Stories Of Success
While watching TV one day a couple years ago, I happened to see an Central Illinois Spine advertisement about the DRX machine and how it helped so many people cure their back problems without surgery through spinal decompression. At the time, I was suffering some major pain in the left hip. It was almost a year after having hip replacement surgery. I wanted to rule out the hip problem, thinking it might be my back that was causing the pain, so I made an appointment with Dr. Dickhut.
I had to have an MRI, and some X-rays made. He even took moving X-ray pictures of my hip. It was determined that I had discs in my spine that were slipping, and many discs were already desiccated (dried out); but that probably most of my pain was caused by the hip problem (which would eventually require a second surgery). Even though it was the hip that was causing most of the pain, I decided to do a series of treatments on the DRX machine for my back, and I feel that this has saved me from some future problems.
Recently (about a year after the DRX treatments and a second hip surgery), I started having some neck pain and lower back pain, and the movement in my left leg (the hip replacement side) was becoming restricted. The new X-rays showed much calcification and scarring in my left hip (from the hip surgery), so Dr. Dickhut suggest I try having ultrasound and cold laser treatments at his office to break up inflammation and scar tissue. He also adjusted my back and neck at each appointment, and I had to do strengthening exercises at home.
I went through 12 weeks of this regimen and have had noticeable improvement in my range of motion and much less pain when trying to kick high. I am a 70-year-old dance teacher, and am such stronger now, and can once again do the splits! I am soooooooo happy! I believe that Dr. Dickhut and his associates have the best equipment and state of the art diagnostic tools. He not only does adjustments, but he offers DRX treatment, ultrasound, cold laser, electrical muscle stimulation, AquaMed Beds, and rehab.
-Janet S. Bloomington, IL
"After a few treatments on the DRX and great care during physical therapy my back pain went away…"
On December 30, 2008 I injured my back at work and for almost a year I was poked and prodded by pain management doctors and pumped full of different pain pills. None of it helped at all. My back was painful until I came to Dr. Dickhut. From day one I felt relief physically as well as mentally. After my 2nd treatment on the DRX I felt relief. After a few treatments on the DRX and great care during physical therapy my back pain went away. I am now able to go golfing as Dr. Dickhut promised me on the very first day I met him. Thanks to Allied Health and all the staff I got my life back.
-Andy S. Bloomington, Illinois
"After receiving a few treatments and adjustments by Jeff Dickhut I couldn’t believe how much pain I wasn’t having..."
When I came to Central Illinois Spine I was desperate. I was injured at work and sustained a herniated disk and whiplash. The injury caused severe headaches 3 – 4 times a day everyday and I couldn’t really turn my head any direction. I had pain in my lower back and other various body parts. The first time I got on the DRX 9000 I had instant relief and went on vacation on a 3 ½ hour car ride which wasn’t even a consideration until I saw how well it works (I left that night!!!)
After receiving a few treatments and adjustments by Jeff Dickhut I couldn’t believe how much pain I wasn’t having.
My balance was even better (I didn’t know it was out of whack before, but noticed a significant change for the better.
The whole process made me a believer in chiropractic all together. Thanks doc.
-Nick T. Bloomington, Illinois
"I had been to other chiropractors and had gotten temporary relief..."
I came to Central Illinois Spine in May of 2010 very reluctantly, after being coaxed for two years by my granddaughter Kari, to give Dr. Dickhut a try. I had been to other chiropractors and had gotten temporary relief, but my condition (disk degeneration of the L2 and L5 progressively worsened to the point of unbearable sciatic nerve pain, stretching down the left leg, with numbness in lower leg and foot and severe lower back pain. I couldn't get up from a chair without help.
Now I can jump right up. Thirty DRX treatments and extensive rehab, combined with unlimited TLC from every member of the staff have given me a new life! I no longer walk with the use of a cane in order to keep my balance; I can sleep at night without having to get up and walk every hour; I can smile now because I feel good! (Most of the time). The treatment is painless and from one who didn't want to try it, all I can say is that it works if you follow orders and do what they say.
And that I did. At the present time, I am doing the re-hydration and maintenance program. Why?? Because it works and I am feeling great! I have recommended Dr. Dickhut to many, even department store associates, and friends. In fact, I carry a supply of Doc's business cards in my wallet. The Central Illinois Spine Staff have become "family" to me and I can't wait to see them each time I have an appointment. Thanks Central Illinois Spine, you have given me my life back. God Bless all of You.
-Sharon S. Fairbury, Illinois
"I was treated for herniated and bulging discs...."
I was treated for herniated and bulging discs. I tried the shots in my back which helped for awhile. I got the ad about the DRX machine and made an appointment. I have been satisfied and I keep returning. The treatment did not hurt and I feel better afterwards. I would definitely recommend others to this office. The staff is very friendly and are willing to help at anytime.
-Sheila O. Streator, Illinois
"After about the fourth or fifth treatment on the DRX I felt a huge relief in my sciatic and pain level..."
For three years I suffered with chronic back pain, do to sciatica and a herniated L5 and S1 discs. My first injury was on disc L5 playing football in high school. Then overtime things began to get worse and I had very little hope in getting better. I went to many doctors and all they wanted to do was prescribe me pain killers.
When the pills didn’t help any longer my next option was surgery. As soon as they told me that I told them I’m to young for surgery. So I went through six epidurals that didn’t help at all. I continued to suffer. I couldn’t sleep, help out around the house, or do anything for myself. My fiancé and friends had to carry me to the restroom and do everything for me. I felt hopeless. Then I walked into Dr. Dickhut’s office. Right away he said he could help.
After about the fourth or fifth treatment on the DRX I felt a huge relief in my sciatic and pain level. From then I’ve been taking treatments and have been able to do a lot of things I couldn’t have done before. I would like to thank everyone at Central Illinois Spine for everything they have done for me. If it wasn’t for them I’d still be suffering. My experience couldn’t be any better because everyone at Central Illinois Spine is amazing.
-Josh J. Streator, Illinois
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