OUR PATIENTS SPEAK

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) My hips have been hurting for several years and I was just tired of being in pain.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? I was not able to go to the track and walk. I would walk half a mile and have to stop and rest it would be hurting so bad. Walking fast was impossible.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?)I was taking mobic and arthritis strength Tylenol. Two different orthopedic doctors had told me I had arthritis in my spine and that was the reason I hurt so bad.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc)I can now pick both my feet up and walk. I dont drag them anymore. I also dont have as much pain up and down my spine like I use to have.

~ E. Deale

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) Lower back pain at times my main pain was down my left leg on the lower side below the knee would shoot pains, the front from my knee to my ankle was numb the top of my leg in the bend would hurt if I coughed, sneezed, strained, or bent over. I clean houses and all these problems really slowed me down. At times the pain would cause me to be grouchy and irritable with my husband and three children.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? I couldn't bend down without the top of my leg hurting, couldn't lean over to make a twin bed, etc.. When I would sit to drive my lower leg would hurt real bad I tried not to cough, sneeze, or strain when I would bend over I would have to bend my knees to do it. I had to get my children to do a lot for more work around the house. It was hard for me to put clothes in the dryer.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I ask people to pray for me and I used over the counter pain medicine, when my leg would hurt real bad.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) Dr.Stubbs had x-rays done she felt like it was a pinched nerve. After a few visits the pain in my lower leg stopped. After a few more visits the feeling came back in my lower leg. After a few more visits the pain in the top of my leg finally stopped. During all this time I also had people praying for me. So I give Dr. Stubbs and the Lord credit for me being better. ( I am now showing no pain, no signs of ever having a problem)

~ P. McCugh

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) Toby was up all night grunting in pain from an upset stomach. She was very uncomfortable and unhappy.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? The problem prevented her ftom sleeping at night and being uncomfortable during the day.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?)We were using Prilosec.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) Toby improved dramatically once we started seeing Dr. Stubbs. She not only stopped grunting with pain, but also started sleeping thru the night at only 2 1/2 months.

~ M. Conn

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) My lower back was hurting- later i pulled a muscle about mid way of my back- I went to the doctor- He gave me muscle relavers amd pain pills- they helped the muscle I pulled, but not my lower back- I was in so much pain- I was ill with everyone, I could barely raise my right leg off the bed

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? IT was hard to walk I had to drag my right leg- I couldn't sit, stand, walk or even turn over in bed without almost crying- I had a 6 month old baby. I couldn't pick up and hold. I felt awful I felt inadequate to take care of my new baby.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) As I said before I got muscle relaxers and pain pills - It did nothing for my lower back pain- I still couldn't walk-sit, turnover in bed or pick up my baby.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) I came in on a Monday- as described- Tuesaday I could actually walk better- Each day I came in I improved more and more. I have been only about six times- Today I can walk, sit, stand, roll over in bed- pick up my baby and raise my leg perpendicular to my body lying flat on my back. Thank Dr. Stubbs and God for my miracle!

~ D. Sipes

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) When I first came in I could not get out of the bed without help because of the pain in my lower back I had alot of pain down my left leg and left foot.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? I could not put on my shoes, socks, could not sleep, bend over in any way could not get in or out of my car without pain. Was not able to play with my kid or put their toys together for Christmas.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I went to about 3 different doctors and all gave different treatment that were only temporary fixes. They all said I would most likely need surgery to correct the problem.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc)After starting here within the first 3 times I started to notice the pain in the leg getting a lot better. Putting on my socks and shoes was not a hour long event. Slowly but surely all pain was gone and I was back to my normal self. Thanks Dr. Stubbs

~J. Dailey

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) On January 10th I suffered a fall that injured my left hip and lower back. After suffering for three days I went to Dr. Stubbs mostly because of the location (the accident was next door.)

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Almost everything

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Nothing but arthritis strength B.C's

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) After Dr. Stubbs treatment I freed up my left hip that has been injured since the Army in Jan. 1968. I have a better range of motion than I have has in decades. I would recommend her to anyone.

~R. Lott

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) My back and hip were hurting so bad I couldn't stand, sit, or sleep without pain. I work 2 jobs and was in constant pain at both. I was miserable at home also, couldn't get comfortable no matter what I tried.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? I work at Curves for women i could not workout or even teach a first workout had to take time off wor and I hate to miss work! Couldn't go to a movie because it was so uncomfortable!

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Went to a doctor he gave me my x-rays and told me to follow up with an orthopedic doctor but also said he saw nothing wrong! Took Ibuprofen for the pain.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) I started to feel better within the week. By the second week I could work both jobs with no pain ans I am on my feet for about 12 hours a day and I can go to the movies again!! THANKS DR. STUBBS!!!

