As a full time massage therapist, my body is physically taxed on a daily basis. For years I have had neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, and back pain. I have tried stretching exercises, support pillows, supplements for joint and connective tissue health, massage, and acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Some of these approaches have eased my discomfort but by no means eradicated it. My chronic pain has interrupted my sleep; even my mood and energy levels have been affected. Over the course of the past nine years, I have been treated by six different chiropractors. Chiropractic care is my approach of choice for my circumstances because I feel that its physically restructuring nature will bring the most tangible, long term results of relief.
Based on my experience, Dr. Cooker is extremely thorough, realistic, and honest. Most importantly, he is effective. He is the only chiropractor that has treated me to suggest that I change my massage routine. It seems so simple and obvious to me now, however it was honestly a newly introduced concept. I appreciate Dr. Cookers nudge for more participation from me in my pain management and healing process. It takes full participation from both the practitioner and the patient to achieve individual health goals.
Other chiropractors have handled my health concerns with implied arrogance by insisting that they can fix me. All that was required of me was to come to them consistently. Their treatment protocol did not include suggestion for things that I could do for myself beyond what I was already doing.
I have already referred and will continue to refer anyone who needs chiropractic care to Dr. Cooker. I am very comfortable telling people that he can help them. I have been less than consistent with my visits for the past nine months, yet I have already experienced real relief. I undoubtedly believe that I will soon be virtually pain free!
I am confident that Dr. Cooker will treat every person as the individual they are and work with them to create a tailored approach for achieving their optimal quality of life.