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CANCEL MY NECK SURGERY! CHIROPRACTIC WORKS!

“I had surgery on my neck in the C5-C6 vertebra 15 years ago. I had a fusion and metal plate with pins to fix the issue. About a year ago, I started having pain and burning through my neck, shoulder and arm. My pain level was 7-9. I tried physical therapy and a nerve block. It relieved the burning in my arm, but not in my neck. I had a hard time driving because I could barely turn my head to the right.

I was scheduled to have another surgery and my friend asked me to try Dr. Lawlor first. I was never a firm believer in chiropractic care. I started with being adjusted 3 times a week. Now I am down to twice a month. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 8 months. I am pretty much pain free most days. If there is any pain it is only 1-2 level pain. I can turn my head and I wake up pain free. I also noticed that the constant itching on my scalp went away. I sleep better and I am more calm and relaxed.

Dr. Lawlor is very thorough and Jill is extremely nice and friendly. They run a great practice. I have referred three of my friends to start seeing Dr. Lawlor. I am so happy I gave it a chance and put off surgery. I recommend that anyone having back or pain issues to try Dr. Lawlor before having surgery.

CHIROPRACTIC IS NOT JUST FOR YOUR BACK AND NECK

I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about a year for chiropractic adjustments. One day, my shoulder became extremely sore. I was unable to move it hardly at all. I couldn’t workout, play with my kids, lift, pull, reach or do anything with my right arm. I immediately made an appointment with Dr. Lawlor to look at my shoulder and begin adjusting it.

Dr. Lawlor worked on my shoulder consistently for about a month. I can lift my arm, workout and play with my kids again without pain. I hope that people will look to chiropractic care as a way to help with all sorts of issues and not just for neck and back pain. Dr. Lawlor is amazing, and Jill is so accommodating and responsive when I call.

-Erin M.

CHIROPRACTIC HAS ALL BUT ELIMINATED MY PMS SYMPTOMS

“I had severe back pain and neck pain. I was not sleeping well and had horrible PMS and mood changes. I took Aleve every day like clockwork by 2:00pm. I had headaches every day and occasional migraines as well. Sitting for long periods at work became increasingly difficult. Walking long distances was very painful too. I could do it, but I would pay for it. I found Dr. Lawlor when I attended the Health Open House at the YMCA where I am a member. I was quite skeptical as I had not heard very flattering things about chiropractors. Honestly, I associated them with ambulance chasers. I decided to give him a try. I have been going to Dr. Lawlor now for about a year and half.

The first thing I noticed was a dramatic decrease in my PMS symptoms. It was the difference between night and day. Whatever it is that makes you want to blow up and makes you feel nuts has definitely decreased. I can also sit at my desk without constantly trying to get comfortable because of tailbone pinching. I get better sleep too. I have not had even one full blown migraine since I started with care! I transitioned through two promotions under Dr. Lawlor’s care. I’m not sure I would have made it without him. He also recommended supplements to improve my health and help me survive during long days and few hours of sleep.

Dr. Lawlor is passionate about his patients’ care. Due to the level of care and improvements I have had, I have my three children seeing Dr. Lawlor as well. It has been life changing for us! This experience has been wonderful for our health. I hope that others take away that you do not have to settle for pain as a normal daily issue!”

Tish L.

MY XRAYS EXPLAIN WHY DR. LAWLOR IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC

“For years, I had rolled and cracked my neck trying to get relief. My parents noticed that my walk seemed like there was something wrong, but they assumed that was “just the way I walked”. My mom was a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s. She attended a Monday Night Presentation that Dr. Lawlor puts on for new patient education. My mom said it was like he was describing me in some of the issues he discussed.

My parents took me to see Dr. Lawlor. After the exam and xray, they were very concerned with the curvature of my spine. Dr. Lawlor confidently explained that it was great that they had brought me in to see him at my age instead of waiting until I was older. He knew that he could help me and that it would have been much more of a challenge had we come in when I was older. We were not sure if there was any way to straighten what we saw on my xray.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor since December of 2015. My parents are very excited about the significant change in my xrays and know without Dr. Lawlor’s care there would not have been any natural improvement. I never roll my neck seeking relief anymore. I run better, stand straighter, have better posture and I even sleep better. Dr. Lawlor is always cheerful and Jill is very nice. She even helped us decorate mini pumpkins at Halloween time. My before and after xrays will show anyone why Dr. Lawlor is so passionate about what he does!

Allison L.

I PLACED A BET THAT CHIROPRACTIC WOULD NOT WORK FOR ME

I had extreme pain. I went to work every day as long as I could stand the pain, and then I would come home and get into bed for the rest of the day. Some nights, I had to just sit on the couch all night because I could not even get into bed. My work was limited because I could not climb a ladder even though climbing a ladder was necessary for my job. I also used to ride my bike to work, but had to stop because of the pain. This made me gain weight as well. I missed playing sand volleyball and just being active. I tried heat, ice, massage, walking, deep heat rubs and pain relievers, but nothing worked. I even had a back support and leg wrap that I wore every day. A co-worker recommended that I try Dr. Lawlor. The only reason I went in was to prove that he could not help me. I actually bet my co-worker that the problem was not in my back and a chiropractor could not help. I’ve been having adjustments now for about 6 months. I am now walking, jogging and being active day to day. I no longer wear a brace on my back or a wrap on my leg. I pretty much wake up without pain and go about my day. I average about 9 thousand steps per day.

I have showed improvement on MANY levels. I have better bladder control, less constipation, better sex drive and more flexibility. Also, I have beat depression because I am no longer living in constant pain. The front desk staff is super friendly. Dr. Lawlor truly believes in what he does and it is a motivator to stick with the plan and not to give up.

I would recommend that you come to see Dr. Lawlor and stay the course. I have some of the same issues as two of my friends, but they did not heal because they both gave up. I did not see progress right from the beginning. However, over time it all started coming together. Good luck.”

Ramsey S.

I WAS VOMITING NONSTOP AND NOTHING HAD HELPED

“From the age of 25, I began to vomit uncontrollably. I would vomit every 30-60 minutes and episodes would last for 2-4 days at a time. Now, at 34, I have learned it is caused by a combination of a mal-absorption disorder in my intestines and cyclical vomiting that is better described as stomach seizures.

My mom recommended that I see her chiropractor, Dr. Lawlor. When I had my first appointment with him, I had reached a record low body weight of 130 pounds. When my episodes began, I weighed 360 pounds. I had seen several doctors and had been on at least 30 different prescriptions by this point. Basically, my condition left me debilitated and disabled and seemed to not have any kind of relief or recovery.

I did not have any reservations or concerns about starting care with Dr. Lawlor, and my results were definitely better than any expectation. I’ve been getting adjustments weekly and then twice a month for about a year. I now weigh a healthy 155 and its holding! I have also gone up to about 3 weeks between episodes. Everything is better. The staff at Lawlor chiropractic goes above and beyond. Never say never. Trust your body. When it’s well, it’s an amazing machine.”

Matthew M.

AS A NURSE, MEDICINE WAS ALL I KNEW AND TRUSTED

“I noticed one day that my arm felt numb. It wasn’t necessarily hurting me so I ignored it. My right arm progressively got more numb and tingly to where I couldn’t function. I would drop things and couldn’t grip anything. It was rather frightening. I went to my primary care provider who told me I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. He gave me anti-inflammatories and steroids. My arm progressed and so my doctor sent me in for an MRI to rule out other conditions and scheduled me for an EMG. Then he referred me to an Orthopedic doctor. I had minimal relief.

I am an ICU nurse so my arms are obviously important in helping my patients. It was frustrating to be stressed about the numbness, tingling and cramping in my arm. Several of my dad’s coworkers referred me to Lawlor Chiropractic. I was very skeptical as another chiropractor was not able to help me. However after just a short time of being adjusted, my numbness in my arm has virtually vanished. The anxiety and stress of always worrying if it was something much worse is gone too. Now I know it was just a pinched and inflamed nerve. I do not rely on anti-inflammatories any longer either. I also noticed that I don’t have as many problems with my gallbladder/GI tract as I did before my adjustments began.

I have never left Dr. Lawlor’s office with questions. Dr. Lawlor is very professional and each case is treated individually. He gave me detailed analysis and it was intriguing especially as a nurse. As a nurse, medicine was all I knew. I was not convinced that holistic or “non-medical” treatments could be effective. However, my experience here has opened my eyes to an entirely new non-invasive approach to many ailments. Never think that you’re too young to have your “back problems” corrected. Correct things early on. Also, just because your body isn’t in pain does not mean that other symptoms aren’t telling you to dig deeper and find the root cause.”

Maria K.

5 YEARS OF NECK AND BACK PAIN…100% GONE!

“Since 2011, I have had severe pain in my low back and low neck. There was also a tingling or burning sensation in my left trapezoid and neck. I also had consistent headaches for as long as I can remember. I tried muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories and many visits with physical therapists to get rid of the neck pain. I play softball in college and had a lot of pain while trying to play. I even experienced pain just sitting at my desk for school.

My brother recommended Lawlor Chiropractic to me. After years of pain, I was skeptical that chiropractic could help. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 6 months now for chiropractic adjustments and the pain and burning in my neck and back is 100% gone! When I throw the softball, my fingers no longer get the tingling sensation. I can also sit comfortably in class now. My headaches have gone away too.

Everyone at Lawlor is welcoming, easy to talk to and beyond helpful. Dr. Lawlor is always willing to do what needs to be done. It is not a cookie cutter approach. I have no doubt that chiropractic care was the best option for me all along. You will not regret giving it a try.”

Lexi T.

HERNIATED DISC COMPLETELY GONE

“My low back pain started 20 years ago. It has been getting worse for the last 3 years with daily sharp back pain and stiffness. My family doctor recommended that I get an MRI back in 2012. The results showed a herniated disc at L5 and some degenerative changes in the same area. I started physical therapy and did the recommended exercises, but it did not help.

One of my coworkers was a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s and recommended I see him for my back issues. I was skeptical because I had already tried two other chiropractors in the past with little lasting improvement. My job, my daily activities, hobbies and even my sleep suffered from my pain. Morning stiffness usually lasted about an hour to an hour and half, and getting dressed was difficult.

I decided to give Dr. Lawlor a try. After the first few months, I did not feel that I had significant improvement. Dr. Lawlor reached out to his mentors about my care. He even had another doctor meet me, check my spine and give his ideas on how to modify adjustments to help my care progress. Eventually, my back pain was much less severe and flair ups were less frequent. I appreciate Dr. Lawlor’s patient education, the full spine x-rays and the detail of analysis. My pain has gone from a 10/10 to about a 2/10 or 3/10. My sleep has improved and my daily activities are no longer compromised due to back pain. I have less frustration and my family dynamic has improved as a result as well. My recent MRI (2016) shows no disc herniation. The degenerative changes in L5 are still there, but I feel much less pain and the pain is less frequent after a year of adjustments. Of everything I’ve tried, I have found this to be the best for my low back pain.”

Klara S.

CHIROPRACTIC IS GREAT, BUT GONSTEAD IS THE BEST!

“My L-4 and L-5 are ruptured. My middle back has spurs on the discs, and I ruptured a disc in my neck. I am a mess. My disc problems started in 1996. I ruptured my L-4 at work. In 2015, I fell in my front yard and injured my right and left sciatica nerves. Due to my fall, I could not walk and the pain was so severe that I went to a spine doctor to get an MRI. That visit could have been a game changer. However, I asked the doctor for options other than the surgery and the 6 spinal injections that he was recommending. I had to stop working, bowling, playing bocce ball, going to the gym and jogging.

I chose not to have the surgery and injections. Instead, I continued with chiropractic care, started physical therapy, exercise and even Tai Chi. At the time, I was seeing Dr. Mary Saale and Dr. Tim Sullivan in St. Louis (both Gonstead doctors). When I moved to St. Peters, they recommended that I see Dr. Lawlor. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 5 months now. Dr. Lawlor has great skill and care. I’m back to my life, family fun and games. While I’ve been in chiropractic care for about 30 years now, and Gonstead method is the best!

My improvement has been steady. Dr. Lawlor is amazing. I have less pain and my flexibility is continuing to improve. Thank God for Dr. Lawlor’s experience and knowledge. He is focused on great healthcare. I am doing 8-10 miles on my bike, Tai Chi and I’m back to the gym! Jill is great too. Her professionalism in the office is amazing. She has all the skills to make your visit run smoothly an efficiently.

I have been to 6 chiropractors over the last 30 years. Dr. Lawlor and the Gonstead method have been the best in treating the spine without surgery and drugs. Dr. Lawlor is totally dedicated to the overall health of his patients.”

Joe P.

I WAS SKEPTICAL THAT CHIROPRACTIC COULD FIX A HAND PROBLEM

“I had pain and weakness in my right hand, specifically my ring finger. It had been getting worse for several months to the point where I could barely lift a gallon of milk. I had gone to an orthopedic specialist who just wanted me to take ibuprofen, but offered no real solutions. The weakness and pain were interfering with my day to day activities.

A friend of mine invited me to a dinner talk with Dr. Lawlor. I was a bit skeptical that chiropractic care could fix a hand problem. After the talk was over, I scheduled an appointment have an initial exam with Dr. Lawlor. I’ve now been seeing Dr. Lawlor for regular adjustments for about a year. I like the fact that Dr. Lawlor takes his own X-Rays. He also gives a lot of patient education.

I have improved completely. I no longer have pain or weakness, and I can complete all of daily tasks without pain or weakness. The staff and doctor are helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend chiropractic care, but specifically Dr. Lawlor!”

Jennifer W.

KNEE CHEST TABLE CORRECTS A FIVE YEAR PROBLEM

“For over five years, I had weakness in my quadriceps. I had visited a muscle specialist and completed nerve conduction studies. With no diagnosis, I was then referred to another specialist. An MRI revealed a small disc bulge. I was told it was insignificant. The muscle weakness affected my work as I needed to climb ladders and walk around of roofs. I had been seeing a chiropractor, but he only worked on my neck and pelvis.

I started seeing Dr. Lawlor after meeting him through a networking group. From the very first appointment, he used a Knee Chest Table. I experienced improvement after the first appointment. The muscle weakness has been almost completely gone for almost two years now. I saw five previous chiropractors. None of them even had a Knee Chest Table.

I can now walk stairs and ladders without discomfort. Dr. Lawlor and staff are very concerned with my well-being. After using several chiropractors in the past, I would highly recommend The Gonstead Technique. Do not go to a chiropractor that does not have a Knee Chest Table.”

Curt T.

I HAD TRIED EVERYTHING TO TREAT MY PLANTAR FASCIITIS

“I had plantar fasciitis which caused severe pain in my left heel. I had gone to a podiatrist and tried over-the-counter shoe inserts, cortisone shots and physical therapy and ASTYM therapy. I had to stop running, but it even hurt to walk.

A friend recommended I see Dr. Lawlor. I really liked the patient education, detailed analysis and specificity of the adjustments. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor now for a few months. In addition to adjusting me, he had custom shoe inserts made for me.

I’m now walking virtually pain free. After trying everything and staying in pain, I felt relief after only a few adjustments and time in custom inserts.”

Amy H.

MY XRAYS EXPLAIN WHY DR. LAWLOR IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC

“For years, I had rolled and cracked my neck trying to get relief. My parents noticed that my walk seemed like there was something wrong, but they assumed that was “just the way I walked”. My mom was a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s. She attended a Monday Night Presentation that Dr. Lawlor puts on for new patient education. My mom said it was like he was describing me in some of the issues he discussed.

My parents took me to see Dr. Lawlor. After the exam and xray, they were very concerned with the curvature of my spine. Dr. Lawlor confidently explained that it was great that they had brought me in to see him at my age instead of waiting until I was older. He knew that he could help me and that it would have been much more of a challenge had we come in when I was older. We were not sure if there was any way to straighten what we saw on my xray.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor since December of 2015. My parents are very excited about the significant change in my xrays and know without Dr. Lawlor’s care there would not have been any natural improvement. I never roll my neck seeking relief anymore. I run better, stand straighter, have better posture and I even sleep better. Dr. Lawlor is always cheerful and Jill is very nice. She even helped us decorate mini pumpkins at Halloween time. My before and after xrays will show anyone why Dr. Lawlor is so passionate about what he does!”

Allison L.

CHIROPRACTIC HELPED MY STOMACH PAINS AND SO MUCH MORE

evan-lawlorchiro“I had very bad stomach pains to the point that I was in tears. I tried taking over-the-counter antacids and changing my diet habits to reduce lactose and gluten. We had lab work and a scope down my esophagus, but both came back with negative findings. My stomach issues interfered with me getting to school on time. I also had a lack of appetite.

My mom and dad were both patients of Dr. Lawlor’s. My mom was a little concerned about taking me to see Dr. Lawlor because of my age. She decided to take me anyway since we did not have any answers. I took supplements for a short time and have been getting chiropractic adjustments for about a year and half now. I am not having any stomach pains in the morning anymore, and I make to school on time now. I can even bend down farther in basketball. My asthma seems to have improved as well. I usually have terrible spring allergies, but since I’ve been getting adjustments I have had very little need for routine or urgent asthma meds. Dr. Lawlor has also helped with my ankle and heel pain.

My parents and I were frustrated with no real diagnosis. Since care with Dr. Lawlor was the answer, we should have started with this to begin with. Dr. Lawlor is pleasant, easy going and fun to talk to. Jill is welcoming and nice when I come to my appointments.”

Evan B.

HORSEBACK RIDING WITHOUT NECK PAIN

nicholle-lawlorchiro“My daughter complained frequently about neck pain. Her hobby is horseback riding so we had tried other chiropractors, but had no lasting relief. A friend recommended Dr. Lawlor to us. After about six months of treatment she had no neck pain at all. The pain had not stopped her from riding, but now she rides pain free which is a huge accomplishment.

I like the patient education we receive here such as the details given before adjustments and scanning prior to adjustments so that the specific areas needed the adjustment are targeted. We have been under care here for about a year now. The results have been a huge improvement over other chiropractors we’ve tried. Nicholle’s attention span seems to have improved as well (most of the time).

Also, Dr. Lawlor checked her knee at one of her appointments and found it to be misaligned. It was important that she had spoken up and brought this to his attention as I thought it was just growing pains. I have the peace of mind that her future health has a strong base to build on, and Nicholle has the education going forward to seek proper care for herself.

Everyone at Lawlor Chiropractic is great! I hope reading about Nicholle’s improvements encourages other parents to have their child evaluated.”

-Nicholle’s Mom

MEDICAL DOCTORS SAID THEY COULD NOT HELP ME

kim-lawlor-chirojpg“I had extreme lower back and sciatica pain. Unable to walk, I was taken to the emergency room to get answers about what was happening to me. At the ER, they gave me pain pills and told me there was nothing they could do for me. The second time I was taken to the ER, I demanded an MRI. They wrote me a prescription to go have an MRI, but would not do one right then and there. The MRI showed three herniated discs. They still said that the only thing they could do for me was give me pain pills.

My condition kept me from my daily walks, cooking meals for my family, visiting friends and family. I was even unable to move my daughter to college. At my worst points, I had to eat meals while laying on my side in bed. My neighbor had originally referred me to Dr. Lawlor. While I had already been a patient of his and was seeing him for maintenance care, I was hesitant to have adjustments because I could not even walk. Once I saw the MRI and the doctors told me there was nothing they could do for me, I reached out to Dr. Lawlor. He was confident that he could get me back on my feet.

Because I was unable to walk, Dr. Lawlor saw me in my home three days a week. With Dr. Lawlor’s help, I have gradually improved. It took one month for me to even be able to walk with the assistance of a walker. It took another month to be able to walk without the walker. I was not able to physically see a physician in the beginning. I am at about 90% at this point. I continue to get chiropractic adjustments about once a week, I take supplements, do strengthening exercises and I’m receiving lifestyle counseling. I am sleeping well and have more energy as well.

