Joyce McDuffy-Starks

My name is Joyce McDuffy-Starks. I’m from Philadelphia. I’m disabled. It takes me approx. an hour depending on traffic to arrive to the office. I think it is very, very worth it me taking the time.

When I first came to see Dr. Fish, my condition consisted of constant pain in my lower back, upper back, across my shoulders and neck.  I also had headaches a lot too.

I also was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which I did not know what it was exactly, I just know it caused a lot of pain. I can say now that a lot of the pain has subsided.  It’s doing a much better. And I’ve gone to see a lot of doctors about fibromyalgia.  My primary doctor said he didn’t know what to do.  They would give me pain medicine to subside, but that wouldn’t always work either.

I didn’t have any fears about going to the chiropractor.  I’ve worked in the nursing profession my whole life.  I just didn’t know about anyone doing anything for fibromyalgia.

My primary doctor, and the pain management doctors, they would tell me to soak in the tub do exercises and give me pain medicines and muscle-relaxers.

I was referred to Dr. Fish’s office by my mother saw your ad in the newspaper.  She thought it was worth me trying to see if I could get better.

I have improved greatly.  It’s not as much pain.  I can get up and move around more freely and if I do have an episode it is not as severe as before I came to see Dr. Fish.

I view chiropractic care as a lifetime fix.  It will be something that I will not be afraid to try and recommend, as a matter of fact I’m talking to my mom, my dad and my son, since we have similar problems with our body problems.

I would encourage others to come to see Dr. Fish because a lot of people don’t know about chiropractic. For the unknown it frightens people, they are not as with the more contemporary doctor. But I can say it’s worth the trip.  It’s worth seeing him.