Success Stories

From Risk of Paralysis to New Found Independence

Barry Henry struggled with debilitating back pain since October of 2004. His journey was long, dark, and painful. He had seen doctors, endured shots, and even prepared himself for surgery. At one point, his doctor refused to operate on his back. He said that the risk for paralysis was too high risk to operate. Just when he thought he was out of options, his physical therapist recommended Tuck Chiropractic. His life was changed forever. The Path To Independence In October 2004, Henry woke up and couldn’t move from his bed. He back was in severe pain. This was just the

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Returning to An Active Lifestyle After Three Years of Limited Mobility

As a fitness instructor, car accident survivor, and sufferer of spinal stenosis, Yvonne Heath was no stranger to chiropractic care when she came into Tuck Chiropractic Clinic for help three months ago. She had even seen multiple doctors at the clinic over the past few years. This time, she was visiting Dr. Earsing for the first time in seek of relief from upper back and low back pain. Little did she know that asking for help for her knee out of sheer curiosity would lead to a life-changing treatment plan. Three years ago, Yvonne had torn her meniscus and needed

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Translating Your Chiropractor: Understanding Your Care Plan

At Tuck Chiropractic, we do our best to provide a warm welcome the minute you walk through the door – whether you’re a returning patient or a new inquiry. It’s important to us to make our patients as comfortable as possible from the first greeting to the final visit of their care plan. Part of that process is making sure we are clearly communicating with you. While medical terms and the idea of a care plan may feel overwhelming, our staff and doctors do a great job of walking you through each step to make sure you’re fully informed. We’re here to

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When The Right Person Reads the X-Ray

Some people live half of a lifetime before finding someone that can help them manage their back pain. When Patty ended up in the Emergency Room as the result of excruciating back pain, she knew it was time to seek out other options to find relief. Two days later, this led her to her first appointment with Dr. Kilmer. Seven years later, Patty still sees Dr. Kilmer as regularly as possible. An X-Ray Can Reveal The Answer Patty’s first appointment was incredibly eye-opening. After struggling to find out why she had so much back pain for so long, Dr. Kilmer

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Research Round Up: The Effects of Integrating Chiropractic Care with General Care

At Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, collaboration means a lot of different things. It means communicating clearly with our patients to set attainable wellness and pain management goals; it means calling up a fellow chiropractor to hear their ideas on a new technique or challenge; it also means working with the wider healthcare community to provide a continuum of patient-centered care to provide the measure of support to each and every person we serve. Evidence shows that each of these methods of collaboration leads to higher satisfaction and better outcomes for the patients and the doctors involved. As the healthcare specialists and

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A Behind the Scenes Look At An Adjustment with Dr. Kilmer

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Susan Kilmer welcomed Ella back to the clinic for a low back adjustment with a friendly, familiar smile. That’s because Ella has been seeking chiropractic care from Dr. Susan for the past 19 years! In 1999, Ella sought out some relief from her general lower back pain and found Susan at her independent practice. She has been seeing her ever since and as a loyal patient, she continued to see her once Susan began working with Tuck Chiropractic as needed. “I’m getting ready to go on a trip to Nebraska,” Ella shared with Dr.

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Getting to The Root of a Lifetime of Migraines

When Amanda Terry walked into the offices of Tuck Clinic in Woodlawn to tell us about her experience with Dr. McKown, she was all smiles. You could tell that they had built a solid relationship that went far beyond a transactional treatment, but was built upon a foundation of trust and genuine care. However, we can imagine that her first visit to the office 5 years ago wasn’t quite as chipper. She had suffered from migraines since childhood and the issues only continued to worsen as she grew into adulthood. “I tried every medication and technique you could try –

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Finding Balance Between Sitting and Standing at Work

There is an endless supply of articles across the internet, and even on the Tuck Clinic Wellness Tips Blog, that recommend more time spent standing to combat lower back pain. While it can provide a great amount of relief from the pressure your lower back experiences from sitting, it certainly isn’t the end-all-be-all for back pain. Just ask Kristi Alvacorn, a teacher, who spends even more time standing at her occupation than sitting. Kristi has been visiting Dr. Foster at Tuck Chiropractic Clinic in Bedford, VA for about a month and a half. As a teacher who stands a large

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Five Tenants of Choosing Your Care-provider Wisely

As active leaders in both the chiropractic and wider medical industries, we take pride in being first in line to educate patients, the public, and anyone who will listen about the importance of providing supportive, conservative care to patients in need. While we do our best to go above and beyond for all of our patients, that doesn’t always mean providing more care than we need. To us, conservative care means finding the right treatment for an individual’s specific needs and nothing more. Choosing Wisely This concept is closely aligned with the American Board of Internal Medicine‘s (ABIM) Choosing Wisely initiative. Their most well known initiative, Choosing Wisely was

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Living With Pain to Gaining Independence: One Patient's Chiropractic Journey

Good, better, best. This tends to be the typical path for the patients treated at Tuck Clinic. Most patients come in just wanting to feel good. They are sick of being in pain and they want to feel normal again. After starting a treatment plan, they start to feel better. They begin returning to their normal daily routines, gaining more independence, and just feeling “better” over all. Eventually, they come to the conclusion that this is the best they’ve felt in a long time. This is the path that Judy embarked on with Dr. Flynn at the Tuck Clinic in

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