I had seen a different chiropractor in the past, but had no success. I really appreciate Dr. Lawlor’s detailed examination, specific adjustments and the information that is shared with me at my appointments. The staff is very helpful and friendly too. I am a firm believer in allowing the body to heal itself with a more holistic approach. My medical doctors wanted to do surgery, but I was too afraid of the risks.

Chiropractic care is the only reason I am walking. I believe in the Gonstead method. There were very dark days for me until Dr. Lawlor gave me hope. It was a slow progress, but I’m so happy that I did not go the surgery route. I still have more to do to be at 100%, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

-Kim

FROM SKEPTICAL TO GRATEFUL AFTER ONLY 3 ADUSTMENTS

Toni“On February 29, 2016, I arrived at Dr. Lawlor’s office after enduring constant neck pain for a week. The pain radiated down my right arm. My only short term relief was to raise my arm over my head. My husband had to pull me out of bed using my “good arm.” I was unable to sleep.

I went to my primary care physician on day 4. I was told I had a pinched nerve at C5-C6, and I was given a muscle relaxer and an anti-inflammatory. Neither of these helped my pain. It was difficult to get though the day especially while working due to the lack of sleep.

I have a high pain tolerance, but I was so miserable that my husband was able to convince me to see his chiropractor, Dr. Lawlor. I had always been skeptical of chiropractic care so this truly was a feat. I asked my husband to leave a message at the office in hopes that Dr. Lawlor would check his voicemail even though it was a Sunday. By that evening, we received a call back. He would see me Monday morning. I was so appreciative.

I’ll never forget my first visit. After an exam and X-ray, he told me I had a pinched nerve at C7. I was teary eyed and absolutely miserable. Dr. Lawlor looked and me and said, “I can help you. Trust me.” I grasped on to that as I needed reassurance! By my third adjustment, I was able to give him a small smile.

After receiving care for two weeks, I attended Dr. Lawlor’s “Monday Night Talk.” I highly recommend this to all his patients. It was so informative and helpful to solidify my understanding of the Gonstead system that Dr. Lawlor uses. One month later, I am completely pain free, and I have full range of motion in my neck. I am truly grateful for Dr. L’s expertise, confidence and passion.”

-Toni M.

15 YEAR BATTLE WITH CONSTIPATION, GONE AFTER ONE ADJUSTMENT

“I have lived with varying levels of back pain in three locations (neck, between shoulder blades and lower back) for most of my adult life. The pain between the shoulder blades was the result of an injury which occurred over 20 years ago when I improperly tried to lift a heavy object. Most importantly I have suffered from constipation for the last 15 years.

In an attempt to relieve the back pain I have visited 3 different chiropractors over the years. Each of the doctors temporarily improved my condition, but never really eliminated the pain. As far as trying to solve the problem of constipation, I have visited numerous doctors, ranging from family practice physicians to specialists in gastroenterology. I have tried taking countless types of oral remedies including prescription drugs and over the counter solutions, all of which failed to eliminate the problem.

The back pain never caused me to miss work and it rarely forced me to change my schedule of other activities. The pain and stiffness was more a nuisance than debilitating. The effects of the constipation were much more serious. As a result of the chronic constipation, I developed and was treated for gastritis. Frequent sleepless nights and missed work often resulted from a bout of gastritis.

My wife visited Lawlor Chiropractic to treat her back pain. During her first visit Dr. Lawlor mentioned his experience overcoming constipation using the Gonstead method. Soon thereafter, we attended one of Dr. Lawlor’s evening seminars. I had no real hope of ever living without some form of back pain and I thought there was NO CHANCE a back adjustment would eliminate my constipation.

Visits to Dr. Lawlor differ greatly from appointments I have had over the years with other chiropractic doctors. On the initial visit, x-rays were taken and several physical tests were performed which allowed Dr. Lawlor to identify the source of my problems. He then developed and communicated a treatment plan meant to eliminate my back pain and constipation. Dr. Lawlor’s method is scientific, logical and precise compared to the seemingly random care I have experienced with other chiropractors.

I have had 13 appointments in 9 weeks. My constipation disappeared after the VERY FIRST visit. For the first time in 15 years I am no longer dependent on some form of oral remedy. My back pain is greatly reduced and I now hold hope the pain will be eliminated entirely. I would have NEVER thought my digestive issues could be solved with a chiropractic adjustment.

Dr. Lawlor and his staff are always accommodating, professional and friendly.

Never give up trying to find the answer to a physical ailment. Finding a solution to my most serious issue (constipation) came from an unlikely source, chiropractic adjustment.”

-Thomas E.

FEWER MIGRAINES

Tim“For the past 10 years, I had been suffering from weekly migraines, back and neck pain. I used Excedrin Migraine religiously and occasionally used ice or a heating pad on my back and neck pain. I usually worked through the pain, but periodically had to miss work because of the migraines.

A family friend recommended Lawlor Chiropractic to me. I had doubts because I had never been to a chiropractor before. I’ve now been a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s since December of 2015. Since I’ve been adjusted regularly my migraines are much less frequent. I wasn’t sure anything could help my migraines, but this has helped reduce the frequency of them. My neck and back feel better too!“

-Tim M.

AVOIDED SURGERY

“I fell on the ice a while back and injured my lower back and my neck. As a result, I had severe pain in my lower back, neck and down my right arm. The pain was so bad that sometimes I would just collapse. I could barely get dressed, and I thought I was going to be permanently disabled.

I had been to a neurologist and pain doctors. They prescribed pain killers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers. These gave me some relief, but I still could not sleep and had significant pain. I had also tried physical therapy and another chiropractor. Nothing really helped. The pain was interfering with everything.

My girlfriend recommended Dr. Lawlor to me. I was very doubtful since I had already tried a chiropractor before. I have been getting regular adjustments for about a year now. Even though I was doubtful at first, I followed his plan for me. Now I am sleeping better, moving better and I’m in much less pain.

Give Dr. Lawlor a chance and follow his plan. I almost had surgery and I’m very glad I didn’t. The key is to follow his plan. I started with three visits per week and now I am going to one visit every two weeks. I really believe he has helped me!“

-Tim

OFF MEDICATION AFTER 15 YEARS

“I had suffered with heartburn for at least the past 15 years. I managed it with western medicine, but always wanted to be off of it. It was the type of medication that says you should only take it for 14 days. In the past, I had also tried other natural remedies but with little success. I had to try avoiding certain foods and coffee as well.

A friend referred me to Dr. Lawlor. I had been to chiropractors before, but I like the fact that Dr. Lawlor uses a nerve scope and my X-Rays at each appointment as part of my care. I have been getting adjustments and taking the supplements that Dr. Lawlor recommends for me. My heartburn is almost totally gone…so much so that I forget to take my supplements. This is because I so rarely even have symptoms. All around, I just feel better.

I hope my experience will give you hope that you don’t have to be on western meds forever. Those medications are not meant to heal, but rather just manage the symptoms. Believe healing can happen with Dr. Lawlor’s help! The staff here is awesome too, super friendly and so good at their job!!!

Good luck!“

-Tammy

LESS PAIN, MORE ENERGY, BETTER SLEEP

“About two years ago, I started having pain in my lower back that made it hard to stand up after sitting for long periods. I would also get numbness and tingling down my left leg . I used ice when it was really bad. I also tried another chiropractor before seeing Dr. Lawlor. The ice and adjustments relieved the pain for a short time, but it always came back. I work as a teacher’s aide and we sit for long periods of time even sometimes on the floor. The pain in my lower back made it difficult to stand back up after sitting.

A friend referred me to Lawlor Chiropractic. I didn’t have any real doubts reservations about care. For the past nine months or so, I’ve been getting regular chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Lawlor. I’ve also started foundation training to improve my posture and learn the correct way to lift. I’ve made other changes as well such as a different pillow and exercise. I like the Gonstead method of chiropractic including patient education, X-Rays, detailed analysis and specific adjustments.

The numbness and tingling in my left leg is less often, and the lower back pain is gone most of the time. Sitting for long periods still makes it difficult to stand, but not as painful anymore. My energy level has improved and so has my sleep. The staff and doctor at Lawlor chiropractic are helpful and welcoming. They are awesome!

The encouragement I would give others is to be patient! This is not a quick fix, but it is a long term fix.“

-T.S.

BACK TO CAMPING & HIKING

RD“I had constant pain in my lower back. I was in pain every day with times of very sharp pain that made it hard to do anything. I saw my general practitioner who only offered pain killers as a solution. It got to the point that I could not do the things outdoors that I enjoy like camping and hiking.

A family member recommended Lawlor Chiropractic. I was skeptical, but I did not want to continue taking pain killers. I’ve been having adjustments now for about a year, and things have improved greatly. I’m able to spend time doing the things that I like. I hardly ever have days where I’m in pain. I’m even able to get an entire night’s sleep.

Everyone is very helpful and always makes sure to explain everything. Don’t be afraid to try chiropractic care. It has helped me to get back to a great life doing things I love with my friends and family.“

-R.D.

I AVOIDED AN MRI AND EXPLORATORY SURGERY WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Rob“I came to Lawlor Chiropractic back in December for a pain that was in the upper right inside of my leg. It was similar to a stabbing pain that would happen randomly for a few seconds. The pain was more of an annoyance that I first noticed at the end of October. I originally spoke with my family medicine doctor. He checked me for hernias and thought that it was just a groin strain. After a while of the pain not going away, he suggested an MRI and possibly exploratory surgery to figure out the problem. Those were both expensive routes that I didn’t think would lead to a solution. Fortunately, my pain wasn’t consistent and didn’t las long. So I would feel the pain at random times, but it didn’t interfere with much. It was just an annoying pain to have to deal with every day.

I was already a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic when I began having this issue. So I told Dr. Lawlor my symptoms, and he assured me that he could help. He told me that this particular issue would take several adjustments to fix. So, for the first month, the issue was getting better. Then, the pain had taken a roller coaster effect. One day I would feel no pain and the next it would be worse than usual. Dr. Lawlor assured me to just stick with treatment and it would get better, and I did.

Dr. Lawlor suggested that I come in every 2 weeks for adjustments to fix this issue. I appreciated Dr. Lawlor taking the time at each visit to educate me on why he does certain things and the workings behind what he was doing. It took about 3 months to fix this condition. After one of the last adjustments, I had still been feeling the pain every once in a while. After the last adjustment for this particular issue, the pain was completely gone the very next day. I was shocked that it just completely went away. The chiropractic adjustments fixed the root of the problem, which would have never been found through an MRI or surgery. I’m so glad I listened to Dr. Lawlor’s advice to stick with chiropractic care for this.

The staff is very personable and always welcoming. I really suggest speaking with Lawlor Chiropractic about any issues that may be concerning you, even If you don’t think it is a chiropractic issue. I would have never thought that the source for my pain would be in my spine. However, I listened to Dr. Lawlor’s advice, and now the pain in my leg is gone. In the end, chiropractic care was more affordable and fixed the ACTUAL problem instead of just doing guesswork with an MRI and exploratory surgery.”

-Rob M.

INJECTIONS NO LONGER NEEDED

Dawn“When I first came to Dr. Lawlor, my lower back pain caused limited mobility and much discomfort that would extend down my left leg at times. I was also experiencing pain in my left elbow, also with limited mobility and quite a bit of discomfort. Digestion issues were also a problem. I also had neck pain.

I had seen an orthopedic doctor and received injections in my elbow that only helped temporarily. He suggested physical therapy for my back which did not help. A friend recommended Dr. Lawlor to me. I was not skeptical about chiropractic, but I had never heard of the Gonstead Method. Since starting under Dr. Lawlor’s care, I have been getting regular adjustments and have been taking whole food supplements.

My mobility in my lower back is much improved, and the pain in my neck and elbow are both gone! I have not even needed to consider further injections. My digestion issues have diminished greatly since Dr. Lawlor suggested Zypan and AF Betafood supplements. I did not expect my elbow to get completely better! In fact, it wasn’t until Dr. Lawlor reminded me and asked me about it that I even remembered it was one of my original complaints!

Any time I can address an issue in my health by natural means rather than surgery or meds that’s a good thing. I highly recommend Dr. Lawlor and his chiropractic care. I have always felt like the staff is very attentive and concerned as well.“

-Melissa

SEIZURES STOPPED COMPLETELY

Kristian“My son, Kristian, started having seizures. He continued to have them for about two years. We saw two neurologists. Both neurologists determined there was no cause for the seizures. They said that sometimes this just happens with kids. Kristian had to remain calm at all times for fear of bringing a seizure on.

I didn’t really believe that chiropractic could help his seizures, but I thought that it couldn’t hurt to try it. We had not had any other experiences with chiropractors, so we didn’t really know what to expect. Kristian has been getting chiropractic adjustments for about 6 months now. His seizures have stopped completely, and he is much calmer now. He’s not as hyper.

Jeff and the staff at Lawlor Chiropractic are wonderful and very caring. If your child has seizures or ADHD, try chiropractic and the Gonstead Method.“

-Jason B. (Kristian’s dad)

MY “OLD SELF” AGAIN

Dawn“I was struggling with the inability to use my right arm. My elbow and the surrounding area were painful, and I had no strength in my hand. I was miserable. I had been examined by my family physician, tried massage therapy as well as supplements for about 6 months before finding Dr. Lawlor. The pain and loss of strength interfered with everything. I could not go to the gym or do yoga. I had no grip strength so normal everyday activities were limited, and it was even affecting my mood!

I had been to chiropractors before, but I had never used chiropractic for extremities. Dr. Lawlor has assisted in getting full mobility back for me in my elbow and right hand as well as my entire spine. He has also helped with my nutritional needs. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for regular chiropractic adjustments for about a year now. I find that the Gonstead Method is by far my preferred chiropractic method. It is a more scientific approach, and the success I’ve experienced has me thrilled!!!

I am back to my old self. I can do yoga, weight lifting, rock climbing and painting as well as ironing and cleaning. My mood has also been positively changed. I feel young again. Also, my indigestion and body temperature has improved since using Standard Process supplements. The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is GREAT! They are accommodating, professional and sincere.

I recommend that you trust the process, and trust Dr. Lawlor to do his job. He’s truly gifted and well educated. He takes his job seriously and most importantly he takes your health seriously. When I took it seriously, I started seeing improvement.“

-Jacquie S.

X-RAYS SPEAK VOLUMES

Ellianna“Our daughter had an infant stroke and has semi paralysis on the right side of her body. Now, she over uses the left side by thrusting it into the right side. This has caused muscular and obvious skeletal issues. We have seen an orthopedic and chiropractors for these concerns.

We found Dr. Lawlor through our church. Our daughter has been seeing Dr. Lawlor for regular adjustments. We have only had one other chiropractor that practiced this method, but he was not as advanced in the Gonstead Method as Dr. Lawlor. I have found this method to be the best approach. Just compare the X-Rays from a few months ago and come to your own conclusion.

We have absolutely found Dr. Lawlor to be helpful and welcoming, and we love Jill!“

-Staci M.

NO MORE STEROIDS…I FINALLY ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!

Dawn“My condition began February of 2011. I had experienced pain throughout my body, severe fatigue, immobility and was bedridden for weeks and sometimes months at a time. I had also experienced “brain fog”. Simple touch or even a hug was extremely painful. I also had severe pain in my neck and hips. My immune system was in a constant state of inflammation causing pain, immobility and memory loss. I was seen by several neurologists, medical doctors and even other chiropractors. My only relief came from bi-annual steroid shots. I was not enjoying life at all. Trips to the grocery store had to be planned and assisted by my husband.

I found Dr. Lawlor by driving by and seeing the sign from Highway 94. I had been to other chiropractors, but I had never heard of the Gonstead Method. Since June of 2015, I’ve been receiving chiropractic adjustments and taking supplements. I’ve also done a purification program through Standard Process recommended by Dr. Lawlor. I like the continuous personalized care and patient education I receive with Dr. Lawlor.

Since beginning my care with him, I can enjoy life again! I’m enjoying camping and hiking and even running errands without a second thought. My husband and kids are happy to have their smiling and active wife/mom back. NO MORE STEROIDS! I had truly tried every available doctor, specialist and testing out there. My quality of life now is even better than before the onset of my illness in 2011! I sleep better, have much more energy and the inflammation is gone. An unexpected benefit from the purification program was losing 10 pounds, and I’ve had no difficulty maintaining my new weight.

The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is awesome, friendly and always accommodating. It’s the best staff we have ever experienced!“

-Dawn P.

I CAN CONCENTRATE IN SCHOOL AGAIN

Danielle“Before I went to Lawlor Chiropractic, I constantly had headaches and migraines and nothing seemed to help. I took a lot of Advil. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really concentrate in school and it hurt too much to read.

I had never been adjusted before and I was a little scared of having my neck cracked. About a year ago, my mom referred me to Dr. Lawlor. I’ve been having regular adjustments, and I hardly ever get migraines anymore! I can read without pain and concentrate in school. I also get better sleep and feel that my overall mood has improved.

I hope that my experience will prompt others to try Chiropractic!“

-Danielle T.

DEBILITATING HEADACHES GONE AFTER ONE MONTH OF CARE

“I started seeing Dr. Lawlor because of daily headaches that made it difficult to function in the afternoons. I had tried pain killers and massage, but neither worked. My cousin had recommended that I try a chiropractor that not only took X-rays and used them as a base point.

I’ve been receiving regular chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Lawlor for about 5 months now. My headaches were gone after only one month of care. The difference with just my headaches has made a huge difference in my life! I’m functioning so much better. My lower back has been much less painful when I travel. I didn’t even realize that my hearing was impaired, but after the first few adjustments my hearing increased!

Everyone has been awesome. Jill in the front is friendly, helpful and always has a smile.”

-Dana G.

I HAD GIVEN UP HOPE UNTIL I FOUND DR. LAWLOR

Charlene“Starting last October, I was having severe pain in my bottom and left leg. I could not sit, stand, walk or lay down without severe pain. I had to use a wheel chair and a walker to get around. I also had trouble with urination and bowel movements. Prior to finding Dr. Lawlor, I had seen my regular doctor, pain management groups and another chiropractor. I had injections in my back, therapy, pain medications and even pain patches.

I was missing church and bible study. It was hard to see my grandchildren or even go to the store because riding in a car was very painful. I could not even do household chores. My neighbor’s son, Mike, told me about Dr. Lawlor. I was skeptical, but it was my last hope. I was so down from being in such pain for so long.

I have been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 4 months now for chiropractic adjustments. I love the way everything is explained to me and the caring feeling I get when I am there. At age 76, I feel that my life is back again, and I am so thankful to Dr. Lawlor! I am able to sleep, walk, sit and stand without severe pain. My bowel movements and urination have improved as well.

That Jill at the front desk is the best. She is always friendly and concerned how I am. She has a great smile and puts me at ease when I walk in the door. This place is absolutely the best. I was down and did not know what I was going to do. God bless Dr. Lawlor and Jill for giving me hope again.“

-Charlene R.

CHIROPRACTIC HAS TRULY BENEFITED OUR NEWBORN SON

Matt_LawlorChiro“When our son was born prematurely, he spent several weeks in the NICU. He was given antibiotics as part of his care, and he was observed to have a head preference. When he came home, we noticed he still had trouble moving his neck. He also started screaming during bowel movements. We tried massaging his neck muscles as well as giving him tummy massages to encourage bowel movements.

We found Dr. Lawlor online. I had never been adjusted before, but my husband had. We discussed this at length many times before ultimately deciding to have our newborn adjusted. We’ve been bringing our son in for chiropractic adjustments now for about two months as well as giving him the probiotic that Dr. Lawlor recommended to him. At first his appointments were weekly, then biweekly.

He now exhibits full rotation of his neck, and he no longer screams with every bowel movement which I attribute to the adjustments and the probiotics. Also, after his very first adjustment, he allowed us to lay him down flat and he slept! Prior to this, he would not sleep unless he was being held. Our son’s reflux has also improved since being adjusted.

Dr. Lawlor, his wife Michelle, and Jill are all very kind and welcoming. The office environment is very relaxed. Something I hope other parents realize is that Dr. Lawlor has his own baby girl who he also adjusts. The amount of force and pressure used on infants during adjustments is so gentle. It is nothing like what adults experience!“

-Amanda H.

