Hear what the patients of Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center have to say about our chiropractor care and services!
Should I stop getting adjusted now that I feel better?
- "Our family has a long term relationship with MAC. Our needs were addressed directly in our first visits and we were given an detailed program to follow. The results have been amazing. We continue a maintenance program to stay aligned and healthy. Thanks to the MAC doctors and staff for such good, comprehensive care." - Carol and Gene Buckalew
- "I get the best treatment from you and your team. It is mostly from you because I have learned to trust you. When I first began coming to Mid-Atlantic, I wasn’t so sure it was going to be right for me; however, after my first set of treatments, my pain in my neck was lessened, my back felt straighter and I was more confident in the way I felt and the way I looked. When I learned more about you, your knowledge, your beliefs your background and your concerns, I realized that you were much more than a Dr. for me. Your name was given to me by my best friend whom I’ve never met, but plan to meet and spend a lot of time with one day when the right time comes. Because you also know my best friend, I feel safe and secure and I believe in you and the help you provide me and my family and friends.I may have a longer way to go, but it is because you know my friend, I have strong faith in your ability to treat me and make me the best I can be.Thank you very much for helping my brother in law, too. I truly believe that because of you, he can walk without continued pain. In just one month, his pain will become a relief beyond relief for him. I’m sure he is very blessed to be able to be treated by an Angel. Thank you very much, Dr. Rashidian for keeping my family safe and looking out for us all."
Translator: Hello. My name is Lorraine. I'm a person who's deaf, and I have an interpreter here, and she's standing behind the person who's recording this video. And so, she will voice what I am saying, and I will explain about my experience here at this place. First, before I came here, I had a lot of pain in my hip, and it'd been going on for a while, and I was very frustrated with that. And I went to see my pastor. His name is Chris, and he told me about Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center, and he encouraged me to come here. So, I decided I'd give it a try. And I met the three doctors here, they were very nice, and they explained everything in so much detail. They were very patient. They gave me so much information. And my first adjustment, after that adjustment, I was surprised because the pain in my hip was gone, and it was really gone. I was perplexed. I thought, "Well, maybe I'll wait for a while and see." But it was really gone. And then, I thought, "Well, maybe it'll be back the next day." But it was really gone. And then, I came here the next day, and it was still gone. So, that was good. That was cool, and I was very happy. I realized I still have to continue my treatments, and I will do that. But I'm very thankful that my pain is gone.
Interviewer: All right, Steve. So just go ahead and share with me what you just shared about your experience regarding chiropractic care so far.
Steve: I've been coming here for a couple months now and with a multitude of symptoms. And in two short months, I now wake up and take it for granted that there's no pain. It's really fantastic that the pain has literally...it's just gone.
Interviewer: That's great. So what would you say to someone who's considering chiropractic care or even someone who's hesitant about chiropractic care?
Steve: To come in and get educated and find out exactly how your body works, and the spine works, and the importance of how the organs are fed the information through the spinal cord. And once you understand that, you have a deeper understanding of how it all works and what you can benefit from.
Interviewer: Awesome. Thank you for sharing.
I started coming to Dr. Rashidian, when I needed help with back sciatica and driving cars. After two hours of driving I had to literally, because of the pain, get up and walk around the car to kind of loosen that up before I could continue on my journey. And so shortly after I came to see Dr. Rashidian, I took a trip to New York, and I realized something when I got there - I didn't stop to get relief for my sciatica! I made the whole trip pain-free. I took several other trips down to Mississippi, where that was not a factor and I was just thrilled. But the other thing that I got excited about was I hadn't played golf in about two years. And when I was playing, I was only playing about nine holes, because that's all I could really stand. I was really sore afterwards, you know, that sort of thing.
This year my son-in-law invited me to go play some golf a couple weeks ago. I went out, and felt pretty good after about nine holes. I was heading to a clubhouse, and he says, "Oh, no Pop. We're not done, we're playing 18." And I went, "You have to be kidding me." Well, to my surprise, 18 holes later I felt great, I finished it without a lot of discomfort. And it just encouraged me so much that, I had to run home and start cleaning up my clubs so I could start playing some more rounds of golf again this year. So I'm excited that I can start enjoying that event once again. Thanks.
