Gary T. Fryman
For many months I had experienced severe back pain along with sciatica pain, leg cramps and the inability to feel hot or cold in my lower right leg. After a MRI ordered by my family physician and being told that I had one bulging disc did I have idea of the seriousness of my condition. Still many months went by without being referred to a specialist to get relief.
One day while reading the paper I came across the ad for the NeuroMetabolic Associates in Lexington. They offered a complete examination and a MRI if necessary to fully diagnose my problem. Upon the first visit which was on February of 2014, I was amazed at the knowledge of Dr. Fox and Dr. Sears had about back pain and the causes and conditions that accompany it. After reviewing the previous MRI, I was told that I had four bulging discs instead of one. I was told that I could take up to 60 visits to rid my body of the excruciating pain and discomfort.
My treatment plan consisted of weekly visits with Spinal decompression, physical therapy, laser treatments to the areas that were affected and the wearing of a lumbar brace to help ease the pain. Now I have finished 60 visits and my pain is almost non-existent. I am so glad that I saw the ad and gave the NeuroMetabolic Associates a chance to change my life. Thank you so much.
Anne A, 38
My experience with Neurometabolic Associates has been wonderful. Dr. Sears is knowledgeable and compassionate. Also he is aggressive in his goal to diagnose and treat the problem. The staff are super friendly and efficient. Above all I am thankful to say that the pain in my lower back has decreased significantly. When I started coming to Dr. Sears my pain was debilitating and I was considering going on permanent disability. After 25 visits I have 85-90% improvement. I feel like I have reversed the possibility of surgery, and I now have a more active lifestyle than I’ve had in a long time!
Wanda Hurt, 59
I have been trying to manage severe back pain from a herniated disc for over 3 years. I came to NeuroMetabolic Associates as a last resort after my neurosurgeon told me the only other option was surgery and to just let him know when I was ready. The back injections that I had a few months earler lasted about 6 months and the relief I had gotten form them had worn off. I realized that the injections really didn’t FIX anything – they were just a band-aid. I Was looking for a way to actually get better.
When I started the program, I was taking a considerable amount of strong pain medication and was using a TENS unit almost daily. I listed my pain level as an 8, constant and severe. I am no longer taking the pain meds nor using the TENS unit and now listed my pain level as a 2 and slight. I am in the maintenance phase of my visits and am still very optimistic that I will continue to progress even more.
NOTE: I traveled 90 miles each way twice a week for my visits and I can honestly say I would do it again in a heartbeat. Dr. Sears, Dr. Jones and their staff aer so professional and friendly. Every visit was a pleasant experience.
I had a lot of pain from arthritis in my right shoulder and right thigh. I also had soft tissue injury in my left knee, and surgery on my left shoulder which arthritis took over. Sincer treating here, I am PAIN FREE! It has worked well. I can walk down stairs with no problems and raise my arms above my head which I couldn’t do before.
Charlotte, 78 years old
My name is Charlotte Funkhouser and I can do things that I have not been able to do for 5 years. Dr. L Anthony Sears is the 5th doctor that I have been to. He has been the only one to help me with my pain. When I can in, I couldn’t life either of my legs or bend at the waist. Now after just 6 visits, I can lift both legs comfortably. I can also bend at the sink to wash my face. I haven’t been able to do that for 5 years! My pain level is at a “1”!!! Thank you Dr. Sears, and everyone at your office.
I came in with pain in my back, left hip and knee. Sometimes I would get a shooting pain down my shin.
It hurt when I would do about any and everything. My pain level was 9 out of 10. Now after 4 visits the
pain in my knee is about gone, I don’t get any in my shin anymore and my hip is also much better (it only
hurts a little) I can do a lot more and my pain level is now only a 2-3. Thank you for all the help, I feel so
When I first learned I had bulging discs that left my arms and neck in debilitating pain, my primary doctor recommended neurosurgery. This was not something I wanted to do so I sought alternatives. I was recommended to NeuroMetabolic Associates by Aubrey Medical. After a consultation with Dr. Sears I received a program for 24 week at 3x per week. After only a few visits I could already tell a difference, the pain in my arms and neck had almost completely subsided. At the end of my
prescribed care I am now completely pain free. I no longer have any tenderness or stiffness in my neck and I have full range of motion and the return of strength in my hands and arms. The staff is very helpful and kind. Their number one priority is to make their patients better and they go above and beyond. Now a month later, I an still pain free and doing great, thanks to the wonderful staff.
