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Sunnyvale Chiropractic Patient Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hand Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Feet Pain, Auto Immune Success Story with Cupertino Chiropractor

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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My symptoms started in December of 2016 and I was diagnosed in January by my medical doctor with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I had severe symptoms that left me barely able to walk, trouble using my hands, I could not sleep and had pain that radiated throughout my body and was especially bad in my shoulders, neck, knees and feet. My medical doctor gave me a prescription for a medication that would help with these symptoms. However, I did not want to take it as I had seen the effect it had on my sisters who also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and did not want to have that experience.

I was not sure what I was going to do since the pain was bad and I felt like I was out of options. It was at this point my son told me to go see the Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon as he knew they could help me. We had been patients seven years before. My son had been five years old at the time and he had remembered how great the help was that we received.

I am glad I listened to my son because in less than two months the pain in my shoulders, neck, hands, knees, and feet has greatly decreased. I am sleeping again which helps me have more energy to do regular activities. I am back to my day to day life and can cook, walk, and spend time with my family. I feel more positive, motivated, and better able to handle stress.

I have been surprised at how much better I have felt so quickly. Beyond just listening to the doctor’s recommendations and receiving treatments and following the Food Plan, I have learned how to make the best food choices for my body, which has helped to aid it in minimizing the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I feel as though my body is healing itself.

I am very grateful for Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon and the work they do. It has helped me be more conscious and take responsibility for my health and the choices I am making each day, especially when it comes to food. It can be a challenging process, but I know I am doing what is right for my body.

Rocio Reyes

Receptionist

Sunnyvale, CA

Campbell Patient Chiropractic Rhuematoid Arthritis Success Story with Cupertino Chiropractor

Monday, November 4th, 2013

I had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 4 years before I started working for Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon. I had been a runner having done multiple marathon and half marathons, but the rheumatologist told me I would never run again. I was on a plethora of medications which included:  methotrexate, neuronton, Mobic, folic acid, Elavil, levaquin, and twice weekly injections of Enbrel. The side effects were unknown to me but my body clearly did not appreciate what I was doing. I developed kidney stones and the rheumatologist was constantly monitoring my liver function because those drugs can really harm your liver!

 

I went on the offensive and decided to take control of my health!  I went on the Dubner Chiropractic Health Rejuvenation Food program and then worked with Dr. Sharon as often as I could. But…it was a slow, slow process! I continued to be monitored by my rheumatologist but I told him I eventually wanted to stop taking the drugs. Ever so slowly, I weaned myself off of all my medications. It took me well over 1 1/l2 years to get off all my medications. It has been 7 ½ years, I’m symptom free and on zero medications! I have even run some 10k’s and half marathons!!

 

I am writing this because I believe in the work that Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon do. I have personally seen so many people healed and back on track living their lives fully and abundantly! They truly are great healers who believe in the body’s ability to heal itself.

Thank you Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon for leading me on the pathway to health!

Sheri Mahaffey

Office Manager

San Mateo Patient: Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Arm Pain, Hand Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Digestive Problems, Allergies, Fatigue Success Story at Cupertino Chiropractor