~D. Alexander

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) Pinched nerves limiting mobility in right arm also numbness in right arm and hand.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Work couldn't even reach radio in car. At one point had to eat with other hand.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Medical Doctor, steriods and pain medicine. My doctor recommend Chiropractic care.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) 3 visits and pain free.

~ W. Daum

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) A couple months after a fall from a ladder while painting at home my neck was still sore and vision in my right eye was so blurred I couldn't see. I went to three eye doctors and was scheduled to see the fourth after many suggestions to visit Dr. Stubbs I decided to give it a try for the soreness however due to the spine and nerve structure after four visits the soreness was gone and my vision was almost fully restored.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Seeing Properly.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Visted three eye doctors, specialists

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) My vision was almost corrected fully after only four visits.

~B. Linton

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) I hurt my back trying to get a horse back on his feet, when he went down sick. In only a couple days I was in almost unbearable pain. I could not sit, stand, lay down, It hurt no matter what. I was losing my mind.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Everything I got to the point after several days to just moving from room to room was agony. Any normal activity was out of the question. I just tried to stay still and sit in ways that didnt hurt as bad. Could not sleep.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I have permanate chronic pain from bilateral carple tunnel surgeries, scar tissue,nerve damange and bad surgery. I'm in pain all the time I take powerful pain meds. For that no help with my back- I knew I needed serious help. I needed a good chiropractor.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) After one session pain started going away I could move, walk, sleep without wanting to scream.With each treatment i get better this has been a life saver for me.

~P.Emerson

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) I was diagnosed with a bulging disc in my neck. My neurologist said if it didn’t get better I would have to have surgery. I wasn’t too keen on that.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Living without constant pain in my neck, shoulders and sometimes in my head.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I just did the best I could, to accept the pain. When it would get to great I would take ultram.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) The pain went away immediately, the same day.

~Cheryl Gianunzio

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) I injured my back and had trouble walking and standing. It was very difficult to work and concentrate due to the pain.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? -Day to day activities. I live a very active life and it was difficult to continue to walk, sleep, sit or stand.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I tried over the counter pain relievers. They did not help.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) I have been able to work again. My symptoms are better. No more pain. I am able to stand and walk. I sleep much better. I feel more relaxed.

~Tracy Causey

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) Lower back hurts. - down my legs to ankle when I’m on my feet or walking more than 10 minutes. Grocery shopping, cooking, and vacuuming all had to be done in short periods.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Cleaning, walking, shopping.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Went to the M.D. and took advil. I did a lot of sitting!

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? What ways did your life improve? (symptoms, life at work, home, relationships, etc) Doing my shopping a couple times a week instead of almost daily. Can now clean, cook, and have fun with them all.

~ Rowena Amerman

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) I am retired and living the good life! As I tell everyone my husband of 61 years, and I are getting older, slower, and grouchier.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Really nothing. My concern was that my pain would gradually continue up my feet and legs.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Nothing. I talked to my internist and he said there was nothing I could do except pain pills and this I would not do.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? My toes began to have feeling in them again. The part of the foot that joins toes also had feeling again. They still feel a little funny, but not to compare with before acupuncture.

~Jeannene Lee

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) Pain in my lower back, hip, and right leg. I could not sit or walk without a lot of pain.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Most any kind of work. I could not sit without pain. I could not sleep for the pain.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) Went to Dr. King, had steroids and muscle relaxer.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? I was able to sleep better and sit without so much pain.

~ Tommie Hayes

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) Chronic low back pain, leg weakness, balance, sometimes ”iffy”. Headaches at base of skull, neck/shoulder/arm pain off and on. Chronic fatigue - difficult to do tasks due to pain and weakness.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Enjoying many activities that require bending, stooping (gardening), climbing steps (had to have hand rail or personal assistance), sitting for normal periods of time without squirming or having to get up and move around. -painful pulling in lower back.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) M.D. - some physical therapy, Rx mobic, ibuprofin

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? Able to get through my work day with a lot less pain - less fatigue at the end of the day.

~Judith Carroll

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) My back, hips, neck and shoulders hurt all the time. I couldn’t sit or lay long periods of time. I couldn’t work without being in pain. I would always pull to one side, and couldn’t stand up straight.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Working all day, sleeping all night. I couldn’t bend over, sit or stand for a long period of time.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I used over the counter drugs or just stayed in pain.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? I can now work, and do work low to the floor. I can sleep at night. I can walk and sit without bending sideways.

