After 3½ years of seeing several physical therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors, my lowerback pain remained. I had tried everything and gotten different answers from everyone about what exercises and treatment were best for me. I wanted to find someone who could combine all the different professionals for a complete look at the problem. After doing some research online about my condition, I found many of Dr. Heller’s articles about SI joint instability and hypermobility that seemed to fit my situation. After only two weeks of seeing Dr. Heller, I not only felt better, but also felt more empowered by understanding my condition better. He looked at the facts, listened to my concerns, explained things, and answered all my questions. He looked at the whole picture and addressed all the problems, not just my SI joint. He provided me with exercises so I can help myself and made sure I understood what they were for. Thanks Marc.
Marc quickly diagnosed my problem and really understood my situation. With his help, I was able to resolve my issues with lower back pain. The combination of his manipulation and my doing the exercises he suggested was a winner!
I had moderate to severe sciatica pain down the right side of my body from the lower back down through my leg. Dr. Heller used his adjustment technique on my coccyx, and I had immediate relief. His warmth and sense of humor allowed me to handle the coccyx adjustment, which is an outer and internal adjustment. His staff is friendly and great. He is kind and attentive. Before coming to Dr. Heller, no one had been able to make my tailbone better.
I had been hit by a car several years before coming to Heller Chiropractic. Three or four years after being hit on my left side, I had to have a hip replacement. My lower back hurt constantly. Medical doctors said, “There is nothing wrong” and got very upset when I mentioned chiropractic. My daughter had been going to Dr. Heller and insisted that I try it. It took a few months, but each time I had a treatment, I could tell it was better. Marc and Matt are miracle workers. They keep me going.
Three auto wrecks over a 15-year period of time led me to a wide variety of mostly unsuccessful Western medicine and alternative treatments. Debilitating headaches from whiplash, limited physical abilities, and acute and chronic back pain occasionally led to periods of anxiety and depression that in turn caused me to isolate. I grew in acquaintance with the word “suffering.” At the end of my road with an attitude of resignation that my condition was seemingly permanent, an osteopath suggested Marc Heller, DC. I recall feeling somewhat defiant during my initial appointment, thinking “Another chiropractor….” Though I was fearful of getting “slammed” by aggressive adjustments, Dr. Marc had new and different approaches and techniques. Whereas other well-meaning practitioners frequently exacerbated my condition as a result of treatments or at best gave temporary relief, Marc provided curative modalities. For example, Graston, laser, low force adjustments, and cranio-sacral were a winning combination for my condition. They even helped me with my longtime TMJ pain. Additionally, Beth Heller was a huge part of my recovery. Beth’s intuitive massage therapy, combined with compassion, was a turning point. Within a short period of time, I improved. Then I improved significantly. I was back to participating in most of my life activities. Sometimes I “overdid,” causing temporary setbacks but was reassured that I would get back in action. Later in my treatment plan, Ra, a massage therapist unlike any other, provided his healing hands. Even though I resisted him at first, his deeper intuitive massage touch, combined with Graston, laser, and scenar, is very effective. His skillful massage and techniques prevented me from spiraling downward and got me skipping down the road again. On occasion, I gladly visit Dr. Heller’s office and ask for the treatment that I now know works for me. I call it my “curative-preventative tune-up.” If you are at the end of your road looking for the last house on the block for pain relief and increased mobility, consider Marc Heller and his outstanding team of providers.
—Linda K. Rolie