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

When I first came to the Dubners, I had been suffering from terrible inflammation and debilitating chronic pain all over my upper body: neck, shoulders, wrists, and joints of the fingers. My red blood count was low (anemia), and I would feel cold all over. Doctors had diagnosed it about 6 months earlier as Rheumatoid Arthritis. Until that point in my life, I had been mostly healthy, and had tremendous confidence in the western medical system. After seeing several expert doctors from UCSF, PAMF, etc., the only thing I learned was that I would have this condition for the rest of my life, and they might be able to control it by administering various cocktails of drugs (which sounded like poisons to me based on their side effects). I did a lot of reading, and increasingly it became clear to me that medicine was mostly flying blind (for example, one of the drugs they prescribed was Plaquenil, which was originally an anti-malaria drug until someone discovered that it helped some patients with RA). Or, with some of the newer drugs (biologics), they were trying to address the symptoms (trying to bring immune factors in blood into a normal range), rather than the cause (why were those immune factors off-kilter in the first place?). In computer science (in which I hold a PhD), we call such band aid solutions “hacks”, and they are almost always a terrible way to fix a problem. My confidence in the system was shattered; I refused to take the drugs, and sought out other approaches. I went on a water-only fast, changed my diet, and was already noticing small improvements; this was when I heard the Dubners talk at a bookstore and decided to give their approach a try. I was highly skeptical of their approach at first, but decided to stick to it, and am so glad I did. Not only have I been completely cured of RA, but several other conditions I had also resolved themselves: digestion problems, allergies, fatigue, etc. What I’ve come to realize is that what you eat and how you live your life is of paramount importance to maintaining your health, and the Dubners can guide you along the right path which is specific to you as an individual. I am now also a believer in the network chiropractic idea that disturbances to the nerves emanating from the spine can cause disease. Disease can also be caused by the subconscious brain not doing the right thing: this would explain why the placebo effect is so strong for so many diseases. After all, most computer bugs end up being problems with the software and very rarely with the hardware, so why would the same not apply to the human body? So it’s important for the subconscious brain to “think” that everything is going right with the body, and for that to happen, it helps to have a “healer” rather than a “doctor”: someone who works with you, is interested in you, and cares for you. I have no doubt that the Dubners are amongst the best healers out there, and I’ve been so lucky to have found them.

Zubin Dittia

Software Engineer

San Mateo

Chiropractic Patient from Cupertino: Arthritis, Hand Pain, Leg Pain, Back Pain Success Story at Cupertino Chiropractor

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

What brought me to Dubner Chiropractic was the extreme pain in my hands, legs, and most of my joints due to my rheumatoid arthritis. It got to the point where it was so severe in the winter time, I could not go outside. I went to see a doctor who specialized in rheumatoid arthritis and he prescribed me numerous heavy drugs with tons of side affects. I was taking up to 30 pills a day. I wanted to stop taking the drugs so it would not cause any permanent damage to my body. After 3 months of care with Dr. Sharon and Dr. Allen, my pain is almost completely gone, and I am no longer on any medications. My emotional state is much more balanced, and I no longer have to stress about the pain I was having. I was so amazed when the pain went away; I have so much more energy and am happier all around. The doctors are so loving and caring with their patients; I would definitely recommend this care to everyone.

 

JhansiLakshmi Beeraka

Cupertino,CA

Housewife

Chiropractic Patient from Sunnyvale: Back Pain, Weight, Sinus, Insomnia, Fatigue, Arthritis, Stress Success Story at Cupertino Chiropractor

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I feel like I have a new lease on life. For more than 25 years, I lived with fatigue, overwhelm, back pain, widespread muscle and joint pain, sinus problems, insomnia, brain fog and depression. Year by year, the symptoms increased and my weight increased right along with them. There were mornings that I couldn’t touch a place on my body that did not hurt.

In the past 7 months since I have been seeing the Dubners, things have changed dramatically. My energy level is amazingly improved. I have lost over 30 pounds, and the pain is significantly reduced and continues to decrease. I am off all medications. It is an ongoing process of peeling off the layers it seems. As each new layer is revealed, I feel like I am rediscovering myself. I am standing up straighter and taller both physically and emotionally. It is comfortable to live in this body for the first time in more years than I count. I have the energy and the focus to get things done. I have learned how to play. There is a bounce in my step, flexibility and ease in my movements, and a newfound joy and contentment. It is so good to be smiling again.

Thank you Dr. Sharon and Dr. Allen,

Linda Ormiston
Sunnyvale, CA
Clinical Psychologist

Mountain View Patient with Arthritis, Hand Pain, Insomnia, Blood Pressure, Sugar Cravings Success Story at Cupertino Chiropractic

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

For the past 9 months, I couldn’t make a fist or close my fingers. My medical doctor said he could not help me with what he said was arthritic hands. Because of high blood pressure, the medical doctor had me on high blood pressure medications. The high blood pressure meds had side effects of heaviness in my head. Because of insomnia and the fatigue it caused, I would run around like a zombie because I didn’t have any energy to do basic things.

