Delos Spotlight: Bernie Seidl

Delos Spotlight: Bernie Seidl

March 21, 2018|By admin|No Comments »
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Delos Therapy has some amazing clients with extraordinary stories and we want to take the time to share their success with our therapy. Meet Bernie, a salesman suffering from lower back pain. Read his interview to find out his amazing transformation since starting Delos.

How did you hear about Delos?

BS: I trained at the gym next to Delos for years. For the longest time I actually thought it was a spa! Chase, a gym employee, referred me to Delos after I was explaining to him how much pain I was having in my lower back.

What issues brought you to Delos?

BS: I’ve been dealing with back pain my entire life. Because of a structural issue in my spine, one side of my body is actually shorter than the other. I found this out at a young age and had just accepted that pain would be a part of my life forever. Occasionally, I’d have flare ups that would put me down for a few days at a time, but again, I had accepted that this was just the way it was. Until a few months ago, it became the worst it’s ever been. I couldn’t even bend down to tie my shoes anymore. I noticed I was gritting my teeth to sit or stand. I didn’t want to become the “old guy” who is restricted by pain; I needed a solution.

What types of treatments did you try before coming to Delos?

BS: Over the years, I’ve tried it all. I would get massages to try and get blood flow to the painful areas. Since I knew it was a structural issue, I would see a chiro to try and realign my spine. Nothing ever gave me long term relief. When it started to get really bad a few months ago, I decided to have an MRI done. It showed there was a mass pushing on the nerves in my lower back that was affecting my left leg and causing intense pain. The orthopedic surgeon recommended steroid shots and possibly surgery. Wanting to avoid that at all costs, I took Chase up on his recommendation to try Delos.

What improvements have you made since starting Delos Therapy?

BS: To be honest, I can’t believe the results I’ve had with Delos. I’ll be the first to admit that I was probably the biggest skeptic Eric has seen yet. Even after feeling some relief in my evaluation I wasn’t completely convinced. Eric wanted to see me multiple times a week which possibly meant with different staff. Being a salesman, I was sure he was trying to just sell me on his process and pass me off to someone else. Regardless of my skepticism, I had a big trip planned three weeks from my initial consult and needed relief. If I was going to do this, my goal was to be pain free by the time of my trip, so I scheduled my entire treatment plan in those three weeks. Not only was I pain free when I left, I remained pain free for 5 weeks! After a lifetime of pain, I was completely free to move and be comfortable for 5 whole weeks before I started noticing the old symptoms returning. I was amazed at the results. I was also amazed at Eric’s predictions that due to the nature of muscle tissue, my pain would eventually come back. Due to the structural misalignment of my spine, this was going to need more attention than just a few weeks of treatment.

Again, being a numbers guy, I needed to have all my ducks in a row before committing to a long term treatment option. I wanted all my doctors on the same page and following the same protocol. My surgeon was impressed by the results I was getting from Delos, so much so that he advised me to forego steroid injections and follow the Delos regime for the foreseeable future. Kate, one of my therapists, has been amazing in keeping records and providing me progress updates throughout my time at Delos. I now have complete faith in this process and have committed to a long term treatment plan to see just how far this pain free rabbit hole goes.

What would you say to someone who hasn’t tried Delos Therapy?

BS: How’s that working for you?? Pretty blunt question, but in reality, why haven’t you? Do the evaluation, talk to Eric and complete the treatment plan. Delos is really onto something here, compounding this therapy over a short amount of time yields results. It’s hard to argue now being on the pain free side of things. Don’t waste your time trying a few sessions, you’ll end up paying more in the long run, both monetarily and physically. I was a flight instructor for many years and I always told my students – it may seem like a lot up front, but the more time you put in between training, the more time in each session we spend catching up. It will take twice as long unless you really commit. Same principle applies here – invest in your health, commit to the plan, get real results.

Tell us something unique about you.

BS: I spent 30 years in the military, which is where I was first diagnosed with this issue. I was a flight instructor for many years and now spend my time as an avid traveler.

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