Well 25 years of living with back pain and a stiff neck believing that chiropractors were the same as witch doctors or "over the top creepy herbal people who put more stock in passive therapy than actually doing something about your pain." In April my back was killing me, I couldn't sleep at night and my feet went to sleep every time I lie down. My employer offered a Free Chiropractic screening with Dr. Tucker. Because I am cheap, and wouldn't go to a Chiropractor unless it was free, I decided to at least give it a try. Turns out my insurance covers all but a copay for each visit and after the initial two consultations, One Dr. Tucker checking me out, xrays and such, and one me checking him out, I agreed to allow him a Crack my back, UGH. Boy did it hurt, just kidding I felt better, truly, after the first visit. He is certainly a trained practitioner. I know he cares, and wants to help each time I visit his office. Recently, I went to Six Flags and the roller coaster did me in, He straightened me out in just two adjustments. No drugs, and I really do feel better. My feet even wait until I am asleep before they go to sleep now. I know you will have the same success as I, If you give him a chance.
I've visited a half-dozen chiropractors in Memphis and Eastern Arkansas. Dr. Cassriel is "simply the best." You get a thorough exam, spend time on equipment that helps relax and loosen muscles, and then get a real "adjustment." He knows his stuff. His technique is fabulous and he wants you to feel better NOW. With other places, I feel like the cue ball in a billiard game-- they're setting up the "next shot" and are not doing a lot on this first, second, third visit... like one visit is the "start of a long relationship" where you come back over and over. I'm not claiming that Southern can magically get it all done in one visit, but I've always felt like he worked to get me as good as possible every time. Can one adjustment ease a problem? Maybe. With Dr. Cassriel, you feel like he'll try. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I have been to several chiropractors in the area. I find they are either in so high demand that you can't get an appointment when it's convenient or they are completely concerned about money and milk you for all they can. I can say that neither are the case at Optimal Health. The staff is friendly and genuinely concerned with what's best for you. I have been seeing Dr. Tucker for a year and my quality of life has greatly improved. I suffer from a double S-curve scoliosis. Medicine, special exercise, physical therapy have yielded little relief. I sleep better, walk better, and have much less pain. Moreover, Dr. Tucker only prescribes what is needed, no more, no less and I can get in and out when I need to. If you're looking for a good chiropractor, availability, a welcoming staff in a convenient location, I strongly recommend Optimal Health.