May 1, 2006
Dear Barone Spinal Care:
I would like to relate what my experience is since starting my Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. I am a long time, strenuous hiker, often over rough terrain and ice. I went to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back out in January.
I had been experiencing soreness in my left hip after a four or five hour hike. After beginning care, this soreness has pretty much faded in just this first month of treatment! I have also noticed some subtle changes in other areas. I sleep more soundly and for longer periods of time. The muscles in my back do not tire and get sore the way they use to. I think my balance seems more secure and it gives me feeling of “well being.”
Sincerely, – John M.
December 22, 2008
Dear Dr. Barone,
I am so happy I came into your office for treatment. I am a 43 year old woman who has been exercising regularly for almost 10 years. Unfortunately, I have been in pain for most of that time. I had severe hip pain, neck pain and shoulder pain along with occasional low back pain. In addition I had been suffereing from migrane headaches, which were quite debilitating. I had been to my regular physician as well as several “regular” chiropractors. I felt that I would just have to live with the pain and that I was causing it myself by working out too hard.
I was introduced to you by my personal trainer. I thought it couldn’t hurt to come in and see what Upper Cervical Chiropractic was all about. Nothing else had worked so I didn’t have anything to lose. I have only been in treatment for a couple of months and I cannot believe the difference in my body! I definitely have much less pain in my hips and shoulders. I can actually turn my head completely from side to side with no pain or stiffness. I am sleeping better and have more energy than I have had in a very long time. My workout seem to be more effective now as well.
I admit that I was very skeptical when I first came in and even after my first adjustment. It was like nothing else I have ever experienced. I immediately felt “lighter” in my hips. I have been holding my adjustments for a few weeks now and know that I am slowly getting healthier with each passing day. I am very thankful to you and your staff. I know with the continued treatment I will feel better and eventually be pain-free. Thank you to you and your staff for everything that you have done for me.
Sincerely, – Marnie M.
I am a 69 year old golf enthusiast. I live on a golf course, and I play golf almost every day that weather permits. For the past several years, I have suffered with pain in the left hip and lower back. Within recent years, I have been diagnosed with bursitis in the left hip. With regards to the back, I have had episodes with back pain so severe that I needed to hold on to furniture or walls to be able to walk around the house. After one painful episode, I was diagnosed with a herniated disc at L4/L5 and prescribed muscle relaxant and pain medication to relieve the immediate pain, as well as physical therapy for long term recovery. After completing the prescribed pt, I continued the exercises; but there were times that the back pain would cause me to flinch during a golf swing, and sometimes the hip pain would be too severe to continue with a round of golf.
At the end of golf season last year, while browsing in the Schaumburg PGA Superstore, I met Dr. Jordan Landholm who was offering a free computerized spinal examination to measure tension in the muscles of the neck and back. I agreed to the on the spot exam which indicated that I might benefit from the chiropractic treatment method practiced at Barone Spinal Care & Performance. I had no previous experience with chiropractic treatment, but I had been considering looking into chiropractic treatment for my back and hip, since I was not satisfied with the status of my health. I wanted to be able to play golf pain free, but regular medical treatment was not achieving that goal. I was totally unfamiliar with the NUCCA chiropractic method practiced at Barone Spinal Care & Performance, and I was skeptical that aligning the atlas of the spine would be sufficient to correct the problems that I was having with my back and hip. However, at the midway point of a 6 month treatment plan, I am playing golf with significantly less pain than in previous years. Other areas of my life have improved as well. I used to have pain in the back and hip after driving for a considerable distance, but I recently drove over 3200 miles in 2 weeks virtually pain free. I used to have a flare up of painful muscles after periods of repeated activity such as cleaning the car or doing yard work, but now the pain is negligible after doing a considerable amount of spring cleaning and yard work over the past several weeks. I don’t feel that I am totally “cured,” but I feel like I have come a long way toward reaching my goal of playing golf pain free and being able to perform daily activities without considerable discomfort.
I am impressed with the professional, friendly doctors and staff at Barone Spinal Care & Performance. Upon entering the building, I am always greeted by name; and the efficiency of scheduling and coordination of appointments results in very short wait times. I am amazed that what seems like very minor adjustments of the atlas vertebra can have a significant impact on health; but thus far, it sure seems to be working for me.
– Joe P.