THE ONE-TREATMENT WONDER: HOW MUCH RELIEF OF LONG-TERM CHRONIC PAIN IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET FROM A SINGLE TREATMENT?Read Now
RELIEF OF CHRONIC PAIN
CHRONIC NECK PAIN
CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
NECK PAIN, HEADACHES, VERTIGO
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.
INDIANA PAIN RELIEF.....
IN SOUTHERN MISSOURI
While I certainly don't want to insinuate that everyone gets these sorts of results in one visit, it's actually a common theme in my clinic as well as something we strive for (HERE), and at least part of what motivates people to come see us FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. Rather than me tell her story, I'll let Jennifer tell it in her own words. Oh; if you appreciate our site, be sure and let others know. Liking, sharing, or following on FACEBOOK is still a nice method of reaching the people you love and value most, with information that has the potential to be life changing. By the way, if you liked the CCTR video above, be sure and take a look at our pics from THE CURRENT RIVER.
NEW STUDY TOUTS MERITS OF MRI IMAGING FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS / PAIN
The first thing to realize is that yes; some fascial injuries are going to show up on MRI for the simple reason that some of them (FASCIA HERNIATIONS for instance) can actually be seen with the naked eye. I've seen a couple of these in 30 years of treating patients --- it's not someting I can help with. The second important factor is knowing where to look. When it comes to connective tissues (bones, tendons, fascia, LIGAMENTS), these authors state that injury occurs as sites of "interfaces between the different components of the fascial system". For example, in TENDINOSIS, there is a always a weak point where the fascia that makes up the PERIOSTEUM (the cellophane-like fascial membrane that covers bones) meets the tendon itself (tendons are also a form of fascia and are involved in various forms of tendinosis and TENDINOPATHY).
When there is enough force to overcome the tissue's tensile strength, whether that force is due to "repeated microtraumas (overuse), acute injuries, or a combination of both," the end result is the same --- microscopic tearing and subsequent MICROSCOPIC FASCIAL ADHESIONS. The tissue fibers become deranged on a cellular basis, ending up with more in common with a hairball than with well-combed hair (HERE, HERE or HERE). As I've shown you repeatedly, these fascial tears / injuries / micro-traumas can also occur in many different ways (HERE). And while the authors mentioned various sorts of muscle issues; admittedly, the kinds of problems that are going to show up on MRI would be labeled as "tears" rather than what we refer to as MUSCLE PULLS, which are typically injuries of the --- you guessed it --- fascial sheath surrounding the muscle (the EPIMYSIUM).
The authors went on to discuss and show images of several different sorts of tumors and disease processes that affect fascia of the muscle and skeletal system. The thing to remember, however, is that despite advances in MRI technology (much larger magnets, which create better clarity), you cannot expect to see much beyond the obvious --- aka, gross pathology. This is significant because many of you reading this who have either had MRI (s) or are hoping to get one soon, think that since your pain is so bad, your problem will show up with crystal clarity. In fact, many people erroneously believe that after they finally get their MRI, the doctor is going to look at them sympathetically and apologetically say, "Am I ever sorry for doubting your pain Mrs. Jones. Your fascia is so adhesed it's no wonder you are suffering. In fact, if your problem had been any worse, our machine would have melted down to a puddle of molten steel. Let's go solve this for you." Those who have been through this know what I'm talking about.
That's because with most of these kinds of problems, the underlying issues behind the chronic pain syndromes are functional and not pathological, meaning they don't show up on any tests, MRI included (HERE). This is why so many of you who have been riding the MEDICAL MERRY-GO-ROUND have become all too familiar with the BIG FIVE CLASS OF DRUGS prescribed for chronic pain. It's also why I urge patients who are going for MRI to temper their expectations (HERE).
So, despite the fact that other problems such as hernias (HIATAL or INGUINAL) or issues on the PALMAR APONEUROSES or plantar aponeuroses (usually referred to as the plantar fascia) can be seen with this technology, MRI imaging of musculoskeletal problems is almost exactly where it was when I wrote my 2014 post titled IMAGING THE BODY'S FASCIA. Since there's little headway on the MRI front, this begs the question of what can be used to image problems of the fascia?
Certain types of fascial issues can be seen with diagnostic ultrasound (HERE), usually confined to tendons, the THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA (lower back) or PLANTAR FASCIA (bottom of foot). Having recently undergone a dynamic shoulder ultrasound with a brand new unit and a radiologist running it (I was curious), I can assure you that while certainly a move in the right direction, it will be awhile before this technology can do what the general public is hoping it can do, if it ever gets there. Fortunately, we can often see torn fascias and the subsequent FASCIAL ADHESIONS when examining and treating our patients (HERE, HERE or HERE are examples). Unfortunately, the paper concluded with these words.
"The musculoskeletal fascial system can be affected by various localized disorders with variable time course and prognosis. MRI is the best imaging technique to detect the presence of fascial lesions and assess their localization and extent, but it is limited for lesion characterization."
"Limited". Not a very comforting word if you struggle with CHRONIC PAIN. Allow me, however, to share with you a story from one of my patients who is too shy to do A VIDEO TESTIMONIAL for us. This person, who just graduated from professional school (congrats, BTW), was working out as a high school underclassman, when a heavy piece of steel weightlifting equipment (400 lbs or so) was pulled over and struck the individual squarely in the mid back. This person struggled for two years, seeing a number of specialists and undergoing several MRI's. The results were the same, with this person finally being told outright that they were likely malingering (faking).
With the school's liability insurance off the hook (a phenomenon that frequently occurs in WHIPLASH INJURIES as well), the family was now on their own. The first thing they did was come see me. After the very first treatment, this individual got up off the table and could not reproduce the pain --- something that's actually quite common in my clinic (HERE). What's doubly interesting is that I showed the young patient's mom the impact zone, who then validated it with photos. I see this individual once every year or two for a tissue remodeling treatment and adjustment.
The moral to the story is that whether you are dealing with CHRONIC NECK PAIN, HEADACHES, CHRONIC BACK PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN, or any number of others, there is likely to be a significant fascial component that is not showing up on the tests your doctors are running (HERE). This means it's unlikely that it's being addressed in any type of constructive manner. It also means that your problem is probably being blamed on age, DEGENERATION, DISC HERNIATION or one of the myriad of problems that readily show up on tests, but often have little clinical relevance (HERE and HERE are examples pertaining to the shoulder). It also means that it might be worth a visit to see.