Kay: Hi. I'm Kay Dallavalle and I came to have laser treatment for my knee because I was having arthritis pain and the laser really helped. I was able to sleep for two nights without any pain and I would suggest for anyone that maybe has arthritis to give it a try. I think it's really helpful.
Interviewer: Thank you.
Tyler: Hi. My name is Tyler and I am seven years old and when I was a baby, I was allergic to milk so it was hard for my mom.
Mom: What did it use to feel like when you ate regular food?
Tyler: It gave me hives and felt itchy.
Mom: How did your tummy feel?
Mom: And where was your rash? Where would you get itchy?
Tyler: I would usually get itchy on my back, my arms, or my legs. But one time I got one right here.
Mom: And what's it been like since you started seeing the chiropractor?
Tyler: I've started feeling better.
Mom: And what did you get to eat today?
Mom: And what did you drink?
Tyler: Chocolate milk.
Mom: And it didn't make you sick?
Tyler: "shakes head no"
Mike's success - no more leg numbness or hand pain
Hello. My name is Mike, and I finally came to the chiropractor after I had my carpal tunnel surgery on this hand. It still kinda hurts. And as the chiropractor got done with this hand, it's the first time it hasn't hurt in 5, 10 years. It's just actually unbelievable. I came here for my back and my sciatic pain because my legs were going numb and they took care of that problem, too. Everybody should take advantage of it, that the doctors here are excellent, and it's unbelievable. At 61 years old and for the first time, I feel better than I felt when I was 20. It's just really good. Everybody should do it.
Bethany: So I started seeing Dr. Amir and the staff at Mid Atlantic during my first pregnancy when a lot of my hip pain became worse with the baby growing and stretching. And I've had off and on back and hip pain for years but was amazed at the docs' ability to really rectify back pain that had been ongoing for years while I was pregnant, and as well as decrease the amount of discomfort from my pregnancy.
And then, when I went in for labor, I was fortunate to have a relatively easy and quick labor and was able to go all natural, which wasn't necessarily my original plan but I was able to work quickly through contractions. I do believe that chiropractic care had a very positive influence on that experience.
And so now, in my second pregnancy, I'm back and seeing the docs more regularly in order to make sure that I'm getting that same decrease in discomfort for any stretching or hip discomfort or low-back discomfort that comes just from carrying the extra weight. But also feel really good about knowing that my body is in alignment before going into labor again.
Ashley: I started coming to Mid Atlantic Chiropractic when I was approximately four to five months pregnant. I had started experiencing some severe sciatic pain and just general discomfort, as one does when they're four to five months pregnant, knowing that it's going to only get worse until our adorable little one arrives. I was a little anxious, as most people are. Going through with my first pregnancy, I didn't know what was to expect.
I'd never been adjusted before, but I had read rave reviews from a friend of mine who highly recommended Mid Atlantic. She said she had a wonderful experience, and it helped her through her pregnancy and even, she felt, through her birthing process. So I came in very open-minded. Everyone here was very understanding that, you know, this was my first pregnancy. I didn't know what to expect.
They thoroughly explained the process that was going on. The first exam that you're given is extremely thorough, and I, obviously, could not be x-rayed since I was pregnant. However, they went off all of the other scans that they've done, explained what they were doing, and why they were doing it. Normally, you expect to lay down in the little, fun table with the opening for your head. Obviously, at four to five months pregnant, and you're sort of a basketball, that's not gonna happen, so I was adjusted laying on my back or sitting or standing up.
They have a small device called an Activator. None of this hurt throughout anything. They also gave me lots of exercises to do while I was at home. All of these things helped lessen my sciatic pain. I had a wonderful birthing process. My carpal tunnel, which was exacerbated through my pregnancy just through swelling...they were able to address that as well, and that also lessened throughout everything.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend it, pregnant or not. Mid Atlantic chiropractic is very thorough, and I enjoyed my experience here.
Interviewer: Thank you.
