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Brad Hodges

Before seeing Dr. Bradshaw, I couldn’t waterski or do the things I really loved. Using decompression to gently stretch my injured disc, now I can sit at work without any pain and I can do all the things I love, like water skiing and kayaking. I can’t thank him enough.

Brad Hodges
34 years old, teacher, Wilmington

Mary Benoit

I’m 48 years old. It is so great not to be going for a pain pill, especially after taking 8-10 a day for almost a year!” What can I say that hasn’t all be said before? I can now bend over to pick an article off the floor … NO PAIN!! I can walk straight without losing my balance … NO PAIN!! My hands and feet and the tip of my nose have always been freezing cold, my husband doesn’t mind me snuggling now … WOW!! I get out of bed in the mornings and m legs aren’t killing me and neither is my back. So great not to be going for a pain, pill especially not depending on them is a miracle for me. Since I started the program I had my son’s wedding to attend and or course over did … without pain. I think after being told that I was a strong candidate for surgery from two surgeons, I am glad that I really took my time deciding what to do for truly didn’t want to have surgery. As the saying goes “The teacher appears when student is ready”… Just about the same period I saw this hour program on TV and for several weeks I kept seeing Dr. Bradshaw’s article in the newspaper about a procedure that used spinal decompression. I didn’t know if that was an answer to my prayers and I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to just talk to Dr. Bradshaw … I could always say “NO”… How glad I was that I didn’t say that nasty word “NO”. It has been a month since my last treatment and tomorrow I will see Dr. Bradshaw for my follow up. I was so impressed how very professional Dr. Bradshaw and his staff were, how gracious and supporting and so How do I say?.. Just plain NICE. So Dr. and your wonderful staff … I do appreciate and thank every one of you for being God’s Angels.

Mary Benoit
Costco Worker, Age 48

Joe Schroeder

A few months ago, I could hardly walk due to back and leg pain and was going to retire … but that was two and a half months ago. I went through Dr. Bradshaw’s back pain program and I feel great and I’m back to my business! I can’t thank Dr. Bradshaw enough.

Joe Schroeder
Business owner, age 61

Dennis Wagner

I was having severe back pain after not taking care of myself. I did physical therapy and took medications that weren’t helping me. I came to Dr. B’s office and wow, am I glad! My back pain is gone and I feel like a new person.

Dennis Wagner
Callaway Golf employee, age 54

Carlos Sanchez

I had been suffering with sciatica pain for years. I had done everything known to man and nothing gave me permanent relief. Then I ran across Dr. Bradshaw on the internet and it was the best thing I ever did. After his program, I can stand all day at work as a school teacher without pain … it’s a miracle.

Carlos Sanchez
School Teacher, age 49

Rob Harris

“Take the thing you love to do the most, having done it all your life, and then take it away completely. That’s what surfing was for me. And I couldn’t do it. A surfing injury to my back and leg kept me on the beach while my friends and family rode waves. But I read about ART and Dr. Bradshaw’s treatment program online and within about a month, I was back on my board riding. Wow … to go from “no more surfing forever” to surfing again every weekend is so awesome. I’m trying to talk my wife into naming our 1st child after Dr. B.”

Rob Harris
Banker, Age 44

Pat Kelly

While at work I moved the wrong way. It nauseated me and stairs were impossible. After seeing Dr. Hilary for chiropractic and cold laser therapy treatments, I feel better than I have in many years. Thank you, Dr. Hilary and staff!

Pat Kelly
67 years old, postal worker, Southport

Jenelle Erickson

“I have suffered with neck and shoulder pain for many years. I was hit with a baseball bat in full swing in gym class in fifth grade. Finding Dr. Hilary Rutledge was one of the best days of my life.

Dr. Hilary can pinpoint my pain and she will then find a way to relieve it. When I leave her office, I always feel so good – like I’ve been given a new lease on life. Under Dr. Hilary’s care, I can function well and actually enjoy my life again. Thank you Dr. Hilary, for doing what you do so well!”

Jenelle Erickson
Teacher, Age 53

Max Williams

I have back and neck problems with reoccurring pain.  These problems are always better after treatment with Dr. Hilary, and for a few days after.  I am now stronger and better able to walk.  I have also referred people to this practice!

Max Williams

Denise Wicker

“I came to see Dr. Hilary complaining of neck pain and jaw pain as well as headaches and couldn’t turn my neck/head to one side at all. She did some interesting muscle techniques, which were simple, to determine exactly what the problem was. No one has ever done that to me and I have seen many chiropractors over the ears. I was even considering going to an orthopedist to consider surgery because the pain was so bad. But she made a few adjustments to my neck and then did some fantastic stretching techniques inside my mouth on the muscles that control my jaw and instantly I felt relief! The muscles in my face, head, and neck just let go of all the tension I was holding there. My headache was gone and I could turn my neck all the way without pain. I had been dealing with this for almost 15 years and after 1 treatment, MY PAIN WAS GONE. Thanks Dr. Hilary … I think you’re a miracle worker!”

