For years I have been seeing Dr. Sherr for chiropractic care for lower back pain. The frequency of the visits could be once a month for maintenance or increase to every few days when I would aggravate my condition. Dr. Sherr’s approach to my treatment had always been appropriate. I never felt that I was ever unnecessarily over treated. When I developed a different lower back condition earlier this year, Dr. Reid was added to my care team. I felt his approach was very much in line with Dr. Sherr’s.
In May of 2017 I begin to experience discomfort and tightness in my lower left gluteus maximus with radiated pain down my left leg to my calf. Dr. Sherr prescribed an MRI of my lower back and the report came back stating I had two herniated discs, one worse than the other. The assessment was that the herniated discs were pressing on my spinal nerve cavity leading to the pain and discomfort I was feeling. Dr. Sherr recommended that I see Dr. Reid about the use of a machine for spinal decompression to treat my condition.
Dr. Reid assessed my condition and begin treatment with a Extentrac. Essentially, the purpose of the machine is to stretch the spine to allow for fluid to enter the area around the discs, and hopefully aid in allowing for the herniated discs to recede back into place, eliminating pressure on the nerves. Dr. Reid proceeded to “Stretch me out” starting with a small amount of stretching force and increasing it over time as my body became accustom to the stretching. After a series of ten 20 minute sessions over a period of two months I now feel back to normal – Pain Free!
Now that I feel myself again, I continue to see Dr Sherr on a regular basis to maintain my spinal alignment as well as employ the use of an inversion table to decompress my spine daily.
I sincerely thank Dr. Sherr, Dr. Reid, and the staff at Northport Wellness Center for helping me return to my active lifestyle. I would highly recommend their holistic approach to healthy living.