Joann: Hi. I'm Joann, and I have been coming to Dr. Amir for about three weeks now, if that. But after my fourth treatment, I was going on a trip to New Jersey, which I was very fearful of. And after my fourth treatment, I decided to go. I drove all the way to New Jersey, and my sciatica never acted up. Usually, I can't drive one hour, and I'm in so much pain that my whole right side is numb. But after four treatments, which I thought, "This can't be true," and if it were anybody else, I'd go, "Yeah, yeah, yeah." But it was happening to me, and it is true. The doctors and the staff here are wonderful, and I am so glad that my sister Kim sent me here.
I had not been able to walk up my stairs unless I was on my hands and knees to get up my stairs. I was walking up like my dogs do, and after the first treatment, I could actually walk up my stairs without walking on my hands and knees or pulling myself up with a railing. I said, "I felt like I found the Fountain of Youth right here..."
Interviewer: Very cool
Joann: ...so thank you.
Interviewer: What would you say to someone who's thinking about getting adjusted?
Joann: I would say look into it. Don't be afraid of chiropractors. I was so fearful until I saw, also, what Dr. Amir had done for my sister Kim. And when she said, "You've got to go. You've got to go," I said, "All right. I'll check it out and see." I went, "There's no harm," and my daughter-in-law swears by chiropractors, so I swear by chiropractors. Go to them, but a good one. Make sure you find a good one, which I've done.
Hi. I'm Justin Thomas. My family and I have been coming here for many years and we've only been blessed by the care that we've received from Dr. Amir and all the staff. I've had different issues, and just recently, I was cured of a coccyx and sacrum issue where my tailbone was hurting for about a year. And through just consistent care and knowledge, Dr. Amir and the staff here have just, you know, served in a wonderful way.
The adjustments and the different things that they've done for us, and the exercises have just brought total remedy here. All my kids love it here, my wife loves it, and everybody's on a first-name basis. So I've heard so many good stories. And, as a pastor, I recommend so many to come here, so I'm just thankful for who they are and how they do good and care for people.
Hi, I'm Allyson. I've been coming here since November, so about four months now. And I wanted to do this testimonial just to share some of the results that I have seen.
When I first started coming here, it was almost like a last resort. I had talked to so many different doctors about the back pain that I'd been having; I couldn't really stand up straight, couldn't do a lot of moving, and was told all I could do is cortisone shots. And I did not want to do that, so I came here to check out meeting with a chiropractor. And it was one of the best decisions I've ever made, because I can do things now. I just came here from the gym where I was able to do squats and lunges and exercise, and not be in pain. And today was also one of those days where...I didn't have any symptoms coming in today, which feels good.
I'm at a place now where most days are good days. Most days, I feel great. I had some challenges in the beginning, trying to fit everything in, because this does take a lot of work. But once I was able to commit to all of the at-home exercises and coming in for the three appointments a week, once all of that kind of came together and I really focused on it, everything changed. It was so, so worth it. I feel like I am back to my old self. I know I still have ways to go, I still have a lot of treatment ahead of me, but I am feeling fantastic.
For anybody that's thinking about coming in, my biggest recommendation is, I mean, of course, come check it out, see if it's for you. But once you're in treatment, focusing on all of the at-home stuff is so important. I didn't think I could fit it in. I have a very, very busy schedule, but I carved out some time, I made it work and it made all the difference. I'm really glad I came here.
Interviewer: What was it that made you want to start getting adjusted?
Natalie: I wanted to start getting adjusted because I had been having really bad back and neck pain.
Interviewer: Okay. And what changes have you noticed since you've been getting adjusted?
Natalie: Since I've been getting adjusted, I've had less pain actually in my neck, that's decreased. I still have pain but not as badly, and I haven't gotten sick at all since I've been getting adjusted, which is kind of a miracle, because I just started at a new school, and I have 700 germy wonderful students. And typically, when you go back to school and especially when you switch schools, you definitely get sick. So this has been awesome.
Interviewer: Awesome. And what would you say to someone who's thinking about starting care?
Natalie: I'd say that you should definitely consider it, and you'll see benefits that you didn't even expect, along with the ones that you were hoping for.
Interviewer: Awesome. Thank you, Natalie.
Natalie: You're welcome.
Interviewer: Hi, Doug. What was it that made you want to start getting adjusted?