Denise Wicker
Dental Hygienist, Age 43

Ward Holdridge

I was seeking treatment for my lower back, stiff neck and numbness in my hand.  All my treatments from ChrioCynergy have been very effective.  I am able to peruse my hobbies with no pain.  I have and will continue to refer people to ChrioCynergy.

Ward Holdridge

Karen Fort

I am 72 years old and have had arthritis for some time.  The desire to control the pain with out pills lead me to chiropractic care.  My bimonthly visits to Dr. Rutledge help my pain be kept as low as possible.  By coming to Dr. Rutledge on a regular basis I have been able to do the things I love- gardening, golf, and walking.  I have and will continue to recommend friends to ChrioCynergy.

Karen Fort

Janet Sponsler

I have been experiencing back, neck, shoulder and knee problems for many years due to a physical back problem. I have had several doctors for treatment; however, until I came to Dr. Rutledge, I had never been free from pain. Dr. Rutledge diagnosed my problems and worked hard on them. My pain is minimal and occasional, only when I overdo things or get too physical. I would recommend Dr. Rutledge to anyone who has a problem of a muscular or skeletal nature. Her office staff is always cheerful and happy to help in anyway with therapy that may be needed. Thanks, Dr. Rutledge and staff!

Janet Sponsler
Retired

Mary Cruz Castro

Dr. Bradshaw and his staff have been the most impressive medical experience we have ever had. They are unlike any other medical staff we have interacted with in the past. When I came to his office with significant back pain and sciatica that was affecting all aspects of my life, I was depressed about my only option being surgery. However after a few treatments on the decompression table , I didn’t need to use the painkillers and muscle relaxants. I could go shopping without having to stop several different times to sit down. I am now able to attend to family, its traditions and events, and all the good times that comes with being with family. Thank you, Dr. Bradshaw for giving me my life back! I will never forget you.

Mary Cruz Castro
Stay-at-home mom, age 44

Lisa Hoffacker

After running the Battleship Half Marathon, I developed IT band syndrome in my left knee. This injury is normally curable with cortisone injections at the orthopedist. I had 3 shots, physical therapy and tried several anti-inflammatory drugs all with no results. Dr. Bradshaw took a different approach. He used Active Release Technique (ART) and cold laser therapy. Within 3-4 treatments, I was running 2 miles again. I am currently running 4-5 miles with NO pain in my IT band at all. I am grateful to have met Dr. Bradshaw and recommend him to any athlete that is suffering from an injury and is at a dead end at the orthopedics. He got me up and running – and for a runner who can’t run … that’s priceless.

Lisa Hoffacker
Graphic designer, age 40

Marge Keeley

I sought treatment for pain in my neck.  The treatments relieved the pain and made life great! I am able to move more freely and probably contributed to my better golf game.  I have referred people to ChiroCynergy and will continue to do so.

Marge Keeley

Dorothy Dryps

As a retired art teacher and exhibiting potter, I have a lifetime of bad working posture. So I recently developed a back and shoulder problem. Dr. Hilary Rutledge not only relieved the pain in my shoulders and back; she has instructed me towards helping myself with exercises to strengthen my spine and stretches to keep me flexible. She always has time to listen and fully explains what is happening to your body and her procedures. So I feel blessed that with her help, I can continue to enjoy my creative pursuits without pain!

Dorothy Dryps

Jean Wiseman

I went through surgery after an accident … got worse. Went through surgery again … got worse. Then I found Dr. Bradshaw and he eliminated m pain. Simple as that. Are you considering surgery? Forget it. See Dr. Bradshaw first before it is too late.

Jean Wiseman
Retired, age 68

Edmundo Leon

The experience I had with this treatment, using the cold laser, was very good. It helped me a lot because every since my retirement 20 years ago, I started having problems. I tried everything – medications, home remedies, physical therapy, injections – nothing worked. So Dr. Bradshaw was my last resort before surgery. I couldn’t walk straight. After 8 treatments with Dr. Bradshaw, I started feeling good in the mornings to the point that I didn’t walk with pain. After 13 treatments, not only could I walk straight, but I began walking a mile each day to get in shape … with no pain! I feel that I am 95% recovered and I can’t thank Dr. Bradshaw and his staff enough for helping me!

