Kandy Waldie biggest passion in life is horse riding. On average Kandy would spend 3-5 hours daily in the barn working with the horses. About 6-7 months ago while working with her horse Kandy’s shoulders and hips tightened up on her. The pain was so intense that she wouldn’t do anything. Kandy could no longer work with her horses like she loved to do.
Kandy went to several physical therapist, message therapist, chiropractors, and acupuncturist but nothing was working. The pain continued to intensify. Not only could she not ride or work with the horses she couldn’t do daily activities like carrying in groceries or lifting a case of water. Throughout the night the pain would disrupt her sleep making it impossible to get a good nights rest. Kandy thought she would never ride horses again.
After her neighbors repeatedly told her to go into the Illinois Back Institute she finally decided to give it a try. “Never once did anyone ever say take a pain pill. Never once did anyone ever say you need surgery. It was all about fixing it in a much more natural environment,” said Kandy. Kandy came in with a level 9-pain level. Every time Kandy came in she would gain relief and after only 2-3 weeks her pain level was already down to 2. Kandy ended therapy with a pain level of zero! She can now get back to doing what she loves most, riding horses.
- “It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to actually get back and do what you love doing!” said Kandy Waldie