It was sometime during the year 2014 that I started experiencing a nagging pain on my left shoulder that would radiate down my arm into my forearm. At first, it was simply a nagging pain that I tried to ignore.
As the weeks went on, the pain got increasingly stronger. At the time, I was part of a dance team, and part of the dance routine involved lifting my dance partner with my left arm, the one in pain. At first, I thought it was just me not having the proper technique or maybe I was not strong enough. The more I tried, the more I struggle to lift her.
The pain became so intense that I ended up leaving the team as I could no longer perform.
Next, I decided to seek medical help, this meant taking pain pills, followed up with several months of physical therapy that included cervical traction. After several weeks of this, and feeling not relief I decided to add massages, chiropractors and acupuncturists to the mix.
Nothing was working and the pain was still there.
By now, it had been almost one year, nobody could find the cause of it nor the cure for it.
I was loosing hope and thought I would have to live with it for the rest of my life, as, the doctors were saying I was showing symptoms of arthritis in my neck. It was then that after a conversation that I had with my friend Daniela that I decided to let her put me through some of her therapy sessions. I must say I was skeptical at first, since, nothing was working. After several sessions starting in August 2015 I woke up one day with no more pain. I do not know exactly when or how it left my body, I only remember that at some point I noticed it was gone.
How? When? How was it possible? I have no answer, I only know that after one year of living in pain and having a minimum of 6 people trying to help me it was Daniela Porter that I credit with finally putting an end to my pain.