May 20, 2008
I am a man of 68 years old. I have developed neck pain and stiffness three years ago. I felt my range of motion in my neck has been limited since a month ago. Recently, my neck pain is getting gradually worse. The pain from the neck radiated to left shoulder, back and arm. And sometimes I feel my left fingers becoming numb, also sometimes I have headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, and blurry vision. Ever since one week ago suddenly my left hand was not able to make a fist. My left thumb and index fingers could not form a fist, at the same time my left arm and finger numbness got worse.
I underwent an MRI examination: the report showed that my neck’s cervical spine has been degenerative changed, disc herniation between C3 and C4 shifted to the left. The doctor suggested that I must have a surgery but I am very afraid and worry a lot because I had lower back disc herniation surgery 5 years ago, but my lower back pain was worse after surgery and I had to have a second surgery. Up till now I still have lower back pain.
I was referred by my friend to see Dr. Decheng Chen. He gave me a few acupuncture treatments at his office and then he let me use NeckEase (a kind of product which you use at home twice a day, 30 minutes each time for one month). After the treatments my neck pain almost disappeared. Most importantly is that my left hand was able to form a fist again normally. My left thumb and index finger was able to form a fist just like the right side. At the same time my headache, dizziness, tinnitus and blurry vision also got much better.