I have a medical condition known as stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spine.

When aggravated it can cause difficulty walking, numbness in legs and arms and severe pain. Often times my stenosis would require me to take extended time off from work due to the intolerable pain. In the past my doctors treated me with a combination of anti-inflammatory or pain medication and on severe instances with back injections.

I started seeing Kirk because there just wasn’t anything more the doctor could do for me.

I’d never had acupuncture but I was in such pain and discomfort that I was willing to try anything.

I found Kirk and Uptown Acupuncture San Diego, using my insurance directory for optional treatment. Then I read his reviews on Yelp and felt he would be the one for me. My doctor told me that because of the stenosis I would always have some sort of pain. So I wasn’t sure what to expect but hoped acupuncture could at the very least make the pain manageable.

What I got was much more than I could have ever imagined.

Within a few treatments not only was the pain gone but also I could feel all my fingers and all my toes again.

My doctor told me I probably wouldn’t ever get that feeling back. In addition to helping the stenosis his treatments helped me sleep better at night, which made me feel more energized during the day. I had a history of poor sleep. So much so I would dread the night because I knew it would be another struggle to fall asleep. Now I just LOVE sleeping and look forward to it everyday.

I’m feeling so much better that recently I started working out again.

Something I had been terrified to do because it would only be a matter of time before it would aggravate the stenosis and I’d be back to my pain pills and back injections. Thanks to my regular acupuncture appointments, pain pills are a thing of the past.

I cannot say enough about Kirk’s treatments; he has absolutely changed my life!

I’m more active and energetic and feel healthier and stronger than I’ve ever felt. The whole experience has left me feeling renewed and revived. The only side effect I know of is that I can’t tell when it’s going to rain anymore. And that’s a side effect I can certainly live with. He has such a fun personality that I look forward to and enjoy our sessions. He will walk you through the entire process so you are comfortable and at ease.

I highly recommend Kirk and Uptown Acupuncture San Diego to anyone considering acupuncture.

Dina Muller

El Cajon, CA

2/2010