY Hospital for Special Surgery.

Unfortunately, the surgery did not completely quell my symptoms and I continued to see a physical therapist and use some pain medication when warranted.

Along with my lumbar and leg pain, I also was extremely anxious and sometimes depressed by not only my health situation but also the stress of care giving for my mother (who suffers from dementia), my husband’s precarious health situation along with the financial strain from high medical expenses.

Long story short, I was given the name of Dr Karen Taylor to seek acupuncture treatments for issues and after my first visit, i actually felt GOOD for the first time in 5 years. I was apprehensive about the appointment but Dr Karen quickly put me at ease during the initial consultation. She treats not only your physical ailments but also any emotional issues you may be experiencing. She is a warm, compassionate and extremely competent doctor and I am truly blessed that she came into my life.

I have resumed almost all activities that my husband and I enjoyed prior to my back issues. I can walk 3-4 miles a day, attend concerts, sporting events, dinners at restaurants, playing with my grandchildren, weightlifting and gardening. I never dreamed this would be possible again.

It is now 9 months since I walked in the office of Taylor Chiropractic and Oriental Medicine and I can truly say that it opened the door to my healing. I often tell Dr Karen that she is my “angel on earth”. Now that I found her and know what a difference her treatments have done for me, I will be her patient for life!!!!!!!!