Doug: I had a problem with my neck, and I had this pain that radiated down my right arm, and chiropractic cured it. Well, it didn't cure it, but it's helped. And I haven't had any problems since that, but that was, like, 10 years ago.
Doug: Yeah, so I've been getting chiropractic adjustments for 10 years.
Interviewer: Wonderful. So what would you say to someone who's thinking about getting adjusted?
Doug: I'd say just sit down and listen to Dr. Amir, and have him explain everything to you, and see what fits your needs as far as what your problems are. And I've done that with him, and he has given me all kinds of advice on everything, you know, that needs to be done.
Interviewer: Wonderful. Thank you so much, Doug.
Success! Benni & Boston
So we started coming to Dr. Rashidian about two years ago. And when I was pregnant, he was telling us about bringing the boys in when they were born, and it was going to help them sleep at night, and we were a little hesitant because they're very small, and I had only come to the chiropractor when I was 34. So as it got closer to the time that I was supposed to go back to work, they were still not sleeping through the night, and we decided to give it a try.
We started with Boston, and he immediately slept through the night the first adjustment. So, of course, we made a quick appointment to have the second one, Benni, come in to get adjusted. And now, they're going to be a year old, they sleep through the night, about 10 to 12 hours, they're regular, and they don't get sick often. So we feel like the chiropractic care helps, and now, we come about once a month. I try to keep my appointments so that they sleep through the night.
Amanda: It's been an incredible experience just being able to walk into this office. It's been such a God thing. Watching Grayson, in nine months, I have a whole new child. He is happier, he's more affectionate, less argumentative and combative with us, and he's just an all-round happy, go-getting guy, and has helped blend in with the family a lot easier since it's not always so combative, and he's just happier. And then my mom's the one that brought us here because she fell in the pool, and she's able to get down on the floor again and just move. And so it's just been incredible how God has brought us here, and how we have found this drugless solution to help mend and create our bodies healthier and better. We are just blessed and thankful for Dr. Amir and this office and just the education, and we are excited to get more education as we move along.
Interviewer: And what did you say to me a second ago about how Grayson said how he's feeling?
Amanda: And Grayson has even seen a difference. He's like, "I'm doing better, Mom", and I said, "I know you are, kiddo. I'm so super proud of you and everything." So he's even feeling it. He might not be expressing and verbalizing, but in little tidbits, we see it, and he downs those shakes even though he tells me he's not going to. So he knows it's making a difference in him, too, which is exciting to see as a mom.
Interviewer: Thank you so much, Amanda.
Denise: The first day that I came in here after my accident, I was in so much pain that the music that you're playing, which was Christian music - I love Christian music, but because of the pain I was in, I couldn't even hear the words. It just was so painful for me to hear the music that I wanted you to turn it completely off. I don't know how many months it's been since I've been coming here, but the difference from what I was the first time I came through here and now is just a remarkable difference for me in my life just in general.
Denise: I've got more peace in my life and happiness and that's great.
Interviewer: That's wonderful. What would you say to someone who's considering chiropractic care?
Denise: Give it a try.
Interviewer: Very cool.
Interviewer: Okay, Rich, how did you hear about Bulletproof coffee?
Rich: Actually, my significant other heard Amir talking to somebody about the XCT oil and that's how it all come about and we questioned what was going on with that. And we decided to give it a shot. It sounded good. And when I heard him give a talk about, you know, skipping breakfast and doing this latte in the morning, I thought that would not work for me but boy, was I ever fooled.
Interviewer: So what have you noticed? What changes have you noticed since you've been using this Bulletproof program?
Rich: Well, we already drank coffee in the morning, so this just added a little extra special to it. And I've lost 30 pounds since October.
Rich: I feel absolutely great. My joints feel great. Now, that's also due because of all the treatments I've been getting...
Interviewer: Very cool.
Rich: ...which is outstanding.
Interviewer: Very cool. Is there anything else that you want to share with us, Rich?