If you are looking for solutions to these and other health-related problems, be sure to look at THIS SHORT SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF POST. And as always, if you appreciate what you are seeing, don't forget to reach out to the people you love and value most by liking, sharing or following on FACEBOOK.
POST-SURGICAL CHRONIC NECK PAIN
SOLVED IN A SINGLE VISIT!
That was the life Tiffany was living until she came to see us for Tissue Remodeling and adjustment (yes, I often manually adjust patients that have had SPINAL FUSION SURGERIES, although I do not adjust the fusion itself). DENSIFIED, THICKENED and ULTRA PAIN-SENSITIVE scar tissue (FASCIAL ADHESIONS of the CERVICAL FASCIA) related to her surgically-fused cervical vertebrae had restricted Tiffany's ability to function to negligible levels, leaving with the kind of pain you cannot understand unless you experience it yourself.
After falling on her butt while pulling a weed in her garden several years ago and hurting her tailbone, she eventually ended up in a specialist's office who did a CERVICAL MRI and told her that without neck surgery she would likely end up paralyzed. Mind you, Tiffany had no signs or symptoms of a neck problem and was there for the pain in her tailbone. As is frequently the case, fear was the tactic used to coerce her into having surgery. It was the typical "if you don't do this immediately you run the risk of (insert threat of choice here_____________)".
The surgery was a nightmare --- a nightmare that turned her life upside down, leading to more than forty (40) different medications (HERE) as well as pain management. One treatment at our clinic, however, made all the difference --- a common theme that I strive for with every patient (HERE). It's why people travel from around the world for treatment (HERE, HERE or HERE ---- in half an hour I will be treating a MUSICIAN from Canada).
Although my site has something like 300 COOL VIDEO TESTIMONIALS, this is undoubtedly one of the coolest. Thanks for the video Tiffany --- we wish you and your family the best! Oh; I almost forgot. If any of you know people struggling with chronic post-surgical pain (like THIS GUY or THIS GAL were) be sure and spread the word by liking, sharing, or following on FACEBOOK as it's still a good way to reach the people you love and value most with information that could positively impact their lives.
COLORADO CHRONIC NECK PAIN RELIEF
IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI
Due to extraneous circumstances I worked through part of my lunch hour AND AS IS OFTEN THE CASE; the RANGE OF MOTION of her neck literally went from zero (no exaggeration; her neck was like a Kansas HEDGE POST) to virtually normal. Exciting stuff. She left here totally pumped, and this part of the unsolicited email I received yesterday morning.
Hi Dr. Schierling,
First of all, thank you so much for fitting me in March 6th, even though I was late for my appointment after having been on the road for over 24 hours straight.
I just wanted to let you know that for the first time in YEARS...I had a major decease in pain and a major increase in ROM. My neck/upper back pain is usually around a 8/9, and after just one scar tissue treatment and the initial soreness of that....my pain dropped to a 4/5 or less. I have had TOS and neck/back pain for 12 years, and this was the first treatment I've had that has made such an impact on my pain levels, despite years of physical therapy, doctors, specialists, etc, etc. While I did not notice much of a decrease in my TOS symptoms, there was still a very slight relief overall, maybe because my muscles were less tense.
Kim from Colorado
Wow Kim, that's certainly cool! I would tell my average patient to make sure to deal with systemic inflammation since it is such a huge cause of scar tissue (HERE), but Kim has been doing that for years. I wish you well Kimberly, and if you are ever back this way, look me up. If any of you reading this appreciate our site or know someone in a similar situation, be sure to tell others and spread the word to those you love and value most. Liking, sharing or following on FACEBOOK is still an excellent way to accomplish this.
CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
UPPER BACK AND NECK
Probably due to the physical demands of LOGGING, Anthony had developed FASCIAL ADHESIONS that had literally "TETHERED" the musculature on the right side of his spine from the top part of his THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA clear into his NECK. I quickly figured out what was going on, broke the adhesions, adjusted him, and did not see him again for three years. In fact, this has been his pattern.
I've seen him once every three years since that time, with the latest coming sometime last week. Although I had forgotten how severe this problem was for Anthony when I first saw him, he reminded me. When I asked if he would be interested in sharing his story via a video, he agreed. And while it's short and to the point, it's quite clear not only how severe he was, but how much the care in our office changed his life.
MINNESOTA CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI
There was no rhyme or reason for Tedd's pain. He simply woke up with it one morning and has been struggling for two and a half decades --- all while continuing to work a physically demanding job. What has he done to try and solve this problem? He tried all the usual; CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS, THERAPY, massage, ACUPUNCTURE, INJECTIONS, and even SURGERY. And that's just for starters (the list he gave me is to long to print here, but those of you who have been down the same road could guess most of it).
And of course he had had every imaging test under the sun (HERE, HERE and HERE), all to no avail, with everyone seemingly trying to explain his pain away with brilliant diagnostic statements like "Gee Tedd, you just aren't as young as you used to be" --- unfortunate and ridiculous for a person significantly younger than I AM. When I hear a history like his --- the only thing that brings any real relief is chiropractic adjustments, but they just don't hold (LIKE THIS) --- my first thought is always SCAR TISSUE / FIBROSIS. Rather than me talk about it, I am going to let Tedd spill the beans in an unsolicited email I received yesterday.
Good Morning Russell,
I just wanted to send you quick note on my progress. It was three weeks ago yesterday that I had my first treatment done in your office. I have been following the guidelines on the stretching and implemented the exercises that we discussed. The days after the treatment it’s almost like I had a flare up and my symptoms worsened.
Since then things have vastly improved. Before the treatment I had been seeing a chiropractor on average twice a week for over 20 years. I can happily (ecstatically) say that I haven’t felt the need to get adjusted since leaving your office. My mobility has improved along with a massive reduction in pain. In one treatment my back and neck went from weak and fragile to strong and durable.
Thank you so much for treating me! I almost forgot to tell you I shoveled approximately 6,000 pounds of snow off my roof yesterday. I couldn’t even do one shovel full a month ago.
All I can say Tedd is fantastic! I never get tired of hearing stories like these. Ever! And let's all be honest with each other for a moment; who else tells their patients that they will know after a single treatment if their treatment will prove helpful (HERE, HERE or HERE)? By the way Tedd, if you and your wife are ever in Missouri when the weather is good, hit me up and we'll head to CURRENT RIVER and continue the great conversations we had during our two hours together! For my readers, especially those struggling with chronic conditions, be sure and check out THIS POST. And if you appreciate what you are finding on our site, be sure and spread the wealth by liking, sharing, or following on FACEBOOK.
