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I have suffered with low back pain for 20 years.  The treatments given to me by doctors and a chiropractor did not help. 

After just one treatment by Dr. Tom Gross there was a GREAT improvement.  Before seeing Dr. Tom I was unable to do a lot of my house cleaning and yard work and now I'm doing all work with very little pain. 

Thank God for Dr. Tom - I feel he is a miracle doctor sent from the "Great Physician" - who is Jesus!

D. C.

My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with ADD and was dealing with terrible migraines that would send her into panic attacks, and awful recurring ear infections.  We came to see Dr. Laura who adjusted her and recommended some nutritional supplements that stopped the ear infections immediately and recommended we see Dr. Tom about the ADD, migraines and food sensitivities. 

Through prayer, Dr. Laura’s work, Dr. Tom’s diagnosis, and hard work, she is off ADD medication, in regular education classes, and making A, B’s and C’s in high school.  The ear infections have stopped.  The migraines are controlled and stopped through nutritional supplementation and diet.  We are so thankful to Jesus for what we feel like are miracles! 

S. O.

I brought my eleven month old son to Mills River Family Chiropractic because he was holding his head to the right and having muscle spasms.  He has been doing this since he was a month old.  We saw another chiropractor when he was a month old but we didn’t see any results.  Since we have been in to see Dr. Laura and Dr. Tom he holds his head to the side less frequently and functions better. 

C. R.

I came to Mills River Family Chiropractic in December of 2004.  I had been diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and one medical doctor told me I needed spine fusion while another one suggested I wait science out for the new disk replacement surgery.  I had been to see several pain specialists. One wanted to put me on brain altering drugs to help my pain.  I told him it was my back that hurt not my brain.  After a visit with another pain specialist, I did agree to some procedures to get myself out of pain.  With the pain relieving techniques, I began to swim and seemed to feel some better, however I was still on narcotic pain medicine, an anti-inflammatory, stomach acid reducers (because of the anti-inflammatory), muscle relaxers and  an anti-depressant.  

Within six months of seeing Dr. Laura and Dr. Tom, whom I met at church, with prayer, adjustments and nutritional supplements, I am now off of all of the prescription narcotics, anti-inflammatory, stomach acid reducers, muscle relaxers and anti-depressant.  I feel more energetic and stronger.  I am now doing house-work, yard work, and working 40 hours a week.  Praise Jesus!!  This is a miracle to me.    

M. S.

Last fall Dr. Tom diagnosed me with a serious condition.  I didn’t have diabetes or hypo-glycemia, so I called it a glucose/insulin problem.  I have had many relatives die of diabetes.  Whenever I have a serious problem, I get a second opinion, as I did when I had to have spinal surgery.

My primary doctor found that I am glucose intolerant, or pre-diabetic.  I now have to check my blood glucose once a day.  And, of course, I am watching my diet VERY closely. 

My doctor had me take a class Watson Clinic calls Diabetes 101.  After the class I told the nurses who taught the class about Dr. Tom and his diagnosis.  They totally agreed with me when I declared, “He saved my life.”  And I am NOT going to get diabetes. 

I’m thankful more than I can say.

L. W.