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Additional Burtis Chiropractic Center Reviews

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Dear Patient and Friend of Burtis Chiropractic:

We have been sharing some stories of remarkable healings that have occurred right here at Burtis Chiropractic as well as those I have found through the grapevine. We want to help people move away from this weird idea that chiropractic is just for back aches. There are too many people in need of something different in their life, and perhaps chiropractic is that something. It is our hope that after hearing these stories you will begin to tell others about what is happening here, and help us reach those in need of healing.

Heavy Lifting

This testimonial I want to share is one I picked to hopefully open your eyes to chiropractic. It is NOT just for back pain. It is for the restoration of health and function.

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Carol came in after moving some furniture. She had hurt her mid-back and needed some pain relief. After a couple of visits she was feeling better. As she was leaving she asked me, “Do you ever work with the eyes?”

I responded that yes, we work with the eyes, and that as long as there is a subluxation (bone out of alignment causing nerve interference) that chiropractic is the only thing that can help. So she told me how she had gone to Mayo because her vision kept getting fuzzier. They had told her that she had degeneration of the retina, and that she would be blind in six months.

I checked her for subluxations and found a very deep one in her upper neck. This is right where the sympathetic nerve flow for the eyes comes from. I tried to adjust it two different ways but it wouldn’t move. She got up and said, “Well, thanks for trying.” Then, for some reason, I could see myself adjusting her with an old-fashioned style of adjustment. I told her to lie down on her side and she did. I had never done this type of adjustment before, but it felt right. As soon as I performed the adjustment, she got up and said, “There, I can see again.” And she still sees today. She sees her grandchildren, she sees her husband, she sees…everything. Being told she would never see again makes that all the more beautiful.

Remember that no matter what some other doctor says, there is always hope. So please tell a friend who has run out of hope. Try chiropractic. Carol is sure glad she did!

Cold and Flu

With “cold and flu season” just around the corner, we thought it wise to share this testimonial from our files. It reminds us that with a strong immune system there is no “cold and flu season.”

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Nancy was being treated for a hip injury. It seems she had injured it years ago and never really got it taken care of, so it always flared up in the winter. But her next comment led me to ask her more questions. “And now that it’s getting cold out, I’m sure I’ll spend half the winter with a cold!” I asked her why she felt that way, and she noted that every year for as long as she can remember, she has suffered through three or four bouts of throat and sinus infections every winter.

I explained to her that chiropractic makes the immune system stronger by keeping the nervous system connected better, and that she should do this to avoid another winter of infections. “I’m willing to try anything!” she said. For the next three months she followed through with care and experienced her first winter without a cold! No missed work, no fighting through the holidays with Kleenexes, no feeling miserable to start the new year.

She felt so good that she committed to coming in once a month for wellness care. The best thing is that the following winter, thanks to her commitment to wellness care, she still only got one little cold.

Colic No More!

Of all the conditions that we can help, colic is the one where I hear,”I wish I had known that!” the most. Susan was lucky; she found out before it was too late.

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Susan was a young mother who should have been enjoying the first few months of motherhood. She should have been holding a cooing baby, watching her angel sleep, cuddling and holding her little miracle. Unfortunately that was not the case. What she was experiencing was four hours of screaming and crying every night. Her baby had colic, and her dreams of young motherhood had been soured by colic.

She actually came in to get help with her chronic fatigue. When we finally traced it to her lack of sleep, she told me about her baby’s colic. Her pediatrician had advised gas drops. When those didn’t work, he had told her to wait six weeks; it would go away. She had accepted that, because no one else had any other options.

When I showed her how gentle an infant adjustment was, she agreed to bring her baby in. I told her that babies often sleep more than usual after their first adjustment. She rolled her eyes and said, “I would love to see that.”

The next time she came in Susan was beaming ear to ear. Not only had her baby not been colicky, but she had slept through the night for the first time ever. After a few adjustments her baby was happier, quieter, and on her way to being healthier. Susan still gets her baby checked today, almost three years later. And her baby is healthy, happy, and no more colic!