FLORIDA CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI
It wasn't, however, that Lynda hadn't tried other things first. She had tried CHIROPRACTIC, THERAPY, massage, etc, etc, etc, as well as going through the usually battery of imaging tests --- tests which I have shown many times previously do not often do what people are led to believe they do (HERE, HERE, and HERE). The funny thing is, her drive to see me was no problem since sitting does not cause any pain. Here is the email I received last evening after seeing her one week ago this morning (6:30 am).
Every time I go to your website I learn so much more. Your site is amazing and huge!! I recently quit Atoravastin just in case that might be contributing to my issues. I am so much improved and now feel that I can begin to understand my pain. Thank you so much! I will have a full life as a result of my visit to see you. So worth the 17 hour drive.
Allow me to break down Lynda's case by first addressing her comment on Atoravastin (Lipitor). Probably the most well-known of the statin drugs; never forget that their chief side effect is musculoskeletal pain (not far behind are DEPRESSION and DEMENTIA). I'll not spend time belaboring the never-ending statin scam, but be sure to read some of my posts on the subject (HERE) as well as Dr. Angela Stanton's one week old article on my friend CHANDLER MARRS' website (Hormones Matter), titled STATINS, WHO NEEDS THEM? Bottom line, statins are one of the biggest deceptions ever perpetrated on the American public by big phama and their lackeys.
When I examined Lynda I noticed that she had serious loss of range of motion in her right hip, as well as right leg and buttock pain (unbearable when she stood for longer than a few minutes or walked, but not present at all when sitting or lying down). She also had a lot of pain and restriction in the region of her hip flexor. Although she believed she had PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME, people with PS cannot sit, spending their lives either standing or lying down.
Instead, Lynda's leg pain and hip / buttock pain was being caused by FASCIAL ADHESIONS of the buttock and HIP FLEXOR REGION. The buttock restrictions caused the ever-common entrapment of the SUPERIOR CLUNEAL NERVE (one of many CUTANEOUS NERVES with a penchant for becoming entangled in HAIRBALL-LIKE connective tissues that can become "TETHERED" due to combinations of traumatic, repetitive, or postural injuries). This tethering can also be caused by unbridled systemic inflammation, because INFLAMMATION ALWAYS RESULTS IN FIBROSIS --- the medical word for "SCAR TISSUE". For the record, I did not adjust Lynda.
It was a 17 hour drive for a one hour figure-it-out-as-we-go treatment. You saw the results. Of course I would never hope to tell you that every person I treat gets such results, but let me ask you this...... Who else tells their patients that they will know in a single visit whether or not my unique approach to CHRONIC PAIN will help them? One visit! I don't know of anyone. And if you look at my TESTIMONIALS (or HERE), you'll see that it's not an uncommon phenomenon in my clinic.
As always, I suggest people do what they can to limit the amount of inflammation they are exposed to on a daily basis (HERE). While you're at it, help us spread the wealth. If you appreciate what you are finding on our site, be sure and like, share, or follow on FACEBOOK as it's a good way to reach the people you love and value most!
MICHIGAN / INDIANA CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF
IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI
Dr. Russ, Good morning!
I came to visit you this past August. I was with my mom and we came from the Indiana / Michigan area. I keep forgetting to give you an update on the treatment you gave me. I found significant relief in my neck and upper back, with my chiropractic adjustments actually holding for longer periods of time now. I started exercising again in December, and my performance and pain levels are a lot better than when I was exercising last spring, before I came for treatment. I remember after the treatment my neck not hurting for the first time in a long time.
I still have some problems with my hip, pelvic, sacrum areas, which were my main concerns. I have a dull ache in my sacroiliac joint (at least I think that's where it is). And I totally can tell I still have some fascial adhesions around my hips and etc. I am working these out with my own fascia tools and Pilates, which seems to be a great choice for my body - a mix of harder work and stretching at the same time. I am also about to start some weight training again. However, if I can't make enough significant progress in the coming 6 months plus, then I will be returning to see you another time to work on these areas, or whatever needs worked on. Stress can really get my back and neck all tight again too. We have some bad winter weather over here and driving makes me tense up real bad.
Overall my entire body is doing much better. I noticed the biggest change when I started exercising again in December and how different it felt this time around post-treatment, versus pre-treatment. I ran on the treadmill the other day for a few minutes and was surprised to see how well I did compared to when I tried last year. Anyways, I had been meaning to write you, but finally got to it! Thank you for what you do! It helps lots of people and is the missing link that my doctors just cannot seem to wrap their brains around!
That's fantastic! Just let me know if you are this way again and we'll try to knock out the rest. BTW, I could not remember you immediately and looked at FB and remembered immediately. That pic with your husband and kids.... amazing! Also, would you mind if I posted this as a testimonial?
Absolutely you can use it! I tell everyone in pain about my journey and the role fascia & scar tissue have played. So shout it to the rooftops! I actually was just helping someone in pain today and told them about mine & sent them links to your blog to read about scar tissue. And yes I thought it might be hard for you to remember me since I came back in August. I actually debated on sending a photo to help! :) My sister is a photographer...that’s why that pic of my family is so good! Anyway, thanks again and maybe see ya in the future!
Allow me to give you a bit of background. The first thing you must realize is that Jenna's case presents a picture-perfect example of what I referred to in my post, "MUZZLED" ---- the all-too-common tale of vaccine damage denial. Bottom line, if reactions to drugs or vaccines are not reported to the proper governmental agencies, they are never counted among the adverse reaction statistics. Thus, whatever drug or vaccine looked at appears much safer than it is. Because the "ANTIVAXXER" rhetoric has been (purposefully) ratcheted up to a scream; whether dealing with topics such as FLU VACCINES, VACCINES in general, or vaccine sequelae such as AUTISM, there is no longer room for a conversation. For the record, numerous meta-analysis have shown that vaccine side effects are reported to VAERS (the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) about 1% of the time (HERE). Not a misprint. Now, back to Jenna.
