Year 1999, I had a microdiscectomy. 2003 the sciatica and pain was back. Insurance said pain clinic. Three epidurals didn’t help. I got a spinal cord stimulator to mask the chronic pain.
Some of my life came back. 2009 the SCS battery ran out. No insurance so I tried chiropractic. I found Dr. Simpson who prescribed Decompression on my lower spine. Aggressive treatment began to relieve constant “scale & pain.” Before treatment I was inactive and depressed with a bad outlook on life. I had already decided I was disabled. Now I only do chiropractic maintenance. I am physically active in work & play and truly love life again. I have a dead battery, but a normal, fulfilling life, no surgery, a great attitude, and grateful I found Dr. Simpson and his terrific staff. Thanks Dr. Simpson!
Five months into my treatment, I was involved in a serious auto accident which exacerbated my neck pain. Subsequently, in August 2011, I began computerized cervical decompression treatments which are available at Dr. Simpson’s office. The results of this series of chiropractic manipulation coupled with cervical decompression have, indeed, been remarkable.
I believe that I am extremely fortunate to have discovered the benefits of chiropractic treatment prior to my auto accident. In fact, the immediate use of chiropractic methodologies following my accident certainly has promoted my current flexibility and comfort level.
I was in so much pain and after 2 months of it, I sought help from a doctor who said surgery was all he could do for me – no other therapy offered. I have a torn rotator cuff; I couldn’t use my left arm at all, and could not lift it straight up. I thought about my parent’s advice about trying Dr. Simpson and all that he could do for me. So I came to him for help. Oh my goodness! It was like a miracle.
I came in not being able to lift my arm to lifting it straight up – on my very first appointment. I was so excited and glad I came. Surgery was not needed. Dr. Simpson took care of me.
Yet once again I needed Dr. Simpson’s help, this time for a disc in my neck. Therapy was offered by my treating doctor, but I was sure to talk to Dr. Simpson to see if there was anything he could do for this problem. I’m so glad I made the right choice and didn’t go for surgery! I can do all of my housework now and pick things up without pain. It’s awesome!
It was two years ago that I started having pain in my lower back. The pain just kept getting worse. I had never experienced pain like this in my life. The problem was finally diagnosed as a cyst in the spine. The operation was a success and I again felt fine. Then later, I again started having pain in my back. The pain was even more severe than the first time. This time an MRI revealed that I had a ruptured disc in my spine and part of the ruptured disc was causing pressure on my spinal cord. Again the pain was really intense.
I tried various treatments but nothing worked. It looked like surgery was the only answer to fix the problem. A friend of mine who was a patient of Dr. Simpson brought me a pamphlet from his office describing a new procedure to assist in healing ruptured discs. So I took her advice, came to Dr. Simpson and started the spinal decompression treatment.
After three treatments, I stopped taking the pain medication as I no longer needed it. I don’t know if my situation was typical, but I continued with a series of decompression treatments with gradually increasing time between each treatment. I can’t tell you what a blessing it is to be free from pain. I’m so thankful that I had a friend to tell me about Dr. Simpson. So now I wish to pass on the favor. If you have a friends with a ruptured of herniated disc, please tell them to see Dr. Simpson!
I have had recurrent neck pain for years. The pain was severe, and would last for up to a week. My doctor prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxers, but nothing relieved the pain. I was referred by my wife Shirley. Dr. Simpson’s treatment relieved a previous problem with back pain for her. Dr. Simpson’s treatment on the compression table relieved the neck pain and the subsequent treatments have so far kept the pain from recurring.
I believe my low point came when I looked up how to file for disability on the Social Security website. My lower back problems have been my burden for over 20 years. The last five years or so have been particularly difficult. Then I began to lose my ability to walk. I was unsure of the strength and position of my legs.
I thought, “I’m one fall away from having to use a walker – or being in a wheelchair.” I’ve been through two rounds of an excellent rehabilitation program. Alas, the pain would keep coming back. MRIs showed that I had two herniated discs in my back.
