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Lower Back Pain
By: Lexie J., Age 20. Toronto, ON.


I am a third year Classical Voice Performance student the University of Toronto, and given the nature of my program, my physical wellness is invaluable to me. When I was in high school I was enrolled in the Music Theatre program where each year we worked toward a year-end musical. Throughout the year we were being trained to sing, act and dance on top of our academics, which was really quite challenging!

In my grade ten year I had a fall in dance class while preparing for the musical. I found the repetitive practice of the routines of this dance-intensive musical to exacerbate my injury as the year went on. I started to become aware of lower back pain on a daily basis, which worsened over the remaining 2 years of high school. After graduating from high school and finding my place in university, I found myself being chastised about my posture during performance and practice as it was hindering my ability to sing. At this point, back pain had become something I lived with – I honestly couldn’t remember how I used to feel before the injury and figured it was natural to be feeling this way. I was sleeping poorly; I couldn’t sit at desks for extended periods of time; even my circulation seemed to be worsening as I always had cold hand and feet. In my first year of university I was plagued with different illnesses that crippled my ability to work and sing. Every time I recovered from a cold it seemed I would get a different sickness not a week later.

In my second year, my mother met Dr. Sly at a mutual friend’s wedding. After getting to talk, she brought up my situation and we soon after scheduled my first appointment. Before my first adjustment I attended an information session when I was enlightened about the benefits of chiropractic and how it could affect my overall health and wellness. The very first assessment revealed results that were not shocking to me, as I knew I had been in pain for some time. My mother on the other hand was stunned at how I had been living these past few years. Although I live downtown and would have to commute for my appointments three times a week, the warm environment of the office and the hospitable staff made me feel so comfortable that I knew I was committed to the process. Armed with my new knowledge of chiropractic and stretches to do on my own to further my progress, I saw drastic improvement in myself over the first month. I found myself looking forward to every appointment (despite the hour commute each way) because of the changes I could actually feel in my body. Even my vocal coach noticed a drastic difference in not only my posture, but also my overall health and happiness. My second year at U of T was the extreme opposite of the year prior. My success at school and my happiness in all aspects of my life had increased so much – and I don’t believe the timing to be coincidence.

I now go for adjustments only once a week and I simply live without back pain. The progress I have made is a true investment in my future, and I would recommend it to anyone who has suffered from back pain. Health and happiness are possible, but you have to start by taking care of yourself.



Neck Pain, Fatigue, Poor Memory, Anxiety and a Lack of Motivation

By: George M., Age 27, Toronto, ON

Growing up as a young child I never realized how important it was to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I wasn’t aware that by having an active lifestyle how much damage and stress I was doing to my spine. I began to encounter neck pain, fatigue, poor memory, anxiety and a lack of motivation.

About 6 months ago I came across Dr. Sly’s office through a home show. That’s when I began my chiropractic care. After about 3 months into my care I started to experience an increase in motivation to where I began to work and be active again. Now 6 months later there has been a non-stop improvement towards my health.

Dr. Sly’s adjustments are one of a kind. His adjustments are precise, effective and gentle. Dr. Sly is extremely knowledgeable, and experienced in what he does. I continue to see Dr. Sly on a regular basis to prevent any future injuries towards my spine.

I highly recommended chiropractic care to anyone that wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thank you Dr. Sly for helping me get my life back.


Low Back Pain, Posture, General Lack of Health

By: Tudor C., Age 18, Toronto, ON:

            Hello my name is Tudor and I am a first year York university student currently enrolled in kinesiology and ever since I can remember I have had a problem with my posture which led to many other difficulties. I was oblivious to the fact that I looked like a hunch back until my mom pulled out a camera and took a picture of me while I was unaware, the picture was terrifying and from that moment I was set on getting myself help. What I didn’t realize was that my posture was affecting my spine which in return was affection my eating habits, my behaviour, and obviously my back pain. I always had junk food cravings, along with cranky behaviour especially if something didn’t go my way. My back pain was first noticed while I was working out and at first I thought it was poor form, however I was wrong, my form was great, but on the other hand my spine was not.