Rich: Absolutely. I wanted to talk about how impressed I am with the atmosphere here. That all is directly related back to Dr. Amir and how it is important to all the employees that work here, he other doctors, Dr. Roberto, Dr. Nicole, and of course, the front staff, Kadi, Tysha, and Kristen. It really impresses me how we're known to each other, on a first name basis. The very first day we come in here, we were welcome. And how everybody treats everything that's brought up, every time, whether it be your foot, your knee, your leg, your shoulder, and it's treated accordingly because you fill out what is wrong with you, what's ailing you. I feel 100% better since I've been doing this program. It's outstanding. I recommend it for everybody.
Interviewer: Thank you so much, Rich, We really appreciate you.
Date of Testimonial: April 26, 2018
Deb Clay – Back Pain
My name is Deb Clay. I’ve been seeing Dr. Amir for about 18 months, although I’ve known him for a lot longer. Unfortunately, Dr. Amir was probably a last resort for me. I’d been through physical therapy. I was actually considering disability because my back was hurting so much and in so much pain I was not able to do my daily things that I love, like gardening and my grandchildren and fun stuff. So Dr. Amir finally got me to come in.
The roadblock, honestly, was out-of-network costs with my insurance, and I was going to be paying out of pocket. However, after seeing Dr. Meyer and being adjusted for 18 months, the cost of coming here was far less than the cost to me through insurance, time-wise, pain, and nothing else worked. So now I am investing in health and paying for health versus paying for medical care that does not work through my insurance company, which dictates what I do.
I now am in charge of my own health, and I am well. And I am very, very thankful that my son Eli can look at me and say, “Thank you Doc, for fixing mommy’s back, because we now are back to doing the things that we enjoy.”
So I’m very grateful. Even though it has been costly, it is far less than the cost I was putting out for care that did not work. So I’m a very grateful patient.
Date of Testimonial: March 3, 2016
Bob Graybill – Pinched Nerve
Hi, I’m Bob. I’m 69 years old. I came here with a pinched nerve in my back, and I didn’t know what to expect. I never could touch my toes, and after four sessions, I could touch my toes. I feel better right now. I got great service here, they know what they’re doing, and I’ve enjoyed it.
Date of Testimonial: Dec 7, 2015
Cindy Horan – Pain all over
Dr: How did you feel ten years ago when you started?
Cindy: Well, I read my Success story. I’m looking at one right on the wall right now. And I read my Success story a few months after I came to see you for the first time, and I had forgotten how bad I was. I ask you to take the knife out of my back and forgot about all the wrist pain and all the other pain I was dealing with and how just everything I did in life was a burden. Just going to the grocery store was a burden.
Dr: You are actually younger and healthier today, than ten years ago.
Cindy: I’m able to do way more than I could do ten years ago. That is absolutely correct.
Dr: Fantastic. And what do you think would have happened if you hadn’t been adjusted, what would that look like?
Cindy: I wouldn’t be here.
Date of Testimonial: Jan 11, 2016
Jack Manuputy – Migraine Headache
Jack: Hi, I’m Jack Manuputy.
Barbara: And, I’m Barbara Manuputy, his wife.
Jack: And, I started seeing Dr. Amir in June of last year for wellness. I heard of Dr. Amir through my wife, Barbara. I’ll let you go ahead and speak now.
Barbara: I began seeing Dr. Amir in March of 2014 for migraines. And, I’m very happy to report that I’ve had a significant reduction in them and continue to see him with great expectations.
Jess McElhaney – Shoulder Pain and Vertigo
We came in because I was having severe shoulder pain for probably about six months, and episodes of vertigo probably about once a week. We ran a bunch of tests with other doctors and they couldn’t figure out anything that was going on with me. So we came in here and they did some x-rays and they found out where all my pain was coming from. I’ve been here for probably two weeks and I haven’t had any shoulder pain and I haven’t had any vertigo since then.
So I would highly recommend people going this route before any kind of medical route. Because with I know my husband just having back surgery, had he done this before, that maybe he wouldn’t had to go the route of having surgery. I know that if I hadn’t came in here, right now, that I probably would have had to within a couple of years myself.
Date of Testimonial: March 30, 2016
Kyle Meese – Lower Back Pain, Hand Numbness, Sinuses
Coming to the chiropractor, I no longer have lower back pain, and my sinuses are cleared. My asthma attacks are lowered. I didn’t have one almost all winter. I generally have no numbness in my hands either, so it’s kind of nice.
