Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, UTI, Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, Depression
Frances (from Arizona) was hit on the left knee by an elevator 18 years ago. She has seen a chiropractor for the past 18 years which has helped somewhat. However, now she has also developed right knee pain. Frances also suffered from constant left shoulder and neck pain after an injury against a door. Chiropractic adjustment to alleviate the pain lasts only one day. She has also suffered from low back pain for quite some time. The only other form of treatment she has tried is Excedrin, which ended up giving her stomach ulcers. After 3 treatments with Dr. Tong, her pain was much improved.
Low Back Pain, Bipolar Disorder, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension
Karl (Frances’ husband) has had chronic back pain for the past 20 years. The pain has gotten worse over the years. He has had MRI’s done but nothing was found to be wrong with him. His pain is so bad that he cannot do any work, while the pain radiates down to his hips. He has been going to a chiropractor twice a month, which has helped reduce his pain. Karl was also diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and was put on Seroquel. His diabetes has also left him with neuropathy especially in the left ball of his foot. He was taking Hydrocodone for the pain, but has quit because of risk of addiction. After 3 treatments with Dr. Tong, Karl is without pain. After his first treatment with Dr. Tong, he was able to sleep flat on his back without pain, which he could not do for the past 20 years. His neuropathy is also improving and his mood has stabilized considerably. He feels well and is not taking any medication for his bipolar disorder.
Neck Pain, Right Shoulder pain, Right Arm, Hand, Thumb pain and Numbness, Allergies, Asthma, Shortness of Breath
Pat (Karl’s brother-in-law) is obese and suffered 2 major auto accidents. These accidents left him with cranial damage to his right arm. He also has not been able to walk for a long time due to his heaviness. After treatments with Dr. Tong, he walked over a mile with pain or shortness of breath. His allergies and asthma have also improved.
Kim (caller from La Crescenta) – Insomnia, Sinus Problem, Stress
Chronic Abdominal Pain, Right Shoulder and Hip/Sciatic Pain, Non-healing Ulcer, Low Energy
Carlah (see #166 8-21-04, from Thousand Oaks, CA) suffered from chronic abdominal pain as a result of adhesions from past surgeries for the past 14 years. Her pain is usually accompanied by vomiting, sweating, and diarrhea. She has been hospitalized 1-2 times per month for the past 2 years for hydration and pain management of her abdominal pain. Acupuncture treatments have been somewhat helpful, but she has not been able to get significant relief. Carla also suffered from right shoulder and hip pain for the past 2 months from playing softball. She tried taking Motrin, but did not get any relief at all. After one treatment from Dr. Tong, her abdominal pain was 20 % better and she no longer had any shoulder or hip pain! She has also been able to sleep better. Carlah has now been receiving treatments from Dr. Tong for 2 months now and has not had one hospitalization for her stomach pain. The abdominal pain is much improved and her ulcer has healed. Now she has no hip or shoulder pain.