I have been playing tennis most of my life and after retirement I began playing in local and national tennis tournaments with much joy and good results. In 2005, I began to experience severe back pain and could no longer play tennis or do many of the other things that make life enjoyable. I tried physical therapy, had cortisone injections and was prescribed powerful pain medication. When I failed to get better through this traditional course of treatment, surgery was recommended.
Back surgery was not a pleasant prospect for me because I knew a number of tennis players who had back surgery. Only a small fraction of them were ever able to compete again and some were not any better than they were before the surgery. Fearing the possible complications associated with back surgery, I searched the Internet for alternative solutions. I found information on spinal disk decompression and ended up in Dr. Striano’s office.
Dr. Striano treated me with a combination of disk decompression, traditional chiropractic adjustments, and physical therapy. The results were amazing. In short order I was back on the tennis court playing with no pain.
During the 13 years since my initial visit to Dr. Striano’s office he has treated me for a number of sports related injuries. It has been his treatment that has kept me in the game and helped me achieve a USTA National ranking of #9 in the 75 year age division.
This year, my 80th, I developed a new back problem and the Dr. is once again working his magic on me, keeping me on the courts. I thank my lucky stars that I found Dr. Striano. I have been treated by a number of chiropractors in my lifetime and he is the best.