Date of Testimonial: March 16, 2016
Patient – Balance Mood, Pain-Free, Restored Appetite, Sleep
“I was really skeptical about chiropractic.”
My mom has scoliosis. She has an S-curve in her spine, and she has been in pain since I was an infant. She couldn’t even pick me up after I reached the age of 3 or 4 because it was too hard for her to pick me up. So she started seeing the chiropractor, and I just remember how pain free she was. I had all kinds of issues myself, but I was really skeptical about chiropractic. It’s kind of weird to think that having someone crack your back is supposed to help you feel better.
Then I got all the scans and I have really bad subluxations. After I started going a few times a week, I could actually sleep through an entire night. I had a hard time sleeping before chiropractic. I also had eating disorders. My eating came back to normal. I was suicidal, but with chiropractic I started having a more balanced mood. There are all kinds of things I had no idea had anything to do with my spine or my brain.
I have gotten significantly better. I want to be alive now. I’m not in as much pain all the time. Constant pain was my life. That’s done for me.
Date of Testimonial: Jan 31, 2016
Lynn Walters – Pain-Free
When I first came to Mid Atlantic Chiropractic and I saw Dr. Rashidian, I had no hope of ever living a pain-free life. He changed my life. I’m now 56, and I feel like I did about 10 years ago. I said to my husband, I couldn’t believe it. And thank you Dr. Rashidian and your wonderful team, and God bless you all. Come! You can’t do anything any better than this for yourself.
Date of Testimonial: Dec. 12, 2015
Jay - Success!
You know, it's funny, because when I came in here for the first time, I thought, "Well, you know, this is just another chiropractic place. I've been to two of them. I might as well try this one. I've had the epidural shots. I've had everything." When you travel like I travel, which is 60,000 air miles a year, then your back's going to be hurting. You're gonna hurt down your back. And from the start here, I just seemed to pick up, and I gained confidence. Why? Because Dr. Amir goes, "Hey, you know, I'm going to give you exercises to do, Jay. If you don't do them, then you're not going to...nothing's going to help. You've gotta get out of here. You've gotta work every day on these, and eventually..." And I thought, "Well, you know, I've got balance problems. When I walk, I'm always holding onto something, afraid I'm gonna fall."
Well, you gain confidence when you come through the door here because you're taught, and then you're evaluated, and when you're evaluated you can see that you are improving. But to see, through the evaluation, what is happening, then you begin to gain that confidence. So you continue to work, and the harder you work, the more Successful you are and the more confident you are in what you do. So I would recommend, and recommend to anybody, this is the place to really come through this door and give yourself a chance if you have problems and you're trying to get yourself better without the operations, without the needles, and everything like that. Take it here, and give it a shot.
Debbie - Success!
Interviewer: Okay, Debbie. What was it that made you want to come in for care?
Debbie: I have suffered with neck pain for about 7 to 10 years and I was just tired of feeling that way.
Interviewer: That's awful. Well, how have you been feeling since you started with us?
Debbie: I have felt excellent. From the first time I was adjusted, I did not have a headache that evening and was anticipating the headaches coming back, but they never did. It has been close to a month now. Pain-free.
Interviewer: Wow. And you were saying to Dr. Amir just a moment ago that you have more energy and you're sleeping better?
Debbie: Absolutely. More energy, no pain. It seems like the pain has just disappeared and it has turned into energy and now I can go back to doing exercising that I have not been able to do and having duration, which is really nice.
Interviewer: That's wonderful. Wonderful. And what would you say to someone who's thinking about starting with us?
Debbie: I would say do it because you owe it to yourself to feel better and it makes sense because when medicine just doesn't do it for you anymore, just having this adjustment, knowing that you're going to feel better is all that matters.
Interviewer: Wonderful. Thank you so much, Debbie.
Joyce - Success!
My name's Joyce Archer, and I'm here because our son, Joshua and his wife Maegan, recommended that we come. My son had always kind of walked like this, and he and Maegan were working for a couple six months or more with "Doctor R", I call him. And I've noticed that he can stand up straighter, he had much better health. An incredible walking testimony for both of them. And he actually gained two inches on his height when he discovered the curvature of his spine.
