Success Stories

Patient Success Story: Phil Rice Tackles the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

“Well, the first thing I’m going to do is go see my chiropractor,” is the first thing Phil Rice said after biking 2,745 miles along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Phil Rice is an avid cyclist, cross fitter, and patient at Tuck Chiropractic in Roanoke. As an active person at the age of 56, Rice recognizes the important role chiropractic has played in his health and endurance. Prior to seeing Dr. Skinner at our Peters Creek Road clinic, he was a consistent chiropractic patient in Richmond for 5 years. After relocating to Roanoke, he heard that our practice was

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Patient Testimonial: Shannon and Jessica Zimmerman

A Healthy Spine for an Active Life “We lead busy lifestyles, and we’re always on the go,” said Jessica Zimmerman, patient at Tuck Clinic at our Bedford office. A respiratory therapist with Carilion, Jessica stays busy with her work and family and depends on Tuck Clinic to keep her body on the right track. “I’m on my feet 12+ hours at work, and as I’m getting older, I feel my body ache more,” said Jessica. “It helps to know I can go to the chiropractor and start feeling better.” Jessica started going to Dr. A.J. LaBarbera about fifteen years ago

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Patient Testimonial: Linda Smith

When Linda Smith found herself in debilitating pain from a back injury, she turned to Tuck Chiropractic for relief. Read how chiropractic has changed Linda’s life. Seeking Treatment When Linda Smith and her husband experienced back injuries, they weren’t sure what to do. “I had two falls, and both times, the pain was so bad,” said Linda. “I was all bent over and couldn’t walk. I could hardly put one foot in front of the other.” Her husband, a firefighter, also had back problems and had heard of Tuck Clinic from his coworkers. “We were looking for somewhere to get

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Patient Testimonial: Alainna Goodnight

“Been there, done that” “I’ve been going to different chiropractors since 6th grade,” said Alainna Goodnight. “I’m 5’10” and I’ve always played volleyball and basketball. My back was in pretty bad shape from all of that.” Alainna periodically suffered from severe back spasms that kept her from being able to walk. “The back spasms were so bad some days that I had to stay home from school,” said Alainna. When Alainna started her job in Blacksburg, Virginia, several of her coworkers mentioned Tuck Clinic. “They said Tuck was the best,” said Alainna. “I had been to a lot of chiropractors

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Patient Success Story: Debbie Skewes

When we were looking for patients to celebrate their stories of finding relief during National Chiropractic Month, Debbie Skewes was at the top of Dr. Brooke’s list. Chiropractors Help More Than Just Back Pain She first visited Dr. Brooke in late summer with complaints of pain and stiffness in her shoulder, knee, and hip. “My knee was basically locked up, I was suffering from sciatica from my hip, and my shoulder was suffering from bursitis,” says Debbie. “I hadn’t been to the in years and thought it was time to try it again.” She set an appointment with Dr. Brooke after

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Employee Spotlight: Zach Bird

Zach Bird, Chiropractic Assistant at our Blacksburg has a unique outlook on life, health, and wellness. Facing His Own Health Challenges When Zach was 12 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer that affects white blood cells in bone marrow. His mother and step-father would spend the next three years with him at St. Judes Children’s Hospital until he was cleared at the age of 15. “I haven’t had any scares since then – I’ve been really blessed in that way,” says Zach. “It really brought my family and I closer and we are still

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Miraculous Recovery Creates A New Chance at Life: Joyce's Story

In 2004, Joyce was in a wheelchair, unable to bathe herself and suffering from debilitating back pain. Today, she is pain free and uses a cane only for balance. Her experience with Dr. Thompson was amazing, but not uncommon. Living In Suffering Following a back injury, Joyce was unable to complete many day-to-day tasks without assistance and horrible pain. She was told repeatedly by multiple doctors that surgery was the only way to find relief. Yet, Joyce resisted. She consulted with friends and family who had gone through with surgery, and learned that even with the painful surgery and recovery,

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The Integrated And Collaborative Care Models Thrives Within The Tuck System Of Clinics

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic is always seeking out ways to provide a superior level of care to all of our patients. Every part of our patient-centered care is performed with intention and dedication. For years we’ve been singing the praises of an integrated, collaborative patient-centered care model that allows doctors across specialties to collaborate on behalf of the patient. We actively seek out primary care providers, orthopedists, physical therapists, and the like to take our care to the next level. Collaborating with Physical Therapists Dr. Harrison Hunt of Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia, has been a fantastic partner in this effort. 

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Taking Care of the Caretaker

It’s not every day that our doctors get a hug after an adjustment appointment, but when they do, it makes them feel like they made a special impact on a life. This is certainly the case for Dr. Matthis’s mother and son patients, Shannon and Taylor. Rising to a Challenge Five months ago, Shannon brought Taylor in to see Dr. Matthis after his special aide at school suggested that she bring him in for the neurological benefits that come with chiropractic care. Taylor, a young teenager, is on the autism spectrum and experiences a lot of muscle tension and headaches

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How Webster's Technique Can Help Your Delivery

Bringing a child into the world is a beautiful thing, but it does cause a lot of changes to occur in the body. These changes can sometimes bring pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care is a proven, safe way to manage lower back pain and sciatica that often comes with the pressure of carrying a baby for 9 months. Receiving care throughout your pregnancy could help you manage these changes to your body and the strain the extra weight puts on your muscles and spine. But that’s not the only way chiropractic care can make a big difference during your pregnancy.

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