OUR PATIENTS SPEAK
In your own words, please explain your reason for seeking chiropractic care, and any initial complaints. What advice would you give to a friend, co-worker or loved one who was considering taking a step toward better health through chiropractic? And finally, how has chiropractic made a difference in your life? Thank you for sharing.
|Hi, my name is Tara Leahy and I’m from Scotch Plains, NJ. Our youngest daughter Maura was suffering with a lot of respiratory issues. It began when was hospitalized for 10 days with RSV back in November of 2003. She never really recovered completely; breathing was hard, she was always congested and sickly. She had one recurring respiratory episode after another; we literally had her at the doctor at least once a week. She went to a pulmonologist who thought she had asthma and put her on a variety of medicines, including several steroids. The medicines really didn’t do anything except maker her really irritable. It was terrible. At the end of January a friend suggested I try chiropractic as an alternative to all the medicines she was taking. My husband and I have both gone to Dr. Frank, and were willing to try almost anything. We were surprised when Dr. Frank told us that chiropractic could, in fact, help Maura and her condition. We started bringing her up regularly and immediately weaned her off all her medicines. It was amazing and exciting to see the improvements in her. Once she was off all the medications, she was back to her typically happy little self. She has not been on any of the medicines since. She is like a different person. Her body has re-learned how to fight things on its own; she has literally had no significant breathing issues at all. She went from two visits a week to once a week; she is doing so well that she now goes once every two weeks. My husband and I were believers in chiropractic before, and now even more so; it has literally changed Maura’s life and we could not be happier for her.|
My name is Lynn Frazer and I’m going to tell you about my son Eddie. He suffered from ear aches and colds most of his life and was always on antibiotics. We started coming to Dr. Frank about 3 years ago, and since then Eddie has not taken any antibiotics. I believe that chiropractic care is the key to a healthy life and I would recommend it to everyone.
Lynn & Eddie
My name is John Janho, and I’m from Somerset, New Jersey. A couple of years ago, I started to have numbness and a loss of feeling in my feet, along with shooting pains. It got to the point where I thought I would never jog again.
Before coming to Dr. Frank I tried going to a General Practitioner, Podiatrist, and a Neurologist, but did not find much improvement. Since I started coming regularly to Dr. Frank, I have had an 80% improvement in the feeling of my feet and 90% less shooting pain. As a bonus, I never thought that chiropractic care could help my headaches, because they were pretty bad, but I have not had a headache since I started chiropractic treatment.
The combination of my adjustments plus the orthotics that Dr. Frank had made for me, have allowed me to jog again! Thanks Dr. Frank!
Hi, my name is Carol Micklos and I’m going to tell you about my daughter, Britney. She had horrible allergies that lasted all year long. She was on Clariton, cough medicine and antihistamines almost continuously for about 3 years. Every year her allergies got progressively worse; she would be up all night coughing and she always had post-nasal drip and used boxes of tissues at school. Britney also suffered from low back pain.
Since Britney started with chiropractic care, she has been 100% off ALL drugs! She is amazingly healed of her allergies and her low back discomfort. She’s not up all night coughing anymore and she uses way less tissues! It’s miraculous! Also, Britney decreased her intake of dairy products and it seems to be helping in conjunction with the chiropractic care. Thanks Dr. Frank!
My name is Carol Micklos, and I’m from Bound Brook, NJ. For the past 13 years, I’ve suffered from scoliosis, horrible migraine headaches, sinus problems, back discomfort and seasonal allergies. 5 years ago I was on antibiotics all the time and took Tylenol-Allergy Sinus almost continuously.
I started to come to Dr. Frank 3 times a week in April of 2001, and my allergies are gone! My sinus infections are gone! My headaches are gone!! Before coming to Dr. Frank, I practically lived on Tylenol-Allergy Sinus but since I’ve started chiropractic care I haven’t taken any pills, and I haven’t had a cold in 5 months! Also I’ve had much more energy. I work midnight shifts and require less sleep now than I used to. I feel the same now as I did in my 20’s!
The staff is loving and kind, even when I need to change appointment times. They are very flexible and I appreciate that.
Hi my name is Debbie McKenna and I’m from Hillsborough, NJ. Over the past 15 years I’ve experienced everything from lower back pain to shoulder and neck pain. I had chronic hip pain and a stiff neck. Since I started with chiropractic care, I have better range of motion in my neck. I’ve also noticed that I’ve been breathing better and my hips are no longer in constant pain. Thanks Dr. Frank!
Hi, my name is Frances Young and I’m from North Plainfield, NJ. For about 2 months I had really bad hip pain and sciatica. I took Vioxx and other medications, but it did not help at all. Over the course of the time I’ve started with chiropractic care for my problem, the pain has lessoned tremendously. I also have not had many colds, and if I do get one, they are not nearly as bad as they used to be. Thanks Dr. Frank!
My name is Jim Micklos and I’m from Bound Brook, NJ. At my job, I stand all day long and I developed numbness and pain in my knees and thighs. I had so much pain and discomfort that I had to visit the ER a couple of times. The only thing they did for me was give me pain medicine called Demerol. About 2 months before I started with chiropractic care, it was recommended that I see a specialist, take pain killers or even have surgery. Well the specialist I decided to see was Dr. Frank, what a great decision that was.
Within a month of chiropractic care by Dr. Frank, I sensed almost immediate relief in my legs and have consistently been feeling less pain while standing on the job. I have occasional aches and pains, but the majority of the time I am pain-free thanks to Dr. Frank!
My name is Sandra Lee Pannozzo and I’m from North Plainfield, NJ. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and getting worse day by day. About 2 years ago, I took a hard fall on the ground, which did not help. My left elbow became dislocated and fractured. My muscles were so weak; it even hurt to chew my food. I had severe muscle spasms, hand pain, swelling in my face and eyes, severe joint pain and lack of movement and motivation. I also had severe low back pain, shoulder pain, middle back pain, headaches, blurred vision, sinus problems, ringing in my ears, knee and shin pain, and hip pain so bad that I could not even stand up or even walk. It absolutely drained every bit of energy from my body, and nobody knew what was wrong with me. The doctor’s kept saying that it was all in my head and I just wanted pain medication. I was a waitress for 26 years of my life, always on my feet and always in great shape, so this was very unusual. It started to feel like I had the flu, or I was going through early menopause. Large cysts were starting to grow in my ovaries and I lost both of my fallopian tubes due to endometriosis and fibroids in my uterus. I also started to leak fluids from my breasts, and I could not sleep at all!
I saw about 4 different doctors for all of these symptoms including a hand and upper extremities specialist and an OB/GYN. I also went to a Rheumatologist. After seeing all of these doctors, they put me on all kinds of medication; nerve medication, sleep medication and morphine that helped me out for about a year. One day I opened up my newspaper, and out dropped this yellow sheet of paper. It said that chiropractic could help treat chronic pain and even Fibromyalgia! I also had many personal struggles, and I felt that this flyer was a message from God answering my prayers of giving me a sign as to what to do about this, and to help me find out what was wrong with me.
Since I’ve started with chiropractic, my pain has lessened, my cysts are shrinking, my cognitive state is back, I’m sleeping better, I can walk now and I’m losing weight. I definitely have more energy now due to Chiropractic and a change in my diet that Dr. Frank asked me to try out when I went to his excellent nutrition class. I have only been doing this for 3 and a half months now, and half of my symptoms are gone and I feel so much better. Thanks Dr. Frank, you are my angel! back to top