I can’t even begin to thank you enough for the life you have given back to me. I had fibromyalgia so bad I was frequently off from work and you could barely touch me on the adjustment table. I had chronic lower back pain, neck pain, left shoulder pain, and headaches involving the entire left side of my face and skull.
Following my car accident in 1995 and year-long PT, my physiatrist finally told me that this was as good as was going to get. I would have to learn to live with chronic pain for the rest of my life. I only had trigger points in the upper left side of my body, which the physiatrist had called myofascial pain syndrome. He also prepared me for the eventuality of developing fibromyalgia throughout my body. I learned to live with it. I took Flexeril sometimes three times a day, always OTC pain killers at regular intervals, Ultracet and frequent Tylenol #3 to help me sleep.
I was still on this regimen when a dear friend told me that specific chiropractic could help just by working with the top two bones in my neck. Needless to say, I was skeptical…even after Dr. Rak’s enthusiastic explanation. But I gave it a try.
I began to feel better but sometimes, I hurt worse leaving your office than when I came in - but that was early in the treatment process. Soon, I was able to stop taking Flexeril. Next, I was able to stop the scheduled OTC painkillers.
Dr. Rak, you’ve worked miracles with me. You’ve given me back my life.
I’ve been struggling with sciatic since Superbowl Sunday. Pain was excruciating. I went to physical thereapy, no help. Finally, my wife convinced me to see her chiropractor, Dr. Ed Rak at Rak Specific Chiropractic Clinic. I got my six week films back today. It was a WOW moment to see the difference in the two sets of film. I had bone spurs on my spine that had to take at least five years to form as much calcium that they had, now they are gone My neck was straight, now it’s getting its curve back. Most importantly, my pain is almost completely gone. If you need a good chiropractor and someone who truly cares about what he is doing, give him a try!
Five years of pain and suffering brought me to ask a fellow sufferer for her latest helpful pill. When she told me she had not had a headache in over three months, I was shocked! She told me she had been seeing Dr. Rak. I would try anything so I gave him a call.
Dr. Rak took a full history and x-rays. He explained how the nervous system and the spine works and, how pain becomes pain. After the consultation and review of the films, he said he could help me. My first adjustment wow!!!!!!! I was euphoric, light headed and floated to the resting room feeling the warmth of my body finally having proper flow of nervous energy. Six weeks later, HAVEN’T HAD A HEADACHE SINCE!!!!!!!
QUALITY OF LIFE, as Dr. Rak would say, is so important. Through him, I have attained it. He has also relieved sciatic pain, shoulder pain, knee pain as well as giving me back a wonderful life. When I see medical doctors, they can’t believe the shape I am in. Especially because the x-rays show the spine of a 30 year old with no bone spurs. I tell them at the V.A. that I have a great chiropractor. They always compliment me and Dr. Rak.
Dr. Rak is a wonderful professional who is highly educated, down to earth, and personable. He cares about his patients over everything else. I tell everyone in pain to go see Dr. Rak. Those who have do not regret it and those who do not are miserable. Many people ask why I am always in such a good mood and I reply, “My chiropractor and the quality of life he has given me.”
Dr. Rak has changed my life! I was struggling with extreme jaw/TMJ pain that was affecting my daily life in drastic ways. I was put on a liquid diet, spent thousands on doctors, medication and mouth pieces. Within three months of starting chiropractic care under Dr. Rak, my pain level was almost gone. Staying committed to his plan and following his guidance, he helped me more than anything else out there. Dr. Rak is passionate and disciplined in his practice and get you well!
Thank you Dr Rak for giving me back my life! Over eight years ago, I lost my job because the pain in my shoulder, neck and back was so bad that I could not perform my work. I also had migraine headaches. The pain and headaches continued even though I was not working and eventually my right arm and fingers started feeling numb.
In my first week of treatment, my headaches immediately went from severe to mildly annoying. Every week, the headache pain lessens and I am happier and more functional. It took a couple of weeks for the pain in my shoulder, neck and back to get better but now, after only six weeks, I am able to get back to work!!
After ignoring my girlfriend’s insistence on seeing Dr. Rak, I am now a true believe in the power of chiropractic. Dr. Rak, I cannot thank you enough.