            I found the Health For Life Chiropractic Centre (Cloverdale Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre) by chance. I have been an active eater at the Greek restaurant right beside the chiropractor’s office, and one day I and my mother decided to go to the chiropractor and see if my problems can be fixed. Well from the moment we walked in the staff and Dr. Chrystopher Sly were very helpful, answering all our questions and creating a cosy environment for new patients, they even held a very informative presentation for all the new patients that taught us everything from what a subluxation was, to how chiropractic care helps. I have been receiving care for about two months now and have made major improvements both physically and mentally. Dr. Sly has given me stretches to follow and even a pillow with a weight that I place on my head which helps to restore the curvature of my neck. I walked in the office as a teenager with limited range of motion in my body, poor flexibility, and an unbalanced body. I can now gladly say that just after two months of care I am no longer off balance, have almost fully restored the range of motion and can almost touch my toes which I have never been able to do. My eating habits have changed drastically, no longer do I crave hamburgers and pizza, I instead enjoy a salad with rice and a chicken breast. My lower and upper back pain has ceased to exist and now I can work out pain free. With each visit to the chiropractors office, is a step in the right direction, a step that is full of information and results. If there is one thing I will never forget being taught by Dr. Chrystopher Sly, is that our body is the most important tool in our life, Dr. Sly gets rid of the blockage so that the body can get back into the healing process.

            My quality of life has changed for the better; I am happier as a person and stronger as an individual. I have graduated to two adjustments a week, which means I am making fast progress in my opinion. I strongly recommend chiropractic care to anyone who wants to make a significant change in their life, no matter the age. Not only will it help you physically, but it will help you mentally, and by that I mean you will make healthier choices in life. it’s a simple decision if you truly care for your body!


 

Swollen Ankle, Inability to walk, General Pain & Stiffness

By Jeff F., Age 47. Mississauga, ON.

I came to this office because I was experiencing a swollen and painful ankle.I have been receiving chiropractic care for 2 ½ months now. I am now able to walk with full range of motion. I have had no pain or swelling in my affected ankle for 3 weeks now.     


Colitis, Chronic Upper Back Pain, Neck Pain and Leg Pain.

By Jim C., Age 77. Etobicoke, ON. 

I had developed a serious digestive problem (Colitis);  I read a newspaper article in which Dr. Sly noted that chiropractic adjustments can sometimes help.

At the initial assessment, he located several subluxations in the upper and lower spine which confirmed why I was suffering from pain in those areas, as well as pain in the leg. I had assumed that pain and stiffness were the inevitable result of aging.

After 10 months of chiropractic adjustments, prescribed exercise and improved nutrition, my digestive problem remains in remission without medication, the pain in my upper back and leg is gone.

I can bend and twist my neck back which I could not do for many years. Getting older does not necessarily mean I had to accept unnecessary pain and limited movement.

I now feel younger than when I started chiropractic.


Back and Shoulder Stiffness
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  Back and shoulder stiffness
How did this condition interfere with your life? Couldn’t play hockey and trouble getting out of bed in the morning
How long did you have this condition? Around 1 year
What previous steps did you take to get help? Family Doctor took x-rays and gave prescriptions which did not help
How did chiropractic care help you? I am able to play hockey, get out of bed without trouble, touch my toes; I can do anything I did before my injury
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? It works!


Back Pain
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  Back pain when standing
How did this condition interfere with your life? The cause of the pain was so bad it was difficult for me to walk. I was experiencing weakness in my left leg, and it was causing falls. I felt numbness in my toes and pins and needles down my legs
How long did you have this condition? About 10 years
What previous steps did you take to get help? Massage Therapy
How did chiropractic care help you? It helped me with my posture and my walking
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? It helped me know how important it is to take care of my health. We have a mechanic take care of our car, why not a chiropractor take care of our spine?


Back, Legs, Hip, Shoulder Pain
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  Back pain-legs, hips, shoulders; the pain was terrible
How did this condition interfere with your life? I was very ill and could hardly walk
How long did you have this condition? At least 2-3 months. Each day they were worse
What previous steps did you take to get help? Went to a family doctor and received pain killers
How did chiropractic care help you? The chiropractor said there was a lot of inflammation in my back. His treatments reduced the inflammation
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? Because a chiropractor works on the nerves of your back and gives relief to your back, hips, legs, almost immediately


Chronic Pain
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  Chronic pain
How did this condition interfere with your life? I like to dance and it certainly interfered with that-it was very uncomfortable. When I’m at a dance I want to dance every dance and I have to sit out
How long did you have this condition? 6 months
What previous steps did you take to get help? 11 treatments at another office, 3 of them acupuncture
How did chiropractic care help you? Chrys was like a miracle to me. I went on a 28 day holiday; some discomfort for one week-after that I wants to hug Chrys.
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? Certainly!!