~Jacky Hollis

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) I came here cause I was in so much pain that I knew I needed help. I’ve been hearing so many things about the good aspects of chiropractic healing, and after reading about Dr. Stubbs work, I decided to come here. Also my brother had been helped here so that’s when I made my decision.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Daily activities, such as housework and things we usually take for granted. It kept me from exercising and walking, which I love to do.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) I went to the podiatrist to get help for my feet. After about five rounds of injections over a period of a year or so, and taking drugs my feet didn’t seem to be improving. Then I was told that shoe inserts would help the problem. After spending an outrageous amount on inserts, I was still in pain.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? After coming here a week, I could really tell a difference. I could walk better, my back stopped hurting, and I could sleep better at night. My overall attitude was so much better. I did not realize how badly I felt and now am more like myself. I have more stamina and enjoy life and am actually able to do the things I need to do and love to do.

~Nancy Jackson

 

1. Why did you come to our office, what was going on? That is, physically (symptoms), at work (focus, abilities, productivity, loss of income) at home with relationships (were you grouchy, irritable?) I was still having problems from an old injury from two years ago. My hands, elbow, upper arm, shoulder, and neck ached a lot. I was grouchy from time to time and hated that certain activities had to be limited. At times my sleep was affected.

2. What did the problem prevent you from doing? Lifting, pulling, stretching, etc.

3. What did you do for the problem before you came to see us (go to M.D., get drugs, use over the counter drugs?) The M.D. said there wasn’t anything that could be done. I just used over the counter pain relievers when it got very problematic.

4. What happened to you after starting chiropractic care? My arm doesn’t give me much trouble anymore. Shoulder pain doesn’t keep me up at night. My hand grip is stronger.

~Mary Jenkins

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Nutrition Improvement Report

 

1. What was it like before you came in to see us?

I was having weight problems (type II diabetes), severe pain from Pastherpetic Neuralgia from shingles since 2006, depression, tiredness behind my eyes, no energy and a rib in my back starting to bulge.

2. How is it now?

In less than a month I’ve lost thirteen pounds, no longer have pain from the neuralgia, no longer taking medication for depression, have plenty of energy, have learned about allergies I did not know I had, which stopped the tiredness behind my eyes and rib in back in place.

I feel like Super-Woman and I can handle anything that comes my way. I feel I’m in charge of my life again!

Martha W. Gentry

 

What was it like before you came in to see us?

Feeling tired, heavy, and lethargic

Face and body swollen

Achy Joints

Restless Sleeping

Not as alert

2.How is it now?

Much better. I feel lighter and much more energy. I don’t crave bad food anymore, and I’m losing weight. As my weight comes down, my back, knees, and feet don’t ache. I’m off of gluten and dairy. I’m doing great, great, great!

Mitzi Levin

 

In the spring of 2005, my husband and I decided we were ready to have baby #2. Our son had just turned 2, and we felt it was the perfect time. We wanted our kids to be close in age. We had little trouble conceiving our first son; however, I did suffer a miscarriage before becoming pregnant with him.

My husband and I really did not think we would have a lot of issues trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, by the summer of 2006 we were beginning our long, heart-breaking journey on the road of infertility. Since we had been trying for over a year, my OBGYN decided to do some blood work to find out who and what the problem was.

Based on the results, we started Clomid. After six rounds of Clomid and no pregnancy, I was referred to a specialist in January of 2007. I went through more rounds of testing, including a laparoscopy. Soon after the laparoscopy, we found out I was pregnant. Sadly, it was not to be. Three short weeks after finding out we were expecting, we found out we were going to lose the baby. This led to additional testing. The diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility.

The additional testing indicated that I had a clotting mutation that caused my body to attack “foreign” objects in my body, including pregnancies. We were trying to be optimistic through this. Yes, I could get pregnant, and now we know what could be the cause of the losses.

Over the next 18-24 months, I experienced 3 more miscarriages, and had 3 IUI (intrauterine inseminations) that did not result in pregnancies.

With the advice of a co-worker who is a believer in acupuncture, I decided to do some of my own research.

I started seeing Dr. Stubbs in the spring of 2009. We did a hair analysis, and other testing. One of the series of tests she did was food allergies. We discovered that I had a wheat allergy, among others. She wanted us to put off trying for a few months in order to get my body straightened out.

Over the next few months I started researching the relationship between food allergies and infertility. I could not believe what I discovered. Gluten intolerance/allergies could result in infertility. Since gluten and wheat are similar, and people with gluten allergies cannot eat wheat, I felt like I finally had an answer.

I saw Dr. Stubbs regularly for acupuncture and nutrition testing. I also decided to try to go wheat/gluten free. I did this for 3 months. During this time, I had a follow-up with my specialist where I asked him if food allergies and infertility could be related. He told me no. He said there really was not a relationship between the two. Maybe not, but in September of 2009, I found out I was pregnant. Of course, my husband and I were anxious about what the outcome would be.

