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Neck pain

“Dr. Russ is absolutely fantastic! He and his staff are so welcoming and they truly want to help treat the problems as well as prevent re-occurrence and future issues. I feel like I'm a valued patient. I am recovering from chronic neck pain and I instantly noticed a difference from the first session! My pain has now subsided and I've also noticed an improvement in my balance and awareness. Now I wish I had started with chiropractic therapy from the beginning.
Rachel Waters, Wilmington, NC, April 18, 2014

“Since seeing Dr. Russ 1 year ago the constant pain I was having in my neck and my general feeling of no energy and not feeling well has completely turned around. The frequency of neck pain has been greatly reduced. I am able to turn my head to see better when back out my car. It has been a couple of years since I was able to do this.”
Jill Joseph, Wilmington, NC, February 24, 2014

“I originally started seeing Dr. Russ because I was suffering from a stiff neck due to hunching over while doing homework and working with an iPad at work. This pain made it uncomfortable to sit straight and to even sleep comfortably. I’ve been seeing Dr. Russ for a few months now and I rarely suffer from my neck pain. Also, I’ve become more aware of any tightness within my body. As an added benefit from the chiropractic work, I found that my entire lower back does not get sore like it used to. It’s good to be aware of one’s own body. A happy spine and neck = happy life.
R. Bejarano, Wilmington, NC, January 21, 2014

“I started me chiropractic treatments because of a recent car accident (December, 2013). Dr. Russ diagnosed that two areas on my body might be of concern: my neck and low back. In addition, he also found that my neck had old arthritis.

I came to Dr. Russ’s office as planned during the following weeks. My neck made quick improvements while the recovery of my low back was more gradual; however, improvements were obvious, especially my neck.

Interestingly, the most remarkable thing was neither my neck nor low back. My first treatment was done on December 19, 2013. On the next morning, I noticed that my stool was way different from before. I had the diarrhea symptom for many years, and neither my doctor nor myself had an idea what caused it. Nearly every day in the morning, I needed to rush to the bathroom, and my stool was so thin that it was watery. I just lived with that because after using the bathroom, everything was like “normal”.

At the beginning of the change, I thought that it might be due to the diet difference because I started my vacation on December 20. I did not tell Dr. Russ until two weeks later since I need to confirm it was a “permanent” change. Apparently, Dr. Russ was not surprised to hear this. He pointed to the poster on the wall and explained to me that the treatment I got might have taken effect on the digestive system.

It has been a month since my first treatment. I have noticed the change on my body and I plan to continue my visit to Dr. Russ in the future.”
Dengwei (David) Huo, Ph.D., Wilmington, NC, January 22, 2014

"I came here because Dr. Russ presented a great in-service at my work. I was impressed with his knowledge. Also he coaches on not only the chiropractic but on the whole body approach to wellness. Because my back and neck pain limited me he sounded like he could help. Because of the pain I was very fearful of doing any exercise. I never felt good and it affected work, play, and sleep. Before seeing Dr. Russ I saw orthopedic surgeons who suggested back surgery, over the counter and prescription painkillers but nothing helped. Physical therapy actually made matters worse. After just a few adjustments I started to feel better. Mentally of course I feel so much better. I wanted to and felt like exercise could be back in my life without pain and now it is. I did not realize how much mental energy is consumed when you are physically hurting. Since feeling better I automatically want to eat better and be the best I can be. I was not meant to be a couch potato!"
Donna C., February 17th, 2010

"When I first went in I had almost total joint pain from my neck down to my knees and had been dealing with this for 3 to 4 years. I finally went to see a chiropractor because the pain kept getting worse and worse. When I first came in I wasn't sure if chiropractic was for me, but now I enjoying coming into the office and Dr. Dave is a great doctor."
D. Fraser, Wilmington, NC,  June 23rd, 2009

"I have severe degenerative disks in my neck and and extreme amount of pain that has been there for 20 years. The pain is in the right side of my neck, shoulder and arm and was severe. Prior to seeing Dr. Russ I had been to (practice name removed) Chiropractic. After seeing Dr. Russ I have little to no pain. I could not even lift my arm before and now I mostly have full range of motion. I would tell anyone in pain to go see a chiropractor."
Robert W., Wilmington, NC, January 18th, 2009

"I had horrible neck pain to the point that turning my head hurt and my low back gave me problems by inflaming nerves in that region. My neck had been bothering me for 2 months and my low back had been hurting me for over a year. I was taking advil and tylenol which were hurting my stomach. I decided to go see Dr. Russ when the pain got so bad I couldn't sleep, and my husband was nagging me to go :) His office was very friendly, and I could tell his first priority was to get results and get me better. Since going I can turn my head again! And I sleep so much better. My job requires me to be in great physical condition and now that my pain is gone I can be in the shape needed for work. Also with the preventative steps Dr. Russ emphasizes I will stay healthy so hopefully I wont feel as bad as I did when I first stepped into his office!"
Tina W., Wilmington, NC, December 3rd, 2008