Encoporesis and Constipation.
By: S. B., Age 7. Barrie ON. (patient traveled with parents from Barrie to receive care)

(Encopresis is the voluntary or involuntary passage of stools in a child who has been toilet trained (typically over age 4), which causes the soiling of clothes.)

What was the condition you sought care for?  Encoporesis

How did this condition interfere with your life?
–continually monitoring for soiled clothing
-continually reminding child to go to the bathroom
-continually doing laundry
-continually making sure he has correct change of clothes for school/outings
How long did you have this condition? 4 years (from 3 years of age)
What previous steps did you take to get help? Every kind of over-the-counter laxative, as well as prescriptions; Suppository; Hospitalized once for clean out; change of diet
How did chiropractic care help you? After first treatment large bowel movements occurred during the next 10 days (5 bowel movements in 10 days). Now regular care has helped to maintain a regular (1x/day) bowel movement.


Migraines and Pain
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  I had persistent migraines. My shoulder, neck, back and legs had nagging pains
How did this condition interfere with your life? Low efficiency at work; Limited physical activities-nothing strenuous; The quality of life-social interaction was greatly affected; Even performing routine daily tasks was a challenge
How long did you have this condition? On and off for 2-3 years; Within 2 months the pain was escalating and 2 weeks prior to treatment the pain was continuous and debilitating
What previous steps did you take to get help? Consulted the family physician, sought chiropractic care and took pain killers
How did chiropractic care help you? The benefits of chiropractic care are enormous. I have now a “great new body” that’s functioning in beautiful harmony with my life. I have been migraine free since the 2nd week after the start of treatment. My shoulders feel stronger and the pain is gone. It’s amazing! I’m HAPPY
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? For 3 years I suffered with pain and I don’t want others to go through that. I will share this message: We have a choice to seek this drug-free treatment which generates pristine results. And we have a choice to see a Doctor of Chiropractic whom we feel comfortable with and whom we trust and as caring, passionate, smart and “gentleman” as Dr. Chrys!


Neck Shoulder Upper and Lower Back Pain
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  Pain in neck and shoulders; upper back and lower back pain
How did this condition interfere with your life? I could not turn my neck without severe pain. Constant pain in shoulder causes weakness in my hands. I could not sleep; no exercise because I was in so much pain. I was very moody and did not have the energy to function.
How long did you have this condition? Neck and shoulders for over 10 years; Upper and lower back over 2 years
What previous steps did you take to get help? Medication, therapist, specialist, and also saw a different chiropractor
How did chiropractic care help you? Dr. Sly’s care for the past 3 months has been great. I am now sleeping pain free, exercising, can turn my neck without pain and my overall health is much better thanks to Dr. Sly.


Wrist
By: Anonymous

What was the condition you sought care for?  Pain in the wrist, especially around the joints
How did this condition interfere with your life? Could not use my left hand as the pain was too sharp; could not close my fist or grab items that would involve exerting pressure/using strength
How long did you have this condition? Over 3 ½ months since the birth of my baby
What previous steps did you take to get help? Went to get it checked by a family doctor-she prescribed painkillers
How did chiropractic care help you?
–relieved the pain through a series of adjustments

-can finally use my hand again and strength is returning to my hand/wrist every day
-In general, I feel great and less back-aches as a result of being treated
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? Achieve optimal wellness and be proactive in treating potential problems


Hockey Injury, Low Back Pain, Head Injury
By: Sean, Age 26. Mississauga ON.