It's something that I've been wanting to do my whole life, is stand up straight. When I was 16, I was in an automobile accident. And I'm 66 now, so that's exactly 50 years. And I broke the windshield with my head, even though I had a seat-belt on. The tree was where I could touch it. I just put the whole car around a tree, and I looked through a broken windshield. And I had migraines forever after that. God healed me of the migraines, but I always had a sensation I just couldn't ever stand up straight. No matter what I did. I would exercise and pray all my life, "Lord, let me stand up straight."
And so I realized when I was out taking a walk the day after my first treatment, that I could stand up straight with no effort at all. And I thought the expense of coming here, and the time of coming here, was worth just that one thing. To be able to stand up straight. Like I am now is just adjusted, without that oppressive feeling of being pulled back down. I had no idea it was my spine. No idea at all.
So I'm grateful to this team and to the doctor. But I'm especially thankful for my son and his wife, who encouraged us to come. And I look forward to just getting in really better health all the way around. And it's just like a mountain of oppression has gone off me, by being able to do something I've wanted to do my whole life, which is just to stand up straight. Like I'm standing up straight now, that's what it looks like to you. But before, it would just feel like I would go like that immediately. Now I don't have that feeling anymore, so I'm free.
Tom - Success!
So I would guess, probably, for several years now I've been dealing with this cervical pain, and I had gone to medical doctors, military doctors, and had an MRI, x-rays, and all this. I remember the technician saying, "You know, this doesn't look good." And then, I was like, "Well, whatever, what doesn't look good?" And he's like, "Well, let me let you talk to a spinal specialist." So I went to the spinal specialist and they wanted to put plates and bolts in my neck, and I'm like, "No, there's gotta be a different way. I'm tired of being medicated. I'm tired of having pain pills. I'm tired of begging on prescriptions." You know, I was feeling like a drug addict just to get some pain relief, which I absolutely hate to begin with. I don't like pain medications. I don't like aspirins. I don't like anything for that matter. And, actually, a friend of ours gave me Dr. Rashidian's book, and I shelved it for a long time. Then I got to hurting real bad one day and I pulled the book out and I started reading about his dad and I'm like, "Wait a minute, you know, the same symptoms his dad had are the ones that I'm having."
Bottom line is, I was losing strength in my hands, I couldn't turn my neck to the left or the right, I was having pain in my lower back, in my hip. The radial layers of both hands, left and right, were going to sleep, I couldn't open lids up, I was losing strength, I couldn't play my guitar as much, posturing, and even sitting anywhere, hurt, sleeping at night hurt, everything hurt, and I just kinda got this feeling that everything was closing in. I was just, kind of, giving up. And, you know, I really feel this is a Godsend. That the Lord really just placed this chiropractic unit in my life.
So, after my second adjustment last week, and this is unadulterated, you know, I stood at the counter just overwhelmed and tears flowing out of my eyes and down my face and, you know, just feeling overwhelmed because I was pain free. And that was the first time in years that that has happened. Since that week, it's been a week now, a little over a week, so a week and a half, I guess, that the symptoms have still abated, meaning the radial layer in my hands is still not asleep, I'm not waking up with sore arms and sore hands. My hands aren't tingling. They're not asleep. There's no pain in my left bicep. The other day I was coming on base and I was able to crank my head to the left all the way back, like this, like I'm doing now, because I wasn't able to do that before. So, does it work? It absolutely does, and I just wanna see what God is gonna do in the future. And he'll provide each step of the way and I'm thankful for this place. And, there you go.
Teresa - Success!
Interviewer: So, Miss Teresa, what was it that made you want to start coming to get adjusted?
Teresa: Well, I was at hot mess actually. I had a lot of problems. My hip was in pain for a year, and I couldn't walk up and down stairs or get in and out of my car or roll over in bed without it hurting and without literally picking up my leg and lifting it. So, that was a big thing. And I had a stiff neck, bad range of motion, and knee problems.
Interviewer: Wow, and how have you been feeling since you've been getting adjusted?