Jenna is a super-fit thirtyish mother of two young children. Always ultra-active, a TDAP SHOT she received while she was pregnant started this nightmare. She entered the world of CHRONIC PAIN, climbed on the MEDICAL MERRY-GO-ROUND, and started spinning. As you might imagine, she had been through all sorts of medical tests and treatments by the time I saw her, but had gotten off all of it except for the ANTIDEPRESSANTS and MUSCLE RELAXERS. The only things that actually helped Jenna were FASCIABLASTING and certain kinds of stretches / yoga. Even though Jenna's issues were "SYSTEMIC," I decided to see her once because I had a hunch I could help (her problems were fairly symmetrical left to right as well as being found both above and below the waist).
What did I determine from the examination and treatment? She had a combination SACROILIAC JOINT PROBLEM and SUPERIOR CLUNEAL NERVE ENTRAPMENT (as well as some HIP FLEXOR ADHESIONS), along with an array of FASCIAL ADHESIONS and connective tissue FIBROSIS, undoubtedly driven by an inflammatory reaction to the shot (remember that inflammation always causes fibrosis --- the medical word for what I refer to in my clinic as "SCAR TISSUE" or "DENSIFIED TISSUE" (HERE). One of the clues that I might be able to help Jenna was that chiropractic adjustments would help her, but the results were extremely short-lived (HERE or HERE) --- something that improved dramatically after her treatment. Speaking of treatment.....
Although I turn down the majority of the people who contact me from around the world because, unfortunately, after providing me with a history, I don't feel I can help them; my pledge to my OUT-OF-STATE & INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS (not to mention most of my local patients) is simple ---- you will know whether my approach will help you after a single treatment. This does not mean that one treatment will be enough to "cure" you (as an old professor of mine used to say, 'the only thing cured is ham'), but you will know whether or not we are on track (HERE or HERE).
For those who want to dig deeper into the root causes of fibrosis-causing inflammation (something I highly recommend, whether you have visible / tangible problems or not), HERE is the post. And if you appreciate what we are doing in tiny MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI, be sure to show us some love on FACEBOOK since it's still one of the best ways to reach the people you love and value most.
FOUR-PLUS DECADES OF WHIPLASH PAIN SOLVED IN A SINGLE VISIT -- FIVE YEARS AGO
I saw her yesterday and to say she was excited was possibly as big an understatement as her telling me that for much of her life she was "surrounded by testosterone" (she has six sons and no daughters). Just like I have seen hundreds of times before; despite the fact that her hips are quite degenerative and may (emphasis on may) someday need to be replaced, the dietary changes she's made have already REDUCED HER SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION to a crawl. In other words, she's feeling great (and can immediately tell the difference if she cheats).
Although tissue remodeling was not able to help her with her hips (I had doubts from the beginning), she reminded me of something I had forgotten about ---- the treatment I did on her neck and upper back. Carolyn had been in a WHIPLASH ACCIDENT when she was 18 years old, and had dealt with periods of CHRONIC NECK PAIN ever since, getting much worse once she hit her early thirties. And while chiropractic adjustments were the one thing she could count on to make a positive difference, the pain and HEADACHES always came back in the same place and the same way --- an EXCEEDINGLY COMMON PHENOMENON (or HERE). The video below was shot yesterday regarding the treatment I did about four and a half years ago (Sept of 2014).
For the record, a quick look at our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS (including THIS CRAZY POST ON CHRONIC NECK PAIN) shows that immediate long-term improvements, while certainly not a guarantee, are fairly common in my clinic. Very cool video Carolyn; Thanks and God bless!
ADOLESCENT HAS CHRONIC NECK PAIN & HEADACHES FROM FALLING OUT OF A BARN LOFT ONTO HIS FACE...
SOLVED IN ONE TREATMENT!
If you look at the barn above, you'll see the large opening just under the peak of the roof. Back in the days before electricity, tractors, and gasoline engines, old barns had a system of pulleys and tracks (LIKE THIS) for the express purpose of getting hay into the loft (I actually have several of the huge wooden block & tackle pulleys from two of my Grandpa's huge old barns. Anyway, Tyler was on his knees at the edge and accidentally fell out of the loft. He fell forward and landed on his face with so much force that as his spine went into extreme HYPER-EXTENSION, the back of his knees came over and hit him in the back of his head (there were two witnesses). Although he was knocked cold for a moment, he came to, jumped up and began running, probably due to shock.
After a trip to the ER where he was x-rayed and scanned (and had his mouth stitched up), he was sent home. As many of you reading this have experienced yourselves, he and his parents were told that since there were no broken bones, he'd be fine. He wasn't fine. Tyler began having NECK PAIN & HEADACHES, and by the time I saw him two years later, the range of motion in his cervical spine was less than 50%.
After examining him, I tried an adjustment, getting little or no movement --- something not common for someone his age (he was far too TETHERED to adjust properly). Realizing (as I originally suspected) that due to the trauma, Tyler had developed a significant amount of SCAR TISSUE in the FASCIA of his neck, I did tissue remodeling on his neck and upper back, breaking up the FASCIAL ADHESIONS. Not only did this immediately resolve his neck pain and headaches, it completely restored his neck's ROM back to normal. Considering the time that's elapsed since I've seen him (four years), he's done remarkably well, maintaining all ranges of motion, with no return of the headaches or neck pain. Pretty cool stuff. I say this with all humility, but results like this are not uncommon in our clinic (HERE or HERE).
If you are one of the 100 million Americans struggling with some sort of CHRONIC PAIN ISSUE, I might be part of your solution. Although I see my local patients on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings are reserved for OUT-OF-STATE & INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS --- just send me a history of your problem using my CONTACT PAGE and I will tell you whether or not I think I can help. For many of you, the solution could be as simple as making some inflammation-reducing lifestyle changes (HERE). Either way, I'm on your side and will do whatever I can do to help get your problem solved as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
MAN DRIVES FROM NEW JERSEY TO MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI TO FIND RELIEF FROM CHRONIC NECK AND BACK PAINRead Now
HELPING A NEW JERSEY PATIENT WITH CHRONIC NECK & BACK PAIN
Although Dan's chief area of complaint was his upper back, shoulder, and jaw; when I checked his cervical range of motion (that he felt was normal), it was ---- no exaggeration --- diminished by 50% or more. In other words, it was dangerously restricted. I use the word "dangerously" because abnormal joint motion always leads to degenerative arthritic changes in the surrounding bones, not to mention FIBROTIC CHANGES in the soft tissues. It's essentially an unholy vicious cycle. He also complained a great deal about his pain-side lat. I did a simple check where I had him both sit and stand, while looking at me while he raised his hands overhead, bringing his palms together. The shoulder / arm was restricted enough that the fingers of his non-pain side were about an inch higher than the fingers on the pain side, indicating some serious FASICAL TETHERING.