What was the condition you sought care for?  When I was 16 I was playing hockey and I got hit from behind which caused damage to my lower back. I had a lot of pain in my lower back for about 7-8 years and it stopped me from playing. Then when I was 24 I got a head injury and did damage to my spine
How did this condition interfere with your life? From hockey my injuries stopped me from playing in the OHL with Ashana and maybe going to the NHL. From the accident my injuries stopped me from working my normal job
How long did you have this condition? I had my problems for about 7-8 years and did nothing about it
What previous steps did you take to get help? I took no steps, just dealt with the pain and forgot about what I wanted to do and went on with my life
How did chiropractic care help you? Chiropractic has helped me a lot-I just wished I had it sooner
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? I would recommend other people because ever since I have been going I can feel a lot of stuff has changed. I have more energy to do stuff I feel like. I can do more stuff and the more and more I go to a chiropractor I am thinking about trying to play hockey again.


TMJ-jaw pain
Betsy, Mississauga, ON
Age:79

What was the condition you sought care for?  TMJ-jaw pain constantly
How did this condition interfere with your life? Difficulty eating, loss of weight, feeling a little unwell
How long did you have this condition? Off and on for 10 years
What previous steps did you take to get help? Dentist to check bite and teeth, chiropractor (not Dr. Sly), more dental work, chiropractor again (Dr.Sly)
How did chiropractic care help you? Stopped the pain
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? To help your body feel more flexible


Muscle spasms and back pain
Bob, Toronto, ON
Age: 67

What was the condition you sought care for? Muscle spasms and back pain
How did this condition interfere with your life? They interfered with walking. I had problems getting up after sitting, and also trying to get up off of the floor
How long have you had this condition? Quite a few years
What previous steps did you take to get help? I saw a chiropractor about 8 years ago and pretty well ignored it until I couldn’t stand the pain anymore
How did chiropractic care help you? It enables me to do the things I want to do with no pain
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? For the freedom of being able to do things without pain


Lower back pain leading down into left leg below calf
Eva, Toronto, ON

What was the condition you sought care for?  Lower back pain leading down into left leg below calf
How did this condition interfere with your life? Affected my walking, sleeping, getting dressed and daily activities
How long did you have this condition? On and off probably for a period of 10-15 years. The latest issue begain with a near fall and I wrenched my back. I suffered for 3 months before coming to Dr. Sly
What previous steps did you take to get help? The obvious-pain killers and heat which did nothing to help the problem; only masked it temporarily
How did chiropractic care help you? After 3 months of chiropractic care I am a lot more mobile and do not get up in the morning in excruciating pain
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? After suffering needlessly for 3 months, it is now hard for me to even imagine the pain that I once had. It was well worth the weekly adjustments to be virtually pain-free


Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue
George, Toronto, ON
Age: 27

I came to the office because I was experiencing anxiety, chronic fatigue, a lack of motivation, and poor memory.  Thanks to Dr. Sly and his chiropractic experience within 5 months Dr. Sly has given me my life back. My adjustments have been so effective that my motivation towards being active and returning to work have been restored. My memory has strongly been improved and I no longer feel fatigue. I’ve made Dr. Sly a part of my life and without his adjustments, advice and experience my health wouldn’t be the way it is today. Thank you Dr. Sly!


Pain in leg and hip
Giuseppe, Bolton, ON
Age: 70

What was the condition you sought care for?  Pain in my leg and hip
How did this condition interfere with your life? The pain was so severe in my leg I was not able to walk, work, or even sleep for about 2 ½ months
How long did you have this condition? I had these problems for 2 ½ months
What previous steps did you take to get help? I went to two different physiotherapists for 1 ½ months and I also did 5 acupuncture treatments. Both of these type of treatments were not able to ease the pain
How did chiropractic care help you? It took about 5 weeks of chiropractic treatments (15 sessions) to relieve the pain in my leg and hip. I am back to work and able to live a normal life again
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? I chose not to live in pain. Dr. Sly was able to help me with my problem with his knowledge and experience


Subluxation degeneration
Jeff, Etobicoke, ON
Age: 63

What was the condition you sought care for?  Subluxation degeneration
How did this condition interfere with your life? Discomfort at work; pain while walking
How long did you have this condition? Several years
What previous steps did you take to get help? Referred by another patient about Dr. Sly
How did chiropractic care help you? Relieved a lot of pain and discomfort
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? There is nothing worse than back pain. Don’t leave it too long before getting help. I am glad I came in when I did.


