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Hi everyone, my name is Ken and I am a 34 year old in Dallas. I used to be a fitness trainer and enjoying any and all sports regularly. In late June of 2016, I had a bad fall at the pool and hit my head with a swift whiplash motion. About two to four weeks after that, I started having issues with dizziness (not vertigo), vision issues, high blood pressure spikes, heart rate issues, sweating, anxiety, headaches, extreme neck pains, cracking in the base of my skull at the C1/C2, rib pains, free falling feelings, etc. I have spent an insane amount of money seeing many different specialist trying to identify what was causing all of these symptoms. It has taken its toll on me from a physical and personality aspect. Physically I have gain about 30-40 pounds, and my personality went from a fun, likable, always having a good time, to now a hermit thats pretty bitter most of the time. Mainly because I'm always in pain and in fear that something more severe might happen. I have seen my PCP which is a DO, a Cardiologist, Neurologist, Pulmonologist, Gastroenterologist, Chiropractors, NeuroSpine, ENT, and Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. I have had many tests ran such as EEG, EKG, Stress Test, Full Panel Allergy Test, Endoscopy, Blood Test for any diseases, STDs, Cancers, etc., Echocardiogram, CT's, MRIs, Xrays...you name it, I have probably done it. All in all, this has cost me upwards of $30,000 out of my pocket. EVERYTHING WAS CLEAR! They all wanted to put me on pills to treat the symptoms because no one could find the cause of the symptoms. I was put on Blood Pressure medication, Xanax for anxiety, and some other things but I refuse to take that stuff. I know its something else. I have no family history of high blood pressure or any kind of anxiety issues. The last CT I did showed "Cervical Spine Instabilities in the C1, C2 Vertebrae". I have been seeing a chiropractor since then and I definitely get relief but it only last a day or two. I started searching through the web trying to find someone with these same symptoms and came across Atlas Subluxation. I true believe this is it. Symptoms are spot on. Has anyone in here been diagnosed with this? How did they confirm it and what treatments are there? Please help get back to the man I was before. I am truly desperate. My relationship is struggling, I'm in sales so with my personality changes, it has definitely effected my work. Everyday is a struggle. Some are better than others but haven't had a normal day in over a year. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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