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the one-treatment wonder: how much relief of long-term chronic pain is it possible to get from a single treatment?

The first thing I’d like to do today is apologize for not putting much new material up in the past month.  We painted our house while the kids are still living at home, trimmed trees, landscaped, hauled a year’s supply of firewood for our OUTDOOR BOILER, etc, etc, etc. 

Things have died down a bit and I’m back in the saddle hoping to show you what a day-in-the-life at our clinic looks like.  And while I would never try and convince you that all our patients get results like the people in the three videos below (all shot yesterday), AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS POST, amazing results are much closer to the norm than not.

I first met Steve when he was hauling backfill while building our current clinic back in 1995.  Unbeknownst to me he had been struggling with CHRONIC BACK PAIN for at least 15 years prior, to the point he could barely get out of bed to go to work.  Although we fixed that problem in short order, the part of Steve’s story that’s especially cool has to do with solving his chronic neck pain. 

Steve had undergone surgery when he was 10 years old for a PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) — a blood vessel that connects the pulmonary artery to the descending aorta for bypassing a baby’s lungs while in the womb, which later turns into a ligament after it closes around the time of birth.   Although the surgery is quite simple today, Steve has a scar running in a semi-circle from his neck to his armpit proving that this was not always the case.  

Because of this, Steve started developing CHRONIC NECK PAINtwo decades ago, but never told me because it had never been right since the surgery and he thought there was nothing to be done about it.

Vic is one of those hard-working throwbacks; a John Walton type of guy who works and takes care of his family, no complaining and questions asked.  However, when years of chronic low back pain finally drove him to my office, Vic was struggling to get through a day.  Despite spending thousands of dollars on various treatments for his back, nothing had worked, and although he dreaded the thought he was starting to wonder if surgery might be his only option. 

Watch closely and see what happens when the old models of low back pain are discarded (HERE) and the thoracolumbar fascia model of low back pain is understood and exploited to the patient’s benefit (HEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHEREHERE and HERE are some examples of the thoracolumbar fasica model of low back pain).

The final video is of Tracy and her husband —- Tracey.  I met Tracy a week ago, when she came to me with chronic neck pain and HEADACHES.  And while she and her husband did not believe anything could be done with her VERTIGO since she had been dealing with it for the better part of two decades (lots of treatment and tests), I suggested that depending on how much her neck’s range-of-motion could be increased, there was a chance it could be related to her chronic vertigo and motion sickness. 

Bear in mind that with Tracy’s ROM, there was nowhere to go but up simply because her neck’s six ranges-of-motion all bordered on zero — despite plenty of previous chiropractic care.  Not only did her pain issues resolve, take a look at what happened to her vertigo and motion sickness.

What are the common threads in all of these cases?  Firstly, all had been to chiros either a substantial number of times (or in Steve’s case, told he would require months of care) without any sort of tangible results.   Secondly, they were loaded with SCAR TISSUE — the “HAIRBALL-LIKE,” matted, tangled, tissue (mostly FASCIA) that the medical community typically refers to as FIBROSIS

The TETHERING EFFECTS of scar tissue are the number one reason (nothing else is even close, including DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS) that many chiro patients, while getting great short-term relief, don’t experience long term benefits from their treatment (HERE).  The truth is, if people want to break free of their chronic pain; depending on circumstances it might require some rather INTENSE TREATMENT.

Be honest.  How many chiros tell their average non-disc patient that they will know after a single treatment whether or not their approach to healing will be of benefit?  That’s how I work here.  Vic’s second treatment (yesterday) was almost three months to the day after his first back in March.  No; I don’t suggest that everyone is going to be completely “cured” after a single treatment, but if you are looking for fantastic results fast, with no gimmicks, games, or bait-and-switch sales pitches for long-term care, you might want to think about a visit to see us since we are centrally located and easy to find (HERE).

Sure, most people will require some additional help such as rehab type exercises and stretches as well as ADVICE ON WHAT IT TAKES TO REDUCE SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION in their lives — most of which can be done in the comfort of your own home.  However, if you are hoping to get to the root of your chronic pain issue without addressing scar tissue, you may have a real dilemma on your hands.  If you appreciate our site, be sure to like, share or follow on FACEBOOK as it’s still a good way to reach the people you love and care about most.


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