I had neck, upper and lower back pain for years, on and off but as I aged they occurred
more frequently and more severely. Without treatment the pain would sometimes incapacitate
me. I took all types of over-
(In the past) the only treatment that I started to take was chiropractic treatment. I got started along this path when my wife had severe neck pain and was treated with pills and traction in the hospital – didn’t work. She went to a chiropractor and was cured almost immediately.
I seem to transfer stress into my back. Chiropractic treatments are the only cure. I found that for me a maintenance program is best. The improvement has been phenomenal! Even if it comes on quickly on occasion, one or two treatments are enough to make 90% of my pain go away.
Dr. Russell is the best chiropractor I’ve come across and I’ve used many through
the years. He is sensitive in his approach to treatment and accurate in his analysis
and application of his science. -
(I had) pain in the upper portion of the right side of my back. (It) began in 2009 with attacks off and on. Eventually attacks became more frequent and more intense. I am a Coumadin patient so cannot take any painkillers except Tylenol. That did not help at all.
A treatment once a month has kept attacks under control.
(I was referred) by a friend who was on the verge of back surgery until she found
Dr. Russell. I have to admit I was dubious about chiropractic care until I experienced
it myself. I was fortunate to have chosen this facility for that care. Thank you
Dr. Russell and staff. -
My back was totally out of wack and I couldn’t walk or sit or put my clothes on. (Now) I can function normally with NO pain. I was referred by a friend.
If it had not been for Dr. Russell I would probably been a cripple. -
(I had) extreme discomfort in arm and neck – discovered I had osteoarthritis and
spine issues. Started in Sept. of that year – meds, “regular” Drs did nothing for
me. Regular Dr. prescribed muscle relaxer, anti-
I believe following Dr. Russell’s protocol has kept me from needing surgery on my
neck – his ability to diagnose and treat my issues have always resulted in better
health. The 6 months I was under total chiropractic treatment – I never had a cold
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I could not sit in the car or in a movie for longer than 1 ½ to 2 hours without pain. (I had this) pretty much off and on for the past 10 years. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin – no help. I saw two orthopedic Drs, a chiropractor, physical therapists, and naprathy.
(Since seeing Dr. Russell) I have more flexibility, I move very easily. I can sit in the car with NO pain! It got to be that after 1 hr. in the car, I would have pain, but I don’t get that anymore! I even sat through almost 3 hours watching Harry Potter’s last movie, in the movie theater!
Very pleasant staff & atmosphere. Everyone is very positive and upbeat. Dr. is
very patient and attentive. -
Knee injury – bone bruise, torn ACL,, and sprain. Had to use crutches – couldn’t bear weight on leg – swelling, pain, very limited range of motion. (Now I have) a lot less swelling and pain. Better range of motion. Can walk.
Dr. Russell’s commitment to the care of his patients is extraordinary. Very informative
and compassionate, while still reminding us that we have to take responsibility for
our own health. -
(I had a ) bulging disc and arthritis in neck – constant pain on a daily basis for 5 + years, was very painful the first 2 years. I treated it with traditional medicine. Pain was such that activity of all kinds – house cleaning, bike riding, lifting – was limited.
Medications taken and results: Celebrex – no pain relief. Vicodin – pain relief
but other side effects. Cortisone shots -
Past treatments: Physical therapy – helped with strengthening but not pain. Electric stimulation and deep heat ultrasound provided some relief.
Progress made: No longer in daily pain! I’ve learned stretching exercises that improve pain & flexibility and how to work out without worsening symptoms.
After my first adjustment, I was pain free. I had pretty much resigned myself to
a life of pain until I found chiropractic. Now I know that there is hope without
medication or invasive surgery. My overall health and well being has improved as
(I had a) sore ankle and heel for months. Dr. Russell recommended therapy and orthotics. The therapy helped tremendously but when I purchased the orthotics – what a world of difference in a matter of minutes.
Thanks Dr. Russell for helping me be in less pain! -
(I had) back and neck pain limiting my activities of daily life (for) years – since at least 1991 after a car accident.
Medications and results: Vicodine – temporary relief. Tylenol – no impact. Darvocet – made little impact.
Past treatments and results: 1.) Ortho doctor said nothing is wrong, 2) Family doc: exercise and medications, 3) chiropractor in Oak Park – temporary, of hardly of any relief.
I can do yard work again for several hours, can play with my nephews & niece on the
floor again, can stand at mass without extreme pain or leaning on the chair in front
of me. Thanks! -
(I have had) back pain since surgery in 1992. I took pain pills with very little results.
(Since starting chiropractic treatments, I am) no longer using a cane to walk. Back feels good. Able to do more than (I) could before.
I am a person with type 2 diabetes. Sleep all the time, no exercise, overweight
and more. Since coming to Dr. Russell and in just a few visit(s) I feel much healthier,
I walk without my cane, am able to do exercise, -