After 90 days following a fall and finding minimum relief and extraordinary frustration through traditional medicine and chiropratic methods, I was referred through a friend to NUCCA and to Dr. Briski by one of the nation’s top experts.
I had chronic level 8-9 referred pain, extraordinary muscle tension in my hip and thighs and tingling all the way down the shins. I had a torqued pelvis and femur, two bulging discs at L4 and L5 and a pinched nerve. I was taking 1200 MG /day of ibuprofen and/or acetomenophin, every homeopathic option I could find and flexeril nightly at its worst. I could stand but not sit for more than 30 minutes at a time. Basic activities daily living like getting dressed were a struggle. Dr. Briski even had to perform my initial exam standing up. Not surprising to Dr. Briski, the assessment showed significant upper cervical misalignment, some of which was from birth. It explained many things.
My first adjustment was such a painless and fearless experience I couldn’t believe that this was going to work. Well, it did. I made significant improvement over the course of first few weeks and continued on that path. 9 months after my first visit, I am at level 0 pain most of the time, the last ibuprofen I took was one 200mg – three weeks ago (I overdid it). And I stayed our of the Neurosurgeon’s Operating Room.
9 months might sound long, but I realize the fall was actually a blessing in disguise as I had a lifetime of misalignment to reverse. Overall, I am a stronger and healthier person! I swim almost 1 mile 2-3 times/week and do strength trainging 2-3 times/week and am holding my alignment longer as predicted.
Dr. Briski’s truly holistic approach ensures that I am aligned head to toe (literally). It’s another dimension of her practice that really makes a difference and is not something you’ll find in all NUCCA practitioners. She collaborates with my other care givers, referred me to heat laser treatment for the acute muscle tension, provided tips on exercise and massage. Even my traditional PhD physical therapist referred a patient to Dr. Briski, becoming a believer after watching my progress and doing her own research.
NUCCA is more than short term pain relief. For me, its a cornerstone to good health that will not require weekly visits to maintain. You must commit to taking control of your own health, be patient, diligent and follow Dr. Briski’s “orders”. I am skeptic turned believer and highly recommended NUCCA and Dr. Briski.