Patient Success Story

  • I came here for two reasons: One is my lower back injury which happened about three years ago and the other is a shoulder injury. I had been doing some exercises based on the advice of my previous doctors.

    After I came here, it was more beneficial for me because they guided me properly and exercises The exercises before were a little bit hard, but the exercises that I did here were simple and productive!

    Danushka D.

  • To start my story, I am a truck driver and I pull a flat bed. I was strapping down my load and I needed a ladder. I used a 6 foot step ladder and when I was at the top, the ladder collapsed. Landing on my back and fractured the L1 in my back. I spent 5 days in the hospital.

    So when I got out I was in a lot of pain and soreness in my lower back. When I first came to Synergy Therapeutic Group I was pretty stiff. After my first visit I noticed improvement. On Friday after my third visit I had virtually no pain or stiffness. The staff here is so informative, helpful, and very nice. I would recommend Synergy Therapeutic Group to everyone.

    Thank you for getting me back on the road to recovery and back to work.

    Wendell S.

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    I am able to sleep better and stand little better for longer period of time. I have less pain in my lower back. No tingling in my left foot. There is minimal tingling in my right foot. Feel very relaxed ,calm and less tense.

    Kim K.

  • This winter I had lost energy. I was fatigued most days. In the evening I had trouble with losing balance. I was prevented from walking due to pain on my right knee. At Synergy, I got core body exercises for upper and lower body. Also, I received laser treatment on my knee.

    Now, I am able to do activities for a longer time such as housekeeping, conversing with my husband, and playing the recorder in an recorder ensemble. Last weekend, I visited with my relatives for three days and only needed one nap. I’ve had to nap on many occasions with family gatherings in the past.

    So, I’m generally stronger and plan to hike in the Colorado mountains this week, Thanks to all the team at Synergy!

    Joy P.

  • I dislocated my shoulder as a result of a car accident. It severely impaired my range of motion and the pain made it impossible to sleep unless I was extremely exhausted. Synergy helped me reduce my pain from 8/10 to 0/10 and strengthened my shoulder to reduce the risk of future dislocations. I can finally sleep again and I have recovered my full range of motion.

    John L.

  • When I began coming to Synergy, I was in a lot of constant pain in my ribs and had a lot of pain upon standing and walking. I could stand for less than 5 minutes. When I went shopping, I would take a wheelchair if I was going to be in there more than 15 minutes. After 4 visits at Synergy, the constant rib pain is almost gone. Yesterday I spent about an hour walking through a store before my back even started getting uncomfortable.

    Debra O.

  • When I came to Synergy, my neck was in constant pain. This pain not only prevented me from doing my job, it also started affecting my abilities to be a father. I was tired of pumping my body everyday with Ibuprofen and wanted relief from the pain.

    I was impressed with Synergy at my first visit because Chandana went above and beyond to not only provide relief for my pain, but provided a path for me to address what was the cause of the pain. Throughout my visits at Synergy, my pain has subsided and I became stronger and more aware as to modifying my behaviors and habits that were creating the stress that I was feeling in my neck.

    I still have a long journey ahead of me but I have the resources, encouragement, and knowledge that I need to make it successful.

    Timothy M.

  • I love what Synergy has done for me. Getting out of bed in the morning and being able to walk across the floor and not having pain in my lower back. Going outside and working in the garden and yard is a pleasure now. Thank you so much.

    Paula L.

  • Treatment at Synergy Therapeutic Group has enabled me to walk further without discomfort in the lower back and leg region. I am now able to drive long distances without experiencing pain.

    I am anticipating being able to participate in yoga without pain during certain poses. Being able to swim without pain is also a positive outcome of the treatment. I feel stronger which enables me to do gardening activities without pain and discomfort. The staff has been very receptive to my areas of concern.

    Sally M.

  • I broke my hand sparring with a golden gloves champion. I swung my right hand to him with a hook and because I did not have wraps on I broke it on his shoulder. I impacted the 4th knuckle on his shoulder and sheared the sides off my 4th metacarple at the bottom. I went through surgery and had pins sticking out of my hand for 6 weeks. After the pins were removed I needed occupation therapy to regain my strength. Since I broke my hand up in Chicago, my doctor did not have any contact down here, so I had to research on what therapy center would be good for me. After finding SYNERGY I was a patient for 3 months and was able to regain my flexibility and strength. I am able to do everything I was able to do before thanks to SYNERGY.

    Mitchell D.

  • Before coming to Synergy, I had tried PT, chiropractic, massage, injections and on the verge of surgery. It was recommended that I have my S.I. joint fused, though no one had really given me an answer as to the exact cause of all my back pain. When I came to Synergy, my pain was an “8” out “10” consistently.