The first thing I did was address Dan's neck. Within 30 minutes or so, his NECK RANGES OF MOTION were all virtually normal, including the most important ROM in the spine --- the ability to get the head into EXTENSION (tipped backwards). I moved around to his FACE (zygomatic arch, TEMPORALIS and masseter), into his SHOULDER, eventually making my way to his HIP FLEXORS and THORACO-LUMBAR FASCIA as well as his RIB TISSUES, lat and LOWER ABDOMINALS. I spent two hours with Dan, give or take, and when he left, he said that he could already tell things were significantly better (NOT UNUSUAL IN MY CLINIC) and that nothing he had tried previously had helped as much. That was one week ago Thursday. Here is the email I got a yesterday.
Hey Dr. Schierling,
Although I haven't completely released the knot in my neck/jaw, since leaving your office I have been progressing much more consistently in that direction. I feel like the treatment loosened up areas that I wasn't even aware of and that I never could have accessed on my own. I have been stretching every day since then (and taking my Ligaplex) and I have been opening up sections of my back/ribs/neck that were just completely locked in place before the treatment.
So yeah, I just thought I would send you this email because you said you would be interested in my progress and also to say Thank You for having the courage to treat people the way you feel is helpful, because it definitely is. I was amazed how fast my head went from turning 45 degrees to 90 degrees. I've been trying to convince my parents to see you, but they have never been across the Mississippi River! Ha, oh well, maybe some day. Thanks again.
Wow Dan, thanks for the kudos. And as for the progress you've made, fantastic! I never get tired of emails like this. Part of the mission God created me for is to help give people their lives back. If you are struggling with chronic problems and wondering whether or not I might be able to help, use our CONTACT PAGE to send me an email history. If I can help you I will tell you, likewise the opposite. And if you are looking for a generic template to start the process of reducing inflammation, addressing root causes of pain and dysfunction, and start taking your life back from the twin thieves of pain and dysfunction, HERE is the post you need to read. Don't forget that the easiest way to reach the people in your life that you love and care about most with awesome health-related information is by liking, sharing or following on FACEBOOK.
CHRONIC PAIN AND FASCIAL ADHESIONS
IN AN EX-AIRBORNE ASSAULT SOLDIER
Hi, my name is Paden and I’m 34 years old. A little over a year ago, I made my first trip to see Dr Schierling in Mountain View, Missouri. Over my life, I started working young. I was home schooled and was doing construction, pouring concrete, and dragging heavy rebar by the age of 14. When I was 17 I went into the United States army, 11 Bravo 187 (the Air Assault part of the 101st Airborne Division). Because of the huge loads we carried from aircraft to ground, I got a lot of back issues and stiffness as well as knee problems. When I came back to the civilian world, I worked as a firefighter for awhile, and then continued doing that on the side, while working on offshore oil rigs. Honestly, I didn't really want to come see Dr. Schierling but was in bad enough shape that one of my friends dragged me here, with me griping the whole way.
Dr. Schierling did Tissue Remodeling on my back and neck and lower back, and as soon as he was done, I felt like I was 13 years old again. When I got back home, I was a little sore for a couple of days but this treatment has changed my life on not having to get cortisone shots in my back. Like many in the airborne infantry, I was looking at getting back surgery. I told the surgeon after coming to see Dr. Schierling, 'I don’t even have to see you again'. I feel great, I’ve never felt better. It’s really changed my life in a dramatic way. I highly recommend that anybody having back pains, joint pains, or anything, come see Dr. Schierling.
If you notice anything here I want you to notice what separates my clinic from others. I didn't tell Paden that I could help him but it would take "X" amount of visits over "X" number of months. I told him he would know how effective this approach would be after a single visit. I did not schedule him a follow-up appointment, but instead told him to come back and see me when he feels he needs it (I also gave him some home exercises / stretches). It's how I roll (HERE).
Suffice it to say that the amount of FASCIAL ADHESIONS in his back (both the upper back and the THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA) as well as his NECK were off the charts. And as much as I love the idea behind taking care of our nation's veterans via the VA, their ability to deal with these sorts of issues is severely lacking, with their out-dated and out-sized emphasis on the 'BIG FIVE' drugs usually doing more harm than good. If you appreciate what we're doing in tiny MOUNTAIN VIEW, MISSOURI, be sure to spread the word on FACEBOOK as it's the best way I know to reach the people you love and care about most with information, that as Paden showed, is often times nothing short of life-changing!
THE THORACOLUMBAR MODEL OF CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN
A PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
The treatment you did to me is working. The first couple of days as thing were 're-aligning' it felt like I had bugs crawling all over my back, but even that afternoon, I was able to help April with feeding the horses and keep up! It has only gotten better from there! I still have issues with my hip, but a really good stretch works that out. I find I have more energy and think I am starting to loose weight again. Will be headed out on truck Monday morning, will see what happens, but things are going GREAT! THANKS DOC!
That's fantastic Michael! You see, the THORACOLUMBAR MODEL of chronic back pain is all too frequently not being addressed in the standard model of care, whether we are talking about standard medical care, based on a steady stream of 'THE BIG FIVE,' or standard chiropractic care, based on a steady stream of adjustments, which are usually done under the auspices of "MAINTENANCE," even though the root of the problem never really changes (or for that matter, is even addressed) in either scenario. Face it; who else tells patients that they'll know in one treatment if this approach is going to help (HERE)? It's part of what makes our SOLVE YOUR OWN BACK PAIN post so different and popular than other similar fare. BTW, if you are enjoying the free information on my blog, be sure to check out our FACEBOOK PAGE and show us some love while you're at it. It's arguably the best way to reach those you love and care about most!
FASCIAL ADHESIONS FROM SEVERE SPINAL SPINE IMPACT
QUICKLY SOLVED AFTER WEEKS OF OTHER APPROACHES
And even though he had been to the doctor several times, been prescribed most of THE BIG FIVE, been through some THERAPY, and had his spine INJECTED before being released to go back to work because his doctor said there was nothing wrong with him, his lower mid back was still bruised and he didn't think there was any way he could do his job without taking PAIN MEDS, something he can't really do on a job where all faculties are needed all the time.