Edmundo Leon
Retired, age 85

Jess Deahl

I swore that all chiropractors were quacks, but look at me now. I was so skeptical when I walked into Dr. Bradshaw’s office, but my pain is gone and I mean completely gone! I was living for years in back pain while on duty. The pain was excruciating and that is what drove me to his office. His amazing program, and particularly that decompression unit, has got me singing his praises all over town!”

Jess Deahl
Retired police officer, age 66

Steve Baldwin

After 13 months of pain, suffering, and restless nights (not to mention exhausted days where I felt like a “zombie”), I was introduced to Dr. Matthew Bradshaw at the Leland Health Center. With a combination of his A.R.T. (Active Release Technique) , cold laser therapy, and spinal decompression, I am again able to rest peacefully through the night and feel awake and alive the next day. My neurologist recommended surgery for my bulging disc after the steroid injections failed. Dr. Bradshaw’s treatment plan has done a great job of rebuilding my damaged muscles. The very first night after receiving therapy, I was able to sleep better. Within a week, I had stopped taking the painkillers I had been taking. I would suggest speaking to Dr. Bradshaw if you also suffer from neck pain and disc bulges in your spine – especially if the doctors are saying, “Your last option is surgery.” My only regret is that I wished I’d known Dr. Bradshaw prior to all the other treatments I’ve been through. Thanks again Dr. B!

Steve Baldwin

William Cropp

After 5 weeks of treatment, I stand up straight again and can walk without shooting pain down my leg. Now I can take care of my ailing wife at home without pain again or worrying whether someone else would have to take care of her. I am 83 years old and I couldn’t be happier with the results of your program. God Bless you, Dr. Bradshaw.

William Cropp
Retired, age 83

Emilio Munoz

Back pain, leg pain, knee pain … and I was looking at surgery as my only option. After 20 treatments with Dr. Bradshaw, my back pain is 90% gone … I can’t believe how much better I feel!

Emilio Munoz
Retired, age 79

Gordon Humphries

I was in a bad accident that totaled my vehicle. I was having neck pain and could barely get out of bed. Within four weeks of chiropractic adjustments and decompression treatments with Dr. Bradshaw, I was back in the gym and on the golf course without pain. Dr. Bradshaw is the best Chiropractor I’ve ever seen.

Gordon Humphries
Minister, age 65

Vivian Fugee

For over 30 years, I had suffered chronic knee pain. I read about Dr. Bradshaw’s knee pain treatments in a newspaper article. I desperately wanted to do anything except have knee surgery. I have to say that after just one treatment, the knee felt better than it had in years. The pain continued to decrease with Active Release Therapy and cold laser treatments. By my third week of treatment, I had no pain whatsoever! Before meeting Dr. Bradshaw, I could not get out of bed without limping to the shower. Now I literally jump out of bed. Dr. Bradshaw’s program is fantastic and I recommend it to all knee pain sufferers.

Vivian Fugee
Hotel worker, age 52

Jeannie Skane

You have shown extraordinary concern for my health over the past 3 years. Under your skilled care, I’m experiencing less pain than I had in years. I do not have to live with regular headaches and joint pain anymore. The adjustments and ART remove the built-up tension and stiffness resulting from working at my computer, overworking in my fitness regimen and past injuries. You have also taught me ways to take care of myself outside of your office so that I can participate in my own healing. That is very empowering! Thank you to you and your friendly and professional staff for the wonderful service.

Jeannie Skane
Administration, age 39

Tracy Schnappinger

I was getting chiropractic help in Florida before I relocated to Southport. I was looking for a doctor who practiced similarly to the doc I saw in Florida. I heard great things about Dr. Hilary and I gave her a try. My first visit was great! She really took the time to learn my background regarding my different symptoms. I always leave the office feeling 100%. I have neck and shoulder problems due to my occupation and back pain due to a herniated disc … and I see Dr. Hilary to keep me feeling good and to avoid surgery. I recommend anyone seeking chiropractic care to see her. I do not find treatment with Dr. Hilary to be painful. Her treatment is more than just adjustments and cracking bones … it’s about healing and natural ways to take care of the body. Thanks all to you, Doc. You are the best!

Tracy Schnappinger
Hairstylist, age 42

Amy Kleva

Dr. Hilary has been not only a wonderful chiropractor, but also a full-body wellness coach for me. She is knowledgeable about body structure and the connectedness of it all – and thoroughly explains how everything works all together. I feel that I can go to her with any questions and, if she cannot give me an immediate answer, she will research it to give me one. Thanks, Dr. R, for being a friend and body-know-it-all!

