Chronic Pain? Try Chiropractic

Koff Chiropractic Clinic is a remarkable hidden gem. I am forever indebted to Dr. Tara Koff (one of the two doctors there) for her unwavering support, compassion, patience and dedication to helping me find out what the mysterious cause of my pain was. Before finding Koff Chiropractic Clinic, I had been suffering with severe chronic pain in my left shoulder for over a year and a half. I had been to over 6 orthapaedists, 2 neurologists, 2 family practice primary care doctors, various other chiropractors and a peripheral nerve specialist. I had endured shoulder arthroscopy labral debridement surgery, cortizone shots, physical therapy, juice detoxes, medical massages and more – to no success. I showed up to my appointment in tears to meet with Dr. Tara Koff, I was completely disillusioned and so much in pain that I was severely depressed and likely would have contemplated suicide if the pain kept at the rate it was at. Dr. Koff sat down and listened to my story for an hour and showed true empathy and compassion. She immediately began ART (active release technology) therapy on me, instructed me to immobilize my left arm and shoulder in a sling and whenever not in a sling (shower etc) to squeeze my shoulder blades back (relieving pressure on my AC joint) and suggested that I go back to the orthapaedist to get an MRI ordered. All the previous MRIs had shown pretty much nothing but I was willing to give it a shot. After three weeks of seeing her once a week (to do ART, cool laser and acupressure) and having my arm in the sling, carefully protected, the pain is gone and I am able to finally sleep through the night again. My arm is out of the sling now and I still have no pain. Also, the MRI came back and as soon as she received the report she called me to explain the findings. She has also been accessible via e-mail for me which was critical when I had really bad days with the pain and needed to get in touch with her directly.The MRI found a bone spur and type two (deformed) acromion bone, together causing shoulder impingement syndrome (or also known as sub-acromial impingement). With continued treatment with her and a gradual return to motion and baby step strengthening exercises for the left shoulder, I will be free from the impingement syndrome. I cannot stress how important Dr. Tara Koff has been for restoring my sanity and my life. She is truly an angel (and I’m not a religious person) and I could not be more grateful. No, no one paid me to write this. If you have any chronic pain, I highly encourage you to try this out. – Elizabeth W.

Say Goodbye to Pain at Koff Chiropractic