My doctor referred me for minimally-invasive back surgery. Because of my heart problems, the surgeon was quick to recommend against back surgery for me. Steroid injections were out of the question – that would aggravate my diabetes. If I used stronger pain medication I would have to give up driving and thus no longer be able to work.
One day I picked up a free publication called Health & Image of Athens. In it was an article called “Non-surgical Spinal Decompression…Is it for You?” The article offered a free decompression treatment from Dr. Tony Simpson. So, I called Dr. Simpson and got started with spinal decompression. I had immediate results.
After the first treatment, I could tell that feeling was returning to my legs. I could feel the ground better. The pain subsided. I had been reduced to 20 hours or less per week of work because I could not bear to sit at the computer any longer. Now I’m almost back up to the full 40 hours per week.
I’ve been recommending Spinal Decompression to anyone who might have a degenerated disc. I’ve told my success story to my primary care physician, my neurologist, and to my orthopedic doctor, and encouraged them all to send back pain sufferers to Dr. Simpson for treatment.
The chiropractic care from Simpson Center and the use of their Spinal Decompression table made remarkable improvement over years of neck pain and stiffness. The increased mobility of my neck is unbelievable.
I’m sure that most of you have heard the saying “If I had known that I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself”. As I near my 56th birthday those words have an all too real meaning for me. I’m afraid that I have not been very kind to my body over the years. Since my 50th birthday I have had six surgeries including rotator cuff repair on both shoulders, two hernia repairs, and back surgery. I have pretty much completely healed from all of my surgeries except my back surgery.
My back problems started when I was in my mid-twenties. I had two car wrecks that left me with 2 fractured vertebrae in my lower back and six separated ribs. Since that time I have lived with some degree of back pain almost every day. I was beginning to think that there was nothing left to do that might help relieve my back pain.
While visiting my sister in Athens in early October, 2007, I saw an ad for Simpson Chiropractic Center in a Health Resource magazine in the Athens Banner Herald. I had heard of Spinal Disc Decompression, and I had a niece that, according to her, had had “great results” with Decompression for her back problems. She wanted me to come and see her chiropractor in Atlanta, but I figured that any relief that I would have gotten would have been negated by the 4 hour round trip to Atlanta.
After talking to Dr. Simpson and his staff I decided to try it for me. After 13 decompression treatments, I cannot believe the improvement in my back pain, and my overall energy level. I actually wake up in the mornings with no back pain now; where before my usual day would have started with at least 1 hour using a cold pack on my lower back with more time using the cold pack later in the day. If you are suffering with back pain, and think that it is something that you will just have to learn to live with then I urge you to try chiropractic and spinal decompression, and I can think of no better place than Simpson Chiropractic Clinic.
Stewart Simms, Jr.
I have received chiropractic treatment from Dr. Simpson for almost ten years, because of a neck injury suffered in a swimming pool accident many years ago. The adjustments have helped my neck and back tremendously. However, when Dr. Simpson recommended the further step of decompression for my neck, I readily agreed. And it has been just what I needed for an extra boost to my adjustments. I now rarely experience neck stiffness or pain, and I never have headaches. I certainly cannot guarantee that everyone will have the same results, but my experience has been wonderful. Plus that, the treatment is so relaxing; I often take a short morning nap while on the table!
When I first came to Dr. Simpson, I could hardly walk. Dr. Simpson suggested that I start spinal decompression. After just a few visits, I felt like dancing!
I was first introduced to chiropractic as a child who had seizures, then again about 10 years ago. Then, I was referred to Dr. Simpson by my son, who is also a patient. You don’t have much of a life when you are in so much pain and I had been told that I would need surgery for my back problem. NOT anymore! Now I am pain free and can do almost anything I desire. I encourage everyone to try Chiropractic, because it has been wonderful to me. I plan to continue with maintenance visits to stay healthy and I look forward to every visit. I would highly recommend Chiropractic to everyone. Dr. Simpson and his staff are Great!!!