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Ken Avoided Neck Surgery, Found Pain Relief, Got Off Medications and Has Taken Control of His Health

Baker Chiropractic and Wellness Fairfield Ohio Patient Ken RiceMy name is Ken Rice, I am a 62 yr old man that had never had chiropractic care.

In 2009, I had a total hip replacement which was the result of osteoarthritis. At this time I was given a prescription of Meloxican for the arthritis. Six months later I started having pain in my neck. I went to my primary care and he referred me to a spine surgeon. I was sent for a cat scan with dye. The results came back that I would need to have a procedure to put cadaver bones in my neck due to the osteoarthritis.

After praying about my situation I decided to hold off on the surgery, at which time they recommended I stay on the Meloxican. I was also on blood pressure medications and had been for quite some time.

I am a local beekeeper in Fairfield, Ohio. In the summer of 2012 it was time to extract honey. I was out on one of the farms pulling boxes off the hives that were full of honey. Each box weighs approx. 65-70 lbs. I must of turned the wrong way and a pain shot across my lower back and down my left leg. I thought I strained something and with some rest, it would be ok. The pain didn’t go away. So I went to my primary care physician, They took x-rays and sent me to a neurosurgeon. He said I had a herniated disc, and we would try epidural injections. I went thru a series of those with little or no results. All the time remaining in almost unbearable pain. I couldn’t stand walk or lie down without the pain. I was desperate for some relief and I didn’t know where to turn.

A wonderful friend that goes to our church (Geneva Lewis) begged me to go see Dr. Patrick Baker. This was approximately 2 months after I had injured my back. The day of the appointment I could barely walk into the office. I was slumped over and the pain was obvious on my face. Dr. Baker’s staff greeted me and took me right back and did x-rays and scanned my back. The scan showed my neck and left lower back were severe. I waited in the doctor’s and the Dr. walked in and said, “Mr. Rice, we are going to help you.”

They had me hang over a machine as long as I could. He adjusted me and when I got up off that table I was standing straight and my pain was decreased by 40%. I could not believe what one visit did for my pain. With every visit to Dr. Patrick Baker’s office, my back continued to improve until I was pain free!

We are still working on my neck, which was more severe than my back. I have so much confidence in Dr. Baker and his amazing staff, that I know we will get my neck pain free also.

My wife Carol and I took a 30-day challenge that the Baker Chiropractic Fairfield, OH Clinic offered. It was literally a life-changing experience for us. We used recipes from a book offered at Dr. Patrick Baker’s office. We weighed in on a machine that told your weight, body fat percentage, and muscle mass. After the weigh in, we started our 30-day challenge. The recipes in the book I will have to say are absolutely delicious. We started every morning with a protein shake. The protein powder is added to 1 cup of almond milk. To that I would add fresh Kale, fresh strawberries, fresh pineapple, a few almonds. The book is a wealth of knowledge for nutritional values on various things. For example, you would need to eat 20 bowls of oatmeal to equal the nutritional value of 1 bowl of Kale. I put the fresh kale in the protein shake and when you blend it up you don’t even taste the kale. After a couple weeks we realized this was a lifestyle change we could live with. We both work, so what makes it nice is any of the recipes can be done in 20 minutes or less. The recipes literally explode with flavor. After 30 days we weighed in. I lost 14.2 lbs. and reduced my body fat by 2.8%. My wife did even better reducing her body fat by 3.6%.

An added amazing fact is that both my wife and I are off all prescription medications including blood pressure, arthritis meds, acid reflux meds and cholesterol meds. Just as a side note. The acid reflux was caused by the extended use of the arthritis med.

It is now 6 1/2 weeks and I am down 20 lbs. and my wife Carol is doing as well. We monitor our blood pressure every morning just to keep tabs. So far both are at or slightly below normal with no medications. We are at a point in our lives that we are living a much healthier life because of the total program Dr. Patrick Baker and his amazing staff offer for everyone. It’s not a diet. It’s keeping your spine in alignment and discovering a nutritional plan you can follow and enjoy for the rest of your life.

I thank God for directing our path to Dr. Patrick Baker and his staff. Dr. Baker and his staff truly care about your quality of life. My wife and I are living proof.*

God Bless,
Ken Rice

*Please note, there is no guarantee of specific results with our care and results may vary. Please contact us to discuss your specific condition.