SOLVING CHRONIC PAIN IN OUT-OF-STATE AND INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS
On this "Good Friday" I just want to say that I am grateful to God, who has blessed my practice beyond measure. This decade has seen an explosion in the numbers of patients that come from all over the world to get help for their various CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES. They come because for many, riding the MEDICAL MERRY-GO-ROUND has all but completely stolen their hope of recovering their ability to live and function normally --- without pain. My desire is to not only give people hope, but to be a part of helping them get their lives back.
When it comes to health, Steve is a motivated individual. He just happens to be in a situation that many of us are likewise dealing with --- an accumulation of injuries caused by years of who-knows-what; sports, hunting in rugged terrain, work, etc, etc, etc. Today I received this unsolicited email from Steve, who has given me permission to share it with my readers. Although you may not know Steve, many of you have heard of his family's business --- particularly if you farm for a living --- Morton Buildings. If I'm not mistaken, they are the biggest manufacturers of metal barns (many of which double as homes) in the United States, and are located in Morton, Illinois.
Just over two weeks ago, I struggled in pain to get my luggage into my motel room prior to our appointment the following day. Especially the three to four steps down the stairs to the parking lot. This contrasts greatly to yesterday evening when I finished a two mile brisk walk punctuated with some short distance sprinting. After stretching, my knee felt better than it has in 7 months since the injury/aggravation. It is an understatement to say that I am thrilled to be able to get outdoors and walk/ run for a change. Most importantly, I have noticed gradual improvement in function on a daily basis.
At this point, I have started to do single leg exercise drills to restore muscle strength and balance to the affected leg [HAMSTRINGS / HIP FLEXORS AND QUADS / BUTTOCKS]. When I do feel discomfort, a stretching session relieves 90 percent of that discomfort. I still feel some tightness under the knee cap when I descend stair steps but the improvement has been significant. I will say that the ratio of pain relief per dollar spent makes my time spent coming to your clinic one of the best values in pain management I have ever experienced.
This was all accomplished during a two week period that I drove approximately 3,000 miles in a small company car, which usually exacerbates the pain and healing process. To say the least, I am very pleased about the results that you have helped me to achieve in my frustrating search to get back to 100%. I have some referrals that will be coming your way in the coming weeks.
I look forward to the progress that I will make over the coming weeks and keep you in the loop. Thanks, Stephen Fischer
If you have watched any of our VIDEO TESTIMONIALS, you may have already figured out that I'm on a mission. I have a laser-like focus in finding the root of your CHRONIC PAIN, and destroying it (thus, the name of my website). There are few things more satisfying than putting a GOLD BRICK in a patient's hands, and telling them it's theirs --- for keeps. I had a blast getting to know Steve as I worked on him, and look forward to our next visit. Because if everything goes as planned, I'll treat him early and then we'll spend the rest of the day RIDING OUR MOTORCYCLES IN ARKANSAS.
For those of you interested in what I do here in the office, THIS PAGE will answer virtually any question you can come up with.
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).