WRIST, HAND, & THUMB TESTIMONIALS
had what I thought was arthritis in my thumb. But it wasn’t, it was scar tissue built up in a tendon — something he called DeQuervain’s Syndrome. Dr. Schierling treated my hand and it took away the pain.
Thanks for all you do. TERRY TURNER, FARMER / RANCHER, SUMMERSVILLE, MO
DR. KEVIN SCHIERLING
This is my younger brother Kevin. Kevin and his wife Michelle are Emergency Room Physicians at Stormont Vail in Topeka Kansas. Almost a year ago, Kevin had developed a case of DeQUERVAIN’S SYNDROME that he could not shake. Listen as he tells you his story.
I was eight months pregnant and was going up a flight of stairs when two
students came flying around the corner and down those stairs. One boy
tripped over the other and fell right into me. I stuck out my arms to
protect my baby belly. The boy was caught by my wrist which was twisted
backward. It didn’t hurt at first, but gradually, I noticed more and
more pain. I saw my OB and he told me that my tendons were looser when
pregnant and that it would probably stop hurting after I had the baby.
This was in 2005. I gave birth…still had pain in my wrists…went back to
the doctor… wore the thumb spike (bracing) apparatus for 6 months. It
helped, but shortly after taking it off for good, my wrist still had
pain. At a visit to Dr. S to have my back adjusted, I mentioned that I
had pain in my wrist and told him the whole story of my two year ordeal.
He asked if he could try soft tissue repair on my wrist and went on
to explain how scar tissue causes chronic pain. I thought, “Why not, I
am willing to try anything at this point.” After one treatment my wrist
was healed! I almost couldn’t believe it. I had struggled with wrist
pain for two years, done everything my doctor had suggest with only
temporary relief, and all I really needed was one five minute
treatment. It is now 2011 and the pain in my wrist has not returned.
locally and across the country. But all of that spinning of flags,
rifles, and sabres had taken a toll on my wrists to the point that I was
no longer able to do what I loved. Doctors diagnosed me with CTS — Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (without even testing for it) and recommended that I
have the normal CTS surgery, which would cut my tendons and quite
possibly prevent me from having the hand dexterity for ever being able to spin again. Dr. Schierling’s occasional spinal adjustments already had
relieved knee pain that I had for years, so I trusted him when he
suggested Tissue Remodeling. It was a physically painful process at
the time, but it was short compared to the time that I spent in agony
during my performing years. I had relief within just a couple of hours.
After my second treatment, I was able to get back into spinning a little
to build my strength back up, and since then I have been able to pass my
gift on to my students by teaching color guard. I am incredibly
grateful for this “advancement” and its being shared with me!