Amy S. Chronic Headaches
Richard Chang, MD Trigeminal Neuralgia
Benny Diasperra Lower Back Pain
Jim Kelleher High Blood Pressure
Jeannie D. Fibromyalgia
Don O. MS
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Since opening its doors in 2002, Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY has helped thousands of patients to find relief from their suffering.
Please follow the links below to read about specific experiences that our patients have related to us. Most patients are happy to share with others in order to help others find the relief they have found. Please contact us, if you would like to learn more about NUCCA and your particular condition.
In March of 2002 I started having neck and shoulder pain. I’ve never been to a chiropractor before because I did not want to get my neck popped. When I was told that Dr. Gertner performed a special procedure without any twisting or popping, I decided to give it a try.
I entered his office on 4-23-02 complaining of neck and shoulder pain. I’ve always suffered from severe asthma and allergies but never expected any relief through chiropractic care. When I returned for my next visit I reported breathing much easier and I felt more balanced when I walked. A few weeks into care I noticed my shoulder and neck pain was gone, but also I was not suffering from allergies or asthma any more. Before I started treatment my allergies and asthma were so severe that I missed work and even going outside was difficult. One of my worst allergies was grass and recently I mowed the lawn for the first time in many years.
Patient of Allergies and Asthma
“For the last 15 years I have suffered with Hip pain, neck pain, allergies and Asthma. In the past I have tried traditional chiropractic, physical therapy and medicine but still suffer horribly.
Initially I came into get relief from my hip and neck, but I was pleasantly surprised to see improvements in my asthma and allergies as well. After a short time, I stopped becoming dependant on medication for these health issues. I now am able to live a normal pain free life.
Another positive change I have noticed since seeing Dr. Gertner is that I have more body balance. Because of that I have seen huge improvements in my golf swing.”
Patient of Asthma/Allergies
“For close to a year I have had neck pain and hand pain. Along with the hand pain I had considerable weakness in both hands. I met Dr. Gertner at a health fair and he explained to me that my problems could be the result of a problem at the top of my spine.
After the first visit I noticed that I now had less neck pain and my hand felt stronger. After a few months of care I was able to completely close my left hand into a fist and the strength has returned. My right hand is getting better also.
The progress I have made with Dr. Gertner has really made a difference. I am now able to open jars in the kitchen on my own.”
Patient of Carpal Tunnel
“For the last 20 years I’ve been suffering with constant neck pain. I’ve tried many traditional chiropractors over the years. In the beginning I was getting some relief but it was only temporary. After a while it seemed the adjustments were actually making my neck worse.
My brother has had back problems in the past and has found relief through treatments of an upper cervical doctor in Alabama. That doctor referred Dr. Gertner to me. Immediately after the first correction, I felt much better. That night I went home and slept for the first time in 20 years without pain.”
Patient of Neck Pain
“For 2 months I have suffered with a burning sensation on the left side of my back and a pinched nerve in my neck. The burn went from my back to my chest and under my left arm. The pain was so severe that it would almost bring me to the point of crying.
Before seeing Dr. Gertner I saw a traditional chiropractor and an orthopedic surgeon. The chiropractor adjusted me but did not help. The orthopedist took a bone scan and CAT scan but found nothing.
My nephew is a patient of Dr. Gertner and he recommended him to me. It is an 84 mile drive from Freehold, NJ but I was willing to give it a shot. I saw improvement in my condition within a day of the first procedure being performed, and after one month I am 97% better.
I consider the procedure from Dr. Gertner a miracle. He is extremely conscientious. May God bless him, and all who share his work.”
Middle back and Neck Pain
“For the past 20 plus years I have suffered with low back pain. After 5 unsuccessful surgeries I believed that I would be like this forever. I am an avid mountain bike rider and that lifestyle was not an option any more. I was referred to Dr. Gertner to discuss his finances. In conversation we discussed my situation, and with much skepticism, I decided to become a patient.
It is now hard to believe that such a gentle adjustment can have amazing results. I do not know how to put into words the difference I feel. I sleep better, concentrate better, my balance is improved and I have no more pain. This is the best I’ve ever felt. Now I am living without pain, I am able to enjoy the time I spend with my family much more. I also coach lacrosse, and I am able to participate with the kids, where that was not possible before I met Dr. Gertner.”