Infertility – “Amazing Grace”

This testimony recalls one of the most touching moments in my 20+ year career. It begins with a young wife who was desperate. She and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for some time. Medications had been tried, surgery was being suggested. She wanted something more natural and something more reassuring than “Let’s try this now.”

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“Can chiropractic help you get pregnant if you’re having problems?” she asked. I answered by telling her the stories of a few young families who had indeed become pregnant after trying chiropractic to address fertility issues. There has even been research published in medical journals of how and why this works!

I told her this was not a “one-time pop-in-the-back” sort of thing. It required both she and her husband to commit to regular care, and she understood that healing takes time and repetition. After six weeks of care, they were not pregnant, and they were moving to Phoenix. They thanked me for trying and said good-bye.

About nine months later, in the middle of a busy morning, I was stopped in my tracks as I walked from the second adjusting room to the first. There on the table was a beautiful two-month-old girl. Along side her, the young couple I had tried to help stood smiling from ear to ear. At first I thought they were here for an adjustment, and were watching a niece or something like that.

“We just came in to show you your good work,” the father told me. At first I didn’t understand. They had left the previous summer with no word, and I assumed it had not worked. However, here in front of me was the proof of the power of principled chiropractic. They had become pregnant thanks to chiropractic, and here was the result. Her name was Grace, but I call her Amazing Grace. She is an ever present reminder that miracles still occur, and that when I remember that God does the healing, that miracles can happen right here in my office.

Please share this story with a friend or loved one who is struggling with infertility. You may be their answer to a prayer!

Stage One Hypertension

A study published in the October 29, 2007, edition of the scientific periodical, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, showed that chiropractic adjustments had a profound positive effect on stage 1 hypertension. According to the authors of the study, the purpose of the study was stated as follows: “This pilot study examines the relationship between nonsurgical interventions to align the Atlas vertebra and changes in blood pressure and heart rate.”

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The atlas vertebra is the top bone in the neck. Chiropractors have long noted the importance that particular bone plays in proper nerve function. Accordingly, the authors’ hypothesis for this study was stated as: “Those with hypertension and absence of neck pain will have misalignment of their Atlas vertebra where upon correction will lead to significant lowering of their blood pressure.”

The results showed a significant drop in both the systolic and diastolic (upper and lower numbers) of blood pressure. The amount of the drop was so significant that the researchers remarked, “We conclude that restoration of Atlas alignment is associated with marked reductions in blood pressure similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy. Larger studies are needed to validate these findings.”
The study compared two groups of individuals who had a history of Stage 1 hypertension with no apparent cause or disease creating this condition. Of all the participants, only 42% had a family history of hypertension. The volunteers in this study were divided into groups. One group received specific chiropractic adjustments while the control group went through a similar procedure (called sham intervention) without receiving a real adjustment. The researchers noted that the “sham intervention” was designed to be indistinguishable to the patient from an authentic adjustment.

Both groups were examined before and after the procedures and their blood pressures were taken. Both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings were significantly reduced for the group that received chiropractic adjustments as compared to the control group that got the sham procedure. Researchers were so impressed with the findings that in their summary and conclusions they wrote, “This pilot study shows that correction of misalignment of the Atlas vertebra lowers and sustains reductions in blood pressure for at least 8 weeks in people with Stage 1 hypertension. Individuals with Stage 1 hypertension who have no apparent etiology and lack a family history may have cervical neck abnormalities related to the Atlas Vertebra.”

Parkinsons – “Surprise…Surprise…Surprise!”

Those of you who remember television from the sixties and seventies will remember this phrase from the late great Jim Nabors of Gomer Pyle fame. Jim Nabors had a surprise of his own up his sleeve; that hillbilly accent he did so well hid a beautiful baritone singing voice that could bring you to tears.

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Chiropractic has its own surprise, and that is the ability to affect conditions that most folks would never relate to the back. A good example I was just reading about was Parkinson’s Disease. People who know about Parkinson’s know it has to do with the brain and nervous system. So it may surprise you that there are a few studies out there that show chiropractic having a positive impact on Parkinson’s. In one study, eight out of ten people improved under chiropractic care. In another, eighty-one showed improvements and stronger function.

