Here's the bottom line up front: after 4 years of excruciating neck pain, I am 100% pain free after only 5 visits at The Chronic Pain Center and Frank Gresham. I highly recommend seeing him.
I am a dedicated cyclist/racer and suffered from myofascial pain from "craning my neck" on my time trial bike for extended time periods. I had my bike professionally fitted twice; I tried massages, physical therapy, etc. but nothing worked. I was going to try acupuncture but I saw Frank's website. I decided to give him a shot. I was very skeptical but open-minded. I'm glad I went. We discussed the "why" of my pain, worked on releasing the trigger points, and he taught me stretches and gave me a protocol to get rid of the pain.
And there was a bonus as well. In my initial questionnaire that he gave me, I noted that I had some left knee pain from patello-femoral pain syndrome due to muscle imbalances caused by the constant pedaling of cycling. I was able to manage the pain through the use of KT tape on my kneecap so I didn't think much about it. Well, Frank diagnosed a hip imbalance and Morton's Toe that I never knew I had. That knee pain is gone as well.
Before seeing Frank, I couldn't go 10 miles on the bike without feeling pain in my neck and knee. Now, I just completed another Century Ride (100 miles) without any pain at all. The best part is that Frank gave me all the information I need to REMAIN pain free. I honestly don't plan on seeing him again. It was definitely worth the money to be pain free. Thanks
other than my Chiropractor, I have never felt so lucky to have someone so talented and rare in their profession treat me. I have had back pain for two years on and off, and after one visit I am 80% pain free. This guy knows his stuff and is great at communicating it with you. Do yourself a huge favor if you suffer from back pain or know someone suffering. (even if you live across the country, he can help you)
Frank is very knowledgeable, experienced and very caring about his patients. He is generous with his knowledge and puts the patient first. My husband & I have seen Frank for several months and he has helped me to get rid of my vertigo, and has really helped my husband manage his neck pain, until he has surgery to fix the damage from a bad surgery. We both have nothing but high praises for Frank!
Mr Gresham has high level qualifications, which made me feel safe and confident. I always have the best experience every time I have an appointment at his office. Although I have not had much to complain about, I have noticed that they strongly adhere to the customer is always right policy. I will absolutely return. I had an amazing experience, and they were by far the best I've ever seen.
I have experienced chronic pain for the past nineteen years as a result of whiplash injuries. I have been treated by chiropractors, MD's, acupuncturists, massage therapists,and Rolfers. They all provided some level of relief, but much of it was temporary.
After my first 90 minute evaluation with Frank Gresham, he provided me with a heel lift and shoe inserts which markedly reduced the frequency and intensity of my chronic pain.
Yes, I will be going back for several treatments and more instruction!
Charles Lappe Quality Excellent My experience with Frank Gresham and the Chronic Pain Center has been FANTASTIC! For close to 5 years now I have suffered from horrible (and at times debilitating) lower back pain. From my very first appointment to my most recent, Frank always takes the approach of educating you on what is causing your pain and then working with you to eliminate it…not manage it…but eliminate it! Another plus is the instructional videos that Frank posts on-line…it's almost like having a virtual 'on-call' pain relief specialist! Also, Frank has an extremely caring and friendly nature which makes visiting the Chronic Pain Center enjoyable. With the above said, I will DEFINITELY recommend Frank and the Chronic Pain Center to others!
The first thing I noticed about Frank was his friendly smile followed by a genuine how are you. Over a few visits I've come to realize that this first impression was the real thing. Yes Frank is a true, I even hate to say it because it's so often a misnomer, true health care professional.
My story is about a 53 year old guy with pain in the lower back that I thought was going to cripple me before I ever reached old age. Frank rewrote my story. He looked me over and said I can help you because I know what you're suffering from. Really, I thought? Over the course of that first visit all of my past doctor and physical therapy visits seemed to melt into the past.
What I want to do here is share my experience and let you know that if you're suffering from pain it's worth a phone call and a consultation to see what he can do for you.
They paid close attention to me and all of my questions were answered. Their staff is the most friendly, welcoming staff I've ever dealt with. They are so warm and professional, and make the whole experience that much better. I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. Frank is very knowledgable about what he is doing,makes you feel at ease .I looked forward to hios appointement.I highly recommend him.
My case is not an easy one. I have been to so many doctors and therapists until I finally found Frank. I saw Frank 2x/wk for appx a month then 1x/wk then every other week and now am functioning virtually pain free for the first time in 4 years! I have scoliosis, 6 degenerating discs in the thoracic and lumbar a winged scapula resulting in multiple spasms turning into neurological pain patterns. Frank helped map a pattern not just by educating me and providing much needed trigger point release, but addressing lifestyle issues exacerbating my pain. After changing my sleeping and sitting habits and using one shoe insert, I saw a dramatic difference in my abilities and endurance! His protocol of NOT gutting through a session (which just angers the area and was miserable) but being consistent and gently releasing of the fascia helped me tremendously. I have since referred many to him stating: don't wait! Frank can save you time, frustration, pain and money in injections, docs, and expensive procedures. Aside from all this, Frank really cares about seeing his clients improve which is evident in his flexibility, follow up, professionalism and is just a joy to be around.
- Jan 26, 2012 My son had a concussion (from football) in Sept 2010. He started having short term memory loss and intense all day headaches. We went to all kinds of doctors and a Neurologist. Nothing worked. I prayed to find a solution and found Frank at church in Dec. In two sessions, my son was almost pain free. In the third session as my son learned how to sleep and sit in better positions, the headaches completely stopped. Frank helped my son understand how he needs to care for his body as an athlete. Frank is GREAT! I recommend him highly for anyone with chronic pain. You'll enjoy your new life!! .
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