100% PAIN FREE
Before & After (6 weeks of care)

Before & After (6 weeks of care)

I had a long time back injury that I would occasionally visit a chiropractor, but only when I was in pain (2-3 times per year). It would also hurt when I tried to exercise. In addition to chiropractors, I tried physical therapy and pain killers.

This time, I could not stand up straight even if I tried. My pain was so intense I could not stand, sit or lay down without tears. I was about to give up on chiropractors, but I decided to try Dr. Lawlor because he uses the Gonstead Method. I am 100% pain free now! In addition to being pain free, I have less acne and I’m even sleeping better. I am slowly incorporating cardio workout into my daily routine.

I have started bringing my whole family to see Dr. Lawlor. I’ve learned it is not just about my back. It’s about keeping my whole body healthy. Dr.Lawlor continues to educate me during each visit. Jill is always friendly and goes above and beyond keeping my crazy 2 year old busy! I tell all my friends about Dr. Lawlor because he has really changed my perspective on chiropractic care.

-Veronica S.

NO CAUTERIZING THESE NERVES!
Steve R. & Dr. Lawlor

Steve R. & Dr. Lawlor

For the past 3 to 4 years, I’ve had a great deal of lower back pain on a daily basis. Some days were better than others. My pain was worse in the morning. Flare-ups would last all day and make me bend forward. At times, there was numbness in my hands. I experienced daily headaches, had trouble sleeping and felt dizzy when getting up from a chair or squatting down to get something. I even lost my balance at times. I became depressed and unsociable. I was hard on my wife and others around me due to the pain. I lacked motivation to do anything or go anywhere.

I tried a lot of things. I took muscle relaxers and pain medication. Physical therapy made it feel worse. There were times that my wife had to take me to the emergency room because the pain was so bad I could barely move. They told me that I had arthritis in my spine. I also went to a pain management doctor who gave me two options. He said that he could inject cortisone into the disks or cauterize the nerves. Neither would be long lasting. After about 4 to 6 months the procedure would have to be repeated.

My back pain, stiffness and general aching put me out of commission. I could not keep up with lawn and yardwork or general house maintenance. I was also unable to do the work required for my job. My wife met Dr. Lawlor at a networking meeting and heard him speak about what he does to help his patients. At first, I was extremely skeptical and did not want anything to do with a chiropractor! I told my wife, “NO” when she first talked to me about it. I didn’t think much of those “bone crackers”, as I called them.

My wife and I attended one of Dr. Lawlor’s evening informational classes. After attending the class, I decided to give Dr. Lawlor a try. I had never actually been to a chiropractor before. I’ve been getting chiropractic adjustments, taking whole food supplements and getting nutritional advice. Dr. Lawlor has also been giving me instruction on proper lifting, sitting and even sleeping positions.

I’ve been getting treatment for about six months now. I have much less pain. I’m in a better mood and more active. I have far fewer headaches and less dizziness. I’m able to go outside and do a little yard work and house work. I like the fact that he scans my back before each adjustment and that he did X-rays before he began my treatment. My relationship with my wife has improved too. She says I even smile more now! I sleep better, stand longer and sit more comfortably.

I give the highest kudos to the Lawlor Chiropractic Team. They are the finest people I’ve met. Dr. Jeff is outgoing, professional and energetic. He explains everything he does for my treatment. Jill is heartwarming, friendly and welcoming!

-Steve R.

CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP ALLERGIES?

SarahK_LawlorChiroMy initial interest in going to Lawlor Chiropractic was to help with my “allergies”. I had been sick for many years with strep and chronic ear infections. Once I had my tonsils removed it turned into chronic sinus infections and ear infections with occasional bronchitis. All allergy tests had confirmed that I had no allergies to anything food or environmental, yet I continued to get sick monthly. At the beginning of 2013 I was sick and tired of being “Sick and Tired!” I started on a journey of losing weight by eating healthier and exercising more. Through workouts, tracking my food, starting the use of a neti pot, and being regimented with taking my allergy medicine, I was finally “healthier.” Except I was really wasn’t. All I was doing was managing my “allergies” better. This was also very exhausting. Some days just getting out of bed was enough to make me want to take a nap. But running a business and having a toddler that was just not an option. I met Dr Jeff & Michele through the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and after the 2nd meeting with them I decided I could benefit from being under their care. I have used chiropractic in the past for headaches and back pain. I started with weekly chiropractic adjustments, supplements/nutritional counseling, and some stretches to help with some tight areas. I love the education you get during your visits. They really explain the how & the why behind what they are doing. Within 3 weeks I stopped taking my allergy medicine that I had been taking daily for years and have never looked back! Overall I just feel better. I’m not as tired, I have no allergy symptoms even when everyone around me is experiencing horrible problems. I am not as bloated as I was after certain meals. I understand more about what my body is trying to do and how better to fuel it. Michele & Jeff really care about you and want to make you better. I have always felt welcomed and like they really listen to my concerns. I have always believed in chiropractic but didn’t always take the time or money to make it a priority in my healthcare. I now realize that it is essential for me to maintain my healthy lifestyle to keep up with son and business.

-S.

ADJUSTMENTS HELP MY HEARING AND SPEECH

PrestonLawlorChiroPreston had speech issues and irregular bowel movements prior to seeing Dr. Lawlor. Preston previously had been in speech therapy for a year. Preston’s speech or lack of was interfering with his social skills such as peer interactions. As well, it was difficult for his teachers to assess learning because they couldn’t understand what he was saying. I first met Dr. Lawlor at a health screening at St. Charles Community College and I was very skeptical about how chiropractic care would help speech. Preston has been seeing Dr. Lawlor for four months now and receiving chiropractic adjustments. Preston’s speech has greatly improved. It is so much easier to understand him. His self-esteem has increased, as well as his confidence with his peers. Preston also has regular bowel movements, rather than a week (or two) of constipation. The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is helpful, it is evident from the second Dr. Lawlor talks that he loves what he does. For anyone who is skeptical; stop and think about your central nervous system. Think about where it is located and the fact that it controls all bodily functions. Adjustments allow your body to properly function.

-Preston’s Mother

STIFF, SORE & TIGHT NO MORE!

Before I found Dr. Lawlor, I had a stiff sore neck and tightness in my right side from my hip down through my foot. I tried massages and some self-relief efforts and both would bring temporary relief. A friend from my exercise gym highly recommended I see a chiropractor. I went to two other chiropractors for information before finding Dr. Lawlor. I really liked the specificity of the Gonstead Method at Lawlor Chiropractic.

Since I’ve been getting regular adjustments at Lawlor Chiropractic, my headaches have been eliminated and my neck and shoulder pain are gone! I’ve even started sleeping better. Dr. Lawlor recommended that I lay flat on my back with the type of neck pain I was having. My overall strength has improved as well. Also, the team at the office is helpful and accommodating to my requests. They have a very flexible appointment schedule too.

-Michelle S.

NO MORE VOMITING IN THE MORNING

In mid-July, I began unexplained vomiting. It really only happened in the morning after I ate breakfast. The vomiting got worse, though, and it started happening every morning even before I ate. I would feel fine the rest of the day and was even eating normally. My parents took me to my regular doctor for a physical and some blood work. Everything came back normal, and the doctor thought it was a psychological issue. I started taking antacids and medicine for upset stomach, but it would only help temporarily.

When school started, I was missing school or going in late and I began to lose weight. My mom was a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic and recommended that I give that a try as nothing else was fixing the issue. I had never been to a chiropractor before and was not sure how or if a chiropractor could help. I started regular chiropractic adjustments at the end of August. Soon after I started, I could go to school in the morning with no stomach trouble. The staff and doctor really seemed to care about me and my condition from day one!

-Max W.

BACK TO PLAYING BALL

Matt_LawlorChiro“I injured my back in the Army and have had moderate to severe pain daily for 8 years now. I have had several injections in my low back since. I have seen a chiropractor but only when I couldn’t walk. I got injections and took pain killers daily for 7 years. Matter of fact they did nothing for the pain but I got addicted to them.

The pain was so bad it interfered with lifting weights and playing basketball. I had to stop lifting for weeks at a time and couldn’t play ball at all.

I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic by a friend of ours. X-rays were taken; I was given a care plan and after adjustments I feel better than before the military. I now lift 5 days a week and play ball 3 times a week.“

-Matt

CHIROPRACTIC HELPED MY BELL’S PALSY HEAL QUICKLY
Before Treatment: 9-3-15, After Treatment: 9-14-15

Before Treatment: 9-3-15, After Treatment: 9-14-15

On August 29, 2015, I woke with a feeling of numbness in my left lower lip. By that evening, the right side of my face was numb. I saw Dr. Lawlor on September 3, 2015 after receiving a diagnosis of Bell’s Palsy from a neurologist in the emergency room. The ER doctors prescribed steroids and suggested follow up with my internist, but I decided to see Dr. Lawlor instead as I have been a chiropractic patient of Dr. Lawlor’s for more than a year. I also saw my eye doctor to be sure the eye was cared for and did not get infected as I could not even close my right eye.

The right side of my face drooped. The illness causes extreme fatigue and severe head pain as if someone had hit me in the face with a brick. I had no doubt that Dr. Lawlor could help with this issue as he had successfully treated my severe shoulder and neck pain in 2014.

Within 2 weeks, my face was 85% cured and I was able to close my right eye. Within 4 weeks, you would never have known I’d been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Perhaps a case of Bell’s Palsy is more severe for others, but the AVERAGE recovery time is 3-9 months! Dr. Lawlor and his staff are excellent, friendly and helpful!

-Mary A.

PAIN WAS AFFECTING MY WORK, HOME LIFE, MARRIAGE, BEING A GRANDMA AND EVERYTHING!

MaryA_LawlorChiroFor a couple of years I had experienced pain my neck and left shoulder, thinking it was a pulled muscles or pillow that were too thick or purses that were too heavy. But in July, 2014 the pain became severe and constant. By noon every day the pain was unbearable. My son in law referred me to Dr. Lawlor. Previously I went to urgent care center and was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, prescribed hydrocodone and muscle relaxants and told “this will not be a quick fix.” The severe pain affected my work, home life, marriage, being a good grandma, everything. Now I can pursue activities I want to and have energy for work and time off the pain relief Dr. Lawlor and Gonstead chiropractic provided is a great blessing in my life. Dr. Lawlor took a complete set of x-rays and did a thorough exam, educated me (and my husband) on the Gonstead method, problems, adjustments, and exercise. With the previous chiropractic care there were no x-rays and adjustments seemed to be hit or miss. Dr. Lawlor knows exactly what the next adjustment needs to be. I have been seeing Dr. Lawlor from July, 2014 until present (10/20/14). I also noticed more energy and overall enjoying life more. Now, October 23, 2014 I rarely have any neck or shoulder pain and can exercise, ride my bicycle, play with my grandchildren as I wish, I see Dr. Lawlor every 2 weeks now and will see him less and less as time goes. Dr. Lawlor and his staff know me – call me by name and feel we are friends as well as doctor-patient. If you are in pain, please give Dr. Lawlor a visit. He will explain the Gonstead method thoroughly to you and your family. Chiropractic with Dr. Lawlor and his staff is a wonderful, lasting, natural method of pain relief. No pain pills, muscle relaxants or surgery required. Thank you Dr. Lawlor!

-Mary A.

MIGRAINES GONE

“I met doctor Lawlor at the Health Expo at St. Charles Community College. I was having about three migraines a week, neck pain, low back pain and numbness in my fingers and toes. I had visited my primary doctor, a neurologist, an eye doctor and even had been seeing another chiropractor for about a month. They even ordered a CAT scan to try and figure out what was going on with me.

I have now been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about one year for regular chiropractic adjustments. I’m off all my medication and I am migraine free. I also have fewer regular headaches, more energy and I sleep better as well. For me, the patient education and X-rays were very beneficial. My last chiropractor would put me on a water table and then adjust me. I had no idea what he was adjusting or why. Dr. Lawlor explains everything in detail, and I find this helpful. The hours of the clinic also make it easy to fit an appointment into my busy schedule.

Chiropractic care plays a huge role in how great I feel today. I would encourage everyone to give it a try!

-Marissa H.

REVERSE THAT REVERSED CURVE IN THE NECK!
(Pre – left picture prior to care with reversed cervical curve, Post on the right 6 months after care is closer to normal cervical lordosis, the black curve line) The cervical spine has better structural/neural integrity when the vertebrae are closer to the black curved line.

(Pre – left picture prior to care with reversed cervical curve, Post on the right 6 months after care is closer to normal cervical lordosis, the black curve line) The cervical spine has better structural/neural integrity when the vertebrae are closer to the black curved line.

“I had burning sensations and pain in between my shoulder blades & neck. It was going on 3 weeks straight, I couldn’t stay at work or sleep comfortably. I tried pain killers, stretching, ice, heat to try to give me relief. At the time, I could not even stay for a full day at work. It exhausted me to the point of not wanting to get out of bed. I was referred to Dr. Lawlor by my previous chiropractor who had moved away years before. At first, I had some doubts because it wasn’t working automatically and I got pessimistic. I liked the details, how he explains everything they are doing. After 10 months of care and adjustments I’ve improved drastically, my pain goes away and doesn’t come back for weeks at a time, it is very manageable now. Dr. Lawlor and Michelle are wonderful, they are very helpful and understanding. I would encourage others to keep working with Dr. Lawlor, it can’t be fixed overnight but if you have patience it will slowly get better.”

-Kelly L.

FINALLY GETTING SLEEP AGAIN

My pain was excruciating and constant. My leg was radiating with pain all the way from my lower back to my calf. I couldn’t sleep, stand or sit without experiencing pain. I tried exercise, stretches pain meds and chiropractic care, but nothing worked. My condition interfered with everything. Losing sleep was affecting every aspect of my life including my job and coaching volleyball.

I drove past Lawlor Chiropractic every day and decided to give it a try. Dr. Lawlor spent a lot of time with me to figure out my issue. I love the fact that he takes a full spine x-ray and scans my back at each visit. I’ve been getting regular adjustments and taking nutritional supplements for about 5 months now. I am so happy to get some sleep! I’m still not 100%, but I am able to get through an entire day without fidgeting due to the pain. He even released some pressure in my neck that I did not even know was there.

The best thing about being a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic is learning how much proper care can affect your entire body. I came in for lower back pain and issues in my middle back. I didn’t know I would experience instant and long term relief. The staff is wonderful too and does a great job making me feel comfortable every time I’m there.

-Kate D.

OFF MY MEDICATION

JessB_LawlorChiroI had suffered from migraines 1-2 times per week for about three years before I found relief at Lawlor Chiropractic. I had been seeing a doctor that prescribed medication for my migraines. The medication made me tired and therefore I was unable to take it during the day when I really needed it the most.

The migraine pain started in the base of my neck and went up through my temples. School and work were difficult because I was unable to maintain focus for long periods of time. I was not able to participate in social activities either due to the pain and fatigue.

I met Dr. Lawlor at a 5K running event. Though I knew people who went to the chiropractor, I had never been adjusted before. From the first time I met Dr. Lawlor, I felt as though he took a genuine interest and concern for my health. I had never met a doctor that had taken the time to discuss all my concerns and would help me work toward a solution.

In April, I began chiropractic care with Dr. Lawlor and began taking B12 supplements per his recommendation. I no longer wake up each morning with a headache! My performance at work and school has improved and I attend the gym regularly without feeling pain in my neck and back. I no longer need medication since coming to Dr. Lawlor. I sleep better and have made many healthy lifestyle changes as well. I have experienced a tremendous increase in energy and focus.

I hope to encourage not only my family and friends to seek chiropractic care but others as well. I have seen the positive impact this care has had in my life and my overall well-being.

-Jess B.

30 YEARS OF PAIN…FREE AT LAST!
Before and After

Before and After

When I first came to see Dr. Lawlor, I had extreme pain in my lower left back. This condition had been reoccurring for 30 years. Over the years, I’ve been treated with pain medications, physical therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, chiropractic care and cortisone shots. These treatments only provided temporary relief. Walking and sitting were becoming more and more difficult on a daily basis at work. Exercise was out of the question!

I met Dr. Lawlor at his booth at the local YMCA. I had tried chiropractic before and it was not successful, but I thought I would give it a try again as opposed to surgery. I’ve been getting adjustments with Dr. Lawlor now for several months and taking supplements that he recommends. The most significant difference between my previous chiropractic experience and the Gonstead Method with Dr. Lawlor is that the Gonstead Method works by treating what is causing my back pain rather than just treating the pain.

Now, I can sit and walk at work with no discomfort and I can resume exercising. I’m back to normal day to day functions at age 59. I also have better mobility. Dr. Lawlor has a genuine concern in my well-being. I appreciate his explanations of my overall condition and treatments. His whole approach makes sense to me. Prior to seeing Dr. Lawlor, I was contemplating surgery (as a last resort), as none of my previous treatments were successful. I’ve avoided surgery because of the remarkable success in adjusting my spine with Dr. Lawlor.

-Greg

GARDENING AGAIN AFTER THE ACCIDENT

After an auto accident in May of 2015, I was having terrible mid and lower back pain. I tried pain killers and muscle relaxers, but neither of these worked. The pain in my back prevented me from working in my garden. My brother-in-law referred us to Lawlor Chiropractic. I would not have even come if my husband hadn’t made the appointment.

I’ve been getting chiropractic adjustments now for about 4 months. I’ve improved considerably. I am able to work in my yard again and I can sit for longer periods without pain. I even have fewer migraines. The staff and doctor are very welcoming and caring. I am very happy that the appointment was made, and I hope to continue maintenance after all is said and done following the accident.

-Amanda T.

NO MORE NEBULIZER TREATMENTS!

EmersynLawlorChiroEmersyn had a very low immune response. She would spend fall and winter with upper respiratory infections and would always end up sick if she was around other children. She underwent long rounds of antibiotic treatments which did more harm than good. She also saw a pulmonologist who diagnosed her with asthma and had her using a nebulizer on a daily basis. We had to stay away from situations where kids may have had colds because Emersyn’s immune system was too weak to protect her.

Eventually, we started using essential oils and working with her diet. This helped a lot, but we knew she could do even better. We took her to see Dr. Lawlor and she started receiving regular adjustments and he started her on a supplement called Immuplex. Since Emersyn’s first adjustment with Dr.Lawlor, she has only had one nebulizer treatment. Since then, she hasn’t been sick or anything less than 100%! She was even exposed to Disney World germs! Emersyn’s speech has also improved as well as her ability to communicate her thoughts more effectively. In addition, we adore the staff! When Emersyn isn’t being adjusted, she is Mrs. Jill’s assistant at the front desk.

There is so much you can do to promote health. You don’t have to wait for symptoms or disease. The Gonstead Method of chiropractic has changed our lives!

-Emersyn’s Mom

I TRIED MANY OTHER THERAPIES, BUT NOTHING SEEMED TO WORK!

BrockT_LawlorChiroWhen I first came to Lawlor Chiropractic, my neck and shoulder were sore causing me to tilt my head to the left for relief. I was also experiencing severe “pins and needles” type pain and numbness down my right arm. I tried several other forms of treatment including physical therapy, traction, prescription meds, STEM treatment and ice and heat therapy. These issues interfered with my ability to work as it flared up most at my computer. My doctor was recommending surgery as a next step.

My wife referred me to Dr. Lawlor. However, I had never been to a chiropractor before and I was skeptical. I’ve now been receiving chiropractic adjustments for about three or four months. I can now go an entire workday at my computer with no pain and only occasional tingling in my arm. Additionally, I feel like I get better sleep and my allergies seem to have improved. The team at Lawlor is very helpful and accommodating to my hectic schedule too.

I hope my experience will encourage others with a herniated disc to give the Gonstead Method of chiropractic a try before resorting to surgery.

-Brock K.

