Back pain resolved and notes better posture!
As a person in mid-life with no history of health challenges, I was suddenly stricken on a weekend with back pain including severe movement difficulty. Family members who had spinal problems in the past shared with me that they had their problems solved with Chiropractic Advantage in Redding, California and suggested I contact them.
Following Monday morning, I phoned Chiropractic Advantage and shared my back problem. The office staff was very helpful and they arranged for me to see Dr. Gary Richardson that same day.
At 56 years of age, I had no past experience with the practice of Chiropractic health care. On the first visit, Dr. Gary Richardson examined my spine and began corrections. Following this initial treatment, the Dr. shared a treatment plan which made sense. I adopted this plan and very happy I did.
My back pain and movement difficulties were solved. Other treatment benefits have included the ability too comfortably stand correctly with my toes pointing straight-forward and with equal weight on both legs.
Since my first visit with Chiropractic Advantage I have benefited from the treatment. I have also learned the health benefits of a properly aligned spine.
Thanks Dr. Gary Richardson and Chiropractic Advantage!!
WHAT A BLESSING!
I would like to share some inspiring experiences with you. I have fallen a lot during my life and injured my body from head to toe. Some minor and some serious. The medical coctor I went to would treat me and send me home with pain medications. Dr. Richardson does not do it this way; he inspires you to help yourself heal.
Various injuries I have had contributed to my spine and jaw pain. This includes falling of the back of a motorcycle and falling against a door jam. That injury required surgery to my neck. I had seen more doctors than I can count to help me with the pain.
While I knew Chiropractors could work on the spine I was surprised to learn that Dr. Richardson also worked on jaws. Since Dr. Richardson started treating my jaw I seldom have any problems, except sometimes when I try to chew something hard- OOOPS-.
When I started seeing Dr. Richardson things began to change for me. I noticed the pain throughout my body easing up and I was taking fewer prescription medications and began cutting down the amount of Tylenol I was using. I was taking 3-4 a day, now I seldom take any. WHAT A BLESSING!
Once Dr. Gary got me stabilized he talked to me about a monthly maintenance program. IT WORKED! Some of the things that are helping me in the program are 1) Catch the pain right a way 2) Listening to what my doctor is telling me) Doing what he suggests for my personal care) Realizing what is important ort for our minds and bodies) If he recommends exercise, do it, you might like it.
My favorite exercise is the ABC foot and ankle one he taught me. Before I stared this I had a lot of pain in my toes, ankles and heels. But not so much anymore. I encourage anyone to choose the monthly maintenance program after they are stable. IT CHANGED MY LIFE!
And then there is the massage. It is a must. Give it a try, you wont be sorry. Thank you Charlie, the massage therapist, for being there for us “Pain in the Necks”
No more Cortisone.
I started going to see Dr Richardson about 6 years ago. I had been having major troubles with my lower back. I was in a lot of pain and missing work. I had been going to a regular medical Doctor and physical therapy for several years. I had about 5 cortisone shots in my lower back. Still I was in allot of pain and was unable to do my job effectively. My daughter had been trying to get me to see her chiropractor for quite some time. I just kept resisting due to my disbelief that he could possibly help me. One morning I could not make it to work, as it was so painful to even walk. I am a waitress so walking is a big part of my job. On this morning I finally decided to give it a try…what did I have to lose?
I was in terrible pain when I got there. After just one adjustment I felt immediate relief! I was back to work in just a few days. I continue to go see him on an as needed basis and I continue to feel great relief whatever my issue is. I love the girls up front; they are very friendly and helpful. Charlie gives me great relief when she gives me a massage. Whenever I call in to make an appointment, they are always able to fit me in on the very same day, I have learned how to tell when I have something out of place and make sure I get in to see Dr. Richardson ASAP. I do not need cortisone shots anymore nor do I need physical therapy. Dr Richardson will continue to be my first choice for adjustments and help in deciding if I need to see a MD.
Pregnancy, Kids and Chiropractic.
I started seeing Dr Richardson at Chiropractic Advantage in 2003 when I was 3 months pregnant with my first son. Regular adjustments relieved back pain sciatic nerve pain, and chronic medical conditions I was experiencing. I was so happy with my results I brought my baby in for his first adjustment when he was 1 week old. I had heard that regular adjustments could help babies sleep and prevent or treat colic. I have been a patient for 9 years, my sons, now 8, 6 and 2 years old are also regular patients of Dr Richardson. Over the years we have turned to chiropractic care first rather than visiting our regular family doctor. Dr Richardson has always been great with my boys, they love how they feel after adjustments, and even ask to go when they need it
At one point, one of my sons was 3 years old and having urinary problems, we were referred to an urologist by our family doctor. The urologist was not able to diagnose a problem and advised to wait it out, I mentioned that I would take him to my chiropractor knowing that a spinal subluxation could inhibit urinary flow or responses. The urologist quickly and at length lectured me against chiropractic care, and said never to take a child to a chiropractor. Knowing what I have personally experienced, I humored him and went straight to Dr Richardson’s office. After several visits, my son was back to normal. My older sons were both potty trained by 2 and a half years old, which the urologist assured me was impossible. I have always believed this was directly related to having a healthy spinal cord and nerve responses from regular chiropractic care.
Dr Richardson often takes time to recommend exercises, provide additional explanations, and really listen to me. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I recommend chiropractic care first to everyone. I often feel immediate relief and am so thankful to have found Chiropractic Advantage.
Extreme Fitness Athlete!
As a bodybuilder and extreme fitness athlete, it’s vitally important to maintain proper spinal alignment and nervous system function. Dr. Richardson and his staff, pay strict attention to detail and ensure all my health and wellness needs are achieved. You’re the best and thanks again.