In your own words, please explain your reason for seeking chiropractic care, and any initial complaints. What advice would you give to a friend, co-worker or loved one who was considering taking a step toward better health through chiropractic? And finally, how has chiropractic made a difference in your life? Thank you for sharing.

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Chronic Pain

Dr. Cheryl Lubin is one of the most thorough, dedicated, and professional medical practitioners I have know in my life. I have had appointments twice a week for one year, and her careful diagnosis and conservative treatment plan has alleviated chronic pain I experienced for 16 years. 
When I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with hyerkyphosis and hyperlordosis. My x-rays showed abnormal curvature of the spine, and, as I got older, increasing evidence of osteoarthritis. When I was 22, one doctor jocundly told me, “You might look young, but your spine is 65 years old.”
For most of the last 16 years, I experienced chronic pain that prevented me from focusing fully on my family, friends, school, and work. More often than not, I thought about my pain all day long. For many of these years, I took between 400 and 1200 mg. of ibuprofen every day. I simply couldn’t function without it. 
Between the ages of 12 and 27, I consulted with or was treated by 13 medical professionals for the pain in my neck, shoulders, and mid-back. These included several general practitioners, two nationally-renowned orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and massage therapists. 
Dr. Lubin was the first of these practitioners to relieve my pain on a long-term basis. I knew she was concerned with long-term results when she spent the first, 45 minute appointment examining my spine, posture, and gait and taking x-rays. My grandmother, who was a family doctor, once told me that you can judge a doctor by how long they spend on their exam and questions. This certainly proved true with Dr. Lubin. I knew I was in the care of an experienced and professional diagnostician when she took the time to find the roots of my problems instead of haphazardly treating symptoms or dismissing my pain, as so many other doctors had done. 
These days, my pain is greatly alleviated and I often go through an entire day without thinking about my back. I sleep better and feel more flexible when I awake. I rarely take ibuprofen. I am happier and less anxious. My husband even says the worry lines on my forehead are disappearing!
I am very grateful to Dr. Lubin & to her kind and organized staff. I wholeheartedly recommend this practice to anyone!
                                                                                                Maureen B.
Herniated Disc
Three months ago I began experiencing sharp lower back pain and thought it would go away. However, within a few days the pain had become so severe that I was bent over to the side. I was having horrible back spasms and shooting pains down my legs. Every movement caused me pain and my husband had to lift me out of bed and out of chairs. On top of that I had just discovered I was 6 weeks pregnant. I saw my Primary Care Physician who examined me and told me I had a herniated disc. She couldn’t take xrays or give me medication because of my pregnancy. She told me to just take bedrest and hopefully by not being on my feet the pain would go away. I knew that was not an option and I thought about consulting a chiropractor. Then, before I had even considered chiropractic care I contacted my Obgyn who said she highly recommended seeing a chiropractor to alleviate pain and to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Desperate to alleviate the pain and hoping to keep up with my 6 month old son I contacted Lubin Chiropractic. I was seen right away and greeted by wonderful staff. After Dr. Lubin examined me she confirmed the herniated disc diagnosis. She then patiently described what treatment would be necessary to help me feel better. I began feeling better right after my first treatment and then continued to feel better after each and every visit. Before I knew it I was back exercising in the gym, swimming, and taking my son on long walks. I am now almost 6 months pregnant and pretty much pain free. I am focusing on my healthy pregnancy and busy chasing my 9 month old. I can’t thank you enough.
                                                                                    Sue T.
Anxiety Symptoms
One year ago I began experiencing extremely worrisome symptoms. I was having blurred vision, extreme sensitivity to bright lights, tingling/ numbness in both my hands and feel, and difficulty breathing. When my doctors couldn’t determine what was causing my symptoms they diagnosed me with anxiety disorder. Even though I explained to my physicians that there was nothing abnormally stressful going on they told me that my symptoms were consistent with anxiety disorder. So I was put on anxiety medications which only made me loopy and didn’t help. Due to my condition I was not able to concentrate on my work. I had times where I was too discombobulated to go out with my friends and was afraid to participate in the recreational activities I enjoy such as softball and tennis. 
After 10-12 months of continued symptoms I realized when I bent me head and neck to the left my symptoms would lessen. It occurred to me that maybe something in my neck was out of place. I called your office and found the staff to be exceptionally nice. Dr. Lubin gave me a thorough examination and confirmed that there were vertebrae out of alignment in my neck, upper back and in addition a misaligned left shoulder. I began to have treatments several times per week and sure enough my symptoms started to disappear. Dr. Lubin explained to me what positions to sleep in at night and eventually gave me exercises to stretch and strengthen the problematic areas. I am back doing everything I want to do and don’t have any more worries about these symptoms returning. I am so pleased I found you and you were able to correct the subluxations causing my symptoms. I was so relieved that somebody was able to help me instead of  being told my symptoms were all in my head.
 Thank you so much! 
Ian R.
Dear Dr. Lubin,
You did it once again. I feel fortunate to have been under your care for all these years. When I first came to you 15 years ago I had been suffering with chronic sciatica and even though I had seen other chiropractors for this problem it would just never go away. I felt so frustrated to be so young and to be limited in my activities because of this ongoing pain. I had heard about you and the Activator technique through a friend who said this technique was gentle, specific and had helped her a lot. Because I had had so much chronic pain I was very guarded and afraid to try another doctor and another technique. You made me feel very comfortable and were very reassuring about my findings and how you could help me. Well it worked. Your gentle Activator adjustments rid me of my chronic sciatica. You also helped educate me on the importance of wellness care. I found that regular chiropractic adjustments keel me feeling well and has become part of my “health” lifestyle. My job is extremely physical and as you know I am always tweaking something. Last week I overdid it on the job and woke up the next day with really bad lower back pain. I was having trouble walking, sitting or finding any comfortable position. I called your office immediately and made an appointment. Before you know it I was back to work doing what I would normally do. I can’t thank you and your staff enough for your continued support. I feel very fortunate to know I can count on you to keep me up and running, literally. 
Thanks again!
Pete H.
I want to thank you for all that you have done. When I first came to you, I could barely walk and couldn’t sit or sleep at night. Here I was 3 months pregnant and in excruciating pain. I had been trying to sleep in a recliner for the past 3 weeks, but even so the pain would keep me awake. At first I was wary to see a chiropractor because of the severe pain, my physical limitations and plus the fact that I was pregnant. You felt you could help me and assured me your treatment would be very gentle. I decided to give it a try and yes the treatments were very gentle. After a couple of weeks I was moving about so much better and was off the recliner and back in my own bed. Thanks to you I was able to get through my pregnancy pain free and healthy. I don’t know what I would have done without you! My husband and I can’t thank you enough. 
Meredith E.
Mid-Back Pain
Dear Dr. Lubin –
I just wanted to send you this note as a commentary and a praise of your recent treatments. As you know, I am an avid bodybuilder and motorcycle rider. After years of heavy lifting at the gym with seemingly improper form and numerous thousands of hard miles on the road, on my motorcycle, I started experiencing nonstop piercing rhomboid pain and intermittent numbness in my extremities. I had tried numerous other methods to alleviate the back pain, mainly regular massages, to no avail. I refused to live with these obviously abnormal symptoms. The next step was to use painkillers, and frankly that was not really an option. I just wanted to enjoy the hobbies I loved pain-free…
After regular visitation with you, over the past month or so, my rhomboid pain has virtually disappeared. You have been so insightful as to my thoracic vertebrae being misaligned and subsequently causing me all of the pain I was experiencing. I am sure with continued treatment, I will be able to enjoy the activities I love, without any residual pain. 
Thank you so much!
Erik D.