Low back pain, SI joint pain, weak wrists
Kim, Mississauga, ON
Age: 40

What was the condition you sought care for?  Low back pain, SI joint pain, weak wrists
How did this condition interfere with your life?
–difficult to walk
-difficult to sit in one position for any length of time
-could not run, dance, walk for any length of time
How long did you have this condition? 6-8 weeks back and 3 years wrist
What previous steps did you take to get help? Family doctor and physiotherapy for back and acupuncture for my wrist How did chiropractic care help you? Normal activities of daily living are no longer hampered. I can run, dance, walk with no pain. My wrist pain is diminished-no big flare ups in 6 months
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? It restores movement, decreases pain in a natural way. Overall the body functions better and you’ll feel much healthier


Dizziness
Linda, Bramton, ON

Did you consult chiropractic care for a specific condition, or for wellness? Specific condition (Dizziness)What changes have you noticed since starting chiropractic care? One week before I started seeing a chiropractor I was told “it was all in my head” and I was given a prescription. I never took the prescription and one week later saw a chiropractor who understood my symptoms, told me I had a pinched nerve in my neck as well as a very misaligned spine and started treatment. After my first year of treatment, I felt like a new person. I had spent over two years seeing doctors, hospitals and tests and knew after being in the chiropractor’s office for 15 minutes that my life had been changed for the better. I am now 43 and have seen a chiropractor regularly since I was 19.


Telephone neck
Michele, Toronto, ON

What was the condition you sought care for?  “Telephone neck”
How did this condition interfere with your life? Neck pain from bending head to hold the phone over my shoulder while working on the computer; eventually I could barely turn my neck and was in pain every day.
How long did you have this condition? 6-8 months
What previous steps did you take to get help? Advil, heat, and massage therapy
How did chiropractic care help you? Returned mobility to my neck; encouraged me to do my daily stretches; pain greatly reduced.
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? Yes-not only the actual treatments but follow the instructions about stretching and changing work habits; it’s a “joint” effort


Fibromyalgia, C.O.P.D., trouble with feet, and cardiac arrest
Rosie

What was the condition you sought care for?  Fibromyalgia, C.O.P.D., trouble with feet, and cardiac arrest
How did this condition interfere with your life? Lack of energy, fatigue, mood swings, unable to commit to arrangements previously made
How long did you have this condition? Several years
What previous steps did you take to get help? First Doctors claimed nothing was wrong with me.  Acupuncture helped in the beginning, however as condition worsened it was no help at all
How did chiropractic care help you? I have regained my energy-more interest in life. Even my voice has its old ring. I am able to communicate and finish projects I have started
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? If I can help others-I do! Definitely tell them how I have improved-more positive than negative. One friend told me “You’re the old Rosie”!


Tail bone pain
Sharyn from Etobicoke, ON

What was the condition you sought care for?  My tail bone
How did this condition interfere with your life? I was unable to sit for more than 5 minutes. I had difficulty driving and it was very painful
How long did you have this condition? 9 months to a year
What previous steps did you take to get help? I went to the doctor. He said he was unable to help me
How did chiropractic care help you? I can sit, a can drive. The pain is gone-Amazing results!
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? I believe this care can work for many problems. I also believe you owe it to yourself to try.


Sore upper back and hips

What was the condition you sought care for? Sore upper back and hips
How did this condition interfere with your life? I couldn’t reach very high or stand and walk for too long-had to take frequent rests. I couldn’t get housework and gardening done very well
How long did you have this condition? About 10 years
What previous steps did you take to get help? None as it came very gradually and was more and more noticeable
How did chiropractic care help you? After a few treatments the soreness was almost gone and also the tension that had accumulated. It was a great relief. I have more energy too.
Why would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? It has been a great benefit to me and I feel it would prevent future problems


TMJ and lower back pain
Susana, Mississauga
Age: 35

What was the condition you sought care for?  TMJ and lower back pain
How did this condition interfere with your life? I could not stand for too long nor lie on my back. I have constant headaches and therefore many times I am irritable
How long did you have this condition? Several Years
What previous steps did you take to get help? Saw a physiotherapist then a chiropractor
How did chiropractic care help you? Relieved the nagging pain
Would you recommend other people to get chiropractic care? It helps a lot. After the adjustment there’s a feeling of relief and lightness on the bones that have been adjusted. For me, it is a quick response to feeling a lot better. Adjustments get to actual affected areas, hence there’s an obvious response to healing

 
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