I continued to see Dr. Stubbs throughout my pregnancy.

In June of 2010, we welcomed our daughter. On an even brighter note, we welcomed another daughter in September of 2011.

~S. Engle

 

1. What was it like before you came in to see us?

Where do I start? To put it mildly, I was a miserable mess! I had frequent migraines (2-3 or more per week), my neck was in spasms often and lacked normal mobility (I wasn’t able to turn my head well enough to back up my car without using only my mirrors), my upper back often ached, with a sharp pain inside my right shoulder blade. I had occasional numbness and tingling in one of my arms when I awoke. I had osteoarthritis in my left knee and foot. When you have constant pain, it changes your life. I was irritable and short-tempered. I avoided people as much as I possible could, I was emotional and cried a lot, and had just resigned myself to a life of pain. Then one day, I had a conversation with Fran Knight, and she shared with me what a blessing Crossroads Chiropractic had been in her life, and highly recommended I go to see if they could help me. Since I value Fran’s opinion, I made an appointment pronto (believe it was early March). Ginny, Rita and Dr. Shawn could not have been nicer, or made me feel more comfortable. The x-rays showed that my jaw was out of alignment, my neck was the worst Dr. Shawn had seen in the past month, I had bone spurs on C5-7, had a sway back, and one hip was slightly higher than the other. It’s no wonder I had (past tense) so much pain! I had been in a few accidents many years before, and they had taken a toll on my body. Pain meds and muscle relaxers had allowed me to function, but I was constantly tired and wanted to sleep - it was my only relief.

2. How is it now?

I honestly feel like a different person! Through acupuncture, deep tissue heat therapy (unsure of the actual name…oops!), adjustments, and nutritional supplements, I have regained the quality of life I thought was gone for good! I occasionally have a headache (maybe once every couple of weeks), my neck is slightly sore on the right side, and there is some slight pain on the inside of my right shoulder blade. The lack of intense pain, along with the wonderful feeling of mobility in my neck, has made me so much happier and a more energetic person. The nutritional supplements have also helped me lose some weight - bonus! I cannot express with words how much these wonderful people have improved my entire life! Going in for an appointment is like visiting family - they are all such fun-loving, kind people, and I adore each one! A few months ago, I woke up with a fever, and felt horrible. Since losing my Mom to cancer last year, this was my first time to get sick without her - I had no idea what to do - I just knew I did not have the strength nor ability to go sit in the waiting room at a Doc-in-A-Box. My first thought was to go see Dr. Shawn (knowing she is also an RN) and find out what my temperature was, and what she recommended I do to treat the problem. She took my temperature on her digital thermometer and it was 104 degrees. She kindly offered to let me take the thermometer home with me, told me to take Advil, drink lots of fluids, take my temp every hour, and if it did not start going down, I needed to go see a doctor. Fortunately, my temp did slowly start returning to normal, and I was back to myself within a couple of days. I know it sounds odd to go to your Chiropractor’s office with a fever, but without any family nearby, I knew Dr. Shawn would help me and tell me how to take care of myself. That should be a strong indicator of how I feel about her and her staff! I would encourage anyone who had any aches or pains anywhere in their body to come get x-rayed and treated…it’s absolutely LIFE CHANGING!

~D. Perkins

 

1. What was it like before you came in to see us?

I was in constant pain, couldn’t sleep maybe 2 hrs. a night for about 2 years, my legs hurt so bad. I would finally break down at night and just cry and cry. I had went to a couple of different doctors. They would do no test but tell me the pain was coming from my back and give me some pain pills. They worked for awhile if I took them every 6 hrs. Then, they got where they didn’t even work.

2. How is it now?

Now it is so much better, they still hurt a little but nothing like it was. The nutrition Dr. Stubbs put me on has made such a difference. I sleep about 7 hrs a night. I have even lost weight. And don’t feel helpless any more. I feel like God sent me here and I am so glad I came.

~S. Alderson

 

1. What was it like before you came in to see us?

My diet was of poor nutrition. I have diabetes, high blood pressure and low thyroid. My energy level was low.

2. How is it now?

My diet has improved. I have cut out carbs and as a result my blood sugar has dropped ignorantly. I feel more energetic and have lost some weight.

~M. Goodwin

 

1. What was it like before you came in to see us?

Lower back pain and neck pain. I have had eight to ten years of swelling, redness and pain with both legs.

2. How is it now?

No pain in my neck and very little lower back pain. No pain at all in my legs and a dramatic decrease of redness in lower legs.

~T. Buckner