*Testimonials presented apply only to the individuals depicted, cannot be guaranteed, and should not be considered typical
How to describe my condition prior to seeing Dr. G? Well thank goodness that's kind of hard to say anymore.
I was always in pain, slept very little, I think my children knew me as a grizzly bear. The pain would get so bad that I think I yelled at everybody, short tempered in general. I didn't really think life was worth living. I remember telling my medical doctor that the pain sometimes got so bad that I actually thought about walking in front of a truck and making it all stop. The doctors thought I was crazy because they could not find anything wrong with me that would cause that kind of pain. I was told that it was all in my head and that I was a chronic complainer, when one doctor called me a hypercondriact I was through with them. I felt if I kept on living this way I wasn't going to be able to walk anymore, would not be able to enjoy doing things hiking, swimming, camping, in general everything I love to do. I wore out the top of my shoes faster than the bottom I was dragging them so much I really was trying to pick up my feet and they kept telling me I wasn't trying hard enough.
So my husband and I went to the Alameda County Fair and there was a booth with Dr Gabrielson assistance and my husband insisted that I talk with them. By this time anybody "I thought" who had the beginning of doctor in front of their name was just going to call me crazy, but the girls there said no give it a shot, even offered to pay for our first round of X rays. My husband so wanted me to be better I said ok fine...
And then there was a new beginning...
I still have some corks, kinks, and down right pain but that is probably just normal aging and I know if I walk into Dr Gabrielson office and say I hurt there and here I walk out on the office relieved. I follow what he says, doing my best to eat right, getting the proper exercises, he's helped me change and adjust my life to the point of living well. Maybe chiropractic care isn't for everyone but I sure wouldn't sideline it just because its out of the norm.
I have a full life now I hike, I swim, I go camping, I play with my grandchildren on the floor, rolling around, picking them up.... fullness of life is what he's giving back to me.
I've been coming to Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center of Pleasanton for over 13 years for routine care and flare-ups. Whether it's an ankle twist, shoulder issues, or more recently T.M.J. trouble, I always seek Chiropractic first with GREAT results.
My general practitioner knew I was not a big fan of medications so she keeps an eye on the charts. One day she said "you have not been taking your asthma medication. When was the last time you used an inhaler?" I said "it's on an as needed basis, the last time was over six months ago." She asked me what I had been doing differently, and I told her I had been going to the Chiropractor. Could that have done it? She told me yes, if there is less irritation to the nerves, the bronchioles may spasm less. She then said to keep doing what I'm doing! I hardly ever need my inhaler! Thanks Dr. Mike and Team!
My name is Scottie, I met Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center of Pleasanton at the event of Day on the Glenn. I was curious about chiropractic service. I had some major surgery on my back three times and hip and shoulder replacement. Always on pain killers and even some morphine too. But now I had a lot of things wrong with my spinal column. Always in major pain, but would push myself to the limit. The exam revealed a short left leg and a lot of subluxations stages 1, 2 and 3. I was unable to stand for 10 minutes, but now I can stand for at least an hour. I could not move my toes on my right foot, but now I can move them. My misaligned spine had caused me to lean toward the right more, but now I am walking more straight with a pep in my step. It is good not having to take pain medicine daily. I have made big steps. I feel great and I thank my God and the staff of Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center of Pleasanton. Thank you!
When I lived in Dublin, I got in a car accident where my head hit and cracked the windshield. I felt fine immediately after so I refused medical attention, but in the days and weeks that followed, I found that was a big mistake.
2 days after the accident, I started having horrible migraines. I was never a person to have headaches period, so my boyfriend's mom, who's a nurse, said I might have moved or pinched a nerve in my spine when I hit my head, and she had a friend who worked for Dr. Gabrielson and said I should I come in for a least a diagnosis. I thought she was crazy at first, but that was because I had never been to a chiropractor and had no idea what it was they do.
My first visit was a LOT of information but once I learned how the smallest spinal disruption can effect other parts of my body, everything made sense.
I had a few adjustments but IMMEDIATELY felt better. The migraines went from everyday, to once a week, and now I never even get any! It really is crazy how a lot of people like myself, don't even know what these professionals do. If you're in the area and looking for chiropractic care, see Dr. Gabrielson first and form your own opinion but you won't be disappointed.
Before I went to Micheal Gabrielson for adjustments I was getting 2-4 headaches a week. After a few weeks of treatment I now only get one or two a month. My boyfriend and my mom also go to him. We all think he is the absolute best!
Dr. Mike and the entire team at Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center of Pleasanton are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful! I initially went to the Clinic for the food allergy test and decided to try their treatments for consistent headaches I was having on the left side of my head.
I have only being going to clinic for two months and have already seen great improvements in my headaches and posture. I have learned so much from the physical therapy team on how to strengthen and correct my posture. This is so important as I sit at a desk most of day and did not realize the strain this causes on different parts of your body. And that there were exercises I could be doing while at work to prevent strain or injury. I would definitely recommend going to them!
I love that I can come in here and be taken care of so well. They allow me to feel comfortable and relaxed before beginning anything which is good because I am in pain a lot of the time. Thank you for your consideration and gentleness, I really appreciate it.
I had a misaligned spinal column which caused me to lean toward the right. But after working with Dr. G and Back Pain, Neck Pain & Headache Relief Center of Pleasanton I am walking straighter and with a pep in my step.
I continue with my adjustments and am looking to achieve from 45 - 85 greater range of motion which will improve my activities and quality of life. It is a good thing not to have to take pain meds daily. I am very grateful.