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Chronic Neck and Back Pain

I first started at Joshua Spine and Health Center for lower back, neck, and shoulder pain that became a chronic problem for over ten years. My back and neck problems made it very hard to work without pain and discomfort on a daily basis. I had to resort to taking pain relievers in order to work but knew that taking medications wasn't the answer to what was causing my pain. After trying a few other options a friend and co-worker told me to try Chiropractic. After being under the care of Dr. Joe I now have little to no pain and no longer have to use pain management or pain medications.

Coming to Joshua Spine and Health Center is always an enjoyable experience. Dr. Joe and Jess are a breath of fresh air. Not only do I know I'm physically better for seeing him but I am also leaving there knowing I have made friends for life.

- Joni R. (Alvarado, TX)

Whiplash and Headaches from Auto Accident

In 1983 I was in a car accident that lead to chronic neck pain and headaches over the years. Immediately, after the accident I tried to get help from my medical doctor who did nothing to help. Since the accident I had tried several different things to cope with my pain and headaches from muscle relaxers, physical therapy, and stretching. Out of all the things I've tried Chiropractic has been the key factor in helping me with my neck pain and headaches.

Since moving back to Joshua, Texas I have been fortunate to find another Gonstead chiropractor to help continue my chiropractic care. On my first visit at Joshua Spine and Health Center, Dr. Joe performed a thorough examination to help find and target the source of my problems. I could see the compassion in Dr. Joe's eyes that made me feel comfortable and showed me that he truly cared for my well-being as his patient. His knowledge of the body and skillful hands match his level of compassion. Dr. Joe is a great asset to the Joshua Community.

- Kimberly V. (Joshua, TX)

Truck Driver with Hip, Leg, and Knee Pain

For over seven months I was suffering from constant hip, leg, and knee pain. My pain made my job as a truck driver extremely difficult. At first the pain started after long periods of sitting and driving but it became more regular and even made it hard for me to stand. I tried pain creams and then moved on to pain medications but nothing seemed to help. I was just covering up my symptoms with pain medication so that I could work but that wasn't fixing the cause of my problem. My problem and pain was getting so bad that it started to effect my sleep. I was headed in the wrong direction and decided to schedule an appointment to see a chiropractor. Luckily, I ended up seeing Dr. Joe Thomas at Joshua Spine and Health Center where he did a thorough exam and took x-rays to find out what was causing my pain. Dr. Joe found the problem and explained to me what was causing my symptoms and what I needed to do to correct this problem. He adjusted me after explaining the x-rays and his treatment recommendations to me and I noticed an immediate reduction in pain. I continued my corrective care with Dr. Joe and I'm able to work without pain and sleep soundly again. I'm very happy now and continue to keep my pelvis and spine aligned at Joshua Spine and Health Center with preventative/wellness care because of the stressful nature of my job and because I want to stay healthy.

- Ronnie M. (Joshua, TX)

Sports Injury

I first injured my lower back and right hip while pitching on an uneven field during one of our select league games just before we made Nationals. My parents took me to a local sports chiropractor but after two weeks of treatment I was still having pain all of the time and it was continuing to get worse each time I pitched in a game. The pain got worse and worse every time I ran or pitched. My parents heard about Dr. Joe from Paula, the owner of Cyrotherapy of America, and they took me to see him right away. Dr. Joe reviewed my x-rays, examined my spine, pelvis, and gait. I felt better immediately after my first adjustment and Dr. Joe recommended that I put arch supports in my shoes after he noticed a problem with my feet. I don't know what I would have done without Dr. Joe's help. He discovered the cause of my injury and fixed it. I was even able to pitch in the Nationals! Thank you Dr. Joe for fixing my back so I can do what I love!

- Baylie A. (Burleson, TX)

Acute Lower Back Pain

One morning I woke up from bed with severe lower back pain that was shooting down both of my legs. The pain was so severe that I could not drive or walk fully upright. Everything I did seemed to make my pain worse as I could not sit or even lay down flat. I was stuck in a hunched over standing position with no relief. I tried taking Advil to reduce the pain but I knew I needed to see a Chiropractor. I got in the same day with Dr. Joe at Joshua Spine and Health Center for an emergency visit. Relief came after my second adjustment and I was back doing all my normal activities in about 1 to 2 weeks. I continued my corrective chiropractic care and now my back feels stronger and better than it has for years.

- Nick R. (Cleburne, TX)

Bent Over In Pain

For six months or longer I had been dealing with constant lower back, left knee, and neck pain. Working as a horse farrier my career is very physical and I just thought my aches and pains were a result of occupational hazards and hard work. Finally my body said enough is enough and my lower back on the the right side stopped me in my tracks. I ended up stuck in a bent over position leaning to the left with severe pain running up my back and into my opposite knee. I couldn't work and tried medications with little help. Dr. Joe adjusted my right hip and I could immediately stand up better and my pain was gone. Every time I'm in for an adjustment I feel better and better. The entire crew from the front desk to treatment has been great!

- Joan G. (Burleson, TX)