“I started seeing Dr. Ehlers several years ago due to pain in my upper back & neck area. This pain developed from years of beating up my body through sports and from the effects of having a series of medical surgeries. This list included 3 rotator cuff surgeries, arthroscopic knee surgery and also a hamstring surgery to release a nerve in my right leg. Over time, my spine began to compensate for all of these injuries and I developed chronic pain throughout my back and neck area. This pain was so great that it really hindered my quality of life in many ways. From not being able to sleep to not being able to do the things I enjoyed (golfing, sports, being active, etc.), I didn’t know where to turn. I felt like I had spent 6-8 years of my life at the doctor’s office performing tests, getting prescription medication, physical therapy, etc. There was a period during this time where I became addicted to prescription meds including nerve relaxers, muscle relaxers, antidepressants, etc. At the end of the day, I realized that these medications were really masking the pain and by taking them it only made things more complicated as I could not heal correctly. When I first saw Dr. Ehlers several years ago, I received several treatments and then discontinued as I had been caught up with other obligations in my life and could not make the commitment. At first I felt as if things were going well and the adjustments were really helping but I just did not have the time to get in regularly. After discontinuing, I gradually felt myself going back to my old feelings of pain. So about a little over a year ago I decided to come back to Dr. Ehlers and give it another shot. I was still in tremendous pain, on a lot of medication, & was not able to have the active lifestyle that I was so accustomed to having at a younger age. Dr. Ehlers developed a schedule which at first was very aggressive and very frequent adjustments. This allowed for my body to pick up the changes it was making and allowed for my body to get going in the right direction. After a few months of treatment I begin to feel like I did not need to be on pain medications any longer and I discontinued everything. After talking with the doctors, they urged me to stop taking the drugs because they would only get in the way of the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Boy were they right. After going regularly to Dr. Ehlers for about a year now, I can honestly say that I feel the best that I have in 5-6 years. I am completely off all medications and do not plan on taking any the rest of my life. I am able to play in competitive softball tournaments, golfing, running & working out (everything that I love to do). I feel like I have my life back together and I owe a big thank you to Dr. Ehlers and everyone in the office. Not only have they performed spinal adjustments, they have also given me great advice about exercising, nutrition and a lot of other important topics which have complimented me in my recovery. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Dr Ehlers & the crew! Thank you!”