In 1987 I injured my back at work – the diagnosis at that time was a herniated disc in the lumbar region of the spine. For 30 years I suffered recurring and debilitating episodes of back pain, treated with stretching, massage, heat, ice, muscle relaxers, and lots of ibuprofen. Having had a bad experience with a chiropractor in my early 20s, I refused to see a chiropractor for the pain.
In December of 2017 I received a massage from Amy Wheeler, LMT at Natural Healthworks as my back was once again “out”. She told me that my back pain appeared to be identical to the pain she had suffered, which Dr. Dreger diagnosed as an out-of-alignment sacroiliac joint. She told me that Dr. Dreger fixed her with just a few treatments. Amy also assured me the naturopathic manipulations were not scary or painful. I decided to give Dr. Dreger a shot.
I’m so glad I did! After one treatment I felt so much relief; and after two I felt like I’d been given a new back! The treatments were quick and easy (the drop-table is awesome). Now I am certain the original diagnosis of a herniated disc was in error (in fairness an MRI was not available to me in 1987). Bottom line is my back feels the best it has in 30 years….Thank you Dr. Dreger & Amy!
I had PRP treatment done on 12/28/17 as I had torn the meniscus in my left knee. I have been running since 8th grade and I am now 62 years old. This was my first major injury. I had been competing for the last 7 years in Master's Track and Field races. After my injury, I first went to Kaiser Permanente and the Orthopedic doctor believed that surgery would be my best option and he told me that I probably should never run again. 15 days after my PRP treatment with Dr. Joanne Gordon, I was able to run a mile pain-free! I am planning to start doing track workouts at the end of February and start competing again in April. My goal is to run in the USATF Masters Outdoor National Championships in July.
Thanks, Joanne for doing such a great job.
"We are so fortunate to have found Natural Health Works and Dr. Joanne Gordon in particular!! FINALLY, A DOCTOR WHO LISTENS, CARES, AND TREATS THE PATIENT TO GET HIM WELL VERSUS WHAT WE EXPERIENCED WITH OTHERS who seemed to want to keep him as a permanent patient and saw us as a stream of income. Three treatments and my son is soon to be pain-free. The last time he felt this good was as an eleven-year-old. His advice is don't waste your time on other providers and treatments. Get straight in to Natural Health Works. Do it now."
"Fantastic to have a local place that understands the alternative health world. Dr. Gordon is terrific and very knowledgeable."
Cherisse Shane Reilly
"I see Zach for acupuncture & he has always been helpful. He listens & his manner is gentle. I've also had good relationships with the doctors & staff. I would totally recommend this clinic!"
June 3, 2019 - If staying active is an important part of your lifestyle, but if pain from osteoarthritis has begun to keep you from doing what you love most, you might consider more innovative solutions for your pain. Short-term relief options like lifestyle changes, medications or steroid injections often have limited impact on improving day to day pain, and the risks of more invasive treatments, like ... continue reading »
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This community talk was on October 19, 2017 with Dr. Joanne Gordon talking about the power of good food in the diet for healing inflammation and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.