Juan M – Allergy relief
I came into this office with numbness in my arms. At Healing Hands, not only did they take care of my problem, but they also resolved my allergies. I was getting treated for my allergies with 2 shots a week, one in each arm for the past 3 years. In 6 months, my allergies are gone and my cervical problem is taken care of. Thank you for your great work and making me feel better.
Brenda S — Fibromyalgia
I’m not sure when the symptoms of Fibromyalgia started. Since the pain wasn’t always in the same place or the same intensity from day to day, it was difficult to explain to my doctor. The only way I could describe how I felt was “I’m in my 40’s and I feel like I’m trapped in 90 year old body. I have trouble getting out of bed, standing up, sitting down, my back hurts, my shoulders hurt. I have so many aches and pains, I feel like they can’t all be real. Maybe I’m turning into a hypochondriac.
After tests to rule out Lyme disease and arthritis, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I had never head of the disorder before my diagnosis. It was such a relief to see my symptoms in print and actually have a diagnosis attached to them. My doctor suggested a treatment plan that would include antidepressant medications that would alleviate some of the symptoms, but did not cure the disease. The medications that were recommended had too many side effects and I didn’t consider them as my treatment option.
I shared my diagnosis with my supervisor at work. She in turn was talking to her mom about my situation. Her mom turned out to be a patient of Healing Hands Chiropractic. She remembered seeing a sign in the office “Fibromyalgia Center of America” and sent me a referral to the office. Thank you Mrs. Lindell!
I met with Dr. Tracy in August. Dr. Tracy told me that although she could not cure the disease, she felt confident that she could alleviate the symptoms. She also warned me that I would not see immediate results but I needed to commit to the entire program in order to get any long term results. I live in Kent County, Delaware. It takes me 1½ hours to get to Healing Hands and another 1½ hours to get home. The first 6 weeks of the program included visits 3 times a week. This was a HUGE commitment, but the alternative was not an option.
I began my treatment program the last week of August. By the end of December, my “daily pain” had been reduced to “occasional pain”. Thanks to Drs. Tracy and Chris and the entire Healing Hands staff, I am happy to report that I have completed my treatment program and am now coming once a month for maintenance. Although I still have Fibromyalgia, I have minimal pain or symptoms.
Gloria D — Back and Leg
When I first came to Dr. Tracy, my back and leg hurt so bad that I wasn’t sleeping and thought I would have to quit my bowling league which I had been on for 20+ years. After a few weeks treatment, I was back to blowing after a few months, felt better then I have in years.
Thank you Dr. Tracy.
Gayle G — Back Surgery
When I first came here I was in very much pain and bent way over. I had already had back surgery with rods in my back, wearing a back brace and walking with a cane. Dr. Tracy has accomplished so much – no brace, no cane & almost no back pain. I can walk further and much straighter then when I first started here. The doctors and staff are wonderful, so pleasant and considerate. Thank you for the relief.
Fran L — Back, Leg, Knee and Neck Pain
After years of back pain, leg pain, knee pain and neck pain following a fall from my horse, and after years of conventional medical “treatment”, which consisted of giving me prescriptions for pain killers, I found Dr. Tracy.
My x-rays looked like those of a 70-year old (I’m 55). Dr. Tracy was very pragmatic about the prognosis and the degree of improvement that a spine, neck, knees and legs as messed up as mine could see. But se knew we could push the “clock” back to something much closer to where a 55 year old body should be.
After treatment, I think Dr. Tracy and her amazing activator are nothing short of magical! The pain is GONE! The x-rays look as though they are from someone else. Bone\calcium spurs are gone. The curvature of my spine is normal. My neck is nearly so. I am balanced, supple, flexible! I think I’m in better shape than most other people my age. I am thrilled and thank God Dr. Tracy showed up in my life.
You Guys Rock!!
Nathan B — Neck and Back Pain
I first came to Healing Hands because I had injured my neck and back during football. I was told to watch out for Chiropractors, because they set up many appointments and probably would not let me continue to play. The appointment part is true, but I found out how essential these visits are. I was also allowed to play that very day. When I arrived, Dr. Tracy took x-rays of my spine. The results showed that I had a straight neck and other problems due to so many years of football. She put me on a care plan through the end of football and all of the wrestling season. The Rushs’s did wonders for me. As an athlete, I now know the importance of being inline. I am convinced it improved my performance by making me quicker and stronger. Now that my care is over, I have the bend in my neck I need and feel much better. The Rush’s are a blessing and I truly believe they have healing hands.
