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Chiropractic Relieves Severe Arthritis Without Surgery

“About five years ago ... I have two daughters and they were 4 and 6 at the time. I couldn’t pick them up,” he said, shaking his head. “And every morning when I would wake up, I would put my feet on the floor and my feet would hurt. It was a painful experience just walking to the bathroom every morning.”

Clay Davis has led an active life. The Brunswick resident has always challenged himself, whether it’s competing in athletics in college or participating in triathlons or 5K’s as an adult. That extends to his professional life as well — he works as a builder, climbing up and down ladders all day long.

But, over time, his body started to show signs of wear, especially his lower back.

“About five years ago ... I have two daughters and they were 4 and 6 at the time. I couldn’t pick them up,” he said, shaking his head. “And every morning when I would wake up, I would put my feet on the floor and my feet would hurt. It was a painful experience just walking to the bathroom every morning.”

Davis, who’s a pretty tough cookie, resigned himself to the fact that this was his new normal, chalking it up to aging.


“I was just a regular guy. I was healthy. I ate a healthy diet. I just figured ‘well I’m 40 now.’ But then I started worrying what it would be like when I was 60,’” he said.


His wife saw how much he struggled daily and encouraged him to seek help. She was being treated by Dr. Jennifer Heller, at Heller Healthcare in Brunswick. Begrudgingly, he decided to give it a try.


“I wasn’t a good patient,” he said. “I would come in and she would treat me. Then I’d feel better and not come back for a while until I couldn’t stand it anymore.”


But Heller doesn’t offer patchwork solutions. Heller Healthcare offers a holistic approach to care, which encompasses all areas — from chiropractic, to hormone optimization, anti-arthritis program, degenerative joint care, holistic pain management options, as well as regenerative and functional medicine. Dropping in for a “quick fix” is not how they operate.


“She actually asked me if I wanted her to refer me to someone else. I said, ‘why?’ She said, ‘because you’re wasting your money and my reputation by not doing this right,” he recalled with a laugh.


After that frank discussion, he decided to try Dr. Jen’s way. In addition to the chiropractic care, they explored his diet.


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