If you’re like Janice Levinson, a 61-year-old Missouri mother and emergency room nurse, then you know what it’s like to live and deal with chronic, radiating pain.
For almost a decade, Janice suffered from debilitating foot, heel and ankle pain. The discomfort took a huge toll on both her work and home life; as well as on her efforts of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
A lifetime of working one her feet in the hospital and raising four children ended her up in her local osteopathic physician’s office. Janice asked him how she could possibly get back to moving like her old self:
“I’ve been working on my feet since I graduated from nursing school — more than thirty years ago! But lately the pain is so bad, I can barely get out of bed in the morning.
At first, the physician recommended a slew of medications to manage the pain. However, Janice refused to take them. With the rise in addiction rates and the current drug crisis in America, Janice was scared to rely on an opioid regimen and reluctant to us it as a coping mechanism — and rightfully so!
Frustrated, Janice sought a second opinion from a local podiatrist, who recommended surgery. She wanted to make sure there wasn’t some less-invasive alternative — surgery seemed like such a drastic measure!
At only 61, Janice wasn’t ready to give up her active lifestyle just yet. She started looking for a solution more seriously and decided it was finally time to make a change...