Thank You for all your care
Patricia H — Left Hip to Left Foot Pain
I was introduced to the business of Healing Hands from a friend, Anna Smith. I had complained to her about my pain on the left side of my body from the left hip to my foot. Also tingling on the inside of my left foot. I had a sciatica problem. I usually would walk 5 miles whenever I went out to walk for exercise. Around the beginning of October I went out to walk and could only walk a very short distance before having to return home. I was in so much pain.
I started Healing Hands around the third week in October. After the activator Method applied to my back and the left side is when I began felling better. It has been about three months that I started Healing Hands and I can say on Jan. 8-9-11-the following year, that I walked each day, a total of 15 miles that week. I had no problem doing it. I am happy that I am back to walking again for exercise and pain free.
Jenilee B — Spinal Degeneration
My spinal column was in the third stage of degeneration when I started my adjustments. Thanks to the Healing Hands of Dr. Tracy, my spinal column is straight. I can stand longer, walk and sit more comfortably without pain. I have less headaches and sinus problems since I have had adjustments to my neck. The activator has also given me more free neck movement. At age 72, I feel the activator has given me a renewed and active body without lots of pain and medications.
Lise G — Pain and Unable to Sleep
It wasn’t that long ago that I couldn’t stand or sit for more than 15 minutes at a time. I couldn’t fall asleep without knowing that the pain would wake me up at least four times throughout the night. At 20 years old, I couldn’t hold a job or go to school. I had been through so many doctors telling me that there was nothing wrong with me that I had almost begun to believe them; that somehow I was making myself this miserable. Everything hurt. My back, my knees, my hips… Every position that I could come up with to make one feel better made something else hurt worse. I felt 50 years older than I was. Then I found Healing Hands. Initially, I didn’t want to go; I didn’t think I could handle another doctor telling me that it was all in my head. My family convinced me to try it, and I decided I truly did not have much to lose. After the first adjustment, it took me two days to realize my knees didn’t hurt. After the third, I slept through the night. This practice has truly been able to give me my life back. I now work 40 hours a week, am able to play sports, and I sleep better than I ever have. I will never be able to truly describe the difference the staff at Healing Hands has made in my life, but I thank them all from the bottom of my heart.
John H — “A Pain in the Neck”
I have experienced some neck pain in the past and contributed it to mother nature telling me I was getting old. June 25th the pain intensified to the point I could no longer function. I could not move my head without severe pain. My wife – bless her – contacted “Healing Hands”. I was given immediate attention by Dr. Tracy Rush. She diagnosed my condition to be more severe than old age. She began treatment and with each visit, the neck improved. Today I have motion without pain. I continue to go for maintenance to be assured the pain will not return due to neglect. I am not sure everyone will consider this as a success story, but I do! Thanks to the staff at “Healing Hands”, I am again functioning as a healthy person. It has taken me a long time to write this. The reason is that I am so busy doing active things, I just could not seem to find the time to sit down, relax, and put my story to paper.
Kelly H — Scoliosis and 2 Car Accidents
Being tall and slender also has its downfalls, like being diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis since the age of 10 and after 2 major car accidents in my early twenties; I was left with chronic headaches, constant neck and back spasms, and numbness of the arms and legs. Years later, I was diagnosed with and 11-degree reverse curvature and degenerating disc disease in my neck.
At 23, you think “I’ll be alright. I don’t need to do anything about this, it will fix itself.” As the years went by of not taking care of the problem, I found myself in constant daily pain. Just the tension and tightness in my upper traps would send electrical shocks of pain shooting through my neck and back. I cant even count how many hours of sleep I lost or how many mornings I awoke with neck spasms so bad I could barely turn my head to the right or left.
Finally on my 27th birthday, I had changed careers and moved back to the Eastern Shore and started a business with my mom, owning a Pilates, Rehabilitation, and Wellness studio. Now being a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, how was I supposed to be able to look at my clients in the face and tell tem to take care of their bodies and rehabilitate their injuries, when I wasn’t doing the same for myself. I couldn’t even do half the exercises I was telling them to do, due to the severity of my injuries.
