I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat
I had tried acupuncture and physiotherapy, and I had looked into most other treatments for my pain, before finding out about the DRX 9000. Basically, I haven’t had leg or back pain since the second decompression treatment. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
- Hugh, Retired, Calgary
Doing Really Well
I ended up with 2 herniated discs, L4 & L5, and hadn’t worked for three months. It was very debilitating. Within two weeks of starting DRX treatments, I was doing really well. I am really tickled with the results.
- Lewis R., Entrepreneur, Red Deer
Huge Reduction of Pain
Before I went to Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic, I had low back pain and severe sciatica pain shooting down my leg, all the way to my calf. I went in to see Dr. Oliphant, and signed up for treatment on the DRX program. Within the first two treatments, my pain was immediately reduced to 3/10. By the time I was done the full 20 treatments, my pain was down between 0.5/10 and 0/10, and has remained. Now I do all the athletic activities I did before, but now I don’t take any of them for granted!
- Ryan, Business Owner, Calgary
Opening Up a New World
When you get relief from the back pain, it’s like a new world opens up, and I have to say even after one treatment, I slept that night for the first time, with no pain, in 6-8 months.
- Jeanne, Business Owner
Got My Life Back on Track
2006 was a painful year for me. I had a nasty fall spring skiing with my son. By the time summer rolled around, the pain was unbearable. I had this shooting pain going from my butt right down my left leg. Getting in and out of the car was painful, sitting for long periods of time were even worse. I was living on pain relievers. I went to physio, I tried acupuncture, and I even tried a little traction. Although I did experience some relief, it was only temporary. I was going to go for injections, but after consulting with the doctor (at Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic) I went for an MRI. It showed I had a herniated disc at L5. After 6 weeks of treatment, my life was back on track. Now after 6 months, I’m playing a bit of golf and feeling great!
- Jock W., Sportscaster, Calgary
Back Pain & Pressure Relief
I had two lower discs bulging, hitting nerves in my back which was causing a severe amount of pain. The DRX 9000 works fabulously! It relieves the pain and the pressure in your back. I was able to ride my horses again, which I wasn’t able to do last year at all!
- Terri P., Rancher – Red Deer
Pain Relieved, Activities Restored
I was experiencing pain in my lower back and in my right hip. My hobby is karate, and the pain would not allow me to participate. I had been to my family doctor and to other chiropractors, and it did not help my condition. The doctor [at Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic] relieved the pain that I was feeling, so I am able to do my activities with very little problem.
- Lyle M.
Staying In the Game
Being an athlete, I put my body through a lot of vigorous training. Chiropractic treatment has helped keep me in the game.
- Thomas G.
I injured my back at work, and my whole back was in pain. I had pain from my neck all the way down to my lower back. I was unable to participate in any activity due to the pain. I went to five different doctors and physiotherapist, but nothing worked. My lawyer referred me to this clinic. He got rid of my pain, which was with me for a year. I got most of my range of motion back. I feel much better and am able to play sports again.
When I first came in I was a cynic about chiropractors because I thought they weren’t ‘real’ doctors. I now disagree because I went through 18 months of pain and five doctors and a physiotherapist, all of which did absolutely nothing for me.
I think everyone would benefit from chiropractic. If you are in pain or not you should get adjusted. It could change your life, it changed mine.
- Vlatco J.
Friendly & Accommodating
A friendly and accommodating staff. I always look forward to my appointments.
- Karen R.
A Great Chiropractor
I had a very painful left upper arm and shoulder. I couldn’t lift my arm up very far for months. I run a day home and could not lift the children up, and couldn’t lift anything that was heavy. I saw my family doctor and he gave me pain killers which gave me only temporary relief.
The chiropractor got rid of the pain and got my arm moving up over my head again in only 2 weeks.
I would recommend to anyone to go and see a chiropractor and not be afraid of seeing one. I am very pleased with my results, and I will carry on using a chiropractor whenever I have any pain or stiffness. They are just the greatest!
- Margaret P.
I was suffering from a pinched nerve in my neck. This pinched nerve would prevent me from being able to turn my head. It also caused the fingers of my right hand to go numb. It affected every area of my life from work to playing guitar, to just sitting still. I saw my family doctor and he recommended seeing a chiropractor. I have improved 100%. Chiropractic care over the course of time and several treatments will bring results. I am living proof.
- David H.
Pain-Free & Mobile
Where my neck joins my upper back, vertebrae was ‘stuck,’ causing pain which radiated into my neck, both shoulders and upper trunk. My weight training routines were disrupted by having to work around the condition and general discomfort, impairing an active lifestyle. A regimen of successive treatments has me pain-free, mobile, and back at 100%, all more quickly than anticipated.
- Scott R.
