Hello and thank you for reading my story! I served our country as a Medic in the Army during Desert Storm and then later worked in the Emergency Room for 15 years. Four years ago I became a Massage Therapist and love my job and helping others. About 4 years ago I was standing in my kitchen one morning and my glute muscles began to painfully spasm. This continued everyday as well as pain in my hip and low back. I was sent for an MRI and then to an orthopedic surgeon who told me there was nothing she could do and I would be in pain for the rest of my life. Today I am in a 7 out of 10 pain almost constantly and am losing some of my mobility. My 14 year old son has Crohn's disease and needs me to care for him and I make all his food from scratch. We have managed to heal his gut but it is hard work and has cost our family thousands of dollars. I realize I need to attend to my own body now so I can continue to serve others.Since traditional medicine has been no help I am looking into other ways to manage pain and increase function but must pay out of pocket. A little support toward the cost of complementary and alternative medicine will be a tremendous blessing! Thank you!