After running Mason through some simple tests, I determined that he was being "TETHERED" in several places, which I proceeded to address, breaking the FASCIAL ADHESIONS that had formed from his injury that ran all the way from his THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA to his CERVICAL FASCIA. Honestly, it was a mess. The video below was shot yesterday (Mason was so excited by his results he brought a family member to see me --- I did not need to treat him again). The cool thing is about being treated in my clinic is that results like Mason's are not an aberration (HERE).
If you feel that your doctors are missing the boat with your condition, give us a holler and we'll see if we can help. Not every person gets such quick and amazing results AS THESE, but there are no games played here. If I think I can help you I'll treat you same day, and unless the problem is a disc, you'll know very quickly if this approach is going to work (HERE).
CHRONIC NECK PAIN, ARTHRITIS PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA PAIN IMPROVED BY ADDRESSING CHRONICALLY ADHESED FASCIARead Now
LOOKING TO BREAK FREE FROM CHRONIC FIBROMYALGIA OR ARTHRITIS PAIN?
That goes doubly for those with FIBROMYALGIA and issues such as ARTHRITIS that are intimately related to a LOSS OF PROPRIOCEPTIVE FUNCTION (in this case her dysfunction was causing severe CHRONIC NECK PAIN). If you appreciate our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS, be sure to check out our latest below (Monday was her second visit, with her first being a bit over two years ago). And if you appreciate the totally free information on our site, be sure and like, share, or follow on FACEBOOK, as it's a great way to reach those you love and care about most!
CHRONIC NECK PAIN FROM INJURED FASCIA
TISSUE REMODELING DRAMATICALLY IMPROVES
THE LIFE OF A LOCAL LOGGER CRUSHED BY A TREE
Two years ago TR was logging --- one of the chief industries in our neck of the woods (no pun intended) --- and the skidder driver accidentally pulled a standing cut tree down on top of him. The tree, 24 inches across the stump (a bit bigger than the tree in the picture above), hit TR in the head, neck and back, and then crushed him into the ground in a wadded heap. Two years later he ended up in my office with virtually zero range of motion in his cervical spine and the kind of NECK PAIN and BACK PAIN that had made him start wondering if he might be better off dead. By then he had tried just about everything the medical community had to offer and was looking for anything that might provide a solution.
I saw TR back in March, two visits, consecutive Friday's, and then saw him on Friday when he did these videos for us. I say videos, plural, because the camera was accidentally stopped during filming. If you are interested in looking at other similar videos, I have hundreds, along with dozens of case histories (HERE). Be sure and like, share, or follow on FACEBOOK if you have friends or loved ones whom you feel might benefit from this type of information.
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SYSTEMICALLY ADHESED FASCIA AND CHRONIC NAUSEA
And while he had made some headway, physical traumas he had had endured in his childhood left him not so much with chronic pain but with chronic nausea that he felt was the result of severe all-over FASCIAL ADHESIONS (never discount fascia as a potential cause or contributing factor of almost any physical issue you care to name --- HERE). When it comes to people with SYSTEMIC FASCIAL ADHESIONS I'm very choosy about whom I treat. Why? For the simple reason that most of these cases have underlying causes, many being based in underlying AUTOIMMUNITY or other CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEGENERATIVE PROCESSES. Gus convinced me that this was not the case with him and came out and spent a couple of weeks with us from San Fran. The improvements he made were astounding.
Rather than letting me tell you about it, I'll let Gus tell you. BTW, if you know people in similar situations, be sure and get this information in front of them. Besides forwarding them the link, one of the best ways to reach the folks you love and care most about is by liking, sharing, or following on FACEBOOK. I enjoyed our time together Gus and wish you the best! Oh; if your reading this and want to see more of these sorts of videos, be sure and take a look at some of the HUNDREDS OF OTHERS I have on my site.
QUICK AND AMAZING RESULTS TREATING A PERSON WHO STRUGGLED WITH DECADES OF CHRONIC BACK AND NECK PAINRead Now
CHRONIC BACK & NECK PAIN: RESULTS RULE
A VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
Dean has dealt with CHRONIC BACK & NECK PAIN, in his words, since he was 15 years old. After treating him for the first time back in the winter (yesterday was either his second or third visit), I asked if he would be willing to do a video for us, talking about his experience here. He agreed, and although he didn't think he did a good job (he walked away from the camera at the end saying "that was stupid"), his testimonial is anything but.
In fact, Dean did an excellent job of conveying what sets our clinic apart from so many others --- the fact that we work to solve people's chronic issues QUICKLY. No games. No sales pitches or pre-pays. And no long care plans. Just click the link to see what I'm talking about. What's doubly crazy about Dean's story is that his wife actually came in first and got even better results than he did (we'll try and get a video up next week).
If you know someone who who is struggling with chronic pain; someone who needs to see this or OTHER SIMILAR, for Pete's sake, get it in front of them! One of the easiest ways to reach the people you love and care about most is by liking, sharing, or following us on FACEBOOK. Oh; be sure to catch Dean and some of our unnamed friends from On Time (V & S, we love you) speaking about the scourge of human trafficking at Timber Ridge Baptist Church in Marshfield (HERE).
LONG-DISTANCE PATIENT SENDS
EMAIL SHOWING HER IMPROVEMENT
Although there was a history of WHIPLASH, Jane's problems had started in earnest three years ago after spending significant time carrying her niece in a baby carrier. The result was not only severe CHRONIC NECK PAIN and HEADACHES, but upper back pain that had begun spreading via BIOMECHANICAL COMPENSATION downward into her LOW BACK and HIPS / UPPER-OUTER BUTTOCKS. She was struggling with all-over spasms as well as the fact that her face was drawing and twitching more than just a little bit.
About nine weeks ago I not only spent a week working with Jane (all the areas mentioned above as well as her FACE and SKULL), but OUR FAMILY got to know her a bit as we had her and her mother who had traveled with her to our house for dinner one evening and then to church later in the week. It was an awesome time together (they are super fun people), and just today I got to see how fruitful our time together really was with this unsolicited email that Jane sent me last evening.
Hello Dr Russell! Been a while I know... I'm alive, well, and kicking. My Mum sends her love to you and the rest of the Family. I'm a lot better now and I no longer have to cover my face every where I go, the twitching reduced and I'm so happy. The shoulder pain has also improved so much and the bumpy stuff that was all over my body has cleared up as well. I also noticed that I haven't been to the emergency room since I returned. Before you treated me I used to visit the ER at least 3 to 4 times a month. I'm so glad I bumped into you! No regrets at all.
