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Atlas Chiropractic Compliment - For healthy people, too

Review by Rhino-Jo on 2006-09-20
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- Up through November of 2004 I had horrible migraines everyday. I took over-the-counter and prescription drugs. I was in bed and mostly sleeping 16 to 18 hours a day. I hated life. I was to the point where being dead was better than living. My spouse was going to another chiropractor, but I wasn't impressed with their results. Finally, I met someone who convinced me to go see Dr. Karen Goldsmith at Atlas Chiropractic. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. She explained what subluxations were and the health benefits of getting chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Karen accepts most health insurances and I was on Medicare. I hadn't paid the yearly deductible ($100.00) and would have to pay it again after January. So I waited until January '05 to begin my treatments. After 3 months not only was my migraines gone, but my immune system had improved, asthma was going away, my energy was improving, and I began to feel a good general sense of well-being. Dr. Karen began teaching me some secrets about nutrition and the importance of a Mediterranean diet. I am willing to learn, and she is willing to teach. From April to June I was unable to go due to personal reasons. My health began sliding back down-hill. I have found out first hand just how effective chiropractic medicine truly is for health maintenance.
Now for some technical stuff... I may not get this completely correct, but I know I'll at least be close. In the human body EVERYTHING is connected. Bones hold us up and hold our parts together. The nerves and circulation system twist and turn and intertwine themselves closely around our bones. If a joint is even slightly out of it predesignated place, an nerve won't send proper signals and blood may not go exactly where it needs to go. This is what causes dis-ease (disease). Things like diabetes, asthma, cancer, hearing problems, depression, etc. The body has the power to heal itself IF it it unhindered by "subluxations". A chiropractor does not heal the body or cure diseases. A chiropractor enables the body to heal itself. "The power that made the body, heals the body" is one of the many wise sayings on Dr. Karen's office walls. This is why I recommend Atlas Chiropractic for healthy people, too. Who doesn't want improved energy and immune systems? Why doesn't take a pill for SOMEthing??
Atlas Chiropractic has a website: www.drkarengoldsmith.com Take a look.
Also, Atlas has been voted #1 by readers in a local newspaper this year.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-09-22
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-09-20:
I've used chiropractors on and off for years. I'm a big advocate. They have helped me in a number of situations with my bad back. Though I don't believe it is necessary to go regularly if you do other things like exercise, stretching (daily) and proper diet, etc.
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2006-09-20:
I have to agree with you Sparticus - I have used them myself and in certain situations they can help. But when they start talking about everyone needing lifelong weekly treatment plans and the spine being the center of all health problems, that's when I tune out. Fortunately there is a chiropractor here that I see when I need to that doesn't go in for all that "extra" stuff.
Posted by Ponie on 2006-09-20:
Absolutely no offense to chiropractors because I've used them in the past and probably will continue to do so. But this is the most outlandish commercial I've seen in a long time. Rhino, did you come up with it on your own or did you lend your name to it only after it was professionally done? It caught my eye because I, too, am a migraine sufferer. 'Up through November of 2004 I had horrible migraines everyday. I took over-the-counter and prescription drugs. I was in bed and mostly sleeping 16 to 18 hours a day.' Then you go on to say you hated life. I guess I would too if at the most I was 'alive' was 6 hours per day. Come on--if you're doing a commercial, at least make it believable!
Posted by Rhino-Jo on 2006-09-20:
But you have no idea...They started in the military. My first one scared me bad (I'm not using profanity here, so that's just how I'm going to put it.) I don't care if you believe this or not. They started off as just once-in-a-while event that (as you know) brings your life to a screeching hault. They quickly grew more frequent until the military personal above me thought I was faking to get out of work. By then they had gotten to be several a month. They gave me a shot of something (I cannot remember the name) that make my chest feel like a band was tightening around it. I think you might remember the name. Good stuff. When I got out of the military I continued getting treatment but the wonderful VA Hospital System here in Fayette-NAM decided in all their great wisdom to discontinue (what-ever the heck that stuff is called!) I was then stuck with Apap, Zomig and some blood pressure lowering pill. Plus I took Excedrin Migraine. By the end of Nov. 04, my migraines were, in fact daily, and I was, in fact bed-ridden. Dr. Karen was my last-ditch effort for relief. And I'm flattered you think this was professionally written. And as far as believable... hay, if it was negative feedback you would have no problems believing it. No, I'm not a commercial, I just believe in what Dr.Karen is doing because she brought me so far. So, if you please. Kiss my Lilly white frog.
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-09-20:
I suffer from migrains myself and at certain times of the year they worsen. I have gone to an allergist and take weekly shots and meds which have helped to a point. But I know how desperate I have felt myself when they seem to overtake my life for a period of time. I must admit I stopped reading the post at mid-point as it does sound like a commercial but if whatever this lady is doing for you is helping then I'm really glad for you. I do find it suprising that the specific medicine you took in the military hospital that helped you, you can't seem to remember what it is called. Can you get ahold of your medical records and find the type of medication it was? It seems like that would be less expensive then constant treatments like this. But, again hey, whatever makes you feel alive and pain free~go for it. I was kind of suprised at the "lilly white frog" comment after such a professional compliment post :-{
Posted by Rhino-Jo on 2006-09-21:
IMITREX. I went online and looked for what sounded familiar. Its been around for awhile and I'd be surprised if you hadn't heard of it.
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-09-22:
IMITREX works pretty good. I have the self injection prescription handy for when I'm not able to hold down any other pain reliever as mine can get that horrible. They are pre-measured and you just basically twist the appliance and it clicks you press it on your arm or let and push down and hold. It gives you the dosage and you throw it away. Really easy and works fast.

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