Herniated Disc


“Two years ago I ruptured several discs in my neck and was barely able to move. I went to see several orthopedic doctors and final a neurosurgeon who told me I would have to have cervical spinal surgery but I was scared to death to go that route so I sought alternative treatment with Dr. Russ. It’s been a long road but to make a long story short I have full mobility in my neck and went from multiple medications to taking nothing! I’m thankful that I found Dr. Russ and he has been patient and kind in restoring my health!”
Kate McRostie, Wilmington, NC, March 27, 2014

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Russ for where I am today. I first met Dr. Russ 3 years ago through my husband John who saw Dr. Russ for leg pains and herniated disc problems. Dr. Russ was able to help with these but unfortunately John developed a very rare and aggressive cancer and died in 2010. It was very sudden and nothing to do with his legs and back pain. I started treatment then with Dr. Russ and have never looked back. He has got me where I am today, healthier, fitter, and a more positive person, he was extremely supportive and helpful when John died and helped me through a very tough time. The treatments certainly helped to keep me going and kept me healthier. Also in June 2013 I was involved in a car accident. Not my fault but I sustained whiplash which was not very pleasant. Dr. Russ treated me for many weeks and got me back to normal and free of any pain and unpleasant symptoms that went along with whiplash. I don’t take any pain killers and haven’t since I started going to Dr. Russ for chiropractic treatment. I would, and do recommend chiropractic care instead of running to a G.P and being given a prescription, look to find the cause and then heal naturally, that would be my advice. Dr. Russ has also help my granddaughter who is not 13 and suffered headaches and severe pains in her calf muscles and knee, now all gone and she feels great and is back enjoying her Ballet classes. She still sees Dr. Russ once a month and this keeps her health and very flexible and well-balanced. I wish Dr. Russ and Kate, his lovely wife, all the very best for the future and cannot thank him enough for where I am today.”
Rowena Miller, Wilmington, NC, February 17, 2014

"I've been seeing Dr. Russ for about 5 months now, and have been pleased with every step along the way. I came here by recommendation with an L5-S1 disc herniation that was causing a lot of pain from my right hip and down my right leg, and my day-to-day living was really suffering. I was hesitant at first because Dr. Russ comes off as young and enthusiastic, but after talking with him (he is very good about answering questions and sharing info with you) I discovered he was very knowledgeable and truly concerned about my health and recovery. Case in point: I had to stop seeing Dr. Russ as often because I lost my job, but when I got income again, he directed me towards a rehab fitness trainer instead of more time in his office. Highly recommend."
Christopher Stringfellow, Wilmington, NC, October 1st, 2013

"The reason I first came to see Dr. Russ was because the MRI was showing L2-3 disc degeneration with bone spurs. Same on L3-4 including endplate marrow edema. L3 nerve root showed bulging disc as well as a tear! L4-5 herniation with a tear! L5-S1 disc herniation. What a mess! These injuries ruined my athletic career/ coaching career. I had constant pain and sciatica. Since 2003 I was hospitalized on average 3-4x a year, paralyzed for at least 3 weeks each time. Before seeing Dr. Russ I tried everything but nothing worked. I arrived on 8/12/2011 partially crippled in massive pain. In the 8 short appointments I was able to resume sandrunning/ weightlifting with NO hospitalizations. It is now Nov, 19, 2012. I can run farther and faster on sand without pain. I can weigh lift without pain. I have my career back. This man is "THE" MIRACLE WORKER!"
Eve, November 19th, 2012

Back Pain


“My name is Phil, and when I started to see Dr. Russ I was 7 years into my back pain. I had gone to other chiropractors but I was never comfortable around them. Dr. Russ changed that. Since we’ve started working together we have gotten things back on track. I did have back surgery back in August but with the help of Dr. Russ, recovery and just dealing with everything that comes after it I’m glad to have met him. There was a point that I had given up on hoping to get better. Dr. Russ helped with good advice and listened to everything I had to say. So thank you Dr. Russ.”
Phillip Bell, Wilmington, NC, December 31, 2013

“I have been seeing Dr. Russ for a couple of years now and I feel it has helped me manage my back pain better. It is easy to let back pain overwhelm you and to just lose hope but it is important to remember to stay proactive in your pain management while also keeping a positive frame of mind. Holistic approaches to medicine are often overlooked in today’s society but they actually play an integral part in a patient’s path to overall health and wellness.”
Brandon Boyd, RT(R), Wilmington, NC, December 17, 2013

“I can honestly say that if it was not for Dr. Russ my career in the movie business would not exist. I have been in this industry for over 20 years. It is a lot of heavy work – long hours. Recently I had back and hip problems. With Dr. Russ methods and beliefs, he has abled me to keep moving without pain – I believe in Dr. Russ and his passion to help his fellow man.” 
Ernie Watson, Wilmington, NC, December 9, 2013

“I came into the office with prolonged, progressive lower back pain that began after a car accident in 2007. It got to where it was the first thought I had when I woke up, and I couldn’t go a day without back pain. I started nursing school this fall 2013, and with prolonged sitting (studying/class) the pain increased and grew to a 7 or 8 on a 10-point scale when I was having “bad” days, and around a 4/10 on “good” days. Since coming to see Dr. Russ (my last resort, I felt like), I have pain-free days now, and no longer have to worry about pain on a daily basis. It has made a huge positive impact in my life.” 
Ryan Pace, Wilmington, NC, November 5, 2013