Teresa: I was so shocked that literally, within two weeks all three of those problems were almost completely resolved.
Teresa: My hip problem was a yearlong problem, and it was gone in two weeks.
Interviewer: Wow that's so cool.
Teresa: I know.
Interviewer: What would you say to someone who's thinking about getting adjusted?
Teresa: I would say absolutely do it. I had no idea that you could get resolutions so quickly and almost so completely, so fast.
Interviewer: Thank you so much.
Woodrow - Success!
Hi, my name is Marcie Dove, and this is my son, Woodrow. And we came to Mid Atlantic Chiropractic because Woodrow has asthma and the pediatrician wanted to continuously put steroids into him, and my husband and I didn't agree. So, we found Doctor Rashidian, and he has been able to make it so Woodrow has gone through an entire winter and a switch into the spring and has not been sick, not had to go to the emergency room, and has not been on any steroids since we started with Doctor Rashidian. I would highly recommend coming here, and bringing your children, as well. Thank you.
Shelby - Success!
Interviewer: Okay, Shelby, tell me, what was it that made you want to start coming in to get adjusted?
Shelby: My headaches.
Interviewer: Okay. And how have you been feeling since you've been getting adjusted?
Shelby: I've been feeling a lot better.
Interviewer: Cool. And what would you say to someone who was thinking about getting in for care?
Shelby: Chiropractors are great. They make you feel a lot better.
Interviewer: Awesome. Thank you so much, Shelby.
*Used with permission by Shelby's mom.
Marci - Success!
Well, I started chiropractic care because I was having pains in my arms and hands, wasn't able to lift anything, grasp anything, and it was very, very painful. I couldn't do everyday things. Since I've been coming to Dr. Rashidian, my mobility has been restored. I can lift things. I can do normal things without even thinking. So, I'm feeling a 110% better than when I started, and I would recommend to anyone who wants to feel better in your life, to do the normal things you normally do, come see Dr. Rashidian.
Esther - Success!
Esther: Before I came into the chiropractor to get aligned and adjustments and get my life on track, I could not go up and down the steps without going sideways and one step at a time. Now, I can go up and down the steps normal. I do hold onto the handrail, but it's normal and I haven't done that for years and I'm really excited about that.
Interviewer: Good. I'm so glad to hear.
Esther: So that's just one of the big changes.
Interviewer: Well, that's great. Any other changes you'd like to talk about?
Esther: Yeah, there's a lot of pain in my lower back that is slowly subsiding and down the right buttocks, down the whole leg, the sciatic nerve on the right side. It's getting to the point where I have very little pain and it's getting duller all the time. And I'm just feeling all over really great compared to what I did when I first came in here in November and I'm thankful.
Cathy - Success (Car Accident)!
My family and I were involved in a car accident. I had a fractured sternum and some neck injuries, some wrist and elbow injuries. After coming home from the emergency room, I went to see my family physician and she suggested that I come to see a chiropractor.
I have been coming to Dr. Rashidian for probably about seven or eight years. And came back after my physician suggested it. At first, I got very small adjustments for three times a week, and I'm now every other week and feeling a whole lot better. I feel healthier now than I did before the car accident.
So if anyone that you know or if you were ever involved in any type of an auto accident, I definitely recommend chiropractic care. It's not going to get better instantly, but after some time your body will adjust and you'll feel a lot better.
Deb - Success!
Deborah: Well, my name is Deborah Kidwell. I started care here in August. It's now December. I started because I was having excruciating lower back pain radiating down my right leg. Walking was painful. I used to run. I've run two marathons in the past, but I couldn't run at all and walking was difficult. So once I started, in about two months, I had started resuming some jogging in between walking. And as of yesterday, I've been able to do six miles without any pain. It's the first time in at least five, probably a little more than five years that I've been able to do that.
Interviewer: Wow. That's great. Deborah: So yeah. So I haven't felt this good in probably six, seven years at least. This has been just life-changing.
Interviewer: Good. We're glad to hear it. Deborah: Yeah. So thanks to everybody here. It's given me my life back. And I'm grateful.
Interviewer: Well, we're extremely proud of you and proud of your progress. Deborah: Thank you.
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