Patient Testimonials: Spinal Decompression Therapy | Montvale Health

Patient Testimonials: Spinal Decompression Therapy


About three years ago I found it almost impossible to sit, walk or move without severe pain in my back and numbness in my legs. When I fell into the newspaper rack at a supermarket (both of my legs went numb) I decided it was time to do something about it. I contacted Montvale Health for treatment. I was diagnosed with ‘spinal stenosis’.

I was introduced to Dr. Lambert for a medical review as well as treatment of my pain. I must admit that I was a skeptic when it came to acupuncture. Someone is going to put NEEDLES in me and make me feel better? What, are they nuts? Dr. Lambert must have read my mind because he said “It doesn’t hurt; here, I’ll show you” as he put one in his arm.

Well, so much for the skepticism, I am a believer. Here I am three years later virtually pain free and able to function better than I have in years. I am certain that the kindness, care and warm personal touch of Dr. Lambert goes hand in hand with the successfulness of the acupuncture. It’s good for the body and soul. I can’t think of any other way to express it. It may be a ‘cliche’ but I recommend Dr Lambert, and acupuncture treatment, to all my friends. IT REALLY WORKS!

I was also a skeptic when it came to chiropractic care. Well, I now know that it really works too! In addition to the acupuncture, my treatment consisted of spinal decompression therapy, range of motion therapy, deep tissue massage, physical therapy and chiropractic care. Yes, soup to nuts treatment by a ‘state of the art’ staff and facility. Sure, they’ll ask “how’s the back?”, but they really care about your total well being. You feel like a member of the family when you are there.

I am currently on a “maintenance” program of acupuncture and chiropractic treatment every other week and I can honestly say that it has made all the difference for me.

My wife and I always recommend Montvale Health & Wellness to anyone who are in need of the type of care they provide.

-Frank M

I hope when I will be done it will be totally helpful.

I have always been treated with all the care and wonderful treatment anyone could ask for
I will always recommend this facility to everyone I know. The DRX is a wonderful machine.
I hope when I will be done it will be totally helpful.

Phyllis L

I don’t have to sit and wait to be seen either.

Excruciating sciatica pain left me crying whenever I had to drive just a few miles. It kept me from being able to sit at my desk job and perform my job duties, as well as caused me to miss some important work meetings due to my inability to commute any distance, nor to sit for long periods of time. I had to cancel lunch dates and other social interactions. I would go to work, return home, and go straight to bed, because lying down or walking were the only things that weren’t painful.

I didn’t want to take any type of drugs, like many people have stated they do when sciatica flares up. That only masks the pain and fills one’s liver with toxins. I wanted a more natural approach to working with my body to heal itself. Upon recommendations from co-workers, I sought help from Montvale Health & Wellness.

I was impressed with the thoroughness and knowledge of everyone there. I remember my sister stating, “That’s how you know you have a good doctor,” when I told her they wanted to perform tests and get the MRI results before beginning treatment.

The staff is very friendly, organized and cheerful. Appointments are made according to what I can fit in my schedule. I don’t have to sit and wait to be seen either. They all are also very knowledgeable asking the correct questions, and using the correct terminology and assessment for treatment during each visit. The doctors take the time to explain everything, as well as the physical therapists. The DRX machine for spinal decompression is the best invention ever. What could be better than lying down for gentle decompression with a machine doing the work, while you laugh and watch “Everyone Loves Raymond” or “Seinfeld” episodes sans commercials!

Their treatment worked, and now I feel even better than I did before the sciatica flared up! Plus, I gained an added bonus of getting my abs and core more toned and strengthened.

A sincere thank you to all the staff for helping me become pain free and happy again.

Lisa A.

Again, thank you all so very much for keeping me focused and hopeful…

To the doctors and staff at Montvale Health & Wellness:

Words cannot adequately express my sincere gratitude for the excellent professional and compassionate care I received at your facility. There was a time when I honestly believed that I would never be able to resume a normal pain-free life without surgery.

Over time and with your help, the improvement in my condition has been amazing. The combination of DRX therapy, epidural shots, physical therapy and chiropractic care helped me “turn the corner.”

Thank you very much for working with me financially when my health insurance company failed to cover so many of my treatments. I couldn’t have done it without your generous assistance and I truly appreciate it.

Again, thank you all so very much for keeping me focused and hopeful when everything else I had tried failed to improve my condition. I don’t know what I would have done without your help; surgery could have been my only option.

Susan A.

The DRX treatments have significantly reduced pain and increased my range of motion.

I have three herniations in the lower back, which has left me with reduced range of motion and pain. The DRX treatments have significantly reduced pain and increased my range of motion.

Dean U.