GENTLE ADJUSTMENT AND OUT OF PAIN
I suffered an injury to my back and neck from a horseback-riding incident in 1970 when I was 16 years old. At the time I could barely walk and was in a lot of pain. The examining doctor recommended surgery with the caveat that I could actually end up worse off! I passed on that and chose chiropractic treatment instead. I was able to get adequate relief for a number of years from the method used which involved forceful manipulation of all the vertebrae in the spine and neck.
Over time I came to dread the treatment as much as the pain I was in without treatment! I tensed up with each adjustment causing the muscles to resist resulting in a different, additional pain with each treatment becoming less and less effective. I got to the point where every day I would have to roll out of bed onto my hands and knees and remain that way for the first 30 minutes after waking. Very gradually, assisting myself with my arms, I was able to pull myself up to walk upright. I even bought a hospital bed! And I still couldn't sleep through the night without being awakened by pain. I suffered this way for a long, long time because the treatment was on some level just as debilitating and painful as the injury.
Then in 1992 I learned of NUCCA and have been treated by Dr Abramson ever since. It took a lot of back-to-back treatments to get where I am now. I can enjoy normal activities like bike riding, hiking, water skiing and even sleeping without being laid-up with back and neck pain! I'm on what we call maintenance, meaning I get a gentle adjustment every 3-4 months to keep me on track and out of pain.
I would never consider another option because in my mind there is no other option. I'm constantly amazed that something so gentle can be so effective! Thank you, Dr Abramson! -KV of Kenmore, WA
MARTIAL ARTS AND WEIGHT LIFTING
I have been coming to see Dr. Abramson since 1998. I had seen over 9 chiropractors over a time span of 6 years from 1992 to 1998 regarding some issues I was having with back pain and dizziness. At the time I was very much into martial arts and weight lifting and thought I might have to give it up because of my issues. Dr. Abramson took the time to investigate the problem and designed a treatment plan around my goals and life style. The other guys just "adjusted" me and scheduled the next 12 months of weekly appointments without concern for my progress. Dr. Abramson was able to correct the situation in less than 6 months and 6 appointments while educating me on how to better protect my body and back. I am forever grateful and happy to report continued martial arts and weight lifting. Thank you Dr. Abramson!!! -ST of Woodinville, WA
NO CRUNCH AND MUNCH
I have been to numerous chiropractors over the years--most of whom practiced "crunch and munch" techniques. The relief they afforded was marginal, with them frequently suggesting that more frequent visits would offer more results. As a result, I had become completely skeptical about the legitimacy of chiropractic care altogether.
After suffering from reoccurring migraine headaches, Dr. Abramson educated me on the benefits of NUCCA therapy in comparison to standard chiropractic treatments. I was totally amazed at how quickly my body responded to NUCCA. Since then, I have on occasion suffered a number of back injuries from my active lifestyle. In every instance, Dr. Abramson's treatment has been effective in relatively few visits.
I can honestly say Dr. Abramson is sincerely concerned with his patient's health and well-being.
In the end, each person must make a decision in whom they will trust in their time of need. When doing so, one should consider the testimony of a former skeptic who has come to understand that while "pain is inevitable, suffering truly is optional" in the hands of Dr. Abramson.
-DC of Everett, WA