I THOUGHT I WOULD NEED ANOTHER SURGERY OR TWO

Marty Testimonial“I had surgery on my neck about 5 years prior to visiting Dr. Lawlor for the first time. I called Dr. Lawlor at the recommendation of a colleague as my condition was, in a word, desperate. Symptoms were: constant battle with vertigo, persistent numbness in my left side (especially my arm) and neck pain that was becoming unbearable. I felt at least two surgeries were in my near future, at the very least my neck for sure. Prior to my first visit with Dr. Lawlor, I had an MRI performed on my neck and another scheduled for my lower back and bottle of painkillers (which I did not want to take since in my opinion they only mask the condition). I was taking about 2000 MG of Tylenol/Ibuprofen a day, and living on a heating pad. Also, a week before my first visit, I underwent physical therapy evaluation – to determine what exercises would benefit me most. I had to stop the evaluation before finishing because I almost passed out. Oddly enough, no physical therapy has been needed to get me where I am today since starting chiropractic care.

I have a 10 year old, so staying active is a must – and I had reached a point where even weekend visits walking around the mall for an hour would wipe me out for the rest of the day. Minimal activity if any was becoming the norm or me. As far as work goes, I had taken off an average of 1-2 days per week in the month prior to my visit. Since starting care, I’ve missed two days of work – no more. I am also beginning to ‘feel’ like myself again. I’d felt so bad for so long, I’d forgotten what feeling good felt like. I’m not where I want to be just yet, but I believe that I’m getting there. I’m back to staying active with my daughter, I’m able to focus more at work that I have in a long time, and most importantly, I’m not so tired all the time.

I was referred to Dr. Lawlor from a current patient and co-worker. I certainly had doubts about care at first, not about chiropracticcare in general, but whether I was too far gone for anything to help, but another surgery or two.

We started with three adjustments per week as well as three times daily multivitamin and two other supplements. I am now down to every other week . I still am taking the supplements (and feel without a doubt they have helped my energy level as well as my overall health.)

My prior experience with chiropractic was when I was much younger and was eighteen years old to address some issues with my lower back and hips. The detail of analysis with Dr. Lawlor was much greater and certainly the results have been much more tangible to me now.

Now, my vertigo has gone, as has the majority of the numbness in my upper body, neck. Neck pain if any is rare. I am certainly still ‘in process’ but to compare where I was when I came to where I am now is to compare apples and oranges. I have much more energy, less stress, better focus now, easier when not in constant pain, best of all I have a sense of hope that things can and will get better.

The staff has been great, especially to my 10 year old who has accompanied me to almost every visit.

I would encourage anyone with back issues to try Dr. Lawlor first – before you get sent to physical therapy and certainly before you explore surgery.”

-Marty J.

Success Stories

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[slide title=”CANCEL MY NECK SURGERY! CHIROPRACTIC WORKS!”] “I had surgery on my neck in the C5-C6 vertebra 15 years ago. I had a fusion and metal plate with pins to fix the issue. About a year ago, I started having pain and burning through my neck, shoulder and arm. My pain level was 7-9. I tried physical therapy and a nerve block. It relieved the burning in my arm, but not in my neck. I had a hard time driving because I could barely turn my head to the right.

I was scheduled to have another surgery and my friend asked me to try Dr. Lawlor first. I was never a firm believer in chiropractic care. I started with being adjusted 3 times a week. Now I am down to twice a month. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 8 months. I am pretty much pain free most days. If there is any pain it is only 1-2 level pain. I can turn my head and I wake up pain free. I also noticed that the constant itching on my scalp went away. I sleep better and I am more calm and relaxed.

Dr. Lawlor is very thorough and Jill is extremely nice and friendly. They run a great practice. I have referred three of my friends to start seeing Dr. Lawlor. I am so happy I gave it a chance and put off surgery. I recommend that anyone having back or pain issues to try Dr. Lawlor before having surgery.[/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC IS NOT JUST FOR YOUR BACK AND NECK”] “I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about a year for chiropractic adjustments. One day, my shoulder became extremely sore. I was unable to move it hardly at all. I couldn’t workout, play with my kids, lift, pull, reach or do anything with my right arm. I immediately made an appointment with Dr. Lawlor to look at my shoulder and begin adjusting it.

Dr. Lawlor worked on my shoulder consistently for about a month. I can lift my arm, workout and play with my kids again without pain. I hope that people will look to chiropractic care as a way to help with all sorts of issues and not just for neck and back pain. Dr. Lawlor is amazing, and Jill is so accommodating and responsive when I call.

Erin M.[/slide]

[slide title=”MY XRAYS EXPLAIN WHY DR. LAWLOR IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC”] “For years, I had rolled and cracked my neck trying to get relief. My parents noticed that my walk seemed like there was something wrong, but they assumed that was “just the way I walked”. My mom was a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s. She attended a Monday Night Presentation that Dr. Lawlor puts on for new patient education. My mom said it was like he was describing me in some of the issues he discussed.

My parents took me to see Dr. Lawlor. After the exam and xray, they were very concerned with the curvature of my spine. Dr. Lawlor confidently explained that it was great that they had brought me in to see him at my age instead of waiting until I was older. He knew that he could help me and that it would have been much more of a challenge had we come in when I was older. We were not sure if there was any way to straighten what we saw on my xray.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor since December of 2015. My parents are very excited about the significant change in my xrays and know without Dr. Lawlor’s care there would not have been any natural improvement. I never roll my neck seeking relief anymore. I run better, stand straighter, have better posture and I even sleep better. Dr. Lawlor is always cheerful and Jill is very nice. She even helped us decorate mini pumpkins at Halloween time. My before and after xrays will show anyone why Dr. Lawlor is so passionate about what he does!

Allison L.[/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC HAS ALL BUT ELIMINATED MY PMS SYMPTOMS”] “I had severe back pain and neck pain. I was not sleeping well and had horrible PMS and mood changes. I took Aleve every day like clockwork by 2:00pm. I had headaches every day and occasional migraines as well. Sitting for long periods at work became increasingly difficult. Walking long distances was very painful too. I could do it, but I would pay for it. I found Dr. Lawlor when I attended the Health Open House at the YMCA where I am a member. I was quite skeptical as I had not heard very flattering things about chiropractors. Honestly, I associated them with ambulance chasers. I decided to give him a try. I have been going to Dr. Lawlor now for about a year and half.

The first thing I noticed was a dramatic decrease in my PMS symptoms. It was the difference between night and day. Whatever it is that makes you want to blow up and makes you feel nuts has definitely decreased. I can also sit at my desk without constantly trying to get comfortable because of tailbone pinching. I get better sleep too. I have not had even one full blown migraine since I started with care! I transitioned through two promotions under Dr. Lawlor’s care. I’m not sure I would have made it without him. He also recommended supplements to improve my health and help me survive during long days and few hours of sleep.

Dr. Lawlor is passionate about his patients’ care. Due to the level of care and improvements I have had, I have my three children seeing Dr. Lawlor as well. It has been life changing for us! This experience has been wonderful for our health. I hope that others take away that you do not have to settle for pain as a normal daily issue!”

Tish L.[/slide]

[slide title=”I PLACED A BET THAT CHIROPRACTIC WOULD NOT WORK FOR ME”] “I had extreme pain. I went to work every day as long as I could stand the pain, and then I would come home and get into bed for the rest of the day. Some nights, I had to just sit on the couch all night because I could not even get into bed. My work was limited because I could not climb a ladder even though climbing a ladder was necessary for my job. I also used to ride my bike to work, but had to stop because of the pain. This made me gain weight as well. I missed playing sand volleyball and just being active. I tried heat, ice, massage, walking, deep heat rubs and pain relievers, but nothing worked. I even had a back support and leg wrap that I wore every day. A co-worker recommended that I try Dr. Lawlor. The only reason I went in was to prove that he could not help me. I actually bet my co-worker that the problem was not in my back and a chiropractor could not help. I’ve been having adjustments now for about 6 months. I am now walking, jogging and being active day to day. I no longer wear a brace on my back or a wrap on my leg. I pretty much wake up without pain and go about my day. I average about 9 thousand steps per day.

I have showed improvement on MANY levels. I have better bladder control, less constipation, better sex drive and more flexibility. Also, I have beat depression because I am no longer living in constant pain. The front desk staff is super friendly. Dr. Lawlor truly believes in what he does and it is a motivator to stick with the plan and not to give up.

I would recommend that you come to see Dr. Lawlor and stay the course. I have some of the same issues as two of my friends, but they did not heal because they both gave up. I did not see progress right from the beginning. However, over time it all started coming together. Good luck.”

Ramsey S.[/slide]

[slide title=”I WAS VOMITING NONSTOP AND NOTHING HAD HELPED”] “From the age of 25, I began to vomit uncontrollably. I would vomit every 30-60 minutes and episodes would last for 2-4 days at a time. Now, at 34, I have learned it is caused by a combination of a mal-absorption disorder in my intestines and cyclical vomiting that is better described as stomach seizures.

My mom recommended that I see her chiropractor, Dr. Lawlor. When I had my first appointment with him, I had reached a record low body weight of 130 pounds. When my episodes began, I weighed 360 pounds. I had seen several doctors and had been on at least 30 different prescriptions by this point. Basically, my condition left me debilitated and disabled and seemed to not have any kind of relief or recovery.

I did not have any reservations or concerns about starting care with Dr. Lawlor, and my results were definitely better than any expectation. I’ve been getting adjustments weekly and then twice a month for about a year. I now weigh a healthy 155 and its holding! I have also gone up to about 3 weeks between episodes. Everything is better. The staff at Lawlor chiropractic goes above and beyond. Never say never. Trust your body. When it’s well, it’s an amazing machine.”

Matthew M.[/slide]

[slide title=”AS A NURSE, MEDICINE WAS ALL I KNEW AND TRUSTED”] “I noticed one day that my arm felt numb. It wasn’t necessarily hurting me so I ignored it. My right arm progressively got more numb and tingly to where I couldn’t function. I would drop things and couldn’t grip anything. It was rather frightening. I went to my primary care provider who told me I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. He gave me anti-inflammatories and steroids. My arm progressed and so my doctor sent me in for an MRI to rule out other conditions and scheduled me for an EMG. Then he referred me to an Orthopedic doctor. I had minimal relief.

I am an ICU nurse so my arms are obviously important in helping my patients. It was frustrating to be stressed about the numbness, tingling and cramping in my arm. Several of my dad’s coworkers referred me to Lawlor Chiropractic. I was very skeptical as another chiropractor was not able to help me. However after just a short time of being adjusted, my numbness in my arm has virtually vanished. The anxiety and stress of always worrying if it was something much worse is gone too. Now I know it was just a pinched and inflamed nerve. I do not rely on anti-inflammatories any longer either. I also noticed that I don’t have as many problems with my gallbladder/GI tract as I did before my adjustments began.

I have never left Dr. Lawlor’s office with questions. Dr. Lawlor is very professional and each case is treated individually. He gave me detailed analysis and it was intriguing especially as a nurse. As a nurse, medicine was all I knew. I was not convinced that holistic or “non-medical” treatments could be effective. However, my experience here has opened my eyes to an entirely new non-invasive approach to many ailments. Never think that you’re too young to have your “back problems” corrected. Correct things early on. Also, just because your body isn’t in pain does not mean that other symptoms aren’t telling you to dig deeper and find the root cause.”

Maria K.[/slide]

[slide title=”5 YEARS OF NECK AND BACK PAIN…100% GONE!”] “Since 2011, I have had severe pain in my low back and low neck. There was also a tingling or burning sensation in my left trapezoid and neck. I also had consistent headaches for as long as I can remember. I tried muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories and many visits with physical therapists to get rid of the neck pain. I play softball in college and had a lot of pain while trying to play. I even experienced pain just sitting at my desk for school.

My brother recommended Lawlor Chiropractic to me. After years of pain, I was skeptical that chiropractic could help. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 6 months now for chiropractic adjustments and the pain and burning in my neck and back is 100% gone! When I throw the softball, my fingers no longer get the tingling sensation. I can also sit comfortably in class now. My headaches have gone away too.

Everyone at Lawlor is welcoming, easy to talk to and beyond helpful. Dr. Lawlor is always willing to do what needs to be done. It is not a cookie cutter approach. I have no doubt that chiropractic care was the best option for me all along. You will not regret giving it a try.”

Lexi T.[/slide]

[slide title=”HERNIATED DISC COMPLETELY GONE”] “My low back pain started 20 years ago. It has been getting worse for the last 3 years with daily sharp back pain and stiffness. My family doctor recommended that I get an MRI back in 2012. The results showed a herniated disc at L5 and some degenerative changes in the same area. I started physical therapy and did the recommended exercises, but it did not help.

One of my coworkers was a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s and recommended I see him for my back issues. I was skeptical because I had already tried two other chiropractors in the past with little lasting improvement. My job, my daily activities, hobbies and even my sleep suffered from my pain. Morning stiffness usually lasted about an hour to an hour and half, and getting dressed was difficult.

I decided to give Dr. Lawlor a try. After the first few months, I did not feel that I had significant improvement. Dr. Lawlor reached out to his mentors about my care. He even had another doctor meet me, check my spine and give his ideas on how to modify adjustments to help my care progress. Eventually, my back pain was much less severe and flair ups were less frequent. I appreciate Dr. Lawlor’s patient education, the full spine x-rays and the detail of analysis. My pain has gone from a 10/10 to about a 2/10 or 3/10. My sleep has improved and my daily activities are no longer compromised due to back pain. I have less frustration and my family dynamic has improved as a result as well. My recent MRI (2016) shows no disc herniation. The degenerative changes in L5 are still there, but I feel much less pain and the pain is less frequent after a year of adjustments. Of everything I’ve tried, I have found this to be the best for my low back pain.”

Klara S.[/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC IS GREAT, BUT GONSTEAD IS THE BEST!”] “My L-4 and L-5 are ruptured. My middle back has spurs on the discs, and I ruptured a disc in my neck. I am a mess. My disc problems started in 1996. I ruptured my L-4 at work. In 2015, I fell in my front yard and injured my right and left sciatica nerves. Due to my fall, I could not walk and the pain was so severe that I went to a spine doctor to get an MRI. That visit could have been a game changer. However, I asked the doctor for options other than the surgery and the 6 spinal injections that he was recommending. I had to stop working, bowling, playing bocce ball, going to the gym and jogging.

I chose not to have the surgery and injections. Instead, I continued with chiropractic care, started physical therapy, exercise and even Tai Chi. At the time, I was seeing Dr. Mary Saale and Dr. Tim Sullivan in St. Louis (both Gonstead doctors). When I moved to St. Peters, they recommended that I see Dr. Lawlor. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 5 months now. Dr. Lawlor has great skill and care. I’m back to my life, family fun and games. While I’ve been in chiropractic care for about 30 years now, and Gonstead method is the best!

My improvement has been steady. Dr. Lawlor is amazing. I have less pain and my flexibility is continuing to improve. Thank God for Dr. Lawlor’s experience and knowledge. He is focused on great healthcare. I am doing 8-10 miles on my bike, Tai Chi and I’m back to the gym! Jill is great too. Her professionalism in the office is amazing. She has all the skills to make your visit run smoothly an efficiently.

I have been to 6 chiropractors over the last 30 years. Dr. Lawlor and the Gonstead method have been the best in treating the spine without surgery and drugs. Dr. Lawlor is totally dedicated to the overall health of his patients.”

Joe P.[/slide]

[slide title=”I WAS SKEPTICAL THAT CHIROPRACTIC COULD FIX A HAND PROBLEM”] “I had pain and weakness in my right hand, specifically my ring finger. It had been getting worse for several months to the point where I could barely lift a gallon of milk. I had gone to an orthopedic specialist who just wanted me to take ibuprofen, but offered no real solutions. The weakness and pain were interfering with my day to day activities.

A friend of mine invited me to a dinner talk with Dr. Lawlor. I was a bit skeptical that chiropractic care could fix a hand problem. After the talk was over, I scheduled an appointment have an initial exam with Dr. Lawlor. I’ve now been seeing Dr. Lawlor for regular adjustments for about a year. I like the fact that Dr. Lawlor takes his own X-Rays. He also gives a lot of patient education.

I have improved completely. I no longer have pain or weakness, and I can complete all of daily tasks without pain or weakness. The staff and doctor are helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend chiropractic care, but specifically Dr. Lawlor!”

Jennifer W.[/slide]

[slide title=”KNEE CHEST TABLE CORRECTS A FIVE YEAR PROBLEM”] “For over five years, I had weakness in my quadriceps. I had visited a muscle specialist and completed nerve conduction studies. With no diagnosis, I was then referred to another specialist. An MRI revealed a small disc bulge. I was told it was insignificant. The muscle weakness affected my work as I needed to climb ladders and walk around of roofs. I had been seeing a chiropractor, but he only worked on my neck and pelvis.

I started seeing Dr. Lawlor after meeting him through a networking group. From the very first appointment, he used a Knee Chest Table. I experienced improvement after the first appointment. The muscle weakness has been almost completely gone for almost two years now. I saw five previous chiropractors. None of them even had a Knee Chest Table.

I can now walk stairs and ladders without discomfort. Dr. Lawlor and staff are very concerned with my well-being. After using several chiropractors in the past, I would highly recommend The Gonstead Technique. Do not go to a chiropractor that does not have a Knee Chest Table.”

Curt T.[/slide]

[slide title=”I HAD TRIED EVERYTHING TO TREAT MY PLANTAR FASCIITIS”] “I had plantar fasciitis which caused severe pain in my left heel. I had gone to a podiatrist and tried over-the-counter shoe inserts, cortisone shots and physical therapy and ASTYM therapy. I had to stop running, but it even hurt to walk.

A friend recommended I see Dr. Lawlor. I really liked the patient education, detailed analysis and specificity of the adjustments. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor now for a few months. In addition to adjusting me, he had custom shoe inserts made for me.

I’m now walking virtually pain free. After trying everything and staying in pain, I felt relief after only a few adjustments and time in custom inserts.”

Amy H.[/slide]

[slide title=”MY XRAYS EXPLAIN WHY DR. LAWLOR IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC”] “For years, I had rolled and cracked my neck trying to get relief. My parents noticed that my walk seemed like there was something wrong, but they assumed that was “just the way I walked”. My mom was a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s. She attended a Monday Night Presentation that Dr. Lawlor puts on for new patient education. My mom said it was like he was describing me in some of the issues he discussed.

My parents took me to see Dr. Lawlor. After the exam and xray, they were very concerned with the curvature of my spine. Dr. Lawlor confidently explained that it was great that they had brought me in to see him at my age instead of waiting until I was older. He knew that he could help me and that it would have been much more of a challenge had we come in when I was older. We were not sure if there was any way to straighten what we saw on my xray.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor since December of 2015. My parents are very excited about the significant change in my xrays and know without Dr. Lawlor’s care there would not have been any natural improvement. I never roll my neck seeking relief anymore. I run better, stand straighter, have better posture and I even sleep better. Dr. Lawlor is always cheerful and Jill is very nice. She even helped us decorate mini pumpkins at Halloween time. My before and after xrays will show anyone why Dr. Lawlor is so passionate about what he does!”

Allison L.[/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC HELPED MY STOMACH PAINS AND SO MUCH MORE”] evan-lawlorchiro“I had very bad stomach pains to the point that I was in tears. I tried taking over-the-counter antacids and changing my diet habits to reduce lactose and gluten. We had lab work and a scope down my esophagus, but both came back with negative findings. My stomach issues interfered with me getting to school on time. I also had a lack of appetite.

My mom and dad were both patients of Dr. Lawlor’s. My mom was a little concerned about taking me to see Dr. Lawlor because of my age. She decided to take me anyway since we did not have any answers. I took supplements for a short time and have been getting chiropractic adjustments for about a year and half now. I am not having any stomach pains in the morning anymore, and I make to school on time now. I can even bend down farther in basketball. My asthma seems to have improved as well. I usually have terrible spring allergies, but since I’ve been getting adjustments I have had very little need for routine or urgent asthma meds. Dr. Lawlor has also helped with my ankle and heel pain.