If you are wanting to see more testimonials like this one (many in video format), be sure to visit our TESTIMONIAL PAGE. Also be sure to take a look at our FACEBOOK PAGE. It's just a click away and by liking, sharing, or following, it's one of the simplest ways to reach the people you love and care about most!
MINIMAL EFFECTIVE DOSE (M.E.D.) AS IT RELATES TO CHRONIC NECK PAIN AND RESTRICTED CERVICAL FASCIA
A VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
- WORK: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. However, all of us know people --- probably many people --- who are connected to their work like a Siamese twin.
- RECREATION: Likewise, too much time doing "nothing" can be a huge problem as well. Even the CURRENT RIVER might get old if you were on it every single day (notice I said "might").
- VEHICLE: We have lots of excesses when it comes to vehicles. While certainly cool, who really needs a car that will go 180 mph?
- HOUSE: I always get a kick out of looking at other people's mansions. But let's be real; is there any practical purpose to owning a 40,000 square foot home (HERE), when for many of us, 1,000 square feet would be more than enough (HERE)?
Which brings me to a principle known as MED (Minimum Effective Dose). Wikipedia tells us that an "Effective Dose" in the field of pharmacology is "the lowest amount of drug that produces a therapeutic response or desired effect." Because DRUGS ARE SO TOXIC, a "dose" of whatever drug being taken should not be more potent than that which would be the least amount to cause the the drug's desired effect --- i.e. the minimum 'Effective Dose'. As you would guess, any amount over the MED is potentially TOXIC. Although a drug may not be immediately toxic, remember that toxicity is accumulative; especially when speaking of pharmaceutical drugs (toxicity can also build up at less than "effective doses" as well). As you might imagine, this principle applies to numerous other areas of life.
- SEX: Having studied and been certified in Chinese Acupuncture back in 1991, the best example of what too much sex does comes from their method of health and healing (a quick Google search will show you what I mean). Not surprisingly this can be as source of health problems in a HYPER-SEXUALIZED & ADDICTED society.
- SUNSHINE: Sunshine is awesome on many different levels. And while much of the medical community tells people to all but totally avoid exposure, we know that a certain amount of sunshine turns CHOLESTEROL into Vitamin D (one of the single most important hormones / hormone precursors in our bodies). However, any amount over the MED, will not only potentially use more Vitamin D than it creates, it damages the skin.
- NUTRITION: American nutrition is built around the more-is-better philosophy. It's obvious that as a nation we consume way too many CALORIES. But bear in mind that the same thing can be said of things like VITAMINS & PROBIOTICS as well. And while MEGADOSES of certain nutrients might be great to create a targeted short-term drug-like effect (VITAMIN C, for instance), just remember that too much of a good thing can easily become a bad thing. The brilliant ROYAL LEE was talking about MED as related to nutrition back in the 1920's.
- EXERCISE: Exercise is great stuff. It induces scientifically proven physiological changes, which, if I had the ability to bottle, would be worth a trillion dollars. The problem is, those thinking that more is better when it comes to exercise and training frequently become "over-trained," which can lead to a myriad of health problems. For instance, how many of you were aware that there are studies linking hardcore cardio training to a LEAKY GUT or even ADRENAL FATIGUE? And on the weightlifting side of things, too many sets leaves you vulnerable to a host of REPETITIVE INJURIES to the MUSCLES, FASCIA, and especially TENDONS. Inventor of Nautalis gym equipment, Arthur Jones, developed his equipment on the premise that one maximal-effort set per body part is all that is needed to stimulate serious muscle growth, then proving it in the famous "Colorado Experiment" with professional bodybuilder, Casey Viator. Clarence "Ripped" Bass said of this principle, "The secret, if there is one, is high-intensity; and when you are actually training with high-intensity, you don’t need a large amount of training."
- TISSUE DEFORMATION: Tissue Deformation refers to the amount of mechanical loading needed to physically change the structure and mechanical function of living tissues (HERE). While tissue deformation is a principle used in exercise (particularly resistance training), it also happens to be the chief principle of TISSUE REMODELING. Just remember that an important part of MED is the "E" (effective). This is why treatment, while holding to the principle of MED, is like playing a CARNIVAL GAME. In other words, treatment that is not intense enough is just as ineffective as too much or too intense treatment. The bell must be rung in order to get results (click the link to grasp what I mean). This is why if you have serious amounts of SCAR TISSUE / FIBROSIS built up from either traumatic or repetitive injuries, without breaking it down first, lots of CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS or THERAPY aren't going to cut it.
Why do I bring all of this up? JJ first contacted me the first of the year concerning an injury that has severely affected his shoulder and neck (he is from the KC area) to the point it's AFFECTING EVERY AREA OF HIS LIFE. He had done lots of therapy, been to specialists of all sorts, had all the same tests you've had (HERE), and during the course of the past year, had between 80 and 90 CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS --- the only thing that seemed to help, although the relief was very short-lived --- a common theme in my profession (HERE). This is JJ's follow up email one week after his first treatment.
Hello Dr. Russ!
This is JJ. I hope you had a great weekend! I just wanted to follow up with you since my visit last Thursday. I have definitely seen a significant improvement. My flexibility has dramatically increased. Further, my shoulder pain is practically gone. My headaches have improved as well. I have been using the Dakota wedge every morning and night as well. I think it is working. I could barely stand to be on the wedge for a minute when I started, and I can do about 5-6 minutes now. Overall, I think I'm moving in the right direction! I'm going to keep doing the stretches and the Dakota wedge, and I have been reading your blog on ways that I can address the trigger points. I just wanted to keep in touch and keep you in the loop. Everything has healed nicely, and I think in a couple weeks I'll make another appointment to come down and get another treatment. Thanks for everything! -JJ
I hope you are well. I have seen huge improvements in my range of motion since my last visit, but I still feel a bit "tethered" in some areas in my neck and back. I think that another round would likely be beneficial. Also, I've been doing a lot of research on your website and came across an article on losing the lordotic "c-shaped" curve in the neck. My doctor told me I lost the normal curve in my neck. From what I can tell, the Dakota traction device is a good way to address this. I have been using mine when I wake up and before I go to sleep, and I can almost go for 5 minutes now. How long does it take for the curve to come back on average? Is this something that takes years or will I start to see some improvement in a few months?
