From Angie’s List:
I initially went to Dr. Todd for excruciating pain in my lower back, which had crippled me over the prior weekend. I had spent the past month redecorating a bedroom in my house, which included removing old doors and replacing them. Hanging bi-fold doors on two closets. Removal and replacement of bedroom furniture, painting walls & ceiling; hanging blinds and curtains. I’m a woman, 5′ 3″ and should NOT have been doing all of that lifting all by myself. Because I didn’t stop working when I started having pain, I crushed a disc.
Dr. Todd was very caring, gentle, and sympathetic to my pain. I was in the most pain I’ve EVER experienced in my life. I couldn’t find any relief on my own. I have seen medical professionals in the past for back issues, but was never satisfied with the treatment, lack of education, information, and/or therapies.
Dr. Todd wouldn’t touch me without x-rays – understandably, but he did delay part of his initial assessment process until a future date when some of my pain had subsided. He focused on relieving my pain and getting my body into proper alignment.
Unfortunately, the damage was already done to the crushed disc; however, he began to educate me on the things I should/shouldn’t and/or could/couldn’t do in order to protect my back from further injury. Besides regular visits to his office, he “prescribed” several physical therapy exercises for me to do on a daily basis in order to strengthen my core and my back as well as a back brace which really made a huge difference and provided a lot of support.
Initially, I visited Dr. Todd three times per week. Then as my pain subsided and body began to straighten, I was able to visit just once per week and eventually, once every two weeks.
I have been seeing Dr. Todd McDougle for over three years now. We do xrays periodically to check on the status of my spine and I am amazed at the difference in the xrays from three years ago to now. My spine used to be straight where there should be curves and curves where it should have been straight. Over time, he has been able to improve and/or correct those issues. We continue to work together for the betterment of my over-all health.
Dr. Todd believes in a “holistic” approach – without drugs. I have no doubt that had I sought medical attention again, I would likely have had at least one surgery which may have included adding concrete or some other form of material to my spine. I am so incredibly happy with the treatment I continue to receive.
Today, I work out in the gym on a regular basis. I still have a couple of restrictions because I will never be 100%, but I continue to gain strength and muscle; strengthen my core, which helps to protect my spine; and I’m losing weight.
Dr. Todd has a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College for Chiropractic, which is like going to Harvard for Law.
He has developed his own methods/techniques that are matched by no other chiropractor. I saw a chiropractor a few times several years previously and was really surprised at the difference between the two. Dr. Todd is passionate…passionate about chiropractics; his patients; scoliosis treatment, over-all health. And he practices what he preaches.
In August of this year, Dr. Todd attended the Ultimate Strongman Competition in Belfast, Ireland as the Chiropractor for the event.
He also specializes in the non-surgical treatment of Scoliosis and is certified through Becker Labs.
Thank you so much for what you do!
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