My parents and I were frustrated with no real diagnosis. Since care with Dr. Lawlor was the answer, we should have started with this to begin with. Dr. Lawlor is pleasant, easy going and fun to talk to. Jill is welcoming and nice when I come to my appointments.”

Evan B.[/slide]

[slide title=”HORSEBACK RIDING WITHOUT NECK PAIN”] nicholle-lawlorchiro“My daughter complained frequently about neck pain. Her hobby is horseback riding so we had tried other chiropractors, but had no lasting relief. A friend recommended Dr. Lawlor to us. After about six months of treatment she had no neck pain at all. The pain had not stopped her from riding, but now she rides pain free which is a huge accomplishment.

I like the patient education we receive here such as the details given before adjustments and scanning prior to adjustments so that the specific areas needed the adjustment are targeted. We have been under care here for about a year now. The results have been a huge improvement over other chiropractors we’ve tried. Nicholle’s attention span seems to have improved as well (most of the time).

Also, Dr. Lawlor checked her knee at one of her appointments and found it to be misaligned. It was important that she had spoken up and brought this to his attention as I thought it was just growing pains. I have the peace of mind that her future health has a strong base to build on, and Nicholle has the education going forward to seek proper care for herself.

Everyone at Lawlor Chiropractic is great! I hope reading about Nicholle’s improvements encourages other parents to have their child evaluated.”

-Nicholle’s Mom [/slide]

[slide title=”MEDICAL DOCTORS SAID THEY COULD NOT HELP ME”] kim-lawlor-chirojpg“I had extreme lower back and sciatica pain. Unable to walk, I was taken to the emergency room to get answers about what was happening to me. At the ER, they gave me pain pills and told me there was nothing they could do for me. The second time I was taken to the ER, I demanded an MRI. They wrote me a prescription to go have an MRI, but would not do one right then and there. The MRI showed three herniated discs. They still said that the only thing they could do for me was give me pain pills.

My condition kept me from my daily walks, cooking meals for my family, visiting friends and family. I was even unable to move my daughter to college. At my worst points, I had to eat meals while laying on my side in bed. My neighbor had originally referred me to Dr. Lawlor. While I had already been a patient of his and was seeing him for maintenance care, I was hesitant to have adjustments because I could not even walk. Once I saw the MRI and the doctors told me there was nothing they could do for me, I reached out to Dr. Lawlor. He was confident that he could get me back on my feet.

Because I was unable to walk, Dr. Lawlor saw me in my home three days a week. With Dr. Lawlor’s help, I have gradually improved. It took one month for me to even be able to walk with the assistance of a walker. It took another month to be able to walk without the walker. I was not able to physically see a physician in the beginning. I am at about 90% at this point. I continue to get chiropractic adjustments about once a week, I take supplements, do strengthening exercises and I’m receiving lifestyle counseling. I am sleeping well and have more energy as well.

I had seen a different chiropractor in the past, but had no success. I really appreciate Dr. Lawlor’s detailed examination, specific adjustments and the information that is shared with me at my appointments. The staff is very helpful and friendly too. I am a firm believer in allowing the body to heal itself with a more holistic approach. My medical doctors wanted to do surgery, but I was too afraid of the risks.

Chiropractic care is the only reason I am walking. I believe in the Gonstead method. There were very dark days for me until Dr. Lawlor gave me hope. It was a slow progress, but I’m so happy that I did not go the surgery route. I still have more to do to be at 100%, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

-Kim [/slide]

[slide title=”FROM SKEPTICAL TO GRATEFUL AFTER ONLY 3 ADUSTMENTS”] Toni“On February 29, 2016, I arrived at Dr. Lawlor’s office after enduring constant neck pain for a week. The pain radiated down my right arm. My only short term relief was to raise my arm over my head. My husband had to pull me out of bed using my “good arm.” I was unable to sleep.

I went to my primary care physician on day 4. I was told I had a pinched nerve at C5-C6, and I was given a muscle relaxer and an anti-inflammatory. Neither of these helped my pain. It was difficult to get though the day especially while working due to the lack of sleep.

I have a high pain tolerance, but I was so miserable that my husband was able to convince me to see his chiropractor, Dr. Lawlor. I had always been skeptical of chiropractic care so this truly was a feat. I asked my husband to leave a message at the office in hopes that Dr. Lawlor would check his voicemail even though it was a Sunday. By that evening, we received a call back. He would see me Monday morning. I was so appreciative.

I’ll never forget my first visit. After an exam and X-ray, he told me I had a pinched nerve at C7. I was teary eyed and absolutely miserable. Dr. Lawlor looked and me and said, “I can help you. Trust me.” I grasped on to that as I needed reassurance! By my third adjustment, I was able to give him a small smile.

After receiving care for two weeks, I attended Dr. Lawlor’s “Monday Night Talk.” I highly recommend this to all his patients. It was so informative and helpful to solidify my understanding of the Gonstead system that Dr. Lawlor uses. One month later, I am completely pain free, and I have full range of motion in my neck. I am truly grateful for Dr. L’s expertise, confidence and passion.”

-Toni M. [/slide]

[slide title=”15 YEAR BATTLE WITH CONSTIPATION, GONE AFTER ONE ADJUSTMENT”] “I have lived with varying levels of back pain in three locations (neck, between shoulder blades and lower back) for most of my adult life. The pain between the shoulder blades was the result of an injury which occurred over 20 years ago when I improperly tried to lift a heavy object. Most importantly I have suffered from constipation for the last 15 years.

In an attempt to relieve the back pain I have visited 3 different chiropractors over the years. Each of the doctors temporarily improved my condition, but never really eliminated the pain. As far as trying to solve the problem of constipation, I have visited numerous doctors, ranging from family practice physicians to specialists in gastroenterology. I have tried taking countless types of oral remedies including prescription drugs and over the counter solutions, all of which failed to eliminate the problem.

The back pain never caused me to miss work and it rarely forced me to change my schedule of other activities. The pain and stiffness was more a nuisance than debilitating. The effects of the constipation were much more serious. As a result of the chronic constipation, I developed and was treated for gastritis. Frequent sleepless nights and missed work often resulted from a bout of gastritis.

My wife visited Lawlor Chiropractic to treat her back pain. During her first visit Dr. Lawlor mentioned his experience overcoming constipation using the Gonstead method. Soon thereafter, we attended one of Dr. Lawlor’s evening seminars. I had no real hope of ever living without some form of back pain and I thought there was NO CHANCE a back adjustment would eliminate my constipation.

Visits to Dr. Lawlor differ greatly from appointments I have had over the years with other chiropractic doctors. On the initial visit, x-rays were taken and several physical tests were performed which allowed Dr. Lawlor to identify the source of my problems. He then developed and communicated a treatment plan meant to eliminate my back pain and constipation. Dr. Lawlor’s method is scientific, logical and precise compared to the seemingly random care I have experienced with other chiropractors.

I have had 13 appointments in 9 weeks. My constipation disappeared after the VERY FIRST visit. For the first time in 15 years I am no longer dependent on some form of oral remedy. My back pain is greatly reduced and I now hold hope the pain will be eliminated entirely. I would have NEVER thought my digestive issues could be solved with a chiropractic adjustment.

Dr. Lawlor and his staff are always accommodating, professional and friendly.

Never give up trying to find the answer to a physical ailment. Finding a solution to my most serious issue (constipation) came from an unlikely source, chiropractic adjustment.”

-Thomas E. [/slide]

[slide title=”FEWER MIGRAINES”] Tim“For the past 10 years, I had been suffering from weekly migraines, back and neck pain. I used Excedrin Migraine religiously and occasionally used ice or a heating pad on my back and neck pain. I usually worked through the pain, but periodically had to miss work because of the migraines.

A family friend recommended Lawlor Chiropractic to me. I had doubts because I had never been to a chiropractor before. I’ve now been a patient of Dr. Lawlor’s since December of 2015. Since I’ve been adjusted regularly my migraines are much less frequent. I wasn’t sure anything could help my migraines, but this has helped reduce the frequency of them. My neck and back feel better too!“

-Tim M. [/slide]

[slide title=”AVOIDED SURGERY”] “I fell on the ice a while back and injured my lower back and my neck. As a result, I had severe pain in my lower back, neck and down my right arm. The pain was so bad that sometimes I would just collapse. I could barely get dressed, and I thought I was going to be permanently disabled.

I had been to a neurologist and pain doctors. They prescribed pain killers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers. These gave me some relief, but I still could not sleep and had significant pain. I had also tried physical therapy and another chiropractor. Nothing really helped. The pain was interfering with everything.

My girlfriend recommended Dr. Lawlor to me. I was very doubtful since I had already tried a chiropractor before. I have been getting regular adjustments for about a year now. Even though I was doubtful at first, I followed his plan for me. Now I am sleeping better, moving better and I’m in much less pain.

Give Dr. Lawlor a chance and follow his plan. I almost had surgery and I’m very glad I didn’t. The key is to follow his plan. I started with three visits per week and now I am going to one visit every two weeks. I really believe he has helped me!“

-Tim [/slide]

[slide title=”OFF MEDICATION AFTER 15 YEARS”] “I had suffered with heartburn for at least the past 15 years. I managed it with western medicine, but always wanted to be off of it. It was the type of medication that says you should only take it for 14 days. In the past, I had also tried other natural remedies but with little success. I had to try avoiding certain foods and coffee as well.

A friend referred me to Dr. Lawlor. I had been to chiropractors before, but I like the fact that Dr. Lawlor uses a nerve scope and my X-Rays at each appointment as part of my care. I have been getting adjustments and taking the supplements that Dr. Lawlor recommends for me. My heartburn is almost totally gone…so much so that I forget to take my supplements. This is because I so rarely even have symptoms. All around, I just feel better.

I hope my experience will give you hope that you don’t have to be on western meds forever. Those medications are not meant to heal, but rather just manage the symptoms. Believe healing can happen with Dr. Lawlor’s help! The staff here is awesome too, super friendly and so good at their job!!!

Good luck!“

-Tammy [/slide]

[slide title=”LESS PAIN, MORE ENERGY, BETTER SLEEP”] “About two years ago, I started having pain in my lower back that made it hard to stand up after sitting for long periods. I would also get numbness and tingling down my left leg . I used ice when it was really bad. I also tried another chiropractor before seeing Dr. Lawlor. The ice and adjustments relieved the pain for a short time, but it always came back. I work as a teacher’s aide and we sit for long periods of time even sometimes on the floor. The pain in my lower back made it difficult to stand back up after sitting.

A friend referred me to Lawlor Chiropractic. I didn’t have any real doubts reservations about care. For the past nine months or so, I’ve been getting regular chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Lawlor. I’ve also started foundation training to improve my posture and learn the correct way to lift. I’ve made other changes as well such as a different pillow and exercise. I like the Gonstead method of chiropractic including patient education, X-Rays, detailed analysis and specific adjustments.

The numbness and tingling in my left leg is less often, and the lower back pain is gone most of the time. Sitting for long periods still makes it difficult to stand, but not as painful anymore. My energy level has improved and so has my sleep. The staff and doctor at Lawlor chiropractic are helpful and welcoming. They are awesome!

The encouragement I would give others is to be patient! This is not a quick fix, but it is a long term fix.“

-T.S. [/slide]

[slide title=”BACK TO CAMPING & HIKING”] RD“I had constant pain in my lower back. I was in pain every day with times of very sharp pain that made it hard to do anything. I saw my general practitioner who only offered pain killers as a solution. It got to the point that I could not do the things outdoors that I enjoy like camping and hiking.

A family member recommended Lawlor Chiropractic. I was skeptical, but I did not want to continue taking pain killers. I’ve been having adjustments now for about a year, and things have improved greatly. I’m able to spend time doing the things that I like. I hardly ever have days where I’m in pain. I’m even able to get an entire night’s sleep.

Everyone is very helpful and always makes sure to explain everything. Don’t be afraid to try chiropractic care. It has helped me to get back to a great life doing things I love with my friends and family.“

-R.D. [/slide]

[slide title=”I AVOIDED AN MRI AND EXPLORATORY SURGERY WITH CHIROPRACTIC CARE”] Rob“I came to Lawlor Chiropractic back in December for a pain that was in the upper right inside of my leg. It was similar to a stabbing pain that would happen randomly for a few seconds. The pain was more of an annoyance that I first noticed at the end of October. I originally spoke with my family medicine doctor. He checked me for hernias and thought that it was just a groin strain. After a while of the pain not going away, he suggested an MRI and possibly exploratory surgery to figure out the problem. Those were both expensive routes that I didn’t think would lead to a solution. Fortunately, my pain wasn’t consistent and didn’t las long. So I would feel the pain at random times, but it didn’t interfere with much. It was just an annoying pain to have to deal with every day.

I was already a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic when I began having this issue. So I told Dr. Lawlor my symptoms, and he assured me that he could help. He told me that this particular issue would take several adjustments to fix. So, for the first month, the issue was getting better. Then, the pain had taken a roller coaster effect. One day I would feel no pain and the next it would be worse than usual. Dr. Lawlor assured me to just stick with treatment and it would get better, and I did.

Dr. Lawlor suggested that I come in every 2 weeks for adjustments to fix this issue. I appreciated Dr. Lawlor taking the time at each visit to educate me on why he does certain things and the workings behind what he was doing. It took about 3 months to fix this condition. After one of the last adjustments, I had still been feeling the pain every once in a while. After the last adjustment for this particular issue, the pain was completely gone the very next day. I was shocked that it just completely went away. The chiropractic adjustments fixed the root of the problem, which would have never been found through an MRI or surgery. I’m so glad I listened to Dr. Lawlor’s advice to stick with chiropractic care for this.

The staff is very personable and always welcoming. I really suggest speaking with Lawlor Chiropractic about any issues that may be concerning you, even If you don’t think it is a chiropractic issue. I would have never thought that the source for my pain would be in my spine. However, I listened to Dr. Lawlor’s advice, and now the pain in my leg is gone. In the end, chiropractic care was more affordable and fixed the ACTUAL problem instead of just doing guesswork with an MRI and exploratory surgery.”

-Rob M. [/slide]

[slide title=”INJECTIONS NO LONGER NEEDED”] Dawn“When I first came to Dr. Lawlor, my lower back pain caused limited mobility and much discomfort that would extend down my left leg at times. I was also experiencing pain in my left elbow, also with limited mobility and quite a bit of discomfort. Digestion issues were also a problem. I also had neck pain.

I had seen an orthopedic doctor and received injections in my elbow that only helped temporarily. He suggested physical therapy for my back which did not help. A friend recommended Dr. Lawlor to me. I was not skeptical about chiropractic, but I had never heard of the Gonstead Method. Since starting under Dr. Lawlor’s care, I have been getting regular adjustments and have been taking whole food supplements.

My mobility in my lower back is much improved, and the pain in my neck and elbow are both gone! I have not even needed to consider further injections. My digestion issues have diminished greatly since Dr. Lawlor suggested Zypan and AF Betafood supplements. I did not expect my elbow to get completely better! In fact, it wasn’t until Dr. Lawlor reminded me and asked me about it that I even remembered it was one of my original complaints!

Any time I can address an issue in my health by natural means rather than surgery or meds that’s a good thing. I highly recommend Dr. Lawlor and his chiropractic care. I have always felt like the staff is very attentive and concerned as well.“

-Melissa [/slide]

[slide title=”SEIZURES STOPPED COMPLETELY”] Kristian“My son, Kristian, started having seizures. He continued to have them for about two years. We saw two neurologists. Both neurologists determined there was no cause for the seizures. They said that sometimes this just happens with kids. Kristian had to remain calm at all times for fear of bringing a seizure on.

I didn’t really believe that chiropractic could help his seizures, but I thought that it couldn’t hurt to try it. We had not had any other experiences with chiropractors, so we didn’t really know what to expect. Kristian has been getting chiropractic adjustments for about 6 months now. His seizures have stopped completely, and he is much calmer now. He’s not as hyper.

Jeff and the staff at Lawlor Chiropractic are wonderful and very caring. If your child has seizures or ADHD, try chiropractic and the Gonstead Method.“

-Jason B. (Kristian’s dad) [/slide]

[slide title=”MY “OLD SELF” AGAIN”] Dawn“I was struggling with the inability to use my right arm. My elbow and the surrounding area were painful, and I had no strength in my hand. I was miserable. I had been examined by my family physician, tried massage therapy as well as supplements for about 6 months before finding Dr. Lawlor. The pain and loss of strength interfered with everything. I could not go to the gym or do yoga. I had no grip strength so normal everyday activities were limited, and it was even affecting my mood!

I had been to chiropractors before, but I had never used chiropractic for extremities. Dr. Lawlor has assisted in getting full mobility back for me in my elbow and right hand as well as my entire spine. He has also helped with my nutritional needs. I’ve been seeing Dr. Lawlor for regular chiropractic adjustments for about a year now. I find that the Gonstead Method is by far my preferred chiropractic method. It is a more scientific approach, and the success I’ve experienced has me thrilled!!!

I am back to my old self. I can do yoga, weight lifting, rock climbing and painting as well as ironing and cleaning. My mood has also been positively changed. I feel young again. Also, my indigestion and body temperature has improved since using Standard Process supplements. The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is GREAT! They are accommodating, professional and sincere.

I recommend that you trust the process, and trust Dr. Lawlor to do his job. He’s truly gifted and well educated. He takes his job seriously and most importantly he takes your health seriously. When I took it seriously, I started seeing improvement.“

-Jacquie S. [/slide]

[slide title=”X-RAYS SPEAK VOLUMES”] Ellianna“Our daughter had an infant stroke and has semi paralysis on the right side of her body. Now, she over uses the left side by thrusting it into the right side. This has caused muscular and obvious skeletal issues. We have seen an orthopedic and chiropractors for these concerns.

We found Dr. Lawlor through our church. Our daughter has been seeing Dr. Lawlor for regular adjustments. We have only had one other chiropractor that practiced this method, but he was not as advanced in the Gonstead Method as Dr. Lawlor. I have found this method to be the best approach. Just compare the X-Rays from a few months ago and come to your own conclusion.

We have absolutely found Dr. Lawlor to be helpful and welcoming, and we love Jill!“

-Staci M. [/slide]

[slide title=”NO MORE STEROIDS…I FINALLY ENJOY LIFE AGAIN!”] Dawn“My condition began February of 2011. I had experienced pain throughout my body, severe fatigue, immobility and was bedridden for weeks and sometimes months at a time. I had also experienced “brain fog”. Simple touch or even a hug was extremely painful. I also had severe pain in my neck and hips. My immune system was in a constant state of inflammation causing pain, immobility and memory loss. I was seen by several neurologists, medical doctors and even other chiropractors. My only relief came from bi-annual steroid shots. I was not enjoying life at all. Trips to the grocery store had to be planned and assisted by my husband.

I found Dr. Lawlor by driving by and seeing the sign from Highway 94. I had been to other chiropractors, but I had never heard of the Gonstead Method. Since June of 2015, I’ve been receiving chiropractic adjustments and taking supplements. I’ve also done a purification program through Standard Process recommended by Dr. Lawlor. I like the continuous personalized care and patient education I receive with Dr. Lawlor.

Since beginning my care with him, I can enjoy life again! I’m enjoying camping and hiking and even running errands without a second thought. My husband and kids are happy to have their smiling and active wife/mom back. NO MORE STEROIDS! I had truly tried every available doctor, specialist and testing out there. My quality of life now is even better than before the onset of my illness in 2011! I sleep better, have much more energy and the inflammation is gone. An unexpected benefit from the purification program was losing 10 pounds, and I’ve had no difficulty maintaining my new weight.

The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is awesome, friendly and always accommodating. It’s the best staff we have ever experienced!“

-Dawn P. [/slide]

[slide title=”I CAN CONCENTRATE IN SCHOOL AGAIN”] Danielle“Before I went to Lawlor Chiropractic, I constantly had headaches and migraines and nothing seemed to help. I took a lot of Advil. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really concentrate in school and it hurt too much to read.