You see, Parkinson’s is a disease of the central nervous system. And chiropractic affects the central nervous system. Yes, we do treat back pain; better than anyone else does. But it works for the back for the same reason it works for Parkinson’s. Namely, it corrects dysfunction of the central nervous system and allows the body to heal itself.

So the next time you hear someone doubting that chiropractic can help back pain, just tell them, “If it can help Parkinson’s, back pain shouldn’t be so tough!”

No More Restless Legs

This testimonial tells of a patient who came in for one problem (low back pain), and found out to her surprise that something else improved dramatically!

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Janet was a new patient who had never been to a chiropractor. She was very reluctant, even a little scared. But she had been bothered with low back pain since the birth of her last child, and did not want the surgery they were suggesting. So she tried chiropractic as a last resort, as so many people do.

The first couple of weeks she did not notice much difference in her low back. So I asked her “What else is different? What is better or worse or changed?” She thought hard, but couldn’t come up with anything. She seemed ready to give up on chiropractic.

At her next appointment she came in smiling and bubbly. She had something to tell me. “I figured it out – what’s better!” She seemed excited to share this. “I didn’t make the connection until I remembered that scan you did, and you talked about how the nerves in the low back affect the legs. I have had restless leg syndrome for four years now, and the last few nights are the first time it hasn’t woke me up!” She hadn’t told me she even had restless leg syndrome!

Restless legs are just a symptom of a nervous system out of balance. Janet now sleeps through the night every night. Her restless legs are a thing of the past. Oh, and so is her low back pain. She tells that to all her friends!

The Sense of Smell

Karen came to our office because she wanted to try a different chiropractor. Her previous chiropractor was the kind that told his patients, “If it still hurts, come back,” and letting them decide the care. (Imagine a dentist or cardiologist telling one of their patients the same thing…kind of crazy, right?) She wanted more serious care. She mentioned the sinus problems she had suffered with for over 20 years, and wondered if I could help with that. I informed her that a problem that old would not go away over night. She said she was fine with that, as long as it took care of the problem.

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After two weeks she came in smiling from ear to ear. She had something to tell me, and I could tell it was good. I asked her if her sinuses were starting to open up. She said “Yes, and something even better!” I asked her, “What would that be?” She proceeded to tell me. It seems that she had begun having these serious sinus problems after a bad infection 20 years ago. But at that time she had also lost her sense of smell. The doctor back then told her the infection had killed the nerves in the nose that allowed her to smell. But after the first two weeks of care here, she was beginning to smell things again!

After six weeks of care, her sinuses were clear AND she could smell everything! Which also meant she could taste again…. for the first time in 20 years. To her, it was a miracle. To me, it was just great she kept giving chiropractic a chance to do what it is capable of doing!

A Story to Thaw Your Heart Out!

This testimonial comes from a speaker I heard at a seminar a while back. I hope it moves your heart and opens your mind up to what chiropractic can do.

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A woman came in to her chiropractor in great distress. When he asked her what was wrong, she told him about her husband. He was a mean, ornery cuss, who never showed love, never had time for his family, always angry. She had recently given her daughter a rabbit for a pet, and he had killed it on purpose, just to be mean. He had terrible knee pain, and she felt if the doctor could help his knee, he wouldn’t be so mean.

She somehow got her husband to come in, and the doctor could see what she meant. His knee was terrible, but there was bitterness to the man that sent shivers down the doctor’s spine. The man agreed to come in for care saying “I don’t think you can help, so I’ll come in just to see you fail.”

After about a month the knee was no better. But the wife came in privately to tell of the changes in her husband. “He’s happier, he’s not so mean. And today, he bought my daughter a puppy!” She nearly broke down, but she had more to say. “And last night, for the first time in thirty years of marriage, he told me he loved me.” Wow!! I remember the doctor telling the story. He continued by telling us the man’s knee never did get better. But his heart was healed. And in doing so, a family was restored. And that is what chiropractic can do. Please stop seeing chiropractic as something for your back. We are specialists of the nervous system. And when God works through us, anything can happen.


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