I made a decision to stop living in pain and stop making excuses. I went back to a doctor to see what my options were (of course surgery was not an option) and came to realize because I had let these injuries go for so long, I had actually cause more damage to my spine and muscular structure. I started seeing a chiropractor three times a week, for manipulation and electrical stimulation. Within a month, I realized that the manipulation I was receiving was actually causing me to have more pain.
Then I heard about Healing Hands Chiropractic through a friend from work. She talked about the activator and how much better she felt as soon as she stepped out their front door. I decided I would at least check it out, what did I have to lose? I started seeing Dr. Chris twice a week for a couple months then every other week for another 3 months. And my friend was right, I felt like a million bucks! My scoliosis straightened itself out, my reverse curvature in my neck has been on the road to recovery, and my neck and back spasms, pain and headaches are completely gone.
It’s been a year and 7 months now I can still see Dr. Chris once a month to make sure my spine is healthy and in alignment. I practice Pilates and do some of my own Rehabilitation exercises designed especially for my needs 5-6 days a week. You only get one body in this lifetime and it’s up to you to take care of it! I now live my life pain free thanks to Dr. Chris and his magical wand or “activator”.
Karen F — Chronic Sinus Problem
A friend referred me to Dr. Tracy because of my chronic sinus problem. My sinus problem had gotten progressively worse over the last 12-15 years. I had been to my family doctor and allergy specialists, had allergy testing and was diagnosed with “non-allergic rhinitis” which has the same symptoms as allergies: headache, sinus pressure and congestion, runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, coughing and post-nasal drip. I had tried a multitude of prescription and over the counter medications without much relief. I could only get relief if I took 3 Excedrin Migraine tablets and 2 Tylenol Sinus tablets every 4 hours! I could not be around cigarette smoke, smell detergents, wear perfume, go into the perfume department of any store or smell scented candles or potpourri.
I was a little skeptical about going to a chiropractor because I didn’t understand how chiropractic would be able to help me with my sinus problem and I didn’t want anyone twisting my spine. Dr. Tracy explained the procedure she performs using the Activator, took and examined x-rays of my head and neck and educated me about the anatomy and physiology of my spine and nervous system, the effects that subluxations of the spine have on various parts of the body and how the use of the Activator changes the alignment of the spine to treat subluxations. I decided to go forward with the treatment plan that Dr. Tracy prescribed for me and I am ecstatic with the results.
I have just completed the treatment plan and reviewed my final x-ray and I cannot believe what a difference there is! My neck is in the correct anatomical position and it only took 15 weeks!! I have had only 3 headaches and I can actually walk into a department store and go into the perfume section and stay there! I hope that eventually I will be able to wear perfume again! As an added bonus, I have much better range of motion in my neck and back. I am not stiff and I feel young and flexible again. I can actually turn my head from side to side without having to turn my body, and my neck and back don’t crack anymore! It is simply amazing what a difference this has made to my quality of life! I sincerely recommend this treatment to anyone with sinus problems or stiffness in their back or neck! Thank you, Dr. Tracy!!
Karen R — Lower Back Pain
I think my parents got tired of listening to me complain and suffer, so they introduced me to Healing Hands Chiropractic, Drs. Tracy and Chris, and their wonderful staff, Christine and Kelley. For this I am very grateful.
For many years I suffered from lower back pain, stiffness in my neck, numbness in my legs and numbness and pain in my right shoulder and arm. I also developed asthma later on in life. I had been to other chiropractors, and I would feel fine leaving the office after an adjustment, but a few hours later I would be in pain again. I saw other doctors and they just put me on anti-inflammatory pills and muscle relaxers.
After just a few visits with Dr. Tracy, I knew this would be different. I walked out feeling better and still felt better the next day. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, I was feeling and breathing better every day. I have energy and motivation back.
I started exercising and walking, and could do this without having to use my inhaler. To date I have lost 40 pounds. I have not looked or felt this good in years.
That all being wonderful, the greatest improvement I have experienced is having pain free menstrual cycles. I had an eptopic pregnancy back in 1992; as a result I no longer have a right fallopian tube. Every other month became a nightmare for me.
The pain was so bad I could not stand up and would be sick to my stomach. For 1-2 days I was bed ridden. (I have to tell you, it did not go over big with my employers.)
I can honest say now, thanks to Dr. Tracy, I no longer suffer though it was a nightmare. Even in my last performance review with my employer it was noted “significant improvement in attendance.” My sincerest thanks to Healing Hands Chiropractic!