"Judy, Registered nurse & son Justin"
My son & I began Chiropractic services in October 1999. He had Stage I scoliosis with curvatures in the thoracic & lumbar spine. I had neck & back problems which I had suffered with for many years. My pain had become so severe over the last year that I had been taking pain medication almost every day.
I feel we have both made tremendous progress since we began treatment with Dr. Tolopka. My son has shown marked improvement. He is now straight and with regular exercise at home, prescribed by Dr. Tolopka, and chiropractic, he can continue to be as active as any eleven year old. Until I learned Chiropractic could help him, his future would have been one of back braces and possibly insertion of surgical rods in his back. I am so grateful for this alternative treatment.
I have seen an improvement in my neck & back since I began Chiropractic treatment. There is such a noticeable difference in the amount, frequency and severity of my pain. Again, I didn't realize how Chiropractic could help me. I have found out how wrong I was! I am no longer plagued with the pain I have lived with for so many years. I have also noticed a vast improvement in my overall health. I have an autoimmune disorder and have had less fatigue and infections since I began Chiropractic care.
"...Dr. Tolopka...my doctor of choice..."
I came to Fort Bend Chiropractic & Rehab Center suffering primarily with severe low back pain and stiffness. I have also suffered with TMJ for 3 years and was taking 3 different medications to combat this condition.
After explaining my condition to Dr. Tolopka, he took some X-rays, did an examination, and explained my options. I was given the choice of receiving immediate relief and no long term care to correct the condition or taking the longer route of total rehabilitation. I decided to take the longer route suggested and have absolutely no regrets.
I received two months of care and I am now on track and feeling great. It has been three years since I felt this good. My back feels 100% better and I am stronger because of the care I received at Fort Bend Chiropractic.
The TMJ suffering has been alleviated beyond belief for me. It has been so long since I woke up without pain in my jaw, neck and back that I had forgotten how "feeling good" felt. I had been to my general practitioner and an oral surgeon and had not received the relief I got from Dr. Tolopka's regime of care.
Dr. Tolopka and his staff were friendly, caring and efficient. I never had to wait long and was made to feel special every time I came in.
I will make sure to recommend the Fort Bend Chiropractic & Rehab Center to everyone I know. Dr. Tolopka is definitely my doctor of choice when I am in pain.
"In one week...no pain and full movement of my arms & head."
When I first made an appointment for treatment I had a pinched nerve in my left shoulder and constant pain and/or tightness between my shoulder blades. I couldn't turn my head from side to side without pain. I have been to doctors for several years off & on. They would tell me that my problem was from sitting at a desk and working on a computer for many years. They would prescribe muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories and even rehab. Nothing ever solved the problem. In one week with Dr. Tolopka I had no pain and full movement of my arms and head. I can also bend over and touch the ground with no pain in my back.
"My relief came very early in my treatment."
I was having chronic neck pain. At least one episode a month of a stiff neck with sharp pain, and more frequent less severe pain. I thought that if the severe pain was not continuous then it would always go away in a few days when it does occur. After about 18 months of this, I had an episode that was intolerable. This prompted me to seek help. I came straight to Chiropractic. Due to a prior positive experience with Chiropractic, I was comfortable that this was the avenue to take. My relief came very early in my treatment. But knowing that it took a long time to develop my problem, I knew that fixing (correcting) the problem would take longer than just gaining relief. (I chose to correct the problem.)
My family is very happy with my improved disposition. Pain associated with the back and neck can affect many aspects of your life. It's good to know about the benefits of Chiropractic.
" ...it has changed how I will approach wellness..."
I had suffered with back pain & headaches for about 2 months. When my symptoms became a "10" on the scale I had to do something about it. After seeing my family physician and an internal medicine doctor, I gradually got worse and had increased pain.
My wife's parents were going to see Dr. Carl and they suggested I make an appointment. Not only did my pain significantly reduce in 3 visits, I felt better overall. Dr. Carl explained to me about subluxations and why I was having my problem. Because of the education Dr. Carl gave me about my spine, it has changed how I will approach wellness and medical treatments in the future. What a learning experience.
" our visits to Fort Bend Chiropractic were great fun..."
My symptoms first began in 1988. I had severe back problems. I went to my family physician and an orthopedist. My problem was dismissed as age related. My pain level was about an 8. Dr. Carl explained that subluxations was the root cause.
My wife also had back problems and we sought help from Dr. Carl. He took command of our situations in a professional, highly competent and very friendly way. We went through the diagnosis process and were told exactly what our problems were. We then embarked on a chiropractic program.
Our back problems began to immediately improve and it wasn't very long before they all but disappeared. In addition, I had a one leg shorter than the other and it decreased immeasurably with my adjustments.
One more thing. We thought our visits to Fort Bend Chiropractic were great fun, too. And that says a lot about Dr. Carl's professional abilities as well as his personality.
Our experiences with Dr. Carl were so positive that we feel we can offer this advice: Don't suffer with problems associated with the spine. You don't have to walk around the rest of your life telling people you have a nagging back problem, or your spine is out of whack, or that it hurts to turn your neck. Se e the good doctor and watch your life change for the better fast!
Ray & Bess T.
"...two weeks later & I am pain free..."
I woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago with pain in my neck to find I have two bulging discs in my neck. It was very painful. I put a neck collar on & called Dr. Carl. It was a Sunday but he came into the office to give me a treatment. This is above & beyond the call of duty, but greatly appreciated. It is now two weeks later and I am pain free with almost all movement back to my neck.
Any problems I have with my neck or back have been treated successfully by Dr. Carl.
Sharon M., R. N.
Fort Bend Chiropractic and Rehab
2855 Dulles Ave
Missouri City, TX 77459