    I was severely depressed due to the constant pain and lack of answers or any real relief. Since my time at Synergy, my pain has been reduced to a “3” and I have confidence that I will become pain free. I only take pain medicine once daily, mainly in the morning. Whereas before, it was around the clock just to function.

    My mood has improved and I regained hope that I can have a pain free life. My health insurance did not cover my treatment however it has been worth every penny paid out of pocket for the relief. I had already spent so much with minor relief, if any. Synergy was/is money well spent.

    Lindy P.

  • I started (my journey) in February when I went to the Orthopedic Institute Urgent Care. They did x-rays and then ordered an MRI. It was determined that I had sciatica and degenerative disc disease. Within three weeks they scheduled me for surgery to perform a laminectomy to remove two discs to replace with cadaver disc with a fusion and hardware.

    In search of a second opinion I contacted the Laser Spine Institute who uses state-of-the-art medical equipment. I was in St. Louis for three days when they (Laser Spine Institute) determined the depth of my tissue in my lower back was too thick to perform the surgery with the Davinci robotic equipment. It was said that the Davinci could not get in as deep as it needed to perform the laser surgery. I then contacted a surgeon in Cape Girardeau, Missouri who then sent me to pain management.

    I received an injection in my lower back that helped for maybe a month. He then also determined that he could not perform the surgery through my back so he referred me to a vascular specialist in St. Louis to determine if they could perform the surgery by going through my stomach. The vascular doctor determined, in his professional medical opinion, that my stomach was too big to perform the surgery so he would not take the risk of opening me up from the “front” to do the back surgery.

    It is now July and I have been off work since March 16, 2018 have not had surgery and had no resolution to my sliding disc and collapse disc. I have 4 sets of x-rays, 3 MRI’s and a CT scan. I also have a substantial amount of arthritis in my spine – I was told 80%. My sciatic nerve is trapped under the collapsed disc and the disc that is sliding keeps striking across my nerve.

    I have been to 5 specialists, and other than medication I have not been able to get any relief with the discomfort and pain I been experiencing.

    I walked to Synergy on July 24 and they were able to make my 1st session of therapy at 3:30 PM that day. I also did another session the following day that included deep tissue laser therapy and I have been pain free for almost a week already. I have other pain (not related) on the left side and back pain that I have been experiencing since February. In one session, that pain also went away.

    Tangela O.

  • I hurt my right shoulder building a large shed (too much hammering). It continued to get more sore to the point of not being able to sleep or raise my arm up. I took prednisone which gave relief, but once I stopped it came back.

    I then received cortisone shot which didn’t help that much. Another doctor recommended physical therapy. After working with Claire for a few months I am now pain free.

    Stephen W.

  • After years of going to chiropractors, doctors, and traditional rehab-my sciatica pain had reached the boiling point. I could not live like this anymore. The pain had started years ago just bothering me on long car rides. Within the last year it bothered me on short rides just sitting in chair @ home and continuously all night – having to adjust sleeping position when pain woke me up.

    I saw on Facebook the Back Pain Clinic Post at Synergy. My aunt had done therapy here years ago and they helped her! So I came. After 1 treatment I slept all through the night and woke up thinking I had overslept. I was still on my back – NO PAIN!! Why didn’t I come here years ago?!

    Marilynn M.

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    I sought out services of Synergy because of two problems: (1) discomfort/numbness/pain in my left toes which had started in recovery from spinal surgery; and (2) right knee pain that disturbed my sleep and impeded my walking.

    After 2 weeks, 3 times a week, I see improvement in both of these problems. My left toes lay flat and is much more comfortable and my right knee allows me to maneuver stairs comfortably as well as sleep without waking to pain.

    I am very encouraged by the treatment at Synergy.

    Ella L.

  • In November of 2017, I could not ride a bike. Today I am riding a bike around the neighborhood. I could only bathe and dress with assistance before my therapy at Synergy. Today, I can take a bath alone and get dressed by myself.

    Additionally, I am able to reason better after my therapy. The staff at this Synergy actually does care about their patients and they are well trained for their position and title therapist because I am living proof.

    I hate that today is my last day because I feel as if we are family. I never missed one day no matter how much I didn’t want to get up. I had goals to meet with the help and instruction from my doctors and Synergy.

    Ruby T.

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    I dislocated my shoulder as a result of a car accident. It severely impaired my range of motion and the pain made it impossible to sleep unless I was extremely exhausted. Synergy helped me reduce my pain from 8/10 to 0/10 and strengthened my shoulder to reduce the risk of future dislocations. I can finally sleep again and I have recovered my full range of motion.

    John L.

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    When I first came here my body all over was completely out. My balance was off. I walked with a cane so I wouldn’t fall.

    Now I sleep better. I am in a better mood. I will be able to do the things I like to do because my body is in better shape and my pain is gone.

    Harriet T.

