Patient Success Story
In 2005, I underwent major back surgery. Afterwards I tried chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy but none had any last results. I met with a surgeon who told me I was an excellent candidate for a fusion of L4 and L5 discs. I was 50 years old, in excellent physical shape (I have ran 16 marathons) and hoped the surgery would get me back on the road. After the surgery and with one year of recovery my pain level did not improve, instead it got progressively worse. I went back to physical therapy, massage therapy, attended pain clinics and considered injections.
Over the years following the second surgery my pain levels for everyday activities hovered between 6-8 out of 10. I found it difficult to do basic things such as run, bend over to pick something off the floor, put socks on, get out of bed, etc. I resigned myself to a life of constant pain especially after an MRI and my doctors saying the surgery was a "success".
In October (2012), I was given a coupon to try acupuncture. So far, I have gone 12 times and I am ecstatic about the results I have had. I have moved from a pain level of 8 to about a 2, and sometimes no pain at all. This is a miracle to me. I am back running 6-8 miles per day and I am able to do the everyday things without pain. I give G&L Acupuncture my highest recommendations.
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Dr. Lei Liu and his entire staff at G&L Acupuncture in West Linn are an amazing people, extremely friendly and flexible to work with.
I have had back problems in the past and this went on for several years, I went to several doctors and chiropractics, no improvement, I was refered to him by someone who received treatment and I thought "What!"... needles! I don't think so!
I said what do I have to lose after all these years of pain, I decide to take her advice and see Dr. Lei. That was the best decision I have ever made, now everytime I have back issue or neck or even shoulder problem, I call their office and they get me in right away.
Now I have my wife and my children see Dr. Lei or any one of his staff Deniel or Sarah, or any one there will great job!!!
Two years ago, I came to G&L Acupuncture because I had symptoms related to menopause including problems sleeping, constipation and hot flashes. I tried talking to my general physician about these issues, but I didn't receive much of a response.
I didn't want to take hormones, so I tried acupuncture. I am now sleeping much better, and the constipation and hot flashes are almost completely gone! Some of my friends get their nails done at the salon to feel better, but I do acupuncture!
I love G&L acupuncture and would highly recommend their acupuncture and massage therapy services. Excellent team.