After several years of back problems and sciatica nerve problems, a MRI revealed that I had lots of arthritis in my lower back. I had trouble walking and had to take pain medication just to carry out my daily activities, I am 82 years old and surgery was out of the question. I saw the information about Lite Cure Laser in the newspaper an decided I would check it out. After discussing my problems with Dr. Sears, I decided to give it a try. This has been a life changing experience because I am now nearly pain free and I don’t need any medication to get through the activities of the day
I was diagnosed with moderate to severe lumbar and cervical Spinal Stenosis in 2005 after going to the doctor with back pain, left hip pain and a palpable knot in my lower back. The diagnosis was based on an MRI. He suggested I make an appointment with a neurosurgeon. I declined. I have battled this disease instead with sleep, water, NSAIDS and neurontin. I believe I have at least a delayed the progression by taking care of myself and I am determined no to undergo any surgery or be addicted to narcotics. However, over the past 7 years, I have experienced worsening back and hip pain (Sciatica), severe pain in my shoulder blades, numbness, tingling and weakness of all of my limbs, numbness in my “saddle” area, and frequent cramping and spasming in my back, arms and legs. At the beginning of 2012, my gait had noticeably worsened, the pain was becoming excruciating, I was very uncoordinated, my handwriting was affected, and I could not control the spasming and cramping without taking a muscle relaxer. I received IM steroid injections in January, which helped some, but I was still in significant pain, occasionally missing work because I simply could not walk or pick anything up with my arms. I had also begun to have episodes of urinary incontinence and my vision was blurred. I was unable to exercise or do yoga due to pain. I saw NeuroMetabolic Associates on Wave 3 and though to myself that it just may be the answer for me, and at least it wouldn’t hurt to call and receive a consultation. I came to the office and was treated so well, very respectfully, and the decompression/laser technique was explained to me by the doctors and I watched the DVD. I felt that Dr. Jones really took his time with me and listened to me, and was truly concerned about my well being and wanted to help me with a real plan and real goals. I will admit I had high hopes by the time I came in for my treatment. On the day I received my treatment, my results were subtle, but quick! The first thing I noticed is that by the time I got to work that same day, I got out of my car (instinctively I suppose, not consciously) the way I used to, swinging my legs out of the car instead of moving my whole body to the side first to get out of the car. I had not “hopped” out of my car like that in years, and I thought to myself “Did that hurt?” The answer is “No! That didn’t hurt!” Wow. Since that day, within one week I was walking normally, my pain level had decreased to a 2 to 3, and my mood had changed. I was no longer depressed, I was noticing little things every day I could do without pain again, and regaining strength and coordination in my hands, arms and legs. Today, the knots in my lower back and on my shoulder-blades have now significantly decreased in size and tenderness. The numbness and tingling in my hands, arms, legs and feet have subsided to almost none. I rarely have cramping and spasming of my muscles. I no longer have numbness in my “saddle” or urinary incontinence. My vision has returned to normal. I move freely, exercise and do yoga daily, and no longer have to miss work. All of this after one treatment! I will say, I still have some “bad” days, but my “bad” days now are like my best days before the treatment! It’s like decompression/laser treatments has taken years off of me, as I now feel a lot like I remember feeling back when I was first diagnosed. I am not pain free yet, but I plan to continue the decompression/laser treatments and working toward a pain free life. It’s hard to describe how wonderful this treatment has been for me, as it has really changed my life. I no longer fear having to have surgery, I know with the help of the doctors and treatments, “I got this!” Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
So far I would just love to say THANK YOU Thank YOU. Before I started my treatment here with Dr. Sears and his staff (which are very nice and friendly), I was in so much pain in my knees, lower back, neck, bottoms of my feet and some in my hands. I felt miserable, the pain made me feel just tired and worn out. It would hurt to walk. Especially after sitting. I would be stiff. I would feel better after a long rest or a nights rest, but it would get bad again after being on my feet, just starting my day. My sister saw a commercial, looked it up online and sent me the link. I won’t say I was not skeptical being use to conventional medicine. I thought there had to be a better way than just popping a pill. I am looking forward to my 6 month treatment plan, not only for the pain but my overall health. I am constantly aware of how much better I already feel after a short time (4 visits). Did I say Thank you?
