Patients report their own experience with this new form of treatment!

12 years ago I was in a car accident that injured my back. When I first went to see Dr. Gundersen I had been seeing another chiropractor that was just not helping me. I had been referred to Dr. Gundersen by a co-worker when she could see that even though I was currently being treated, I was obviously still in agony. When I went into his office, I could barely walk let alone stand up straight and was on the verge of tears. He had said to me that he thought he could help me but it may take some time since my injury was so old. For the next few weeks after that I went in everyday. I was put on a traction table, given electronic impulses, massaged and adjusted everyday. I did not feel better immediately but I soon I was able to sit without pain and after a few weeks I had my first pain free day. I can't remember when the last day was that I had without pain. I am now down to three times a week, which now involves exercise. I am working out again, which is one of the things that I loved and had to give up because I was in too much pain. I actually have hope that I will be a normal person again and will be able to do the things I love without chronic pain. Dr Gundersen has helped me more than any doctor ever has and I cannot thank him enough. He has given me my life back. A life without pain. Thank you! Stacie
"I have had back pain for over 30 years. During the last several years I have had ongoing back treatments and the last two years I have had approx. eight spine or lower back injections. The last injections were in February of this year (2004) - a total of nine needles or injections at the same time - results only helped for a couple of weeks.
      I started this new treatment with Dr. Gundersen on May 17th For three weeks, prior to these treatments and for the last five years I have been in a lot of pain in my lower back, sciatic pain, left leg pain and numbness in both feet.
      I can truly say my lower back pain is 75% less, sciatic pain and leg pain is 85% less and numbness in both feet 90 % less. The best word I can say, to say how I feel in one word, is GREAT it is so good to have so much pain gone. Thanks to Dr. Gundersen and Staff. I would recommend this to anyone who has back pain" - Jerry
"When I first came to see Dr. Gundersen I couldn't even walk into his office the pain in my back was so bad. After about a week of treatment I was up and walking around and after a couple of weeks I was back to work doing construction. I was so worried that I was going to have to have surgery again, but I did not have to. The technique he used on me worked. I am so thankful I came to him first this time. Thansk for Everything." - Tom.

     "Before starting the study, the range of motion in my back was minimal. If I dropped something on the floor it was next to impossible to retrieve it without causing great pain. Some days the pain would shoot down my legs making me shuffle when I walked. I hated to go shopping because after about 45 minutes my back would sieze up to the point where I couldn't move it, and the pain was unbareable. My pain was constant. Some days worse than others but always there.
       After I started the treatment it wasn't untill the third week that I started to notice myself bending over to pick things up off the floor with a lot more ease. I could bend over and tie my shoes a lot easier. I founf myself being more flexible getting in and out of the car, I was sleeping more soundly and better. I went shopping one day after treatment and noticed that I had been gone for 4 hours and I felt great, my back wasn't even tired.
       I have felt more relaxed and not so stiff and pinched and have been so happy with my results, I hope to be able to continue feeling good. I still have to be careful, but I feel so much more empowered and in control of my life." - Beckie

    "I wanted to relate my experiences with Dr. Gundersen's disc compression study. I injured my back in a fall over 30 years ago and had resigned myself to the limitations pain caused in my life. Upon rising each morning I would be unable to straighten until I had walked around a bit. I was also unable to put on jeans without bracing myself because of shooting lower back pain. At work I had to frequently walk around the office to avoid becoming cramped from sitting.
     My life has changed dramatically after the month trial with traction therapy. My numbers calculated an 83% improvement but that does not really represent the significant improvement in my daily life. I am totally upright when I get out of bed, I can sit at work all day without problems and can spend all weekend long doing pretty much whatever I want. Best of all I can put on my jeans without sitting down. I still have some limitations but I am working on strengthening my back and am confident more improvement will occur." Jill
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