Kevin Cordova

TWO YEARS AGO, I woke up and the pain was gone!!
TWO YEARS AGO, on January 1st, 2012, I woke up and the pain was gone!! For the previous 7 months I had experienced such sever sciatic pain, that I wouldn't have wished this pain upon my worst enemy.

Hi Glenn,

Kevin wrote: “TWO YEARS AGO, on January 1st, 2012, I woke up and the pain was gone!! For the previous 7 months I had experienced such sever sciatic pain, that I wouldn’t have wished this pain upon my worst enemy. Here is some history…..It goes back to July 16, 2001, when I was in a severe car accident. Another car ran a red light, and smashed into my driver’s door at over 50 mph. This is when my back became problematic. I had been told that I had degenerative disc disease, but honestly, who doesn’t? A high percentage of us do, and many never feel pain or discomfort from it their entire lives. In May 2002, the first surgery came due to the accident. It was a discectomy at the L5/S1 vertebrae. In April 2008, the second surgery came as a result of a work related herniation. It was at the L4/L5 vertebrae. The sciatic pain that I felt before these 2 surgeries was INTENSE and CONSTANT. I cannot describe this pain to you in words. Then, more recently, on June 16, 2011, we went on a road trip to New Mexico. Some hours into the drive and I recognized a pain coming on very similar to THAT pain I had known all too well. I was scared shitless!! Low and behold, the pain amplified quickly, AND IT NEVER LET UP. I was hoping after a week or two that the pain would subside (almost like a flare-up or swelling). I saw a pain management doctor and got pain meds. One Lortab 10 every 4-6 hours. Well, I took them religiously every 4 hours. It wasn’t doing enough. The pain was too much, and it was constant. NO change in position helped. I went in and had CORTISONE injections done. No help at all. Didn’t even touch the pain (yeah, I was stunned at this!!). Did another round of them…..nothing. Now, I was losing hope. I was really, truly getting worried that I wouldn’t be able to lift my girls again, or get down on the floor and play with them, or just be a Dad to them. This doctor prescribed a morphine patch in conjunction with the Lortab. This amount of medicine was epic, and it didn’t reduce the pain but maybe by 10-15%. I was stunned, and it was weighing on me cognitively. I was trying to hold it together, but the pain was literally driving me to a place of hopelessness and helplessness. Even if things were labor intensive at work, at least it took my mind off of the pain directly for a while. I then went and tried Acupuncture. This did not help at all. I went and finally did the MRI and saw the Neurosurgeon. He recommended surgery. Well, OF COURSE HE DID. He is a surgeon. He said that my L4/L5 vertebrae were “bone on bone” and crushing my sciatic nerve. He recommended ultimately FUSION of my L4/L5 vertebrae. Then he recommended first having a neurostimulator implant done first. This would simply delay the inevitable…..the FUSION surgery. I am not sure why anyone would recommend putting a bandaid on this very serious problem. It is not as though the problem would just go away. Not only this, but his SURGERY to FUSE my vertebrae, I felt may not have been the answer either. But, he does what he knows, and that is surgeries. That is truly an unfortunate reality. I reluctantly scheduled the neurostimulator implant to be performed on November 1, 2011. I scheduled this because I asked my Neurosurgeon what HE WOULD DO if this was his child. He replied “the implant”. This procedure to install a stimulator would simply send electrical impulses to the affected nerve, that would then tell my brain that I wasn’t feeling as much pain as I think I was!?!!?? That make sense? Yeah, I know. How stupid right? Well, it was around October 1st (about a month before the surgery), and I decided to try Chiropractic. I was scared as hell. The pain was soooo much, and cognitively it was wearing on me. The Chiropractor had zero success. It looked like my only options were the implant to mask the pain (for a while), or the FUSION of my vertebrae. I posted my pain on Facebook a few times, and a Facebook friend chimed in. Nancy Boucher said she had gone through treatments called Create Health Therapy. She said that she had chronic pain in her knee, and that Glenn Hall was able to fix this problem she’d had. She was sure Glenn could help. I then recalled his name. It sounded familiar, but couldn’t place it, but finally did. As a former fitness trainer, two of my clients, a husband and wife had both gone to see Glenn, Krista Waddell and her husband Tom. She had experienced issues in her knee for a long time, and Tom was having a shoulder problem. Both went to see Glenn back in 2006 or 2007 (can’t remember exactly), and then both returned to training all fixed up. I was impressed. So now, I thought, geez, I need to go and see this guy Glenn. He is truly fascinating. The ONLY thing I have found that is more fascinating than Glenn, is the process of how Create Health Therapy works. It is very difficult to describe. I recommend reading up on it. On October 23rd, 2011 (on week before the neurostimulator was to be implanted), I met with Glenn. I had a session with him, and I knew right then, that I needed to give him my full attention. I postponed my implant procedure immediately and indefinitely. Let me try to explain the man, and then I’ll try to explain the process. Glenn believes in each and every one of us. He believes to the depths of his heart, that the body possesses the tools within to heal itself. He believes in you and knows that you can do it. YOU just have to believe that you can. He possesses the skill to recognize and assess any problems. He possesses the knowledge and skill to address them and provide the appropriate therapy to treat YOU. Let me try to explain a session. It is downright painful, however no more painful than the sciatic pain I was already experiencing. He will take you to the brink of your pain threshold. He DOES NOT do this for fun. I believe he does this for many reasons. One of them I believe to be is that he is trying to heal you as fast as possible. I also believe that there is a strong connection between this intense pain, and the will to fight. I WANTED TO FIGHT. And I wanted to win!!! This process is not easily explained nor even understood as to WHY it works….but it does. He has asked me to think about how my skeleton is held together. He explained simply that the skeleton is held together by our LIGAMENTS, TENDONS, MUSCLES AND MYOFASCIA. Think about that for a minute. If there is any trauma to those soft tissue areas, it will have an enormous effect on the skeleton’s natural state. My skeleton was way off, and I was experiencing an insurmountable level of pain, simply because areas of my soft tissue had been traumatized and NEVER REPAIRED. Now I see why acupuncture, surgery, chiropractic therapy or pain meds were not going to help. I had experienced a total of 20 sessions with Glenn. They were 90 minutes sessions. After the 12th session, and on January 1, 2012, my pain subsided. That morning I called my wife (she was away visiting family), and SCREAMED through the phone!! The next morning I discontinued the Lortabs, and peeled the morphine patch off my back. It was an unbelievable feeling to be able to lift my leg again, and especially for the pain to be gone. But, there was still more work to do. My back was crooked to begin with. When we started, Glenn could place ONE finger between my ribs and my hip bone on my right side, and a full fist on the left side. Now that had reduced significantly, and even though the pain was gone, my back was still very weak, and still a bit crooked. There was still more work to be done. I attended 8 more of his sessions, WITHOUT ANY SCIATIC PAIN, and he returned my body back to it’s natural state!!! Glenn, I cannot express my gratitude enough for what you have done. For giving me playtime with my girls again. For giving me my focus back on life. My family and I ride 4-wheelers, and go hiking, and sledding, and ANYTHING we want to do now THANKS TO YOU. I will play it safe with my girls, but always push the limits of their Dad. I will LIVE life, because I truly believe your knowledge, experience, talent, dedication, and goodwill towards others caused one hell of a miracle!!”