 “I injured my lower back, through the good works of Dr. Russ, I was able to heal in time for a very important vacation. Dr. Russ is very professional and courteous, I would recommend him to any of my family and friends.”
Nathan Henderson, Wilmington, NC, November 4, 2013

"I've only been seeing Dr. Russ for almost a month now, but thus far I have been extremely satisfied with my results. I had been dealing with some chronic lower back pain, (which began after I was rear-ended almost 7 years ago), and the pain just continued to increase as the years passed. When I first came to see Dr. Russ, I was in moderate to severe pain every second of the day and did not know what else to do. Only a month later, my pain is almost gone- and I even go some days with NO pain at all! Some days are better than others (according to my activities that day), but even the idea of a pain-free day was foreign to me only a month ago. All I can say is thank you to Dr. Russ. The quality of my life has increased dramatically and I am a much happier person because of him."
Ryan Pace, Wilmington, NC, October 14th, 2013

"Been receiving treatments at Dr. Russ Wellness Center for about six months now. Not only has my pain in my back reduced, but I have improved feeling in my feet. I haven't gotten sick in the past 5 months and my health only continues to improve. This man not only practices what he preaches but he is a believer a well balanced body, mind and spirit. Thank you Dr. Russ and Kate to helping me enjoy a better life."
K. Bauer, Wilmington, NC, February 10th, 2012

"I went to see Dr. Russ because of almostconstant pain in my low back and was unsure if chiropractic could help me. I had previously tried physical therapy which gave only temporary relief. I decided to go to Dr. Russ after he had successfully treated my husband for a similar issue. I was skeptical but decided to give it a try anyway. The relief I experienced was almost immediate and sustained. Life without pain means everything is easier, more fun. I can focus on other things rather than being preoccupied by the pain I was experiencing. Many thanks to Dr. Russ."
Pat. A, July 8th, 2009

"I first met Dr. Russ when he came into my work to do a health screening. I came in to see him because I had severe back pain that had been bothering me for the past 10 years. It was so bad that I needed to take all sorts of pain meds like oxycontin and muscle relaxers. I was concerned about being addicted to them and it was extremely hard coming off. Dr.Russ and his staff made me really feel that they wanted to help me. He also recommended diet changes, stretching and other life changes. I feel 100 times better now and have lost 26 lbs in the past month and a half. I would recommend this office to anyone. It has been a life changing experience."
G. C., Wilmington, NC, September 5th, 2008

Pregnancy


“I started seeing Dr. Russ after I got pregnant because of intense headaches I was having. My headaches kept me from focusing on tasks at work, they kept me from sleeping, I was irritable all the time and I wasn’t enjoying my pregnancy. After a few short months of treatment my headaches are very infrequent and very mild and they do not disrupt my daily life.” 
Jane Boyd, Wilmington, NC, November 19, 2013

Headaches


“When I first started coming I used to get headaches when I worked out. They were so severe I could not continue. Now I am able to do extremely physical workouts with no issue. My posture has improve which is so important for someone like me with a desk job.” 
Timothy Horrell, Wilmington, NC, November 13, 2013

"I've been seeing Dr. Russ for several years. I went to him to get some relief from upper back and neck pain that was leading to migraines. I've been to numerous doctors and specialists for migraines, and chiropractic care is the only thing that works. I'm thrilled to say I've been migraine free for 3 years and still continue to see Dr. Dave monthly. My overall energy has also improved as a result and the amount of sleep I need each night decreased, almost immediately. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the body and practices what he preaches. He does a great job explaining the science behind what he does and makes frequent recommendations as to how I am continue to improve my health on my own. Highly recommended."
Jenna Curry, Wilmington, NC, April 11th, 2013

"Before seeing Dr. Russ I had constant pain and tension across my shoulders/neck, occasional migraines, and tension/pain in my lower back. I decided to see a chiropractor after talking/listening to others who had similar symptoms. This office is clean and welcoming: the doctor is friendly and personable. Since seeing Dr. Russ I am resting better. I think I got in before the problem became disabling. He gave a great explanation of x-rays and showed how problem could worsen and how chiropractic could be preventative."
B. Jordan, July 13th, 2009

"I have been dealing with headaches since I was  little and had gotten worse as I have gotten older. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and tylenol were only temporary fixes. I met Dr. Russ when he came to my work to do a health presentation, I was doubtful that he could help me but I came in anyways. Now I feel great, I have no headaches, and the headaches stopped in just a few visits.  I tell most everyone one I know about it."
Angela B., Wilmington, NC, October 28th, 2008

Sciatica


"I went to Dr. Russ with severe lower back pain pain the went down my leg. I had this before but went to Dr. Russ because the pain was coming more frequently. I have never been to a chiropractor before and found this office to be very caring and professional. Dr. Russ told me to take it easy and recommeded exercises to do to help prevent pain. So far the results are great and I would recommend others to take care of their problems as soon as possible. This has been the best thing that has happened to me personally. I can see (feel) the difference."
Adrian, Leland, NC, September 3rd, 2008

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