I am a doctor with ten years postgraduate experience. My wife was the first of us to come to Steve. I watched her in pain with her back for years unable to help anymore. She had metal rods inserted in her spine at the age of 14 for a thoracic curve. Spinal surgeons could do no more and physio was little help. After only a few months of treatments I realized she was complaining much less about her back pain. We are expecting our 3rd child next Tuesday and I can honestly say that she has been extremely healthy during this pregnancy whereas she was in constant back pain with the previous ones. I myself was suffering from recurrent flare ups of back pain made worse by performing long surgical procedures. I was kidding myself that I was OK, but after three months of regular treatments with Steve the difference is like day and night.
Thanks Steve and Claire
Dr T Farnan
Back and Leg Pain (Sciatica)
I had been suffering with a displaced vertebra in my lower spine for over 60 years. I must have injured my back as a child. A few months ago the pain was unbearable as I had sciatica down my left leg caused by the back injury and also pain in my neck and shoulders. Since coming to Steve for treatment I am virtually a new person – no more excruciating sciatica or back pain, better sleep. I know this problem is not going to disappear, but I intend to keep on attending chiropractic sessions as frequently as Steve tells me and as long as is necessary for my. I honestly thought I was becoming not only old, but also useless. He has given me back my life. Thank you Steve and thank you Claire.
Back Pain and Achilles Problems in an Elite Runner
Reason for consulting our office: Long term back pain (14 years) and achilles problems
Number of visits or length of time before results became apparent: A month or so
Your impression of the general benefits of chiropractic care, and specifically how it helped: I have been able to get back to a programme of regular running (55-60 miles per week) and am training for a marathon in December. I also won the Irish National half-marathon championships in September 2007!
Back and Leg Pain
Reason for consulting our office: Chronic back pain, shooting in my lower back, travelling down my leg.
Number of visits or length of time before results became apparent: 2 or 3 visits
Your impression of the general benefits of chiropractic care, and specifically how it helped: Initially, I had fears about being treated by a chiropractor, but these turned out to be completely unfounded. The treatment is so gentle and afterwards you feel like a new person! Before being treated, my back pain was so bad I was randomly bursting into tears. Now that is all gone. I no longer have serious back problems and am physically able to cope with the pressures of work.
Further comments regarding your chiropractic experience: I can thoroughly recommend Dr Tucker as a chiropractic practitioner. His methods and approach really put you at ease. I am very grateful for the care and warmth Alive Chiropractic has shown me during my treatment and intend to continue my visits to maintain the health of my spine.
I started attending the practice with Steve in August 2005 after I had suffered pain in my back for several years.
This pain was so severe sometimes I had to get help putting my socks on and I lost confidence in my body’s ability to do basic tasks as I always felt a weakness and I was scared to bend and pick things up.
After 4-5 sessions with Steve I was aware of the feeling that my back was getting stronger and my confidence has now returned completely, in August this year I was able to redecorate a bedroom in the house (stripping paper and painting etc), something I would not have considered trying to do 12 months ago.
I continue to attend the practice on a regular basis and I appreciate what Steve has done for me.
Thank you for your help.
When I first came to see Steve, I was a “non-believer!” As an “old” nurse, I have had a bad back for many years and believed it would be that way for the rest of my life. After only 6 sessions I felt a considerable improvement and now, after only four months I can honestly say my lower back is pain-free and I have so much more energy. I am sleeping better too and according to my husband, I don’t snore any more either! Maybe there’s life in the old girl after all!! Thank you Steve
After several years of contact sports and over training, I found that my lower back was becoming more and more stiff each morning. After approximately 4 months of adjustments, my life has changed dramatically, in that I can again spring out of bed in the morning and bend and pick up my 2-year-old daughter. Overall this has improved my quality of life and that of my entire family. I am now playing for another season of sport after believing that last season was my swan song. I am now a firm believer and spread the word to others.
Lower Back Pain
Reasons for consulting our office: Lower back pain and discomfort.
Number of visits or length of time before results became apparent: After 1st manipulation.
Your impression of the general health benefits of chiropractic care, and specifically how it helped: I was a sceptic before treatment, however after my GP wasn’t able to help, I was recommended to Dr Tucker. I was impressed with the results, speed of results and I have had no recurrence of my lower back problems.
The treatment also had a positive effect on my breathing as I was diagnosed as mild asthmatic. I haven’t needed to use my inhaler since the treatment.
Further comments regarding your chiropractic experience: I would unreservedly recommend and have done so already, anyone with back problems to seek chiropractic advice and have recommended Dr Tucker on numerous occasions.
My back hasn’t felt as good in years. I have suffered with a bad back for over 10 years. After 3 months of seeing Steve I feel like a new man.
Low Back Injury
Reasons for consulting our office: Injury to lower back during work.
Number of visits or length of time before results became apparent: 3 visits
Your impression of the general health benefits of chiropractic care, and specifically how it helped: Health improved and mobility increased. Also posture improved and general problems with injury to lower back decreased.
When the “traditional” doctor had failed me, chiropractic care got me off the floor, off painkillers and allowed me to go to work without crying, without lying on the floor for periods. Even better, it allowed me to put on my socks all by myself!
I used to sit in work and moan,
Because I was in such pain.
Then I met a man named Steve,
Now things just aren’t the same.
‘Abused my back’ is what they said,
And I could not disagree.
Karting, kayaking, BMX,
Water and jet ski!
It seemed that fun came at a price,
My back had had enough.
I eased up on the mental sports,
But it left me in a huff.
So, with some persuasion from the doc,
And a friendly smile from Claire.
I can once again be the guy I was,
Living life without a care.
So I say ‘thank you’ to you both,
For doing what you do.
Safe to say you’ve given back my life,
And my girlfriend thanks you too!