Hi. My name is Maria. One day, I quite literally could not stand up straight and was in excruciating pain when I was referred to Dr. Azzopardi by a member of my work team. It felt like my entire body weight rested on one half of my body - I looked like a human question mark! I believe this was brought on by a lifetime of poor posture and repetitive movements, coupled with the brilliant idea of performing complicated exercises with no expertise. The back spasms and excruciating pain occurred for a week but general muscle soreness, stiffness, and overall posture issues have been present for years.
I was incapable of doing basic movements that most people take for granted when I first injured my back. I noticed a difference instantly after my first adjustment. The physical improvement was obvious in that my range of motion increased and the muscle spasms subsided. With continued care, it became easier to sit, stand, walk, lay down, bend, etc which I can do now very little to no pain. I also noticed the frequency of my headaches diminished considerably.
Dr. Azzopardi, Cathy and Luma always interact with such warmth when welcoming each patient. I feel that each member of the Uptown team has a vested interest in my health and well-being. I have since sent my family to Uptown and will continue to recommend Uptown with zeal. What makes Uptown so special, is that they helped me on both a physiological and psychological level. With a heightened awareness of my physical capabilities, I have created a healthy daily routine, and also appreciate that healing is a process and not accomplished overnight. My life has changed in the most positive way and continues to gain momentum on this new found path.