Amy Kleva
At-Home Mom

Tony Wicker

I came in to see Dr. Hilary because my right arm hurt from my elbow down and it got to the point that I couldn’t even hold a toothbrush. I talked to someone I work with that had surgery to repair the same problem, but I decided to give chiropractic treatments a try. I saw Dr. Hilary for six weeks and SHE FIXED MY PROBLEM! And here I am, writing this testimonial without any pain in my arm at all. No need for surgery – and so I thank Dr. Hilary for saving me a lot of money and getting me out of pain naturally. I LOST NO TIME AT WORK and I didn’t have to be cut on and the best part? That was over a year ago and my pain has not returned. I can’t thank her enough!

Tony Wicker
Electrical Inspector

Dianna Conaty

I was in terrible back pain and could not sleep for six days.  My husband (a client of Dr. Hillary’s) got me an appointment.  I felt immediate relief after Dr. Hillary worked on my back and left buttocks and I finally slept.  I followed all of Dr. Hillary’s directions.  Dr. Hillary’s continued work on my back pain has made it possible for me to clean, do chores, and actually sleep well with much less pain!  I would refer people to her anytime!

Dianna Conaty

Donna Coulson

When I moved to Leland in 2013, I had a recurrent problem with tendinitis in my foot. I’m a walker and a corporate trainer so I live on my feet! My podiatrist sold me an orthodic for my sneakers and dress shoes and recommended I wear compression socks or knee highs for my work. This didn’t get at the source of my foot pain and he wouldn’t sign off on PT.  When sitting in Dr. Bradshaw’s office, I read about ART (Active Release Technique) and asked if that would work on my foot.

ART manipulation and laser treatment resolved the foot pain and with treatments once or twice a month with follow up care. It took year to resolve 2 years of ongoing pain and giving up my long-distance walking. My foot is pretty much pain free.  I am back to my volksmarching or long distance walking—our walks our 10 KM or 6.2 miles and they are doable for me.  I’d certainly recommend ART to neighbors or friends with chronic pain spots.

Donna Coulson

Ellen Jones

The pain in my back and hips were extreme, and I was desperate an alternative to surgery.  Dr. Hillary Rutledge adjusted my back and sciatica twice a week- it relieved the pain and for the first time I was able to move freely, and felt normal in all ways. I have encouraged friends to see Dr. Hilary for all aliments.  It took awhile but my husband couldn’t argue with my success- he see’s Dr. Hillary now, too!

Ellen Jones

Janice Duncan

I sought treatment of my back and Sciatica.  The treatment and services helped and were wonderful!  It has kept me mostly out of pain!  I will be referring people to ChrioCynergy!

Janice Duncan

Walt Horning

I sought out ChrioCynergy for adjustments and pain relief.  Over time the treatment resulted in a significant improvement. It improved my attitude as well.  I will be recommending ChiroCynergy to others.

Walt Horning

Mary Lou Cosme

I am suffering from pain in my lower back and it was effecting my walking, and I also had herniated discs, and sciatica problems.  The treatment were very helpful and I felt taller and was in less pain.  I am able to walk more now and get adjustments every now and then.  Dr. Bradshaw is amazing at what he does and I would recommend him.  Thank you!

Mary Lou Cosme

Barbra Boland

I sought treatment at ChiroCynergy for a pinched nerve in my neck, pain down my left arm and middle to left side of my back.  The treatment relieved the pain and numbness in my arm.  I could then resume normal activities.  I will be recommending people to ChiroCynergy.

Barbra Boland

Christine Gillis

I sought out ChrioCynergy due to a shoulder injury.  The treatment helped, and has me feeling much better, and I am able to avoid surgery.  I can do many more activities then before.  I would recommend ChiroCynergy.

Christine Gillis

David Christensen

I sought out ChiroCynergy because I had pain down the back of both of my legs.  The pain was gone by my 3rd treatment.  Now I just have a monthly ‘tune up’ and I have stayed out of trouble.   I have referred 3 friends to ChrioCynergy.

David Christensen

Deborah Durkee

I have chronic neck and back pain due to an extra vertebra in my neck.  It continuously gets better treatments.   I came originally because my neck was so bad I was sick with the pain and it was keeping me from attending parties.  I haven’t had that happen again since treatment with Dr. Hilary. he treatments keeps it from getting real bad. If I meet anyone with chronic pain problems I will recommend them to Dr. Hilary.

Deborah Durkee

Kathy Sherwood

I sought out treatment due to flare up of old injuries in my knees and lower back.  The adjustments saved my back, stiff neck and knee stability.  I also thought I had sciatica and could not ride in a car for a long rides.  With treatment and exercise I am just fine.  The deep massage and heat treatment increased the blood flow and loosened my muscles which is very important at my age and level of activity.  The massage therapy has kept my muscles loose to avoid injury.  I continue to play tennis nearly every day without injury and I have avoided surgery!!  I have recommended ChiroCynergy to other tennis players and will continue to do so.

Kathy Sherwood