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Thank you, Dr. Craig Roberts

My neck is very sore, but I couldn’t be happier with the way my life has changed. I’m one week out of extensive cervical surgery to release spinal cord compression that has been leading to paralysis for the last two-plus years. Over that time, my primary doc and neurologist did extensive testing, got inconclusive results and told me there was nothing I could do to halt the progression of weakness, instability and lack of coordination I was having. Increased exercise was recommended.

I then read about Dr. Roberts Chiropractic in a story in The Union and got in to see him quickly. In that first visit, I received a comprehensive neurological assessment, ruling some things out and indicating where further evaluation was necessary. Dr. Roberts would not adjust my body until I got an MRI scan of my neck. The scan got me a surgical referral to Dr. French in Sacramento, who saw the emergency state in my neck, and the surgery was done right away.

My walking is now more stable and coordinated, my arms no longer feel like they weigh 30 pounds each, and I’m getting feeling back to my feet and hands. It will take a year to determine how much of the nerve deficit returns, but I’m better today than I was one month ago and finally going in the right direction! Dr. Roberts’ assessment, recommendations and follow-through have truly changed the course of my life, and I’m very grateful.

Dave Caldwell

Nevada County



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The Union Updated Nov 6, 2012 07:15AM Published Nov 13, 2012 01:36PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.