I feel great! With regular chiropractic care I don’t get headaches anymore.
- Margaret M.
Professional & Personal
The Doctor is professional and personal and takes the time to treat me fully (even when very busy). I never feel rushed and he listens to my concerns and answers my questions fully. Excellent care and treatment.
- Lori L.
Always a Pleasure
Not only do I feel better, a lot better, but it’s always a pleasure!
- Carolyn D.
I experienced debilitating back pain such that I lost the use of my legs, a frightening experience and one that I unfortunately had endured 10 years earlier that was treated with conventional physiotherapy. The pain I endured during the weeks of physiotherapy was almost as debilitating as the condition the medieval-type treatments I received were supposedly addressing, such as being plugged into a suction / electro pulse machines, ultrasound treatments, etc., all of which made little or no difference and eliminated holistic healing human contact that in my opinion are critical to the healing process. After several weeks of treatment and seemingly no relief of my condition, I halted all further visits to the physiotherapy clinic and pressed on regardless.
My lower back condition unfortunately returned February 2003 and was both stress and physical exertion related, however, my life partner commented on the seemingly ‘black art’ of chiropractic medicine as a potential means of treatment and relief, a recommendation based on her personal experience. I want to share with all the sufferers who seek relief that the holistic healing, comfort, and speedy recovery that I experienced through Dr. Brian Reive’s chiropractic healing was incredible, and I would not hesitate in raising the flag to health and pain-free living to any who suffer the myriad of ailments that plague our respective human frames and highly recommend you contact Dr. Reive’s clinic after which, one can again embrace life.
- Austin J.
Essential Part of Our Health Care Team
Our whole family has benefited from chiropractic care. Chiropractors are an essential part of our health care team and have given us excellent care.
- John T.
Painless & Precise
I was treated by Dr. Brian Reive for a back ailment, involving a disc herniation. His treatment proved to be a source of great relief and allowed me to sleep at night. I found Dr. Reive to be very thorough, not rushing you, and takes a very in depth history. His treatments are painless and precise.
- Lorna M.
Walking Like Normal
I have no pain and can walk normally for the first time in 6 months. The treatment and exercises the chiropractor gave me really did the trick.
- Dan C.
I would like to say that all the staff have been excellent. I truly believe that my health has been greatly improved because of your care. It is most evident that you really care for the well-being of your patients. An extra special thanks for your outstanding efforts.
- Rod B.
What a Difference
We’re amazed at what a difference it (chiropractic) makes. We’ll be back!
- Mike and Jen H.
For the past 20 years, I have had chronic tension and pain in my left shoulder. With any kind of repetitive use or exercise I found myself tiring very quickly. My arm felt heavy and bothersome. For the past month and a half, I have been receiving massage therapy treatments. After the first session, I was somewhat relieved, but the pain and tension returned after a few days. I then returned for more treatment on a regular basis and have since felt relief and the pain has subsided.
- Donna M.
Helpful & Friendly
Everyone is helpful and friendly, and my back feels great!
- Victoria K.
Very pleased with overall service and professionalism.
- Todd G.
After extensive surgery from breast cancer, I developed pain and limited movement of my left arm. I opted to have some massage therapy treatments, hoping for some relief. After a few sessions of ‘connective tissue work’ as my therapist calls it, I have had dramatic improvement in the movement and decrease in pain. I continue massage therapy and always will, as I have seen the benefits first hand.
- Karyn C.
The chiropractor does a wonderful job when he works on you. I had never been to a chiropractor before, but I will continue to come if future problems arise.
- Margaret P.
Pure & Total Relaxation
Lying on the massage table enjoying a massage is the definition of pure and total relaxation. Nothing compares to how you feel after a massage is completed. Massage is a MUST for all!
- Tracey C.
Friendly & Personable Staff
Appointment availability is always super easy to fit within a busy work schedule. The girls at the front are very friendly and personable and always greet you with a smile. Dr. Reive is awesome! He explains treatment plans in detail and has a great sense of humor when working with his patients. He is efficient and his recommendations are effective within given time frames.
- Trish C.
Finally Getting Some Relief
I started going for treatments for tennis elbow at the beginning of October. I was having pain every day but since starting treatments with Dr. Oliphant I am finally getting some relief. The office has a nice atmosphere and very clean. I would recommend Alberta Back and Neck to family and friends. Thank you!
- Alex L.
Noticeable Results in Only a Few Treatments
Dr. Brian Reive took the time to fully assess and treat my multiple back and neck issues. He is personable, very professional and knowledgeable in different types of treatments. I have already noticed a decrease in discomfort to live a normal daily life in just 4 treatments. By far the most success I have had in 4 years of back and neck problems. Excellent treatment, thank you!
- Michelle W.
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