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Success Stories

Matt Urias

I hope this message finds Dr. McMurray, all the staff at Chiropractic Solutions and readers doing well!!
I just wanted to reach out and convey my thanks and gratitude to Dr. McMurray for the expert knowledge and healing care that he has given me over the last several years. Getting connected with Chiropractic Solutions was one of the best things that has happened to me since suffering a couple nasty spinal injuries. I'm grateful to have been made aware of Dr. McMurray's approach and methods for maintaining spinal health as well as overall physical health.
I recently relocated to Southern California as my wife and I had our first child. We decided to make the move in order to be closer to family. The warmer water will also hopefully be more incentive for our little boy to enjoy life in the ocean. I squeezed in a great trip to Mexico before the birth. So, again, thank you Dr. McMurray for keeping me in the water all these years!! 
Sincere thanks to Dr. McMurray and all the staff for all the great care. If I find myself in the Bay area and in need of an adjustment, you know I will be in contact with Chiropractic Solutions. 
Maria Martinez- It's a miracle!!

Major complaint: I couldn’t sit for more than five minutes because of the radiating pain with tingling sensation and muscle spasms down my right leg.

Past History: Herniated L5 discs and lower back pain.

Chiropractic Journey (It’s a miracle!): After seeking for answers at Stanford, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Kaiser for a time span of two years and not getting any relief or solution to my problem, my coworker mentioned her husband had seen a chiropractor that used a Cox Technique Method and gave me Dr. McMurray's number. 

I was feeling helpless at this point. . .years of suffering and trying everything that wouldn’t work (physical therapy, acupuncture, spinal shots or epidurals at two different times, pain killers, muscle relaxants). So I called Dr. McMurray and set up a consultation. He explained the Cox Technique and Activator Methods, and reviewed my MRI that I took from my past hospital visits, and within 5 minutes of reviewing my MRI he asked, "What happened between ages of 10 and 12? You had a hard fall and cracked your tail bone." At that point, I was shocked because no one knew about this fall- not even my parents! Apparently, this untreated injury caused me to have “spondylolisthesis” (a fracture in the middle of my vertebra which allows the front part of the one vertebra to slip forward pressing on the sciatic nerve). I was even more shocked and impressed that there was my diagnosis which the other big medical facilities never saw and failed to mention when expressing my low back problems and concerns.
We started a couple of weeks into treatment of both the Cox table and Activator Methods, and that was as emotional roller coaster ride due to my chronic pain, but I finally started feeling better within a couple of months! I was able to sit comfortably for longer periods of time all at work, home and traffic. I followed all of the low back  exercises, drank a lot of water, iced as needed, and even took glucosamine chondroitin tabs to help me rejuvenate my discs and overall spine (which I love because they were natural).

Dr. McMurray, Maryann, Umar and Blanca treated me like family, not like a number, I became friends with them all. They always found time to treat me, and were always there to provide genuine support and encouragement. I recently moved from Mountain View, CA to Corpus Christi, TX and drove the entire 1,890 miles without pain (Me and my husband drove 8-10 hours a day, but that's a lot of sitting without having any flare ups)! If it wasn’t for Dr. McMurray and his treatments, I don’t know what the outcome of my move would have been. God has given Dr. McMurray the blessing to help and heal others. His treatments are reasonably priced (if your insurance doesn’t cover them), and they work- which is what matters!

Don’t let your Doctor or family and friends scare you about going to see a chiropractor with a cox table or the activator method. Try it for yourself and you’ll see the difference! You must be willing to give it your all and efforts to get better and out of pain, and you’ll feel better before you know it. I look forward to paying them a visit for adjustments when I visit the Bay Area.

I, Maria Martinez hereby authorize Dr. McMurray and Chiropractic Solutions to use my picture and testimonial in advertising.

Catherine Gonick
Major Complaint: Pain in the lower back and both legs, and alarming numbness/tingling in the left leg.
Past History: I had a decades-long history of sciatic pain that worsened over the years (as unfortunately happens with aging). After a defective chair caused me to fall flat on my back onto a marble floor, it got quite a bit worse. That’s when I found Dr. McMurray back in 2013. An MRI showed a bulging disc at L4 along with stenosis and a lot of spinal degeneration. When I came in, I could barely walk, but after several months of treatment I was able to hike again!! Dr. McMurray then put me on a program of continuous maintenance for my aging spine. As his other long-time patients know, the Cox Technic is great for stenosis.
My current complaint started in February, 2020; then came COVID. By then I was in New York (where I still am at the time of this writing in August, 2020). When I finally got an X-ray of my lumbar spine, I texted a photo of it to Dr. McMurray. We then had a phone conversation in which he gave me a few physical tests, provided an immediate diagnosis, a plan of treatment, and, most thrilling, hope of getting stabilized once more.
My orthopedist had only pointed out the spondylolisthesis which had at some point occurred at L5-S1. Dr. McMurray was able to tell me that in phases of spinal degeneration, first L5 goes, then L4. Who knew? He also deduced that my bulging disc at L4 was now leaking fluid onto the L5 nerve root, causing all my symptoms. He also said not to worry about the spondylolisthesis, as many people were able to live with the type I have just fine. Good to know! I have a Chiropractor who practices the Cox Technic here in New York, and he also concurred with Dr. McMurray's conclusions and with whom I can carry on to . She’s good, but no one beats Dr. McMurray for accurate diagnosis and treatment, plus the kind of great-coach energy that really helps in healing. He can be counted on to go above and beyond. I am glad that he is younger than I am!
Jolene - after epidurals, PT, etc., relief with Cox Technic

