I’ve been going to a Chiropractor ever since I was a little girl. If it wasn’t for a Chiropractor my mother would be in bad shape. I think my Chiropractic Doctor is wonderful, he enjoys helping people. I was recently in a car accident in which I hurt my neck, back and left hip. After one visit my hip was not hurting. Now we are working on the neck and back. Chiropractors are great, especially if you have back or neck problems. I am very thankful for my Chiropractor and his associates.
Tonya Collier, Birmingham, Alabama
I started chiropractic two years ago. I had daily hip and back pain. After only two or three adjustments the hip pain was forgotten about. X-rays showed how off my hips were, crooked my spine was and that my neck curve was almost straight. My last x-ray showed straight hips and the back almost correct. My head still tips to the left but we’re working on that. My neck curve is almost where it should be. Without the help of my chiropractor I don’t know where I’d be right now. Probably popping pills that would hide the pain but not fix it.
Charlotte Kiskaden, Wilmington, North Carolina
Hello, I am an RN with 20 years experience in various fields of nursing practice. My training and general observations of physicians’ attitudes towards the field of Chiropractic as a whole has been full of “Warnings and Avoidance”. The mere mention of the suggestion that a patient might benefit from “the other kind of doctor” was taboo. The implied attitude was that “these doctors practice voodoo-like treatments”. I must say boldly, after being a full time participant in traditional medicine for twenty years, the “voodoo curse” has struck traditional medicine. It is controlled by “toxic and poisonous” outrageously priced drugs and drug companies and ridiculous regulations that care for the “whole stack of papers” instead of the “whole patient”. Many times I wondered if anyone would even miss the patient if he disappeared completely from his hospital bed. The inspector type people could give an excellent rating to the “whole Paper” but the “whole patient” was lying in his bed ill, without comfort, without understanding of what might have been done to him, and most of all without well being. He did receive the highest level of a bill for the lowest level of caring that this nation has ever bestowed upon those pleading for quality medical care! He and his insurance paid so much more for so much less! AS I returned home every day from a painful 12 hour shift, the pain was in the pit of my stomach and in my heart and soul, I ask myself where is the place where the sick are comforted? It has surely been ripped from our medical system and has been replaced with devastation. I used to joke saying “tie me to a railroad track when I’m sick instead of the hospital bed I’ll be safer,” knowing all too well the risks of staffing deficiencies and sending people out of ICU or even the hospital all too soon, and too sick. I could go on and on with personally observed horror stories, but anyone who has been a patient recently has their own to tell. I’ve recently turned my back on all those warnings and have begun treatment with a “Real Doctor”, a Doctor of Chiropractic. There I am a real patient, a real “whole person” again. IN a few weeks of treatment I have found a well being that 10 years of traditional physician specialist and psychologist treatments have not even touched upon. Now I know the answer to the question I carried home every day in the pit of my stomach after an empty days work. Where is the place where the sick are comforted? Comfort can be found through the skilled healing hands and heart of the Doctor of Chiropractic. Their methods are not “toxic” or harmful but healthy and wholesome. They understand the wonderfully created whole person and work with the person not against it. There you get so much more for so much less! The patient is not torn down further, but built back from the inside out. The result is well being and wholeness. I’m so glad to have found that there is still a place where the sick can find comfort.
Patty Mitchell, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
I am a chiropractic student, and I love reading the testimonials submitted by satisfied patients. Its amazing the power of hand