When I first came in I was in such severe low back pain that anytime I got up I’d have to stand still for several seconds before I could move my legs and walk. That was corrected after my first couple of treatments. I still have some limited mid-back and neck pain aching (usually weather related) but it is not as bad as it used to be. Perhaps I notice it more that the low back severe pain is minimal.
My name is Tony Graff, 55 years old. I heard about NeuroMetabolic Associates in the paper and I was interested in the new way they had of treating back and leg pain. I did not want to get in a routine of pills and surgery so I made my appointment and came in and was impressed on how they were able to explain my problems and show me a treatment that would be suited for my pain areas. I think that they Dr’s and staff at NeuroMetabolic Associates are #1 in my book!
I was experiencing severe back pain which was related to fall experienced a little over a year earlier. The pain became progressively worse to the point I was unable to stand up straight, walk without pain, difficulty sleeping and could not complete simple household tasks. I also had difficulty dressing myself. My family and friends expressed concern that I was getting worse in spite of attempts at some exercises (Thai Chi, walking and stretching). I was using extra doses of OTC for relief. I decided to look into treatments and decided to check out Spinal Decompression which I was reluctant to follow through. My family strongly encouraged me to take care of myself because they saw me deteriorating physically and emotionally. I did follow through and have experienced a reduction in pain. I am now able to start walking and I am building my strength. I am able to stand up straight and I am back to performing some household tasks and dressing myself without extreme pain. I encourage people to be patient with the treatment – follow instructions and not become discouraged. I have noticed less reliance on pain medication, willingness to ask for help and a greater since of hope.
I am a CNA….I had problem when there was one patient I had to lift… when I lift her to put her back in her wheelchair I ended up hurting my back really bad…I could not stand up what so ever I could not walk I could not do anything……come to find out I had 2 herniated disc and a bulging disc…..the pain was affecting my home life…..My life revolves around my children and it had become impossible for me to sit through a whole football game…I went to see Dr. Sears at NeuroMetabolic Associates and my kids have me back now and I am almost completely pain free I have a 1 out of 10 on the pain scale.
Deanna P. age 33
I had pain in my lower back to where I had to walk around in a stoop and looked about 30 years older than what I was…..I looked at having surgery but couldn’t afford to take all the down time that I’d have to have…I had a few chiropractors look at me and laugh and tell me they couldn’t do anything for me…..Now I’m pain free and I’ve got my mobility back and Im very well pleased.
Tony G. age 55
When I came to Dr. Sears office about 2months ago I had pain in my lower back and sides down to my toes. Since then I’ve had 3 treatments per week. Today I have much less pain. When doing simple chores around the house I no longer pay a price of increased pain like before. I now have feeling in both feet they are no longer have numb. Charley horses were very common in both legs and I no longer have them nor leg pain. Recently my husband and I walked 2 miles and I had no pain anywhere afterwards. I am sure the Lord has worked through Dr. Sears, Jones and their staff to heel my body. These doctors are wonderful and the staff is outstanding!
Juanita T. age 75
When I first came to Dr. sears office I had two disc bulges and my pain scale was around a 7 and I now have no pain. I can do about any activity I want to do, when I first came in I could barely lift my arms above my head without pain. I am very grateful for the work they have done on me
Kathy B. age 48
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