I started seeing Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon in October 2010. On the 9th day of treatment, I could close my left hand again and make a fist! Two days later, I could close my right hand! I’m sleeping much better now and get 6 hours of sleep a day, sometimes 6 ½ or even 7. It’s fabulous! Very quickly after starting care with the Dubners, my high blood pressure dropped so much that my medical doctor greatly decreased the blood pressure medication I had been on. The side effect from the pills of “heavy head” went away when I stopped the meds. Also I no longer have sugar cravings, and the Dr. Dubner taught me how to eat more healthfully.

I give a big “Yes” to recommending Dubner Family Chiropractic. You do get results and so soon! I have so much more energy and feel so much better. I can now enjoy the things I love to do like walking and gardening.

Margaret Tom

Cupertino Back Pain & Stress Success Story

Monday, November 29th, 2010

When I was 13, I had a severe water skiing accident which started my back problems. I developed scoliosis with 5 discs becoming rotated 45 degrees. That developed into Arthritis. Over the years, I had several more accidents. I have had back pain for the last forty years.

I have tried several different chiropractors and medical doctors, but none of them could correct my problems.

Since starting care with Dubner Family Chiropractic Center in March 2010, my constant back pain is now gone and I barely have any back pain at all!!! Also I am getting my waist back, my posture has improved greatly, I have regained some of my height and I am handling stress so much better and I am a lot calmer!

I am thankful that I found the Dubners and I recommend their care because their treatments work, treat the whole body, and everything they do is delivered with lots of love.

To summarize, my entire experience at Dubner Family Chiropractic Center was extraordinary! The staff possess the qualities of kindness and caring which are so important to a recovering patient.

Thank you,

Marilyn Licon

Ethel Burgett: Back pain, fatigue and sinus problems helped at Cupertino chiropractic center

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

For many years I was suffering from painful osteoarthritis in every joint and had terrible pain in the nerves on my ankle. I was diagnosed with degenerative discs causing me severe pain in my lower back. I tried many different treatments. I tried physical therapy and acupuncture. Then, I went to my primary doctor and ask to see a neurologist, but instead I was sent to integrated medicine. There they prescribed me cortisone shots. The shots did not have any real side effects, but after 3 months I did not want to keep fueling my body with all these medications. None of these treatments seem to work for me. My body was suffering, it was getting harder and harder for me to do different things and I was becoming less enthusiastic. The pain level and my fatigue were so terrible that I got to the point where I did not even want to attempt to do anything. I have been going to Dr. Allen and Dr. Sharon for just 6 weeks and I have seen such great results! My general pain level was once an excruciating 10 but now it has decreased to a 1 or 0, which none of the medications I was taking were able to do. Due to the great decrease in my pain level, I feel more active and wanting to do more activities. As far as my muscle in my hamstring, it has improved significantly in strength. I do not feel as much hamstring pain and more importantly I have less muscle spasms. My constant fatigue has decreased and now I am more energetic. I am more relaxed and I appreciate regular daily things every chance I get. As an extra bonus my sinus congestion cleared up!  

Ethel Burgett

Grace Goldberger: Chiropractic arthritis, fatigue and thyroid symptoms help

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I first found out about Dubner Chiropractic from a talk that Drs. Dubner did at Stanford back in May 2004. For two years before coming in to see the Dubners, I had been experiencing pain from osteoarthritis and my energy level was low, especially in the evening, which I thought was due to my sleep apnea. In the last two months since I began seeing the Dubners, my energy level has skyrocketed and the pain from my osteoarthritis is almost gone. Not even a year later, I’ve noticed that my fingernails are much stronger and I know it’s because of the treatments I’ve been receiving from the Doctors, because all my life I’ve had brittle nails that had extremely slow growth that never grew past the tip of my nail bed. Any growth I did have would splinter and then break off. I’ve never tried to get them treated, but I was always frustrated about them. I always thought it was from a lack of calcium, but I found out from Dr. Allen that a weak thyroid was to blame. Now they don’t break and I actually have long nails! Healing begins as soon as you even start thinking about starting treatment in their office. This place is peaceful, soothing, and promotes wellness and healing!!!

Grace Goldberger

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