I had never been adjusted before and I was a little scared of having my neck cracked. About a year ago, my mom referred me to Dr. Lawlor. I’ve been having regular adjustments, and I hardly ever get migraines anymore! I can read without pain and concentrate in school. I also get better sleep and feel that my overall mood has improved.

I hope that my experience will prompt others to try Chiropractic!“

-Danielle T. [/slide]

[slide title=”DEBILITATING HEADACHES GONE AFTER ONE MONTH OF CARE”] “I started seeing Dr. Lawlor because of daily headaches that made it difficult to function in the afternoons. I had tried pain killers and massage, but neither worked. My cousin had recommended that I try a chiropractor that not only took X-rays and used them as a base point.

I’ve been receiving regular chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Lawlor for about 5 months now. My headaches were gone after only one month of care. The difference with just my headaches has made a huge difference in my life! I’m functioning so much better. My lower back has been much less painful when I travel. I didn’t even realize that my hearing was impaired, but after the first few adjustments my hearing increased!

Everyone has been awesome. Jill in the front is friendly, helpful and always has a smile.”

-Dana G. [/slide]

[slide title=”I HAD GIVEN UP HOPE UNTIL I FOUND DR. LAWLOR”] Charlene“Starting last October, I was having severe pain in my bottom and left leg. I could not sit, stand, walk or lay down without severe pain. I had to use a wheel chair and a walker to get around. I also had trouble with urination and bowel movements. Prior to finding Dr. Lawlor, I had seen my regular doctor, pain management groups and another chiropractor. I had injections in my back, therapy, pain medications and even pain patches.

I was missing church and bible study. It was hard to see my grandchildren or even go to the store because riding in a car was very painful. I could not even do household chores. My neighbor’s son, Mike, told me about Dr. Lawlor. I was skeptical, but it was my last hope. I was so down from being in such pain for so long.

I have been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about 4 months now for chiropractic adjustments. I love the way everything is explained to me and the caring feeling I get when I am there. At age 76, I feel that my life is back again, and I am so thankful to Dr. Lawlor! I am able to sleep, walk, sit and stand without severe pain. My bowel movements and urination have improved as well.

That Jill at the front desk is the best. She is always friendly and concerned how I am. She has a great smile and puts me at ease when I walk in the door. This place is absolutely the best. I was down and did not know what I was going to do. God bless Dr. Lawlor and Jill for giving me hope again.“

-Charlene R. [/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC HAS TRULY BENEFITED OUR NEWBORN SON”] Matt_LawlorChiro“When our son was born prematurely, he spent several weeks in the NICU. He was given antibiotics as part of his care, and he was observed to have a head preference. When he came home, we noticed he still had trouble moving his neck. He also started screaming during bowel movements. We tried massaging his neck muscles as well as giving him tummy massages to encourage bowel movements.

We found Dr. Lawlor online. I had never been adjusted before, but my husband had. We discussed this at length many times before ultimately deciding to have our newborn adjusted. We’ve been bringing our son in for chiropractic adjustments now for about two months as well as giving him the probiotic that Dr. Lawlor recommended to him. At first his appointments were weekly, then biweekly.

He now exhibits full rotation of his neck, and he no longer screams with every bowel movement which I attribute to the adjustments and the probiotics. Also, after his very first adjustment, he allowed us to lay him down flat and he slept! Prior to this, he would not sleep unless he was being held. Our son’s reflux has also improved since being adjusted.

Dr. Lawlor, his wife Michelle, and Jill are all very kind and welcoming. The office environment is very relaxed. Something I hope other parents realize is that Dr. Lawlor has his own baby girl who he also adjusts. The amount of force and pressure used on infants during adjustments is so gentle. It is nothing like what adults experience!“

-Amanda H. [/slide]

[slide title=”100% PAIN FREE”]

Before & After (6 weeks of care)

Before & After (6 weeks of care)

I had a long time back injury that I would occasionally visit a chiropractor, but only when I was in pain (2-3 times per year). It would also hurt when I tried to exercise. In addition to chiropractors, I tried physical therapy and pain killers.

This time, I could not stand up straight even if I tried. My pain was so intense I could not stand, sit or lay down without tears. I was about to give up on chiropractors, but I decided to try Dr. Lawlor because he uses the Gonstead Method. I am 100% pain free now! In addition to being pain free, I have less acne and I’m even sleeping better. I am slowly incorporating cardio workout into my daily routine.

I have started bringing my whole family to see Dr. Lawlor. I’ve learned it is not just about my back. It’s about keeping my whole body healthy. Dr.Lawlor continues to educate me during each visit. Jill is always friendly and goes above and beyond keeping my crazy 2 year old busy! I tell all my friends about Dr. Lawlor because he has really changed my perspective on chiropractic care.

-Veronica S. [/slide]

[slide title=”NO CAUTERIZING THESE NERVES!”]

Steve R. & Dr. Lawlor

Steve R. & Dr. Lawlor

For the past 3 to 4 years, I’ve had a great deal of lower back pain on a daily basis. Some days were better than others. My pain was worse in the morning. Flare-ups would last all day and make me bend forward. At times, there was numbness in my hands. I experienced daily headaches, had trouble sleeping and felt dizzy when getting up from a chair or squatting down to get something. I even lost my balance at times. I became depressed and unsociable. I was hard on my wife and others around me due to the pain. I lacked motivation to do anything or go anywhere.

I tried a lot of things. I took muscle relaxers and pain medication. Physical therapy made it feel worse. There were times that my wife had to take me to the emergency room because the pain was so bad I could barely move. They told me that I had arthritis in my spine. I also went to a pain management doctor who gave me two options. He said that he could inject cortisone into the disks or cauterize the nerves. Neither would be long lasting. After about 4 to 6 months the procedure would have to be repeated.

My back pain, stiffness and general aching put me out of commission. I could not keep up with lawn and yardwork or general house maintenance. I was also unable to do the work required for my job. My wife met Dr. Lawlor at a networking meeting and heard him speak about what he does to help his patients. At first, I was extremely skeptical and did not want anything to do with a chiropractor! I told my wife, “NO” when she first talked to me about it. I didn’t think much of those “bone crackers”, as I called them.

My wife and I attended one of Dr. Lawlor’s evening informational classes. After attending the class, I decided to give Dr. Lawlor a try. I had never actually been to a chiropractor before. I’ve been getting chiropractic adjustments, taking whole food supplements and getting nutritional advice. Dr. Lawlor has also been giving me instruction on proper lifting, sitting and even sleeping positions.

I’ve been getting treatment for about six months now. I have much less pain. I’m in a better mood and more active. I have far fewer headaches and less dizziness. I’m able to go outside and do a little yard work and house work. I like the fact that he scans my back before each adjustment and that he did X-rays before he began my treatment. My relationship with my wife has improved too. She says I even smile more now! I sleep better, stand longer and sit more comfortably.

I give the highest kudos to the Lawlor Chiropractic Team. They are the finest people I’ve met. Dr. Jeff is outgoing, professional and energetic. He explains everything he does for my treatment. Jill is heartwarming, friendly and welcoming!

-Steve R. [/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP ALLERGIES??”] SarahK_LawlorChiroMy initial interest in going to Lawlor Chiropractic was to help with my “allergies”. I had been sick for many years with strep and chronic ear infections. Once I had my tonsils removed it turned into chronic sinus infections and ear infections with occasional bronchitis. All allergy tests had confirmed that I had no allergies to anything food or environmental, yet I continued to get sick monthly. At the beginning of 2013 I was sick and tired of being “Sick and Tired!” I started on a journey of losing weight by eating healthier and exercising more. Through workouts, tracking my food, starting the use of a neti pot, and being regimented with taking my allergy medicine, I was finally “healthier.” Except I was really wasn’t. All I was doing was managing my “allergies” better. This was also very exhausting. Some days just getting out of bed was enough to make me want to take a nap. But running a business and having a toddler that was just not an option. I met Dr Jeff & Michele through the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and after the 2nd meeting with them I decided I could benefit from being under their care. I have used chiropractic in the past for headaches and back pain. I started with weekly chiropractic adjustments, supplements/nutritional counseling, and some stretches to help with some tight areas. I love the education you get during your visits. They really explain the how & the why behind what they are doing. Within 3 weeks I stopped taking my allergy medicine that I had been taking daily for years and have never looked back! Overall I just feel better. I’m not as tired, I have no allergy symptoms even when everyone around me is experiencing horrible problems. I am not as bloated as I was after certain meals. I understand more about what my body is trying to do and how better to fuel it. Michele & Jeff really care about you and want to make you better. I have always felt welcomed and like they really listen to my concerns. I have always believed in chiropractic but didn’t always take the time or money to make it a priority in my healthcare. I now realize that it is essential for me to maintain my healthy lifestyle to keep up with son and business.

-S. [/slide]

[slide title=”ADJUSTMENTS HELP MY HEARING AND SPEECH”] PrestonLawlorChiroPreston had speech issues and irregular bowel movements prior to seeing Dr. Lawlor. Preston previously had been in speech therapy for a year. Preston’s speech or lack of was interfering with his social skills such as peer interactions. As well, it was difficult for his teachers to assess learning because they couldn’t understand what he was saying. I first met Dr. Lawlor at a health screening at St. Charles Community College and I was very skeptical about how chiropractic care would help speech. Preston has been seeing Dr. Lawlor for four months now and receiving chiropractic adjustments. Preston’s speech has greatly improved. It is so much easier to understand him. His self-esteem has increased, as well as his confidence with his peers. Preston also has regular bowel movements, rather than a week (or two) of constipation. The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is helpful, it is evident from the second Dr. Lawlor talks that he loves what he does. For anyone who is skeptical; stop and think about your central nervous system. Think about where it is located and the fact that it controls all bodily functions. Adjustments allow your body to properly function.

-Preston’s Mother [/slide]

[slide title=”STIFF, SORE & TIGHT NO MORE!”] Before I found Dr. Lawlor, I had a stiff sore neck and tightness in my right side from my hip down through my foot. I tried massages and some self-relief efforts and both would bring temporary relief. A friend from my exercise gym highly recommended I see a chiropractor. I went to two other chiropractors for information before finding Dr. Lawlor. I really liked the specificity of the Gonstead Method at Lawlor Chiropractic.

Since I’ve been getting regular adjustments at Lawlor Chiropractic, my headaches have been eliminated and my neck and shoulder pain are gone! I’ve even started sleeping better. Dr. Lawlor recommended that I lay flat on my back with the type of neck pain I was having. My overall strength has improved as well. Also, the team at the office is helpful and accommodating to my requests. They have a very flexible appointment schedule too.

-Michelle S. [/slide]

[slide title=”NO MORE VOMITING IN THE MORNING”] In mid-July, I began unexplained vomiting. It really only happened in the morning after I ate breakfast. The vomiting got worse, though, and it started happening every morning even before I ate. I would feel fine the rest of the day and was even eating normally. My parents took me to my regular doctor for a physical and some blood work. Everything came back normal, and the doctor thought it was a psychological issue. I started taking antacids and medicine for upset stomach, but it would only help temporarily.

When school started, I was missing school or going in late and I began to lose weight. My mom was a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic and recommended that I give that a try as nothing else was fixing the issue. I had never been to a chiropractor before and was not sure how or if a chiropractor could help. I started regular chiropractic adjustments at the end of August. Soon after I started, I could go to school in the morning with no stomach trouble. The staff and doctor really seemed to care about me and my condition from day one!

-Max W. [/slide]

[slide title=”BACK TO PLAYING BALL”] Matt_LawlorChiro“I injured my back in the Army and have had moderate to severe pain daily for 8 years now. I have had several injections in my low back since. I have seen a chiropractor but only when I couldn’t walk. I got injections and took pain killers daily for 7 years. Matter of fact they did nothing for the pain but I got addicted to them.

The pain was so bad it interfered with lifting weights and playing basketball. I had to stop lifting for weeks at a time and couldn’t play ball at all.

I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic by a friend of ours. X-rays were taken; I was given a care plan and after adjustments I feel better than before the military. I now lift 5 days a week and play ball 3 times a week.“

-Matt [/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC HELPED MY BELL’S PALSY HEAL QUICKLY”]

Before Treatment: 9-3-15, After Treatment: 9-14-15

Before Treatment: 9-3-15, After Treatment: 9-14-15

On August 29, 2015, I woke with a feeling of numbness in my left lower lip. By that evening, the right side of my face was numb. I saw Dr. Lawlor on September 3, 2015 after receiving a diagnosis of Bell’s Palsy from a neurologist in the emergency room. The ER doctors prescribed steroids and suggested follow up with my internist, but I decided to see Dr. Lawlor instead as I have been a chiropractic patient of Dr. Lawlor’s for more than a year. I also saw my eye doctor to be sure the eye was cared for and did not get infected as I could not even close my right eye.

The right side of my face drooped. The illness causes extreme fatigue and severe head pain as if someone had hit me in the face with a brick. I had no doubt that Dr. Lawlor could help with this issue as he had successfully treated my severe shoulder and neck pain in 2014.

Within 2 weeks, my face was 85% cured and I was able to close my right eye. Within 4 weeks, you would never have known I’d been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Perhaps a case of Bell’s Palsy is more severe for others, but the AVERAGE recovery time is 3-9 months! Dr. Lawlor and his staff are excellent, friendly and helpful!

-Mary A. [/slide]

[slide title=”PAIN WAS AFFECTING MY WORK, HOME LIFE, MARRIAGE, BEING A GRANDMA AND EVERYTHING!”] MaryA_LawlorChiroFor a couple of years I had experienced pain my neck and left shoulder, thinking it was a pulled muscles or pillow that were too thick or purses that were too heavy. But in July, 2014 the pain became severe and constant. By noon every day the pain was unbearable. My son in law referred me to Dr. Lawlor. Previously I went to urgent care center and was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis, prescribed hydrocodone and muscle relaxants and told “this will not be a quick fix.” The severe pain affected my work, home life, marriage, being a good grandma, everything. Now I can pursue activities I want to and have energy for work and time off the pain relief Dr. Lawlor and Gonstead chiropractic provided is a great blessing in my life. Dr. Lawlor took a complete set of x-rays and did a thorough exam, educated me (and my husband) on the Gonstead method, problems, adjustments, and exercise. With the previous chiropractic care there were no x-rays and adjustments seemed to be hit or miss. Dr. Lawlor knows exactly what the next adjustment needs to be. I have been seeing Dr. Lawlor from July, 2014 until present (10/20/14). I also noticed more energy and overall enjoying life more. Now, October 23, 2014 I rarely have any neck or shoulder pain and can exercise, ride my bicycle, play with my grandchildren as I wish, I see Dr. Lawlor every 2 weeks now and will see him less and less as time goes. Dr. Lawlor and his staff know me – call me by name and feel we are friends as well as doctor-patient. If you are in pain, please give Dr. Lawlor a visit. He will explain the Gonstead method thoroughly to you and your family. Chiropractic with Dr. Lawlor and his staff is a wonderful, lasting, natural method of pain relief. No pain pills, muscle relaxants or surgery required. Thank you Dr. Lawlor!

-Mary A. [/slide]

[slide title=”MIGRAINES GONE”] “I met doctor Lawlor at the Health Expo at St. Charles Community College. I was having about three migraines a week, neck pain, low back pain and numbness in my fingers and toes. I had visited my primary doctor, a neurologist, an eye doctor and even had been seeing another chiropractor for about a month. They even ordered a CAT scan to try and figure out what was going on with me.

I have now been seeing Dr. Lawlor for about one year for regular chiropractic adjustments. I’m off all my medication and I am migraine free. I also have fewer regular headaches, more energy and I sleep better as well. For me, the patient education and X-rays were very beneficial. My last chiropractor would put me on a water table and then adjust me. I had no idea what he was adjusting or why. Dr. Lawlor explains everything in detail, and I find this helpful. The hours of the clinic also make it easy to fit an appointment into my busy schedule.

Chiropractic care plays a huge role in how great I feel today. I would encourage everyone to give it a try!

-Marissa H. [/slide]

[slide title=”REVERSE THAT REVERSED CURVE IN THE NECK!”]

(Pre – left picture prior to care with reversed cervical curve, Post on the right 6 months after care is closer to normal cervical lordosis, the black curve line) The cervical spine has better structural/neural integrity when the vertebrae are closer to the black curved line.

(Pre – left picture prior to care with reversed cervical curve, Post on the right 6 months after care is closer to normal cervical lordosis, the black curve line) The cervical spine has better structural/neural integrity when the vertebrae are closer to the black curved line.

“I had burning sensations and pain in between my shoulder blades & neck. It was going on 3 weeks straight, I couldn’t stay at work or sleep comfortably. I tried pain killers, stretching, ice, heat to try to give me relief. At the time, I could not even stay for a full day at work. It exhausted me to the point of not wanting to get out of bed. I was referred to Dr. Lawlor by my previous chiropractor who had moved away years before. At first, I had some doubts because it wasn’t working automatically and I got pessimistic. I liked the details, how he explains everything they are doing. After 10 months of care and adjustments I’ve improved drastically, my pain goes away and doesn’t come back for weeks at a time, it is very manageable now. Dr. Lawlor and Michelle are wonderful, they are very helpful and understanding. I would encourage others to keep working with Dr. Lawlor, it can’t be fixed overnight but if you have patience it will slowly get better.”

-Kelly L. [/slide]

[slide title=”FINALLY GETTING SLEEP AGAIN”] My pain was excruciating and constant. My leg was radiating with pain all the way from my lower back to my calf. I couldn’t sleep, stand or sit without experiencing pain. I tried exercise, stretches pain meds and chiropractic care, but nothing worked. My condition interfered with everything. Losing sleep was affecting every aspect of my life including my job and coaching volleyball.

I drove past Lawlor Chiropractic every day and decided to give it a try. Dr. Lawlor spent a lot of time with me to figure out my issue. I love the fact that he takes a full spine x-ray and scans my back at each visit. I’ve been getting regular adjustments and taking nutritional supplements for about 5 months now. I am so happy to get some sleep! I’m still not 100%, but I am able to get through an entire day without fidgeting due to the pain. He even released some pressure in my neck that I did not even know was there.

The best thing about being a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic is learning how much proper care can affect your entire body. I came in for lower back pain and issues in my middle back. I didn’t know I would experience instant and long term relief. The staff is wonderful too and does a great job making me feel comfortable every time I’m there.

-Kate D. [/slide]

[slide title=”OFF MY MEDICATION”] JessB_LawlorChiroI had suffered from migraines 1-2 times per week for about three years before I found relief at Lawlor Chiropractic. I had been seeing a doctor that prescribed medication for my migraines. The medication made me tired and therefore I was unable to take it during the day when I really needed it the most.

The migraine pain started in the base of my neck and went up through my temples. School and work were difficult because I was unable to maintain focus for long periods of time. I was not able to participate in social activities either due to the pain and fatigue.

I met Dr. Lawlor at a 5K running event. Though I knew people who went to the chiropractor, I had never been adjusted before. From the first time I met Dr. Lawlor, I felt as though he took a genuine interest and concern for my health. I had never met a doctor that had taken the time to discuss all my concerns and would help me work toward a solution.

In April, I began chiropractic care with Dr. Lawlor and began taking B12 supplements per his recommendation. I no longer wake up each morning with a headache! My performance at work and school has improved and I attend the gym regularly without feeling pain in my neck and back. I no longer need medication since coming to Dr. Lawlor. I sleep better and have made many healthy lifestyle changes as well. I have experienced a tremendous increase in energy and focus.

I hope to encourage not only my family and friends to seek chiropractic care but others as well. I have seen the positive impact this care has had in my life and my overall well-being.

-Jess B. [/slide]

[slide title=”30 YEARS OF PAIN…FREE AT LAST!”]

Before and After

Before and After

When I first came to see Dr. Lawlor, I had extreme pain in my lower left back. This condition had been reoccurring for 30 years. Over the years, I’ve been treated with pain medications, physical therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, chiropractic care and cortisone shots. These treatments only provided temporary relief. Walking and sitting were becoming more and more difficult on a daily basis at work. Exercise was out of the question!

