In my mid-twenties, my whole life fell apart in when I developed horrendous constant, chronic aching pains throughout my upper and mid-back, my neck, and my arms, which led to frequent muscle spasms. In the year that followed, I had to leave my job, filed a workers compensation case (since 80-hour weeks on the computer appeared to be what caused the problems), was given many pain medication prescriptions, and saw chronic pain doctors, orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, acupuncturists… extremely deep tissue massage therapy was the only thing that made the slightest dent in my condition. Three and a half years since all of this started, I returned to physical therapy, which still didn’t help, and they eventually recommended that I see a chiropractor. Sooo not thrilled with their recommendation, but willing to try anything that might improve my pain, I shopped around for chiropractors in the metro-north Boston area and found myself at Scott Fuller’s small office-building space only a few days later.

Out of all of the medical professionals that I’ve seen over the past several years, this was the most surprising appointment I’ve had. During my initial visit, I didn’t wait more than a few minutes for the doctor and he spent an hour and a half with me, taking down notes on my history and eventually taking x-rays. By the end of the visit, he was almost certain that the problem was my cervical (neck) spine and actually CALLED ME AT HOME (have you ever had a doctor do this?) to see how I was doing after the first treatment. A few days later, I returned for the x-ray results, and sure enough, my cervical spine was shown to be warped more than 100% in the wrong direction. He didn’t suggest anything too crazy for treatment — he did adjustments, used drop-table techniques, and I added new stretches and started doing manual traction at home. After TWO WEEKS, I felt my back pain had improved about 85%. 85%!! — after three and a half years of horrible pain that was still bringing me to tears at least once a week. No surgery or pill recommendations, no dismissing me with what I’ve heard more than a few times: “Some people just have to live with chronic pain. (Deal with it.)”

I have so much more to say on the topic, but I’ll just leave it at this: If you had been having back or body pains, Dr. Fuller may very well be able to help you. He also teaches Health & Wellness classes (among others), helps patients with weight-loss and nutritional changes for better living, and has a vast array of knowledge of homeopathic healing and living, and takes walk-ins. He genuinely cares about the well-being and improvement of his patients and I am so extremely thankful that I came across his practice!

Holly T.