Low Back Pain
“For the last 3 months I’ve had significant pain on the left side of my neck and across the back of my shoulders. I’ve tried pain and anti-inflammatory medications but without much success.
I found the staff at UCC efficient and accommodating. The care I was given was straight forward, prompt with consideration.
In a short amount of time my pain was gone. I am now able to work and sleep without pain. Without question I would refer patients to Dr. Gertner for treatment. It has helped me and Dr.Gertner is a fine professional.”
Dr. Della Rocca
Neck and Shoulder Pain
“For the last 21 years I’ve suffered with lower back pain that was so painful where it was difficult to walk, sit or sleep. Before seeing Dr. Gertner I had tried every drug possible and all types of doctors- all without success. My next step was surgery.
After a few weeks of care I began noticing an improvement. After a few months the pain that I had for 21 years was gone. I am bale to walk, sleep and play sports without pain.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic has worked for me and I would strongly recommend if for anyone suffering with chronic pain.”
Lower back pain
“Since childhood I’ve suffered with constant low back pain. I also had pain that traveled into both of my legs. Because of my condition I had difficulty both sitting and standing. I’ve been unable to run or workout in a gym due to the pain.
In the past I’ve visited many medical specialists for this condition without any results. A family member found relief through upper cervical chiropractic care, and referred me to Dr. Gertner.
In less than 2 weeks I started noticing improvement in my condition. After a short care plan, I am now able to sit and stand without pain. I am starting to exercise again for the first time in years.”
Low Back Pain
“Since the age of 5 I have had back pain. In my teenage years it began to worsen and by my mid twenties I had constant back pain. This has gone on for over 20 years now. For the relief I’ve had to take two painkillers, 4 times a day.
A couple of my co-workers who once suffered from back pain found relief from the services of Dr. Gertner . They explained to me that he performs an advanced chiropractic procedure that had successfully corrected their back problems. I was sick and tired of all the drugs I was taking for my back and was hopeful in finding a natural and permanent solution.
Immediately after the first correction I noticed I could breath much easier and deeper. When I stood upright, I noticed a big improvement in my posture. When I returned for my next visit my low back pain had dramatically improved. Also, I’ve been sleeping much better since the correction. Before, when I woke up in the morning I would have to get out of bed because I was in so much pain lying down. Now I wake without pain.
Another amazing change that has occurred is an improved mental state. I feel as if I can think more clearly and I am a much happier person overall.”
Low back pain
“For the last 15 years I’ve suffered with constant low back pain. Recently I slipped and fell aggravating my condition. A friend of mine was a patient of Dr. Gertner and recommended him to me. I was a skeptic and generally do not like to go to doctors. I was reluctant but the pain was so bad I decided to give it a try.
On the first visit Dr. Gertner took x-rays and did a complete physical examination.
When I returned for the 2 nd visit he explained what had happened to my spine and how he was going to correct the misalignment. I laid on my side on his adjusting table and got ready for the first correction. Dr. Gertner gently touched my neck below the ear. Before I even got up off the table my low back pain was gone. I also noticed that the pain in my neck that traveled down to my hand also disappeared.”
Low back pain
“A year and a half ago I fell down a flight of stairs. Since then I have suffered with neck pain, low back pain, and pain throught my body. I’ve also developed migraines, acid reflux, dizziness, sleeping problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. I’ve been to medical doctors and they’ve diagnosed my with fibromyalgia. They’ve given me pain killers and muscle relaxers but everything seems to be getting worse. My sister sees an upper cervical chiropractor in Tulsa, OK who recommended Dr. Gertner to me.
My first contact with Dr. Gertner was over the telephone. He explained to me in detail the NUCCA procedure. I felt comfortable after speaking with him, so I scheduled an appointment. Dr. Gertner is the closest NUCCA doctor from my home and his office is 2 1/2 hour away. I’ve tried so many treatments without success that this was my last resort.
A few days after the first treatment my neck and low back began to feel much better. In the next month I have noticed more energy, improvement in my sinuses problems, no migraines, less allergies, and improved sleeping habits. Three weeks into care I was completely off my medication. For the last year I was on a medical leave.”
