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What does March 10, 2010, April 2, 2010 and June 10, 2010 have in common?

Let me explain. On March 10, 2010 I was fitted with a full back brace up to my sternum, which I was required to wear all my waking hours. This brace was ordered by a Spinal Surgeon in Florida. I was to wear it a minimum of 3 months. No mention was made of what follow up care was needed. To say the least it was uncomfortable. I had to lay down in bed to put on my socks, I couldn’t wear tie shoes, had difficulty getting dressed. Basically I couldn’t do anything physical.

We came back to Cincinnati on April 1, 2010. On April 2, 2010 I went back to my Chiropractor Dr. Gould. Although he had taken care of my bad back for many years he was a little surprised. Somehow I got myself onto his Chiropractic Table. You know he did the same silly routine. Put left arm in back, put right arm in back etc. He then announced to me that my hips were 3/4? out of alignment, no wonder you’re in pain!!

Over the many years of getting cared for by Dr. Gould having my hips out of alignment wasn’t anything special except that previously the most they ever went out was maybe 1/4?. Dr. Gould told me he had one other patient that was worse. It took him 3 months to fix. I didn’t have 3 months, golf season was here now. By the end of April I was wearing the back brace less and less each week. May seemed like it had at least 60 days.

You guessed it. Finally on June 10, 2010 with Dr. Gould’s permission I played 9 holes of golf (not well by the way).

Wow, no shots, no surgery, no back brace, no pain. He even beat his own schedule.

Thank you Dr. Gould, you delivered the impossible.

Fred Guttman

PS The back brace was $2,400.00. I won’t mention the Orthopedic Surgeons bill. Dr. Gould’s fees were just a fraction of the cost the back brace alone.