Patient Story: Avoiding Surgery

Dr. Miller has kept me from having surgery

After nearly two decades of hip pain, this patient found relief with Airrosti’s Dr. Daniel Miller.

I suffer from an old childhood injury from when I was in dance. I dislocated my right hip by going in the splits. I did not get to go through extensive rehab because the health care team though I was young enough that the ligaments and muscles would heal themselves. I have gone 19 years living with the pain in my hip, I’ve seen doctors on top of doctors who refused to get an X ray to see what was going on in the hip, I’ve been to physical therapy, been prescribed 800mg Motrin 3 times a day and Neproxin (Advil) three times a day, I’ve had doctors even give me exercises to do and send me home. Nothing helped!
As a child, I also suffered from lower back pain and I’d see a chiropractor who realigned me all the time and popped the damaged hip to be even. Still, nothing fixed the pain or explained what was going on.
My last hope was Airrosti, who came to my CrossFit box for free consultations. Since I’ve been living with the pain, I workout hard on it and just ignored it but still was wanting to know what was happening. I spent an hour my first visit talking with Dr. Miller and he explained to me what was happening, even before he palpated the hip and areas around it to see what was happening. He explained in great detail about what he suspected was going on, how we are going to treat it, and my expectations. I am a nurse, but he still explained everything in great detail as if I had no idea about the human body to make sure I understood exactly what was going on.
He always asked me if I had any questions and concerns and addressed them before the visit was over. I went through 4 appointments with him and after the first visit, I have never felt such relief from the hip pain in the 19 years I suffered from it. What I loved was that Dr. Miller not only worked through the scar tissue but sent me home with stretches and simple strength exercises to do at home to keep my progress moving forward. He even made sure I understood the stretches and the treatment plan before I left the appointment.
There was even one point I had a question during the home routine and he got back to me with in that same day. Usually, you wait days for your doctor to reply to you.
Overall, after my 4th appointment, I graduated from their program, but Dr. Miller is still checking up on me to make sure I am not having new pain and I am progressing. He helped me with this hip pain and problem in less than a month without surgery, needles, or even medications. I am so relieved and happy with the experience and I am truly happy I found Airrosti because my next step was surgery.
Dr. Miller has kept me from having to have surgery at the age of 27. I highly recommend him and the whole Airrosti practice.
– Carlie Tunon

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