Dr. Cox,

Truly the world is a small place. While providing an update on my back problems to [name withheld], she mentioned that she had a friend with the last name Cox and that his father was a Chiropractor. Several weeks later after hearing even more positive news about my progress and the results of the Cox technique, she decided to reach out to Jason to ask if you were his dad.

And here we are!

Whereas I am sure you have heard a number of success stories, I am happy to share mine with you... A bit about myself -- I'm 33, active, good health, medium size frame, no history of back problems. In early Nov. while traveling, I was attempting to sit on a stool and my left foot slipped off the rung as I was stepping up on to the stool. This caused a bit of a jerking/twisting motion. I did not fall down, as a matter of fact, none of my colleagues even noticed the incident.

I felt a bit of a twinge in my lower back and experienced soreness. However by morning, it was severe pain (both lower back and my leg) and I was shocked to see the distortion of my posture!

I had an extreme antalgic lean. Again, I was both shocked and scared as I have never experienced any back problem or injury before. That day, I flew back to Los Angeles and went to the ER where I was diagnosed with a pulled muscle. Needless to say, six weeks later, I was diagnosed with a herniated disc (L4L5, apprx.7mm left posterior with nerve displacement, including drop foot). I was originally prescribed NSAIDs and Flexeril. Then I tried a 5 week pack of Medrol. After that, it was PT twice a week and a Chiropractor for stim and massage. Then it was more NSAIDs, Flexeril and Vicodin. No relief, so I opted for an epidural (ended up having 3). To no avail, my primary physician indicated that the next option was to see a Neuro Surgeon. Of course, I called to set up an appointment however, this surgeon had a five-week waiting list.
Around the same time I was having the epidurals, I received a telemarketing call re: low back pain. I listened, provided my mailing address, and was sent information about the Cox Technique from Dr. Ben Jakob. Thinking that the epidurals would work, I ignored the mailing. Several weeks later, the same week I was referred to the surgeon, I received another mailing. Given that I was going to wait five weeks for my appointment with the surgeon, I decided to see Dr. Jakob.
That was my lucky day! Knowing what I know now, I would have bought a lottery ticket. After only five visits, I noticed marked difference. My pain level and antalgic lean had decreased substantially. Now, after 15 or so visits, I am taking zero medication; the pain in my leg is almost gone; the antalgic lean is almost completely corrected; and my fatigue level has decreased. 
"not only am I completely convinced that this technique works, I am literally walking proof." 
Thanks to your technique and Dr. Jakob, I have canceled my appointment with the surgeon. Dr. Cox, not only am I completely convinced that this technique works, I am literally walking proof. I would have never thought that I could have the health that I have today without surgery. Those around me agree as they have watched the transformation before their eyes. I understand that I have a way to go but I am still in awe of my improvement and confident in my recovery. My only regret is not taking before and after pictures. 
I am so pleased to share this with you directly. Thanks again and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best regards,
(Dr. Ben Jakob is a certified Cox® physician.)
Verena Zollinger
I had a major complaint of lower back pain, along with a past history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
I have been seeing Dr. McMurray for years because of my RA and low back flare ups. When the Activator adjustments weren't enough for my low back pain he would do laser therapy and Cox treatment on me. I was under his treatment plan of twice a week for a few weeks, and it was amazing! Dr. McMurray also uses non-force Activator adjustments on my elbows and wrists which helps the arthritis in my joints. Now the adjustments are holding up, and I come in roughly once a month for a maintenance/ "tune up" visit. The staff is always welcoming and helpful. Dr. McMurray keeps me moving. Thank you so much! 
Jay - sciatica as a youth, pain as a 20-something controlled

Dr. Cox-

I can remember back pain beginning in my teens. I was even diagnosed with "sciatica" by the age of 13 in the '80s. My chronic low back pain flared up in 1997, and I will never forget it. I was 25 and could not move without excruciating pain. I remember the couple days before going to my family MD with exquisite detail. The 45 minute walk on crutches to the restroom that was one room away will be something I could never forget.

My family doctor could not believe the fact that he could not move me an inch without a scream. He injected me in his office with no relief. MRIs showed bulges and herniations in the lumbar spine. My MD referred me to seek chiropractic care. I was incredulous and did not want to see "one of those guys". I held off until the pain returned, and I sought care from the chiropractor as I did not want surgery.

The first DC gave me some relief, but not what I would have liked. The second, however, worked miracles in my mind. It was on some weird table that he strapped my ankles into. Due to my career, I moved twice and that doctor did not move with me, so I sought other DCs in my new towns. They did OK as well, but it wasn't the same.