Patient of Fibromyalgia
“For the last 30 years I’ve suffered on and off with low back pain and sciatica traveling down my left leg. The initial injury occurred when I was lifting a patient in a nursing home. The pain went away but returned from time to time. Most recently I re-injured it while doing yard work 2 weeks ago. The pain was so bad that walking was difficult especially late in the day. One of my favorite hobbies is bowling and now I was unable to bowl at my weekly league games. My posture was very bad, I had a poor sense of balance, and I grew dependant on using a cane. I’ve been unable to sleep well since the injury.
The results of the MRI showed that I had bulging discs at all levels of the lumbar spine and a right paracentral disc herniation at L3-L4. The doctor recommended physical therapy and if it didn’t work surgery. In the last 2 weeks I’ve had PT done for muscle work, Tens machine to block the nerve, and hot pack, all with very limited results. The pain was still so bad that I’ve been taking motrin 4-6 times a day.
I heard about Upper Cervical Chiropractic and a special procedure called NUCCA and I decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed was how courteous and caring the staff was. Time was taken to explain every step of care. Visual aid and x-rays were used to explain what had happened to my spine. During the first adjustment I was surprised at how gentile the procedure is without any popping or twisting. Immediately after the adjustment the pain was gone. I noticed I am standing more upright and feel more comfortable walking not dependent on the cane. I am sleeping well for the first time in two weeks, as I just couldn’t get my left hip comfortable. This week I was able to bowl and my teammates commented on my dramatic improvement.
“I have been suffering most of my life with migraine headaches. The migraines began shortly after I was thrown from a horse at the age of 11. Since then, the headaches would occur numerous times each week. It was difficult to do everything from working to taking care of my daughter. My medical doctor prescribed numerous migraine medications. They would help with some of the symptoms, but the headaches kept coming back.
I was referred to Upper Cervical Chiropractic by a co-worker. Dr. Gertner explained to me the NUCCA procedure and how it would provide relief from my migraines. I was surprised at how gentle the procedure was. After the first correction my headaches disappeared and have not returned. I am now able to perform better at work and I have more energy to play with my daughter. I find myself much more relaxed then ever before. I recommend Upper Cervical Chiropractic to anyone with pain. It worked for me!”
Patient of Migraine Headaches
“For the last year I have suffered with Multiple Sclerosis, relapsing and remitting. Some of the symptoms that I’ve been suffering with include tremors, poor circulation, neck and back pain, loss of coordination, fatigue, asthma, and insomnia. I’ve been to neurologists for this condition without satisfaction.
What I like most about Dr. Gertner ‘s care is it is effective! It is simple, non invasive, and without any side effects. Immediately after the first correction I felt improved circulation in my legs and feet, less leg cramping, and I slept great for the first time in months.
I’ve been under care now for 6 months, and without medication, UCC has helped me control my MS symptoms. My tremors are almost gone and I am able to keep my hands steady. I now have much less spasticity, sleep better, less neck pain, better, less neck pain, better circulation, more energy, better concentration, and I no longer suffer with asthma- all without drugs!”
Patient of Multiple Sclerosis
“For a year and a half I’ve suffered with Trigeminal neuralgia. In that time I’ve seen my MD, Neurologist, and acupuncturist- all with limited results.Dr. Gertner and his staff make you feel very comfortable in his office. His staff are caring, pleasant and very friendly.
After about 3 visits I started noticing some relief. I’ve been under care now for a couple of months and I’m now able to eat, brush my teeth, and shower without pain. This was all impossible before I started care at UCC. There have been some other unexpected changes in other areas of my life. I now have less back pain, feel more relaxed and have more energy.
The only way I could describe how Upper Cervical Chiropractic has helped me is that it’s “Unbelievable”! Dr. Gertner gave me my life back! This is the only treatment I would suggest to someone with TN. The meds, etc. only treat the symptoms. At UCC they treat the cause.”
Patient of Trigeminal Neuralgia
“A few months ago my son Jah’Noah fell out of a shopping cart and landed on his head. Up until that day he had no health issues to speak of. Since then, he has been wetting his bed every night.
I have been under Dr. Gertner ‘s care myself for a few weeks when I saw literature suggesting that children who wet their beds may get results through upper cervical chiropractic. Knowing how gentle and specific the adjustment was, I decided to have my son begin care.
Immediately after the first visit we saw results. Jah’Noah is no longer wetting his bed. He is more relaxed and alert at night. He wakes up on his own to use the bathroom. He now wakes up happier and proud of himself because he is a “big boy”.”
Patient of Bed Wetting