I met Dr. Lawlor at his booth at the local YMCA. I had tried chiropractic before and it was not successful, but I thought I would give it a try again as opposed to surgery. I’ve been getting adjustments with Dr. Lawlor now for several months and taking supplements that he recommends. The most significant difference between my previous chiropractic experience and the Gonstead Method with Dr. Lawlor is that the Gonstead Method works by treating what is causing my back pain rather than just treating the pain.

Now, I can sit and walk at work with no discomfort and I can resume exercising. I’m back to normal day to day functions at age 59. I also have better mobility. Dr. Lawlor has a genuine concern in my well-being. I appreciate his explanations of my overall condition and treatments. His whole approach makes sense to me. Prior to seeing Dr. Lawlor, I was contemplating surgery (as a last resort), as none of my previous treatments were successful. I’ve avoided surgery because of the remarkable success in adjusting my spine with Dr. Lawlor.

-Greg [/slide]

[slide title=”NO MORE NEBULIZER TREATMENTS!”] EmersynLawlorChiroEmersyn had a very low immune response. She would spend fall and winter with upper respiratory infections and would always end up sick if she was around other children. She underwent long rounds of antibiotic treatments which did more harm than good. She also saw a pulmonologist who diagnosed her with asthma and had her using a nebulizer on a daily basis. We had to stay away from situations where kids may have had colds because Emersyn’s immune system was too weak to protect her.

Eventually, we started using essential oils and working with her diet. This helped a lot, but we knew she could do even better. We took her to see Dr. Lawlor and she started receiving regular adjustments and he started her on a supplement called Immuplex. Since Emersyn’s first adjustment with Dr.Lawlor, she has only had one nebulizer treatment. Since then, she hasn’t been sick or anything less than 100%! She was even exposed to Disney World germs! Emersyn’s speech has also improved as well as her ability to communicate her thoughts more effectively. In addition, we adore the staff! When Emersyn isn’t being adjusted, she is Mrs. Jill’s assistant at the front desk.

There is so much you can do to promote health. You don’t have to wait for symptoms or disease. The Gonstead Method of chiropractic has changed our lives!

-Emersyn’s Mom [/slide]

[slide title=”I CAN CONCENTRATE IN SCHOOL AGAIN”] Before I went to Lawlor Chiropractic, I constantly had headaches and migraines and nothing seemed to help. I took a lot of Advil. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really concentrate in school and it hurt too much to read.

I had never been adjusted before and I was a little scared of having my neck cracked. About a year ago, my mom referred me to Dr. Lawlor. I’ve been having regular adjustments, and I hardly ever get migraines anymore! I can read without pain and concentrate in school. I also get better sleep and feel that my overall mood has improved.

I hope that my experience will prompt others to try Chiropractic!

-Danielle T. [/slide]

[slide title=”I TRIED MANY OTHER THERAPIES, BUT NOTHING SEEMED TO WORK!”] BrockT_LawlorChiroWhen I first came to Lawlor Chiropractic, my neck and shoulder were sore causing me to tilt my head to the left for relief. I was also experiencing severe “pins and needles” type pain and numbness down my right arm. I tried several other forms of treatment including physical therapy, traction, prescription meds, STEM treatment and ice and heat therapy. These issues interfered with my ability to work as it flared up most at my computer. My doctor was recommending surgery as a next step.

My wife referred me to Dr. Lawlor. However, I had never been to a chiropractor before and I was skeptical. I’ve now been receiving chiropractic adjustments for about three or four months. I can now go an entire workday at my computer with no pain and only occasional tingling in my arm. Additionally, I feel like I get better sleep and my allergies seem to have improved. The team at Lawlor is very helpful and accommodating to my hectic schedule too.

I hope my experience will encourage others with a herniated disc to give the Gonstead Method of chiropractic a try before resorting to surgery.

-Brock K. [/slide]

[slide title=”GARDENING AGAIN AFTER THE ACCIDENT”] After an auto accident in May of 2015, I was having terrible mid and lower back pain. I tried pain killers and muscle relaxers, but neither of these worked. The pain in my back prevented me from working in my garden. My brother-in-law referred us to Lawlor Chiropractic. I would not have even come if my husband hadn’t made the appointment.

I’ve been getting chiropractic adjustments now for about 4 months. I’ve improved considerably. I am able to work in my yard again and I can sit for longer periods without pain. I even have fewer migraines. The staff and doctor are very welcoming and caring. I am very happy that the appointment was made, and I hope to continue maintenance after all is said and done following the accident.

-Amanda T. [/slide]

[slide title=”I THOUGHT I WOULD NEED ANOTHER SURGERY OR TWO”] Marty Testimonial“I had surgery on my neck about 5 years prior to visiting Dr. Lawlor for the first time. I called Dr. Lawlor at the recommendation of a colleague as my condition was, in a word, desperate. Symptoms were: constant battle with vertigo, persistent numbness in my left side (especially my arm) and neck pain that was becoming unbearable. I felt at least two surgeries were in my near future, at the very least my neck for sure. Prior to my first visit with Dr. Lawlor, I had an MRI performed on my neck and another scheduled for my lower back and bottle of painkillers (which I did not want to take since in my opinion they only mask the condition). I was taking about 2000 MG of Tylenol/Ibuprofen a day, and living on a heating pad. Also, a week before my first visit, I underwent physical therapy evaluation – to determine what exercises would benefit me most. I had to stop the evaluation before finishing because I almost passed out. Oddly enough, no physical therapy has been needed to get me where I am today since starting chiropractic care.

I have a 10 year old, so staying active is a must – and I had reached a point where even weekend visits walking around the mall for an hour would wipe me out for the rest of the day. Minimal activity if any was becoming the norm or me. As far as work goes, I had taken off an average of 1-2 days per week in the month prior to my visit. Since starting care, I’ve missed two days of work – no more. I am also beginning to ‘feel’ like myself again. I’d felt so bad for so long, I’d forgotten what feeling good felt like. I’m not where I want to be just yet, but I believe that I’m getting there. I’m back to staying active with my daughter, I’m able to focus more at work that I have in a long time, and most importantly, I’m not so tired all the time.

I was referred to Dr. Lawlor from a current patient and co-worker. I certainly had doubts about care at first, not about chiropracticcare in general, but whether I was too far gone for anything to help, but another surgery or two.

We started with three adjustments per week as well as three times daily multivitamin and two other supplements. I am now down to every other week . I still am taking the supplements (and feel without a doubt they have helped my energy level as well as my overall health.)

My prior experience with chiropractic was when I was much younger and was eighteen years old to address some issues with my lower back and hips. The detail of analysis with Dr. Lawlor was much greater and certainly the results have been much more tangible to me now.

Now, my vertigo has gone, as has the majority of the numbness in my upper body, neck. Neck pain if any is rare. I am certainly still ‘in process’ but to compare where I was when I came to where I am now is to compare apples and oranges. I have much more energy, less stress, better focus now, easier when not in constant pain, best of all I have a sense of hope that things can and will get better.

The staff has been great, especially to my 10 year old who has accompanied me to almost every visit.

I would encourage anyone with back issues to try Dr. Lawlor first – before you get sent to physical therapy and certainly before you explore surgery.”

-Marty J. [/slide]

[slide title=”O WOW OW”] A_OwWowOw_lawlorWe noticed our daughter “A” (age 2) was walking using mainly her left side. She kept her right arm/shoulder and leg stiff. She would cry saying “o wow ow” when changing her diaper. When running she staggered to the right side. We met Dr. Lawlor at a Health Fair, we weren’t sure this was a chiropractic problem but soon started with care. Since receiving chiropractic adjustments we noticed our daughter “A” now walks normal, she does not stagger step and she now longer cries with diaper change. We found Dr. Lawlor was great with our daughter. Very informative prior to any adjustments, he always asked about changes and how she was progressing prior to adjustments. I hope our experiences encourage others dealing with back pain/hip pain to try chiropractic care. The results have been life changing.

-A.S. [/slide]

[slide title=”PAIN ON MY ENTIRE RIGHT SIDE”] painrightside_lawlorI had extreme pain on my right side. This condition happened when I was 14 years old. I was swimming the backstroke 100M and I couldn’t move my right side for 2 mins. I went to a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, pain center, physical therapy. I had several tests such as MRI, blood tests, x-ray, spinal tap. This condition interfered with swimming competitively on a swim team. Also, pain got so bad I went home from school and also didn’t participate with some of my favorite activities. I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic from my mother. I thought the x-rays and thorough testing was better. I have improved greatly with chiropractic adjustments, I do not have pain like I used to. I feel more like myself again. The staff at Lawlor Chiropractic is awesome; they are always concerned about how I am doing. I would encourage people to be open to this type of chiropractic care, for other doctors may not give you the right kind of help.

-Amanda [/slide]

[slide title=”BALANCED HORMONES”]

PRE/POST XRAYS AFTER 6 MONTHS OF CARE

PRE/POST XRAYS AFTER 6 MONTHS OF CARE

I came to Lawlor Chiropractic with lower back pain, digestive discomfort, menstrual discomfort, severe mood swings, chronic dry irritated and suspected food allergies. These symptoms would make me sleep all day and couldn’t do housework or spend time with kids/family. Previously, to help I had taken the depo shot to moderate menstrual symptoms, pain killers, tramadol, Percocet and improved diet and lost 20 lbs. I met Dr. Lawlor through the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce. I didn’t have any doubts about care and was impressed with the level of attention to diagnostic care. I appreciated the neurological approach combined with skeletal alignment, care is comprehensive with this mothed. I did chiropractic adjustments and a Standard Process purification cleanse for several months. I have been under care for 6 months (pre and post xrays) and no longer have random abdominal pain related to digestion or menses. I no longer have chronic low back pain. My moods and energy levels are regularly positive and only vary within normal limits. I handle stress better. I sleep better – I used to toss and turn with high frequency and my sleep quality is now much better. This method of chiropractic care is comprehensive and effective beyond all other protocols I am aware of. I have tried many others and explored other options – this is what works the best.

-Bethany B. [/slide]

[slide title=”CONSTIPATION AND SKIN RASHING”] constipationskinrash1 Brayden crawled with his right leg up starting at 6 months. At 2 ½ years old he had constant and extreme constipation. Also, Brayden had skin rash on his stomach. For the constipation we gave him a diet high in fiber and miralax. It was difficult to go anywhere because Brayden would cry the whole time due to the amount of pain he was in. I met Dr. Lawlor at a baby/kid expo. I had some doubts at first as I had never heard of adjustments helping with constipation or on young children. After 3 months of chiropractic adjustments his bowel movements were regular, easier to go and his rash is clearing up. I found the staff at Lawlor Chiropractic very informative with the adjustments and what to expect. I would encourage others that adjustments have worked wonders!

-Brayden’s Mother

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Left = Pre – 1 Day Before Care (See Red Spotty Rash); Right = Post – 2 Months Later after starting care (White Spots where it is healing)

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[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC HELPS MY HEARTBEAT”] JanC_lawlorI was experiencing lower back pain with nerve pain going down into my legs. The pain was especially interfering with my sleep when lying down. The back pain was a chronic problem – the nerve pain was a recent problem for about a week or so. I recently moved to Missouri and there was a lapse in chiropractic care since moving and I over exerted myself at the gym. I was given aspirin from neurosurgeon who recommended surgery when desperate. I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic by family members and chose chiropractic care because I didn’t want to have surgery. For treatment we did adjustments, supplements and postural corrections. The Gonstead system is the only method that was used by both of my chiropractors, I liked the analysis. My first appointment was August 20, 2014. Since starting adjustments, supplements and making some postural corrections my nerve pain in my leg is completely gone. I’d say in two adjustments I had noticeable improvements. After the 1st adjustment I was able to sleep comfortably. My overall heath feels better. I like they gave the opportunity to ask questions for my understanding. At one appointment I had been having atrial fibrillations for at least 7 hours. After a thoracic adjustment was done I notice the atrial fibrillations had gone away, completely gone! My intent had been to call my cardiologist when I got home from my appointment to ask him what to do regarding the atrial fibrillations. I was thrilled the a-fib went away with my thoracic adjustment. Amazing how adjusting my back affected the electrical impulses I was having in my heart and could allow it to return to a regular heart beat again. Both of the Lawlors are very kind and helpful. I appreciate their expertise and caring approach. Thank you!

-Jan C. [/slide]

[slide title=”GONSTEAD CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR DISC HERNIATION”]

Pre x-rays on the left and post x-rays on the right (6 months later)

Pre x-rays on the left and post x-rays on the right (6 months later)

I came to Lawlor Chiropractic suffering with constant low back pain on my lower left side and hip. It was very difficult to stand for long periods of time or walk any distance. I also stood in a very crooked position. I had previously tried regular treatment from another chiropractor with different methods, visited my medical doctor and did physical therapy for two months. I was unable to do physical work or practice softball with my daughter at the time. I was referred to Dr. Lawlor from my father-in-law who met Dr. Lawlor through the local Chamber of Commerce. At first, I had some doubt about this form of care after experiencing other chiropractic care with no relief or improvement. I started noticing improvement after about 4-5 months of consistent care and adjustments. After receiving adjustments for the past 14 months I can now work my job that is very physical (lifting/bending all day) and practice softball with my daughter at least 3x per week. I thought the Gonstead system of Chiropractic that Dr. Lawlor practices was more focused on finding the root problem for correction, not just some routine adjustment and putting on tens unit therapy like other chiropractors. I was at a point where I had very little pain and stood straighter, x-rays 6 months later confirmed improvement for curvature in spine. I found the staff and doctor at Lawlor Chiropractic helpful and welcoming. I hope others find encouragement through understanding how my care and coming consistently over time can correct problems that you weren’t sure if they could be corrected!

-Anonymous [/slide]

[slide title=”BETTER BACK EQUALS BETTER BOWLING SCORE”] Steve_lawlorI came to Dr. Lawlor with radiating pain in the lower back (Right Side) down the side of my right leg and along with numbness in my toes. The numbness in my foot was constant and pain in my lower back would incapacitate me for several days about once per month. Previously for the same condition I had several steroid shots in my lower back along with physical therapy for pain management. I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic by my daughter. At first, I didn’t have complete confidence anything would help my back. I found the Gonstead system has improved my back condition 100% – no sharp back pain any longer and the numbness has left my toes within 10 visits of chiropractic adjustments. I am now moving and doing things I haven’t done in several years. Even my bowling game has improved by 30-50 pins per game! I am feeling better every day which is fantastic at the age of 61. I am sleeping through the night, before I would toss and turn at night and I certainly have more energy.

I found the staff at Lawlor Chiropractic very cordial and caring. It’s a pleasure to be treated like a family member and not as a patient only! If you have been suffering from back pain and you can’t find a solution to your problem, try the Gonstead System, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised!

-Steve [/slide]

[slide title=”CHIROPRACTIC – MORE THAN JUST BACK PAIN!”] Susanne_lawlorI recently had moved from WA to MO and had incredible lower back pain – so bad that I could not walk at times. I also had severe migraines and low blood sugar that impacted my life severely.
I had gone to conventional chiropractors before, it helped some and I also had massages – but symptoms returned. Of course I took many pain pills (OTC) for years for pain management. My migraines, back pain and low blood sugar impacted my life so significantly that I was deeply depressed, gained weight and had no motivation at all. I knew chiropractic care would work to some extent, so friends of mine referred me to Dr. Lawlor. With the Gonstead method, I thought the x-rays and details were very helpful and insightful for a visual learner.

After adjustments, a cleanse, supplements and nutritional counseling I felt much better!

There is not enough space here to list all the ways I have improved, my back feels great since the cleanse, I no longer have the acid reflux issues I’ve had for years! I have very few headaches, thank God! The nutrition component changed the way I see food.

I now sleep better, I have much more energy and I’ve come out from under that cloud that’s been over my head.

I love the holistic approach Dr. Lawlor has and I hope my experience will motivate others to search beyond typical doctors and all the prescription meds; there are real remedy’s – not band aids (prescriptions!)

-Susanne H. [/slide]

[slide title=”NUMBNESS IN MY HAND GONE”] TimW_lawlorI came with degenerated disc thinning between C5-C7 in my neck, diagnosed over 12 years ago. Doctors told me that it is just a matter of time before surgery. I was told 10 years ago that I was too young for surgery and that when the pain becomes too much they will do the surgery (fusion of the neck). Motorcycle riding, camping, hiking were my hobbies and with the position of my neck during motorcycling would bring on the pain and numbness. I have not had these conditions riding since I started treatment with Dr. Lawlor.

Until seeing Dr. Lawlor I took pain pills. I met him through the chamber of commerce. At first I had some doubts about this form of treatment, but today I am sold that this treatment has real, viable results. Since getting both chiropractic adjustments and a ligament supplement (which has also helped then tendons in my feet) I have no pain in my shoulder anymore, numbness is gone in my fingers, less stiffness in my lower back. Dr. Lawlor’s care has been a tremendous relief of this condition. Due to some of the work I do, it exacerbates the condition, so follow up treatment is required for maintenance.

It seems in the medical community that surgery is always the first recommendation. I was a doubter, as was my wife, but now chiropractic with Dr. Lawlor is a part of our medical care and checkups.

-Tim W. [/slide]

[slide title=”I WAS VERY SKEPTICAL!”] I came with a terrible spasm in my lower back, felt incapacitated, it was extremely difficult to even walk, and when I would force myself to do it, it was extremely painful. I had previously wen to see my regular doctor, family physician and after an MRI was taken I was sent home with muscle relaxers. The condition interfered with everyday life and was very difficult to take care of my 7 year old, very difficult to function in general. I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic by a coworker, but I had some doubts at first as I was hurt by a chiropractor before and so I was very skeptical! I thought the Gonstead system was unique, x-rays were taken by the chiropractor, which were then used to explain subluxations and nerve temperature – which was tested on every appointment. There was a big differences in this type of care and the typical chiropractic visit that I have been exposed to earlier.

I can walk and work out without back problems. The problem has greatly diminished, however there is still a need for consistent care as I can still feel a little bit of pain when I give baths to my 7-year old, but that’s only when my lower back has been bent for about 10 minutes straight.

The staff was very helpful, very concerned, and had a truly genuine interest about my well-being. I was a huge skeptic before as I was hurt by a chiropractic session but after coming to see Dr. Lawlor, I will never go to see another chiropractor, and certainly do not allow anyone to adjust me before taking x-rays first! This is certainly the best and most effective approach, I highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed!

-Monica B. [/slide]

[slide title=”THE GONSTEAD METHOD”] I was first introduced to Gonstead Chiropractic in Honolulu, HI after a moped accident that caused severe sciatic pain down my right leg, after 10 visits in Honolulu I felt much better, but still needed help when I returned to the St. Louis Area. I found Dr. Lawlor through the Gonstead website. I had to continue to work, it was very painful to sit down. Dr. Lawlor continued to adjust my lower back and neck. At both clinics I was impressed with the detailed analysis of my condition. I now feel great, I have no back pain and my energy levels are so much better than before, I also feel stronger overall. Dr. Lawlor and his wife are great people! Anytime I hear someone complain about their back I tell them in detail about the Gonstead Method and refer them to Lawlor Chiropractic.

-Chad C. [/slide]

[slide title=”EXTREME PAIN”] On the first visit I was a 10 on the pain scale from 1-10. I lifted some heavy equipment the day before; and aggravated an old injury, I could barely walk; could not sit without extreme pain; nothing I did gave me relief from the sharp, stabbing pain in my lower back and hip. I also have had stiffening of my fingers for over 6 months – a condition which my medical doctor told me would require shots in the joints of my hands. The pain got so severe the first day that I went to the E.R. and got pain killers. I found myself in such extreme pain that I expected to be immobile for at least a month. I could not sit at a desk or computer – I could not even stand to work. I was referred to Dr. Lawlor by the neighborhood and have been receiving chiropractic adjustments to my back and even my hands for about 10 days now.  After less than 1 week I can now resume all activities – walking, sitting, ect. Before chiropractic care nothing else seemed to work for my back or hands. My hands have improved so much I can return to knitting, sewing and piano. I only needed the pain pills for 2 days.  Today I feel 100 % able to return to normal activities. But now Dr. Lawlor has taught me to walk more and be more conscious of my back health.  The time and level of care from Dr. Lawlor has been amazing. I have had chiropractic care in the past – with nothing even close to the results I have already seen with Dr. Lawlor. His approach was new to me – but absolutely the best method our family has ever experienced.

