Active to horrible pain overnight. Imagine a young, vibrant college student in 1987. She was attending the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She ran every week, hiked every weekend and biked her way to and from the college campus every day. She appeared to be the picture of health until one morning she woke up with severe pain. The pain was so debilitating that it took her to the floor. It was especially frightening that the pain CAME OUT OF NOWHERE. No recent injury or incident seemed to cause the pain. This young woman was Dr. Debbie Thompson.
At first I thought the pain would go away on its own, but it didn’t. Constant pain haunted me for 9 solid months. – Dr. Debbie Thompson
Nothing touched the pain. At that time she was studying pre-physical therapy at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She was doing volunteer work alongside 16 top physical therapists in the country. This rehab center was in the same town as the Olympic Training Center. One by one each physical therapist worked their magic on Dr. Debbie. She was massaged, electrically stimulated, iced, heated, pulled on, stretched and exercised. Nothing touched the pain. She struggled to get through college classes and study during the day. The rest of her time was spent nursing her pain. She lost her active life. Her relationships suffered. She was not happy, All she had was her pain.
Nine months into this excruciating chronic pain struggle, Dr. T attended a women’s health fair. She watched a chiropractor from afar…not trusting chiropractic or chiropractors.
I already knew everything there was to know about chiropractors and chiropractic. Chiropractic was like voodoo. Chiropractic was NOT SCIENTIFIC. Chiropractors were uneducated and they would hurt you. They definitely didn’t know what they were doing. – Dr. Debbie Thompson
9 months of chronic pain. By now Dr. Debbie had been in pain for 9 months straight with no breaks. In this moment, desperation was stronger than everything she had known about chiropractors. She approached this female chiropractor. After all she did appear “quite normal”. After sharing a snapshot of her pain story, the chiropractor asked her to come into her office. “Let’s see what we can do.” Dr. Debbie felt like she had nothing to lose. She showed up at this chiropractor‘s office. Her first break from the severe chronic pain happened 7 days later.
Gradually she was able to start exercising again. Her first exercise was a gentle walk. “It felt so good to move again. I missed it so much,” she explains. Nine months later (a total of 18 months from the first day she had pain) she was pain-free. Thanks to chiropractic Dr. Debbie returned to her active lifestyle. There was a surprise bonus. The migraine headaches she had suffered from since age 12 disappeared never to return again!
26+ years helping chronic pain. Dr. Debbie knew there was going to be others in chronic severe pain like herself. She wanted to be the one to make a difference for them. She switched her major from physical therapy to chiropractic. She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (now University of Western Sates) in 1993
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