I moved back to my hometown and resumed treatment with that doctor with great success. I was so impressed that I switched careers. I am now a Trimester 7 intern at Logan College of chiropractic in St. Louis. I just finished the "Cox" class with Dr. Brinkman, and I look forward to bringing the same relief to my patients that I received myself as a patient. I owe a debt of gratitude to that first field doc who introduced me to this technique and to Dr. Cox for developing it.

Thank you for the relief that it has brought me. It is my goal to have my future patients thank you for the relief that it brings them. Cox® Flexion-Distraction has truly changed my life.

James "Jay" Enyart
Eesha Gill
I was referred to Dr. McMurray in Late August 2020. I have been experiencing lower back pain for the past 10+ years. Dr. McMurray heard my health concerns and provided me a great treatment plan and overall care. He did the adjustments and suggested some home exercises to ease the pain for my back- which helped a lot! I would highly recommend to my friends and family to see Dr. McMurray if you are experiencing back pain. Dr. McMurray and his entire team are beyond great!
Elaine - cervical spine surgery avoided
I developed severe pain in my neck radiating down my right arm. The pain kept getting worse for several months. My MD gave me muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory drugs. It didn’t give much relief. I told my husband my pain was so bad I felt like cutting my arm off. It was burning, throbbing and shooting. I couldn’t sit at a computer it became so bad. It affected my ability to sleep. My MD sent me to a specialist who did an MRI and he told me I had C4-5 disc degeneration with spurs. He wanted to take bone from my hip and put two metal plates along side of my vertebrae in my neck. It would be permanent. My sister had the same surgery which cost her $30,000.00 and she still has the same problem.

My sister told me to see Dr. Unruh. He examined me and recommended a course of treatment with his distraction instrument. I canceled the surgery. I started to get relief right away. The treatment felt great. It was very relaxing. Gradually the pain went completely away. I can turn my head any direction without pain. I have no arm pain. I can sleep all night and am not taking any medication at all. I am so glad I never had the surgery on my neck. Nobody should have surgery until they try this first. I feel great and just get adjustments now once each month to keep feeling great. I highly recommend Dr. Allen Unruh to anybody before you have surgery of your spine. Elaine
(Dr. Allen Unruh is a certified Cox® physician in South Dakota.)
Melvin - years of chronic low back relieved

Hi my name is Melvin. I have had chronic low back pain and leg pain for years. It had progressively gotten worse. I tried the gamut of medical care and therapy with no help. It got to the point when I was walking all bent over and moving with two inch steps. The pain was becoming unbearable and I was almost ready for the nursing home. I could barely walk.

I heard about Dr. Allen Unruh and decided to give him a try. I asked him if he could help me. He was honest and said, “Your back problems are really chronic and you have multiple degenerative discs. I have no idea if we can help you, but you have basically three options: 1. You can learn to live with the pain (not an option). 2. You can go live in the nursing home and cope with it by taking drugs. 3. You can try one last ditch effort to improve your health naturally. If you decide to try our method of care distracting the spine, it will take at least a two month commitment at about three times a week. Everything we do is natural and treatment will be modified to your individual motion of the spine. There is no risk to the care we give, and in two months you may improve but there are no guarantees it will help.”

I decided to commit to two months of regular care as the nursing home didn’t sound exciting, and with surgery I may never walk again. I also knew that I couldn’t live with the pain. I admit, I was extremely skeptical but didn’t have a lot of options.

After going through Dr. Unruh’s recommended course of care, I can’t tell you how my life has changed for the better. I am now golfing four to five times/week. I am able to go bowling. I can mow my own lawn. I can drive my own car. I couldn’t do any of those things prior to coming to Dr. Unruh.

Now, consider this: The nursing home would have cost me over $100,000.00/year just to live. The drugs would have cost me much more than the  chiropractic care I received. I’m not living on pain pills any more. Dr. Unruh emphasized that the human body can perform miracles if you just give it a chance. I’m glad I put my faith in the healing power of the human body rather than man made chemicals. I must also emphasize that the specialized care with the distraction instrument Dr. Unruh uses is gentle and it feels great to be stretched. I was so stiff I could hardly walk. Medicare this last year expanded prescription drug benefits for seniors. However, they are cracking down on chiropractic  care to help pay for more drugs. I am living proof that this is the exact opposite of the direction health care should be going for senior citizens. We need more opportunities to stay well naturally and enjoy life. Dr. Unruh has kept me moving and enjoying life again. I highly recommend anyone to get the care he recommends to get the results I did. The benefits are miraculous.

Daniel Moran
I had an intense condition of neck pain radiating down my right arm with tingling and numbness sensations. I've had this pain for over a year and it affected my sleep and quality of life. In the past I've received physical therapy and acupuncture through other providers with no relief. My pain level was about a 8-10 with 10 being the worst daily.
It wasn't until I found Dr. McMurray where he helped me tremendously! My pain level is at a 0/10 now, and my quality of life has returned! I am able to work and drive without pain. I started care in May 2020, and am now pain free- (today is July 22nd, 2020). Thank you Dr. McMurray and Staff!!  
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