-Beth M. [/slide]

[slide title=”I THOUGHT I WAS DOOMED TO A LIFE OF PAIN”] MollyB_lawlorWhen I first came to Lawlor Chiropractic I was experiencing constant discomfort in my upper back that had been going on for over two years. Nothing else had helped, physical therapy, steroid injections, ect. I was frustrated and constantly in pain with some days much more severe than others. The pain interfered with my ballet, photography and travel. Traveling was difficult because I couldn’t sit for long periods of time. My job on in the kitchen was very difficult on the severe pain days. I had tried three rounds of physical therapy, saw a sports medicine doctor, seen a rheumatologist, a Doctor of Osteopathay (D.O.), a previous chiropractor, I had steroid injections, pain killers, muscle relaxers…. nothing worked! I was referred to Lawlor Chiropractic by Dr. Burns who my boyfriend had seen since he was young. My boyfriend really encouraged me to explore the Gonstead method. I had doubts about this form of care since I had no luck from other forms of treatment so I came in with very low expectations. Since getting adjustments from Dr. Lawlor my upper back pain has significantly improved. It was a slow process that took over 6 months, but I realized I was no longer taking my pain meds, I was no longer complaining and I wasn’t waking up at night in pain. I thought I had tried everything and I was doomed to a life of pain. Dr. Lawlor got to the root of the problem instead of treating the symptoms and I’m feeling better than I have in years. I will definitely continue maintenance chiropractic care to keep everything pain free.

-Molly B. [/slide]

[slide title=”BEFORE WE DO SURGERY FOR THIS CARPAL TUNNEL”] MichaelC_lawlorI came to Lawlor Chiropractic with a diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a recommendation for surgery. The pain in my wrists got progressively worse and hurt regardless of activity, including sleep. Due to the pain I could not play bass guitar or perform as a percussionist. I also was partially unemployed and could not work part time due to the injury/pain. I went to my primary care doctor who referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon wanted to operate immediately. However, I chose chiropractic care for a 2nd opinion to avoid surgery and was referred to Dr. Lawlor by my college roommate, Dr. Patrick Ryan. In the beginning, I had some doubts that it would work but after getting positive results with other injuries/issues getting chiropractic care I decided to give it a shot. Also, being right handed, I also assumed there was a root cause to have issues with both wrists. I have been coming to Lawlor Chiropractic for three months and getting chiropractic adjustments. I no longer have constant pain in my wrist. I no longer wake up at night due to the pain. I saw positive results with continued treatment. I started a new job in December and other than occasional pain/tingling in my right hand fingers, things have improved. No pain in left wrist/fingers. You can and will get positive results with long-term and short-term chiropractic care.

-Michael C. [/slide]

[slide title=”BEFORE AND AFTER X-RAYS”] beforeafterxrayDr. Jeff Lawlor became my regular chiropractor in November, 2012. At that point, back pain in varying light degrees was almost an everyday experience with episodes of sever and debilitation pain occasionally lasting 6-9 days. Over the last two years I found it difficult to stay on my feet any length of time, which I need to do at times in my work either teaching or servicing an exhibit booth at weekend conventions. Also sitting in a vehicle driving several hours or at times working at my desk all day impacted my back and caused pain. Dr. Lawlor initially saw me twice a week, then once a week and then every two weeks over the course of 13 months. He uses the Gonstead technique and I experienced his confidence and precision adjustments. At the beginning, he also took x-rays to see my entire spine from the side and front. After he had a very specifically analyzed the x-rays, he showed them to me and explained exactly what he saw—specifying a number of areas where my back was out of normal pattern. He explained where specific misalignments were behind my pain and reassured me that with proper care I could be helped. I was impressed with his specificity and ability to explain exactly what he saw and how he could proceed to provide his care. I said – let’s go for it!Time advanced and my back improved. My symptoms abated and I felt more and more confident I could function without pain. At the 13-month mark, Dr. Lawlor took another set of x-rays and I saw the improvement I was feeling! When Dr. Lawlor put up the before and after x-rays and we compared them, I was amazed. My care continues on a maintenance basis because I want to keep this level of health and function. I am also availing myself of the nutritional support available from Michelle Lawlor who does the nutrition in Dr. Jeff’s office. I am most thankful and say it every time I see Dr. Jeff and Michelle! God bless them.

-H.S. [/slide]

[slide title=”DIFFICULTY RUNNING”] I came to Lawlor Chiropractic by the recommendation of one of my parents. I had IT Band Syndrome causing knee pain that lasted roughly four months. I have been coming here for about three months and after chiropractic adjustments, nutritional supplements and custom foot orthotics I am able to run satisfactorily now. I had doubts about this form of treatment initially since I’ve been to ART – certified chiropractors, used anti-inflammatory and pain killer medications, performed stretching and strengthening exercises and stayed off my knee as much as I could with no results or relief.  However, after seeing Dr. Lawlor for about two months I started seeing improvement and I am now back to running and cycling.

-Steve C. [/slide]

[slide title=”CAN’T MOVE MY ARM”] When I first came to the clinic I couldn’t move my right arm at all. My right shoulder wasn’t functioning properly as well. I was referred to Dr. Lawlor by a therapist and after four days of chiropractic adjustments I have full range of motion in my right shoulder and arm – it only took three adjustments! I fully believe in chiropractic care and don’t take any medication now for pain. The only thing that relieves my pain in my joints and helps them is chiropractic care.

-Mike S. [/slide]

[slide title=”CAN’T MOVE MY NECK”] I first came to Lawlor Chiropractic with pain in my upper back causing me not to be able to move my neck. It hurt to turn my head from side to side and could not move my head back very far. I was recommended to go see Dr. Lawlor by my husband and  have been getting chiropractic adjustments for the past 7 months. It was interesting to learn of all the ailments chiropractic adjustments can help. Since coming to Dr. Lawlor I haven’t had that kind of pain since getting adjusted. My upper back sometimes gets stiff, but no pain. The adjustments even helped with my headaches, I use to get them more often. I would recommend chiropractic care to all. It is very helpful for many different aches, pains, ect.

-Tammi B. [/slide]

[slide title=”RADIATING PAIN GONE”] I am so glad that I came to visit you. Every month for several months I was experiencing a horrible mid-back pain that would radiate through my stomach like a knife. It was a sharp pain that would force me to sit down and rest from whatever I was doing. As a full-time student, this was very inconvenient when I had to study for a big test the next day, or especially when this pain would pop up during the middle of a test that I was taking! I had no idea what was causing this to happen, so I was relieved when Dr. Jeff told me that he might be able to help. After several adjustments I am happy to say that I have never experienced this pain again. Dr. Jeff made me understand the importance of getting regular Chiropractic spine check-ups, to make sure that my spine was in proper alignment. I am happy to say that ever since I have been getting regular Chiropractic care, I have not had to worry about getting this pain for the past 2 years! Chiropractic has helped me in so many ways since then, and I am happy to say that I will be getting regular Chiropractic care for the rest of my life. A properly aligned spine is a happy spine, and mine is very happy. Thanks Dr. Jeff!

-Alyssa K. [/slide]

[slide title=”SHOULDER, KNEE AND BACK PAIN”] When I started I had left shoulder pain for several months, left knee pain for years and lower back discomfort for years. I had done some massage therapy before to help the pain, but after two and half months of chiropractic adjustments the shoulder and knee pain were gone. The lower back is tremendously better too. The pain interfered with my ability to play golf, before it was more difficult to play and now I have noticed and increase in my flexibility and I am able to enjoy golf again. I would recommend Dr. Jeff to anyone as he delivers on his promise to improve the quality of life. He has my highest recommendation.

-Bill H. [/slide]

[slide title=”PAIN IN THE NECK”] When I first started seeing Jeff I had terrible headaches, neck pain, and also off and on low back pain.  Being in the beginning of my Palmer career school was a lot more difficult than I would have liked and I couldn’t afford any distractions. I had been to a couple other interns before Jeff who just didn’t get the job done.  At this time I didn’t know there were different approaches to chiropractic.  I just figured with was all the same thing.  It wasn’t until Jeff explained to me all the aspects of the Gonstead system and how each and every one of them are used to help him find the best adjustment for me that I realized the power of the chiropractic.  Jeff took the time to find the correct bone to move and which precise way it needed to move.  After only two weeks of being adjusted by Jeff my headaches and neck pain both started to go away.  I was able to focus and study again without any distractions. Before seeing Jeff I saw many other interns in the Palmer clinic who practiced other chiropractic techniques.  Jeff was the only one who took the time to explain to me what he was doing and how it would benefit me.  He also took the time to go over my x-rays with me, explain to me the scope, and how he would use them to help find my specific problem.  None of the other interns took the time he did to find the correct bone that needed to be fixed. I want others to understand the power of the Gonstead system, and how it differs from others.  With the Gonstead system the doctor takes all the time necessary to find and correct a patient’s problems.  Correlating every tool we have at our disposal to help us reach our conclusion.  Dr. Jeff made a huge impact on not only my health, but my future in chiropractics.  He played a huge role in my decision to become a Troxell Intern so I could provide my future patients with the Gonstead way of chiropractic.  Nothing is more specific or precise or better for a patient than what Dr. Jeff will offer.

-Kyle G. [/slide]

[slide title=”HEADACHES BETTER”] When I first started under Dr. Jeff Lawlor’s Care, I was having headaches on a regular basis. These headaches would start off as a dull ache in mid-afternoon and progress into sharp and stabbing by evening. I would get a headache three or more times a week, and they always seemed to start at the base of my neck and wrap up into my head. I was under Dr. Jeff Lawlor’s care for about four months. I received chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Jeff Lawlor once a week, sometimes two times a week during those four months. Adjusting my spine was all that was needed to help relieve my headaches. In the past, I have tried multiple things to help relieve the headache pain. Taking multiple ibuprofen a day was one attempt to lessen the irritation, but they never seemed to help at all. I also tried massage, which would help for the time being, but never really got down to the cause of my headaches. I had even talked to my physician about my headaches, and he had nothing to offer my besides a stronger ibuprofen.  I did not have any doubts about chiropractic adjustments because I have gone to a chiropractor my entire life. Dr. Jeff is a Gonstead chiropractor though, which I feel made a huge difference in the success of figuring out the cause of my headaches, compared to my previous chiropractor. My headaches and overall health improved immensely under Dr. Jeff Lawlor’s care. I noticed after about a month of care that my headaches started to become less and less frequent, as well as less intense. By the time I had been under Dr. Jeff’s care for four months my headaches were very infrequent, maybe getting one every two to three weeks I like to run and workout, so when I was having headaches almost daily they interfered with my physical activity level. It was hard to workout when I had a pounding headache, so I would not get the intensity of a workout/run that I wanted. Once I started to not get so many headaches, I was able to increase my runs and workouts. I am a student and I was still able to study and do what I needed to for school, but it is a lot more frustrating and hard when you have a nagging headache. When my headaches stopped occurring so often, it became easier to study, take test, and it made a difference in my scores. I hope that my experience will prompt others to try Chiropractic/multidisciplinary care. I have tried all methods and found this to be the best approach. I hope that my experience helps others realize the amazing things that chiropractic care can offer. If you know someone that has horrible headaches, referring them to Dr. Jeff Lawlor would be the best way that you could help them. Chiropractic finds the cause problems, that is why adjustments help so such compared to other things that just mask the issues.

-Jessica H. [/slide]

[slide title=”KNEE PAIN NO LONGER HOLDS ME BACK”] After having surgery on my knee to fix a torn ACL, I suffered knee pain on and off for 7 years. It sometimes kept me from doing things I love like playing softball and running. It wasn’t until Dr. Jeff explained to me that my knee joint was misaligned that I understood why my knee bothered me so much despite the surgery to “fix” it. Dr. Jeff started adjusting my knee and I had less and less painful episodes. Now I am back to doing the things I love. No more pain killers for me! Thanks Dr. Jeff for getting me through my 1st year at Palmer!

-Megan B. [/slide]

[slide title=”DEPRESSION DOWN, VITALITY UP”] At age 82 I all of a sudden found myself round shouldered and hunched over. I had been very depressed and had trouble getting around. I also had a lot of pain in my hips and legs swelling. I had to gone to a back specialist before but I was referred  to Lawlor Chiropractic by a friend. After two weeks of adjustments I was thinking clearer and within 4 weeks the depression was gone. I have been getting around with my walker, the swelling of my legs has greatly decreased. We are still working on my neck and there is improvement. I have very fragile bones so we are working slowly on the neck. I have also noticed I can hear better. Before, my life enthusiasm had greatly diminished and my friend who takes care of me had called in a psych evaluation. The Dr. was surprised with the differences in me compared to what the nursing staff said. I hope others no matter what the condition will have faith in Dr. Jeff. He has done a wonderful job with me even at age 82.

-Lula W. [/slide]

[slide title=”SHOULDER SURGERY NO MORE”] When I became a patient in early 2013, I had been experiencing pain in both shoulders off and on every week for a few years – rarely going more than a couple of days without some discomfort. I had injured my shoulders through two separate falls. In addition, I experienced neck stiffness and mid-back pain (mild to moderate) several times a month. I have been coming to Lawlor Chiropractic regularly since January 2013. The care that I have received at Lawlor Chiropractic initially entailed weekly chiropractic adjustments. Because of marked improvements I now receive Chiropractic adjustments bi-weekly. Three years ago – at which point I had been experiencing shoulder pain for more than a year – I received Chiropractic care from a doctor who was of the opinion that shoulder surgery maybe required at some point. Because of excellent progress though care received at Lawlor Chiropractic, surgery is no longer a consideration. Having experienced the benefits of chiropractic in my childhood, I knew the key was to find the RIGHT chiropractic doctor – and I have. My physical condition has improved substantially. Now, after six months of regular chiropractic care, I rarely experience shoulder discomfort. This change occurred most noticeably during months three and four – and has continued in the tow months since. I am also experiencing continued improvement with respect to my long history of neck stiffness/mid-back pain and related headaches. I was never unable to work; hoewever, the improvement in my overall health condition has given me more consistent energy level throughout the day. Having been a patient at Lawlor Chiropractic for six months now, I am impressed with the exactness and thoroughness of the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic which Dr. Lawlor uses to determine where the problem lies and how to correct it.

– Chris S. [/slide]

[slide title=”DISCOVERING CHIROPRACTIC”] I started experiencing knee and hip pain on my left side, so I decided to see Dr. Lawlor. This was my first visit to a chiropractor, so I was not sure what to expect, but I was an instant believer when 6 months of pain disappeared. Luckily, this was my first stop for treatment. I am so glad I decided to try chiropractic care because it addressed my problem and prevented me from needing medications. I didn’t have any doubts per se, just wasn’t sure what to expect. I guess you could say I wasn’t really expecting any improvements, but since I’d heard others success stories I figured I’d give it a shot. After receiving care, the knee and hip pain that originally brought me here is completely gone. Since then, Dr. Lawlor had addressed my foot/ankle pain that I have “tolerated” since childhood, leading to improvement with an issue that I thought I was “stuck” with for life. I love to dance, so zumba is a big hobby of mine. I am also able to enjoy swimming and yoga now too. I would encourage everyone, regardless of your stage in life to give chiropractic care and Dr. Lawlor a try. I am young and relatively healthy, so any issues were seemingly minor and the pain was more of an annoyance that anything debilitating. I’m so glad Dr. Lawlor took the time to listen to and address my “problems” and was able to help me return to a pain free life and educate me on the importance of regular chiropractic care to both maintain and aid in prevention of future problems and complications.

-Jessica B. [/slide]

[slide title=”HOT SNAKE IN MY LEG GONE”] I do not go to a doctor unless it is really getting painful. I could not turn my head very far in either direction, my lower back hurt and I had a pain going through my left leg, (I called it a hot snake) I had suffered from this for months. I could work, but I was in constant pain. Now I can turn my head both directions, I can sleep on my back at night and no more “hot snake” in my leg. I prefer chiropractic adjustments over taking pills to cover up the pain.

-Margie O. [/slide]

[slide title=”HEADACHES RESOLVED, CERVICAL CURVE RESTORED”] Since I can remember I had been suffering from severe headaches. Headaches so bad it left me no choice but to curl up in bed with all the lights off and I made sure the room was silent.  What I thought was a normal every month kind of thing for me soon became worse when I started school at Palmer.  Long hours of studying with my head down in the books would put me in bed about once a week.  The headaches started at the back of my head and would progress to behind my eyes. Many of the headaches were the same but would switch eyes every now and then.  As a student, I was able to seek out a student intern for chiropractic care. Luck would have it I had been assigned to Dr. Jeff.  He explained the importance of the nervous system and how if there is an interruption of signal between my brain and the cells/organs/tissues the body could respond with symptoms. He also explained that if the body is responding with symptoms this more times than not means the problem has been there for a period of time.  After a very thorough examine of my spine, Dr. Jeff explained the importance of taking an X-ray to see how my spine has adapted over the years.  After analyzing the x-rays, Dr. Jeff showed me that over the years my cervical curve (in my neck) had gone backwards from normal. He also stated that I was carrying my head too far in front of my shoulders. Dr. Jeff explained that having my head over my shoulders was like holding a bowling ball in front of your body instead of at your side, how much more difficult it was to do this.  Once adjustments started I began to notice a change in my energy before I noticed any improvements with my headaches.  This to me could have been due to the long hours I needed to study for school.  Three months had gone by and I started to notice that while studying I would get tightness at the base of my head but no headache would come on. This was quite the moment for me.  All this time spent learning about the importance of chiropractic and until this moment I had nothing to relate too.  My headaches now came every once and a great while, were not as severe and I did not have to curl up in bed to deal with them.  After much progress, Dr. Jeff did a re-examine of my spine and took new x-rays. He showed me how with specific adjustments he had changed the curve in my neck.  With the improved changes we saw on x-ray and with my headaches, Dr. Jeff also explained that just because my symptoms were gone does not mean I should stop care. My spine was pretty beat up before I started care and it was going to take some time to get things straightened out.  Chiropractic is an amazing thing and I have Dr. Jeff to thank for helping me!

-Hollie V. [/slide]

[slide title=”LOW BACK PAIN & DIGESTION”] I had been suffering from constant low back problems. Anytime I sat down for longer than 20 minutes my back would go into spasms immediately after I stood up for 4 years off and on. I had tried just about everything from pain-killers, basic ibuprofen, physical therapy, yoga, and core strengthening. None of which had lasting results longer than a couple days. I had heard about Dr. Jeff from a friend at my school. I had tried everything else so I kind of went in with the “what’s the worst that could happen” attitude. After about three weeks of getting adjusted by Dr. Jeff I am now pain free. I no longer have to worry about sitting down to study for an hour and getting up from my chair with spasms. Also, ever since I went under Dr. Jeff’s care I noticed a remarkable improvement in my bowel movements. For much of my adult life I have struggled with constipation. My previous doctor had told me it was a dietary issue, but no diet change seemed to help until I started getting adjusted. Dr. Jeff did an excellent job teaching me how the nerve system controls more than just the back pain I was feeling. As a college student my main hobby is studying, but I also play golf on the weekends. After getting adjusted and following Dr. Jeff’s care plan I am now able to concentrate on my studies pain free, and am able to enjoy the game of golf for the first time in a while! I have tried all methods and found this to be the best approach. I strongly encourage you to come in and get your spine checked by Dr. Jeff. Unfortunately it took me a few years to figure it out, but this chiropractic stuff can help you out with a lot more than just the chronic pain you may be suffering. I now make sure my entire family gets their spine checked, especially the kids in my family. Don’t make the mistake of waiting like I did, start taking care of yourself now and get healthier.

-Sean W. [/slide]

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