Bringing the curve back can take some time, which is why THE GUIDELINES CREATED BY DR. PAYNE say that people need to work up to 20 minutes a day on the Dakota in order to create enough mechanical force to overcome the immense amount of BIOMECHANICAL FORCE created by tissue restriction ("TISSUE DEFORMATION"). By the way, the "TETHERING" that JJ mentioned is exactly what many of you are feeling regarding your CERVICAL FASCIA.
CHRONIC ABDOMINAL AND BACK PAIN...
I saw Francois on Tuesday morning and again this morning before starting with regular patients. He had severe restriction that was distorting his body, an inability to move properly through a number of ranges of motion, a significant amount of pain, and some weird neurological junk (touching certain parts of his belly caused abnormal sensations in his same-side foot among other things). He also had a history of several groin injuries from playing years of hockey (he was a goalie). Findings: severe FASCIAL ADHESIONS that centered around his right ABDOMINAL WALL / TENSOR FASCIA LATA / HIP FLOXOR and ran upward into his thoracic cage, lat, and triceps / rear deltoid; and downward into his groin and quadriceps (a little in his hamstring).
What was wrong? The adhesed fascia had ensnared several CUTANEOUS NERVES, causing not only significant amounts of pain, but odd neurological signs and referral patterns as well. What's really interesting is that as I continued to test the BULLSEYE AREA, I found the epicenter of his problem. He had a tear that ran from under his arm, around the RIB CAGE along the top margin of his latisumus in a large half-circle (although I did not take a pic, it was VERY VISIBLE after working on him). Since I have never had a VIDEO TESTIMONIAL in any language other than English, so since he had done so well with his treatment, I asked Francois if he would be willing to do one in his native tongue; French. Although he was a bit apprehensive (he is far too self conscious about his English, which is much better than he thinks), he agreed. Below is the video and transcript.
If you are ever in the area again Francois, make sure to look me up so we can get your family to THE CURRENT RIVER (our neck of the Ozarks is a rather good VACATION DESTINATION). If you enjoy posts like this one and wonder if what I do here could benefit someone you know; the best way to reach those you love and care about most is by liking, sharing, or following on FACEBOOK.
THE WEIRDER, WACKIER, AND MORE WIDESPREAD THE NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES, THE LESS LIKELY FASCIA REMODELING WILL HELPRead Now
WEIRD NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES ARE NOT WHAT TISSUE REMODELING IS ABOUT
Hello Dr. Schierling,
2 years ago my doctor talked me into getting a flu shot even though I had never had one before and had been healthy my whole life (I do smoke about a pack a week). It has turned my life upside down. I have daily migraine headaches. My lips and ears feel like they're vibrating even though they aren't. My eyes are either always watering or always dry. Only half my body sweats. My hands both shake but never at the same time. I have pain everywhere, but it never stays in one place but moves around constantly. My digestion and bowels are terrible. The list is so long that it would take too long to tell you everything. The main reason I am contacting you is that my entire body feels as though it is stiffening like drying concrete even though I am only XX years old and very active until this started. I try to do yoga but it always makes the problem worse. I am always exhausted and my limbs feel so heavy like they are anchoring me to my bed. I can barely make it to the grocery store and back and no longer attend mass except on Christmas and Easter. I found your page on fascia adhesions and feel you are my last hope because I have been to every specialist in my area and no one knows what's wrong with me or what to do. I am eagerly awaiting your response. My problem is not in my head!
Here's the thing; I get so many of these it literally breaks my heart. Unfortunately, what I do in my clinic is not going to solve Sally's problem. In fact, I'm doubtful I could bring her any temporary relief. Other than to say there is some sort of systemic neurological problem going on, I don't really have any idea what might be wrong with her. Below is my response to her email.
As much as I hate to see you struggle with this problem that I do not believe for one minute is in your head, due to its underlying SYSTEMIC NATURE it is not something I have the expertise to help you with, and unfortunately I'm not even sure where to begin other than suggest you read the material in these posts (HERE). Something from that FLU SHOT obviously messed up your gut and neurological system, but beyond that, I have no idea. Again, I am sorry, and wish you the best in finding a solution.
Here is Sally's response word for word.
Well I'm sorry too. I thought I had finally found someone who knows something about fixing my problem. I guess I'll just keep searching for a real expert. It's too bad the world is full of rip offs and liars who are looking to take advantage of people!
I totally get where she's coming from --- she thought she had found the solution to her misery and was banking on that before even talking to me. There is nothing I would have loved more than to tell Sally to make the trip from the coast to see me because I really believed I could help. Understand, however, that my goal is not only to help all of you in some small way (just look at the massive amount of free information I am continually giving away on my site --- no strings attached), but to protect your time and pocketbook as well. The last thing I want is a reputation as a scam artist with a cool website. If I truly think I can help you, I'll tell you that --- if not, I'll tell you that too.
Do I help everyone who comes to see me, whether local or from FAR AWAY? Heck no. And it always bothers me when someone does not respond. The thing, however, that sets me apart from other clinics is that in most cases I can tell my patients that they will know after a single treatment whether or not my approach is going to help them (HERE or HERE). Meet Jack. This video is of a young man who had three years of low back pain, dating back to high school. Nothing neurological, systemic, or odd about his case other than the fact he had been dealing with it for three years when I first saw him, almost a year ago to the day. I wish you well on your future endeavors Jack!
INTENSE FARM WORK CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN
WE JUST MIGHT HAVE THE SOLUTION
I first met Austin almost a year ago to the day, during his senior year in high school. He came in complaining of back pain that had been an ongoing and persistent problem for the past decade. Wanting to make sure that what he was saying was accurate, I asked some questions and found that he had been dealing with increasingly severe back pain since his grade school days, finally reaching the point he could no longer function. On Austin's first visit I checked his ranges of motion (he could not even come remotely close to bending to touch the floor) and then checked him for SCAR TISSUE & FASCIAL ADHESIONS. Needless to say, he was maximally loaded. Immediately after treatment, his pain had resolved 100% and he could bend forward like a normal teenager, with a normal range of motion.
Just a few days ago, Austin came in for another treatment, talking about his good results from the first treatment a year earlier. Naturally, I asked if he would do a video for us. Although he's a man of few words, his video is pretty cool. The doubly cool thing is that not only are results like his not an aberration (HERE), they are exactly what we strive to give to all of our patients (HERE) if it is in my power to do so.
25 YEARS OF CHRONIC NECK PAIN...
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).
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