It was a crazy morning, the traffic was rough, and I was in pain going to one of Baptist Hospital office for different tests. The Bone Density and X-rays of the Back Bone would reveal something I already knew. More than 20 years ago, I fell out of a chair in my office, and my cervical vertebrates but mainly my lumbar ones, suffer a lot. At that time, I had MRI and X-rays, and the orthopedic doctor referred me to a Physical Therapist. They alleviated my pain for a while, and so the prescribed pain killers. Every so often for about 20 years, I would feel the pain, and would take a pain killer. These were affecting my stomach, but there was no other way. I had to take care of both, a multi-handicapped and profoundly mentally retarded daughter (now almost 25), and a father-in-law with Parkinson (now deceased). Both bed ridden.

Now, these new tests read that several lumbar vertebrates did not show almost any space between them and my bone mass was getting thinner. My primary doctor recommended then, not only exercise (which I do at the Gym twice or three times a week), but to make a decision whether I wanted to go to an orthopedic doctor or a chiropractic one.

My personal trainer and massage person (Tommy Bretthauer, Superhands Massage, Corp.) had already mentioned to me I needed an adjustment in my back, but I have always thought chiropractors were not “real” doctors. Anyhow, I decided to take a chance. I already knew about Orthopedic medicine, and my suffering for more than 20 years. So I decided I was ready for a challenge. Several people recommended their own chiropractors, but no one was close to my home, and my unique situation with a sick daughter made me call Aetna, Inc. (my own medical insurance) for advice.

Aetna recommended Dr. Paul Fisher as one of the best in the field. That made me feel comfortable enough since he also was located close to my house. Even though I had my doubts that a chiropractor could help me, I decided to take my chances.

The first time I met Dr. Paul Fisher, I liked him right away. His kind bed manners, so scarce in so many doctors these days, conquered me, and the joy and cooperation of his staff and personnel, made me feel like I was at home with a bunch of friends.

Dr. Fisher recommended back bone adjustments three times a week during almost two months, and later twice. I have been seeing Dr. Fisher for more than three months now, but it takes time to correct something that has been wrong for more than 20 years. I can comfortably say that about the first month, I felt like another person. I used to feel a big bump in my nape, in the cervical area, that after several weeks disappeared. I stopped taking pain killers, and followed his recommendations of stretching every morning, or as many times as needed during the day, drinking lots of water, exercising, and using some special levelers inside my shoes that have helped me tremendously with my walking and posture.

And last but not least, as I have told Dr. Fisher in many of my visits, it’s the aptitude. Yes, the aptitude of the chiropractors. They are believers, they are people with an incredible positive energy. They smile, they talk with kindness, they take their time with their patients, and explain details about the treatment. The time you spend in a chiropractic office is minimum in comparison with other specialties, since their only goal is adjusting your back, but whatever time you spend there, be with the doctor or the staff, it’s always quality time, not only for your health but for your well being in general. I can’t stop telling everyone about all of these benefits.

I enthusiastically say it, like an old commercial, “Try it!…You’ll like it!”

Xiomara P

I previously wrote about my new goal of losing weight until I reached 180 lbs. I have now gone down from 260 lbs to 170 lbs, so I have lost a total of 90 lbs. My pants have gone from a 48in waist to a 34in waist and my shirts from extra extra large to medium (even small in some cases).

Also my blood work results are in and my blood sugar is down to normal so my doctor took away my blood sugar medication. I also went to a cardiologist for a stress test and an echo cardiogram, where the cardiologist told me I have the heart of a healthy 20 year old. I have not felt this healthy in years and I’m thankful to God for putting Dr. Craig Fisher in my life since without his support and his encouragement this would not have been possible. He is my coach and mentor showing what food to eat and especially what not to eat and what exercises to do. I now eat only healthy foods and exercise daily at the gym. I have helped regain my confidence and feel better about myself.

Now my new goal is to be able to reach out and help anyone facing the same struggle I had and to have a positive impact on someone’s life. I have just turned 65 years old and many people say that someone my age is too old and too stubborn to make a change but I can say to them that in spite of my age, I have learned and have been able to change my life. Thank you and may God bless you all.

Jose Bardin

Although I have been a patient of Dr. Fisher’s for  many years, this is the first time I have taken the opportunity to express my deepest thanks to Dr. Fisher and his staff for the unfailingly excellent chiropractic care I have received.

What prompted me to speak at long last is the realization of how lucky I was to be involved in an auto crash last year! Although most people regard car accidents as a bad thing, it took an accident to get me to make chiropractic visits a regular part of my life. Previously, I would wait until I was hurting to get an adjustment. I always felt great afterward, and would make resolutions to get therapy on a regular basis, but found excuses not to keep my vows.

Things changed radically when, during my post-accident physical, Dr. Fisher discovered a spinal curvature that would have only gotten worse with time and neglect. My insurance company paid for three months of therapy and adjustments, then advised me that the next step was surgery. This is typical of the short-sighted and ill-informed approach insurance companies adopt! Their main concern is the bottom line, not the patient’s well-being.

Fortunately, I had heard too many horrors stories about the negative effects of back surgery, and opted to continue Dr. Fisher’s treatment on my own. Thank goodness I did! Regular visits and adjustments have not only helped me recover from the trauma of the crash, but have actually made me feel better that I did before the accident! I know that visiting Dr. Fisher’s office will always be a positive experience. I leave feeling so wonderful, with a spring in my step and a new sense of energy and purpose. And Dr. Fisher’s staff is invariably friendly, courteous, and helpful.

Chiropractic is now part of my life routine, and will always be. So even though it took a car accident to get me on the road to a healthier spine and a healthier life, this is one cloud that had a silver lining. My deepest thanks to all of you at Fisher Chiropractic!

Marie K

I was first introduced to Fisher Chiropractic in September of 2007. After a month of being out of work and emotionally drained, I didn’t know who else to turn to for my condition. I had just entered my career as a hairstylist, and started to eel the physical strain of the job.

It was the beginning of August 2007 when I started to feel pain and pressure in my wrists. After two weeks the pain started radiating out to my hands and arms. I decided to go to the Miami Hand Center and was diagnosed with repetitive motion injury. I was recommended to wear wrist braces and take anti-inflammatory medication. My condition was not improving with my doctor’s suggestions. After numerous x-rays, a wrist MRI and a nerve conduction study, my test results were inconclusive.

More time passed and my family and I were becoming frustrated. I continued to research my symptoms and was curious if my condition was originating in my spine. I found Fisher Chiropractic through my health insurance. I called the office and was in later that afternoon. I was immediately drawn to the friendly staff and positive atmosphere of the office.

Dr. Craig examined me, and reassured me that we would be able to fix whatever was going on. He also recommended I wear wrist braces to sleep, take vitamins, and continue chiropractic care if I wanted to. The next visit he began to adjust my spine, wrists, arms, and shoulders. I was going three times a week and was back at work in less than two weeks. Not only were my wrists improving, but my whole body felt better.

Six months have passed since I began and I look forward to my visits once a week. I have brought my mother into the office for her sciatic pain and general body aches. She is feeling as great as me and still visits the office. I have also talked to many of my clients about the benefits of chiropractic care and how I feel it is a safe alternative to prescription drugs and/or surgery.

Dr. Craig still works on my wrists and arms, which keeps me working free of pain. I am so grateful to have crossed paths with the Fishers. My mother and I love chiropractic care and keep it a priority in our lives.

Tiffany K