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"Lower Back Pain/Disc Problems
I was suffering from degenerated herniated disks at L-3 and L-5, as well as neck problems. The combination of lower back stiffness and pain, combined with restricted side to side neck movement and soreness was making me miserable. I am an athlete, and although 53 years old, I am still very active. (Ice Hockey, Golf, working out, Etc.)
I had been suffering for almost 9 years. At the time I met Dr. Goodstein I would term my condition severe. My condition was caused by playing contact sports in my youth, through high school and a year of college, as well as genetics and lack of proper maintenance and prevention.My primary care physician suggested I try "alternative" treatments. I had already tried drugs, epidural injections, physical therapy, and had already been treated by ortho-pedists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other standard so-called medical doctors. Because my pain does not radiate through my extremities, I am not candidate for surgery. (Boy I am thankful two surgeons both said that!)
Through a consultation visit, followed by three initial visits, Dr. Goodstein determined that he could help me. I decided to commit to a program of 3 to 4 months of relief and correction care (3 visits per week) as well as maintenance and follow-up care in the future. I also immediately purchased custom made orthotics and wear them at all times when wearing any footwear. I have had both immediate relief results as well as continual improving results over these first 3 to 4 months. I have very little stiffness or pain in my lower back for the first time in 9 years. I have improved neck rotation. I no longer get aches or stiff necks when driving for long periods of time. I feel much better all the time and have a bounce in my step that has been missing for years. "
- Bruce P.
"Lower Back Pain/Sciatica
I was suffering from a severe case of Sciatica. My ability to walk and sit was significantly inhibited, and I was unable to run at all. I had been to orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons and G.P.'s. No one seemed able to help me other than to prescribe lying on my back until the problem went away.
Until I first met Dr. Goodstein, my experience with chiropractors was non-existent and therefore, my confidence level with respect to chiropractors helping me was very low. Upon my first examination Dr. Goodstein revealed 12 to 14 skeletal muscle weaknesses and we began to work on strengthening those weaknesses through weekly visits and a regime of nutritional supplements. Within one week I started to experience some improvement in my ability to walk and sit, and within three weeks I was back on road running.
Over the next couple of months my improvement continued and I am glad to say now, 6 months later, in looking back on the problem, the results are somewhat miraculous. My running is blossoming and I continue to set personal records in each race. My mileage is more than ever (app. 60 miles/week) and I race four times a month. "
- Donald J. S.
"I personally appreciate Dr. Goodstein's help. Once again, thank you Dr. Goodstein. I bent down to pick something up off the floor from a seated position. Went to sit up and I experienced a sharp pain. Next thing I knew, I could not be in any position without extreme pain. I couldn't walk, and my left leg was numb and weak so without warning, it would give out causing me to fall. MRI tests prescribed by my neurologist showed severe pressure on my sciatic nerve root. My girlfriend, who is a nurse, suggested I see a chiropractor. During my first visit, Dr. Goodstein explained what had happened to my body, what my body needed to heal, the method he would use, and the phases of my body's recovery given the injury. Dr. Goodstein did not dwell on how bad my condition was; he focused on my body's strength. Dr. Goodstein's method worked. I have been exercising sensibly the last two months. I have not had any pain and the numbness and weakness I had felt in my left leg is just about gone. I now visit Dr. Goodstein once every four to six weeks for a "tune-up" with some diet supplements prescribed. Based on my experience, if anyone is looking for a caring, honest and skilled chiropractor, I strongly recommend Dr. Steven Goodstein."
- Linda H.
"Lung Conditions (Astma, Bronchitis)
I came down with a cold about seven weeks ago, which then turned into bronchitis and caused inflammation in my lungs. I have had asthma ever since I was seven years old, but could not remember a time when I had this much difficulty breathing. After three visits to my primary care physician and one visit to a pulmonary specialist, still not getting much better and feeling quite frustrated, I went to see Dr. Goodstein for my regular chiropractic visit. I should also mention that I was on a bunch on medicines, such as, prednisone, asmanex (another inhaled steroid for my asthma), a nebulizer, an allergy medicine and a bunch of herbs and vitamins to help support my lungs and my immune system.
Well, on this day, when I went to see Dr. Goodstein, I happened to mention to him how awful I was feeling, how much difficulty I was having with my asthma and how I was just not getting better after such a long time. After doing my regular adjustments, Dr. Goodstein spent some time listening to my complaints and by doing some muscle testing he discovered that there were some nerves impacting my lungs and breathing. He did an adjustment and I felt a little better. I went back to see Dr. Goodstein four days later, feeling desperate for anything to help me feel better and that is when the amazing thing happened. Dr. Goodstein did the muscle testing again and after finding the nerves that were affecting my breathing, he did an adjustment that caused such a big pop and release in my upper back and lower neck region. I thought wow! An hour later, I am not kidding when I tell you that I started to feel remarkably better! I was breathing easier, my voice started coming back to normal, there was less tightness in my chest and the irritation in my chest started lessening. I do strongly believe that after the adjustment that released the pressure on the nerves that were impacting my lungs, I was finally able to get better, breathe normally again."
"Sleep Disturbances My neck (left side) started hurting over the course of years. At some point I thought it was my mouse or work setup or stress that caused the cramping, numb but painful, aching around the big verterbrae (C5?). After almost 7 years of pain, it started to be stabbing and so painful I couldn't ignore it. I would have to stop working and massage it in order to keep working, sometimes every half an hour all day long! At points I thought I couldn't work anymore (even with an ergonomic re-setup) because it was so horrendous. I just dealt. When I left my desk job I thought I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore, but it turned into painful night awakenings where my neck would seize up and I would have to gently work it free of the frozen position. I was ready to change my pillow, bed, everything. I didn't know how to solve this problem.
I saw a flyer at the library for a Sleep Disturbances talk and how to pick a good sleep pillow and i thought it was a sign. It turned out to be Dr. Goodstein and after the lecture I was ready to see if he could help me deal with my pain. I had no idea that chiropractic was a solution to my problem, I was just clueless. I was sceptical at first but I saw relief with 1 month. It was like a miracle. To start to be free of that unendurable pain it was like getting to start my life over. We did order a pillow (custom designed to support the neck during sleep) and, as uncomfortable as it is - i miss my soft stack of pillows, my night neck pain is gone! Gone, unbelieveable, I didn't think there was any way out of this nightmare. Now sometimes I forget I ever had to live with distress. If I miss a few adjustments it comes back and I am reminded of how life was, and I feel grateful all over again!!! It isn't 100% yet but the 80% better that is is enough for me to get on with my life and feel like I can function. Thank you Dr. Goodstein!"
- Leslie S., Certified Personal Trainer