Male age 69 of Visalia, CA. After several days of moving items of furniture into my home, I woke up one morning with a cramp in my right calf. I was not able to walk, only hop on my left leg. My daughter made a doctor’s appointment for that afternoon and the doctor had me go to the emergency room at the local hospital to test for a blood clot. The test was negative and a prescription to relieve the pain was given. I was only able to rest in an easy chair at home and spent the next two week sleeping in that chair using a heating pad to lessen the pain. My daughter then found Dr. Raymond Vella, a local chiropractor in the yellow pages. After she spoke with the doctor for a few minutes, he was very concerned of my painful condition and asked us to meet him in his office that afternoon. This was my first visit to a chiropractor and I was apprehensive of what to expect from him. He analyzed my condition and a follow up MRI was done to pinpoint the source of my pain. A bulge was found between the L5/S1 disks. Surgery was suggested by my personal physician but I wanted to try other methods of treatment and use surgery only as a last resort. After three weeks of daily treatment, I was finally able to sleep in my bed at night. The next treatments were scheduled for two or three times a week until I was able to walk around, drive my pickup and do minimal activities. I was very active playing softball and attending several dances a week. All of this was curtailed due to my back problems; however, after a year of treatment, I am now playing in a softball league in Tulare, CA and once again enjoying dancing with my friends. I now see Dr. Vella once a month on a maintenance schedule to keep me from returning to my prior condition.
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I am very happy with the treatment I received from Dr. Vella. Not sure If anyone can relate to my situation but it was about 12 years ago I was involved in a car accident and didn't think much of it as far as I was concerned my back felt fine no pain whatsoever. I remember going to a chiropractor with my mom, at the time I was 13 years old and I was against going to treatment as I mentioned above I felt no pain and was told that I should be okay. As time passed I started to feel discomfort in my lower and mid back area but again I didn't think much of it and kept ignoring my pain and learning to live with it. Pretty soon it began feeling normal to me, until I finished high school and began working. Then I started to notice that I was unable to do the things I used to in my late teens. I don't know how it feels to be 80 years old but in my head my back made me feel pretty close to that. I told myself there is no way that a 25 year old should feel like this something has to be wrong. I met Dr. Vella because he was treating my girlfriend after she was involved in a hit and run. I saw the whole process of the treatment and how great she felt afterwards I then decided to get looked and I can't say how grateful I am that I did. My back feels better than when I was 20. Thank You Dr. Vella you don't know how much you have changed my life by repairing my back.
At age 16, I was involved in a sledding incident where my back was severely injured, and not treated at the time. As an adult it became worse, and I started going to Chiropractors to receive adjustments. We moved from Southern California to the valley here approximately 16 years ago and I spent the first few years going from one Chropractor to another. Some were good, and I generally left their offices feeling better, and releaved of the pain. However, I would find myself trying to get by until the next visit, and was generally in a lot of pain before I would schedule the next appointment. I didn't realize that this was not normal, and that you didn't have to feel your worst before going back. I have even on occasion gone for an adjustment, and within an hour of leaving felt worse, but when I attempted to go back to fix whatever was missed, the doctor wouldn't see me. They I found Dr. Vella. he put me on a regular treatment plan, and explained that I didn't need to feel extreme pain before being adjusted. I have been going to him for several years now, and am down to a monthly adjustment, unless extra work or strain causes and earlier visit. I would recommend Dr. Vella to anyone who needs a great Chiropractor. The peace of mind in knowing I have someone I can depend on to do the adjustment right is a great relief. Thank you to Dr. Vella.