  • I was having a great deal of pain when beginning the treatment, difficulty riding in the car, sitting, turning my head, lifting my arms and pain when walking and climbing steps. I now can raise my arms and turn my neck. I can get in and out of the car and sit in the car with much less pain. The pain level has gone way down, now I can perform all of my activities.

    Ruth

  • Before I came here I was taking 6 pain pills a day, was not sleeping well and had a hard time making it through the day. All I wanted to do was get home so I could lie down. Now I am down to two pain pills at night and able to walk four miles a day. I can enjoy my life and grandchildren every day now!

    Vickie

  • When I first come for therapy my pain level on a scale from 1-10 was about an 8. I could not sleep throughout the night without medication and suffered pain when I bend down to tie my shoes. After 2 weeks of therapy I am sleeping much better and I am on no medication, also my range of movement has much improved and pain level is down to about a 4, cut in half and at times no pain at all!

    Nancy

  • I was in severe pain 2 weeks ago suffering for over 5 years. Now, 2 weeks later my pain is better and I’m hopeful that it will completely disappear. I wish I would have listened to Dr. Evans back in March when she tried to get me to go to Synergy!

    Barbara

  • My first visit here I was unable to walk without pain. My shoulder was stiff and painful. After my first treatment I was Able to walk out and felt no pain in my back. On a scale of 1-10 when walking into Synergy my pain was an eight, when leaving I would say it was a three. Since that time I can say nothing but positive things about my improvement. I can drive longer distance pain free. I am running and walking up and down the stairs without holding onto the wall. If I have not experienced this change myself, I would not believe it coming from someone else. The result is great! My shoulder, back and knees does not hurt anymore as long as I follow my exercise program. I am please with the outcome of Synergy Therapeutic Groups’ approach to treatment. It’s different but it works. The fibromyalgia no longer gives me problems. The pain in my shoulders and hips was severe. The pain would wake me up throughout the night. I sleep throughout the night now. My family and friends can see the difference in my spirit and activities. I will highly recommend Synergy. Thank you for giving me my quality of life back.

    Marilyn

  • After only a few weeks my results are amazing. My energy levels are rising and I am sleeping much more soundly. I try to walk everyday with my husband and I am finding that my feet are not hurting and my legs are not screaming at me to stop. My upper body is a bit slower but much better than when I started. It’s a great feeling to know that there is a future without the aches and pains of fibromyalgia because of the professional and caring therapists at Synergy Therapeutic.

    Theresa

  • I am writing this to tell you how happy I am with the Synergy Therapeutic Group. I have been seeing them since Novemeber 20th for both physical and occupational therapy . Today was my 9th treatment and I must say I am thrilled with my treatments. When I began I would say my pain was at about a 9. Now it is more like a 3. I had no mobility in my shoulders when I began and now I can extend both arms up over my head all the way. I would highly recommend this type of therapy to anyone that suffers with fibromyalgia like I do.

    Judith

  • I have been receiving treatments for two weeks and can see a big difference in my pain levels. I do not have constant pain anymore. My strength and stamina has improved as well. I never thought that I would feel this good again. The staffs are so caring. I love going to my therapy sessions.

    Teresa S.

  • I came to Synergy because I was having paing throughout my body and a fibromyalgia diagnosis. I was having problems sleeping and keeping up with daily chores and activities. After my second visit here I am already sleeping better. I can mover around with more ease and my tenderness has decreased. I feel like I have more energy and I am excited to see what happens after a few more appointments

    Jackie

  • The result I have experienced after only three visits have been nothing short of amazing. I am a stage 4 lung cancer patient with malignancy to the bone marrow of humerus of my right arm. I had two round of radiation to that arm and taken daily chemo for last 13 months.  Along with controlling cancer there have been many less desirable consequences, the fatigue I experience is over whelming to the point that I am dysfunctional.  Though I always had good bowl movement I never felt relieved, according to test I always retained an enormous amount of toxic west in my intestine. With less than two and half hour after my first treatment at Synergy, I had an absolutely enormous but not pressured bowel movement that lasted good 8 min or more and quite frequently afterwards. It felt wonderful. The day after my second treatment (yesterday) for the first time in 5-6 months I had no pain in my right forearm. What most thrilled me about yesterday was the amount of energy I had. Yesterday I had a full robust challenging day during which I felt great for the first time in many years. I am thrilled, grateful and so excited about this program at Synergy.

    Kathy C.

  • I have not felt this good in 40 years.

    “When I came to Synergy I was having pain in most of my body 9 in scale of 0-10. I now feel like a new person. No pain nothing hurts. I am very satisfied with all treatments received. I can now stand up straight without hurting. My ears/vertigo is better too. I gave Synergy an A+. I have not felt this good in 40 years. Today is my 3rd visit.

    Janet B.